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Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution

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Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a Texian Iliad in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends almost burlesque.

In this highly readable history, Stephen L. Hardin discovers more than a little truth in both of those views. Drawing on many original Texan and Mexican sources and on-site inspections of almost every battlefield, he offers the first complete military history of the Revolution. From the war's opening in the Come and Take It incident at Gonzales to the capture of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Hardin clearly describes the strategy and tactics of each side. His research yields new knowledge of the actions of famous Texan and Mexican leaders, as well as fascinating descriptions of battle and camp life from the ordinary soldier's point of view.

This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history.

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I look forward to consulting this book for the rest of my career — David J. Weber, Robert and Nancy Dedman Professor of History, Southern Methodist University In Texian Iliad you smell the smoke of battle. — Paula Mitchell Marks, Texas Monthly Hardin has succeeded admirably in writing a balanced military history of the revolution, making an important contribution to the extensive body of work on the struggle that eventually led to Texas' becoming part of the United States. — Mike Cox, Austin American-Statesman

Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a Texian Iliad in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends almost burlesque.

In this highly readable history, Stephen L. Hardin discovers more than a little truth in both of those views. Drawing on many original Texan and Mexican sources and on-site inspections of almost every battlefield, he offers the first complete military history of the Revolution. From the war's opening in the Come and Take It incident at Gonzales to the capture of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Hardin clearly describes the strategy and tactics of each side. His research yields new knowledge of the actions of famous Texan and Mexican leaders, as well as fascinating descriptions of battle and camp life from the ordinary soldier's point of view.

This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history.

Synopsis:

This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292731028
Author:
Zaboly, Gary S.
Author:
Zaboly, Gary S.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
373
Dimensions:
9.22x6.08x.91 in. 1.28 lbs.

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Product details 373 pages University of Texas Press - English 9780292731028 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , I look forward to consulting this book for the rest of my career — David J. Weber, Robert and Nancy Dedman Professor of History, Southern Methodist University In Texian Iliad you smell the smoke of battle. — Paula Mitchell Marks, Texas Monthly Hardin has succeeded admirably in writing a balanced military history of the revolution, making an important contribution to the extensive body of work on the struggle that eventually led to Texas' becoming part of the United States. — Mike Cox, Austin American-Statesman

Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a Texian Iliad in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends almost burlesque.

In this highly readable history, Stephen L. Hardin discovers more than a little truth in both of those views. Drawing on many original Texan and Mexican sources and on-site inspections of almost every battlefield, he offers the first complete military history of the Revolution. From the war's opening in the Come and Take It incident at Gonzales to the capture of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Hardin clearly describes the strategy and tactics of each side. His research yields new knowledge of the actions of famous Texan and Mexican leaders, as well as fascinating descriptions of battle and camp life from the ordinary soldier's point of view.

This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history.

"Synopsis" by , This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history.
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