Sam Houston and the Alamo avengers : the Texas victory that changed American history
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 24 Libraries 26 of 27 copies|
In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred about 200-250 Texans who had been trapped in a church in San Antonio for thirteen days. The devastating loss galvanised the surviving Texans. Under General Sam Houston, a maverick with a rocky past, the tiny army of settlers rallied. Just one month after the massacre, the underdog Texans soundly defeated the 'Napoleon of the West' (as Santa Anna styled himself) at the Battle of San Jacinto. Thanks to Kilmeade's storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo.
ContentsPrologue: The lessons of battle
General Jackson's Protégé
Gone to Texas
"Come and Take It"
A Slow Siege at the Alamo
Twelve Days of Uncertainty
Bring Out the Dead
Houston Hears the News
The Texian Exodus
An Army Assembles
The Battle at San Jacinto
"Remember the Alamo!"
Old Sam Jacinto
President Sam Houston
Epilogue: The Founding and the Founders of Texas.
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, -- 1794-1876.
San Jacinto, Battle of, Tex., 1836.
Governors -- Texas -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836.
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836.
Texas -- History -- To 1846.
|Publisher|| [New York] :2019
|Other Titles|| Texas victory that changed American history
Map on lining papers.
272 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.