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Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History

The New York Times bestseller now in paperback with a new epilogue.

In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After thirteen days of fighting, American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start. It was a crushing blow to Texas’s fight for freedom.
 
But the story doesn’t end there. The defeat galvanized the Texian settlers, and under General Sam Houston’s leadership they rallied. Six weeks after the Alamo, Houston and his band of settlers defeated Santa Anna’s army in a shocking victory, winning the independence for which so many had died.
 
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo—and recognize the lesser known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Brian Kilmeade is the coauthor of George Washington's Secret Six, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, and Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, all New York Times bestsellers. Kilmeade cohosts Fox News Channel's morning show "Fox & Friends" and hosts the daily national radio show The Brian Kilmeade Show. He lives on Long Island. This is his sixth book.

ISBN: 9780525540540

ISBN-10: 9780525540540

Publisher: Sentinel

Publication Date: 05/12/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/12/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 288

Language: English

Categories

History / United States / 19th Century

History / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)

History / United States