Walter P. Webb Biography

Walter Prescott Webb (April 3, 1888–March 8, 1963) was professor of history at the University of Texas.


The growth of a nation: the United States of America, by Eugene C. Barker, Walter P. Webb, and William E. Dodd; art work by Dorothy Handsaker. Evanston, Ill.: Row, Peterson, 1928.

The Great Plains, by Walter Prescott Webb. Boston: Ginn, 1931; Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1981.

The Texas rangers; a century of frontier defense; illustrated with drawings by Lonnie Rees and with photographs. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1935.

Divided we stand; the crisis of a frontierless democracy, by Walter Prescott Webb. New York, Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937.

Our nation grows up, by Eugene C. Barker, William E. Dodd, and Walter P. Webb. Evanston, Ill., New York: Row, Peterson, 1938.

The building of our nation, Evanston, Ill., New York: Row, Peterson, 1941.

The story of our country. Evanston, Ill., New York: Row, Peterson, 1941.

The Great Frontier. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1952; Reprint with an introduction by Arnold J. Toynbee. University of Nevada Press pbk. ed. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2003.

More water for Texas: the problem and the plan. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1954.

The story of the Texas Rangers. Illustrated by Nicholas Eggenhofer. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1957.

An honest preface, and other essays. With an appreciative introd. by Joe B. Frantz. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959.

History as high adventure. Edited with an introd. by E. C. Barksdale. Austin: Publication of the Jenkins Garrett Foundation by Pemberton Press, 1969.

The Texas Rangers in the Mexican War, by Walter Prescott Webb. Austin: J. Garrett Press, c1975.