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A line in the sand : the Alamo in blood and memory

Author: Randy Roberts; James Stuart Olson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A re-creation of the 1836 battle of the Alamo debunks common myths about the conflict and its participants, draws on source material to present a full account of the battle, and examines the impact of the Alamo on American history and myth.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy Roberts; James Stuart Olson
ISBN: 0743212339 9780743212335 0684835444 9780684835440
OCLC Number: 49898041
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Description: ix, 356 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: In the footsteps of history --
"The free born sons of America" --
"The bones of warriors" --
"Those proud tow'rs" --
"Victory of death" --
In search of Davy's grave --
Retrieving the bones of history --
King of the wild frontier --
Only heroes, only men --
De la Peña's revenge --
The Third Battle of the Alamo.
Responsibility: Randy Roberts, James S. Olson.

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The authors of the bestselling JOHN WAYNE: AMERICAN offer a groundbreaking retelling of the most legendary battle in American history, and a rich exploration of a great American myth.  Read more...

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