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Lone Star Nation - How a Ragtag Army of Courageous Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence-logo

Lone Star Nation - How a Ragtag Army of Courageous Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence

H. W. Brands

From bestselling historian and long-time Texan H. W. Brands, a richly textured history of one of the most fascinating and colorful eras in U.S. history--the Texas Revolution and the forging of a new America. "For better or for worse, Texas was very much like America. The people ruled, and little could stop them. If they ignored national boundaries, if they trampled the rights of indigenous peoples and of imported bondsmen, if they waged war for motives that started from base self-interest, all this came with the territory of democracy, a realm inhabited by ordinarily imperfect men and women. The one saving grace of democracy-the one that made all the difference in the end-was that sooner or later, sometimes after a terrible strife, democracy corrected its worst mistakes." --from Lone Star Nation Lone Star Nation is the gripping story of Texas's 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, th

From bestselling historian and long-time Texan H. W. Brands, a richly textured history of one of the most fascinating and colorful eras in U.S. history--the Texas Revolution and the forging of a new America. "For better or for worse, Texas was very much like America. The people ruled, and little could stop them. If they ignored national boundaries, if they trampled the rights of indigenous peoples and of imported bondsmen, if they waged war for motives that started from base self-interest, all this came with the territory of democracy, a realm inhabited by ordinarily imperfect men and women. The one saving grace of democracy-the one that made all the difference in the end-was that sooner or later, sometimes after a terrible strife, democracy corrected its worst mistakes." --from Lone Star Nation Lone Star Nation is the gripping story of Texas's 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, th
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From bestselling historian and long-time Texan H. W. Brands, a richly textured history of one of the most fascinating and colorful eras in U.S. history--the Texas Revolution and the forging of a new America. "For better or for worse, Texas was very much like America. The people ruled, and little could stop them. If they ignored national boundaries, if they trampled the rights of indigenous peoples and of imported bondsmen, if they waged war for motives that started from base self-interest, all this came with the territory of democracy, a realm inhabited by ordinarily imperfect men and women. The one saving grace of democracy-the one that made all the difference in the end-was that sooner or later, sometimes after a terrible strife, democracy corrected its worst mistakes." --from Lone Star Nation Lone Star Nation is the gripping story of Texas's 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, th

Language:

English

Narrators:

Don Leslie

Length:

17h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:11:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:11:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:51


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:03


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:08


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:28


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:00


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:54


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:57


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:31


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:10


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:36


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:03


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:11


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:43


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:56


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:15


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:52


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:35


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:34


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:44


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:49


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:26


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:34


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:05


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:44


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:15


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:01


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:15


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:45


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:04


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:56


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:38


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:01


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:18


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:39


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:21


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:24


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:58


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:13


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:08


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:14


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:00


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:14


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:39


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:33


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:45


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:00


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:37


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:06


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:37


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:41


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:11


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:59


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:22


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:44


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:53


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:34


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:33


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:36


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:05


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:31


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:15


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:33


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:44


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:25


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:09


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:40


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

02:48


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:14


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:50


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:50


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:10


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:56


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

02:07


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:15


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:37


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:04


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:21


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:47


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:03


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:49


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:53


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:18


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:34


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

01:53


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:10


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:23


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:56


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:41


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:18


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:24


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

01:52


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:39


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:32


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:57


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:30


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

01:08


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:32


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:05


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:45


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:16


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:51


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:56


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:49


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:08


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:06


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:43


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:03


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:24


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:17


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:47


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:54


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

04:29


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:07

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