The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace

Thinking that fresh air and exercise would aid me in regaining my health and strength, I mounted my horse one fine morning in the latter part of October, and set out for the “ranch” of my quondam messmate and compadre, “Big-Foot Wallace ...

Author: John C. Duval

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781629148526

Category: History

Page: 304

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The thrilling adventures of traveler, rancher, and fighter “Big-Foot” Wallace in a bygone era of the American frontier. Amid the embroiling conflicts of frontiersmen, Mexicans, and war in Texas, 1837, William “Big-Foot” Wallace left his hometown of Virginia to avenge the deaths of his brother and cousin, soldiers executed by Mexicans. Upon joining the Texas Rangers, Wallace was swept into the clashes at Salado Creek, Hondo River, and the Battle of Monterrey during the Mexican-American War. Measuring at 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 240 pounds, Big-Foot Wallace embodied the iron nerves and indomitable spirit of the Texan frontiersman. In one of his most famous and harrowing experiences during the Mier expedition, Wallace was captured by the Mexican army, blindfolded, and forced to draw from a pot of black and white beans to determine whether he would be imprisoned or executed. Wallace drew a white bean and lived. After the war, he returned from the wilderness to clean, civilized Virginia, and spent the rest of his days as a storytelling, yarn-spinning rancher. John Duval, fellow Texas Ranger and Wallace’s best friend, gives a thrilling but factual account of the man’s life in a simple but engaging narrative style, combining action, suspense, and dry Texan humor. Wallace’s hairbreadth escapes and larger-than-life story are the perfect representation of the Old West in all its perils, comedy, and romance. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace

THE ADVENTURES OF BIG - FOOT WALLACE . CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY . IN N 1867 , while temporarily sojourning in the city of San Antonio , I had a severe attack of fever , from the effects of which I recovered but slowly .

Author: John Crittenden Duval

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000608295

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 291

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Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace the Texas Ranger and Hunter

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace  the Texas Ranger and Hunter

THE ADVENTURES OF BIG - FOOT WALLACE . CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY . IN > ) N 1867 , while temporarily sojourning in the city of San Antonio , I had a severe attack of fever , from the effects of which I recovered but slowly .

Author: John Crittenden Duval

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: UCD:31175030395159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

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As a nineteen year old he had heard that one of his brothers had been killed in the Battle of Goliad, an early confrontation in the Texan war of independence with Mexico, and swore to travel West to "take pay of the Mexicans" for his brother's death. In the following years he fought time and again against the Mexicans for the newly formed Republic of Texas and saw action at Salado Creek, Hondo River and during the Mier Campaign. After returning for the wars in Mexico he abandoned the Texan military and joined the Texas Rangers under the leadership of John Coffee Hays and served for a number of years defending Texans against Native American and border bandits along the frontier. This riotous narrative of the adventures of one of the saltiest and most individualistic pioneer Indian fighters that the state ever produced is told in a leisurely, satirical fashion that reflects a way of life long since lost. Duval's chronicle of one of Texas' greatest adventurers is filled with Wallace's humor and colorful speech. Wallace emerges from the book in all his vigor and robustness, and the reader is transported to a rugged, uncultivated frontier where a few men who were rough enough were carving out a new empire. The flavor and the spirit of early Texas have been captured for countless readers by John C. Duval's Big Foot Wallace. About one-fourth of Big Foot Wallace is devoted to a detailed account of Wallace's experiences in the Mier Expedition. The remainder of the book deals with his adventures on the frontiers of Texas as an Indian fighter, a soldier of fortune, and a member of the first company of Rangers. John C. Duval, the author of Big Foot Wallace, has been called the first man of letters in Texas. Earlier Texans devoted their time to writing about politics and land, but Duval wrote of the frontier and its people with a clarity of perception equaled by few writers in any period. Duval was a man of the camp and range. Civilization did not fit him very well, and he spent much of his time in the wilderness alone. Like his friend and companion, Big Foot Wallace, Duval was an adventurer whose experiences were varied and exciting. In Big Foot Wallace Duval relates a number of his experiences that had been shared with Wallace. Writing late in life, Duval set down memories of events that had mellowed with time. He strove for pictorial and dramatic effects, not historical accuracy. Still Big Foot Wallace has been acclaimed by historians for its amazing accuracy. This book was published in 1870. Duval passed away in 1897 and Wallace in 1899.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Facsimile Reproduction of The Adventures of Big foot Wallace

A Facsimile Reproduction of The Adventures of Big foot Wallace

Hea THE ADVENTURES OF BIG - FOOT WALLACE . CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY . IN N 1867 , while temporarily sojourning in the city of San Antonio , I had a severe attack of fever , from the effects of which I recovered but slowly .

Author: John Crittenden Duval

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU16032799

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 291

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Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace the Texas Ranger and Hunter by John C Duval

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace  the Texas Ranger and Hunter  by John C  Duval

SKETCH OF WALLACE'S LIFE XV it at the storming of Monterey , where he says he took " full toll ” out of the Mexicans for killing ... They dubbed him Big - Foot Wallace down in Mexico , As Liliput would call his Brobdignag , you know .

Author: John Crittenden Duval

Publisher: Scholarly Pub Office Univ of

ISBN: UOMDLP:aaw3350:0001.001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Relates the adventures of Bigfoot Wallace as he travels to Texas, participates in battles against Mexico, serves time as a hostage, and pioneers in the American West.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace the Texas Ranger and Hunter

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace  the Texas Ranger and Hunter

He strove for pictorial and dramatic effects, not historical accuracy. Still Big Foot Wallace has been acclaimed by historians for its amazing accuracy. This book was published in 1870. Duval passed away in 1897 and Wallace in 1899.

Author: John Crittenden Duval

Publisher:

ISBN: 0809443708

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 291

View: 406

Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace

He strove for pictorial and dramatic effects, not historical accuracy. Still Big Foot Wallace has been acclaimed by historians for its amazing accuracy. This book was published in 1870. Duval passed away in 1897 and Wallace in 1899.

Author: John Crittenden Duval

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:36000334

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 309

View: 800

Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace

The story of William "Big-Foot" Wallace, the Texas Ranger and famous hunter. Written using notes furnished by Big-Foot himself. Includes adventures and fighting with American Indians

Author: John C. Duval

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1515127478

Category:

Page: 304

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The story of William "Big-Foot" Wallace, the Texas Ranger and famous hunter. Written using notes furnished by Big-Foot himself. Includes adventures and fighting with American Indians
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The Settlement of America

The Settlement of America

William Alexander Anderson “BigfootWallace is one of the most colorful characters in Texas history. Born in Lexington, Virginia, on April 3, 1817, he had an uneventful childhood. In 1837 Wallace traveled to Galveston, Texas, ...

Author: James A. Crutchfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317454618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

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First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Categories: Business & Economics