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Jeffrey Kerr: Seat of Empire
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Jeffrey Kerr: "Seat of Empire"

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 7:00p
BookPeople Austin, TX

The founding of Austin sparked one of the Republic’s first great political battles, pitting against each other two Texas titans: Lamar, who in less than a year had risen to vice president from army private, and Sam Houston, the hero of San Jacinto and a man both loved and hated throughout the Republic. The shy, soft-spoken, self-righteous Lamar dreamed of a great imperial capital in the wilderness, but to achieve it faced the hardships of the frontier, the mighty Comanche nation, the Mexican army,… Show more

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