Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts by J. R. Edmondson

By J. R. Edmondson

J.R Edmondson's The Alamo tale: From Early background to present Conflicts is the millennium's first publication to completely study the recognized "Shrine of Texas Liberty" from its beginning as a Spanish New global project to its sleek prestige.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts PDF

Best state & local books

Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman

The nice Chicago fireplace of 1871, the Haymarket bombing of 1886, and the making and unmaking of the version city of Pullman—these impressive occasions in what many thought of the essential American urban pressured humans around the state to confront the affliction that appeared unavoidably to accompany city progress and social swap.

Georgia (Thirteen Colonies)

To appreciate how the USA got here jointly as a country, scholars needs to first acquaint themselves with the unique thirteen colonies - and the way every one of those colonies its personal route to the ratification of the structure. each one publication during this set highlights the folk, areas, and occasions that have been very important to the advance of every colony.

The Devil's Butcher Shop: The New Mexico Prison Uprising

“A smooth horror tale instructed in photograph aspect. Morris’s meticulous documentation strains legal corruption . . . proving the tragedy might have been refrained from. i like to recommend this e-book with out reservation. ”—Jack Anderson

Adirondack: Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East (Excelsior Editions)

Probes deeply into Adirondack Mountain lives, either human and differently, bringing the world to shiny and colourful existence. Born simply north of recent York urban, Edward Kanze traveled so far as the wilds of Australia and New Zealand, operating as a naturalist, park ranger, and nature author, ahead of ultimately settling in New York’s Adirondacks for the riskiest of all life’s adventures: marriage and youngsters.

Extra resources for Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts

Example text

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches would evolve into the town of Nacogdoches. Margil personally supervised the establishment of two more missions. He located San Miguel de Linares de los Adaes east of the Sabine within the contested land claimed by both France and Spain. The last mission, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de los Ais, would later become the town St. Augustine. The following year St. Denis returned to Mexico to claim his bride. Not wanting to waste the trip, he escorted a caravan of contraband goods to Bautista.

In a word, it's readable. It is difficult to imagine a volume presented in a more professional manner than this one. It has a thesis-level substance yet it is clear enough to be accessible to anyone with an interest in history. There are volumes that can put you to sleep even after your morning coffee, but this one can keep you awake at night. It seems no adobe brick was left unturned in the research for this book. Anyone can report facts, but Edmondson aims higher: His writing illuminates rather than decorates and shows, not the shadow but the substance of his subjects.

Page 14 Governor Alarcan reached San Antonio in late April. Father Olivares arrived on May 1 and promptly selected a site for his mission on the west bank of San Pedro Creek. True to his promise to the viceroy, he christened it San Antonio de Valero. Immediately construction began on temporary log structures. Four days later Alarcon located his presidio three-quarters of a league up the creek at the springs. The governor could be political, too. He named it San Antonio de Bexar after the viceroy's brother, the Duke of Bexar, who had died heroically defending Budapest from the Turks.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 32 votes

About the Author

admin