Rip Ford’s Texas

Paperback | January 1, 1987

byJohn Salmon FordEditorStephen B. Oates

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The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon "Rip" Ford arrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. Ford stayed to participate in virtually every major event in Texas history during the next sixty years. Doctor, lawyer, surveyor, newspaper reporter, elected representative, and above all, soldier and Indian fighter, Ford sat down in his old age to record the events of the turbulent years through which he had lived. Stephen Oates has edited Ford's memoirs to produce a clear and vigorous personal history of Texas.

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The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon "Rip" Ford arrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. Ford stayed to participate in virtually every major event in Texas history during the next sixty years. Doctor, lawyer, surveyor, newspaper reporter, elected representative, and above all,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:572 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 1, 1987Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292770340

ISBN - 13:9780292770348

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Statement of PurposeJohn Salmon "Rip" FordPrologueI. My Fighting StockBook 1 : The WildernessII. Old TexiansIII. Pagan UprisingsIV. The Continuing WarV. Star Light, Star BrightBook 2: The ValleyVI. War BeginsVII. To the Valley of MexicoVIII. Los Diablos Tejanos!IX. Hunting Guerrilleros X. The Magnanimity of TexiansBook 3: The TrailXI. West to El PasoXII. The SavageXIII. They Did Right Because It Was RightXIV. Ready, Aye, ReadyXV. Savoring of the Superhuman XVI. The Tie That BindsBook 4: Between Two RiversXVII. El Plan de la LobaXVIII. The Era of SuspicionXIX. On to the CanadianXX. Sleepless VigilanceXXI. The Reason WhyXXII. The Rise of Cheno CortinaXXIII. That Vengeful War CryXIV. High Carnival in the ValleyBook 5: Distant HorizonsXXV. My Section Is My CountryXXVI. Rebel BorderXXVII. Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight!XXVIII. The Cavalry of the WestXXIX. Confederate Revival .XXX. The Ring of DeceitXXXI. AnthemBOOK 6: The Desert and BeyondXXXII. Aftermath of DefeatXXXIII. Cortina AgainXXXIV. The End of InnocenceAppendicesI. Shapley P. Ross and Times in Old TexasII. Richard King and Mifflin Kenedy: The Business Wizards of South TexasBibliographyIndex