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Sam Houston

Author: James L Haley
Publisher: Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView 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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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Sam Houston; Sam Houston; Sam Houston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Haley
ISBN: 0806134054 9780806134055 0806136448 9780806136448
OCLC Number: 56939921
Awards: Winner of Spur Awards (Nonfiction-Biography) 2003
Description: xxii, 513 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Responsibility: James L. Haley.

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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" -- Publisher description.

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