A Day That Changed America

The Alamo
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.92 hours)
Product Number: Z100025874
Released: Feb 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792783831
Narrator/s: Susan Boyce
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Description

They were fighting for Texas-fighting for the land they called home. For twelve long days, the men and women inside an old mission known as the Alamo defended it against the soldiers who surrounded them. But President Santa Anna was just as determined to keep Texas part of Mexico. He sent a message to the Texians behind the fortress walls-there would be no mercy for those inside. The Texians hung on as they waited for more men and supplies to come to their rescue. But no help came. Finally, in the predawn darkness of March 6, 1836, thousands of Mexican soldiers poured over the walls of the Alamo. The gruesome battle that followed would prove to be a turning point in American history. And "Remember the Alamo!" would become the battle cry of the fight of Texas independence. The gripping story of the Alamo is told here through the eyes of two real-life survivors of the siege and battle-eight-year-old Enrique Esparza and Susanna Dickinson, the mother of baby Angelina.

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Author(s): Shelley Tanaka
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 2012

Professional reviews

"The author provides a graphic account of the siege at the Alamo in Texas in 1836. Susan Boyce's narration is steady, and her voice is smooth--though at times her delivery borders on being stilted. The beginning of the narrative explains both sides of the Mexican-American War but devolves into a primarily American perspective. At first, Boyce's reading isn't able to transcend the litany of dates, names, and facts. As the siege gets underway, however, her narration grows vivid, in part because the violence of battle is described in detail. The end, with its account of the lives of the surviving women and children, is resonant, and Boyce's final statements ring out a call to remember. A.M.P. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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