A Revolution Remembered: The Memoirs and Selected Correspondence of Juan N. Seguín
Scion of one of San Antonio's leading early families, Juan Nepomuceno Seguín grew up in a Texas beset by violence and destruction. During the 1820s he matured in a household that welcomed Stephen F. Austin, and like many prominent Tejanos, the young Seguín came to see Anglo-Americans as a boon to the development of his beloved homeland. With the eruption of rebellion in Texas in October 1835, he volunteered for service in the Texas army and was involved in some of the most memorable events in the War of Independence, from the siege of Bexar to the Runaway Scrape and the battle of San Jacinto.
Jesús F. de la Teja has written the most extensive biographical study yet done on this controversial Tejano. The reprint edition of this out-of-print classic contains a new introduction.