The Rebels: Sons of Texas
In the 1830s, Texas is becoming a battleground between the American settlers of the open land and the Mexican government, which wants to maintain control of its country. As long as the Americans abide by the laws of the territory, they are allowed to farm and live in peace.
The Lewis family had settled in Texas several years ago. When the Mexican government ordered military units to live near the settlers and impose military law, a few began to rebel against Mexican rule. The Americans who believe in a peaceful solution apply to Mexico City for relief, while there are others who feel that the only way to regain freedom is to rebel and become independent from Mexico.
The Rebels is the third book in the Sons of Texas trilogy. I have read all three books and found them entertaining and basically historically accurate. Seven-time Spur Award winner Elmer Kelton knows how to write an exciting western tale with interesting characters and page-turning action. I highly recommend this book to those who wish to learn more about the days of the Alamo, Santa Anna and how the Republic of Texas was formed.