Echoes of Glory: Historic Military Sites across Texas (Paperback)
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Echoes of Glory: Historic Military Sites across Texas (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 30/11/2015
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In their previous book, Faded Glory: A Century of Forgotten Texas Military Sites, Then and Now, historians Thomas E. Alexander and Dan K. Utley chose to go beyond the familiar military sites of Texas-the Alamo or the San Jacinto battlefield, for example-to feature lesser known locations. The book successfully recovered these "forgotten" arenas for tourists and preservationists alike. Alexander and Utley now return with Echoes of Glory, and the result is another impressive catalogue that highlights the hidden gems of Texas history.

Echoes of Glory explores two dozen rarely discussed but equally significant military sites across Texas. From the establishment of a Spanish fortress at San Saba during the mission era to a multimillion-dollar Cold War naval base, readers will find a range of sites and stories to enlighten and entertain. Rare illustrations contrast each site with how it appeared in its glory days to how it appears today.

Echoes of Glory underscores the need to preserve or fully interpret such places before they are lost forever.

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9781623493370
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Frankly, I love Faded Glory, I love Echoes of Glory, and I hope there is a more. The concept is wonderful and makes an excellent contribution to Texas military history not only as a record of events, but as a call for recognition and preservation of these historic sites. Echoes of Glory incorporates archaeology reports; something all too often over looked by historians. Additionally, the authors take a holistic approach, not only capturing the military aspects of a site, but as well as the political, social and economic impact to local communities." -- Thomas Ty Smith, Author of The Old Army in Texas and The U.S. army of the Texas Frontier economy-- (10/23/2015)
"Echoes of Glory offers a great way for today's Texans to learn about the rich military history in their own backyards." -- Civil War Books and Authors, February 2016--Civil War Books and Authors (02/09/2016)
"A fine collection of rare and forgotten pieces of Texas' military history"--Texas State University
--Texas State (02/01/2017)
"Every library in Texas should add this book to its collection."--Great Plains Quarterly
--Great Plains Quarterly
"The authors, by providing what is more than a guide book, have made a major contribution to Texas military history by illuminating the Spanish rule in the state and military conflicts with a Texas connection stretching from the Indian Wars through the end of the Cold War. The book is well indexed, sources used are found at the end of each chapter, and an array of modern-day photographs show the residual buildings on the sites. Directions on locating the sites and on accessing them are provided."--The Journal of America's Military Past
-- (04/25/2017)

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