A New York Times Bestseller
There's no piece of history more important to Texans than the Battle of the Alamo, when Davy Crockett and a band of rebels went down in a blaze of glory fighting for independence from Mexico, setting Texas up to win the war. However, that version of events owes more to fantasy than reality. Forget the Alamo explains the true story of the battle, then shows how the sausage of myth got made in the Jim Crow South of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It's a wise and generous-spirited book that shines the bright light of the truth.