The Alamo Story: And Battleground Tour

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The Alamo Story and Tour, Oct 10, 2011 - Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) - 120 pages
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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
 

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About the Author − Dean Kirkpatrick is a 1970 Graduate of the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. A life-long, a-vocational historian of the Texas revolution, the American civil war, and World War II, he is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a licensed pilot. Professionally Dean has held executive positions with the University of Houston Alumni Association, the Switzerland Alpines Professional Basketball Team in Geneva, Professional Veterinarians Drug and Supply Company, IBM (Top Gun), and Oracle (Certified Champion). Dean is a father and grandfather currently living in Houston, Texas and he signs his best-selling book several times during the year in the Museum Shop at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.

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