THE ALAMO by John Myers Myers


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A new, personally enthusiastic investigation of one of America's heroic frontier legends, that examines discrepancies and rumor, and attempts to untangle the confusion which has surrounded the familiar but little known story of a courageous defense...It builds up the background of the mission and the settlers, and the troubles with Mexico; it profiles Bowie, Travis, rockett, Santa Anna, and details the parts they played in the siege. It chronicles the events of the days that led to the final assault and the defeat of the defenders....Possibly not the definitive book on the Alamo, but outstanding in its recapitulation and assessing of available material. A master tale of an American symbol. Sure of a regional audience.

Pub Date: Jan. 24th, 1947
ISBN: 0803257791
Publisher: Dutton