The Blood of Heroes

The Blood of Heroes

The 13-day Struggle for the Alamo-- and the Sacrifice That Forged A Nation

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: [North Kingstown] : AudioGO, 2012
ISBN: 9781611131826
1611131820
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 sound file (12 hr., 7 min., 4 sec.) : digital

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