Sam Houston

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University of Oklahoma Press, Aug 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 513 pages
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In the decades preceding the Civil War, few figures in the United States were as influential or as controversial as Sam Houston. In Sam Houston, James L. Haley explores Houston’s momentous career and the complex man behind it. Haley’s fifteen years of research and writing have produced possibly the most complete, most personal, and most readable Sam Houston biography ever written. Drawn from personal papers never before available as well as the papers of others in Houston’s circle, this biography will delight anyone intrigued by Sam Houston, Texas history, Civil War history, or America’s tradition of rugged individualism.

Sam Houston is the winner of numerous awards, including:

T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award, Texas Historical Commission

Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize, Texas State Historical Association

Spur Award, Biography, Western Writers of America

  

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User Review  - Joe Bax. - Goodreads

This is probably the best and most accurate bio of Houston. It is very readable and gives more insight into a very complex man than other biographies. Read full review

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User Review  - Douglas Haines - Goodreads

I rate this as one of those books I am glad someone- my brother in Texas- recommended to me. In fact, he mailed it to me. It didn't take long for me to conclude there was a lot more I wanted to learn ... Read full review

Contents

The Runaway Grocery Boy
3
The Indian Agent
18
The Political Protégé
31
Spliced to a Rib
47
The Most Unhappy Man Now Living
62
From Stanbery to Texas
81
A Much Deeper Game than Faro
98
The Morning of Glory
111
Interregnum
209
Not a Dollar in the Treasury
233
The Talleyrand of the Brazos
264
The Barbarian Senator
292
Sectional Madness
334
The Last Almost of a Race
361
All Is Well
395
Afterword
423

The Runaway Scrape
128
The Laurels of Victory
143
The Barnyard Republic
166
Houston as They Call the New City
187
Notes
425
Bibliography
485
Index
495
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About the author (2004)

James L. Haley is an independent scholar living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of numerous books

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