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Lone Star Rising: The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic | [William C. Davis]

Lone Star Rising: The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic

No historian has been able to capture so elegantly the factors influencing the formation of the state of Texas. Three-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award, William C. Davis precisely describes the spirit of the times during this momentous period. The conflicts between Anglo Texans, native Tejanos, and Mexican officials that led to war come to life with invigorating detail.
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No historian has been able to capture so elegantly the factors influencing the formation of the state of Texas. Three-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award, William C. Davis precisely describes the spirit of the times during this momentous period. The conflicts between Anglo Texans, native Tejanos, and Mexican officials that led to war come to life with invigorating detail.

©2004 William C. Davis; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Phil Lake Jackson, TX, USA 11-03-05
    Phil Lake Jackson, TX, USA 11-03-05 Member Since 2001
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    "Disappointing"

    I generally love history reads but this was painful. I use audible to pass the time while traveling and actually turned this off several times from frustration. Lots of detail with some of it repeated. An abridged version might be the way to go on this one. I liked the backgrounds of Travis, Houston, Austin, etc. You'll need to be a real Texas history buff to enjoy this one!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Bushido Bryan Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan 07-16-12
    Bushido Bryan Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan 07-16-12 Member Since 2012

    Fear is the mind Killer, so Face Your Fear

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    "Extreme detail about Texas becoming a Texas."
    What did you love best about Lone Star Rising?

    The detail. Where and how the culture of Texas was formed. There was so much I did not know and so much helped me make a lot of sense of why Texas culture is like it is today.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam Houston. The book made him real. Extremely complex.


    What does Jonathan Hogan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He read very well and with passion for a book compromising so much detail.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The battle between Santa Anna and the Texans. I had no idea we were so lucky. Extreme luck.


    Any additional comments?

    This will teach Texans a lot about their history and to appreciate Tejanos a lot more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie AURORA, CO, United States 08-01-10
    Stephanie AURORA, CO, United States 08-01-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Well written history of Texas."

    Lone Star Rising is an entertaining, well-written, and honest treatment of Texas history. Readers with an appreciation for history and adventure will enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 11-02-09
    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 11-02-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Not Bad"

    I actually thought that this one was pretty good. Yes there was some minor repetition, but only when necessary. This was an easy listen and was interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    XEVEN Houston, TX, United States 03-20-13
    XEVEN Houston, TX, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2007

    I have over 500 books in my library

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    "Jobathan Hogan Rules"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES This is one of my earlier audio books I had purchased.Being a Texan I felt it was informative interesting and impressive


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Good info about Houston, but Crockett is always a guy’s favorite


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Hogan – was your favorite?

    ALL


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Alamo


    Any additional comments?

    A narrator often makes or breaks the book and Jonathan Hogan is probably my favorite =]

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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