Brister, Louis E. IN MEXICAN PRISONS The Journal of Eduard Harkort 1832-1834
College Station, TX Texas A & M University Press 1986 0890962596 / 9780890962596 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. A previous owner has stamped a date on the front endpaper (neatly and rather faintly). "Popular history has not venerated Eduard Harkort as a hero of either Santa Anna's 1832 uprising in Mexico or the Texas Revolution against the erst-while revolutionary-turned-dictator. The Journal of Harkort, a middle-class German mining engineer, written down during his two years of fighting and imprisonment in Mexico, reveals the activities and feelings of a brave and multitalented man who withdrew from nineteenth-century corporate life and ultimately found himself in battle, before a firing squad and in prison."