Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth Free Audiobook Download by Jason Stanford,Chris Tomlinson,Bryan Burrough

In 1836, the Texian army was trapped and fighting for their lives at the Alamo. A Mexican army officer asked General Santa Anna to spare the lives of 100 Texans. The general agreed, but said that if he could take the Alamo in one day, he would kill every man, woman, and child that was inside. Shortly afterward, Texian commander William Travis wrote a letter pleading with Sam Houston to send reinforcements while he and his men held out for just one more day. Santa Anna took only nine minutes to destroy their mission.

The Alamo was originally a small mission in San Antonio, Texas. It became famous for the battle of 1836 between Texan patriots and Mexican soldiers. The battle lasted six hours with more than 300 fatalities on each side. The Alamo mission was later demolished but rebuilt in 1842 only to be destroyed again during the Civil War when General Gordon Granger arrived in charge of attacking Confederate troops.

This is the story of how one man, an American icon, became a symbol of Texas independence and courage in 1836, only to be forgotten today.

This is a history of the Alamo, from its founding and significance in Texas, to its appropriation into American ideology, supposed "continuity" with an "invincible", "unshakeable" moral fortitude that emerged from the crucible of American history.

From its inception, the Alamo has been a sacred spot in Texas. On March 6, 1836, not much more than a month after the Battle of the Alamo, Mexican general Santa Anna was enjoying breakfast on his flagship when his aide approached with an item for his attention. 'It is from Goliad,' he said, holding up a small square of paper. It was from a high-ranking Texan named William Barret Travis.

"Forget The Alamo", written by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford, was released in the United States in 2016. This book is about the fall of the Alamo building which is a symbol of indigenous superiority over American settlers. The authors explore how in popular culture the Alamo has been reinforced as a historical event but have found that this event never occurred because there are no records to support it.

Published Date 2021-06-08
Duration 12 hours 15 minutes
Author Jason Stanford, Chris Tomlinson, Bryan Burrough
Narrated Fred Sanders
(10 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category History
Parent Category Latin America, North America

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