This book is the story of that epic event - a battle that was won, even though it was lost. By holding out as long as they did and providing the rallying point for the people of the Mexican state of Texas, the men at the Alamo made the independence of Texas possible.
Richards does an excellent job in describing this momentous event as well as providing the appropriate context as to why the battle was fought. That is certainly necessary; wars and battles do not arise spontaneously - there is always a sequence of events that leads to the hostilities." - Amazon.com Customer Review.
For ages 9 to 12.
(From the Non-Fiction Books shelf.)