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Inhaltsangabe: Irish-born Thomas William ('Peg Leg') Ward ventured to Texas in 1835 to fight in the Texas Revolution, but in his first day of action his right leg was hit by Mexican cannon fire and amputated. Four years later he lost his right arm to cannon fire in an accident. Though confronted with an unending problem of mobility and tormented by pain in his residual leg, Ward surmounted his horrific injuries to become a notable public figure. Ward's public career spanned three decades and a multiplicity of responsibilities - military officer, three-time mayor of Austin, presidential appointments as U.S. Consul to Panama and a federal customs official in Texas - but it was as Texas land commissioner during the 1840s that he particularly made his mark. At a time when land was the principal asset of the Texas republic and the magnet that attracted immigrants, he fought to remedy the land system's many defects and to fulfill the promise of free land to those who settled and fought for Texas. If Ward had a remarkable career, his life was nonetheless troubled by symptoms comparable to those experienced by recent war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder - a hair-trigger temper, an impulse to violence, and marital discord. His wife, Susan Ward, though deeply in love with him at the start, eventually left him and accused him in two bitterly fought court cases of verbal, psychological, and physical abuse. To many of his fellow Texans, however, Ward remained a hero who had sacrificed his leg for a noble cause - independence from Mexico. David C. Humphrey, historian, has written three books and many articles on U.S. and Texas history and has won several awards, most recently from the Texas State Historical Association and the East Texas Historical Association. He lives in Annandale, Virginia.
Über den Autor: DAVID C. HUMPHREY, historian, has written three books and many articles on U.S. and Texas history and has won several awards, most recently from the Texas State Historical Association and the East Texas Historical Association. He lives in Annandale, Virginia.
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Buchbeschreibung Texas State Historical Association, Denton, Texas, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. First Edition; First Printing. A Firs Edition in the hardcover signed by the author, David C. Humphrey, on the title page. Signed only - no other names, writing, or marks. This book is in Fine, as new, condition. A biography of Thomas William Ward, a notable Texas public figure that lost his leg due to fighting in the Texas Revolution. 340 pages, notes, bibliography, index. ; Standard Book Size. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 125283