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Alamo

Victory or Death on the Texas Frontier

Series: America's Living History

By Karen Clemens Warrick

In 1836, a small group of rebels inside the Alamo stood up against a Mexican army. The rebels—including David Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Travis—were fighting for the independence of Texas. The group knew time was short and scrambled to prepare for battle. Riders with messages pleading for additional troops snuck out under the night’s cloak of darkness. The rebels’ courageous defense during the Mexicans’ final charge became an inspiration for other Texans fighting for a change, one that eventually led to Texas becoming an American state.

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Reviews

"This attractive series . . . is clearly written, presenting detailed information in an easily understood style which makes these important historical events memorable . . . The attractive layout with informative sidebars, numerous color pictures, and chapter notes make this series an excellent addition to American history collections."

Library Media Connection, November/December 2008

"Each one is well sourced, includes extensive back matter, and has a full complement of supporting color photographs or other illustrations that makes it accessible and useful to report writers and general readers."

School Library Journal, Fall 2008

"This book not only provides in-depth information about the battle for the Alamo, it also provides history relating to Texas . . ."

Children's Literature

"Archival photographs, reproductions, maps, and sidebars combine with vivid texts to provide comprehensive introductions to the featured historical event or movement."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

". . . highly detailed . . . History teachers will love this title as it presents the Alamo in a clearly written fashion."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2008

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