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The Alamo : an illustrated history
Hoyt, Edwin P. (Edwin Palmer), 1923-2005.
Publication Information:
Dallas, Tex. : Taylor Pub. Co., 1999.
Physical Description:
189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Reading Level:
970 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.0 8.0 36211.

Reading Counts RC High School 6.2 11 Quiz: 21180 Guided reading level: NR.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library F390 .H915 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Central Library F390 .H915 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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A dramatic portrait of Texas' most heroic moment, "The Alamo" not only recounts the legendary defense of the mission by a small band of larger-than-life heroes, but also chronicles the site's history from the 1820s to 1836. Illustrations. 8-page color insert.

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Library Journal Review

Beginning with the settling of Texas and ending with the Battle of San Jacinto, this illustrated history by historian and journalist Hoyt (e.g., Mussolinis Empire, LJ 3/15/94) provides information about the events and personages involved in the defense of the Alamo and the fight for Texan independence. He provides limited textual information, with significant illustrations and maps scattered throughout. Told from the Texans perspective, this work does not supplant existing scholarship but serves as a basic introduction to the fall of the Alamo and surrounding events. Although many good sources are listed in the bibliography, Hoyts work is designed for the general reader wanting an overview. Best suited for high school and public libraries.Terri P. Summey, Emporia State Univ. Lib., KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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