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James Bowie: Texas Fighting Man A Biography

Hopewell, Clifford

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ISBN 10: 0890158819 / ISBN 13: 9780890158814
Published by Eakin Press, Waco, Texas, U.S.A., 1994
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Title: James Bowie: Texas Fighting Man A Biography

Publisher: Eakin Press, Waco, Texas, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

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Texas' most famous fighting man, James (Jim) Bowie, a descendant of the fierce natives of the Scottish Highlands, gets the full treatment in Clifford Hopewell's biography, the first in almost half a century. In addition to hundreds of secondary sources, Hopewell researched all the scarce original documents on Bowie in existence including newspaper accounts dating back to 1928 and the early 1830s, court records, and army orders. While Bowie is best known for his valiant death in the Battle of the Alamo, the author fully examines his relations with the buccaneer Jean Lafitte, the facts and myths of the famous Bowie knife, his love affairs and marriage to a native Tejana, the lovely Ursala de Veramendi, and the restless and sometimes violent nature of the man himself.

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The most famous fighting man associated with the formation of Texas was James (Jim) Bowie. A descendant of the fierce natives of the Scottish highlands, Jim Bowie is presented in a new biography (the first in almost half a century). James Bowie: Texas Fighting Man is the result of Clifford Hopewell's extensive researches of all the scarce original documents on Bowie in existence including newspaper accounts dating back to 1828 and the early 1830s, court records, and army orders. While Bowie is best known for his valiant death in the Battle of the Alamo, Hopewell fully examines his relations with the buccaneer Jean Lafitte, the facts and myths of the famous Bowie knife, his love affairs and marriage to the lovely Ursula de Veramendi (a native Tejana) and explores the restless and sometimes violent nature of the man himself. James Bowie is a terrific biography that would grace any American West library collection. -- Midwest Book Review

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