CHM Randy W Roberts James S Olson A Line in the Sand The Alamo in Blood and Memory Ebook Enjoy

More Info: Paperback, 368 pages Book Published: May 9th 2002 by Free Press (first published 2001)
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory
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Book's Category: "History" Original Title: A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory
Book Stars: 3.68 of 5 stars Language of Book: English

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In late February and early March of 1836, a Mexican army led by General Antonio L&#243,pez de Santa Anna lay siege to a mission known as the Alamo, held by a small band of rebels that included Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Travis. In the dark early morning of March 6, all inside the fort were dead -- and one of America's most enduring legends was born.
Randy In late February and early March of 1836, a Mexican army led by General Antonio L&#243,pez de Santa Anna lay siege to a mission known as the Alamo, held by a small band of rebels that included Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Travis. In the dark early morning of March 6, all inside the fort were dead -- and one of America's most enduring legends was born.
Randy Roberts and James S. Olson retell the story of the Alamo from both the Mexican and the American perspectives, delving into the historical accuracy of such myths as Bowie's famous line in the sand, Crockett's celebrated fight to the death, and the common portrayal of the Mexicans as ruthless killers. Separating fact from fiction, they trace how and why those fictions grew, from the rapid spread of the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" to the "patriotic" depictions of battle in American films and television to the potency of the Alamo as a symbol in Texas politics and American culture today.


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