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The Alamo : a Cultural History.

Author: Frank Thompson
Publisher: Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2001.
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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 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thompson, Frank.
Alamo : A Cultural History.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Thompson
ISBN: 9781461734352 1461734355
OCLC Number: 853364522
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. The Mission; Sidebar: The Shifting Face of the Alamo-A Visual Essay; 2. The Fortress; 3. From Army Headquarters to Department Store; 4. The Second Battle of the Alamo; 5. The Alamo of Poet and Playwright; 6. The Cinematic Alamo; Sidebar: Two Lost Alamo Films-And an Alamo Mystery; 7. Fun and Games: Alamo Toys, Songs, and Souvenirs; 8. Rebuilding the Alamo; 9. Alamo Ghosts; 10. The Alamo to come; Appendixes; Appendix 1: A Select Bibliography; Appendix 2: Alamo Films; Appendix 3: Selected Alamo Theatrical Works. Appendix 4: Selected Alamo PoetryAppendix 5: Selected Alamo Songs; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index; About the Author.

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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 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.

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