J. R. Edmondson's The Alamo story: from early history to current conflicts PDF

By J. R. Edmondson

J.R Edmondson's The Alamo tale: From Early historical past to present Conflicts is the millennium's first ebook to entirely study the well-known "Shrine of Texas Liberty" from its foundation as a Spanish New global venture to its smooth prestige.

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He is now under consideration by the Vatican for sainthood. Although Governor Aguayo's army had restored the east Texas missions in 1719, Father Francisco Hidalgo remained in Mission Valero's two-story stone blockhouse and assumed authority of Olivares' hard luck mission. Misfortune struck again in 1724. A hurricane leveled all the buildings, including the stone structure. Father Hidalgo chose a new site a short distance to the north, and the construction of San Antonio de Valero began once more.

Since the explorers had found no wealth, Spain virtually lost interest in her vast northern territory. Except for some settlements along the upper Rio Grande, there would be no major ventures into that region for almost a century and a half. Until Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, stepped onto Texas soil by mistake. Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle In 1682 La Salle had descended the Mississippi River in a birchbark canoe, claiming for France all the lands drained by the great river and its tributaries.

The two buildings that remain, the Church (which defines the Alamo in photos) and the Long Barracks, stand today as silent reminders of those who lived and died there. The structures are inanimate but still very much alive. We can't talk with those who perished at the Alamo or with the noncombatants who survived the siege. But in this book by historian J. R. Edmondson they operatively speak to us, if not in the literal sense, then surely effectively. Edmondson offers, from an independent perspective, historical views comparable to a conductor's study of a composer's masterwork: The embedded details are there to be newly discovered by those who seek them.

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