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A Time to Stand

By Walter Lord, 1917-2002

On the morning of March 6, 1836, in an old abandoned mission called the Alamo, a small Texas garrison fought to the death rather than yield to an overwhelming army of Mexicans. Through the years the garrison’s heroic stand has become so clothed in folklore and romance that the truth has nearly been lost. In A Time to Stand Walter Lord rediscovers and recreates the whole fascinating story. From contemporary documents, diaries, and letters, he has mined a wealth of fresh information that throws intriguing sidelights on the epic of the Alamo. What were the defenders like? Why did they take their stand? Did any escape? Did Davy Crockett surrender?

The cast of characters includes not only famous figures like Jim Bowie but unknown, unsung men: John Purdy Reynolds, the wandering Pennsylvania surgeon; George Kimball, the industrious New York hatter, Micajah Autry of Tennessee, who was a far better poet than a businessman. And then there are the Mexicans: the fabulous Santa Anna; the smooth Colonel Almonte; the forlorn private Juan Basquez, who only wanted to stay home and make shoes.

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Book

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  • 976.403 Lor, Nonfiction

Publish Date

1987

ISBN

9780803279025


Format: Book
Author: Lord, Walter, 1917-2002
Title: A time to stand / by Walter Lord.
Publisher Date: New York : Bonanza Books : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1987, c1961.
Subject: Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836
Isbn: 9780803279025 (pbk.) 0517642999
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 976.403 Lor
Oclc: 15653031
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Bib Id: 112186

Format: Book
Author: Lord, Walter, 1917-2002
Title: A time to stand / by Walter Lord.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bonanza Books : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1987, c1961.
Description: 255 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Bibliography: p. [227]-246.
LCCN: 87009237
ISBN: 9780803279025 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0517642999
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 976.403 Lor