SAM HOUSTON, THE TALLEST TEXAN by William Johnson

SAM HOUSTON, THE TALLEST TEXAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This biography gives young readers much of the depth and breadth needed for the story of a man who was big in mind as well as body. Faithful, affectionate chronology that starts with Sam as a reminiscent young officer with Jackson's army, takes on more color as Houston himself gains the background and experience that won him a congressional career, and the appointment as emissary to the Indians that also awakened his interest in Texas. Unmuddled historical reporting is evident throughout- as Houston lives not only through the sadness of his first marriage but is witness to the shocking government handling of Indians and, after the winning of San Jacinto, of the schism in his beloved Texas, over the slavery question. A level headed, exciting story of an American hero.

Publisher: Random House