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Monday, March 23, 2020

It’s Monday, What are You Reading? Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers

It’s Monday, What are You Reading? 
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: 
The Texas Victory That Changed American History 
by Brian Kilmeade
 This post is the one-hundred and seventieth entry for this meme suggested by Sheila@ One Persons Journey Through A World of Books. [Entries 22-25 in the series were posted at the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories]

This book was a Christmas Gift. Brian Kilmeade is a good storyteller, so I knew there would be some new stories to add to the classic Alamo tales. I've not been disappointed. Easy reading book. Nice explanation in back of how he used the many sources to come with his own version of the stories.

Book Description from Amazon:

A New York Times bestseller.

In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After thirteen days of fighting, American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start. It was a crushing blow to Texas’s fight for freedom.

But the story doesn’t end there. The defeat galvanized the Texian settlers, and under General Sam Houston’s leadership they rallied. Six weeks after the Alamo, Houston and his band of settlers defeated Santa Anna’s army in a shocking victory, winning the independence for which so many had died.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo—and recognize the lesser known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Happy Reading!

Dr. Bill  ;-)

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