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More zeal than discretion : the westward adventures of Walter P. Lane /
Jimmy L. Bryan Jr.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2008.
description
xii, 249 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1603440704 (cloth : alk. paper), 9781603440707 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2008.
isbn
1603440704 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781603440707 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- The road to San Jacinto (1817-36) -- Los piratas de Tejas (1836-37) -- Red lander (1837-44) -- Storming Monterrey (1845-46) -- The fault of all Texans (1846-48) -- By flood and field (1848-58) -- Family, community, and secession (1858-61) -- The Marshal Ney of Texas (1861-62) -- Partisan ranger (1862-65) -- Citizen Lane (1866-86) -- Recollections (1874-91) -- Epilogue.
catalogue key
6693822
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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" The definitive biography of Walter Paye Lane. The task of pursuing Lanes involvement through three wars was an enormous one, and the many productive years of the authors engagement with his chosen subject are obvious."--James E. Crisp, North Carolina State University
� The definitive biography of Walter Paye Lane. The task of pursuing Lanes involvement through three wars was an enormous one, and the many productive years of the authors engagement with his chosen subject are obvious.�--James E. Crisp, North Carolina State University
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Walter P. Lane emigrated from Ireland as a young boy, fought in three wars, sailed the Texas coast with a privateer, and traveled to California and Arizona in search of gold. What drove this man, who in many ways typifies the adventurers who contributed to the westward expansion in the United States during the early nineteenth century? Through his mining of personal papers, memoirs, contemporary sources, and archived collections, Jimmy L. Bryan Jr. has produced a comprehensive portrait of the man who charged across the field at San Jacinto, aided in the removal of Indians and Tejano settlers from the East Texas Redlands, stormed Monterrey with the Texas Rangers during the U.S.-Mexican War, commanded a brigade of Confederate soldiers during the Civil War, supported the return to white rule during the turbulent Reconstruction era, and served the State of Texas in various public capacities. Bryan shows how the adventurism of Lane and his comrades provided both ethos and impetus for the westward migration. More Zeal than Discretionwill appeal to historians and readers interested in Texas and the West, the Civil War, and the culture of American manhood.
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The Road to San Jacinto, 1817-36p. 7
Los Piratas de Tejas, 1836-37p. 24
Red Lander, 1837-44p. 33
Storming Monterrey, 1844-46p. 46
The Fault of All Texans, 1846-48p. 59
By Flood and Field, 1848-58p. 77
Family, Community, and Secession, 1858-61p. 96
The Marshal Ney of Texas, 1861-62p. 107
Partisan Ranger, 1862-65p. 125
Citizen Lane, 1865-87p. 145
Recollections, 1874-91p. 167
Notesp. 185
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 241
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