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Author:
William Seale
ISBN13:
978-0806109268
ISBN:
0806109262
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Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press; 1970 HARDBOUND edition (1970)
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Margaret Lea Houston certainly qualifies This book attempts to waken Margaret Lea's life from a historical sleep . With only the published letters of Sam Houston, a biography of Margaret Lea could not have been written

Margaret Lea Houston certainly qualifies. She cannot be described as an average frontier woman, for she was hoveringly protected from hardships by women from her pastnotably her Juno of a mother, Nancy Lea, and her gentle maid Eliza, a slaveif seldom by Sam Houston. This book attempts to waken Margaret Lea's life from a historical sleep even deeper than the obscurity in which she enveloped herself as the wife of Sam Houston. I think Margaret Lea's. With only the published letters of Sam Houston, a biography of Margaret Lea could not have been written. Houston descendants have given me unrestricted use of two superb family collections of manuscripts.

Sam Houston with the Cherokees, 1829-1833. Star of destiny: the private life of Sam and Margaret Houston. The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston: 1848-1852. Politics of Conscience: A Biography of Margaret Chase Smith. The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston: 1846-1848. The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston: 1839-1845. The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume IV, 1852-1863.

Although Sam Houston has been the subject 6f several biographies and· many historical articles, little attention .

Although Sam Houston has been the subject 6f several biographies and· many historical articles, little attention has been paid to his third wife, whose enormous influence on the Liberator of Texas has never before been examined closely. In this first biography of Margaret Lea Houston, a remarkable woman is finally awakened from the historical sleep which has enveloped her for over a century. Alabama-born Margaret Lea was just a schoolgirl when she first saw Sam Houston arrive at New Orleans after the Battle of San Jacinto to have his wounds tended.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Sam Houston's Wife: Biography of Margaret. William Seale, a native Texan, is a graduate of Southwestern University and holds . degrees from Duke University. Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press. Publication Date: 1971. He is also the author of Texas River-man: The Life and Times of Capt. Andrew Smyth (Austin, 1966), which won the Summerfield G. Roberts Award for Texas History. He has been a teacher of history in Texas colleges, and is currently director of the Historic Columbia Foundation, Columbia, South Carolina. Title: Sam Houston's Wife: A Biography Of Margaret. Publication Date: 1970. List this Seller's Books. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included.

Sam Houston’s Wife book. In this first biography of Margaret Lea Houston, a remarkable woman is finally awakened from the historical sleep which has enveloped her Although Sam Houston has been the subject 6f several biographies and· many historical articles, little attention has been paid to his third wife, whose enormous influence on the Liberator of Texas has never before been examined closely.

Although Sam Houston has been the subject 6f several biographies and- many historical articles, little attention has been paid to his third wife .

Although Sam Houston has been the subject 6f several biographies and- many historical articles, little attention has been paid to his third wife, whose enormous influence on the Liberator of Texas has never before been examined closely.

Sam Houston, Colossus in Buckskin. Cosmopolitan Book Corporation. Sam Houston, Hero of Texas. Garrard Pubublishing. Sam Houston’s Wife: a Biography of Margaret Lea Houston. University of Oklahoma Press. Sword of San Jacinto : a life of Sam Houston.

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  • Absolutely loved Sam Houton's Wife. Read it in a couple of days. A very interesting couple......what a wonderful love story!

  • A disclaimer to start with: I am a member of the Lea family, descended from Mrs. Houston's brother, Henry Clinton Lea, so I had a particular interest in this book about my great-great-great aunt (whew!). This was one of the great romantic stores of the century, starting when a 17-year-old Margaret Lea first sighted Houston in New Orleans, where she watched him from among a crowd. She married him when he was 48 and she was barely 21, in the face of opposition from her family. I was delighted with the degree of historical accuracy I found in the book, as well as finding it an enjoyable "read". Mr. Seale includes the sort of family anecdotes that make biography come alive as well as throwing a new light on the personality of Sam Houston. The mythical hero of San Jacinto was also a husband and father, and his life with Margaret had profound effects on his public life. To read about Margaret, her mother and siblings gives a fascinating window on the life of a Southern family during the era of Westward expansion. Seale also clears up some fun but apocryphal tales about the romance. Too bad, really, but I guess the fanciful among us can go on believing my great-g-g-grandmother actually said "My daughter goes forth in the world to marry no man." if we want to

  • This biography is hardly a balanced and objective appraisal of the life and character of Margaret Lea Houston. While well-written, I found the author to be chauvinistic and condescending. The volume of correspondence between Margaret and Sam Houston, which has been edited and published by their descendant, Madge Thornall Roberts, offers a truer glimpse into the personhood of this fascinating yet little-known woman. Titled, "Star of Destiny: The Private Life of Sam and Margaret Houston," these letters were unavailable to William Seale when he researched his book.