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New Orleans And The Texas Revolution

Author: Edward L. Miller
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603446451
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"Author Edward L. Miller has delved into previously unused or overlooked papers housed in New Orleans to reconstruct a chain of events that set the Crescent City, in many ways, at the center of the Texian fight for independence. Not only did Now Orleans business interests send money and men to Texas in exchange for promises of land, but they also provided newspaper coverage that set the scene for later American annexation of the young republic."--BOOK JACKET.

Volunteers In The Texas Revolution

Author: Gary Brown
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 0585235716
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The New Orleans Greys were a group of young men, out for the adventure and money to be gained from war. This book details the importance of their participation in the Battle of the Alamo, as well as several other battles in the rebellion of 1835. Historian Brown has taken some little known history and created a fascinating and well-crafted story for the mainstream reader.

Hesitant Martyr Of The Texas Revolution

Author: Gary Brown
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1461661978
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James Walker Fannin. Illegitimate son. Southern gentleman. Failed businessman. Devoted family man. Illegal slave trader. Courageous martyr. Tarnished hero of the revolution. But what is the rest of the story? Author Gary Brown brings to life a thorough and insightful analysis of this controversial and sometimes misunderstood historical figure, whom most remember as the commander who lost twice as many men as were killed at the Alamo and San Jacinto combined. Now the story can be completely examined with the help of all Fannin's known correspondence during the campaign at Goliad. Read and judge for yourself if history has been fair to James Walker Fannin.

Two For Texas

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451620799
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This early James Lee Burke classic is available again—featuring Son Holland, the great-grandfather of beloved hero Billy Bob Holland, as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow. James Lee Burke steps back three generations to reveal the lightning-paced tale of western lawman Billy Bob Holland’s great-grandfather, a fugitive swept up in the proud fight for Texan independence. Son Holland escaped a Louisiana chain gang—but never intended to kill a prison guard during the breakaway. Terrified for his life, on the run through the bayou with fellow escapee Hugh Allison and a beautiful Indian squaw, Son flees across the river to Texas, where the only chance the travelers have for survival awaits in a violent storm of revolution led by General Houston and James Bowie.

Texas Blood

Author: Herman Ehrenberg
Publisher: Mockingbird Books
ISBN: 9781932801361
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Just eighteen years old, Herman Ehrenberg enlisted with the New Orleans Greys and embarked on the adventure of his life. Fighting alongside militias and volunteers in the Texas Revolution, he was there at the 1835 Siege of the Alamo with Ben Milam. He was there at Goliad and Coleto with the star-crossed James Fannin. He was one of the few to escape the Goliad Massacre; he fled across Texas, only to be recaptured by Mexican General Urrea. More than an eyewitness, Ehrenberg relates the details of the fall of the Alamo and the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto as told to him by his contemporaries at the time. He brings us details of life on the Texas frontier, and the conditions of service in the Texas army. His is one of the rare accounts that, as the old expression goes, brings history alive. Herman Ehrenberg published his epic story in 1843, in German. It was translated into English in 1925, then left to languish in a thesis collection at the University of Texas. Though diligent scholars have referred to the work for decades, this is the first full English translation of Ehrenberg's work designed for easy access by history buffs and academics alike.

David Kokernot

Author: Alan Barber
ISBN: 9780985036201
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Three days after his victory over Santa Anna's army, Sam Houston still lay in his tent on the battlefield at San Jacinto. His left leg throbbed with the pain of a compound fracture inflicted by an enemy bullet. He was angry. His ragtag, outnumbered volunteer army contained Texans, Tennesseans, and Louisianans, but almost none of the nearby landowners, despite his plea for help two days before the battle. Perhaps driven by that fevered anger, Houston struck back at them. The instrument of his retaliation was another local landowner. David Kokernot knew his neighbors and the neighborhood and took the assignment with apparent relish. He would regret it forever.This meticulously researched biography details Kokernot's life from his birth in Amsterdam to his time with the alcoholic pilots at the mouth of the Mississippi River, to his actions in the Texas Revolution which earned him the scorn of his superiors and neighbors. It follows him afterwards as he retreats to more remote counties of Texas, living as a dry-goods merchant and modest cattle rancher, one who watched his sons succeed among the largest ranchers in the state.Students of Texas history will be pleased with the many historic sketches, photographs, and newly created maps which illustrate this life of an unpopular and misunderstood Texian.

A Time To Stand

Author: Walter Lord
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453238441
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Miracle of Dunkirk tells the story of the Texans who fought Santa Anna’s troops at the Battle of the Alamo. Looking out over the walls of the whitewashed Alamo, sweltering in the intense sun of a February heat wave, Colonel William Travis knew his small garrison had little chance of holding back the Mexican army. Even after a call for reinforcements brought dozens of Texans determined to fight for their fledgling republic, the cause remained hopeless. Gunpowder was scarce, food was running out, and the compound was too large to easily defend with less than two hundred soldiers. Still, given the choice, only one man opted to surrender. The rest resolved to fight and die. After thirteen days, the Mexicans charged, and the Texans were slaughtered. In exquisite detail, Walter Lord recreates the fight to uphold the Texan flag. He sheds light not just on frontier celebrities like Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett, but on the ordinary soldiers who died alongside them. Though the fight ended two centuries ago, the men of the Alamo will never be forgotten.

Tejanos In The 1835 Texas Revolution

Author: L. Lloyd MacDonald
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 1455615080
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This fascinating history gives credit to the lesser-known soldiers of the Texas Revolution. The Tejanos were people of Mexican heritage who had established themselves in Texas for generations and who supported Texan independence. They played a significant role in the battles at the Alamo, Goliad, and San Jacinto.

Lone Star Rising

Author: William C. Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501178806
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All Americans, not just Texans, remember the Alamo. But the siege and brief battle at that abandoned church in February and March 1836 were just one chapter in a much larger story -- larger even than the seven months of armed struggle that surrounded it. Indeed, three separate revolutionary traditions stretching back nearly a century came together in Texas in the 1830s in one of the great struggles of American history and the last great revolution of the hemisphere. Anglos steeped in 1776 fervor and the American revolution came seeking land, Hispanic and native Americans joined the explosion of republican uprisings in Mexico and Latin America, and the native tejanos seized on a chance for independence. As William C. Davis brilliantly depicts in Lone Star Rising, the result was an epic clash filled not just with heroism but also with ignominy, greed, and petty and grand politics. In Lone Star Rising, Davis deftly combines the latest scholarship on the military battles of the revolution, including research in seldom used Mexican archives, with an absorbing examination of the politics on all sides. His stirring narrative features a rich cast of characters that includes such familiar names as Stephen Austin, Sam Houston, and Antonio Santa Anna, along with tejano leader Juan Seguín and behind-the-scenes players like Andrew Jackson. From the earliest adventures of freebooters, who stirred up trouble for Spain, Mexico, and the United States, to the crucial showdown at the San Jacinto River between Houston and Santa Anna there were massacres, misunderstandings, miscalculations, and many heroic men. The rules of war are rarely stable and they were in danger of complete disintegration at times in Texas. The Mexican army often massacred its Anglo prisoners, and the Anglos retaliated when they had the chance after the battle of San Jacinto. The rules of politics, however, proved remarkably stable: The American soldiers were democrats who had a hard time sustaining campaigns if they didn't agree to them, and their leaders were as given to maneuvering and infighting as they were to the larger struggle. Yet in the end Lone Star Rising is not a myth-destroying history as much as an enlarging one, the full story behind the slogans of the Alamo and of Texas lore, a human drama in which the forces of independence, republicanism, and economics were made manifest in an unforgettable group of men and women.