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The Blood of Heroes - The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation

James Donovan

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Genres:

History

Description:

The gripping and definitive chronicle of the iconic battle that inspired a nation--a sweeping saga of 200 brave Americans who stood tall against an overwhelmingly superior Mexican force. On February 23, 1836, a Mexican army thousands of soldiers strong attacked a group of roughly 200 Americans holed up in an abandoned mission just east of San Antonio, Texas. For nearly two weeks, the massive force lay siege to the makeshift fort, spraying its occupants with unremitting waves of musket and cannon fire. Then, on March 6th, at 5:30 am, the Mexican troops unleashed a final devastating assault: divided into four columns, they rushed into the Alamo and commenced a deadly hand-to-hand fight. The Americans, despite being hugely outnumbered, fought valiantly--for themselves and for a division of an independent Texas. In the end, they were all slaughtered. Drawing upon newly available primary sources, THE BLOOD OF HEROES is the definitive account of this epic battle. Populated by larger-than-life characters--including Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis--it is a dynamic story of courage, sacrifice, and redemption.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:56


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

45:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

49:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

50:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

50:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:13