The Resource The Alamo, Lon Tinkle

The Alamo, Lon Tinkle

Label
The Alamo
Title
The Alamo
Statement of responsibility
Lon Tinkle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Describes the events surrounding the famous battle in the war for Texan independence. In this day-by-day, hour-by-hour account that follows, you will witness the re-creation of one of the most exciting, inspiring moments in American history. In this action-packed drama, Lon Tinkle reveals the men behind our native myths--the great figures of American legend as they were at the time of their martyrdom. Here is Jim Bowie, hard-drinking, hard-living giant beloved by all the men at the Alamo except the Regular Army man who contested his command--Travis, superior, stern, a puritan everywhere and to everyone except his diary and his women. Here, too, is colorful Davy Crockett, down with Tennessee Boys for a little fighting...There are thirty-two men from Goliad who come to fight knowing there is no hope for survival. You will be fascinated as you watch the strange spinning of the web of ironies and circumstances that led inexorably to the climax of March 6, 1836. Completely authenticated, documented from actual records, 13 Days to Glory tells of a stirring moment in American history. Shot through with vitality and explosive action, it is a tribute toe Texas in her finest hour
Member of
Cataloging source
IXA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Alamo, Lon Tinkle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Original title: 13 days to glory
  • Reprint. Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1958
  • "A Signet book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-172)
Contents
The first day -- Sutherland and Smith -- The mission -- Siege -- The second day: Bowie -- William B. Travis -- Santa Anna -- Days of hope: Crockett -- Jim Bonham -- Colonel James W. Fannin -- The ninth day: Gonzales -- One of the most pathetic days in time ... -- The last day
Control code
9436245
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
176 p., [8] p. of plates
Note
  • Library's copy 2: Does not include illustrations mentioned in list of illustrations.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 1987 (Access. No. 1987-003). Author's signed presentation copy for Steve Harrigan, 12/16/68. Inside front-cover annotated by Harrigan. Paperbound. In container.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). "A Signet key book." Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Alamo, Lon Tinkle
Publication
Note
  • Original title: 13 days to glory
  • Reprint. Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1958
  • "A Signet book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-172)
Contents
The first day -- Sutherland and Smith -- The mission -- Siege -- The second day: Bowie -- William B. Travis -- Santa Anna -- Days of hope: Crockett -- Jim Bonham -- Colonel James W. Fannin -- The ninth day: Gonzales -- One of the most pathetic days in time ... -- The last day
Control code
9436245
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
176 p., [8] p. of plates
Note
  • Library's copy 2: Does not include illustrations mentioned in list of illustrations.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 1987 (Access. No. 1987-003). Author's signed presentation copy for Steve Harrigan, 12/16/68. Inside front-cover annotated by Harrigan. Paperbound. In container.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). "A Signet key book." Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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