Lone Star Rising

Lone Star Rising : The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic

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In the whirlwind of revolutions in the Americas, the Texas Revolution stands at the confluence of northern and southern revolts. On the battlefield and in the political aftermath, settlers from the United States struggled with those who brought revolutionary ideas from Latin America and arms from Mexico. In the midst of the conflict stood the Tejanos who had made Texas home for generations. This masterpiece of narrative and analysis, first published in hardback in 2004, brings the latest scholarship to bear on the oldest questions. Well-known characters such as Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and General Santa Anna - and the cultures they represented - are etched in sharp and very human relief as they carve out the republic whose Lone Star rose in 1836 and changed the course of a continent.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 30.5mm | 567g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 17 colour, 14 b&w photos, map, 3 line art, bibliography, index
  • 1585445320
  • 9781585445325

About William C. Davis

WILLIAM C. DAVIS is the author of more than forty books, including Three Roads to the Alamo. He serves as professor of history and director of programs for the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.show more

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