The Alamo: An Illustrated History

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Defended by 188 brave freedom fighters and assaulted by an overwhelming force of arms, the Alamo became a galvanizing symbol for the Texans fighting against Mexican rule in the early nineteenth century. The Alamo not only recounts the stirring tale of the legendary defense of the mission by a small band of larger-than-life heroes, but also chronicles the site's history from the 1820s through the immediate aftermath of its history-making days in 1836.

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Edwin P. Hoyt is an accomplished journalist and historian whose previous books include 199 Days: The Battle for Stalingrad and Bowfin: The True Story of a Fabled Fleet Submarine in World War II. He divides his time between homes in Tokyo and Portland, Oregon.

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Beginning with the settling of Texas and ending with the Battle of San Jacinto, this illustrated history by historian and journalist Hoyt (e.g., Mussolinis Empire, LJ 3/15/94) provides information about the events and personages involved in the defense of the Alamo and the fight for Texan independence. He provides limited textual information, with significant illustrations and maps scattered throughout. Told from the Texans perspective, this work does not supplant existing scholarship but serves as a basic introduction to the fall of the Alamo and surrounding events. Although many good sources are listed in the bibliography, Hoyts work is designed for the general reader wanting an overview. Best suited for high school and public libraries.Terri P. Summey, Emporia State Univ. Lib., KS
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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