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Texian Iliad: A Military History of Texas Revolution
     

Texian Iliad: A Military History of Texas Revolution

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by Stephen L. Hardin, Gary S. Zaboly
 

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ISBN-10: 0292731027

ISBN-13: 9780292731028

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a "Texian Iliad" in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends "almost burlesque."

In this highly readable history, Stephen L. Hardin discovers more than a little

Overview

Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a "Texian Iliad" in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends "almost burlesque."

In this highly readable history, Stephen L. Hardin discovers more than a little truth in both of those views. Drawing on many original Texan and Mexican sources and on-site inspections of almost every battlefield, he offers the first complete military history of the Revolution. From the war's opening in the "Come and Take It" incident at Gonzales to the capture of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Hardin clearly describes the strategy and tactics of each side. His research yields new knowledge of the actions of famous Texan and Mexican leaders, as well as fascinating descriptions of battle and camp life from the ordinary soldier's point of view.

This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292731028
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
321
Sales rank:
425,790
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments

1. "We Are All Captains and Have Our Views"

2. "Not Withstanding Peculiar Circumstances"

3. "We Flogged Them Like Hell"

4. "The Spectacle Becomes Appalling"

5. "Crude Bumpkins. Proud and Overbearing"

6. "Scoundrels Abroad and Scoundrels at Home"

7. "Determined Valor and Desperate Courage"

8. "We Are in a Critical Situation"

9. "The Enemy Are Laughing You to Scorn"

10. "Nock There Brains Out"

Photographs and Portraits
Epilogue
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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Texian Iliad: A Military History of Texas Revolution 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm visiting San Antonio for work soon and planning on seeing the Alamo so I thought I would read something about it first so I know the significance of what I'm looking at. This book was well written and informative. It didn't take forever to read like some history books. Just what I was looking for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How can a book barely over 200 pages have 70 pages of reference? The battle of the Alamo is glossed over and there is more discussion of the pre and post Alamo skirmishes. Do not recommend it.