TEXAS INDEPENDENCE.

TEXAS INDEPENDENCE.
Andrew Jackson. Houston

Houston: The Anson Jones Press, 1938. 300pp. Index. Appendix. Ten folding maps in pocket plus an endpaper map showing General Houston’s march to intercept Santa Anna. Frontis. portrait of Sam Houston. Additional portraits of Moses Austin, Stephen F. Austin and Santa Anna. Illustrations. Original blue cloth with title in gilt on the spine. Except for bump to the bottom edge of the front cover and slight fading to the spine, it is a tight, near fine copy. First edition. R. L. Biesele: “Texana has indeed been enriched by this book.” The author was the son of Sam Houston and was named after Andrew Jackson, his father’s mentor. He has tried not only to record the accomplishments of his father and other illustrious Texans who won independence for Texas but to tell the story correctly. In writing this biography he relied heavily on contemporary sources. In his words, the author “has endeavored to be exact in quotations, with credit to the authors, and in names, dates, places, maps, and in the statements of opinions.” The appendix reproduces General Houston’s report of the Battle of San Jacinto. Additionally, it lists thirty-three battles and skirmishes giving the strength of the Texan and Mexican forces, their respective commanders, and the estimated casualties on each side. Very scarce.

$ 350.00
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TEXAS INDEPENDENCE.