Lust for Glory: An Epic Story of Early Texasand the Sacrifice That Defined a Nation is a concise, reader- friendly depiction of the “Heroic Age” of Texas history. Employing short, episodic chapters, it explores the twenty-five years between 1821 and 1846.
Certainly one of the most eventful eras, it included Mexican independence, Anglo American settlement, the “Come-and-Take-It" fight, Battle of the Alamo, Goliad Massacre, victory at San Jacinto, and the decade of the Texas Republic that culminated in statehood. Extraordinary figures like Stephen F. Austin, William Barret Travis, Sam Houston, and his long-suffering wife, Margaret, come alive on the page.
Skillfully conceived and masterfully written, Lust for Glory flows with a style as passionate and exuberant as the place and the people it describes.
2019 Spur Finalist in the Western Writers of America Spur Award -Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction category. 2018 Winner of the Summerfield G. Roberts award for the best work on the Republic of Texas era.
About the Author
STEPHEN L. HARDIN has been a historical consultant on several motion pictures including the 2004 production of The Alamo. His book Texian Iliad won the T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award and the Summerfield G. Roberts Award. He is a professor of history at McMurry University, Abilene, Texas.