Tag Archives: Stephen F. Austin

December 16, 2015

B.B. Country Mouse and Flies on Stephen

            This is the story of Stephen F. Austin and his request for a colony in Texas for a book called “Fly on a Texas Wall–Where would you like to be a fly on a wall in Texas history to see what really happened?” Comments from the fly on his shoulder. January 1821 – Stephen, […]

December 15, 2015

B.B. Country Mouse and Footnotes

Footnotes are the bane of an academic’s existence but writing any good book requires research. For the last twenty-five years, I have crouched like a Gringot’s gnome over ancient archives, leafing through four-inch thick tomes, or hauling out Hollinger boxes full of hundred year-old dusty manuscripts. I emerged with hands blackened by equally old dirt […]

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