The Blood of Heroes

The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation

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Author: James Donovan

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316202541

Category: History

Page: 512

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On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly-for their lives and for a free and independent Texas-but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice inspired the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph. Exhaustively researched, and drawing upon fresh primary sources in U.S. and Mexican archives, THE BLOOD OF HEROES is the definitive account of this epic battle. Populated by larger-than-life characters--including Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William Barret Travis--this is a stirring story of audacity, valor, and redemption.

The Gates of the Alamo

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Author: Stephen Harrigan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525431810

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Originally published as hardcover: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.

The Alamo

A Cultural History

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Author: Frank Thompson

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461734355

Category: History

Page: 272

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After two short weeks under siege, the climactic battle of the Alamo lasted under an hour, but its aftermath spawned a legend. The Alamo: A Cultural History explores the transformation of the fort from its 1718 inception as a Franciscan mission to its current status as a tourist attraction, historical monument, and international symbol of freedom.

The Alamo

A Primary Source History of the Legendary Texas Mission

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Author: Janey Levy

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823936816

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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A collection of primary source materials highlights the story behind the Alamo and its place in the history of San Antonio, Texas.

The Alamo

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Author: Kristin L. Nelson

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0761360506

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Briefly describes what happened during the siege at the Alamo in 1836, explains its historical significance, and tells what visitors to the site can see today.

Three Roads to the Alamo

The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis

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Author: William C. Davis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061754072

Category: History

Page: 816

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Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis—the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history—and about what really happened in that battle.

What Was the Alamo?

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Author: Meg Belviso,Pamela D. Pollack

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698159721

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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"Remember the Alamo!" is still a rallying cry more than 175 years after the siege in Texas, where a small band of men held off about two thousand soldiers of the Mexican Army for twelve days. The Alamo was a crucial turning point in the Texas Revolution, and led to the creation of the Republic of Texas. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, young readers will relive this famous moment in Texas history.

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

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Author: Frank Thompson

Publisher: Voice

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A courageous and vastly outnumbered group of Texas settlers, led by Colonel William Travis, frontiersman Jim Bowie, and the legendary Davy Crockett, defend their fortress against the forces of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Original. (A Touchstone Pictures film, releasing December 2003, written by Leslie Bohem, John Sayles, & John Lee Hancock; directed by John Lee Hancock; produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, & Mark Johnson; starring Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patrick, & Patrick Wilson) (Historical Fiction)

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.

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.

Remember the Alamo

Texians, Tejanos, and Mexicans Tell Their Stories

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Author: Paul Robert Walker

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426300103

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

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An account of the famous battle of the Alamo which presents different points of view of the event.

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.

Sleuthing the Alamo

Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution

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Author: James E. Crisp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199755806

Category: History

Page: 228

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In Sleuthing the Alamo, historian James E. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution--truths often obscured by both racism and "political correctness," as history has been hijacked by combatants in the culture wars of the past two centuries. Beginning with a very personal prologue recalling both the pride and the prejudices that he encountered in the Texas of his youth, Crisp traces his path to the discovery of documents distorted, censored, and ignored--documents which reveal long-silenced voices from the Texan past. In each of four chapters focusing on specific documentary "finds," Crisp uncovers the clues that led to these archival discoveries. Along the way, the cast of characters expands to include: a prominent historian who tried to walk away from his first book; an unlikely teenaged "speechwriter" for General Sam Houston; three eyewitnesses to the death of Davy Crockett at the Alamo; a desperate inmate of Mexico City's Inquisition Prison, whose scribbled memoir of the war in Texas is now listed in the Guiness Book of World Records; and the stealthy slasher of the most famous historical painting in Texas. In his afterword, Crisp explores the evidence behind the mythic "Yellow Rose of Texas" and examines some of the powerful forces at work in silencing the very voices from the past that we most need to hear today. Here then is an engaging first-person account of historical detective work, illuminating the methods of the serious historian--and the motives of those who prefer glorious myth to unflattering truth.

The Alamo

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Author: Roland Smith,Michael P. Spradlin

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1627530142

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Fresh off a "too close" encounter with the terrorist group, the Ghost Cell, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Q and Angela head to San Antonio, Texas. As their parents' band, Match, prepares for a concert at the Alamo, the two discover that the Ghost Cell has its tentacles everywhere, including the Lone Star State. With each passing hour, Q and Angela uncover more clues and discover more leads. And the mysterious Boone and his SOS group leave them with more questions than answers, for there is much more to Boone than meets the eye. With time running out to stop another Ghost Cell attack, Angela and Q and the others begin to wonder. Are they following the Ghost Cell or is the Ghost Cell following them?

I Remember the Alamo

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Author: D. Anne Love

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 9780440416975

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 170

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Having moved from Kentucky to Texas, young Jessie finds her life in a state of chaos as her father and brother set off to fight the Mexicans while she and the rest of her kin are forced to live within the safety of the fort. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint.

The Music of the Alamo

From 19th Century Ballads to Big-screen Soundtracks

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Author: William R. Chemerka,Allen J. Wiener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 189

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Book & CD. Interpreting the famous siege and battle that has inspired art for more than 170 years, this unique resource traces the musical history of the Alamo and offers the only complete discography and list of songs about the legendary battle. Chapters cover the many and varied musical interpretations of the Alamo and its heroes, illuminating various periods of American musical history throughout. From 19th-century folk ballads, minstrel show tunes, and orchestral marches, to recent pop chart hits, children's songs, theatrical productions, and big-screen film scores, all are gathered in this complete compendium, helping to remember the Alamo. Also included is a 30-minute audio CD of music representative of the Alamo.

The Alamo

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Author: Mark Dawson

Publisher: Unputdownable

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

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New York isn’t ready for Britain’s most dangerous ex-assassin… John Milton has finally found a place to escape the bloodshed: off-season Coney Island. No tourists. No special ops. Just peace and quiet. But when a local boy witnesses a grisly murder, Milton can’t resist investigating. Milton uncovers a vicious drug kingpin and a group of crooked cops from a notorious precinct known as “The Alamo.” Against such dangerous foes, Milton’s quest for redemption could come to an end. The eleventh book in the USA Today bestselling John Milton series delivers thrills, action, and twists you just won’t see coming. “It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher” - The Times “The literary sensation you’ve never heard of.” - The Telegraph

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.