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"In Texian Iliad you smell the smoke of battle." (Paula Mitchell Marks Texas Monthly)
"Hardin has succeeded admirably in writing a balanced military history of the revolution, making an important contribution to the extensive body of work on the struggle that eventually led to Texas' becoming part of the United States." (Mike Cox Austin American-Statesman)
"I look forward to consulting this book for the rest of my career!" (David J. Weber, Robert and Nancy Dedman Professor of History, Southern Methodist University)
I look forward to consulting this book for the rest of my career! (David J. Weber, Robert and Nancy Dedman Professor of History, Southern Methodist University)See all Editorial Reviews
I was very surprised just how much I learned reading this book. The use of illustrations was brilliant to my thinking. Very enjoyable read too. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found it hard to get engaged with this telling of the story. I'll keep trying.Published 2 months ago by Blane
This is an interesting account but to me it falls short of being a military history. There isn't enough of a discussion of the strategies of both sides, how those strategies... Read morePublished 3 months ago by T. Nolle
Very well written, well researched and shows a fair version from both perspectives. Not quite the story they teach in school!Published 4 months ago by Steve Flanagan
Well researched book about a event in history that has become a legend of American History.Published 5 months ago by Michael P. Miller
Gives a very jaded view of Sam Houston, If he hadn't retreated as he did, and waited until Santa Ana's supply lines were stretched thin and his Army split, but attacked sooner as... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Patrick Leas
This book not only told the story well, but it also backed it up with historical documentation. I say don't rely on what old textbooks have said; go to the source and read it... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sailor Jim