The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston

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"This is the stuff of which legend is made, this story of the making of Texas, and Houston is one with those semilegendary characters—with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, with Marion the Swamp Fox and Ethan Allen.... In a sense he is too good to be true, this man who wrought such mighty deeds within the lifetime of our fathers and grandfathers; in a sense if he had not existed we should have had to create him."

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Austin 2004 Softcover Texas Classics Series. 527 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. TEXAS. "This is the stuff of which legend is made, this story of the making of Texas, and ... [Sam] Houston is one with those semilegendary characters&emdash; with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, with Marion the Swamp Fox and Ethan Allen....In a sense he is too good to be true, this man who wrought such mighty deeds within the lifetime of our fathers and grandfathers; in a sense if he had not existed we should have had to create him." &emdash; Henry Steele Commager Includes an Index. (Key Words: Biography, Sam Houston, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Texas, Marquis James, Henry Steele Commager, War of 1812, Martin Van Buren, Mexico, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Thomas J. Lusk, Andrew Jackson, Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, American Indians, Native Americans, Cherokee Indians, Charles Elliot, James W. Fannin, Stephen F. Austin). Read more Show Less

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"This is the stuff of which legend is made, this story of the making of Texas, and Houston is one with those semilegendary characters—with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, with Marion the Swamp Fox and Ethan Allen.... In a sense he is too good to be true, this man who wrought such mighty deeds within the lifetime of our fathers and grandfathers; in a sense if he had not existed we should have had to create him."

—from the introduction by Henry Steele Commager

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  • ISBN-13: 9780292770409
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1988
  • Series: United States Local History Series
  • Pages: 527
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Book One: Romance
Chapter I. ". . . One Sword, $15"
Chapter II. Deer Tracks and Tape
Chapter III. White Pantaloons and Waistcoats
Chapter IV. Mr. Calhoun Rebukes
Chapter V. The Steps of the Temple
Chapter VI. Six Feet Six
Chapter VII. Sic Transit
Book Two: Exile
Chapter VIII. A Wall to the East
Chapter IX. The Indian Theater
Chapter X. Pagan Sanctuaries
Chapter XI. Notions of Honor
Chapter XII. The Wigwam Neosho
Chapter XIII. A Hickory Cane
Chapter XIV. The Muddier Rubicon
Book Three: Destiny
Chapter XV. Don Samuel
Chapter XVI. Halls of the Montezumas
Chapter XVII. Revolt
Chapter XVIII. The Retreat from Gonzales
Chapter XIX. The Plain of St. Hyacinth
Chapter XX. "The Crisis Requires It"
Chapter XXI. A Toast at Midnight
Chapter XXII. The Bachelor Republic
Chapter XXIII. The Talented Amateur
Chapter XXIV. Washington-on-the-Brazos
Chapter XXV. The Lone Star Passes
Chapter XXVI. The Heritage
Chapter XXVII. The Forlorn Hope
Chapter XXVIII. The Last of His Race
Chapter XXIX. Stars to Clay
Notes
Recapitulation
Sources and Acknowledgments
Index
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