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The gates of the Alamo

a novel

by Stephen Harrigan

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Published by A.A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836 -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Stephen Harrigan.
    GenreFiction
    The Physical Object
    Pagination581 p.
    Number of Pages581
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23243916M
    ISBN 100679447172
    LC Control Number99033437

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    A huge, riveting, deeply imagined novel about the siege and fall of the Alamo, an event that formed the consciousness of Texas and that resonates through American history. With its vibrant, unexpected characters and its richness of authentic detail, The Gates of the Alamo is an unforgettable re-crea. A full-dress fictionalization of the historic siege remembered as "the Texas holy of holies," from the veteran Texas Monthly contributor and novelist (Jacob's Well, , etc.).Harrigan's obviously fully researched reconstruction of the events of , when a band of "Texians" determined to free "their" territory from Mexican control succumbed after a day ordeal to the much larger .

    A huge, riveting, deeply imagined novel about the siege and fall of the Alamo in an event that formed the consciousness of Texas and that resonates through American history--The Gates of the Alamo follows the lives of three people whose fates become bound to the now-fabled Texas fort: Edmund McGowan, a proud and gifted naturalist whose life's work is threatened by the . The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, ) was a pivotal event in the Texas ing a day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States), killing the Texian and immigrant occupiers. Santa Anna's cruelty during Location: Alamo Mission, San Antonio, Mexican .


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The book's coda wraps up loose ends and scrolls into the introduction, lending a suitably circular effect. The overall impression it left with me is one of profound sadness; there is a melancholy that suffuses "The gates of the Alamo," not martial clamor. It is ultimately a book about loss/5().

A huge, riveting, deeply imagined novel about the siege and fall of the Alamo in an event that formed the consciousness of Texas and that resonates through American history--The Gates of the Alamo follows the lives of three people whose fates become bound to the now-fabled Texas fort: Edmund McGowan, a proud and gifted naturalist whose life's work is threatened by4/5.

Excerpt The Gates of the Alamo. In the early spring of an American botanist named Edmund McGowan travelled southeast from Béxar on the La Bahía road, following the course of the San Antonio River as it made its unhurried way through the oak mottes and prairies of Mexican Texas.

The Gates of the Alamo tells the epic story of the legendary battle from both the Mexican and American perspectives.” —Margaret George, author of The Autobiography of King Henry VIII “A splendid novel—gripping, humane and persuasive.” —Houston Chronicle “Races like a wild mustang/5(30).

About The Gates of the Alamo. A New York Times bestselling novel, modern historical classic, and winner of the TCU Texas Book Award, The Spur Award and the Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel It’sand the Mexican province of Texas is in revolt.

As General Santa Anna’s forces move closer to the small fort that will soon be legend, three people’s fates. The Gates of the Alamo is a work of fiction set against the turbulent Texas Revolution and the Alamo in particular. While I am not normally a fan of ficticious works dealing with Texas history this book is the exception.

Harrigan has done his research and taken us into the thirteen day siege in ways few have imagained.5/5(5). A huge, riveting, deeply imagined novel about the siege and fall of the Alamo in —an event that formed the consciousness of Texas and that resonates through American history—The Gates of the Alamo follows the lives of three people whose fates become bound to the now-fabled Texas fort: Edmund McGowan, a proud and gifted naturalist whose life's work is threatened by the.

The Gates of the Alamo is the first full-length historical novel centered on the Alamo Siege and Battle. The book provides a perspective of the Texas Revolution seen through the eyes of both fictional and historical characters. Edmund McGowan is a botanist, working for the Mexican government on a survey of the flora of Texas.

Written: The Gates of the Alamo Stephen Harrigan, Author Knopf/Everyman's Library $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. THE GATES OF THE ALAMO is historical fiction at its best. The historical characters integrated among those created provide a realistic account of events as Harrigan leads the reader to the fall of San Antonio de Bexar and rebel control of.

Perhaps a shorter, tighter book would have helped obviate such manipulation, as would have multiplying the number of lenses through which the action is seen.

But for readers willing or able to bear with those flaws in ''The Gates of the Alamo,'' sound reward does indeed await. A time and a place, a vanished world in which gallant death and. The Gates of the Alamo. Colonel Travis and his slave, Joe, are trying to stay awake in the early-morning hours of March 6,as they await the final assault.

Stephen Harrigan. Brands likes Harrigan’s “Gates of the Alamo”: “Though fiction, it’s the best kind of historical fiction, respecting the facts of history as they can be known, while filling the blank.

A huge, riveting, deeply imagined novel about the siege and fall of the Alamo, an event that formed the consciousness of Texas and that resonates through American history. With its vibrant, unexpected characters and its richness of authentic detail, The Gates of the Alamo is an unforgettable re-creation of a time, a place, and a heroic conflict/5(21).

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A huge, riveting, deeply imagined novel about the siege and fall of the Alamo, an event that formed the consciousness of Texas and that resonates through American history. With its vibrant, unexpected characters and its richness of authentic detail, The Gates of the Alamo is an unforgettable re-creation of a time, a place, and a heroic time is At the 5/5(1).

The Gates of the Alamo: A Novel by Stephen Harrigan Knopf, pp., $ The truth of the Alamo, like most distant historical events layered by mythic retellings, is an enigma shrouded in.

Harrigan is a solid Alamologist in addition to being a great fiction writer. His setting for Gates is very accurate and real-feel.

As someone who knows the environs of the Alamo and Bexar as well as I do, it was a grand pleasure reading a fictional spin from someone who knows them even better.