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Melvin E. Edwards is a 6th-generation Texan, who was an award-winning newspaper reporter before he entered the colorful and ambitious world of Texas politics. He started his career writing about Texas high school football and within a few years, he was a speechwriter for the Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Texas. He has the rarest Myers Briggs personality type in the world, which could explain why he loves cowboy hats, boots, baseball, and is able to imagine stories so big, they make even Texas seem small. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife, Kimberly, and twin stepsons. His son is a mechanical engineer in Virginia. His daughters and grandchildren are 7th- and 8th-generation Texans, living in the Lone Star State.


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The Eyes of Texans: From Slavery to the Texas Capitol: Personal Stories from Six Generations of One Family
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SynopsisOnce you meet Isaac Bladen, you'll never forget him. "The Eyes of Texans: From Slavery to the Texas Capitol" is a new book by Melvin E. Edwards, an award-winning newspaper reporter/columnist, and a former legislative speechwriter for long-time Texas Lt. Governor and Governor Rick Perry. Edwards' thirty years of genealogy research confirmed family stories that had been told for decades, exposed some that weren't accurate, and discovered details that had long been buried. These "first...