Nathan Bedford Forrest History Award, Forrest Cavalry Corps
T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award, Texas Historical Commission
Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize, Texas State Historical Association
Spur Award, Biography, Western Writers of America
Philosophical Society of Texas Award of Merit

In the decades preceding the Civil War, few figures in the United States were as influential or as controversial as Sam Houston. In Sam Houston, James L. Haley explores Houston’s momentous career and the complex man behind it. Haley’s fifteen years of research and writing have produced possibly the most complete, most personal, and most readable Sam Houston biography ever written. Drawn from personal papers never before available as well as the papers of others in Houston’s circle, this biography will delight anyone intrigued by Sam Houston, Texas history, Civil War history, or America’s tradition of rugged individualism.


About The Author

James L. Haley is an independent scholar living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of numerous books, including The Buffalo War: The History of the Red River Indian Uprising of 1874 and Apaches: A History and Culture Portrait (OU Press).

Book Information
52 b&w illus.
544 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-3644-8
Kindle 978-0-8061-5213-4
e-pub 978-0-8061-5214-1
Published April 2015
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