A combination of history and biography, this work strips away the many layers of myth, legend and fable which surround Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Travis. It provides an account of their lives and the driving force which impelled them out West, and shows what really happened at the Alamo.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Three Roads to the Alamo" is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis-- the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history-- and about what really happened in that battle. William C. Davis, a distinguished Civil War historian and biographer, illuminates the great western migration of the early 19th century through these remarkable figures-- representative of the three distinct types of men responsible for pushing American civilization west of the Mississippi. Through tremendous research and with unprecedented access to Mexican military archives, Davis strips away the many layers of myth, legend and fable that surrounded Crockett, Bowie and Travis during their lives and, even more emphatically, after their deaths, portraying them as they really were-- heroic and unheroic, of great stature and deeply flawed, law abiding and lawbreaking. Crockett stood for the thousands who were always on the edge of the wilderness, for whom no home was ever permanent. Bowie epitomized those who invariably followed the entrepreneurs and exploiters, the men who profited, often outside the law, and moved on to the next potential bonanza. And Travis was the man of community and society, the lawgiver, the town builder, even the founder of a state or nation-- one of the millions who came to stay and create. Though Travis, Crockett an. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060173343
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