The Raven

9780292770409: Paperback
Release Date: 1st January 1988

20 b&w illus., 5 maps

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 532

Series Texas Classics

University of Texas Press

The Raven

A Biography of Sam Houston

Paperback / £24.99

This is the stuff of which legend is made, this story of the making of Texas, and Houston is one with those semilegendary characters--with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, with Marion the Swamp Fox and Ethan Allen. . . . In a sense he is too good to be true, this man who wrought such mighty deeds within the lifetime of our fathers and grandfathers; in a sense if he had not existed we should have had to create him. --from the introduction by Henry Steele Commager

  • Book One: Romance
    • Chapter I. ". . . One Sword, $15"
    • Chapter II. Deer Tracks and Tape
    • Chapter III. White Pantaloons and Waistcoats
    • Chapter IV. Mr. Calhoun Rebukes
    • Chapter V. The Steps of the Temple
    • Chapter VI. Six Feet Six
    • Chapter VII. Sic Transit
  • Book Two: Exile
    • Chapter VIII. A Wall to the East
    • Chapter IX. The Indian Theater
    • Chapter X. Pagan Sanctuaries
    • Chapter XI. Notions of Honor
    • Chapter XII. The Wigwam Neosho
    • Chapter XIII. A Hickory Cane
    • Chapter XIV. The Muddier Rubicon
  • Book Three: Destiny
    • Chapter XV. Don Samuel
    • Chapter XVI. Halls of the Montezumas
    • Chapter XVII. Revolt
    • Chapter XVIII. The Retreat from Gonzales
    • Chapter XIX. The Plain of St. Hyacinth
    • Chapter XX. "The Crisis Requires It"
    • Chapter XXI. A Toast at Midnight
    • Chapter XXII. The Bachelor Republic
    • Chapter XXIII. The Talented Amateur
    • Chapter XXIV. Washington-on-the-Brazos
    • Chapter XXV. The Lone Star Passes
    • Chapter XXVI. The Heritage
    • Chapter XXVII. The Forlorn Hope
    • Chapter XXVIII. The Last of His Race
    • Chapter XXIX. Stars to Clay
  • Notes
  • Recapitulation
  • Sources and Acknowledgments
  • Index