Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans

Paperback | April 7, 2000

byT.r. Fehrenbach

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Here is an up-to-the-moment history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days. Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and French invasions to the heyday of the cotton and cattle empires. He dramatically describes the emergence of Texas as a republic, the vote for secession before the Civil War, and the state's readmission to the Union after the War. In the twentieth century oil would emerge as an important economic resource and social change would come. But Texas would remain unmistakably Texas, because Texans "have been made different by the crucible of history; they think and act in different ways, according to the history that shaped their hearts and minds."

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 Quite possibly the most mythical of all states, Texas has played a big part in shaping the heart of the United States. T.R. Fehrenbach presents a consuming portrait and history of Texas in Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans – Updated Edition. Starting in prehistory, Fehrenback thoughtfully retells stories of the Spanish and ...

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Here is an up-to-the-moment history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days. Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and Fr...

T. R. Fehrenbach,a native Texan, is the author of several books, including Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico and Comanches: The Destruction of a People, both available from Da Capo. He lives in San Antonio.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:792 pages, 9 × 6 × 2.14 inPublished:April 7, 2000Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306809427

ISBN - 13:9780306809422

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 Quite possibly the most mythical of all states, Texas has played a big part in shaping the heart of the United States. T.R. Fehrenbach presents a consuming portrait and history of Texas in Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans – Updated Edition. Starting in prehistory, Fehrenback thoughtfully retells stories of the Spanish and French invasions as well as of the cattle and cotton days. The existence of Texas as a republic, the vote for secession before the Civil War and the states ultimate inclusion into the Union after the war are all chronicled with engaging prose and vivid storytelling.