Books I Own about the Alamo
compiled by Donald Burger, Attorney at Law

After the Alamo, by Robert Scott. 2000. Republic of Texas Press. Paperback. 310 pages.

Alamo!, by George Sullivan. 1997. Scholastic. Paperback. 96 pages.

Alamo - - - The Price of Freedom , by George A. McAlister. 1988. Paperback. 240 pages.

The Alamo, by Steve Frazee. 1960. Avon Book Division. Paperback. 160 pages.

The Alamo, by Mary Ann Noonan Guerra. 1983. Paperback. 32 pages. This is an 8-1/2 by 11 booklet filed with lots of pictures of the facade of the Alamo over the years. I got my copy at the Alamo.

The Alamo, by Walter F. McCaleb. 1956. Hardback. 80 pages.

The Alamo, by John Myers Myers. 1948. Paperback. 240 pages. I really liked this book. Myers has a writing style that one can savor. He is constantly turning a phrase that is memorable. Plus, the history of the Alamo is thorough. Makes for enjoyable reading.

The Alamo and the Texas War for Independence, by Albert A Nofi. 1982. Paperback. 222 pages.

The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence: 1835-1836, by Philip Haythornthwaite and Paul Hannon. 1986. Asprey Publishing. Paperback. 48 pages.

The Alamo 1836: Santa Anna's Texas Campaign by Stephen L. Hardin. 2001. Osprey Publilshing. Paperback. 96 pages.

The Alamo: An Illustrated History, by George Nelson. 1998. Aldine Books. Hardback. 114 pages. This is the source for illustrations about the Alamo. Included are pictures, maps and sketches. I've had the pleasure of meeting the author and he told me he worked on the book for over 20 years. He has worked on archaeological digs in and around the Alamo. I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge of details and his obvious love of the subject. Highly recommended. I bought mine at the Alamo.

The Alamo: Long Barrack Museum, Complied by The Daughters of the Republic of Texas. 1986. Paperback. 64 pages. This 8-1/2 by 11 booklet contains pictures of many of the exhibits in the Logn brrack part of the Alamo. It also has many interesting illustrations and pictures related to the Alamo. I got my copy at the Alamo.

Alamo Defenders (A Genealogy: The People and Their Words), by Bill Groneman. 1990. Paperback. 185 pages. This much-needed book takes the Alamo defenders and gives a brief biography on each one. Sometimes the details are sketchy, but this is a good source for information on some of the lesser known heroes of the Alamo.

The Alamo Remembered: Tejano Accounts and Perspectives, by Timothy M. Matovina. 1995. Paperback. 146 pages.

Blood of Noble Men: The Alamo: Siege & Battle, by Alam Huffines. Illustrated by Gary S. Zaboly. 1999. Eakin Press. Hardback. 221 pages.

The Boy in the Alamo, by Margaret Cousins. 1958. 1983. Paperback. 180 pages. This is a paperback reissue of the book We Were There At the Alamo by Margaret Cousins. See review below.

The Bugles Are Silent, by John R. Knaggs. 1977. Hardback. 287 pages.

Davy Crockett: A Handbook, by Richard Boyd Hauck. 1982. University of Nebraska Press. Paperback. 169 pages.

1836 Facts about the Alamo & the Texas War for Independence, by Mary Deborah Petite. 1999. Paperback. 170 pages.

Exploring the Alamo Legends, by Wallace O. Chariton. 1989. Hardback. 266 pages.

Eyewitness to the Alamo, by Bill Groneman. 1996. Paperback. 267 pages.

Forget the Alamo, by Wallace O. Chariton. 1990. Hardback. 327 pages.

Fort Anahuac: Birthplace of the Texas Revolution, by Carroll A. Lewis, Jr. Reprinted from Texiana, Volume I, Number 1, Spring 1969

The Gates of the Alamo, by Stephen Harrigan. 2000. Alfred A. Knopf. Hardback. 581 pages.

John Wayne's The Alamo, by Donald Clark and Christopher Andersen. 1994. Paperback. 172 pages.

A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory, by Randy Roberts & James S. Olson. The Free Press. 2001. Hardback. 356 pages.

Lone Star, by T.R. Fehrenbach. 1968. Paperback. 761 pages.

100 Days in Texas: The Alamo Letters, by Wallace O. Chariton. 1990. Paperback. 390 pages.

Painting Texas History to 1900, by Sam DeShony Ratcliffe. 1992. Hardback. 140 pages. This is a great collection of paintings about Texas History. No surprise that the Alamo and the Texas War for Independence are prominently featured. This is a very worthwhile collection.

Remember the Alamo, by Amelia E. Barr. 1888. Dodd, Mead and Company. Hardback. 431 pages.

Remember the Alamo! by Robert Penn Warren. 1958. Random House. Hardback. 182 pages.

Remember Goliad: Their Silent Tents, by Clifford Hopewell. 1998. Paperback. 169 pages.

Rendezvous at the Alamo, by Virgil E. Baugh. 1960. Paperback.251 pages.

Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution, by James E. Crisp. 2005. Oxford University Press. Hardback. 201 pages.

The Story of the Alamo, by Norman Richards. 1970. Childrens Press (Weekly Reader Books). Hardback. 30 pages.

13 Days to Glory, by Lon Tinkle. 1958. Hardback. 255 pages.

Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, by Stephen L. Hardin. 1994. Paperback. 321 pages.

Three Roads to the Alamo, by William C. Davis. 1998. Hardback. 791 pages.

A Time to Stand, by Walter Lord. 1961. Paperback. 255 pages.

Walt Disney's Story of Davy Crockett (A Disneyland Record and Book). Copyright 1971. 24 pages plus 33- 1/3 RPM Record.

We Were There At the Battle of the Alamo, by Margaret Cousins. 1958. Grosset & Dunlap. Hardback. 180 pages. This may well be the first book on the Alamo I ever read. Read it as a kid. Got my current copy on Ebay. As soon as I opened it after all these years a flood of memories came back. This book is illustrated by Nicholas Eggenhofer and I must have studies the illustrations for hours when growing up. This book was also issued in 1983 under the title, The Boy in the Alamo. Same typestyle and same illustrations. A prized possession, for personal reasons.

With Santa Anna in Texas, by Jose Enrique de la Pena. Translated in 1975. Paperback. 206 pages.

Last revised October 4, 2006

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