Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution
  • Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution
  • Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution

Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution

by Thom Hatch
     
 

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"Remember the Alamo!" is a phrase that is woven into the American consciousness, but what do most people really remember about the Alamo? Much of the true story has been shrouded in myth for over 150 years. This comprehensive encyclopedia provides thorough coverage for people, places, events and issues spanning the pre-Revolution period and settlement of Texas by… See more details below

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"Remember the Alamo!" is a phrase that is woven into the American consciousness, but what do most people really remember about the Alamo? Much of the true story has been shrouded in myth for over 150 years. This comprehensive encyclopedia provides thorough coverage for people, places, events and issues spanning the pre-Revolution period and settlement of Texas by Americans to the forming of the Republic in 1836. When appropriate, a mini-chronology supplements the entry, placing the discussion in context. A day-by-day account details the thirteen day famous siege. Entries cover major players such as Santa Anna, Jim Bowie and David Crockett and provide biographies (from obscure sources, in some cases) of every Alamo defender killed in the battle. American and Mexican resources have been used to assure a well-rounded picture of often misunderstood events. Maps and an extensive bibliography complement the text.

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Booknews
A guide to the people, places, battles, politics, and documents of the Texas Revolution of 1835-36, and its most famous battle, the Alamo, covering the period from the settlements of Texas through the forming of the Republic. Entries on key figures and events are several pages in length, while other entries are relatively brief. The 13-day Siege and Battle of the Alamo is highlighted with a detailed day-by-day account. Biographies of revolution participants from both sides include every Alamo defender as well as prominent Mexican army officers, many of whom have been previously overlooked. Includes a few b&w maps, and an extensive bibliography of both American and Mexican resources. The author is a freelance writer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Booklist
this comprehensive resource provides thorough coverage of an important period. It belongs in school, public, and academic libraries
Choice
comprehensive...this easy-to-use, well organized volume may become the classic reference source for undergraduate and public library collections
C&RL News
a comprehensive compilation of facts, biographies, and battles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786430956
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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