Journalist, author and native Texan Joseph C. Goulden offers a good review of James Donovan's The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo - and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation in the Washington Times.
Mr. Donovan’s gripping book is history at its best — exactingly sourced and written with a vividness that challenges you to put it down. Even those familiar with an oft-told story will delight in the richness of his detail. And in my view, he demolishes contentions by revisionists that the defenders were frontier roughnecks trying to seize land that properly belonged to Mexico, which had just cast off Spanish domination.
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