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Alamo and the War of Texan Independence, The - 1835-36

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Alamo and the War of Texan Independence, The - 1835-36
by Osprey
Author: Philip Haythornthwaite
Publish Year: 1986
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148638558
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA173
Type: Softcover
Series: MAA173


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 nevertheless 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 in a volume backed by a wealth of illustrations and photographs, including eight full page color plates by Paul Hannon.