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Towering Texan; a biography of Thomas J. Rusk.

Author: Cleburne Huston
Publisher: Waco, Tex., Texian Press, 1971.
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Huston, Cleburne.
Towering Texan.
Waco, Tex., Texian Press, 1971
(OCoLC)654997484
Named Person: Thomas J Rusk; Thomas J Rusk
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cleburne Huston
OCLC Number: 483438
Description: xi, 191 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: The foreigner Rusk on a fool's errand --
Disciple of John C. Calhoun --
"Loud-mouthed, impatient men" --
"We will not speak with forked tongues" --
Rusk and Austin : "there was a tie between them" --
Hue ad cry in Habersham --
rusk at birth of New Republic --
Time to bring the enemy to battle --
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar to the rescue --
On the field of San Jacinto --
Rusk parleys with Santa Anna --
Rusk in command of the Army --
Lamar, rejected by the Army, blames Rusk --
Too young for president --
Back to the family hearthstone --
Rule of law comes to Texas frontier --
Major General in the Indian wars --
A man without fear --
mister Chief Justice --
Halcyon days in Nacgodoches --
The two generals battle with words --
"Eyes of the civilized world are upon us" --
"An acknowledged power in the land" --
Among giants in United States Senate --
Speech draws national acclaim --
The better years --
"The first and last drop of blood" --
Proposed for president --
Against the "know-nothings" --
"Blessed are the pure in heart" --
Higher honors in store --
A destiny fulfilled --
"His name belongs to history" --
"He lived for Texas".

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