Retreat to Glory: The Story of Sam Houston

Retreat to Glory: The Story of Sam Houston

By: Jean Lee Latham Complete Authored Works
Published by: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc
Publication Date: 1965

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When Jean Lee Latham (winner of the Newbery Medal for CARRY ON, MR. BOWDITCH) wrote THIS DEAR-BOUGHT LAND, Library Journal said: "In her swiftly moving style, the author again makes history exciting and convincing. This is valuable supplementary reading as well as a rousing adventure story."

The hero of RETREAT TO GLORY is one of the most vital figures in America's history—and a man of defiant courage, always ready to stand alone. Even as a youth in 1813, instead of waiting for an appointment as an officer in the state militia, Sam Houston joined the "regulars" of the U.S. Army. And in 1861, rather than deny his allegiance to the Union, he stepped down from the governor's chair in Texas. In the almost fifty years between, he was alternately praised and condemned.

Form his youth as a pioneer, Indian brave by adoption, and schoolteacher, through his military and political career, Jean Lee Latham creates a three-dimensional portrait of Sam Houston, in a book filled with action and adventure.

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