The Blood of Heroes
The 13-day Struggle for the Alamo-- and the Sacrifice That Forged A NationBook - 2012
On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly-for their lives and for a free and independent Texas-but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice inspired the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 976.4 Donovan 2012
Characteristics: x, 500 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm