No historian has been able to capture so elegantly the factors influencing the formation of the state of Texas. Three-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award, William C. Davis precisely describes the spirit of the times during this momentous period. The conflicts between Anglo Texans, native Tejanos, and Mexican officials that led to war come to life with invigorating detail.More
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Extreme detail about Texas becoming a Texas.
The detail. Where and how the culture of Texas was formed. There was so much I did not know and so much helped me make a lot of sense of why Texas culture is like it is today.
Sam Houston. The book made him real. Extremely complex.
He read very well and with passion for a book compromising so much detail.
The battle between Santa Anna and the Texans. I had no idea we were so lucky. Extreme luck.
This will teach Texans a lot about their history and to appreciate Tejanos a lot more.