Lone Star Rising

  • by William C. Davis
  • Narrated by Jonathan Hogan
  • 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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I generally love history reads but this was painful. I use audible to pass the time while traveling and actually turned this off several times from frustration. Lots of detail with some of it repeated. An abridged version might be the way to go on this one. I liked the backgrounds of Travis, Houston, Austin, etc. You'll need to be a real Texas history buff to enjoy this one!
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- Phil

Extreme detail about Texas becoming a Texas.

What did you love best about Lone Star Rising?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sam Houston. The book made him real. Extremely complex.

What does Jonathan Hogan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He read very well and with passion for a book compromising so much detail.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The battle between Santa Anna and the Texans. I had no idea we were so lucky. Extreme luck.

Any additional comments?

This will teach Texans a lot about their history and to appreciate Tejanos a lot more.

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- BushidoBryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books