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But the men in charge on both sides had motives of their own: flamboyant Sam Houston, would-be emperor, flagrant alcoholic and opium ...
But the men in charge on both sides had motives of their own: flamboyant Sam Houston, would-be emperor, flagrant alcoholic and opium addict; James Bowie, who wanted Texas for his slave trade; David Crockett, imprisoned by his own ridiculous fables. And Mexican General Santa Anna, master of destruction and terror, who thought he was God.
Here is the brilliantly depicted story of driven leaders and starving, untrained men, of forced marches, carnage, and the final futile 1836 siege - lost by both sides.
The myths began before the first wall crumbled of that fortress ennobled by the rallying call "Remember the Alamo." Duel of Eagles gives us the true story, as dramatic as any legend, of the people and events on both sides of the border that led to the battle for Texas. 28 photographs; 3 maps.