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Rip Ford's Texas: Personal Narratives of the West


The memoirs of a man who participlated in virtually every major event in Texas history from 1836 to 1896.
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The memoirs of a man who participlated in virtually every major event in Texas history from 1836 to 1896.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292770331
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/1991
  • Series: Personal Narratives of the West Series
  • Pages: 573
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Statement of Purpose
John Salmon "Rip" Ford
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
I. Shapley P. Ross and Times in Old Texas
II. Richard King and Mifflin Kenedy: The Business Wizards of South Texas
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 1999


    RIP FORD'S TEXAS is a first hand account of Texas history from just after San Jacinto until the 1890's. Ford played a significant roll in Texas history as a Texas Ranger in south Texas, as a politician, as commander of Confederate forces in the last land battle of the Civil War, in the Mexican War and the Indian Wars. He tells his story in a very gripping and vivid manner. You can almost hear the war whoops of the Comanches and smell the powder from the gun battles. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Texas history. Oates does a great job in editing this work. This was originally published in the early 1960's. Ford's anecdotes are priceless.

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