The Alamo: A Cultural History - San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Merlin-N-Mim
N 29° 25.544 W 098° 29.177
14R E 549829 N 3255264
Quick Description: “This "cultural history" is a delightful look at the many different ways the Alamo has been remembered and portrayed in everything from movies to wax museums and picture postcards.”
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2012 9:09:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMED86
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 18

Long Description:
“After two short weeks under siege, the climactic battle of the Alamo lasted under an hour, but its aftermath spawned a legend. The Alamo: A Cultural History explores the transformation of the fort from its 1718 inception as a Franciscan mission to its current status as a tourist attraction, historical monument, and international symbol of freedom.”

“An expert on the Alamo and its history, Thompson shows how the legend has been reinvented and shaped by novels, poems, and plays. To the reader's benefit, [he] wades through all the myth and fantasy to present a truer picture of events.”

Sources:
Amazon (visit link)
The Alamo Website: (visit link)

Alamo Address:
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas

We read this book before visiting the Alamo and were glad we did - It gave us a good perspective and made our visit more interesting.
ISBN Number: 9780878332540

Author(s): Frank Thompson

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