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Kendall published The War Between the United States and
Mexico, Illustrated, in collaboration with Carl Nebel, who made
the drawings. This book, which appeared in 1851, was printed
in the Picayune shop and was marketed by D. Appleton and
Company. Kendall wrote a longer history of the Mexican War,
but one obstacle after another prevented the the publication of
this work, and finally Mrs. Georgina Kendall Fellowes "gave
the manuscript to The University of Texas."
The author gives various short personal and character
sketches of Kendall. Possibly the best of these reads: "This
was one of the evidences, increasing as the years passed, of the
impatience which stamped his character. Always he had chafed
at obstacles, but his energy and his resourcefulness carried
him past barriers which turned back less determined men.
These characteristics made him a versatile reporter, a success-
ful publisher, a great correspondent, and a pioneer who con-
tributed immeasurably to the development of his adopted state."
Just a little more must needs be said. The book shows up
well in its general appearance. It is remarkably free of typo-
graphical errors, and the illustrations, only nine in number,
are excellent and remarkably well chosen. The bibliography,
which is very lengthy and shows a considerable amount of re-
search, might have included a few more items on the Santa Fe
expedition, such as H. Bailey Carroll's dissertation, "The Route
of the Texas Santa Fe Expedition," Peter Gallagher and
Stephen Hoyle's "Journal of the Santa Fe Expedition," and
Peter Gallagher's "Diary for 1841-1842." All in all, this biogra-
phy is a good one and has its place in Texana, the history of
Louisiana, the history of the Southwest, and the history of
R. L. BIESELE
The University of Texas
When the Bishop Blesses. By Albert M. Schreiber, O.S.B. San
Antonio (Standard Printing Co.), 1943. Pp. 139.
This little book is a narrative of the labors of Bishop
Emmanuel B. Ledvina and of Abbot Paul M. Nahlen, O.S.B.,
in founding and developing Corpus Christi College-Academy.
It tells of the work and worry of the Benedictine Fathers in
founding a school in the Diocese of Corpus Christi, and is the
story of the big-heartedness and generosity of the people of
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146054/. Accessed October 30, 2014.