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Synopsis: Dare-Devils All is a unique study of one of the weirdest and most haunting episodes that occurred in the short history of the Republic of Texas. Despite the fact that Texas had won its independence from Mexico in 1836, trouble still brewed, and twice in 1842, Mexican troops captured and occupied the town of San Antonio. Texas volunteers under General Alexander Somervell's command mounted a raid on Mexican border towns, capturing Laredo and Guerrero without much trouble. But then about 300 of Somervell's volunteers got restless and disobeyed orders to retreat. Instead-motivated by patriotic fervor or merely hunger for revenge-they continued deeper into Mexico and captured the town of Mier. Two days later the disobedient troops were captured by Mexican forces and imprisoned in Salado, where Santa Anna ordered that one out of every ten men be executed. A drawing was held; each man who drew a black bean was blindfolded and shot. Some of the lucky ones who drew white beans - eventually freed and allowed to return to Texas-would later become some of our best-known frontier heroes: Ben McCulloch, Bigfoot Wallace, Samuel Walker, and many others. The late historian, J.M. Nance, worked on Dare-Devils All for over fifty years, compiling an exhaustive array of resources and producing a manuscript over 3,000 pages long. Archie P. McDonald took over the project just before Nance's death in 1997, whittling the manuscript down to 546 action-packed and insightful pages-a vital addition to any serious Texas history bookshelf.
Title: Dare-Devils All: The Texan Mier Expedition, ...
Publisher: The Eakin Press
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Eakin Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1571682147I3N10
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Book Description The Eakin Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001257594
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Book Description Eakin Press, Austin, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. This is a clean and bright copy. Seller Inventory # 13671
Book Description The Eakin Press, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1571682147