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

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

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The blood of heroes : the 13-day struggle for the Alamo-- and the sacrifice that forged a nation
Title
The blood of heroes
Title remainder
the 13-day struggle for the Alamo-- and the sacrifice that forged a nation
Statement of responsibility
James Donovan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F390
LC item number
.D66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The blood of heroes : the 13-day struggle for the Alamo-- and the sacrifice that forged a nation, James Donovan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 Béxar -- "A mere corral and nothing more" -- The Napoleon of the West -- The Backwoodsman -- The road to Béxar -- "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
Control code
ocn756586059
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 500 p.
Isbn
9780316053747
Lccn
2011050067
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)756586059
Label
The blood of heroes : the 13-day struggle for the Alamo-- and the sacrifice that forged a nation, James Donovan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 Béxar -- "A mere corral and nothing more" -- The Napoleon of the West -- The Backwoodsman -- The road to Béxar -- "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
Control code
ocn756586059
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 500 p.
Isbn
9780316053747
Lccn
2011050067
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)756586059

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