Always it is the brave AmericansJim Bowie, Davy Crockett, William Travis, and othersfighting the overwhelming forces of a cruel dictator for the right to live in a Texas independent of Mexican rule. Too often, little mention is made of the TejanosMexican Texanswho put their lives on the line to fight alongside the other defenders at the Alamo. And what about Santa Anna? Was he so wrong in trying to keep Americans from taking over his country? Clearly there is more to the story.
Drawing on messages sent out from the Alamo before the battle, reports written by Tejano and Texan leaders, eyewitness accounts from a slave and the handful of women and children who were spared by Santa Anna, and stories told by Mexican officers and soldiers, Paul Robert Walker tells the story of the Alamo as it's never been told before.
Paul Robert Walker is the author of many books for young people on a wide range of subjects. A former teacher, journalist, and rock musician, his most recent book for National Geographic is Remember Little Bighorn. Walker lives in Escondido, CA.