In this first full-scale biography of Ross, Judith Benner engrossingly narrates the story of his life, from a sturdy child of the Texas frontier to a venerable college president credited with revitalizing a nearly defunct institution. Using such unpublished material as military records, private family papers, and archival collections, the author convincingly presents Ross and his contemporaries and fleshes out the human being behind the legend.
" . . . well-written, stimulating, painstakingly researched, and belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in Texana or the Civil War."—Civil War History
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Published by Texas A&M University Press