Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas
Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas by Gregg Cantrell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a gem! If you are interested to learn about Stephen F. Austin the man versus the myth, then this biography will not disappoint. It hits on all the good, bad, and ugly accomplishments of SFA’s life and work, and the primary source facts behind the narrative effectively deflate the idol into something more humanlike.

Side note – I recommend visiting the Stephen F. Austin statue and museum in Angleton, Texas as well. The Ranger/Historian I met with there is another useful resource on the history of Brazoria County and the Austin Colony:…

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