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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William C. Davis Narrator: Jonathan Hogan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781449803827
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In the whirlwind of revolutions in the Americas, the Texas Revolution stands at the confluence of northern and southern traditions. 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 4/28/2012

    " Good for work, but not the kind of thing I read for fun... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Ross | 1/14/2012

    " Every good American should read about how the greatest state in the Union came to be. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 MS | 2/11/2010

    " awful. terrible writing, just not well done at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 1/24/2010

    " Outstanding text discussing the beginnings of the Republic of Texas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 12/25/2009

    " Excellent book about the settlement of Texas by immigrant Americans, Germans and Mexicans who lived in Texas under Mexican rule. A real good read for those interested in knowing more about the birth of the Texas Republic and an insight into the culture of Texans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 9/1/2009

    " Outstanding text discussing the beginnings of the Republic of Texas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 5/27/2008

    " Every good American should read about how the greatest state in the Union came to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 4/12/2008

    " Good for work, but not the kind of thing I read for fun... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 7/26/2007

    " Excellent book about the settlement of Texas by immigrant Americans, Germans and Mexicans who lived in Texas under Mexican rule. A real good read for those interested in knowing more about the birth of the Texas Republic and an insight into the culture of Texans. "

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About the Author

William C. Davis is the author or editor of more than fifty books in the fields of Civil War and Southern history, as well as numerous documentary screenplays. He was the on-camera senior consultant for fifty-two episodes of the Arts & Entertainment Network/History Channel series Civil War Journal, as well as a number of other productions on commercial and public television and the BBC. He has acted as historical consultant for several television and film productions, including The Blue and the Gray, George Washington, and The Perfect Tribute. In September 2013 he retired after thirteen years as professor of history and executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. He is a three-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award given for book-length works in Confederate History. His book The Battle of New Market is the basis of the 2014 motion picture Field of Lost Shoes. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and serves on several other consultative bodies. He lives near Roanoke, Virginia.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Hogan is a stage, television, and film actor. He has appeared in several episodes of Law & Order, as well as One Life to Live, As the World Turns, and Ryan’s Hope. In 1985 his performance in the play As Is earned him a Tony Award nomination.