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War of Texan Independence

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1 The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence 183536
Author: Philip Haythornthwaite, illustrator: Paul Hannon
48 pages, paperback, Osprey
In 1823 Texas was opened to American settlement; over the next 12 years thousands took advantage of the opportunity. During this time the corrupt Santa Anna rose to power. A dishonest and ruthless politician, thief, compulsive gambler, opium addict and liar, he nevetheless gained a measure of popular support and set about destroying federalism. Conflict with the American settlers ('Texians') became inevitable, a conflict which included the legendary Battle of the Alamo. Philip Haythornwaite covers the story of the War of Texan Independence in a volume backed by a wealth of illustrations and photographs, including eight full page colour plates by Paul Hannon.

Table of Contents
Historical Background
The War of Texan Independence
The Mexican Army
The Texian Army
The Plates
Price: 14.95 USD


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