Overview:A Texan's Story: The Autobiography of Walter Prescott Webb - Walter Prescott Webb (1888-1963), a towering figure in Texas and western history and letters, published an abundance of books but for decades the autobiography he'd written late in life sat largely undisturbed among his papers. Webb's remarkable story appears here in print for the first time, edited and annotated by Michael Collins, an authority on Texas history. This firsthand account offers readers a window on the life, the work, and the world of one of the most interesting thinkers in the history, and historiography, of Texas. Webb's narrative carries us from the drought-scarred rim of West Texas known as the Cross Timbers, to the hardscrabble farm life that formed him, to the bright lights of Austin and the University of Texas, where he truly came of age. Fascinating for the picture it summons of the Texas of his youth and the intellectual landscape of his career, Webb's autobiography also offers intriguing insights into the way his epic work, The Great Plains, evolved. He also describes the struggle behind his groundbreaking history of that storied frontier fighting force the Texas Rangers. Along the way, Webb reflects on the nature of historical research, the role that Texas and the West have played in American history, the importance of education, and the place of universities in our national culture. More than a rare encounter with a true American character's life and thought, A Texan's Story is also a uniquely enlightening look into the understanding, writing, and teaching of western American history in its formative years.

This book is on page /ef28172a407799e584bbe1bbae7aeb68/book/1603728429-9780806167176. It was written by the following authors: Walter Prescott Webb, Michael L. Collins. Book A Texan's Story: The Autobiography of Walter Prescott Webb, which can be read online, published by the company: University of Oklahoma Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Society, Biography, Education, Politics, True Stories. The book was published on 2020-09-30. It has 242 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight g. File for download A Texan's Story: The Autobiography of Walter Prescott Webb has PDF format and is called a-texans-story-the-autobiography-of-walter-prescott-webb.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our objectif-paleo.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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