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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Alamo Almeron Almonte Anna's attack Autry Batres began Bexar blood Bonham Bowie Bowie's Burleson Burnet called camp cannon Castrillon cheers Cherokee church Colonel courtyard Crockett crowd Daniel Cloud David Crockett dead Deaf Smith Deguello Dickinson door dragoon Esparza eyes face Fannin fight fire Fort Defiance Galba Goliad Gonzales Grant grinned ground Hackett hand heard horse Houston looked Jesus Jim Bowie Juan Juan Seguin Juana Kimball knew knife laughed Matamoros Mathew Maverick Mexican army Mexican soldiers Micajah Autry Milam Neill never night nodded north wall officers palisade pistol pulled rifle rode Rosanna Rusk Sam Houston Santa Anna Scurlock seemed Seguin sergeant shook his head shot shouted side smiled Smither soldados stared stepped stood stopped Susanna Talihina Tejanos Texas Texians thought took town Travis looked Travis's turned Urrea voice volley waited walked Ward watched