The Texan Star (Illustrated Edition): The Story of a Great Fight for Liberty by Joseph A. Altsheler

The Texan Star (Illustrated Edition): The Story of a Great Fight for Liberty

byJoseph A. Altsheler

Kobo ebook | February 1, 2016

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The Texan Star is the first of three in Altsheler's Texan Series. The trilogy is based on the Texan struggle for liberty against the power of Mexico. This first book begins in Mexico with the treacherous imprisonment of Stephen Austin, the Texan leader, and the rise of Santa Anna and his attempt, through bad faith, to disarm the Texans and leave them powerless before the Indians. It culminates in the rebellion of the Texans, and their capture, in the face of great odds, of San Antonio, the seat of the Mexican power in the north.

This edition of the book contains the five, original illustrations, rejuvenated, and six additional illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book.

Joseph Alexander Altsheler was born in Three Springs, Hart County, Kentucky to Joseph and Louise (Snoddy) Altsheler. In 1885, he took a job at the Louisville Courier-Journal as a reporter and later worked as an editor. He started working for the New York World in 1892, first as the paper's Hawaiian correspondent and then as the editor of the World's tri-weekly magazine. Due to a lack of suitable stories, he began writing children's stories for the magazine.

Altsheler married Sarah Boles on May 30, 1888, and had one son. He and his family were in Germany when World War I began. The difficult journey home took a toll on Altsheler's health and he was never the same. He died in New York City in 1919. All fifty of Mr. Altsheler's novels and forty-three of his short stories are in circulation today.

Title:The Texan Star (Illustrated Edition): The Story of a Great Fight for LibertyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 1, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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