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The Gates of the Alamo

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The Gates of the Alamo by Stephen Harrigan
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Jan 24, 2017 | ISBN 9780525431817

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“Historical saga comparable to Lonesome Dove and The Killer Angels…. [A] masterpiece.” —The Christian Science Monitor
“The historical novel at its best. . . . Harrigan [has] emerged as the leading Texan writer of his generation and an American writer of the first rank.”  —San Francisco Chronicle
“The first great novel of the 21st century. . . .  This is storytelling at its finest.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Engrossing. . . . Calls to mind the best of Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Deserves a place among the best books ever written about this legendary battle.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Riveting. . . . The strength of Harrigan’s extraordinarily authentic novel is its superior storytelling, no small accomplishment when a writer is looking down the hot barrel of history.” —The Washington Post
“An artful, intelligent novel. . . . Harrigan writes beautifully of the Texas landscape, and beautifully of the failures of the human heart.” —The Boston Globe
“[Here] a time and a place, a vanished world in which gallant death and honor still held tangible appeal, while merciless slaughter was more likely the rule, are evoked with great skill.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Harrigan captures how the Alamo transformed a scattered series of frontier conflicts into a legitimate revolution.” —Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down
“A Texas classic that will take its place on the shelf beside Lonesome Dove and All the Pretty Horses.” —Austin American-Statesman
“A genuinely moving epic.” —Newsweek
“Classic. 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. . . . Call this one a page-whirlwind, a vast and vicious tale.” —Detroit Free Press
“A crackerjack good read.” —Texas Observer
“Succeeds in reinventing a tired American icon. Harrigan makes the Alamo worth remembering one more time.” —The Denver Post 
“Let’s begin with the adjectives. Magnificent. Fabulous. . . Masterful both as pulsating tale and provocative history. “  —The Philadelphia Enquirer


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