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Three Roads to the Alamo

by William C. Davis

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


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FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24246777M
ISBN 109780060754556, 9780061754074, 9780060754549

the Alamo (ăl´əmō´) [Span.,=cottonwood], building in San Antonio, Tex., "the cradle of Texas liberty." Built as a chapel after , it is all that remains of the mission of San Antonio de Valero, which was founded in by Franciscans and later converted into a fortress. If you’re looking for just the Alamo, then my personal suggestion is “Three Roads to the Alamo”. It’s an extensive study of the lives and fortunes of David Crockett, William Barrett Travis, and James “Jim” Bowie. Great book! I would not recommend the newly released book about Houston’s vengeful army of .

I sheepishly admit to being one of those people for whom a page book on the Alamo is not at all excessive. In "Three Roads to the Alamo" William C. Davis fills those many pages with a narrative that seems to me the most authentic, objective, and substantiated account connected to the well-known but often-distorted events of /5. Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis-the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history-and about what really happened in that battle.

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Three Roads to the Alamo by William C. Davis Download PDF EPUB FB2

-- "Publishers Weekly"""Three Roads to the Alamo" is a major contribution to both Texas and American mastery of its execution surpasses the book's ambitious scope. The day it appeared, Davis's treatment instantly supplanted all other single biographies of each of these individuals/5().

Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives Three Roads to the Alamo book David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis, the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history and about what really happened in that battle.4/5.

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Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis. By William C. Davis. William C. Davis is best known as a Civil War historian, with many fine books to his credit. His latest book is a departure from his usual area of interest.

Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis--the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history- 5/5(5).

Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis—the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history—and about what really happened in.

As a part of an Alamo Conference, Mr. Davis talked about his book Three Roads to the Alamo, published by Harper book describes three of the now mythological protagonists of the Alamo.

THREE ROADS TO THE ALAMO: THE LIVES AND FORTUNES OF DAVID CROCKETT, JAMES BOWIE, AND WILLIAM BARRET TRAVIS, by William C. Davis, HarperCollins, pages, $ Although more than defenders died at the Alamo on March 6,the names of only three have lived in legend: Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Barret “Buck” : Historynet Staff.

Buy Three Roads To The Alamo New edition by Davis, William C. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(95). Distinguished historian Davis ably probes the lives of three legendary figures, finding much to illuminate the nature of frontier life in early America.

Davis (The Cause Lost,etc.) notes that all three were outsize characters. Crockett, schooled in the wilderness as a hunter and trailblazer, served as a soldier under "Andy" Jackson in the Creek War, and was a charming, restless. "Three Roads to the Alamo" contains a good bibliography, full index and pages of footnotes.

Many of those footnotes themselves make for good reading, covering such topics as Ja mes Bowie's knife duels and how and where David Crockett died. Davis is the prolific author of 35 books, and he may be more of a writer than editor.

Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis—the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history—and about what really happened in /5(10).

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Davis, Author HarperCollins Publishers $35 (p) ISBN More. Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis—the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history—and about what really happened in that battle.

The preposition in Davis's title -- ''Three Roads to the Alamo'' -- is a significant clue to the book's content, for the events of the Alamo siege and battle occupy only a small portion of the text. (They do, however, generate copious and fascinating endnotes.) In preparing the section on the Alamo's fall, which galvanized Texans in their.

Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis -- the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history -- and about what really happened in that battle.

William C. Davis, a distinguished Civil War historian and biographer, illuminates /5(91). Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis—the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history—and about what really happened in Brand: Harpercollins E-Books.

2. Three Roads to the Alamo, by William C. Davis: Biographies of Travis, Bowie, and Crockett. Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding, though some think that Davis' treatment/judgement of Bowie is a little harsh.

This book takes us back to before the birth of each of these men then follows them through their lives. Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis—the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history—and about what really happened in 4/5(5).

Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis--the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history- 4/5(). : Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis () by Davis, William C.

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Football. That's one of the many interesting issues covered in "Three Roads to the Alamo" This book is deep and well researched. The foot notes were as interesting as the book itself.Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis--the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history--and about what really happened in that battle.; /5(5).