Texas Heroes for Young Readers
The men and women who made Texas great come to life in a series of illustrated biographies by notable authors and artists.
Sam Houston, one of the most colorful characters in American History, was a fiercely independent thinker. During his long life, he defied family members, the US Congress, and Texas citizens, while remaining a true friend of the Cherokee. Politician, army general, and devoted family man, this legendary statesman was the only person to have served Texas as president, senator, and governor. Whether he was wearing the dress of his adopted tribe or his famous leopard vest, Sam stood by his beliefs regardless of the cost.