This biography explores the life of Sam Houston and his important role in the development of the Southwest. The book examines the actions and ideas of Sam Houston, relating his life to the broader themes and developments of the time in which he lived. For anyone interested in the life of Sam Houston, the history of the American Southwest, or the history of Texas.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
``You Shall Hear of Me''
``A Particular Friend of Mine''
``A Voluntary Exile''
``The Finest Country ... Upon the Globe''
``If I Err, the Blame Is Mine''
``Perfectly Aware of the Difficulties That Surround Me''