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Alamo Traces
     

Alamo Traces

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by Thomas Ricks Lindley, Stephen Harrigan (Foreword by)
 

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Destined to be a controversial history of one of the most popular Americna landmarks, Alamo Traces is Thomas Ricks Lindley's masterpiece. Fifteen years of research makes this critical examination of the Alamo story a volume of historical truth and accuracy. The author burrows deep into the records and shovels away deposits of myth, folklore, and faulty research

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Destined to be a controversial history of one of the most popular Americna landmarks, Alamo Traces is Thomas Ricks Lindley's masterpiece. Fifteen years of research makes this critical examination of the Alamo story a volume of historical truth and accuracy. The author burrows deep into the records and shovels away deposits of myth, folklore, and faulty research that are generations deep. Never wavering in its search for the bedrock of fact, this convincing speculation about what might really have happened during that courageous fight for independence.

Editorial Reviews

Gates of The Alamo
Lindley 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
San Antonio Express-News
Sometimes it takes a private dick to crack a case. In the case of the Alamo, a former criminal investigator for the U.S. Army spent 15 years investigating the minutiae of the historical record, and came up with some stunning new revelations. No one (except moviemakers) will ever be able to tell the old familiar tale the same way again.

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.

Texas Monthly
In Thomas Ricks Lindley's new book, Alamo Traces: New Evidence and New Conclusions, Crockett's standing at the time of the seige is memorably caught.
The National Tombstone Epitaph
He hasn't thrown a hand gernades into Alamo Scholarship, he's dropped a blockbuster! This book is going to have more self-proclaimed "Alamo Scholars" screaming bloody murder than you can shake a stick at.
— C.F. Eckhardt
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Explosive' is a fitting word to describe this landmark, if contentious book, which doggedly assails the accepted historial record of the Alamo, dramatically reinterpreting the favorite iconography of Texas revolutionary history.
— James L. Haley
Gates Of The Alamo - Stephen Harrigan
Lindley has written "a methodical piece-by-piece dismantling of what we thought we knew, combined with convincing speculation about what might have really happened"
The National Tombstone Epitaph - C.F. Eckhardt
He hasn't thrown a hand gernades into Alamo Scholarship, he's dropped a blockbuster! This book is going to have more self-proclaimed "Alamo Scholars" screaming bloody murder than you can shake a stick at.
Lynchburg News and Daily Advance
Sometimes it takes a private dick to crack the case. In the case of the Alamo, a former criminal investigator for the U.S. Army spent 15 years investigating the minutiae of the historical record, and came up with some stunning revelations.
Texas Monthly - Anne Dingus
The book that has most recently galvanized the Serious Alamo Guys is Alamo Traces. The result is possibly the most meticulously researched book in the history of Alamania.
Southwestern Historical Quarterly - James L. Haley
'Explosive' is a fitting word to describe this landmark, if contentious book, which doggedly assails the accepted historial record of the Alamo, dramatically reinterpreting the favorite iconography of Texas revolutionary history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556229831
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
713,001
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Ricks Lindley is a former Army military policeman and criminal investigator. He has published numerous articles in The Alamo Journal, the publication of The Alamo Socieity. Currently working on a manuscript about the relationship between Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson, the author resides in Austin, Texas.

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Alamo Traces 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.