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ROBERT WISEHART. Born for the Storm

ROBERT WISEHART. Born for the Storm. Black Kettle Books. 376 pages; paperback $14.95; blackkettlebooks.com

A runaway who grew up among the Cherokee, Sam Houston returns to white society, becoming a brash young militiaman. After surviving grievous wounds at the Battle of Horseshoe

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ROBERT WISEHART. The Lion at Bay

ROBERT WISEHART. The Lion at Bay. Black Kettle Books. 326 pages; paperback $14.95; blackkettlebooks.com.

After his presidency of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston tries to balance newfound domestic happiness with a still-gnawing sense of duty. As U.S. senator from the freshly

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ROBERT WISEHART. The Rising

ROBERT WISEHART. The Rising. Black Kettle Books. 331 pages; paperback, $14.95; blackkettlebooks.com.

The novel finds Sam Houston—former Tennessee congressman and governor—as appointed general of the newly proclaimed Republic of Texas’ revolutionary army. Evoking the hardships and dangers of that muddy frontier struggle,

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