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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The pulse-pounding story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington''s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.


In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After thirteen days of fighting, American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start. It was a crushing blow to Texas’s fight for freedom.
 
But the story doesn’t end there. The defeat galvanized the Texian settlers, and under General Sam Houston’s leadership they rallied. Six weeks after the Alamo, Houston and his band of settlers defeated Santa Anna’s army in a shocking victory, winning the independence for which so many had died.
 
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo—and recognize the lesser known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

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“A gripping, pulse-pounding tale that’ll have you turning the pages faster than you can say, ‘Remember the Alamo!’ Nobody does history like Brian Kilmeade!”
—Brad Thor, author of Backlash and Use of Force
 
“In this thrilling book, Brian Kilmeade reimagines Houston’s bold life as a frontiersman, war fighter, and statesman for a new age.”
—Marcus Luttrell, retired Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor
 
“Every page sparkles with historical insights, fine writing, and fast-paced, Western-style action. A must-read!”
—Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot
 
“We Texans know how special our history is. Now, thanks to Brian Kilmeade’s new book, the rest of the country can also celebrate the way defeat gave way to glory.”
—Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks
 
“This story shouldn’t be possible—and yet it is, filled with unlikely heroes forced to face staggering odds. Like our country itself, Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers staggers, inspires, and reminds us of the power of real leaders.”
—Brad Meltzer, author of The First Conspiracy
 
“This magnificent jewel of a book is Brian Kilmeade’s finest yet. The narrative is by turns riveting, poignant, and irresistible, while the scholarship is impeccable. What an achievement!”
—Jay Winik, author of April 1865 and 1944
 
“Kilmeade tells a tale of early Texas history that echoes vibrantly today in the courage, honor, and commitment of the U.S. military serving around the world. A masterpiece!”
—Admiral James Stavridis, 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and author of Sailing True North
 
“A fast-paced romp through the Texas Revolution that feels more like a novel than nonfiction. Kilmeade presents the leaders of the Lone Star State as the flawed and fearless heroes they truly were, and their David and Goliath story that changed American history is riveting reading.”
—Stephen L. Moore, author of Eighteen Minutes and Texas Rising
 
"As a historian who has spent years working with the public, I believe the stories we tell should be accessible, interesting, and accurate. Brian Kilmeade hits all three points in  Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers." 
—Dr. Richard Bruce Winders, author of  Mr. Polk''s ArmyCrisis in the Southwest, and  Sacrificed at the Alamo

About the Author

Brian Kilmeade is the coauthor of  George Washington''s Secret SixThomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, and  Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, all  New York  Times bestsellers. Kilmeade cohosts Fox News Channel''s morning show “Fox & Friends” and hosts the daily national radio show, The Brian Kilmeade Show. He lives on Long Island. Sam Houston and The Alamo Avengers is his sixth book.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Prologue
The Lessons of Battle
 
“Experience is the teacher of all things.” —Julius Caesar
 
No small target at six-foot-two, young Sam Houston wasn’t thinking about getting hit. He was thinking about getting even. Running through a hail of musket balls, spears, and ar­rows, he and his fellow soldiers sprinted toward an eight-foot-tall bar­ricade. Behind it was an army of Red Stick Creek American Indians who had massacred three hundred men, women, and children at a Missis­sippi Territory stockade town called Fort Mims seven months earlier. For months Houston and his fellow soldiers serving under General An­drew Jackson had been attempting to retaliate, only to have the Red Sticks escape them time and time again. But now Jackson and his men had discovered their main camp, here at Horseshoe Bend, and they were not leaving without revenge.
 
The first man over the barricade took a bullet to the skull and fell back lifeless. Just behind him, Sam Houston never wavered.
 
On enlisting a year earlier as a private, Houston had immediately attracted notice. Tall and strong, his eyes a piercing blue, he looked every inch a leader. Promoted to drill sergeant, Houston’s deep voice rang with authority; in a matter of months, he was promoted twice more. His superiors saw him as “soldierly [and] ready to do, or to suffer, whatever the obligation of . . . military duty imposed.” Now that reso­lution would be tested.
 
As the second man to top the wall, Houston did not hesitate. Wav­ing his sword, he called for his men to follow. He immediately drew enemy fire, and he leapt to the ground inside the Red Stick fort, an arrow plunged deep into his upper thigh.
 
