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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (95 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmer Kelton Narrator: Jason Cul Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1816, Mordecai Lewis, a veteran of Andrew Jackson's Indian campaigns and battles against the British, moves his family into the western Tennessee canebrakes. But Mordecai, a born wanderer, is not satisfied with farming, and with his sons Michael and Andrew and some other backwoodsmen, he leads a foray into Spanish-held Texas to hunt wild horses and bring the mustang herd to sell in Tennessee.

Crossing the Sabine River, Mordecai's party encounters a Spanish patrol determined to repel all American invaders. After a bloody skirmish leaves their father dead, Michael and Andrew find their way back to their Tennessee farm.

Five years later, after the Spanish government in Mexico City has agreed to permit 300 American families to settle in Texas, the Lewis brothers have the opportunity to re-enter Texas. They ride to the frontier town of Natchitoches, Louisiana, where Michael falls in love with Marie Villaret, daughter of a wealthy French landowner, then cross the Sabine to find Stephen F. Austin, a Missouri entrepreneur in charge of the new American colony. But the Lewises are considered interlopers and horse thieves and are dogged by a patrol led by the same ruthless Spanish offer who killed their father five years before.

Sons of Texas is the first volume in a trilogy that follows the lives and adventures of the Lewis family through the era of the Alamo and Texas Independence under Sam Houston.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bethany | 11/5/2013

    " Wonderful, suspensful, western history/fiction, wow, very accurate like Lamour. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elbert | 10/29/2013

    " An absolute must read for the Texas History buff. Gives a look at Texas during the very early 1800's at time it was occupied by Spain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Patrick | 6/21/2013

    " A good story burdened by glacial pacing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Diane | 10/10/2011

    " Early 1800's, Tennessee to Texas, survival. Recommend as historical fiction or western. "

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