The history of Texas is laid out through the lives and fortunes of four great Texan families: one Scots-Irish, one German, one Spanish, one Mexican. The result is 400 years of brawling, boisterous history, of families rising up from the dust, of fortunes made and lost.
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"A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, Anglos and Hispanics, frontier and settlement, money and power...James Michener is something rare and valuable: an honorable craftsman doing honorable work....He manages to make history vivid and palatable to the reader."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
Texas. A land of sprawling diversity and unparalleled richness; a dazzling chapter in the history of our nation, a place like no other on earth. Through the remarkable lives of four families, this epic saga spans four centuries and two continents and charts the dramatic formation of several great dynasties from the age of the conquistadors to the present day. A richly compelling novel of a proud people eager to meet the challenge of the land, TEXAS is James Michener's most magnificent achievement.
From the Paperback edition.
“A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and settlement, money and power . . . James Michener is something rare and valuable: an honorable craftsman doing honorable work. . . . He manages to make history vivid.” —The Boston Globe
“A sweeping panorama of regional history done in the form of a novel.”—The Washington Post Book World
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