Sam Houston

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University of Oklahoma Press, Aug 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 513 pages
6 Reviews

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  - Matthew Fuller - Goodreads

This was a great book. Haley's story-like prose and detail have painted a very vivid and unique picture of Sam Houston...one I appreciate learning about. Read full review

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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
Copyright

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Sam Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sam Houston was born on his family's plantation near Timber Ridge Church, outside Lexington, Virginia in Rockbridge County, to Major Samuel Houston and ...
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Sam Houston: Biography and Much More from Answers.com
Sam Houston , Military Leader / Political Figure Born: 2 March 1793 Birthplace: Rockbridge County, Virginia Died: 26 July 1863 (pneumonia) Best Known.
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Journal of Southern History: Sam Houston
By James L. Haley's count, there have been no fewer than sixty biographies of Sam Houston. But another is needed, he explains, because Houston the man ...
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The NYMAS Newsletter - No. 25, Autumn, 2002
Providing some excellent insights into the nature of America during the first half of the nineteenth century, Sam Houston is a very solid biography of one ...
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Robert M
Sam Houston. University of Oklahoma Press, 2002. Hardcover, 544 pages; ISBN: 0806134054; ... Many biographies of Sam Houston have been written. ...
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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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