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Elmer Kelton

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 return 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 their 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.

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 return 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 their 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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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 return 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 their 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jason Culp

Length:

3h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:26