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The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence 1835–36

By: Author: Philip Haythornthwaite, illustrator: Paul Hannon

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Osprey: 1992

Seller ID: 456843


In 1823 Texas was opened to American settlement; over the next 12 years thousands took advantage of the opportunity. During this time the corrupt Santa Anna rose to power. A dishonest and ruthless politician, thief, compulsive gambler, opium addict and liar, he nevetheless gained a measure of popular support and set about destroying federalism. Conflict with the American settlers ('Texians') became inevitable, a conflict which included the legendary Battle of the Alamo. ... View more info