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By Walter Lord

On the morning of March 6, 1836, in an previous deserted venture referred to as the Alamo, a small Texas garrison fought to the dying instead of yield to an overpowering military of Mexicans. over the years the garrison’s heroic stand has turn into so clothed in folklore and romance that the reality has approximately been misplaced. In A Time to Stand Walter Lord rediscovers and recreates the entire interesting tale. From modern records, diaries, and letters, he has mined a wealth of clean details that throws fascinating sidelights at the epic of the Alamo. What have been the defenders like? Why did they take their stand? Did any get away? Did Davy Crockett surrender?

The solid of characters contains not just recognized figures like Jim Bowie yet unknown, unsung males: John Purdy Reynolds, the wandering Pennsylvania doctor; George Kimball, the industrious ny hatter, Micajah Autry of Tennessee, who was once a better poet than a businessman. after which there are the Mexicans: the superb Santa Anna; the graceful Colonel Almonte; the forlorn deepest Juan Basquez, who simply desired to remain domestic and make shoes.

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