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The Gates of the Alamo

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The Gates of the Alamo

By Stephen Harrigan

Vintage, Paperback, 9780525431817, 592pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2017

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Description
A New York Times bestselling novel, modern historical classic, and winner of the TCU Texas Book Award, The Spur Award and the Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel

It's 1836, and the Mexican province of Texas is in revolt. As General Santa Anna's forces move closer to the small fort that will soon be legend, three people's fates will become intrinsically tied to the coming battle: Edmund McGowan, a proud and gifted naturalist; the widowed innkeeper Mary Mott; and her sixteen-year-old son, Terrell, whose first shattering experience with love has led him into the line of fire.
Filled with dramatic scenes, and abounding in fictional and historical personalities--among them James Bowie, David Crockett, William Travis, and Stephen Austin--The Gates of the Alamo is a faithful and compelling look at a riveting chapter in American history.


About the Author
Stephen Harrigan is the author of ten books, including A Friend of Mr. Lincoln and Remember Ben Clayton, which among other awards won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians for best historical novel. He is also a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly and a screenwriter who has written many movies for television. He lives in Austin, Texas. www.stephenharrigan.com
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