The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence 1835–36

The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence 1835–36

Men-at-Arms 173
  • Author: Philip Haythornthwaite
  • Illustrator: Paul Hannon
  • Short code: MAA 173
  • Publication Date: 26 Mar 1986
  • ISBN: 9780850456844
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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 nevetheless 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 colour plates by Paul Hannon

Biographical Note

Philip Haythornthwaite is an author and historical consultant specialising in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written some forty books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and innumerable articles and papers on military history, but still finds time to indulge in his other great passion: cricket. Paul Hannon is based in London and is a highly experienced military artist who has produced artwork for several Osprey volumes, including Resistance Warfare and The Royal Marines.

Contents

Historical Background The War of Texan Independence The Mexican Army The Texian Army The Plates

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