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SOLITARY STAR

A Biography of Sam Houston


SOLITARY STAR
$35.00

By: Donald Braider
Edition: First American Edition
Date: 1974
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons [New York]
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Salmon cloth]

Category: American General Military History
From: The Military Bookman at Chartwell Booksellers
Item Number: 6095

Description: A celebratory biography of Sam Houston, "potential squaw man, soldier in the War of 1812, impoverished school teacher, frontier lawyer, United States Congressman, [and] Governor of Texas ... before he reached the age of forty." His political career ruined by a marital scandal, the promising Houston retreated into alcoholism and abandoned civilization to live with the Indians before his fortune became linked to the "liberation" of the state of Texas.

A good copy in slightly worn, chipped dust jacket, gilt lettering on spine bright but upside down, publisher's press release laid in (344 pages, notes, selected bibliography, index).

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