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Blood of Noble Men: The Alamo Siege and Battle Hardcover – April, 1999
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He is an eighth generation Texan and married to the former Caroline Cotham of North Carolina; they have four children and make their home in Buffalo Gap, Texas.
Top Customer Reviews
The FORTY illustrations and battlefield maps add a new level of understanding of the occurances of the siege as never-before illustrated scenes come to life from Gary Zaboly's skillful pen. (The cost of the book is worth these alone.)
This is my favorite Alamo book and I have already given many as gifts. It is not only enjoyable reading , but a handsome book- suitable to be the centerpiece of any history display. However, its true worth is that it empowers even the novice historian with the information to decide for himself if Travis really drew a line in the sand, how many defenders were there, and how Davy Crockett might have died, etc...
Those that were there tell you.
Through all of this, Huffines lets us read what the sources had to say and allows us to form our own ultimate judgments about their reliability, although in footnotes he does provide background for source authenticity (or the lack of it) and to problems of accuracy - this is one book where the reader should definitely not skip the footnotes. Because these accounts are drawn from both sides of the conflict, a good balance is achieved in telling a story which has often been reduced to a simple fairy tale of good versus evil.
Complementing these primary sources are the Gary Zaboly illustrations.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very interesting approach about the siege of the Alamo. I learned a lot even though I have read many books about the Alamo. Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. carter
This book is an amazing Alamo masterpiece. With Allan Huffines text and Gary Zaboly's art, the siege and fall of the Alamo comes alive. I highly recommend it.Published 23 months ago by Stephen Lentz
This is a "pure" revisionist history of the Alamo and much of it is speculation, subjection and fiction. Read morePublished on July 16, 2013 by wonder boy
Very thorough day-to-day account, from both Texian and Mexican army accounts, of the siege. Great detail and drawings. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by Patrick McCarthy
I would give the book 5 stars. It provides exactly what is advertised. A day to day look at the 13 day siege. Fills in many gaps of other books on the subject. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by Mike Skawin
I have read a great many books on the alamo, some really good, some not worth the paper they were writen on. this book was botht informative and interesting. Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by daniel c.
The book arrived in very short time and was packaged very well, especially considering the weather at the time if year. I got a great book at a very good price. Read morePublished on April 24, 2012 by History Buff
The "Blood of Noble Men" is a day by day account of the Alamo's 13 days told through the sources. Read morePublished on September 26, 2002
Knowing Alan Huffines personally, I can testify to his devotion to the topic. The Alamo is surrounded with myths, controversy and contradiction, and Alan takes each one head on. Read morePublished on July 18, 2002 by Peter Stines