Dallas, TX: P.L. Turner Company, .
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 391 pp, in original green cloth binding; no dust jacket. Spine lettering partially rubbed away, light dust soiling to top edge, brief gift inscription on front free endpaper. A landmark of Texas historiography, compiling important accounts by five of the primary Mexican architects of the revolution. Texas historian Stephen L. Hardin comments that: "Every serious student of the Texas Revolution has found Professor Castañeda’s masterful compilation indispensable. It incorporates the accounts of General Antonio López de Santa Anna (Commander of the Mexican Army of Operations in Texas), D. Ramón Martínez Caro (Santa Anna’s private secretary), General Vicente Filisola (Santa Anna’s second-in-command), General José Urrea (Santa Anna’s undefeated divisional commander), and General José María Tornel (Mexican Secretary of War). Before the publication of Castañeda’s magisterial work, bias and chauvinism marred many histories of the war published north of the Rio Grande. Most Texans were unaware that there was a Mexican side to the Texas Revolution. This volume provided (and continues to provide) a much needed corrective."