The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston

Paperback | January 1, 1988

byMarquis James

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"This is the stuff of which legend is made, this story of the making of Texas, and Houston is one with those semilegendary characters--with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, with Marion the Swamp Fox and Ethan Allen. . . . In a sense he is too good to be true, this man who wrought such mighty deeds within the lifetime of our fathers and grandfathers; in a sense if he had not existed we should have had to create him." --from the introduction by Henry Steele Commager

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"This is the stuff of which legend is made, this story of the making of Texas, and Houston is one with those semilegendary characters--with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, with Marion the Swamp Fox and Ethan Allen. . . . In a sense he is too good to be true, this man who wrought such mighty deeds within the lifetime of our fathers and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:532 pages, 9.05 × 6.02 × 1.19 inPublished:January 1, 1988Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292770405

ISBN - 13:9780292770409

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Table of Contents

Book One: RomanceChapter I. ". . . One Sword, $15" Chapter II. Deer Tracks and Tape Chapter III. White Pantaloons and Waistcoats Chapter IV. Mr. Calhoun RebukesChapter V. The Steps of the TempleChapter VI. Six Feet SixChapter VII. Sic TransitBook Two: Exile Chapter VIII. A Wall to the East Chapter IX. The Indian Theater Chapter X. Pagan Sanctuaries Chapter XI. Notions of HonorChapter XII. The Wigwam Neosho Chapter XIII. A Hickory CaneChapter XIV. The Muddier Rubicon Book Three: Destiny Chapter XV. Don SamuelChapter XVI. Halls of the Montezumas Chapter XVII. RevoltChapter XVIII. The Retreat from GonzalesChapter XIX. The Plain of St. Hyacinth Chapter XX. "The Crisis Requires It" Chapter XXI. A Toast at MidnightChapter XXII. The Bachelor Republic Chapter XXIII. The Talented Amateur Chapter XXIV. Washington-on-the-Brazos Chapter XXV. The Lone Star Passes Chapter XXVI. The HeritageChapter XXVII. The Forlorn Hope Chapter XXVIII. The Last of His Race Chapter XXIX. Stars to ClayNotes Recapitulation Sources and Acknowledgments Index