The Alamo

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Author: Frank T. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574411942

Category: History

Page: 128

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The most dramatic story in Texas history, with more than seventy full color illustrations.

Rendezvous at the Alamo

Highlights in the Lives of Bowie, Crockett, and Travis

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Author: Virgil E. Baugh

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803260740

Category: History

Page: 251

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On March 6, 1836, the Alamo fell after a thirteen-day siege by General Antonio López de Santa Anna and his Mexican army. The fall of the mission ranks as one of the most recognizable events in American history. Rendezvous at the Alamo presents capsule biographies of three prominent historical figures at the Alamo: Jim Bowie, William Barret Travis, and Davy Crockett. Using diaries, personal letters, eyewitness accounts, and a wealth of secondary souce material, Virgil E. Baugh describes the varied lives of the three and shows how each ended up at the Alamo. In spite of their fame, all three men had been dogged by frustration and failure, but in death their immortality was insured.

Susanna of the Alamo

A True Story

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Author: John Jakes,Paul Bacon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152005955

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Relates the experiences of the Texas woman who, along with her baby, survived the 1836 massacre at the Alamo.

Davy Crockett at the Alamo

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Author: Justine Korman

Publisher: Disney Pr

ISBN: 9781562820084

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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The tale of Davy Crockett's colorful life, his childhood in Tennessee, his war heroism, his political life, and his final fight at the Alamo.

Exodus from the Alamo

The Anatomy of the Last Stand Myth

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Author: Phillip Tucker

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1935149520

Category: History

Page: 432

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A Selection of the Military and History Book Clubs A startling new analysis of one of America’s most glorious battles . . . Contrary to movie and legend, we now know that the defenders of the Alamo in the war for Texan independence—including Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William B. Travis—did not die under brilliant sunlight, defending their positions against hordes of Mexican infantry. Instead the Mexicans launched a predawn attack, surmounting the walls in darkness, forcing a wild melee inside the fort before many of its defenders had even awoken. In this book, Dr. Tucker, after deep research into recently discovered Mexican accounts and the forensic evidence, informs us that the traditional myth of the Alamo is even more off-base: most of the Alamo’s defenders died in breakouts from the fort, cut down by Santa Anna’s cavalry that had been pre-positioned to intercept the escapees. To be clear, a number of the Alamo’s defenders hung on inside the fort, fighting back every way they could. Captain Dickinson, with cannon atop the chapel (in which his wife hid), fired repeatedly into the Mexican throng of enemy cavalry until he was finally cut down. The controversy on Crockett still remains, though the recently authenticated diary of the Mexican de la Pena offers evidence that he surrendered. The most startling aspect of this book is that most of the Texans, in two gallantly led groups, broke out of the fort after the enemy had broken in, and the primary fights took place on the plain outside. Still fighting desperately, the Texans’ retreat was halted by cavalry, and afterward Mexican lancers plied their trade with bloodcurdling charges into the midst of the remaining resisters. Notoriously, Santa Anna burned the bodies of the Texans who had dared stand against him. As this book proves in thorough detail, the funeral pyres were well outside the fort—that is, where the two separate groups of escapers fell on the plain, rather than in the Alamo itself. PHILLIP THOMAS TUCKER earned his Ph.D. in American History from St. Louis University in 1990. The author or editor of more than 20 books on military history, several of which have won national and state awards for scholarship, he has worked as a U.S. Air Force Historian for nearly two decades in Washington, DC.

The Alamo Story

And Battleground Tour

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Author: Dean Kirkpatrick

Publisher: The Alamo Story and Tour

ISBN: 0578093987

Category: Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)

Page: 120

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Are you going to the Alamo? Read this book first, then take it with you to see and remember it all. Most visitors just see the Alamo compound, where it ended, but the 1836 siege and battle took place all over the city. The Alamo Story and Battleground Tour is the first Alamo history book that tells the story at the places throughout San Antonio where Alamo events actually happened. This book combines an Alamo history from 1685 to 1836 with a self-guided tour. The places on the tour may be experienced through the pictures in the book or by following the maps and directions the book provides and actually walking the ground where the Alamo heroes walked. Covering a distance of about two miles, much of it along the San Antonio River Walk, the written history and self-guided tour take you to the locations of: Davy Crockett's ashes, Jim Bowie's river palace, General Santa Anna's death flag, the Cos surrender house, La Villita, the forbidden footbridge, the Old Mill Ford, Jim Bowie's wedding in 1831, and many others. "It was a really interesting concept on that book and I enjoyed reading it. He did a good job on that one." − Daughter of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Committee Member (Designated Reviewer) "We can see that this book was a true labor of love....." − Ann Serrano, Librarian, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas "To see the Alamo in a new way, you need to get this book." - Texas Country Reporter "Your research and knowledge and gift for the telling of this story is truly a tribute to those brave men who perished at that place and time in history." − Reader

Remembering the Alamo

Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol

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Author: Richard R. Flores

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292781962

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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"Remember the Alamo!" reverberates through Texas history and culture, but what exactly are we remembering? Over nearly two centuries, the Mexican victory over an outnumbered band of Alamo defenders has been transformed into an American victory for the love of liberty. Why did the historical battle of 1836 undergo this metamorphosis in memory and mythology to become such a potent master symbol in Texan and American culture? In this probing book, Richard Flores seeks to answer that question by examining how the Alamo's transformation into an American cultural icon helped to shape social, economic, and political relations between Anglo and Mexican Texans from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. In the first part of the book, he looks at how the attempts of heritage society members and political leaders to define the Alamo as a place have reflected struggles within Texas society over the place and status of Anglos and Mexicans. In the second part, he explores how Alamo movies and the transformation of Davy Crockett into an Alamo hero/martyr have advanced deeply racialized, ambiguous, and even invented understandings of the past.

