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The raven : a biography of Sam Houston

Author: Marquis James
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1989, ©1929.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Raven himself was an authentic expression of the American spirit; it is clear that this portrait of the Raven is an expression of that spirit in history and in literature.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Sam Houston; Sam Houston; Sam Houston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marquis James
ISBN: 0292770405 9780292770409 0292731027 9780292731028
OCLC Number: 22446636
Notes: "This edition ... was printed from the Bobbs-Merrill 1929 first edition"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Description: 489 pages, [26] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments 1. "We Are All Captains and Have Our Views" 2. "Not Withstanding Peculiar Circumstances" 3. "We Flogged Them Like Hell" 4. "The Spectacle Becomes Appalling" 5. "Crude Bumpkins. Proud and Overbearing" 6. "Scoundrels Abroad and Scoundrels at Home" 7. "Determined Valor and Desperate Courage" 8. "We Are in a Critical Situation" 9. "The Enemy Are Laughing You to Scorn" 10. "Nock There Brains Out" Photographs and Portraits Epilogue Notes Selected Bibliography Index
Other Titles: Biography of Sam Houston
Sam Houston
Responsibility: by Marquis James ; introduction by Henry Steel Commager.

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