Flash Point Between Texas and Mexico

Perspectives on History Series
by Mary Dodson Wade (Editor)
Publisher: History Compass
Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Price: $7.95

Historical Setting: San Antonio, Texas, 1836 A. D.

The editor's introduction surveys the history leading to the fierce battle at the Alamo on March 6, 1836. The readings, a number of them eyewitness accounts, include William Barret Travis's famous letter of February 24 and a portion of John Salmon "Rip" Ford's report of his interview with Mrs. Alsbury, who was present during the onslaught. The book includes a roster of defenders who died.

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