Inside The Alamo by Jim Murphy

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Texas won its independence from Mexico with the battle cry “Remember the Alamo!” But just what exactly was the Alamo, and what happened there to change the history of the United States?
This is a comprehensive look at that famous siege as well as its background and consequences. It provides profiles of the famous men who died there, many quotes from contemporary witnesses (including entries from the memoirs and diaries of Mexican soldiers), fascinating details about everything from the weaponry of the time to the fate of the women and children who followed the Mexican army north, and a rousing description of the final battle–all copiously illustrated with paintings, photos, maps, diagrams, and more. This is history at its vivid and exciting best.

About Jim Murphy

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Jim Murphy is the acclaimed author of many nonfiction books, including the Newbery Honor—winning The Great Fire.
Published April 8, 2003 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 128 pages
Genres: History, War, Children's Books.

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Opening his account on February 23, 1836, Murphy (The Great Fire) ably captures the mood of suspense when the Mexican army bursts on the scene to take on a ragtag group of Texan rebels attempting to defend their fortress, the Alamo ("Suddenly, the grave stillness was shattered by the clanging war...

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The battle for the independence of Texas, fought in 1836 between the Mexican army and the American settlers living in Texas, is the subject of Jim Murphy's riveting new book, INSIDE THE ALAMO.

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