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A few weeks ago, I wrote about a lunch I had with former Texas governor Mark White several months before he died. One of the things we found we had in common was almost evangelical respect for Sam Houston.
A few weeks ago, I found out about a new biography on the last days of Sam Houston. So on my Facebook page, I posted these words, “The more I learn about Sam Houston, the more he inspires me. We camp every April in Sam Houston State Park which is just a few miles from his last home, now a tremendous museum. Statesman, drunkard, war hero, coward, Texas governor kicked to the curb and at the end of it all, a man truly trying to do the best he could. I’ll be interested to read this book.” [Read more…]