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Remember the Alamo!

Remember the Alamo!

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By (author) Robert Penn Warren

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  • Publisher: Ibooks
  • Format: Paperback | 186 pages
  • Dimensions: 119mm x 173mm x 13mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 26 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1596872616
  • ISBN 13: 9781596872615
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 1,800,310

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Originaly published in 1958 by Random House, Remember the Alamo! is a children s book intended for ages 9 and up. Written just three years following the acclaimed Disney miniseries, Davy Crockett at the Alamo staring Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen, the book is right out of the 1950s before politically correct entered our mindsets. Remember the Alamo! is the acclaimed classic accounts of one of the most thrilling moments in the history of the United States frontier. The battle for the Alamo was an epic event in the fight for Texas independence from Mexico. Davy Crockett, Colonel Jim Bowie and Colonel Travis are just three of the legendary and colorful heroes whose courageous and doomed defense of the Alamo against an overwhelming Mexican army led by General Santa Anna earned them immortality. Their valiastand and death inspired the rallying cry, Remember the Alamo! that inspired Texans to continue their struggle and ultimate win their independence from Mexico. Robert Penn Warren was a poet, critic, novelist, and teacher. He taught at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, Southwestern College, Memphis, Tennessee, University of Minnesota, Yale University, and Louisiana State University. While at LSU he founded and edited, along with Cleanth Brooks and Charles W. Pipkin, the literary quarterly, The Southern Review. As a poet, he was appointed the nation's first Poet Laureate, February 26, 1986. He published sixteen volumes of poetry and two---Promises: Poems, 1954-1956 and Now and Then: Poems, 1976-1978---won Pulitzer Prizes. Warren published ten novels. One novel, All the King's Men, won a Pulitzer Prize. Two novels, All the King's Men and Band of Angels were made into movies. In addition he published a book of short stories, two selections of critical essays, a biography, three historical essays, a study of Melville, a critical book on Dreiser, a study of Whittier, and two studies of race relations in America. As of this writing, he is the only author to have won the Pulitzer for both fiction and poetry.

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