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The Resource The Alamo and beyond : a collector's journey, Phil Collins ; with illustrations by Gary S. Zaboly

The Alamo and beyond : a collector's journey, Phil Collins ; with illustrations by Gary S. Zaboly

Label
The Alamo and beyond : a collector's journey
Title
The Alamo and beyond
Title remainder
a collector's journey
Statement of responsibility
Phil Collins ; with illustrations by Gary S. Zaboly
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Phil Collins was a kid growing up in a London suburb, he would often watch an amazing show on his family television. There, in black and white, was Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. As he matured, Collins not only acted out the exploits of his new hero, but he often refought the Battle of the Alamo with his toy soldiers. Even though music came to dominate his life, it was this love of history--and Davy Crockett and the Alamo in particular--that was always near by. On one musical tour, Collins encountered his first David Crockett autograph--for sale at a store called the Gallery of History. "I didn't know this stuff was out there, that you could own it," the rock-n-roll legend said. "It had never occurred to him. Later, he received a birthday-present that would change his life: a receipt for a saddle signed by an Alamo defender. From that point forward, the drummer began building his impressive Alamo and Texas Revolution collection. Here, for the first time in history, are the artifacts, relics, and documents that compose the Phil Collins collection, available in a beautifully designed color book shot-through with stunning photography and crisply rendered illustrations. Collins?s prose takes the reader through the joys of being a collector as he lovingly describes what each piece in this impressive assemblage means to him. Photographer Ben Powell of Austin brought these items to vivid relief, and artist Gary Zaboly?s masterful pen-and-ink drawings breath life into the items. Essays by Texas historians Bruce Winders, Don Frazier, and Stephen Hardin provide the historical background to the collection and help make this into a work of art that also serves handily as a serious research tool.--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F390
LC item number
.C685 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The Alamo and beyond : a collector's journey, Phil Collins ; with illustrations by Gary S. Zaboly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Part II.
  • Outbreak to the Alamo
  • Part III.
  • Goliad
  • Part IV.
  • San Jacinto and aftermath
  • Part V.
  • Postrevolutionary
  • The Alamo, collecting, and the collector
  • Richard Bruce Winders
  • The gift
  • Stephen L. Hardin
  • Dead people's mail
  • Donald S. Frazier
  • Part I.
  • Prerevolutionary
Control code
761334858
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 384 p.
Isbn
9781933337500
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011046228
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)761334858
Label
The Alamo and beyond : a collector's journey, Phil Collins ; with illustrations by Gary S. Zaboly
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Part II.
  • Outbreak to the Alamo
  • Part III.
  • Goliad
  • Part IV.
  • San Jacinto and aftermath
  • Part V.
  • Postrevolutionary
  • The Alamo, collecting, and the collector
  • Richard Bruce Winders
  • The gift
  • Stephen L. Hardin
  • Dead people's mail
  • Donald S. Frazier
  • Part I.
  • Prerevolutionary
Control code
761334858
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 384 p.
Isbn
9781933337500
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011046228
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)761334858

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