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San Antonio: Outpost of Empires

Fisher, Lewis

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ISBN 10: 0965150739 / ISBN 13: 9780965150736
Published by Maverick Publishing Co., San Antonio, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: San Antonio: Outpost of Empires

Publisher: Maverick Publishing Co., San Antonio

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Printing

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San Antonio's unique appeal is the pervasive ambience of a colorful, authentic past. Here real heroes lived and died. Here immigrants of all stripes labored to build a city--the nation's ninth-largest--that on one hand stands tall and gleaming, yet on the other seems little changed from the 1920s, or from Victorian times, or from the reign of Spanish kings.

San Antonio: Outpost of Empires is a vivid, honest portrait in words and pictures of San Antonio's evolution over the course of nearly three centuries, from the days of the colonists of New Spain to the defense of the Alamo to the inrush of a "jumble of races" to the rapid growth of the modern era.

Here the faces of persons like Davy Crockett, Robert E. Lee, Theodore Roosevelt, Geronimo and Queen Elizabeth II mingle with those of Spanish missionaries, female aviators, traildrivers, chili vendors, firemen and birdsellers as San Antonio: Outpost of Empires documents a remarkable city's march through time.

The text is enhanced by 140 dramatically-displayed illustrations.

About the Author:

Lewis F. Fisher has observed San Antonio for some 40 years as a daily newspaper reporter, suburban newspaper publisher and author. His River Walk: The Epic Story of San Antonio's River won the national Benjmin Franklin Award for Best Regional Book. Among his other books are Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage and The Spanish Missions of San Antonio.

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