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

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


A sweeping, action-packed saga of the mythical final stand on the Alamo, through the writer of the bestselling A negative Glory.

On February 23, 1836, a wide Mexican military led by way of dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to approximately a hundred seventy five Texas rebels holed up within the Alamo. The Texans refused to give up for almost weeks till virtually 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a last attack. The defenders fought valiantly-for their lives and for a unfastened and self sufficient Texas-but in any case, they have been all slaughtered. Their final sacrifice encouraged the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph.

Exhaustively researched, and drawing upon clean basic assets in U.S. and Mexican information, THE BLOOD OF HEROES is the definitive account of this epic conflict. Populated by means of larger-than-life characters--including Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William Barret Travis--this is a stirring tale of audacity, valor, and redemption.

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