Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | May 12, 2015

    Aleksandar Hemon: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Aleksandar Hemon



    Describe your latest book. The Making of Zombie Wars is a roller-coaster ride of violence and sex. The main character, Joshua Levin, is a modestly... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Making of Zombie Wars

      Aleksandar Hemon 9780374203412

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Americana- Texas

A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory

by

A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In late February and early March of 1836, a Mexican army led by General Antonio Land#243;pez 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. andlt;BRandgt; Randy Roberts and James S. Olson retell the story of the Alamo from both the Mexican and the American 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.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-348) and index.

About the Author

Randy Roberts is professor of history at Purdue University and lives in Lafayette, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Map

Prologue

  1. In the Footsteps of History

  2. "The Free Born Sons of America"

  3. "The Bones of Warriors"

  4. "Those Proud Tow'rs"

  5. "VICTORY or DEATH"

INTERLUDE

  1. In Search of Davy's Grave

  2. Retrieving the Bones of History

  3. King of the Wild Frontier

  4. Only Heroes, Only Men

  5. De la Peña's Revenge

  6. The Third Battle of the Alamo

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliographic Essay

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743212335
Author:
Roberts, Randy
Author:
Olson, James Stuart
Author:
Olson, James S.
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Alamo (san antonio, tex.)
Subject:
Alamo
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) Siege, 1836.
Subject:
Memory -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 236
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16pp b/w insert
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 18.025 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Along for the Ride
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. The Evolution Debate: Darwinism vs.... New Library Bound $38.50
  3. A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary... Used Hardcover $3.95
  4. GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer... Used Trade Paper $8.50
  5. A River Running West: The Life of... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  6. National Audubon Society Field Guide... Used Flexible $11.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Texas
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.50 In Stock
Product details 368 pages Free Press - English 9780743212335 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-348) and index.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.