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The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence 1835-36

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In 1823 Texas was opened to American settlement; over the next 12 years thousands took advantage of the opportunity. During this time the corrupt Santa Anna rose to power. A dishonest and ruthless politician, thief, compulsive gambler, opium addict and liar, he nevetheless gained a measure of popular support and set about destroying federalism. Conflict with the American settlers ('Texians') became inevitable, a conflict which included the legendary Battle of the Alamo. Philip Haythornwaite covers the story of the War of ...

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The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence 1835-36
1992, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9780850456844

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