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Empire of Bones: A Novel of Sam Houston and the Texas Revolution

Long, Jeff

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ISBN 10: 0688122523 / ISBN 13: 9780688122522
Published by William Morrow, New York, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Empire of Bones: A Novel of Sam Houston and ...

Publisher: William Morrow, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Printing

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In a novel based on the life of the larger-than-life father of Texas, Sam Houston leads his ragtag army on a mission of vengeance against Santa Anna, the Scourge of the Alamo. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

From Publishers Weekly:

Long , a trenchant critic of Texas mythologizing in such historical studies as Duel of Eagles, takes a fictional look at the origins of his home state in his third novel (after The Ascent) . Subtitled A Novel of Sam Houston and the Mexican Revolution , it opens on March 6, 1836, with the fall of the Alamo and the slaughter of Davy Crockett and other unarmed survivors at the order of Mexican commander Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Two hundred miles away, Sam Houston, major general of the Army of the Republic of Texas, leads a ragtag mob in flight from Santa Anna. When the would-be Americans turn at bay in San Jacinto, their savage victory demonstrates that war atrocities are rarely confined to one side or one culture. Less concerned with citing historical details than with establishing a psychological climate, Long portrays Houston, his captains and the San Jacinto rank and file not as the demigods of Texas legend but as flawed human beings who became heroes in spite of themselves. His gritty yet poetic retelling of the fight for Texas's independence from Mexico probes moral dilemmas as well as tactical maneuvers.
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