Sammy Sofa wrote:I AM a history dork, and find it a passing curiosity at best on par with something like Little Big Horn. Outside of some historical figures who were much interesting at earlier points in their life meeting their ends there...meh. To each their own; I couldn't fathom wanting to pore over the thing like it's some great turning point or moment in history or really all that unique.
It certainly was not a turning point in history. Houston would have figured out how to beat Santa Anna regardless of how the Alamo turned out. I'll disagree with you on it not being unique. It's pretty damn unique, especially given the celebrities involved.
I've only ever read two books about it, Three Roads to the Alamo
, a triple biography about Crockett, Bowie, and Travis, and the book I just finished Exodus from the Alamo
. I'm pretty sure my above average interest in it stems from an Alamo playset I got when I was like 5 when my family visited San Antonio. I also grew up with a VHS of the Wayneamo, which I watched a ton as a kid.
Regardless, I'm about 1% into it as many people in Texas are. The amount of crappy paintings and dumb statues you see out there are obscene.
I had this one. love Bowie in his bed clothes, lol. In reality he may have already died of illness by the time the attack happened.