Sacrificed at the Alamo: Tragedy and Triumph in the Texas Revolution (Military History of Texas Series)

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The Battle of the Alamo is one of the most compelling stories from American history. Students of the battle often wonder why William B. Travis and his small garrison were left alone to meet their fate at the hands of General Santa Anna. Author Richard B. Winders, the historian and curator at the Alamo, examines events that led to this epic struggle and concludes that in-fighting among the revolutionary leadership doomed the Alamo garrison.

The Texan victories of 1835 created discord among rebel leaders as various factions strove to direct the revolution to meet their own specific goals. That bickering resulted in an almost total breakdown of Texan military forces as individual commands were swept into the political battle. The democratic fervor of the 1830s worked against building a cohesive Texan Army and was largely responsible for the twin tragedies of the Alamo and Goliad.

Informative and provocative, Sacrificed at the Alamo will appeal to general readers as well as students of the classic battle and its important place in Texas history.

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RICHARD BRUCE WINDERS, historian and curator of the Alamo, is the award-winning author of Mr. Polk's Army: American Military Experience in the Mexican War; Crisis in the Southwest: The United States, Mexico, and the Struggle Over Texas; and Davy Crockett: The Legend of the Wild Frontier.

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". . . a cohesive military and political analysis. . . that this reviewer has never seen in most previous studies." -- The Manhattan Mercury

". . . a solid primer on the story of the Alamo." -- Texas Books in Review

". . . an excellent view . . . and well researched." -- Gun Week

". . . perceptive and well written." -- Military Heritage

"Informative and provocative" -- McCormick Messenger

"The book conveys both the high drama and the gritty reality of this endlessly fascinating event." -- Fritz Lanham, Houston Chronicle

"The book will appeal to specialists . . . as well as to Alamo buffs, and should find a home in undergraduate classrooms." -- Journal of Military History

"a masterful overview. Winders brings solid training and scholarly acumen to a subject all too frequently abandoned to amateurs." -- Stephen L. Hardin, author, Texian Illiad

"a wonderfully succinct explanation of why two cultures and two views of government produced an inevitable clash." -- Southwest BookViews

"required reading for anyone interested in that period." -- TimeOut for Entertainment

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