Bookcover: Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas

Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas

James L. Haley — author. 
  • Winner of the T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award
Subject: Texas History

February, 2022




36 b&w illus. Bib. Index.




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About Haley's Passionate Nation

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.

About the Author

JAMES L. HALEY is the author of two dozen books, including the biography Sam Houston (University of Oklahoma Press, 2002) and The Texas Supreme Court: A Narrative History 1836-1986 (University of Texas Press, 2013). He also writes historical fiction, most recently the Bliven Putnam Naval Adventures for G. P. Putnam’s Sons (2016-2021). He lives in Austin, Texas.

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