Brian Kilmeade – Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers


The New York Times best seller, now with a new epilogue

In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than 200 Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After 13 days of fighting, American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start. It was a crushing blow to Texas’ fight for freedom.

But the story doesnt end there. The defeat galvanized the Texian settlers, and under General Sam Houstons leadership, they rallied. Six weeks after the Alamo, Houston and his band of settlers defeated Santa Annas army in a shocking victory, winning the independence for which so many had died.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeades storytelling, a new generation of listeners will remember the Alamo – and recognize the lesser-known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Author: Brian Kilmeade
Narrator: Brian Kilmeade
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Released: 19 May 2011
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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I’m not sure why the author insisted on reading the book himself, but being a native Texan it was almost unbearable to listen to an obvious non-Texan consistently and repeatedly mispronounce names and titles of places and people near and dear to the Texas people (Juan Sequin, Refugio, Burnet, Brazos, to name a few), For someone to research such an important Texas legend and then butcher the names, is at worst disrespectful, and at best, shows a lack of knowledge of his subject.