Description - The Texas War of Independence 1835-1836 by William C. Davis
The Texas Revolution is remembered for the 13-day siege of the alamo and the immortal heroes thus created in David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis. This work explains that the Revolution had been fermenting in resentments and minor confrontations for some years beforehand. War finally broke out after an obscure skirmish at Gonzales in October 1835, fought over possession of a small cannon. A Mexican army invaded, but Texians rallied in defense and at the Battle of San Jacinto won their independence.
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Author Biography - William C. Davis
Wiliam C Davis is the author or editor of more than 40 books in the fields of the Civil War and Southern history, as well as numerous documentary screenplays. He has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History, and is the only three-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award given for book-length works in Confederate History. He is presently Professor of History at Virginia Polytechnic and Director of Programs for the new Virginia Center for Civil War Studies.