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The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation

Donovan, James

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ISBN 10: 0316053740 / ISBN 13: 9780316053747
Published by Little, Brown and Company, 2012
Condition: Collectible: Like New Hardcover
From Hill Country Books (Boerne, TX, U.S.A.)

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Title: The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for...

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Like New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

About the Author:

James Donovan is the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn-the Last Great Battle of the American West. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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