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Sword of San Jacinto:: A Life of Sam Houston

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A noted historian and contributor to both The Dictionary of American Biography and The Dictionary of American History presents the definitive biography of the larger-than-life Texas hero whose career spanned 13 presidencies and who held more military and public offices that any other American. Photos.
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Published May 3rd 1994 by Random House (first published 1993)
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Excellent. Felt it covered Houston's life pretty thoroughly especially through Texas' independence and through the start of the Civil War. Pockmarks and all.

Also, if you found "American Lion," Andrew Jackson's presidential bio lackluster, I suggest this. Goes into better detail of some of Jackson's moves and his relationship with Houston (which was passed over in "American Lion").

My only issue: About 6-10 typos.
My sons middle name is from Sam Houston's namesake. Not know much outside of Texas. But the is a great American that we should all learn about. And I am not a Texan!
Fantastic book on the life of Sam Houston. Learned many previously unknown fact about the Texas Fight for freedom from the Mexicans. Very good read.
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