More Re: Antedatings in the Yale Book of Quotations -- 26: Line in the Sand

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Wed Dec 27 19:32:20 UTC 2006

I should add that the book "A Line in the Sand" was co-written by Randy  
Roberts, who used to work at the University of Missouri-Columbia's Western  
Historical Manuscripts Collection. He handled several of my Peter Tamony slang  
requests. Well worth a read, I would think.
A Line in the Sand  
The Alamo in Blood and Memory 

By _Randy  Roberts_ 
(  and _James  S. Olson_ 
This Edition: Trade Paperback 
Publication  Date: 05/2002
Our Price: $14.00  
Availability: Usually ships within 3-4 weeks
In late February and early March of 1836, a Mexican army led by General  
Antonio López de Santa Anna lay siege to a mission known as the Alamo, held by a  
small band of rebels that included Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William  
Travis. In the dark early morning of March 6, all inside the fort were dead --  
and one of America's most enduring legends was born.  
Randy Roberts and James S. Olson retell the story of the Alamo from both the  
Mexican and the American perspectives, delving into the historical accuracy 
of  such myths as Bowie's famous line in the sand, Crockett's celebrated fight 
to  the death, and the common portrayal of the Mexicans as ruthless killers.  
Separating fact from fiction, they trace how and why those fictions grew, from 
 the rapid spread of the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" to the 
"patriotic"  depictions of battle in American films and television to the potency of the 
 Alamo as a symbol in Texas politics and American culture today.  
Product Details 
Free Press, May 2002 
Trade Paperback, 368  pages
ISBN-10: 0-7432-1233-9
ISBN-13:  978-0-7432-1233-5

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