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13 days to glory 5 editions

Cover of: 13 days to glory by Lon Tinkle
About the Book

In 13 chapters, Lon Tinkle tells the day-by-day story of how 182 men fought a losing battle but won an almost unparalleled measure of fame. The familiar figures appear on these pages: Stern young Colonel William Barrett Travis; the middle-aged fighter Jim Bowie, who contested the young upstart's command; frontiersman Davy Crockett, soon to have his stock in legend rise even higher. As the days of the siege are described, the author cinematically flashes back to the pivotal point of destiny -- the circumstances that led each person to be inside the walls of the abandoned mission late in the winter of 1836. Susanna Dickerson, captured after the mission fell, recalls the day she headed for a wedding and wound up eloping to Texas with the intended groom, an old flame of her own. Travis left Alabama under a cloud, having privately admitted to committing a murder. Bowie, having lost his wife, children, and wealthy in-laws to a cholera epidemic, now devoted his energies to saving his extensive landholdings in Texas. Crockett, stung by the loss of his seat in Congress, concluded to light out for the territory of Texas, where land prices were 1/10 of those in America but where American frontier traditions again had to be secured through revolution. Thoroughly documented, 13 Days to Glory also includes a chronology of events from June 30, 1835, when Travis, under a secret pact with Anglo leaders, drove out the new Mexican garrison opposite Galveston, to February 23, 1836, when the 13-day siege of the Alamo began. - Back cover.

5 editions First published in 1958

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1958, McGraw-Hill
13 days to glory
in English
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1958, McGraw-Hill
13 days to glory
in English - [1st ed.]
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1985, Texas A&M University Press
13 days to glory
in English
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1987, Easton Press
13 days to glory
in English - Collector's ed.
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February 1996, Texas A&M University Press
13 Days to Glory
Paperback in English

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