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Gates of The AlamoLindley has written "a methodical piece-by-piece dismantling of what we thought we knew, combined with convincing speculation about what might have really happened
— Stephen Harrigan
All in all, it is not the reputations of the Alamo heroes wh suffer in Lindley's book, but the Alamo historians, many of them very well respected names. The author has no fear of lancing sacred cows.
Posted March 8, 2013
I've read a number of books about the Alamo and consider this one to be a thoughtful, careful review and critcal anlysis of available information, much of it effectively challenging popular notions about the massacre based on earlier accounts from the 19th century that have been accepted for a long time and even promoted in present day Alamo tours, but seem to crumble with scrutiny. If you are an Alamo buff, I recommend adding this to your library.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 7, 2007
Boy, I now find that this book is right along beside me while reading any other book on Texas War of Independence. It is not a fun book to read but it has a wealth of information. It is a necessary resource book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.