Eyewitness to the Alamo

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Author: Bill Groneman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149302843X

Category: History

Page: 288

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Eyewitness to the Alamo is the actual account of the siege and Battle of the Alamo by those who were present during the attack. This book is the first complete accounting of the Battle of the Alamo by one of our country's foremost authorities on the event.

The Alamo in American History

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Author: Roy Sorrels

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780894907708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Gives an in-depth account of the battle at the Alamo and discusses the conflicts which led up to it.

The Alamo

An Illustrated History

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Author: Edwin Palmer Hoyt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 087833288X

Category: History

Page: 192

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Master historian Hoyt depicts with graphic and gripping detail the conflict between revolutionary Texas and the Mexican government, in the first paperback edition of this highly acclaimed history. 120 illustrations.

In the Shadow of the Alamo

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Author: Sherry Garland

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152017446

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 282

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Conscripted into the Mexican Army, fifteen-year-old Lorenzo Bonifacio makes some unexpected alliances and learns some harsh truths about General Santa Ana as the troops move toward the Battle of the Alamo.

Ladies at the Alamo

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Author: Paul Zindel

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1935169742

Category: Drama

Page: 61

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Presented on Broadway, this biting, explosive and very funny play examines the behind-the-scenes intrigues and power struggles that beset a famous regional theatre and its long-time artistic director. "For alley cat savagery, it would be hard to top the verbal battle royal that constitutes LADIES AT THE ALAMO..." —Variety. "Mr. Zindel is a very crafty writer; he has written an old-fashioned, well-made play, and he has made it very well indeed, with stingingly funny repartee and smashing exits, with suspense and reversals galore." —Village Voice. "...the bitchiest, most hilarious female free-for-all since The Women..." —NY Daily News. THE STORY: The setting is the lavish reception room of the new multi-million-dollar Alamo Theatre, a regional theatre complex that has grown from a small operation in a converted church to one of the glories of Texas culture. As the action begins we learn that the leadership of Dede Cooper, founder and artistic director of the Alamo, is being challenged, and the Chairman of the Board, a lady of great wealth and lust for power, is scheming to replace Dede with a fading Hollywood star. As the hour of the decisive board meeting nears, Dede and her supporters maneuver to outflank the opposition, and as the crisis point is reached the verbal battles and shocking revelations build to fever pitch. In the end no one is left unscathed; and while the insurrection is put down, the scars of battle will, it is clear, be long in healing. Comedy Full Length 5 women: 5 total Interior

The Alamo

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Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438128126

Category: History

Page: 49

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Discusses how in 1836, a small group of defenders at the Alamo fought to the death against thousands of Mexican soldiers during the Texas Revolution.

The Alamo

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Author: John Myers

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803257795

Category: History

Page: 240

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"The majority of the stories of the Alamo fight have been partly legendary, partly hearsay and at best fragmentary. It has been left to John Myers Myers to present an exhaustively researched book which reveals the chronicle of the siege of the Alamo in an entirely different light. . . . Myers' story will stand as the best that has yet been written on the Alamo. . . . It's a classic."-Boston Post "Here is a historian with the vitality and drive to match his subject. A reporter of the first rank, he can clothe the dry bones of history with the living stuff of which today's news is made."-Chicago Tribune John Myers Myers authored sixteen books, including Doc Holliday and Tombstone's Early Years, also available as Bison Books.

The Battle of the Alamo

A History Perspectives Book

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Author: Peggy Caravantes

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1624317189

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This book relays the factual details of the Battle of the Alamo that took place in 1836 during the Texas Revolution. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Texan army commander, a Mexican soldier, and a survivor at the Alamo. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.

The Alamo

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Author: Shirley Raye Redmond,Dominick Saponaro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689858213

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

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Provides a look at the famous battle of the Alamo where Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, along with Texans and native Tejanos, fought in a revolt against their Mexican rulers in the hopes of winning their state's freedom and independence. Simultaneous.

Remember the Alamo

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Author: Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 146552617X

Category: Texas

Page: 431

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On to the Alamo

Colonel Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas

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Author: Richard Penn Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440684425

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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David "Davy" Crockett (1786–1836) was born in Tennessee, fought alongside Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, and later served three terms in the House of Representatives before heading to Texas, where he died defending the Alamo. Col. Crockett’s Exploits and Adventures in Texas, first published after Crockett’s death and disingenuously attributed to him, was written by Richard Penn Smith as a narrative that promoted a sanitized account of the Alamo as a heroic effort by Americans to stem the Mexican "invasion" of Texas. The story, which was a huge success in its day, created a myth of the battle that pervaded the collective American memory for more than 150 years and reinforced the image of Davy Crockett as the "King of the Frontier."