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Title: The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence ...
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited, University Park, IL, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: 1986 Edition
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In 1823 Texas was opened to American settlement; over the next 12 years thousands took advantage of the opportunity. During this time the corrupt Santa Anna rose to power. A dishonest and ruthless politician, thief, compulsive gambler, opium addict and liar, he nevetheless gained a measure of popular support and set about destroying federalism. Conflict with the American settlers ('Texians') became inevitable, a conflict which included the legendary Battle of the Alamo. Philip Haythornwaite covers the story of the War of Texan Independence (1835-1936) in a volume backed by a wealth of illustrations and photographs, including eight full page colour plates by Paul HannonFrom the Publisher:
Packed with specially commissioned artwork, maps and diagrams, the Men-at-Arms series is an unrivalled illustrated reference on the history, organisation, uniforms and equipment of the world's military forces, past and present.
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