Now available in paperback, Passionate Nation offers a comprehensive and definitive history of this singularly American state. From the first European explorers to set foot on the land, Texas has been shaped by the dynamic individuals who fought to make the state what it is today. James L. Haley peers through the lens of the extraordinary men and women who have streamed to Texas from its very beginnings and created it in their own irrepressible image. Using never-before-published documents and testimony, Haley reveals exciting new perspectives on many famous figures and brings to the forefront many unsung heroes. Haley recovers pieces of Texas's story that have been ignored by other historians and brings them to life. Sometimes scan-dalous, often unexpected, and always full of passion, this is an account of the Lone Star State like you've never seen it before.
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About the Author
James L. Haley grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in political science. His works of history include Sam Houston: A Life (2002), which won nine historical and literary awards, The Buffalo War (1976), and Apaches (1981). He is also the author of four novels.