Rip Ford's Texas

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The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon "Rip" Ford arrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. Ford stayed to participate in virtually every major event in Texas history during the next sixty years. Doctor, lawyer, surveyor, newspaper reporter, elected representative, and above all, soldier and Indian fighter, Ford sat down in his old age to record the events of the turbulent years through which he had lived. Stephen Oates has edited Ford's memoirs to produce a ...

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Overview

The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon "Rip" Ford arrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. Ford stayed to participate in virtually every major event in Texas history during the next sixty years. Doctor, lawyer, surveyor, newspaper reporter, elected representative, and above all, soldier and Indian fighter, Ford sat down in his old age to record the events of the turbulent years through which he had lived. Stephen Oates has edited Ford's memoirs to produce a clear and vigorous personal history of Texas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292770348
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1987
  • Series: Personal Narratives of the West Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 572
  • Sales rank: 805,198
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Statement of Purpose
John Salmon "Rip" Ford
Prologue
I. My Fighting Stock
Book 1 : The Wilderness
II. Old Texians
III. Pagan Uprisings
IV. The Continuing War
V. Star Light, Star Bright
Book 2: The Valley
VI. War Begins
VII. To the Valley of Mexico
VIII. Los Diablos Tejanos!
IX. Hunting Guerrilleros
X. The Magnanimity of Texians
Book 3: The Trail
XI. West to El Paso
XII. The Savage
XIII. They Did Right Because It Was Right
XIV. Ready, Aye, Ready
XV. Savoring of the Superhuman
XVI. The Tie That Binds
Book 4: Between Two Rivers
XVII. El Plan de la Loba
XVIII. The Era of Suspicion
XIX. On to the Canadian
XX. Sleepless Vigilance
XXI. The Reason Why
XXII. The Rise of Cheno Cortina
XXIII. That Vengeful War Cry
XIV. High Carnival in the Valley
Book 5: Distant Horizons
XXV. My Section Is My Country
XXVI. Rebel Border
XXVII. Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight!
XXVIII. The Cavalry of the West
XXIX. Confederate Revival .
XXX. The Ring of Deceit
XXXI. Anthem
BOOK 6: The Desert and Beyond
XXXII. Aftermath of Defeat
XXXIII. Cortina Again
XXXIV. The End of Innocence
Appendices
I. Shapley P. Ross and Times in Old Texas
II. Richard King and Mifflin Kenedy: The Business Wizards of South Texas
Bibliography
Index
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  • Posted January 11, 2010

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    Excellent for students of Texas history

    This is a great first hand account of early Texas, Texas Rangers, including Brownsville and Matamoros. If you want to learn more about Texas, how it's boundaries were established, early businessmen and ranchers, the Texas Rangers and some of their stories...read this book, which is the diary of John Rip Ford, who recorded all this information so the history would be kept.

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