Duel of Eagles
by Jeffrey Long Year Published: Challenging
A great book about the history of the Alamo. While it may be true that Long uses a revisionist approach, much truth and useful information comes out of his work. I found this book refreshing, as far too often we are given the romanticized version of this epic event. Revisionist may "cry foul" at Long's approach due to his "Texas hero" bashing, but when used in conjunction with other resources such as Hardin's excellent Texian Iliad, a clear picture of this great historic event begins to develop. History after all is the search for the truth, and any book you pick up on this subject will contain a bias in one form or another. The only true way to get a well rounded understanding of the Alamo is to use multiple sources.