Extended Audio Sample

Download Lone Star Nation Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Lone Star Nation (Unabridged), by H. W. Brands
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (231 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. W. Brands Narrator: Don Leslie Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 1 votes

Lone Star Nation is the gripping story of Texas' precarious journey to statehood, from its early colonization in the 1820s to the shocking massacres of Texas loyalists at the Alamo and Goliad by the Mexican army, from its rough-and-tumble years as a land overrun by the Comanches to its day of liberation as an upstart republic.

H. W. Brands tells the turbulent story of Texas through the eyes of a colorful cast of characters who have become a permanent fixture in the American landscape: Stephen Austin, the state's reluctant founder; Sam Houston, the alcoholic former governor who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory; William Travis, James Bowie, and David Crockett, the unforgettable heroic defenders of the doomed Alamo; Santa Anna, the Mexican generalissimo and dictator whose ruthless tactics galvanized the colonists against him; and the white-haired President Andrew Jackson, whose expansionist aspirations loomed large in the background. Beyond these luminaries, Brands unearths the untold stories of the forgotten Texans, the slaves, women, unknown settlers, and children left out of traditional histories, who played crucial roles in Texas's birth.

By turns bloody and heroic, tragic and triumphant, this riveting history of one of our greatest states reads like the most compelling fiction, and further secures H. W. Brands' position as one of the premier American historians.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BKOT_000170

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 2/11/2014

    " A great historical account of Texas in its formative years - I enjoyed the fine blend of historical facts and the insight into the people who were caught up in these times. I was reminded of another life I lived as 7th grade Texas History teacher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Justin | 1/26/2014

    " Wonderfully researched book that illustrates the truth about the birth of the great State of Texas; couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don | 1/16/2014

    " Nice, concise history of the formation of Texas with special emphasis on the couldn't-make-em-up characters of Austin and Houston "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Petri Charlie | 1/14/2014

    " Brands quotes more from actual documents than other authors that I have read on the same subject. The author reproduces a portion of a report from an official of the government of Mexico dated 1830, for example. Further, he does not merely idolize the individuals behind the Texan Revolution against Mexico, he shows their flaws as well. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations