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Line in the Sand : The Alamo in Blood and Memory - 01 edition

by Randy W. Roberts and James S. Olson

Line in the Sand : The Alamo in Blood and Memory (ISBN10: 0743212339; ISBN13: 9780743212335)
ISBN13: 978-0743212335
ISBN10: 0743212339

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0684835440
ISBN10: 0684835444

Summary: In late February and early March of 1836, a Mexican army led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna lay siege to a mission known as the Alamo, held by a small band of rebels that included Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Travis. In the dark early morning of March 6, all inside the fort were dead -- and one of America's most enduring legends was born.

Randy Roberts and James S. Olson retell the story of the Alamo from both the Mexican and the ...show moreAmerican perspectives, delving into the historical accuracy of such myths as Bowie's famous line in the sand, Crockett's celebrated fight to the death, and the common portrayal of the Mexicans as ruthless killers. Separating fact from fiction, they trace how and why those fictions grew, from the rapid spread of the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" to the "patriotic" depictions of battle in American films and television to the potency of the Alamo as a symbol in Texas politics and American culture today. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Free Press
Published: 04/30/2002
International: No

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