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Robert Potter: Founder of the Texas Navy

Earnest G. Fischer

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ISBN 10: 0882890808 / ISBN 13: 9780882890807
Published by Pelican Publishing Company
Condition: VERY GOOD Hardcover
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Title: Robert Potter: Founder of the Texas Navy

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Robert Potter flashed across the history of Texas and North Carolina during the early 1800s, leaving an enduring record of inspired leadership and achievement. Known for engaging his enemies in legislative and political debate as well as in physical confrontations, Potter was the first person to be named secretary of the Texas Navy.

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As bold, spirited, and volatile as the frontier age in which he lived, Robert Potter flashed across the history of Texas and North Carolina during the early 1800s, leaving an enduring record of inspired leadership and achievement. Along with Potter, many of the famous names of American history ride through these pages--including Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Aaron Burr, as well as a parade of noblemen, ladies, squaws, and harpies of the frontier.

Although he made his mark early as a North Carolina congressman, and later as a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Potter is best remembered as the founder of the Texas Navy. He pursued a lifelong interest in the sea when he became a midshipman in the United States Navy at the age of fifteen. He was later named secretary of the Texas Navy, the first person to hold that office.

Endowed with a brilliant mind, but plagued by a mercurial temperament, Potter eagerly engaged his enemies in legislative and political debate as well as in physical confrontations. A born leader who stirred the passions of friend and foe alike, he was slain by a band of assassins at the age of forty-two.

Ernest G. Fischer, an admiral in the Texas Navy, spent a lifetime researching this volume. A native Texan, he studied at the University of Texas and earned a degree in journalism at the University of Missouri. He taught at several universities and was a writer for fifty years.

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