Focussing on one of the most fascinating episodes in military history, this book tells the story of the 1836 campaign in Texas, including the epic siege of the Alamo and the battle of San Jacinto. Dissatisfaction with increasingly oppressive Mexican rule on the part of the Texians led, ultimately, to war and in February 1836 Santa Anna marched his army into Texas. He lay siege to the old mission named the Alamo outside San Antonio. It was defended by a legendary collection of volunteers under Colonel William Travis and the famous adventurer Jim Bowie (he of the knife), and included David Crockett.
Dr Stephen L Hardin is a senior research fellow for the Texas State Historical Association in Austen, Texas, and the author of numerous scholarly articles on the history of his state. Angus McBride needs little introduction, having established himself over the years as one of the world's most respected and talented artists in his field. He has illustrated a wide array of Osprey titles, covering subjects as diverse as the Geman Army of World War 2 and the Ancient Assyrians - a versatility that is the envy of many, but the pleasure of more. Angus specialises in the Ancient and Medieval periods however, where his work is unsurpassed in both technical accuracy and creative atmosphere. Angus lives and works in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa.
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Osprey Campaign S.
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13 colour & 75 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index