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The blood of heroes : the 13-day struggle for the Alamo-- and the sacrifice that forged a nation

Author: Jim Donovan
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly-for their lives and for a free and independent Texas-but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Donovan
ISBN: 9780316053747 0316053740
OCLC Number: 756586059
Description: x, 500 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The Hotspur --
"O! He Has Gone to Texas" --
"The Celebrated Desperado" --
"The Burly Is Begun" --
The Army of the People --
The Battle of Béxar --
"A Mere Corral and Nothing More" --
The Napoleon of the West --
The Backwoodsman --
The Road to Béxar --
"Circunvalado" --
"I Am Besieged" --
"This Time You May See Some Blood" --
"Devlish Dark" --
"His Excellency Expects Every Man to Do His Duty" --
"That Terrible Bugle Call of Death" --
The Bleeding Country --
"The Marrow Bone of Texas" --
Last Rites --
Afterword: Moses Rose and the Line.
Responsibility: James Donovan.

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Exhaustively researched and drawing upon fresh sources, this entertaining andunforgettable account of the epic battle includes Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis by the author of  Read more...

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"Donovan revisits the story and leaves us once again proud of what occurred and of the men who gave their lives....I am...impressed with his more than 100 pages of appendices, notes and bibliography Read more...

 
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