The Alamo from A to Z

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The patriotic sacrifice of Texas remembered. This tribute to the famous 13 day siege gives the stories of real-life heroes including David Crockett, Sam Houston, and William King (who, at 15 years old, was the youngest defender to die during the conflict.) These accounts, lacking in sensationalism, reveal the true characters in one of the most important events in Texas history. This reference includes a timeline of events.

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Overview

The patriotic sacrifice of Texas remembered. This tribute to the famous 13 day siege gives the stories of real-life heroes including David Crockett, Sam Houston, and William King (who, at 15 years old, was the youngest defender to die during the conflict.) These accounts, lacking in sensationalism, reveal the true characters in one of the most important events in Texas history. This reference includes a timeline of events.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—This book depicts historical facts about the Alamo and the people involved. "Bowie," "Crockett," "Dickinson," "Houston," and "Travis" appear, as do lesser-known individuals such as Joe, Travis's slave, and Eulalia Yorba, a local woman who was asked to tend to the wounded Mexican soldiers. Colonel Francisco Quintero and General José Urrea are names from Santa Anna's army. Liberty is taken with Damacio Ximenes, which is an alternate spelling of Jiménez, to accommodate the letter X. "Flag," "Independence," "Veramendi House," "Women of the Alamo," and the "Zapadores" are a few of the entries that aren't people. Each letter (curly and swirled) is given its own page and a brief, factual explanation. Dillon creates realistic animated depictions of the people in traditional clothing done in pencil, ink, and marker. A time line from February 23, 1836 to March 6, 1836 brings the book to a close. An easy-to-read resource for those unfamiliar with Texas history.—Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455614615
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 688,213
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Chemerka is an award-winning educator, writer, lecturer, historical interpreter, and actor. He established the Alamo Society in 1986 and is the publisher and editor of the Alamo Journal. He has been an on-camera consultant for six History Channel productions about his favorite topic in American history. Chemerka lives in Barnegat, New Jersey.

Wade Dillon is a freelance illustrator and tour guide at the Alamo. He participates in reenactments of the event and considers himself an enthusiast. He has provided artwork for Knife World, the Alamo Journal, and the Crockett Chronicle. Dillon resides in San Antonio, Texas.

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