Inside the Alamo

Inside the Alamo

by Jim Murphy

Hardcover

$16.95 View All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

Texas won its independence from Mexico with the battle cry "Remember the Alamo!" But just what exactly was the Alamo, and what happened there to change the history of the United States?
This is a comprehensive look at that famous siege as well as its background and consequences. It provides profiles of the famous men who died there, many quotes from contemporary witnesses (including entries from the memoirs and diaries of Mexican soldiers), fascinating details about everything from the weaponry of the time to the fate of the women and children who followed the Mexican army north, and a rousing description of the final battle–all copiously illustrated with paintings, photos, maps, diagrams, and more. This is history at its vivid and exciting best.

Author Biography: Jim Murphy is the acclaimed author of many nonfiction books, including the Newbery Honor—winning The Great Fire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385325745
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/08/2003
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jim Murphy is the acclaimed author of many nonfiction books, including the Newbery Honor—winning The Great Fire.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Inside the Alamo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like 'The Great Fire', Jim Murphy has written another unforgettable, vivid account of a pivotal event in American history. You may think you know all about the Alamo from your grade-school history classes. But Murphy sheds much new light on it through the famous personalities (e.g., Sam Houston, Davy Crockett) as well as accounts of the often-forgotten participants including Mexican soldiers and Native Americans. Makes history come truly alive.