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Author:
Jose Enrique De La Pena
ISBN13:
978-0890960011
ISBN:
0890960011
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press; First Edition edition (1975)
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With the missing week and the perspective Crisp provides, the diary should prompt a new round of debate over what really happened at the Alamo.

Jose Enrique de la Peña (1807-1840) was a colonel in the Mexican Army. Under General Antonio López de Santa Anna, de la Peña participated in the Battle of the Alamo. In 1955, a book of his memoirs of the battle was published. The memoirs are controversial in that they said that Davy Crockett did not die fighting (as is the common belief), but instead surrendered (along with his Tennessee boys) during the battle of the Alamo and was later executed. Historians disagree on whether the memoirs are accurate.

De La Pena HATED Santa Anna and admired the Texans. If anything, he has an anti-Santa Anna bias. Enrique de la Pena wrote one simple paragraph in which he stated that the "famous American naturalist" Davy Crockett was captured and executed by Santa Anna

De La Pena HATED Santa Anna and admired the Texans. De La Pena's diary is good to read because it shows you just how miserable this war was for both the poor Mexican Soldados and the "Texians. Enrique de la Pena wrote one simple paragraph in which he stated that the "famous American naturalist" Davy Crockett was captured and executed by Santa Anna.

Learn about Author Central This book first became controversial when it reported that Davie Crockett . The book tells all, from conscription of Mexican peasants to fight in Texas to the aftermath of San Jacinto.

Learn about Author Central. José Enrique de la Peña (Author), James E. Crisp (Introduction), Carmen Perry (Translator) & 0 more. ISBN-13: 978-0890965276. This book first became controversial when it reported that Davie Crockett didn't die fighting the Mexicans, but was executed, hacked to death actually, after he was captured.

de la Pena was an aide to Santa Anna and recorded the events of the Texas Revolution as they happened. Here we have historical evidence of Crockett's surrender and subsequent execution at the Alamo as well as the subsequent carnage and bloodbath of San Jacinto

de la Pena was an aide to Santa Anna and recorded the events of the Texas Revolution as they happened. Here we have historical evidence of Crockett's surrender and subsequent execution at the Alamo as well as the subsequent carnage and bloodbath of San Jacinto. Must reading for anyone interested in Texas History.

José Enrique de la Peña. Published by: Texas A&M University Press. When it was first translated and published in English in 1975 by Carmen Perry, With Santa Anna in Texas unleashed a fury of emotion and an enduring chasm between some scholars and Texans.

de la Peña," showcases examples from the Center's archival collections relating to the history of the Texas Revolution

The Texas Revolution and the Narrative of José Enrique de la Peña," showcases examples from the Center's archival collections relating to the history of the Texas Revolution. Items included in this online exhibit are the Dolph and Janey Briscoe Alamo Daguerreotype, which is the earliest datable photograph taken in Texas; the battle plan at the Alamo; and the Texas Declaration of Independence. Index to Online Exhibit Pages: Introduction a rabble of wretched adventurers. the instigators of the wa. .

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Bibliographic Details. Title: With Santa Anna in Texas, A Personal. We guarantee the condition of every book as it is described. Publisher: Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX. Publication Date: 1975. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Svendsen. E-mail: booksaboutbooks.

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Are you sure you want to remove With Santa Anna in Texas from your list? With Santa Anna in Texas. a personal narrative of the revolution. 1st ed. by José Enrique de la Peña. Published 1975 by Texas A & M University Press in College Station.

Cloth binding, [xxix]+202pp including Index. Texas A&M University Second Printing, 1975.
  • This book first became controversial when it reported that Davie Crockett didn't die fighting the Mexicans, but was executed, hacked to death actually, after he was captured. That's just a small part of the tale, but an important one.

    What's most important here is the War from a Mexican perspective, the ruthless criticism of Santa Anna, and the inside reports about the bungling of the entire affair by the Mexican military. You'll discover, for instance:

    Troops assaulting the Alamo only had seven rounds of ammunition each.

    The night before the battle, all but 10 of the "American" forces were in Bejar at a dance. Had the Mexican Army blocked the bridge between the town and the Alamo, the battle would never have been fought.

    The phrase "Remember the Alamo" doesn't refer to the battle itself, but to the massacre of prisoners after the battle was over.

    In the assault, only one ladder made it to the wall, the other ladder bearers having been shot down during the approach.

    In the smoke and confusion of battle, many Mexican soldiers were shot by other Mexicans.

    Being wounded in the battle was a death sentence. In the haste to put down the rebellion, Santa Anna had failed to bring either doctors or medical supplies with him.

    The final facts I'll mention are about the surrender of James Fannin and the Goliad Massacre. The massacre at the Alamo was limited to about seven men, including Crockett. The Goliad massacre killed over 300 men who had surrendered to the Mexican Army.

    Interesting first person account.

  • Not the easiest to read (my opinion), but it does take you through the grueling trek through the Mexican / Texan desert during the winter. When you finish this book, you'll understand how this ordeal was ill-led, and how precarious the success of the Texas Revolution rested in the decisions and non-decisions of both sides. A twist of fate here or there and history would have been re-written.

  • The book tells all, from conscription of Mexican peasants to fight in Texas to the aftermath of San Jacinto.

  • The item arrived in perfect condition. I found it to be super great reading and a very informative narration. This a book, and the vendor, that I would very much recommend.

  • Good seller. If you are interested in history as noted by someone who was actually there this is a must have book.

  • It's a tough read in the beginning. It'll take you a couple of chapters to get used to the sentence structure created by the translation (I read an entire paragraph that was one sentence). Once you get in time with the writing you'll really get into the stories. Remember, this is the Mexican army's perspective on Santa Anna's march into Texas to teach the colonists a lesson. It's interesting to read about the miserable conditions that the soldiers had to endure. I also found it interesting that, much like during the Mexican Revolution, Santa Anna's army was traveling with many of the soldiers families with them. De la Pena was flabbergasted when he saw the women destroying fine bales of cotton and spreading it out on the banks of a river to use as a sort of carpet so their feet wouldn't get muddy when coming out after bathing. Many stories, many interesting facts from the beginning of the march to the Alamo, Goliad, San Jacinto, and finally the retreat back to Mexico. Forgive my long sentences. I tend to write like the author of the book I am reading at the time. The next book I have in line will correct this.

  • liked the book alot.

  • this book is very dry and hard to follow truthfully, I cannot say Id recommend it for most readers.