The Alamo

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Hyperion, Mar 1, 2004 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Although The Alamo fell in the early morning of March 6, 1836, the death of the Alamo defenders has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty. The memories of James Bowie, Davy Crockett, and William B. Travis are as powerful today as when the Texan Army routed Santa Anna to the cry "Remember the Alamo!" This book is more than a tribute to those who fell defending the mission. It is a thoroughly researched, vividly illustrated, objective description of the circumstances building up to and leading from that stand. By using contemporary writings, this history describes the political and military organizations of both sides, the weapons and equipment available to them, and the enduringly famous personalities involved, creating a vivid picture of this dramatic battle and the period in which it was fought.

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Frank Thompson is one of the producers of Blind Date and has written seventeen books along with numerous articles for "The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The San Antonio Express," and "The Boston Globe," He has also written, directed, produced, and appeared in a number of documentary films. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Gaghan wrote the screenplay for Rules of Engagement. His many television credits include The Practice, American Gothic, and NYPD Blue, for which he won the 1997 Emmy for Best Dramatic Writing.

John Lee Hancock is the director of The Alamo and The Rookie.

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