A Time to Stand
By Walter Lord
255 pages (September 1978)
Univ of Nebraska Pr
In a time of rampant historical revisionism, Walter Lords 1961 book
"A Time to Stand" is still the standard by which all other books on the
Alamo is measured. He managed to write an account of the events
surrounding the battle at the Alamo in an academically succinct manor
yet the text easily captures the casual reader. For the more serious
student of Texas history the details and sources are well documented in
the source notes at the end of the book.
A few years ago while visiting the Alamo I was in the gift shop. A
Swedish tourist was browsing through the numerous books available that
chronicles the events at the Alamo in those fateful days in March of
1836. Being Texas "friendly" I started a conversation with this
gentleman about his book selection. I told him that you could have only
one book on the Alamo, I recommend, "A Time to Stand".
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