Houston refused to be turned aside. Despite the pain, he remained standing, fighting on with the shaft of the arrow protruding from his leg. His platoon, joined by reinforcements, soon drove the Red Sticks back. Only then did Houston look to his wound.
 
At Sam Houston’s order, another lieutenant tried—but failed—to pull the arrow from his thigh. At Houston’s insistence, the officer yanked a second time, but still the arrow refused to budge. Houston, sword in hand, demanded a third attempt, saying, “Try again and, if you fail this time, I will smite you to the earth.” This time the barbed arrowhead tore free, releasing a gush of blood and opening a deep gash.
 
Most men would have been done for the day and, after a surgeon field dressed his gaping wound, Houston rested. When General Jack­son came to check the wounded, he recognized the young man who had helped lead the charge and honored him for his bravery—but he also ordered Houston out of the fight. Houston objected, but Jackson was firm.
 
Houston admired Jackson as the sort of father he’d always wanted, but he wasn’t about to be kept out of the battle by anyone or anything. A short time later, when Jackson called for volunteers to storm a last Red Stick stronghold built into a ravine, Houston got to his feet and grabbed a musket. Limping and bloodied, he charged. When he stopped to level his gun, musket balls smashed into his right shoulder and upper arm, and his shattered limb fell to his side. Houston barely managed to make his way out of the range of fire before collapsing to the earth.
 
In the hours that followed, the Red Sticks were finally routed; hun­dreds of fighters lay dead. Fort Mims had been avenged, and the British deprived of a key ally in their attempt to destroy the young United States.
 
But Houston had paid a high price for his part in this victory, and he was about to learn that perhaps his drive to be in the action at any cost was not the best way to serve his country.

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J. M Ullman
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Succinct and to the point. The book tells it.
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2019
And another piece of information for the screamers and the apologists and Elizabeth Warren and the America haters… There were Mexicans fighting on the side of Texas against Santa Anna. So this wasn’t just a racist thing or a colonial thing. This was about liberty. If you... See more
And another piece of information for the screamers and the apologists and Elizabeth Warren and the America haters… There were Mexicans fighting on the side of Texas against Santa Anna. So this wasn’t just a racist thing or a colonial thing. This was about liberty. If you don’t believe me take a trip out of your mothers basement and go visit the Alamo and look at the name of the people died there
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History Re-Kindled by Kilmeade! Its Battlecry: "Remember the Alamo!"
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2019
This was a must buy! I’ve heard Kilmeade speak about this during several interviews. If you’ve heard him speak, he makes history come alive. He knows his subject. He’s confident in what he knows. He’s excited about telling his story. You can see it in the picture. Because... See more
This was a must buy! I’ve heard Kilmeade speak about this during several interviews. If you’ve heard him speak, he makes history come alive. He knows his subject. He’s confident in what he knows. He’s excited about telling his story. You can see it in the picture. Because of this I bought the Kindle version with Audible audio. He’s the narrator! I set the listening speed to 1.25X and it makes his voice sound even more exciting! Growing up with stories of Davy Crockett et al., I have had these rekindled in maybe a much more interesting way and format. It helps us to appreciate the greatness of our country and the heroism and sacrifice that obtained for us, and passed down to us, this “home of the free and the land of the brave.”
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Excellent historical insight and well written...for all audiences....
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2019
This is not another book about the Alamo battle. It is an examination of the history that led up to the battle of the Alamo and the aftermath that led to the decisive battle at San Jacinto, independence from Mexico and statehood. It follows several key people through to... See more
This is not another book about the Alamo battle. It is an examination of the history that led up to the battle of the Alamo and the aftermath that led to the decisive battle at San Jacinto, independence from Mexico and statehood. It follows several key people through to their deaths during..and after...the war.

It is not a romanticized version of events and people: it is a plain and ofttimes hard look at human interactions, doubts and courage. It reminds us that success rarely follows a simple and straight line into history. Humans are complex and mercurial.

Both the Texians (which were a mix of American citizens, Tejanos (Mexicans living in Texas), and Europeans), and Mexican soldiers, paid a heavy price in their fight for and against freedom from a tyrant.

The book recounts how Mexico initially encouraged settlers from the United States, by selling large tracts of land: it was not "stolen" from them.

The book benefits from a 7 page "For Further Reading" section, 16 page detailed bibliography of footnotes, and 10 page index of people, places and key information.

