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Whether you’re a Battle of Gonzales enthusiast or just love molon labe memorabilia, look no further. Legacy of Texas has compiled a special bundle of items from the battle that features the legendary “Come and Take It” rallying cry. See the site of the Texas Revolution’s first military engagement with the Gonzales County Map and fly the famous Gonzales cannon with our Come and Take It flag. For a day-to-day display of Texas pride, you can wear our comfortable Come and Take It shirt and carry around a copy of the award-winning Texan Iliad. With so many great products in one bundle, you’ll want to come and take it all!
Products in this bundle include:
Winner, T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award Texas Historical Commission
Summerfield G. Roberts Award Sons of the Republic of Texas
Honorable Mention, Certificate of Commendation, American Association for State and Local History
Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a "Texian Iliad" in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends "almost burlesque."
In this highly readable history, Stephen L. Hardin discovers more than a little truth in both of those views. Drawing on many original Texan and Mexican sources and on-site inspections of almost every battlefield, he offers the first complete military history of the Revolution. From the war's opening in the "Come and Take It" incident at Gonzales to the capture of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Hardin clearly describes the strategy and tactics of each side. His research yields new knowledge of the actions of famous Texan and Mexican leaders, as well as fascinating descriptions of battle and camp life from the ordinary soldier's point of view.
This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history.