The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.
In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred about 200-250 Texans who had been trapped in a tiny adobe church in San Antonio for thirteen days. American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start.
The devastating loss galvanized 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. They secured the independence of the land their friends had died for.
In his now trademark fashion, Brian Kilmeade explores hidden aspects of Sam Houston, the first president of Texas, and brings the reader to the scenes of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. Thanks to Kilmeade's storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Brian Kilmeade is the coauthor of George Washington's Secret Six, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, and Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, all New York Times bestsellers. Kilmeade cohosts Fox News Channel's morning show Fox & Friends and hosts the daily national radio show The Brian Kilmeade Show. He lives on Long Island. This is his sixth book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm enjoying this read - pure history and captivating.
Well written. Not the first Alamo history book I have had occasion to read. Kilmeade captures a significant amout what some may the thinking processes that the characters go through in course of the book. It is an excellent method to keep a reader's interest focused on both the character and the storyline. I believe our history must continue to be written about so that it remains vibrant and relevant. Our country's history deserves to be showcased for the accomplishments we have achieved rather than some authors attempts to relegate it to the backshelf or even worse; to revise it to suit their own tastes. Kilmeade has written a masterful book capturing the real thoughts and history surrounding how Texas became part of the United States and then a State. His writing is excellent and I look forward to reading his other books and those he should likely write in the future.