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

H. W. Brands

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History

Description:

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, this r

Language:

English

Narrators:

Chuck Montgomery

Length:

8h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:30


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:47


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:36


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:31