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Joe's Alamo

‘Remember the Alamo!’ is a slogan known worldwide for courage in battle against overwhelming odds. In that historic stand less that two hundred volunteers fought against five thousand soldiers for thirteen days. According to Joe, the only male survivor, all races and religions fought and died there. Lead by William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett the Alamo defenders bravely made the ultimate sacrifice while suffering every darkening days.

Joe was severely wounded during the massacre but allowed to live because he spoke Spanish and could translate the terrifying words of the army general who relentless attacked the Alamo. General Antonio Loped de Santa Anna wanted the Alamo to become symbolic of hopelessness and certain death for anyone that opposed his reign of terror. That did not happen due to efforts of Susana Dickinson and Joe, a slave.

This novel is inclusive of all races and religions just as Joe described. Its character reflect the real personalities of Alamo defenders.

It includes recently discovered facts about William Travis, Joe, Susana Dickinson, Davy Crockett and John, who was pitifully listed among the dead only as a black boy.

I practiced civil litigation, probate and criminal law. I also worked as an immigration attorney for a former U.S. Immigration Commissioner, as a banking and finance attorney in Dallas and was a Texas assistant attorney general. Always a writer at heart, I was raised in Arkansas and now live in Houston.