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Twenty Texans: Historic Lives for Young Readers

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Some of these names you'll know and some you won't, but all have made significant contributions to Texas or the United States.

The book features short biographies about: Lorenzo de Zavala, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, Robert Emmett Baylor, William Goyens, Jane Long, Gail Borden, Ferdinand Lindheimer, William B. Travis, John O. Meusebach, Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah Parker, Elisabet Ney, Charles Goodnight, John Avery Lomax, Chester Nimitz, ...

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Overview

Some of these names you'll know and some you won't, but all have made significant contributions to Texas or the United States.

The book features short biographies about: Lorenzo de Zavala, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, Robert Emmett Baylor, William Goyens, Jane Long, Gail Borden, Ferdinand Lindheimer, William B. Travis, John O. Meusebach, Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah Parker, Elisabet Ney, Charles Goodnight, John Avery Lomax, Chester Nimitz, Fred Gipson, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Mildred "Babe" Didrickson and Barbara Jordon.

Biographies of twenty men and women in Texan history, from the Mexican rebel Lorenzo de Zavala to the politician Barbara Jordan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885777089
  • Publisher: Hendrick-Long Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/1985
  • Pages: 124
  • Sales rank: 936,868
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Learned Rebel From Mexico 1
Scholar Who Tamed a Wilderness 7
Colorful Commander-in-Chief 13
Civilizer on Horseback 19
Determined Citizen of the Texas Frontier 24
"Mother of Texas" 28
Publisher, Inventor, and Patriot 33
Pioneering Texas Naturalist 38
Hero of the Alamo 43
"Texas Forever" 49
Young Captive of the Comanches 55
Artist Against All Odds 60
Cattleman 65
Last Great Chief of the Comanches 71
Collector of Cowboy Music and Lore 77
Admiral From the Hill Country 83
"Something More Than a Hound-Dog Man" 89
A Real Texan Is President 94
The "One-Woman Team" From Texas 99
Strong Voice for the Constitution 105
Glossary 110
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