Rip Ford's Texas

By: Ford, John Salmon; Oates, Stephen B. (Editor)

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The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon "Rip" Ford arrrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. He participated in virtually every major event in Texas history during the next sixty years. Doctor, lawyer, surveyor, newspaper reporter, elected representative, and above all, soldier and Indian fighter, Ford sat down in his old age to record the events of the turbulent years through which he had lived. Stephen Oates has edited Ford's memoirs to produce a clear and vigorous personal history of Texas. These are the personal memoirs of one of the most colorful Texans of his time. Literally full of the anecdotes that make history come alive. This is an essential book for all lovers of Texas history. Previous owner's name on ffep, notes on rfep. Marginalia and underlining. DJ in mylar. ; The Personal Narratives of the West Edited by J. Frank Dobie Series; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 519 pages; 30237

Title: Rip Ford's Texas

Author Name: Ford, John Salmon; Oates, Stephen B. (Editor)

Categories: Texana / Texas,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: University of Texas Press, Austin, TX: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 30237