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The autobiography of Sam Houston

Author: Sam Houston; Donald Day; Harry Herbert Ullom
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Autobiography of Sam Houston.
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1954]
(OCoLC)577040450
Online version:
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Autobiography of Sam Houston.
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1954]
(OCoLC)607749352
Named Person: Sam Houston; Sam Houston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Houston; Donald Day; Harry Herbert Ullom
OCLC Number: 951056
Description: xviii, 298 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The mold is cast --
The bugle sounded --
Eyes up! --
Governor of Tennessee --
A proud and honest man --
Houston canes a congressman --
Eyes down!, towards Texas --
Watchful waiting --
Commander-in-chief --
the road to San Jacinto --
San Jacinto, the eighth decisive battle of the world --
First in the hearts of his countrymen --
A republic in the mud --
Visions of grandeur and empire --
Rawhide for ribbons --
"When your hand is in the lion's mouth" --
Senator Houston from Texas --
"The federal union, it must be preserved" --
"Under seven troubles" --
Texas is lost --
The mold is broken.
Responsibility: edited by Donald Day & Harry Herbert Ullom.

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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.--Amazon.com.

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