The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas
Swindling Slaver Monroe Edwards
Moments before the Texas Revolution began, Tejas was the epicenter for Britain, Mexico, and the United States. Each country believed the fertile land with great rivers was poised to become the world’s next big economy.
Monroe Edwards and his family played each of these countries against the other. His now forgotten family funded Stephen F. Austin when he began the Texas immigration movement. They created rebellions and lost their fortune. At one point, Monroe’s uncles even tried to start a new country, Fredonia.
To recapture their legacy, Monroe exploited the politics, morality, and economics of the times. Instead of reclaiming glory, he died in agony at Sing Sing prison.
This is a story about how one man’s destiny escapes him. Monroe was an emerging hero at the dawn of the Texas Revolution. Within a few years, he fell into demise as the leading Texas human-trafficker, smuggler, and international forger.
The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas: Swindling Slaver Monroe Edwards is the adventure of one man who swindled his life away and became one of Texas’s most notorious criminals.
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