The Texas War of Independence 1835–36

The Texas War of Independence 1835–36

From Outbreak to the Alamo to San Jacinto

Essential Histories 50
  • Author: Alan C Huffines
  • Short code: ESS 50
  • Publication Date: 20 Mar 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841765228
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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The Texas Revolution is remembered chiefly for the 13-day siege of the Alamo and its immortal heroes. This book describes the war and the preceding years that were marked by resentments and minor confrontations as the ambitions of Mexico's leaders clashed with the territorial determination of Texan settlers. When the war broke in October 1835, the invading Mexicans, under the leadership of the flamboyant President-General Santa Ana, fully expected to crush a ragged army of frontiersmen. Led by Sam Houston, the Texans rallied in defense of the new Lone Star state, defeated the Mexicans in a mere 18 minutes at the battle of San Jacinto and won their independence.

Biographical Note

Alan C Huffines received his BA in history from Midwestern State University and MA in History from Norwich University in Vermont. He is an active duty field grade combat arms officer and received the Bronze Star Medal in the Persian Gulf War. He is the author of the acclaimed "Blood of Noble Men: The Alamo Siege and Battle, an Illustrated Chronology”, and "A Pilgrim Shadow” as well as several articles on the Texas Revolution. He has provided historical consulting work on feature films and documentaries.

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