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Lone Star Nation

Postby Tireman4 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:45 pm

Lone Star Nation by H.W. Brands. He taught me 20 th Century Diplomacy and was amazing. The book is enthralling and moving. I enjoyed it.
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Re: Lone Star Nation

Postby Hungry Ghost » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:37 pm

Tireman4 wrote:Lone Star Nation by H.W. Brands. He taught me 20 th Century Diplomacy and was amazing. The book is enthralling and moving. I enjoyed it.

What's it about, the brief period of Texas independence?

Many years ago I skimmed through a library book, whose title and author I've long forgotten. It was a history of the Texas Navy. It's true, they had one, and it saw action.

Mexico never really recognized Texas independence and being a bigger naval power then than now, sent ships up to blockade the TX coast. So the Texans armed some merchant ships that they had and sent them out to challenge the blockade. They actually fought naval engagments wih the Mexicans out in the Gulf.
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Postby uncle janko » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:53 pm

Perspective is everything. To some of us, the Lone Star nation is Liberia.

Although annexing Texas was about as astute, in the long run, as the Habsburg Empire annexing Bosnia-Hercegovina (and for many of the same reasons--present-day Mexican cultural imperialism is the Slavophilism of the Western Hemisphere--and no official from BiH ever did anything intelligent for the Habsburgs--they were all bush-league), this sounds like a great book.

PS. Anybody know if the Philippines still claim Sabah?
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Postby Tireman4 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:47 am

Texas from beginning to the start of the Civil War. Examines Sam Houston, David Crockett, Santa Anna as well as many others in detail.
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