Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers Summary

The New York Timesbestseller now in paperback with a new epilogue.

In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After thirteen 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’s fight for freedom.
But the story doesn’t end there. The defeat galvanized the Texian settlers, and under General Sam Houston’s leadership they rallied. Six weeks after the Alamo, Houston and his band of settlers defeated Santa Anna’s army in a shocking victory, winning the independence for which so many had died.
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengersrecaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo—and recognize the lesser known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Book Reviews


Excellent. Texas. Texas. Texas.5 star

As a native Texan with family roots back to 1836, this is one of the best, well written accounts I’ve read and I’ve been a student of Texas history for many years. Excellent.55


History at it finest again.5 star

Remember the Alamo!!!! Enough said.55


Great book!5 star

Learn about the Alamo as to what really took place!55


Wonderful!5 star

This a wonderful piece of American history and deserves a place on your patriotic bookshelf. 🇺🇸55



I thought I knew all about the Alamo, boy was I wrong! Learned a lot more interesting facts! Such a great book, glad I read it!55


Ugh3 star

Not as good as his previous books.35


Essential reading for Today5 star

Santa Ana came to disarm the TexIans, after brutally disarming the rest of Mexico. TexIans resisted in Gonzalez, telling the would be authoritarian and socialists to “come and take it” referring to their canon and guns. Don’t be fooled by the socialist agenda in America today. They seek to inflict the same brutality on citizens. Russia in the Ukraine today, Nazi’s in Poland, Stalin behind the iron curtain; and the list goes on and on. “Remember the Alamo” and “come and take it” should be put into the proper historical context for today’s citizens. Maybe it was Winston Churchill, or not, but the saying is quite valid, “those who do not remember history are condemned to relive it” It was Thomas Jefferson who said, “an armed society is a polite society.”55

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Pena Diary3 star

I enjoyed the pace of this book. However, I don’t know why the author included and presented speculative information from the Jose Enrique de la Peña diary as fact. Nothing new in this book. Great general overview of Texas Revolution.35

west of keys

Great Read5 star

It is great to read these books from Brian Kilmead. Living inTexas and knowing several of these area well it if nice to know the back story! Great book and thank you for putting it together!55

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