Theodore Reed Fehrenbach, Jr. (January 12, 1925 – December 1, 2013) was an American historian, columnist, and the former head of the Texas Historical Commission (1987-1991). He graduated from [1 ] Princeton University in 1947, and had published more than twenty books, including the best seller [2 ] Lone Star: A History of Texas and Texans and [3 ] This Kind of War, about the Korean War. [4 ]
Although he served as a U.S. Army officer during the
Korean War, his own service is not mentioned in the book. Fehrenbach also wrote for , Esquire , The Atlantic , and The Saturday Evening Post . The New Republic He was known as an authority on [5 ] Texas, [6 ] Mexico, and the Comanche people. For almost 30 years, he wrote a weekly column on Sundays for the . On August 23, 2013, T.R. Fehrenbach announced that he would retire from writing columns because of declining health. San Antonio Express-News T.R. Fehrenbach died of a [7 ] congenital heart defect at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio on December 1, 2013. [8 ] [9 ] Selected bibliography [edit ] U. S. Marines In Action, 1962, LCCN 62-2205. Republished in 2000, ISBN 1-58586-062-X This Kind of War: A Study In Unpreparedness 1963, LCCN 63-9972. Republished in 1998 as This Kind Of War: The Classic Korean War History ISBN 1-57488-161-2, LCCN 98-27350 Crossroads in Korea, the Historic Siege of Chipyong-Ni, 1966, LCCN 66-10022 The Gnomes of Zurich, 1966, LCCN 66-77383 The Swiss Banks, 1966, LCCN 65-28589 This Kind Of Peace, 1966, LCCN 66-17238 FDR's Undeclared War, 1939–1941, 1967, LCCN 67-13415 Greatness to Spare: The Heroic Sacrifices of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence, 1968, LCCN 68-30756. Republished in 2000, ISBN 0-7351-0164-7 The Fight for Korea: from the War of 1950 to the Pueblo Incident, 1969, LCCN 68-29982 The United Nations in war and peace, 1968, LCCN 68-23669 Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans, 1968, LCCN 68-25222. Republished in 2000, ISBN 0-306-80942-7, LCCN 00-21771 Fire And Blood: A History Of Mexico, 1973, LCCN 72-91265. Republished in 1995, ISBN 0-306-80628-2, LCCN 94-45811 Comanches: The Destruction of a People, 1974, LCCN 73-20761. Republished in 2003 as Comanches: The History of a People, ISBN 1-4000-3049-8, LCCN 2003-267713 Seven Keys To Texas, 1983, ISBN 0-87404-069-8, LCCN 82-74272 Texas: A Salute from Above, 1985, ISBN 0-940672-28-6, LCCN 84-52739 Sources for book publication data: United States Library of Congress, Amazon.com. T. R. Fehrenbach Award [edit ]
The Texas Historical Commission gives this award to recognize books about Texas history and pre-history. The award is given annually.
[1 ] References [edit ] Sanbenitohistory.com randomhouse.com Fehrenbach, T. R., Comanches: The Destruction of a People, Knopf, New York, 1974 ^ a b T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award, Texas Historical Commission, retrieved 2009-02-22 ^ "T.R. Fehrenbach." The Complete Marquis Who's Who. , 2008. Gale Biography In Context. Web. Retrieved 6 Jan. 2011. Marquis Who's Who Document URL Gale Document Number: GALE|K2014301392. Fee, via Fairfax County Public Library. ^ Swartz, Mimi (January 23, 2009). "Oil Portraits". . "..there is, in fact, a Texas canon. Opinions vary, but my list would include T. R. Fehrenbach’s “Lone Star,” ..." New York Times ^ "Shape Of Warfare" Dialogue Talk. ^ "T(heodore) R(eed) Fehrenbach, (Jr.)." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Gale Biography In Context. Retrieved 6 Jan. 2011. Document URL Gale Document Number: GALE|H1000030971. Fee, via Fairfax County Public Library. ^ Roberts, Sam (May 19, 1994). "A Rank That Rankles: New York Slips to No. 3; Now Texas Is 2d Most Populous State". . "...T. R. Fehrenbach, second to none as a Texas historian." New York Times ^ A farewell from an author and historian ^ He made history read like the news ^ "Noted Texas historian, author T.R. Fehrenbach dies". Star-telegram.com . Retrieved 2013-12-02. External links [edit ]