" Zink's history of Texas is developed with the perfect blend of contextual backdrop, bullet-list timelines, beautiful illustrations, and sufficient granularity to engage the senses. It is the "Cliff Notes" of Texas, and more. Sandra beautifully weaves together American and Mexican history to tell the story of Texas. Shockingly for this reader, I learned that America won the southwest U.S. from Mexico in war, and then paid Mexico as much as was paid to France for the Louisiana purchase to acquire the conquered lands. More shockingly still, the Mexican-American war resulted in Mexico losing ALL of its lands to the U.S. An American flag flew over the Mexican capital for almost six months before the conquering army returned all of Mexico's territory south of the Rio Grande. Thank you for a great read, Sandra Zink!"
Review by Steve W, Lowry, Engineer, Land Surveyor, Native Texan
“A very informative and readable history of Texas, chockfull of facts and poignant details.”
— Matt West, Social Studies teacher and former Social Studies Coordinator at
Thompson School District Loveland, Colorado
“A whirlwind moment in history, this text illustrates how the events of the Texas Revolution rippled out to impact the monumental issues of the time: slavery, statehood, and the future of a nation.”
— Amber Greene, Teen Librarian