Friday, December 2, 2011

The Spirit Of Texas, Winton Menzies

If you are a history buff or maybe just a proud Texan this book is a good read. Walter Menzies has compiled a historical account of his family and Texas dating to the earliest years of the state. I chose this book because I thought it was a comprehensive look at the history of the state of Texas. I was a little surprised to find that it is more a history of one family who has been in Texas for generations. However, I was not disappointed. Menzies has done an excellent job of compiling historical information, data, and pictures to make a beautiful book about the actual "Spirit" of Texas. Being a native born Texan and having living in another state for some time before returning I realize that Texan's have a pride about our state. Some have viewed this as an arrogance, but truly being a Texan is a mindset. This proud state was founded on the backs of strong and courageous men and women who braved the wild frontier. The battles fought here were historical great in our nation and the men and women who built this state are proud to be a part of one of the largest states in the union.

This book is a historical account of one great Texan family but it captures the essence of the Texan pride and strength. I am using this book in our history curriculum as required reading.

Thanks to B&B Media for this review copy.
Published by Creative Publishing.

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