Texian Iliad A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836

ISBN-10: 0292731027

ISBN-13: 9780292731028

Edition: 1996

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Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a "Texian Iliad" in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends "almost burlesque." In this highly readable history, Stephen L. Hardin discovers more than a little truth in both of those views. Drawing on many original Texan and Mexican sources and on-site inspections of almost every battlefield, he offers the first complete military history of the Revolution. From the war' opening in the "Come and Take It" incident at Gonzales to the capture of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Hardin clearly describes the strategy and tactics of each side. His research yields new knowledge of the actions of famous Texan and Mexican leaders, as well as fascinating descriptions of battle and camp life from the ordinary soldier' point of view. This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Charles Frazier was born in 1950 and grew up in western North Carolina. Frazier received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina and his doctorate in American literature from the University of South Carolina. He taught at the University of Colorado and North Carolina State University before writing his first novel, Cold Mountain. He based the bestselling book on true stories written by his great-great-grandfather in journals during the Civil War period. Cold Mountain won the National Book Award. His other novels are Thirteen Moons and Nightwoods.GARY S. ZABOLY is a historical illustrator and writer. He is the author ofA True Ranger;The American Colonial Ranger; co-author and illustrator ofThe Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major RobertRogers; illustration and written contributions toBlood of Noble Men; and is the author of numerous articles on various aspects of American military history.

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Preface
Acknowledgments
""We Are All Captains and Have Our Views""
""Not Withstanding Peculiar Circumstances""
""We Flogged Them Like Hell""
""The Spectacle Becomes Appalling""
""Crude Bumpkins. Proud and Overbearing""
""Scoundrels Abroad and Scoundrels at Home""
""Determined Valor and Desperate Courage""
""We Are in a Critical Situation""
""The Enemy Are Laughing You to Scorn""
""Nock There Brains Out"" Photographs and Portraits
Epilogue
Notes
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