Peg Leg David C. Humphrey (Texas State Historical Association, $39.95

Thomas William Ward was a remarkable figure in the Texas Revolution. Losing his right leg to cannon fire, he steadfastly remained in the military until he lost his right arm, again from cannon fire. Forever known as “Peg Leg,” he went on to further the cause of Texas, serving as commissioner of the General Land Office and as a three-term mayor of Austin. In the biography Peg Leg, author David C. Humphrey offers a first-rate account of the man, his honor and his sacrifice for life and country.

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