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Wednesday, June 09, 2004


Davis, William C. Lone Star Rising: The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic. Free Press, $27.

Library Journal: “nicely integrating newly revealed original source documents from Mexican archives with historical confirmation from well-known secondary sources to provide a thrilling, all-encompassing story of the war…solid…clear…carefully eschews hagiography in order to present an objective analysis….Highly recommended for all academic libraries and larger public libraries and essential for all libraries in Texas." Booklist: “Davis provides some interesting perspectives on ths causes and effects of the conflict…a beautifully written account of an epic story that can still excite and inspire.” History: Review of New Books: “Can be read with profit by both students and specialists. Examines in much greater depth the origins of the Texas Revolution. Offers an insightful analysis of the sometimes obscure links between the convoluted politics of the revolution in Texas and its downright bizarre (and still highly controversial) military history.” Publishers Weekly: “tells this story in sometimes wearying detail, but the book’s merits make up for its occasional tedium…Despite its lack of a central argument, this book contains just about everything you’d ever want to know about its subject. Consequently, this encyclopedic rendering of an oft-told tale is likely to take its place among the invaluable modern works on Texas history.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that the review from NMU's own Mr. Peters?


1:30 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

You're right--good memory!

1:41 PM  

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