The Brief: Texas Political News for Dec. 2, 2013

The Big Conversation

T.R. Fehrenbach, author of the book "now widely regarded as the canonical version of our state’s singular history," died Sunday in San Antonio.

He was 88. The book is Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans, and the description quoted above came from Michael Ennis' 2006 reconsideration of that book's primacy in telling the narrative history of the state for Texas Monthly.

In the obituary published in the San Antonio Express-News — where Fehrenbach wrote a column for nearly three decades — his appeal was summed up this way:

"Admirers of his writing ...

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