The Alamo: A Cultural History

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Taylor Trade Publishing, 2001 - History - 264 pages
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From 18th-century Franciscan mission to 20th-century icon, the Alamo has been transformed into a tourist attraction, historical monument, and an international symbol of freedom. Written in a lively, engaging style, this thoroughly researched reference will intrigue history buffs, fans of Texana, and pop-culture connoisseurs alike. Photos throughout. 16-page color insert.

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There are certain icons of U.S. history that resonate in our collective imagination, and the Alamo is one of them. In a new and fascinating trend, books such as Lorett Treese's Valley Forge: Making ... Read full review


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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.

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