Alexander Mendoza, and Charles David Grear Texans and War: New interpretations of the State’s Military History (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2012)
Alexander Mendoza and Charles Grear are both scholars of phenomenal books they have published. Mendoza and Grear decided to collaborate on a book that was published on February 29, 2013 by Texas A&M University Press, 2012. This book discusses the reputation and the martial prowess of Texas Union and the rumors about the wars of Texas. These men grew up in San Antonio, Texas and are both teachers at Universities in Texas which makes them qualified authors because of their first-hand experience and how they acknowledge the love they have for Texas Military History. The purpose of this book is to present the military history of Texas to the reader by giving details on the wealth of topics that deserve more attention. These collections of essays that the fourteen scholars researched provides new studies for the new generation which should stimulate the reader’s fertile mind. Both purpose and thesis are well written, which should assure that the reader will be able to keep up with the story because of the organization patterns used. In part one the organization of the book is contributive to the readers because it keeps them focused on that certain topic, also it shows the readers who wrote each topic displayed at the top of each essay. The illustrations shown throughout the book are very helpful because it amplifies the readers to understand the different events that occurred and it gives the reader a chance to imagine what it was like when each event was occurring. The descriptions under the illustrations also helps the reader’s understand the illustration. This is essential for readers in the new generation because reading a long book about the Military History of Texas could be very mundane and could cause the reader to get distracted and lose train of thought very easily. This thesis is...
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