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Although The Alamo fell in the early morning of March 6, 1836, the death of the Alamo defenders has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty. The memories of James Bowie, Davy Crockett, and William B. Travis are as powerful today as when the Texan Army routed Santa Anna to the cry "Remember the Alamo!" This book is more than a tribute to those who fell defending the mission. It is a thoroughly researched, vividly illustrated, objective description of the circumstances building up to and leading from that stand. By using contemporary writings, this history describes the political and military organizations of both sides, the weapons and equipment available to them, and the enduringly famous personalities involved, creating a vivid picture of this dramatic battle and the period in which it was fought.

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ISBN-13: 9781401307752
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Frank Thompson is an author, filmmaker, and film historian with a lifelong interest in the Alamo. Among his twenty books are The Alamo: A Cultural History, Alamo Movies, and The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film. He has also written numerous articles on the Alamo for publications ranging from Texas Monthly to The Philadelphia Inquirer. As an Alamo authority, Thompson has appeared in the History Channel’s television documentaries “The Alamo” and “History vs. Hollywood: The Alamo,” and has produced five video releases on the Alamo. He lives in North Hollywood, California. 

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The Alamo 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most comprehensive book on the 'Alamo' I have read to date. The graphics and photographs are exquisite, the research extensive. Bravo to the author for going beyond where other 'Alamo' historians have left off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the part where Davy was fussing with Jim's guns and making sure that they both had enough powder in them for the battle.
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ryancoward36 More than 1 year ago
The title of my book is the alamo. It is historical fiction. the setting took place in Texas next to the mexican border. All together i loved this book it was very thrillfull and the vocabulary in it was excellent there were words in here inever heard before.I would defantley reccomend this book to many thriilseekers or history geeks like myself. The plot in this book was very intense. It kepy me on my toes the whole time. Everything about this book was great. The only thing i thought was alittle wrong wit it was sometimes it skipped around, also sometimes it was dull.But overall it was a great book and i enjoyed reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a stunning book. the author takes you to the alamo. and makes you feel everything that happen in the alamo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I simply couldn't wait for the movie any longer, so I decided to read the novelization. Of course, not everything is in the movie, but it gives you a real sense of what the movie will be like. I couldn't be more pleased. At the risk of spoiling it, I can only say that if the movie is as good as the book, then I don't see why it wouldn't get Best Picture of 2004.