The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911

Texas Historical Association Quarterly.

are the youthful heroes of the many wild adventures, hairbreadth
escapes, and thrilling rescues which go to make up the book.
The historical material is of an elementary character and is ac-
curate enough for the general purposes of fiction. It is touched
up, of course, with the romantic colors so fascinating to young
readers, and there is no question but that any healthy, normal lad
of ten to fifteen years will become intensely interested in the narra-
tive of the exciting personal adventures of these two boys of simi-
lar ages. They had all the usual romantic adventures of thrilling
fights with Indians, Mexicans, wild animals, marvelous escapes
from hotly contested battles and fierce personal encounters, some-
times through their own prowess and sometimes through that of
their friends whose knowledge of secret passages and unblazed
trails often stood them in good stead. The story of the fall of
the Alamo and the account of the final victory of General Houston
over Santa Anna at San Jacinto supply the subject-matter for the
final chapters.
The book is only fairly written so far as literary style goes, but
the readers to whom Mr. Stratemeyer appeals ask for nothing more
than a thrilling and engrossing tale full of red Indians and wild
western life, and that they certainly have in this volume.
L. W. P., JR.
Stories of the Great West. By Theodore Roosevelt. The Cen-
tury Co., New York, 1909.
This book is made up of a collection of sketches written by Theo-
dore Roosevelt and published heretofore in different books, but now
brought together from various sources and put in a convenient
volume for school libraries and juvenile collections. The matter
is divided into two sections, stories from history and stories from
personal adventure, all dealing with the development and life of
the great West, or more specifically the great Northwest. The first
of the historical group treats briefly of Daniel Boone and the found-
ing of Kentucky. This is followed by a fuller expository section
on "The Backwoodsmen of the Alleghanies," being a chapter from
Mr. Roosevelt's famous larger work, The Winning of the West.
Here the life of the pioneer is carefully studied and reproduced.
The story of how George Rogers Clark conquered the NIorthwest

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