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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Virtual Featured Friday: Inside the Texas Revolution

Inside the Texas Revolution Map and Photo--DitS

Herman Ehrenberg wrote the most complete and vivid memoir of any soldier in the Texas Revolution. But some of what he said was not true. And he wrote it in German, with a message about the Texas Revolution to fellow Germans in Europe.

Now a new translation, edited by Dr. James Crisp, examines Ehrenberg's memoir in light of actual facts about his accounts and his motives for writing them. Join Deer Park Public Library for an online presentation on Friday, April 23 at 11 a.m. to hear Dr. Crisp talk about this German's explanation of Texas and its "fight for freedom."

Dr. Crisp, professor emeritus at North Carolina State University, is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and a winner of the Texas Historical Commission's T.R. Fehrenbach Award. He is also a featured speaker at the online 2021 Virtual San Jacinto Symposium on Saturday, April 17. Can't make that one? Join us the following Friday and ask all of your questions about the Texas revolutionary era.

For more information, or to register for this Featured Friday series online event, please call Deer Park Public Library at 281-478-7208 or email library@deerparktx.org.

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