By Herbert Gambrell
This is the tale of a brand new Englander who got here penniless to Mexican Texas in 1833 and in the subsequent decade helped to deliver his followed nation in the course of the turbulent issues of cost, revolution, political experimentation, and statehood.
Within a yr of his arrival, Anson Jones used to be effectively practising medication, buying land, and resolving to prevent politics; yet then the Revolution erupted and Jones grew to become a personal within the Texas military, doubling as health care professional at San Jacinto. army responsibility performed, he resumed scientific perform yet a few acts of the 1st Congress so irked him that he turned a member of the second one and started a political profession that lasted from 1837 to 1846 in which he served successively as congressman, minister to the U.S., Texas senator, secretary of country, and president of the Republic of Texas. Anson Jones took his personal lifestyles on January nine, 1858.
Told with mind's eye and perception, Herbert Gambrell's account of the lifetime of Anson Jones can be a colourful and concurrent biography of Texas and its people.
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Anson Jones: The Last President of Texas by Herbert Gambrell