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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Born on a Mountaintop”


Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier. By Bob Thompson. New York: Crown Trade Group, 2012. The literary world has not been the same since Tony Horwitz published Confederates in … Continue reading

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Who Was Santa Anna?


Recently I posted a blog on the battle of the Alamo of 1836 and its meaning in American history. Some folks have asked me about the Mexican strong man who commanded the army that overran the Alamo, Antonio Lopez de Santa … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism, Myth, and the Siege of the Alamo


No more mythic a story exists in the history of North America than the siege of the Alamo during the 1836 Texas war for independence. Virtually all Americans, unless they have been living under a rock their entire lives, have … Continue reading

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