Now More Than Ever
Now More Than Ever
Jun 22, 2021
"Forget The Alamo" Authors Bryan Burrough & Jason Stanford
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FORGET THE ALAMO? Not in this lifetime, Bubba! Ho, ho! Best selling authors Bryan Burrough and Jason Stanford join us this week to discuss their new lightning rod-cum-New York Times Notable book for the month of June “Forget The Alamo.” Stanford and Burrough (along with third author Chris Tomlinson, who had a scheduling conflict) discuss the factors that led them to write their book, the differences between The Heroic Anglo Narrative and historical truths, and how The Alamo is shorthand for deep seated pain and racism for many of their Tejano brothers. The book is thoroughly sourced, well written, and thought provoking – if you read it, you’ll be taken by many of their descriptions of the battle of the Alamo, and the brutality of life on The Frontier, and the making of Texas as an independent nation and as a state. It’s a complicated story that has been simplified into something like a biblical parable – and no one ever gets mad about what’s in The Bible do they? You can order the book HERE

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