• Lone Star Nation

  • How a Ragged Army of Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence
  • By: H.W. Brands
  • Narrated by: Chuck Montgomery
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-12-04
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lone Star Nation is the gripping story of Texas' precarious journey to statehood, from its early colonization in the 1820s to the shocking massacres of Texas loyalists at the Alamo and Goliad by the Mexican army, from its rough-and-tumble years as a land overrun by the Comanches to its day of liberation as an upstart republic. H. W. Brands tells the turbulent story of Texas through the eyes of a colorful cast of characters who have become a permanent fixture in the American landscape: Stephen Austin, the state's reluctant founder; Sam Houston, the alcoholic former governor who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory; William Travis, James Bowie, and David Crockett, the unforgettable heroic defenders of the doomed Alamo; Santa Anna, the Mexican generalissimo and dictator whose ruthless tactics galvanized the colonists against him; and the white-haired President Andrew Jackson, whose expansionist aspirations loomed large in the background. Beyond these luminaries, Brands unearths the untold stories of the forgotten Texans, the slaves, women, unknown settlers, and children left out of traditional histories, who played crucial roles in Texas's birth.
By turns bloody and heroic, tragic and triumphant, this riveting history of one of our greatest states reads like the most compelling fiction, and further secures H. W. Brands' position as one of the premier American historians.
©2004 H.W. Brands (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"It's hard to think that the story could be better told." (Publishers Weekly)
"Brands' impressive integrative account of the fabled Texas revolution of the 1830s relates key incidents and displays trenchant psychological insights, engraving both with the fundamental forces involved....[An] excellent, fair-minded chronicle." (Booklist)
"The author is so conversant with the intricacies of his subject that he assumes a degree of familiarity in the reader....Of the legendary characters who died there, Mr. Brands is notably clear-eyed." (The New York Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By dennis behrend on 12-06-16

Great book on Texas History

I loved it. My six year old son and I lived it. I need to get to San Jacinto.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Martha on 07-20-16

Great narrative.

Lots of good information that I seem to have missed in history class. Proud to be a Texan.

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