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The Resource 13 days to glory : the siege of the Alamo, by Lon Tinkle

13 days to glory : the siege of the Alamo, by Lon Tinkle

Label
13 days to glory : the siege of the Alamo
Title
13 days to glory
Title remainder
the siege of the Alamo
Statement of responsibility
by Lon Tinkle
Title variation
Thirteen days to glory
Title variation remainder
the siege of the Alamo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 13 chapters, Lon Tinkle tells the day-by-day story of how 182 men fought a losing battle but won an almost unparalleled measure of fame. The familiar figures appear on these pages: Stern young Colonel William Barrett Travis; the middle-aged fighter Jim Bowie, who contested the young upstart's command; frontiersman Davy Crockett, soon to have his stock in legend rise even higher. As the days of the siege are described, the author cinematically flashes back to the pivotal point of destiny -- the circumstances that led each person to be inside the walls of the abandoned mission late in the winter of 1836. Susanna Dickerson, captured after the mission fell, recalls the day she headed for a wedding and wound up eloping to Texas with the intended groom, an old flame of her own. Travis left Alabama under a cloud, having privately admitted to committing a murder. Bowie, having lost his wife, children, and wealthy in-laws to a cholera epidemic, now devoted his energies to saving his extensive landholdings in Texas. Crockett, stung by the loss of his seat in Congress, concluded to light out for the territory of Texas, where land prices were 1/10 of those in America but where American frontier traditions again had to be secured through revolution. Thoroughly documented, 13 Days to Glory also includes a chronology of events from June 30, 1835, when Travis, under a secret pact with Anglo leaders, drove out the new Mexican garrison opposite Galveston, to February 23, 1836, when the 13-day siege of the Alamo began." - Back cover
  • A day-to-day chronological investigation of the siege of the Alamo in 1836, discussing the circumstances that led each person to be inside the abandoned mission during the battle that claimed the life of frontiersman Davy Crockett
Member of
Cataloging source
CUD
Dewey number
976.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F390
LC item number
.T5 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A Southwest landmark
Series volume
number 2
Label
13 days to glory : the siege of the Alamo, by Lon Tinkle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-252)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Epilogue -- Appendix. Notes -- Principal sources -- An Alamo calendar, 1835-1836
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780890967072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn264934722
  • (OCoLC)264934722
Label
13 days to glory : the siege of the Alamo, by Lon Tinkle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-252)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Epilogue -- Appendix. Notes -- Principal sources -- An Alamo calendar, 1835-1836
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780890967072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn264934722
  • (OCoLC)264934722

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