Thanks to everyone who made suggestions on Texas Rising for the panel in Austin on Saturday. Consensus from everyone is that it is the usual Hollywood travesty, bad history, incorrect data, and DEAR GOD, since when did Monument Valley wind up in South Texas? The panel provided good input from a variety of sources–Native American, […]
Anthony Startz, our Houston representative for the Granaderos de Galvez, while in Denver, has discovered a new portrait of Bernardo de Gálvez at the Denver Museum of History. Not as elegant as the 1783 Portrait by Maella, but interesting none-the-less.
I’ve just finished listening to Erik Larson’s excellent book “Isaac’s Storm” on Audible. (For which, many thanks to the young lady at the Huntsville, TX Radio Shack who convinced me not to get another CD player but to go Audible). I’ve been meaning to read it for years. Mine is not a review, but a […]
Bernardo de Gálvez, Man of the Enlightenment This unusual young man rose from being a member of small-town Spanish nobility to become Governor of Louisiana, victor over the British during the American Revolution and finally Viceroy over all of New Spain. His military abilities in helping General Washington and the American troops at Yorktown have overshadowed […]