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A Line In The Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory
A Line In The Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory Randy Roberts, James S. Olson 0684835444 9780684835440 In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio Lipez de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Ang
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A Line In The Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory by Randy Roberts, James S. Olson

In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio Lipez de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Anglo and Tejano rebels at a mission known as the Alamo. The defenders of the Alamo were in an impossible situation. They knew very little of the events taking place outside the mission walls. They did not have much of an understanding of Santa Anna or of his government in Mexico City. They sent out contradictory messages, they received contradictory communications, they moved blindly and planned in the dark. And in the dark early morning of March 6, they died. <P> In that brief, confusing, and deadly encounter, one of Americas most potent symbols was born. The story of the last stand at the Alamo grew from a Texas rallying cry, to a national slogan, to a phenomenon of popular culture and presidential politics. Yet it has been a hotly contested symbol from the first. Questions remain about what really happened: Did William Travis really draw a line in the sand? Did Davy Crockett die fighting, surrounded by the bodies of two dozen of the enemy? And what of the participants motives and purposes

Author: Randy Roberts, James S. Olson

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Free Press

Publication Date: 2001-01-22

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Randy Roberts, James S. Olson (Edition: 1st) Hardcover