Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History (CD-Audio)

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The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred about 200-250 Texans who had been trapped in a tiny adobe church in San Antonio for thirteen days. American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start.

The devastating loss galvanized the surviving Texans. Under General Sam Houston, a maverick with a rocky past, the tiny army of settlers rallied. Just one month after the massacre, the underdog Texans soundly defeated the "Napoleon of the West" (as Santa Anna styled himself) at the Battle of San Jacinto. They secured the independence of the land their friends had died for.

In his now trademark fashion, Brian Kilmeade explores hidden aspects of Sam Houston, the first president of Texas, and brings the reader to the scenes of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. Thanks to Kilmeade's storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo.

About the Author

BRIAN KILMEADE is the coauthor of George Washington's Secret Six, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, and Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, all New York Times bestsellers. Kilmeade cohosts Fox News Channel's morning show Fox & Friends and hosts the daily national radio show The Brian Kilmeade Show. He lives on Long Island. This is his sixth book.

Praise For…

“Riveting history that reads like a stay-up-all-night thriller. Don’t miss this book!”
–Brad Thor, author of Use of Force
“A tale as improbable as it is spellbinding, told with deft touch and insightful clarity. Brian Kilmeade has done it again.”
–General Stanley McChrystal (U.S. Army, Retired), author of Team of Teams
" The scholarship is impeccable, the topic immensely important, the story masterfully crafted. This little gem of a book belongs on the bookshelf of every history buff. What a triumph!"
–Jay Winik, author of April 1865 and 1944
"A wild, page-turning history of one of America’s most fascinating battles.”
–Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The President’s Shadow 
"Brian Kilmeade, who has a gift for narrative and an intuitive feel for great stories, has written an exciting account of New Orleans and how that battle changed America down the decades."
–Jon Meacham, author of Thomas JeffersonAmerican LionDestiny and Power, and Franklin and Winston.
“A riveting book of history that reads as though it were ripped from today’s headlines, and a must read for anyone seeking an understanding of the roots of U.S. foreign policy.” 
—ADMIRAL JAMES STAVRIDIS (Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO; dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
“This is a well-told tale, and there are lessons aplenty about both diplomacy and warfare—with useful application to the challenges the United States faces in our own time.” 
—PROFESSOR LARRY J. SABATO, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics; author of The Kennedy Half-Century

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593147917
ISBN-10: 059314791X
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019