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Soldiers of Misfortune

Soldiers of Misfortune


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About the Book

The Somervell and Mier Expeditions of 1842, culminating in the famous "black bean episode" in which Texas prisoners drew white or black beans to determine who would be executed by their Mexican captors, still capture the public imagination in Texas. But were the Texans really martyrs in a glorious cause, or undisciplined soldiers defying their own government? How did the Mier Expedition affect the border disputes between the Texas Republic and Mexico? What role did Texas President Sam Houston play? These are the questions that Sam Haynes addresses in this very readable book, which includes many dramatic excerpts from the diaries and letters of expedition participants.


About the Author:

Sam W. Haynes is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Arlington.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780292731158
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publisher Imprint: University of Texas Press
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 18 mm
  • Weight: 403 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0292731159
  • Publisher Date: 01 Jan 1997
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 288
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: The Somervell and Mier Expeditions
  • Width: 153 mm


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