A History of Texas and the Texans
By (author) T. R. Fehrenbach
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Lone Star by T. R. Fehrenbach
Book DescriptionHere is an up-to-the-moment history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days. Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and French invasions to the heyday of the cotton and cattle empires. He dramatically describes the emergence of Texas as a republic, the vote for secession before the Civil War, and the state's readmission to the Union after the War. In the twentieth century oil would emerge as an important economic resource and social change would come. But Texas would remain unmistakably Texas, because Texans "have been made different by the crucible of history; they think and act in different ways, according to the history that shaped their hearts and minds."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306809422
(229mm x 152mm x 54mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author T. R. Fehrenbach
Comanches, Paperback (August 2007)
An account of the most powerful of the American Indian tribes. It traces the Comanches' rise to power, from their prehistoric origins to their domination of the high plains for more than a century until their demise in the face of Anglo-American expansion.
From a Watery Grave, Paperback (February 2007)
On a frigid, stormy day in February of 1686, a small French sailing ship lost control and ran aground in Matagorda Bay. More than 300 years later, Texas Historical Commission archeologists discovered La Belle's resting place. This title tells a tale of nautical adventure in the seventeenth century.
This Kind of War, Paperback (January 2001)
Updated with maps, photographs, and battlefield diagrams, this special fiftieth anniversary edition of the classic history of the Korean War is a dramatic and hard-hitting account of the conflict written from the perspective of those who fought it.
Fire and Blood, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by T. R. Fehrenbach
"There have been many Mexicos: the country of varied terrain, of Amerindian heritage, of the Spanish Conquest, of the Revolution, and of the modern era of elections and the rule of bankers. Mexico was"
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Author Biography - T. R. Fehrenbach
T. R. Fehrenbach,a native Texan, is the author of several books, including Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico and Comanches: The Destruction of a People, both available from Da Capo. He lives in San Antonio.
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