Alamo: Remember the Alamo

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Author: Julia Hargrove

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1573102814

Category: History

Page: 48

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Original documents, time lines and letters present the facts about the battles, heroes and causes surrounding the fight for Texas independence. A host of fun and challenging activities reinforce key terms, provide context and explore contemporary relevance.

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.

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.

The Battle of Alamo

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Author: Cory Gideon Gunderson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1617143367

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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An overview of the history of the struggle between the Texas settlers and Mexico's General Santa Anna for control of Texas, with a detailed description of the 1836 siege of the Alamo.

The Alamo

An Illustrated History

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Author: Edwin P. Hoyt

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461635179

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 1937

Read of the triumph, passion, and tragedy of the valiant yet doomed defenders of the Old Spanish mission.

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.

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.

Journey to the Alamo

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Author: Melodie A. Cuate

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896725928

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 138

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When the new seventh-grade history teacher brings a mysterious trunk to class, Jackie, Hannah, and her brother Nick find themselves transported to the Alamo, where they experience the famous siege first-hand.

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: 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.

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: 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.

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

Battle of the Alamo

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781602704220

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Texas, 1836. The Republic of Texas began the fight for independence in 1833. For several years, Texans fought the Mexican government for the right to rule itself. One of the historical battles was fought on March 6, 1836, at the Alamo, a crumbling fort defended by 154 men. Stand with the defenders in what became a symbol of Texan courage and sacrifice in this impressive graphic novel.

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: 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.

Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution

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Author: Thom Hatch

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786405930

Category: History

Page: 229

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The Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution acts as a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the people, places, battles, politics, and documents from the settlement of Texas through the forming of the Republic. Myths are debunked and controversies are resolved. The 13-day Siege and Battle of the Alamo has been highlighted with an exclusive detailed day-by-day account. Chronologies assist in placing every event in its proper perspective. Biographies of revolution participants from both sides of the border include every Alamo defender as well as prominent Mexican army officers, many of whom have been heretofore overlooked by more notable names like Crockett and Santa Anna. Maps and an extensive bibliography of both American and Mexican resources are the finishing touches to this work.

The Alamo Defenders

A Critical Study of the Siege of the Alamo and the Personnel of Its Defenders

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Author: Amelia W. Williams

Publisher: Copano Bay Press

ISBN: 0982246773

Category: Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)

Page: 186

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Originally published in 1931, this book is the culmination of almost a decade worth of Alamo research, and the foundation for most later works on the subject of who occupied the Alamo during the siege. Omitting much of the romance, legend and myth associated with the storied fortress, The Alamo Defenders calls forth the facts, letters and primary documents that bring us closer to those who served with Travis. While much new information regarding the siege and subsequent events has come to light since this data was compiled over 75 years ago, it remains a valuable research tool and starting point for Alamo research. Includes brief history of the Republic of Texas, the run-up to the siege and data on 187 Alamo defenders & messengers.