A blend of fact and fiction, this novel - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Journey" and "Caribbean" - centres around the lives of Sam Houston, a firebrand renegade from Tennessee and Santa Anna. The novel moves relentlessly to their historic encounter at the battle of San Jacinto.A blend of fact and fiction, this novel - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Journey" and "Caribbean" - centres around the lives of Sam Houston, a firebrand renegade from Tennessee and Santa Anna. The novel moves relentlessly to their historic encounter at the battle of San Jacinto.Read Less
Very Good. 230 pp. The book has shelf wear age tanning but light, it is clean tight and only 1 reading creaes on spine the corners on front cover has very small bends approx 1/4 inch. Fictional account of Sam Houston and Santa Anna and the Battle of San Jacinto, which resluted in the Annexation of Texas. In Michener's usual way he brings history alive. All of our book wrapped in sturdy packaging or padded envelopes, plus they are electronically tracked within the USA.
Very Good. Stated first edition, first printing. Minor shelf wear, edges of dust jacket are slightly worn/torn, light sticker wear on front cover of dust jacket. Not price-clipped, not ex-library. Pages are in excellent condition. Perfectly readable and intact. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Very good in very good dust jacket. 1990. Hardback. Very Good. First Edition. First Print. Signature only by author on the title page. Previous owner mark. Dust jacket is protected with a Mylar cover. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.
Fine in Very Good jacket. 0938349570 SIGNED First American edition, first printing. Signed by Author on inside title page. Jacket is in Very Good + condition. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of jacket. Front jacket has a 1 tear to bottom left side and a 1/2 tear and wrinkling to bottom. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. The book itself is in Near Fine condition with no marks or scratches. The binding is straight and tight; Signed By Author.; Signed by Author.
Like New. Austin, TX: State House Press, 1990. Limited first edition, no. 289 of 350 issued. Hardcover. 214 pp. Fine, in a fine slipcase. Signed by the author and illustrator, James Michener and Charles Shaw, on the limitations page.
Publishers Weekly, 1990-07-20 ``The Raven'' is Sam Houston, insolent frontiersman, brash congressman, Tennessee governor, rural schoolmaster, lawyer, land speculator in the Mexican state of Tejas (later Texas). ``The Eagle'' is Antonio Lopez de Santa Annasp ok , 11 times president of Mexico, congenital opportunist, enemy of rebels, inordinately vain general, furious wooer of a Mexican emperor's 60-year-old spinster sister. The paths of these two adventurers crossed in 1836 on the banks of the San Jacinto River when Houston, leading a band of Texicans seeking revenge for the Alamo, massacred Santa Anna's men. The independent Republic of Texas was born (it joined the Union nine years later). Resembling nonfiction more than historical novelette, this interwoven double portrait, we learn from the author's introduction, was originally a chapter cut from his novel Texas . Michener makes history come alive in this engaging slice of Americana and Texas lore, a compelling testament to the precept that character is destiny. Line drawings. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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