Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts

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Taylor Trade Publishing, 9 февр. 2000 г. - Всего страниц: 439
"J.R Edmondson's "The Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts" is the millennium's first book to thoroughly examine the famous [Shrine of Texas Liberty] from its origin as a Spanish New World mission to its modern status as an irreplaceable historical icon. But Edmondson's impressive volume is more than a revitalized retelling of an epic tale: It is a careful study of those [myths, mysteries, and misconceptions] that help us Remember the Alamo!"
William R. Chemerka
Founder of The Alamo Society
Editor of The Alamo Journal
"For generations, the story of the Alamo has intrigued readers of all ages. But these early stories have left many questions unanswered. Now writer J.R. Edmondson has researched his way through the myths and mysteries and misconceptions of the Alamo to produce a masterful story of those fateful and final hours. Of all the books written about the Alamo, Edmondson's is by far the best of the bunch".
Ross McSwain
Columnist, "San Angelo Standard-Times"
Author J.R. Edmondson captures the entire Alamo history in a cohesive and flowing narrative that brings the people and the drama to life with a sense of vivid reality and detail based on years of research. His passion for accuracy and his brilliant literary style create a new kind of history book. Read it for the knowledge, but read it, too, for the pleasure of a tale well told.
J.R. Edmondson authored the pageant [Victory or Death] performed annually at the Alamo. He teaches a course on Alamo history and is nationally recognized as a living historian. His home is in Burleson, Texas.

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J. R. Edmondson views himself in the role of historian as storyteller. The retired history teacher has authored several books and over fifty magazine articles, most on aspects of Texas history. His book, The Alamo Story--from Early History to Current Conflicts, has been praised by reviewers as the "best" and "most readable" of all historical accounts devoted to the Texas shrine. Edmondson was a featured author at the 2000 Texas Book Festival and a member of C-Span's "Ultimate Alamo Panel," where his book was described as the "new standard on the Alamo." A native Texan, Edmondson graduated from Fort Worth Country Day School. He received his B. S. from the University of Texas at Austin and his M. S. from Texas Christian University. In appreciation for his contributions to Texas history, Edmondson was elected an honorary member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, and Governor Rick Perry commissioned him an Admiral in the Texas Navy. Edmondson currently serves on the Tarrant County Historical Commission. He also is on the board of directors for the Texas Trail of Fame, the Friends of the Fort Worth Herd, and Log Cabin Village. Edmondson resides in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife, Susan, and their two dogs and three horses.

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