The Alamo and Beyond PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Alamo and Beyond free pdf When Phil Collins was a kid growing up in a London suburb, he would often watch an amazing show on his family television. There, in black and white, was Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. As he matured, Collins not only acted out the exploits of his new hero, but he often refought the Battle of the Alamo with his toy soldiers. Even though music came to dominate his life, it was this love of history--and Davy Crockett and the Alamo in particular--that was always near by. On one musical tour, Collins encountered his first David Crockett autograph--for sale at a store called the Gallery of History. "I didn't know this stuff was out there, that you could own it," the rock-n-roll legend said. It had never occurred to him. Later, he received a birthday-present that would change his life: a receipt for a saddle signed by an Alamo defender. From that point forward, the drummer began building his impressive Alamo and Texas Revolution collection. Here, for the first time in history, are the artefacts, relics, and documents that compose the Phil Collins collection, available in a beautifully designed colour book shot-through with stunning photography and crisply rendered illustrations. Collins's prose takes the reader through the joys of being a collector as he lovingly describes what each piece in this impressive assemblage means to him. Photographer Ben Powell of Austin brought these items to vivid relief, and artist Gary Zaboly's masterful pen-and-ink drawings breathe life into the items. Essays by Texas historians Bruce Winders, Don Frazier, and Stephen Hardin provide the historical background to the collection and help make this into a work of art that also serves handily as a serious research tool.

About Phil Collins

Phil Collins , drummer, actor, singer, producer, and now author, has been constantly active in all manner of contradictory and unlikely projects. His history with Genesis is well documented from their art-house beginnings to multiplatinum status as the band grew up. Collins launched his solo career twenty-nine years ago, picking up numerous awards that include eight Grammys, three Oscar nominations, and two Golden Globes. Collins has written songs for Disney's Tarzan and Brother Bear . "You'll Be in My Heart" from Tarzan won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Song Written for a Film." This song, in addition to the soundtrack, was also nominated for Grammys and won for "Best Original Song in a Movie." Collins also won an Oscar for the same song in March 2000. An avid student of the battle of the Alamo since his boyhood, Collins has now turned his gifted pen to writing history. His first book, The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey , takes this passion and tells the story of the Texas Revolution through artefacts and documents from his private collection.

Details Book

Author : Phil Collins
Publisher : State House Press
Data Published : 15 July 2012
ISBN : 1933337508
EAN : 9781933337500
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Alamo and Beyond



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Davy Crockett free pdfDavy Crockett

    Davy Crockett is one of the best known and best loved characters in American history. In this book. we follow the life of Davy from the Indian wars to his final days of glory at the Alamo. Three children..


  • Que Fue El Alamo? (What Was the Alamo?) free pdfQue Fue El Alamo? (What Was the Alamo?)

    "Remember the Alamo " is still a rallying cry more than 175 years after the siege in Texas. where a small band of men held off about two thousand soldiers of the Mexican Army for twelve days..


  • Davy Crockett  :  My Own Story free pdfDavy Crockett : My Own Story

    Even as a child. Davy Crockett "always delighted to be in the very thickest of danger." Better known to us as "King of the Wild Frontier." Davy Crockett was not only a frontiersman but also a politician who became a celebrity and a folk hero during his lifetime..


  • Davy Crockett free pdfDavy Crockett

    Describes the life and adventures of Davy Crockett. the famous frontier settler. congressman. and legendary tall tale hero..


  • The Mystery at the Alamo free pdfThe Mystery at the Alamo

    The Aldens are visiting the Alamo with their grandfather. They arrive at the Alamo to find that a movie is being made there and they are going to be in it..


  • The Alamo and Beyond free pdfThe Alamo and Beyond

    . When Phil Collins was a kid growing up in a London suburb, he would often watch an amazing show on his family television. There, in black and white, was Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, King of the Wil