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The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation

 
 
Author
James Donovan.
Publisher Little, Brown  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.25 x 1.5 inches
ISBN 9780316053747
Pages/Publication Date 501/2012
Daedalus Item Code 51237
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On February 23, 1836, an army led by Mexican dictator Santa Anna laid siege to a makeshift garrison of some 200 Texas settlers—among them, Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis—who were holed up in the abandoned mission on the outskirts of San Antonio. For almost two weeks they bombarded the fort with artillery fire until, in the pre-dawn hours of March 6, thousands of Mexican troops unleashed a final devastating assault. Texan historian James Donovan, also the author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn, provides an informed and thrilling account, with black and white illustrations and numerous quotes from primary sources.

"Surely the best account to date, one that presents plenty of new insights while acting as a corrective—or at least an alternative viewpoint—to previous accounts.... Donovan combines that vital blend of authoritative scholarship with the vivid writing necessary to make an oft-told tale seem fresh."—Military History Quarterly

 
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