The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation

The Blood of Heroes The Day Struggle for the Alamo and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation The gripping and definitive chronicle of the iconic battle that inspired a nation a sweeping saga of brave Americans who stood tall against an overwhelmingly superior Mexican force On February

  • Title: The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation
  • Author: James Donovan
  • ISBN: 9780316053747
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The gripping and definitive chronicle of the iconic battle that inspired a nation a sweeping saga of 200 brave Americans who stood tall against an overwhelmingly superior Mexican force On February 23, 1836, a Mexican army thousands of soldiers strong attacked a group of roughly 200 Americans holed up in an abandoned mission just east of San Antonio, Texas For nearly twoThe gripping and definitive chronicle of the iconic battle that inspired a nation a sweeping saga of 200 brave Americans who stood tall against an overwhelmingly superior Mexican force On February 23, 1836, a Mexican army thousands of soldiers strong attacked a group of roughly 200 Americans holed up in an abandoned mission just east of San Antonio, Texas For nearly two weeks, the massive force lay siege to the makeshift fort, spraying its occupants with unremitting waves of musket and cannon fire Then, on March 6th, at 5 30 am, the Mexican troops unleashed a final devastating assault divided into four columns, they rushed into the Alamo and commenced a deadly hand to hand fight The Americans, despite being hugely outnumbered, fought valiantly for themselves and for a division of an independent Texas In the end, they were all slaughtered.Drawing upon newly available primary sources, THE BLOOD OF HEROES is the definitive account of this epic battle Populated by larger than life characters including Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis it is a dynamic story of courage, sacrifice, and redemption.

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