Sam Houston

Sam Houston

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by James L. Haley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0806136448

ISBN-13: 9780806136448

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

In the decades preceding the Civil War, few figures in the United States were as influential or as controversial as Sam Houston. In Sam Houston, James L. Haley explores Houston’s momentous career and the complex man behind it. Haley’s fifteen years of research and writing have produced possibly the most complete, most personal, and most readable

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In the decades preceding the Civil War, few figures in the United States were as influential or as controversial as Sam Houston. In Sam Houston, James L. Haley explores Houston’s momentous career and the complex man behind it. Haley’s fifteen years of research and writing have produced possibly the most complete, most personal, and most readable Sam Houston biography ever written. Drawn from personal papers never before available as well as the papers of others in Houston’s circle, this biography will delight anyone intrigued by Sam Houston, Texas history, Civil War history, or America’s tradition of rugged individualism.

Sam Houston is the winner of numerous awards, including:

T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award, Texas Historical Commission

Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize, Texas State Historical Association

Spur Award, Biography, Western Writers of America

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806136448
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
354,974
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsIX
PrefaceXI
AcknowledgmentsXXI
1.The Runaway Grocery Boy3
2.The Indian Agent18
3.The Political Protege31
4.Spliced to a Rib47
5.The Most Unhappy Man Now Living62
6.From Stanbery to Texas81
7.A Much Deeper Game than Faro98
8.The Morning of Glory111
9.The Runaway Scrape128
10.The Laurels of Victory143
11.The Barnyard Republic166
12.Houston, as They Call the New City187
13.Interregnum209
14.Not a Dollar in the Treasury233
15.The Talleyrand of the Brazos264
16.The Barbarian Senator292
17.Sectional Madness334
18.The Last Almost of a Race361
19.All Is Well395
Afterword423
Notes425
Bibliography485
Index495

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