Sacrificed at the Alamo

Sacrificed at the Alamo

Tragedy and Triumph in the Texas Revolution

Book - 2004
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Winders, historian and curator of the Alamo, delves into the historical, political, and military context of the Texans' struggle for independence to explain why the men were at the Alamo in the first place. He shows how the Texan victories of 1835 created discord among rebel leaders as various factions strove to direct the revolution to meet their own goals, and concludes that in-fighting among the revolutionary leadership doomed the Alamo garrison. B&w illustrations and maps are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Texas A
& M Univ

The Battle of the Alamo is one of the most compelling stories from American history. Students of the battle often wonder why William B. Travis and his small garrison were left alone to meet their fate at the hands of General Santa Anna. Author Richard B. Winders, the historian and curator at the Alamo, examines events that led to this epic struggle and concludes that in-fighting among the revolutionary leadership doomed the Alamo garrison.

The Texan victories of 1835 created discord among rebel leaders as various factions strove to direct the revolution to meet their own specific goals. That bickering resulted in an almost total breakdown of Texan military forces as individual commands were swept into the political battle. The democratic fervor of the 1830s worked against building a cohesive Texan Army and was largely responsible for the twin tragedies of the Alamo and Goliad.

Informative and provocative, Sacrificed at the Alamo will appeal to general readers as well as students of the classic battle and its important place in Texas history.


Publisher: Abilene, Tex. : State House Press, McMurry University, c2004
ISBN: 9781880510803
1880510804
1880510812
Branch Call Number: 976.403 WIN
Characteristics: 167 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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