James L. Haley is an independent scholar living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of numerous books, including The Buffalo War: The History of the Red River Indian Uprising of 1874 and Apaches: A History and Culture Portrait (OU Press).
This is a really good book if like history or would like to read an interesting story about a real hero.Published 25 days ago by Gabby
James L. Haley’s “Sam Houston” is a comprehensive and well-written biography of an important American figure often unappreciated outside of Texas (often inside Texas too, I fear). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Manray9
Haley hits the "sweet spot" in his writing of Houston....I feel like I know Houston personally...his shortcommings and triumphs. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tom
Since I live in the city "they call Houston", and the state that owes its existence in a large part to Sam Houston, I was interested to read about him. Read morePublished 9 months ago by G. Elliot
Written with a openly expressed bias regarding other Houston biographies, Mr. Haley tells a fascinating story with great detail and previously uncovered facts to give a wonderful... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paul Gebolys
I have been interested over the years of Sam Houston biographers seeming to almost compete in their fervor to join the anti-Houston group think. Read morePublished 11 months ago by gringogigante
So much more of the person of Sam Houston came through than the lack luster and almost mythological treatment our schools give of him and the War for Independence in Texas. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr. Pittman