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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen L. Moore Narrator: P. J. Ochlan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9780062406354
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The official nonfiction companion to the Memorial Day 2015 History Channel dramatic series Texas Rising: a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers who patrolled the violent western frontier

In 1836, if west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West, then Texas was hell on earth—a hot bed of conflict. Who would win the war over Texas? Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by ferocious Comanche tribes, no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in, and a time to stand tall against the cruel rule of the Mexican general Santa Anna and his forces. The Texas Rangers, a ragtag crew of men fighting on horseback, were often outnumbered by as many as fifty to one. Yet under renowned general Sam Houston, they achieved victory against nearly impossible odds, earning a legendary place in American history.

Acclaimed Texas historian Stephen L. Moore’s Texas Rising, the official companion to the epic History series of the same name, brings to life the violent Texas frontier and the Rangers’ heroic deeds during the Texas Revolution. Published with the full support and backing of History, Texas Rising is an unforgettable history of this iconic band of fighters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Entertaining… Any western history buff or those who wish to learn more about the formative days of Texas will find this a fascinating read.”


  • “A lively account of the battles of the Texas Revolution against Mexico in the 1830s and subsequent fighting against native tribes residing in the region…This account focuses on colorful description rather than analysis, effectively conveying the brutality of combat on all sides…[A] fast-moving narrative.”

    Library Journal

  • “P. J. Ochlan provides an urbane voice for this account of the 1836 Texas Revolution. His neutral, all-American pronunciation, as opposed to a Texas drawl, is suitable for the author’s assertion that the Texas Revolution is a key component of US history rather than a mere Texas tale. As Ochlan describes the brave Texan defenders of the Alamo, he provides subtle color for Travis and Bowie, while lending a hint of fanaticism to the outlandish Mexican president Santa Anna. As the Battle of San Jacinto paves the way for the independent Republic of Texas, Sam Houston is portrayed as both a hero and a swashbuckling opportunist. Ochlan delivers this narrative with reverence for the author’s vivid historical details and vibrant real-life characters.”


  • “With a wonderful eye for detail and a gift for storytelling, Stephen L. Moore has provided an action-packed ride with the early Texas Rangers through the violent Republic years…He is one of the best writers working today.”

    James M. Scott, author of Target Tokyo

  • “A page-turner…Moore has combined excellent research with perceptive analysis and a compelling narrative to bring to life the people and events of one of the most heroic episodes in American history.”

    Thom Hatch, award-winning author of The Last Outlaws

  • “Stephen L. Moore’s vivid portrayal of this tumultuous period helps bridge the gulf between fact and fiction in Texas Rangers’ history.”

    Jody Edward Ginn, PhD, historian, former Texas Rangers Association

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About the Author

Stephen L. Moore, a sixth-generation Texan, graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he studied advertising, marketing, and journalism. He is the author of multiple books on World War II and Texas history, including Taming Texas, a biography of his great-great-great grandfather William T. Sadler, who was one of the first Texas Ranger captains in the 1830s. Moore lives north of Dallas in Lantana, Texas, with his wife, Cindy, and their three children.

About the Narrator

P. J. Ochlan is an Audie Award–winning, multiple Earphones Award–winning, and Voice Arts Award–nominated narrator of hundreds of audiobooks. His acting career spans more than thirty years and has also included Broadway, the NY Shakespeare Festival under Joseph Papp, critically acclaimed feature films, and television series regular roles.