Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836 Stephen L. Hardin

ISBN: 9780292731028

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Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836  by  Stephen L. Hardin

Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836 by Stephen L. Hardin
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Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a Texian Iliad in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and itsMoreHardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a Texian Iliad in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends almost burlesque. In this new, highly readable history, Stephen L.

Hardin discovers more than a little truth in both of those views. Drawing on many original Texan and Mexican sources and on-site inspections of almost every battlefield, he offers the first complete military history of the Revolution. From the wars opening in the Come and Take It incident at Gonzales to the capture of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Hardin clearly describes the strategy and tactics of each side.

His research yields new knowledge of the actions of famous Texan and Mexican leaders, as well as fascinating descriptions of battle and camp life from the ordinary soldiers point of view. This in-depth coverage reveals the gallantry displayed by individuals on both sides of the conflict, as well as the atrocities of war. Most of all, it provides a balanced view of the Revolution that fairly assesses the conduct of both Texans and Mexicans.

Texian Iliad belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history, as well as of general readers who want the facts behind the legends.



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