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Lone Star : A History of Texas and the Texans

By: Fehrenbach, T. R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Newburyport : Open Road Media, 2014Description: 1 online resource (1318 p.).ISBN: 9781497609709.Subject(s): Adventure travel | Texas -- Description and travel | Texas -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lone Star : A History of Texas and the TexansDDC classification: 976.4 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Dedication; Forward to the 2000 Edition ; Foreword to the 1968 Edition; Note from the Author; Epigraph; Part I - Comanches and the King's Mercies; Chapter 1 - The Amerinds; Chapter 2 - Coronado and Comanches; Chapter 3 - Fleur-De-Lis on the Frontier; Chapter 4 - The Faith and the Failure - The Missions; Chapter 5 - The King's Mercies; Part II - Blood and Soil - The Texans; Chapter 6 - The Anglo-Celts; Chapter 7 - The Way West; Chapter 8 - The Filibusters; Chapter 9 - The Empresarios; Chapter 10 - The Clash of Cultures; Chapter 11 - Revolution; Chapter 12 - Blood and Soil
Part III - Star Light, Star BrightChapter 13 - At the San Jacinto; Chapter 14 - Aftermath; Chapter 15 - The Republic; Chapter 16 - The Lone Star State; Chapter 17 - Star Light, Star Bright; Part IV - The Confederacy and the Conquered; Chapter 18 - Secession; Chapter 19 - The Bonny Blue Flag; Chapter 20 - The Cavalry of the West; Chapter 21 - The Conquered; Chapter 22 - The Carpetbaggers; Chapter 23 - The Restoration; Part V - Until Day Breaks and Darkness Disappears - The Last Frontier; Chapter 24 - Red Niggers, Red Vermin; Chapter 25 - The Border Breed; Chapter 26 - South of the Border
Chapter 27 - The Bloody TrailChapter 28 - War on the Rio Grande; Chapter 29 - The Terrible Years; Chapter 30 - Until Day Breaks and Darkness Disappears; Chapter 31 - The Last Frontier; Chapter 32 - The Dark of the Moon; Part VI - The Americans - New Dreams for Old; Chapter 33 - The Stubborn Soil; Chapter 34 - The People's Party; Chapter 35 - The Twentieth Century; Chapter 36 - The Lights of San Antonio; Chapter 37 - Plus Ça Change…; Chapter 38 - The Americans; Bibliographical Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Summary: T.R. Fehrenbach is a native Texan, military historian and the author of several important books about the region, but none as significant as this work, arguably the best single volume about Texas ever published. His account of America''s most turbulent state offers a view that only an insider could capture. From the native tribes who lived there to the Spanish and French soldiers who wrested the territory for themselves, then to the dramatic ascension of the republic of Texas and the saga of the Civil War years. Fehrenbach describes the changes that disturbed the state as it forged its unique character. Most compelling is the one quality that would remain forever unchanged through centuries of upheaval: the courage of the men and women who struggled to realize their dreams in The Lone Star State. 
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Dedication; Forward to the 2000 Edition ; Foreword to the 1968 Edition; Note from the Author; Epigraph; Part I - Comanches and the King's Mercies; Chapter 1 - The Amerinds; Chapter 2 - Coronado and Comanches; Chapter 3 - Fleur-De-Lis on the Frontier; Chapter 4 - The Faith and the Failure - The Missions; Chapter 5 - The King's Mercies; Part II - Blood and Soil - The Texans; Chapter 6 - The Anglo-Celts; Chapter 7 - The Way West; Chapter 8 - The Filibusters; Chapter 9 - The Empresarios; Chapter 10 - The Clash of Cultures; Chapter 11 - Revolution; Chapter 12 - Blood and Soil

Part III - Star Light, Star BrightChapter 13 - At the San Jacinto; Chapter 14 - Aftermath; Chapter 15 - The Republic; Chapter 16 - The Lone Star State; Chapter 17 - Star Light, Star Bright; Part IV - The Confederacy and the Conquered; Chapter 18 - Secession; Chapter 19 - The Bonny Blue Flag; Chapter 20 - The Cavalry of the West; Chapter 21 - The Conquered; Chapter 22 - The Carpetbaggers; Chapter 23 - The Restoration; Part V - Until Day Breaks and Darkness Disappears - The Last Frontier; Chapter 24 - Red Niggers, Red Vermin; Chapter 25 - The Border Breed; Chapter 26 - South of the Border

Chapter 27 - The Bloody TrailChapter 28 - War on the Rio Grande; Chapter 29 - The Terrible Years; Chapter 30 - Until Day Breaks and Darkness Disappears; Chapter 31 - The Last Frontier; Chapter 32 - The Dark of the Moon; Part VI - The Americans - New Dreams for Old; Chapter 33 - The Stubborn Soil; Chapter 34 - The People's Party; Chapter 35 - The Twentieth Century; Chapter 36 - The Lights of San Antonio; Chapter 37 - Plus Ça Change…; Chapter 38 - The Americans; Bibliographical Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading

T.R. Fehrenbach is a native Texan, military historian and the author of several important books about the region, but none as significant as this work, arguably the best single volume about Texas ever published. His account of America''s most turbulent state offers a view that only an insider could capture. From the native tribes who lived there to the Spanish and French soldiers who wrested the territory for themselves, then to the dramatic ascension of the republic of Texas and the saga of the Civil War years. Fehrenbach describes the changes that disturbed the state as it forged its unique character. Most compelling is the one quality that would remain forever unchanged through centuries of upheaval: the courage of the men and women who struggled to realize their dreams in The Lone Star State. 

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During World War II, the late Fehrenbach served with the US Infantry and Engineers as platoon sergeant with an engineer battalion. He continued his military career in the Korean War, rising from platoon leader to company commander and then to battalion staff officer of the 72nd Tank battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to his military involvement, a young T. R. Fehrenbach, born in San Benito, Texas, worked as a farmer and the owner of an insurance company. His most enduring work is Lone Star , a one-volume history of Texas. In retirement, he wrote a political column for a San Antonio newspaper. He sold numerous pieces to publications such as the Saturday Evening Post and Argosy . He is author of several books, including U.S. Marines in Action , The Battle of Anzio , and This Kind of War.

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