Author: James L. Haley

Works Published by UNT Press

Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas

Published: February, 2022  Pages: 672  Features: 36 b&w illus. Bib. Index.

Utilizing many sources new to publication, James L. Haley delivers a most readable and enjoyable narrative history of Texas, told through stories—the words and recollections of Texans who actually lived the state’s spectacular history. From Jim Bowie’s and Davy Crockett’s myth-enshrouded stand at the Alamo, to the Mexican-American War, and to Sam Houston’s heroic failed effort to keep Texas in the Union during the Civil War, the transitions in Texas history have often been as painful and tense as the “normal” periods in between. Here, in all of its epic grandeur, is the story of Texas as its own passionate nation. more... about Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas

  • Winner of the T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award