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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

… of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis

"Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis—the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history—and about what really happened in that battle"

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Anyone have read this book?
If the answer is yes… comments please?

Thanks in advance for your guidance.


Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

This is an excellent book for those who want to understand who is at the Alamo. We learn that Jim Bowie which probably one of the biggest con artists in the early 19th century, selling "Spanish line grants."

Travis deserted his family, but I think this comes out in the last Alamo movie. I like Davy Crockett's campaign slogan, "vote for me or I'll go to Texas." He went.

Very good read; I highly recommend it, for whatever that's worth :-)

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Aug 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

Yes, this is a well-researched history that is still very readable for enjoyment. Rattling good stories about some fascinating characters during a blustery time period! One of the better Alamo-related books out there.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

An excellent book that I am happy to have in my library. Lots of Ido on those three characters warts and all.

badger22 Inactive Member09 Aug 2017 6:39 p.m. PST

Just ordered.

I have not read it, but everything I have read by Davis has been very good


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2017 11:12 a.m. PST

Many thanks for your guidance boys!. (smile)


Haitiansoldier Inactive Member17 Aug 2017 1:37 p.m. PST

I've read it but the best Alamo book is The Blood of Heroes by James Donovan.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 11:00 a.m. PST



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