Rip Ford’s Texas

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University of Texas Press, 1987 - History - 519 pages
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The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon "Rip" Ford arrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. Ford stayed to participate in virtually every major event in Texas history during the next sixty years. Doctor, lawyer, surveyor, newspaper reporter, elected representative, and above all, soldier and Indian fighter, Ford sat down in his old age to record the events of the turbulent years through which he had lived. Stephen Oates has edited Ford's memoirs to produce a clear and vigorous personal history of Texas.

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

John "RIP" Ford severed in the Confederate army and helped tame the Texas badlands after the Civil WAr. This is a fair biography in that it also addresses his flaws. Read full review

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great history of early texas as seen through the eyes of a truly legendary man. Read full review

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Stephen B. Oates is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His books include Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. Oates has been awarded numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and Nevins-Freeman Award of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies.

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