Favored of the Gods, Biography of William Walker
William Walker, the Gray-Eyed Man of Destiny, "king of the filibusters," and true representative of manifest-destiny America was the hottest news personality between the Mexican War and the Civil War for several years one of the most talked of figures in the United States.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1824, Walker was a quiet, modest student until1849, when the death of his fiancée transformed him into a daring, dauntless, revolutionist and warrior. Up to now, that change has never been explained satisfactorily, for Walker was always a mystery to his friends and contemporaries. This biography, originally published in five volumes -2,028 pages- for the first time advances a logical explanation of Walker's personality and deeds.
- Part 1: Presentation / Contents / Introduction (page 1 to 8)
- Part 2: Billy / Ellen / Walker / California (page 9 to 29)
- Part 3: Sonora / Disowned / Nicaragua / Assassination (page 30 to 54)
- Part 4: Victory / Terrorist / Thou Art the Man! / Hermaniticos (page 55 to 79)
- Part 5: Embraces / Hour of Destiny / President / Conquest (page 80 to 102)
- Part 6: San Jacinto / War / White Tide / Retreat (page 103 to 128)
- Part 7: Here Was Granada / Spencer / Locked / Last Stand (page 129 to 155)
- Part 8: Surrender / Acclamation / Fallen Hero / Second Foray (page 156 to 180)
- Part 9: Dead Cock / Third Try / Fourth Failure / Farewell (page 181 to 205)
- Part 10: Departure / Truxillo / Bibliography / Colophon (page 206 to 223)