Sons of Texas
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It is the mid 1830s and a growing flow of American pioneers
into Mexican Texas has sown the seeds of revolution. In the
midst of the turmoil are the Lewis brothers â€“ Andrew,
Michael, and James â€“ scions of Mordecai Lewis, who crossed
the Sabine River into Texas a decade past.
Now the news along the Texas frontier is of a young
general, a self-styled "Napoleon of the West," named
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who wants to stamp out any
gringo talk of independence from Mexico and oust the
American interlopers from Texas.
Standing in opposition to Santa Anna is the former governor
of Tennessee and veteran of Andrew Jacksonâ€™s Indian
battles, Sam Houston, who is gathering a volunteer army to
meet the Mexican forces.
Against the heroic, bloody backdrop of the Texas War of
Independence--the battles of Gonzalez, San Antonio de
Bexar, Goliad, the Alamo and San Jacinto--the Lewis men and
their families join such rebels as Jim Bowie, James Fannin,
Ben Milam, Juan Seguin, James Butler Bonham, William Barret
Travis, and David Crockett, in wresting Texas from Mexican
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