The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence 1835-36

The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence 1835-36

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ISBN10: 0850456843 ISBN13: 9780850456844 Contributors: Haythornthwaite, Philip J.; Hannon, Paul (Illustrator) Publisher: Osprey Pub Co Published: Mar 1 1986 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 7.25" Depth: 0.25" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

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. Philip Haythornwaite covers the story of the War of Texan Independence (1835-1936) in a volume backed by a wealth of illustrations and photographs, including eight full page colour plates by Paul Hannon

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