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Retreat to Glory: The Story of Sam Houston
Retreat to Glory The Story of Sam Houston Author:Jean Lee Latham The hero of Retreat to Glory is one of the most vital figures in America's history - and a man of defiant courage, always ready to stand alone. Even as a youth in 1813, instead of waiting for an appointment as an officer in the state militia, Sam Houston joined the "regulars" of the U. S. Army. And in 1861, rather than deny his allegiance to th... more »e Union, he stepped down from teh governor's chair in Texas. In the almost fiifty years between, he was alternately praised and condemned.
From his youth as a pionee, Indian brave by adoption, and schoolteacher, through his military and political career, Jean Lee Latham creates a three-dimensional prorrait of Sam Houston, in a book filled with action and adventure.« less