Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State
Gone to Texas engagingly tells the story of the Lone Star State, from the arrival of humans in the Panhandle more than 10,000 years ago to the opening of the twenty-first century. Focusing on the state's successive waves of immigrants, the book offers an inclusive view of the vast array of Texans who, often in conflict with each other and always in a struggle with the land...more
Paperback, 510 pages
Published April 11th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published June 30th 2003)
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Mar 21, 2008 Kin Pier rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: students of Texas history
While I am somewhat biased as Mike Campbell was one of my graduate professors, this book is generally recognized as the definitive book on Texas history in general. It is not a novel and was not designed as such. It is informative and extremely well-written.
Jul 16, 2009 Emily added it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: really focused, interested people
This is taking me forever to read. I think I started it two years ago. I bought it because it covered TX history from the very beginning, when there were no whities on the continent, but now I'm wishing it wasn't so thorough. Interesting, though, of course.