Sam Houston, the Great Designer by Llerena FriendSam Houston, the Great Designer by Llerena Friend

Sam Houston, the Great Designer

byLlerena Friend

Paperback | January 1, 1954

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This biography of Sam Houston goes beyond the romantic frontier life of the "buckskin hero from Tennessee" to examine seriously his role as an American statesman.

Llerena Friend (1903–1995) was Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin and the founding director of the university’s Barker Texas History Center (now part of the Briscoe Center for American History).
Title:Sam Houston, the Great DesignerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 1, 1954Publisher:University Of Texas Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292784228

ISBN - 13:9780292784222

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Tennessee Background
  • The Indian Interlude
  • Opportunist in Texas
  • General Houston
  • Houston’s Republic
  • More Coy than Forward: Diplomacy of Annexation
  • Senator Houston of Texas
  • Alone in the Senate
  • Aspirations to the Presidency
  • For Love of the Union
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

"This biography, the most nearly definitive that has yet appeared, suggests that Sam Houston must be numbered with the great." - Southwestern Historical Quarterly