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  1. I ve had this book on my shelf for ages As a Native Texan and history buff, I feel great shame that it has taken me this long to get around to reading it Thanks, Texas Rising, for the kick in the pants It s a wonderful read, definitely not your grandma s boring history biography tome The colorful to say the least life of Houston paired with James elegant and entertaining writing style results in a smooth and enjoyable read with plenty of makes you go hmmmmm moments What a character Hou I ve had this book on my shelf for ages As a Native Texan and history buff, I feel great shame that it has taken me this long to get around to reading it Thanks, Texa...

  2. I have not actually finished The Raven, which makes this review somewhat unusual However, with less than twenty pages left to run, I consider it close enough that I can judge the book, since I already know the ending an advantage of the biographies of dead men.James gave me a new appreciation of the complexity of Sam Houston, and also an appreciation of the baroque complexity of the southern writer of a given time, such as Faulkner or Foote While James tended to beinformal and fond o I have not actually finished The Raven, which makes this review somewhat unusual However, with less than twenty pages left to run, I consider it close enough that I can judge the book, since I already know the ending an advantage of the biographies of dead men.James gave me a new appreciation of the complexity of Sam Houston, and also an appreciation of the baroque complexity of the southern writer of a given time, such as Faulkner or Foote While James tended to beinformal and fond of an almost poetic level of referral to his subject by something other than his given name, the subject encouraged this sort of thing himself Sam Houston was essentially unknowable The man loved his secrets, and sometimes the only way to write about him was to write around him, a technique James uses to gr...

  3. James is an Oklahoma treasure for the ages Houston was a fascinating character and since this biography is by Marquis James, I know I got the accurate and well researched version.

  4. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here While I have never been one for dense history reading, The Raven is fascinating as it tells the moving, dedicated, and occasionally humorous life of one of Texas greatest leaders.

  5. This book is terrible A biographer has the difficult task of removing himself emotionally from this subject that he s spent months and years tirelessly researching I understand that this can be hard, but I think it is necessary for the biography to be of any academic value This author failed miserably in this regard It becomes very clear after a few chapters that he has a huge hard on for Sam Houston The author goes to great lengths to smooth over, or worse, straight up omit Houston s flaws This book is terrible A biographer has the difficult task of removing himself emotionally from this subject that he s spent months and years tirelessly researching I understand that this can be hard, but I think it is necessary for the biography to be of any academic value This author failed miserably in this regard It becomes very clear after a few chapters that he has a huge hard on for Sam Houston The author goes to great lengths to smooth over, or worse, straight up omit Houston s flaws, and even greater lengths to embellish his accomplishments Having respect for your subject is understandable why else go through the effort of writing such a lengthy treatise ...

  6. Fascinating Almost science fiction A difficult read both because of the old writing style, 1920 s , and because the social conventions of America circa mid 80 s were very different Today s qualms of religion seemed to play little role in life lived in a sort of stridently secular spiritual haze Honor, loosely defined, was the great virtue of the time and resulted in frequent deadly duels, but romantic notions were so out of our experience as to be very difficult to imagine The history des Fascinating Almost science fiction A difficult read both because of the old writing style, 1920 s , and because the ...

  7. After powering through The Raven, I pride myself on knowing infinitelyabout an incredibly intriguing man and a pivotal and heralded time in Texas and US history That said it is an old book with arduous language and a challenging ...

  8. Sam Houston was a man of wisdom, intelligence, honor and courage His influence was essential to the beginnings of Texas as part of Mexico, as an independent nation, and as a state He was appalled when the state s leaders voted to join the Confederacy, and h...

  9. A fine biography of Sam Huston with new, to me, facts and events.After Sam shepherded the new Texas to a stableor less state by using strategic actions versus simple minded tactical actions by numerous Texas opportunists and the text began to explore fes...

  10. This was a fantastic biography of a fascinating man Marquis James is a good writer and definitely put his personality in the writing, but Sam Houston was indeed the star of the book.Houston had so many different phases in his life, and e...