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Stephen L. Moore Texas Rising

May 23, 201516 min
TEXAS RISING, by acclaimed Texas historian Stephen L. Moore (William Morrow Hardcover; May 12th), is the official nonfiction companion to the HISTORY ten-hour mini-series set to debut Memorial Day, May 25. With the same production and writing team behind the record-breaking Hatfields & McCoys and starring Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, Kris Kristofferson, and other notables, the five-part series that The Hollywood Reporter recently called “an 1830s version of American Sniper” is poised to be one of the most watched and anticipated television events of the summer. Moore (a descendent of Texas Rangers) offers a “fast moving narrative” (Library Journal) that tells the full, thrilling story of the Texas’s revolution, its years as a sovereign nation (1836-1846), and the rise of the legendary Rangers who patrolled the violent western frontier. In 1836, if west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West then Texas was hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked fro

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