There is a middle section of clear glossy images and plates which brings me to my only criticism: several of the map diagrams elsewhere in the book, such as the "Battle of Conceptión" on page 36, suffer from small fonts that partially disappear in the black circle backgrounds.

This is not a book just for Texans.....it is history we can all learn from.
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Debra Hobbs
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Come and Take It
Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2019
I am a proud Texanne, and love to read stories of the birth of my Texas—especially the part of the Gonzales Flag. Our ancestors were made of sterner stuff.
The book is well-written and an accurate retelling. A worthwhile read
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The book is a disapointment for anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of the subject.
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2020
The book was a complete disappointment. First of all, Brian Kilmeade''s writing ability ranks about a 2-3 on a scale of !0. More importantly, though I am far from an expert on Alamo history, the book contained almost nothing I didn''t already know about the historic event... See more
The book was a complete disappointment. First of all, Brian Kilmeade''s writing ability ranks about a 2-3 on a scale of !0. More importantly, though I am far from an expert on Alamo history, the book contained almost nothing I didn''t already know about the historic event itself and all the surrounding circumstances both before and following the fateful day. I will say that for anyone who knows little about the Alamo, the book would be informative. As for myself, I probably won''t be interested in any of Kilmeade''s future writing.
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R. Rosalez
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Liberty''s bell rings loud.
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2019
This book is a high quality read that lovers of history would treasure for a long time. As a Texan, I would highly recommend others to buy and read this book which will reinforce libertarian ideals of freedom and liberty.
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Michael D. Fahey
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A good book about early Texas!
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2019
I am a student of early Texas history and found things in this book that I wasn’t aware of. Brian has done his research and reported on what he believes is the truth. Did Travis really draw his line in the sand and was Davy Crockett captured alive and later executed? I... See more
I am a student of early Texas history and found things in this book that I wasn’t aware of. Brian has done his research and reported on what he believes is the truth. Did Travis really draw his line in the sand and was Davy Crockett captured alive and later executed? I had been waiting for this book and was very satisfied.
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J.T.
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Horrible
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2020
This book is not good. Not sure why I ordered it in the first place, but if I could remember who put me onto it, I would kick them in the junk. No original thought, insulting to the intelligence by repeating simple facts multiple time, and no real rhyme or reason in the... See more
This book is not good. Not sure why I ordered it in the first place, but if I could remember who put me onto it, I would kick them in the junk. No original thought, insulting to the intelligence by repeating simple facts multiple time, and no real rhyme or reason in the structure, this book reads exactly like a 5th grade history book. I can imagine the author gave an assistant three days to gather as much information as possible, then stuffed it all in an envelope addressed to an editor along with a note threatening to ruin his/her career if it wasn''t published.
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irishpropheticart
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Enjoyed it a great deal
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 28, 2019
Fourth book in the series and I have enjoyed them all.Fast,quick paced and love the maps! For books dealing with history,maps,good maps are essential to find your place.I hope he writes a fifth book,judging by the way he has been moving up the years since American became a...See more
Fourth book in the series and I have enjoyed them all.Fast,quick paced and love the maps! For books dealing with history,maps,good maps are essential to find your place.I hope he writes a fifth book,judging by the way he has been moving up the years since American became a nation,I am thinking he is going to write next either about the Mexican-American War or the Civil War.
Fourth book in the series and I have enjoyed them all.Fast,quick paced and love the maps! For books dealing with history,maps,good maps are essential to find your place.I hope he writes a fifth book,judging by the way he has been moving up the years since American became a nation,I am thinking he is going to write next either about the Mexican-American War or the Civil War.
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Kept to the truth.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 1, 2020
This was a gift for my son but he loved it.
This was a gift for my son but he loved it.
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An important historical biography of Huston and Texas
Reviewed in Canada on July 6, 2020
Just a great book. Well researched and easy to read. I couldn’t put it down
Just a great book. Well researched and easy to read. I couldn’t put it down
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Got aTotal Different view ofThe Alamo
Reviewed in Canada on December 28, 2020
Loved everything about book
Loved everything about book
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Martin
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Muy buen libro
Reviewed in Spain on May 15, 2020
Una obra de fácil lectura que detalla con claridad parte de la historia de Texas.
Una obra de fácil lectura que detalla con claridad parte de la historia de Texas.
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