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Author Donovan, Jim, 1954-

Title The blood of heroes : the 13-day struggle for the Alamo-- and the sacrifice that forged a nation / James Donovan.

Imprint New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  976.4 D687    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  796.4 D687 c.2  ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 500 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [467]-488) and index.
Contents Prologue -- The hotspur -- "O! He has gone to Texas" -- "The celebrated desperado" -- "The burly Is begun" -- The Army of the People -- The Battle of Bexar -- "A mere corral and nothing more" -- The Napoleon of the West -- The Backwoodsman -- The road to Bexar -- "Circunvalado" -- "I am besieged" -- "This time you may see some blood" -- "Devlish dark" -- "His Excellency expects that every man will do his duty" -- "That terrible bugle call of death" -- The bleeding country -- "The marrow bone of Texas" -- Last Rites -- Moses Rose and the Line -- Appendix 1. Mexican Army of Operations principal officers -- Appendix 2. Alamo defenders.
Summary On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly-for their lives and for a free and independent Texas-but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice inspired the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph. Exhaustively researched, and drawing upon fresh primary sources in U.S. and Mexican archives, THE BLOOD OF HEROES is the definitive account of this epic battle. Populated by larger-than-life characters--including Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William Barret Travis--this is a stirring story of audacity, valor, and redemption.
Subject Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836.
ISBN 9780316053747
Standard No. NZ1 14186575

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