Unforgettable Texans

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History books burst at the seams with stories about Houston, Travis, Crockett and other icons of Texas history. Yet many of the Lone Star State's fascinating figures—well known in life but forgotten in death—remain obscure by omission. This scintillating company includes a World War I spy who became a movie star, the first gringo matador, a West Texas tent showman and the husband-and-wife trick-shot act that amazed audiences for forty years. Some characters cut across the common narrative, like the admiral whose advice might have prevented the attack on Pearl Harbor, the one and only Republican congressman in the first half of the twentieth century, the Klansman Texans elected to the U.S. Senate and the businessman who wrote the longest English-language novel in complete secrecy. Popular columnist and author Bartee Haile brings to life some of the most intriguing Texans who ever slipped through the cracks of history.
ISBN: 9781467137737
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Images: 33
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bartee Haile has written This Week in Texas History for small-town and suburban newspapers throughout the Lone Star State since 1983. Thirty-four years and more than 1,700 columns later, it is the most widely read and longest-running feature of its kind. Unforgettable Texans is Bartee's fourth book for The History Press. His earlier titles include Texas Depression-Era Desperadoes, Murder Most Texan and Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil. A fourth- or fifth-generation Texan (his ancestors were lousy record keepers!), Bartee Haile lives in the Houston area with his wife, Gerri, and not far from his son Brett and granddaughter Lila.
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