Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History

by Brian Kilmeade

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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Overview

The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

In his now-trademark style, Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments in American history, this time telling the heart-stopping story of America's fight for Texas. While the story of the Alamo is familiar to most, few remember how Sam Houston led Texians after a crushing loss to a shocking victory that secured their freedom and paved the way for America's growth.

In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in a tiny adobe mission in San Antonio for thirteen days. American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start.

The defeat galvanized the surviving Texians. Under General Sam Houston, a maverick with a rocky past, the tiny army of settlers rallied—only to retreat time and time again. Having learned from the bloody battles that characterized his past, Houston knew it was poor strategy to aggressively retaliate. He held off until just one month after the massacre, when he and his army of underdog Texians soundly defeated Santa Anna's troops in under eighteen minutes at the Battle of San Jacinto, and in doing so won the independence for which so many had died.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade's storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo—and recognize the lesser-known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593147917
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 30,209
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Brian Kilmeade is the co-author of George Washington's Secret Six, a New York Times bestseller for more than five months. He co-hosts Fox News Channel's morning show Fox & Friends and hosts the daily national radio show Kilmeade & Friends. He lives on Long Island.

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Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 6 days ago
I'm enjoying this read - pure history and captivating.
dbadge6603 7 days ago
Well written. Not the first Alamo history book I have had occasion to read. Kilmeade captures a significant amout what some may the thinking processes that the characters go through in course of the book. It is an excellent method to keep a reader's interest focused on both the character and the storyline. I believe our history must continue to be written about so that it remains vibrant and relevant. Our country's history deserves to be showcased for the accomplishments we have achieved rather than some authors attempts to relegate it to the backshelf or even worse; to revise it to suit their own tastes. Kilmeade has written a masterful book capturing the real thoughts and history surrounding how Texas became part of the United States and then a State. His writing is excellent and I look forward to reading his other books and those he should likely write in the future.
Anonymous 10 days ago
great read