Seat of Empire The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas

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Seat of Empire The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas
Jeffrey Stuart Kerr, "Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas "
English | ISBN: 0896729745 | 2016 | 304 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
The founding of Austin sparked one of the Republic of Texas's first great political battles, pitting against each other two Texas titans: Lamar, who in less than a year had risen to vice president from army private, and Sam Houston, the hero of San Jacinto and a man both loved and hated throughout the Republic. The shy, soft-spoken, self-righteous Lamar dreamed of a great imperial capital in the wilderness, but to achieve it faced the hardships of the frontier, the mighty Comanche nation, the Mexican army, and the formidable Houston's political clout.

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