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Book Review: Lone Star Rising

Lone Star Rising: The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic, by William C. Davis One of the aspects of this book that is particularly interesting is the context that this book provides to the Texan Revolution. In fact, this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: God Save Texas

God Save Texas: A Journey Into The Soul Of The Lone Star State, by Lawrence Wright The central premise of this book is deeply flawed and emblematic of the larger worldview flaws of the author and others of his ilk, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sam Houston & The Alamo Avengers

Sam Houston & The Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History, by Brian Kilmeade As someone who is rather familiar with the author’s work [1], it is interesting to see how this book simply builds on the author’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle Of Palo Alto And The Mexican-American War

The Battle Of Palo Alto And The Mexican American War – by the National Park Service The Battle of Palo Alto is important mainly as the first major battle of the Mexican-American War, and moreover one that is accessible to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mexican-American War (Westward Ho!)

The Mexican-American War (Westward Ho!), by Emily Raabe Although this book is a very short one, at only 24 pages, it manages to include the Texan War of Independence as part of the context of the Mexican-American War, thus increasing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire Of The Summer Moon

Empire Of The Summer Moon:  Quanah Parker And The Rise And Fall Of The Comanches, The Most Powerful Indian Tribe In American History, by S.C. Gwynne Having read a bit about the Comanches before, I was not surprised to see … Continue reading

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