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 carry his followed kingdom during the turbulent problems of payment, revolution, political experimentation, and statehood.
Within a 12 months 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 doctor at San Jacinto. army accountability performed, he resumed clinical perform yet a few acts of the 1st Congress so irked him that he turned a member of the second one and commenced 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 kingdom, and president of the Republic of Texas. Anson Jones took his personal existence on January nine, 1858.
Told with mind's eye and perception, Herbert Gambrell's account of the lifetime of Anson Jones can also 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