By Robert Scott
After the Alamo is going past well known fable and folklore to discover the occasions and painting the heroes (and the cowards) of the Texas battle for Independence. whereas Texans have been commonly unsatisfied with their Mexican executive in 1835, so much of them didn't want a progressive warfare opposed to Santa Anna. even supposing there were scattered violence within the territory, it was once purely after a band of in most cases outsiders was once slaughtered in their recognized protection of the Alamo that Texans even tried to arrange formal competition. Then they wound up with governors and 4 army commanders, all at odds with each other. it'll take a number of extra tragedies--at San Patricio, Refugio, and Goliad--to ultimately weld the Texans right into a unmarried- minded humans prepared to offer every thing for his or her independence. on the middle of this epic fight was once James Walker Fannin-- useless, indecisive, potentially cowardly, and at the same time heroic. used to be he a hero or a villain? This ebook probes this seldom- mentioned Texas tale in heart-wrenching aspect after which leaves the choice to you
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It is case history worthy of recognition, not only because it was the real trigger of the Texas revolution, but because it is a virtual primer on what NOT to do in a military or political confrontation. Page ix Serious historians have long known the truth about the real reason Texans unified and smashed the Mexican army, yet little is written of this "other" unifying impetus. How could that be? If this "other" battle is so noteworthy and so tragic and if it is the real reason for Texas' independence, why is it not better known?
Facts are never permitted to interfere with the author's agenda. This book takes a new look at some lesser-known aspects of the Texas War for Independence. We have no political agenda; we won't tell you what the participants are likely thinking about unless they told us first. We hope the book adequately covers a fascinating and seldom studied facet of the revolution. To most of us, the birth of Texas was clearly the outgrowth of the gallant defense of the Alamo. The very word "Alamo" conjures up the image of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone (or John Wayne) and others in the heroic band of doomed defenders of that bastion in the spring of 1836.
Casteneda handed the note to a Mexican volunteer, who swam across the river and walked, dripping wet, into the middle of the Texas party in Gonzales a short time later. A surprised Texas cowboy took the note from the soldier and went to deliver it to someone else; when he returned, the Mexican soldier had vanished. Having accomplished his assignment, the soldier had simply gone back to the river, swam across, and returned to his camp for the night. The Mexicans assumed the Texans would reply to their note the following morning.
After the Alamo by Robert Scott