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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Throughout the Cold War, the United States developed numerous ideas for nuclear weapons: some good, and many that were bad. However, in the context of the Cold War, it was feared that the United States would not have a sufficient number of troops to fight off a Soviet invasion. 797 more words

Nuclear Weapons

Returning Yell for Yell: The Rebel Yell's Antebellum Origins

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Matthew Guillen.

The Rebel Yell was much romanticized during and after the war. Despite the popular belief in the Yell’s death with the death of the Confederacy, it also enjoyed wide currency after the war, as discussed in Craig A. 1,948 more words



Not a very common term in today’s language to be sure.  But, it is a real word.  It was used  by US Congressman Davy Crockett (think Alamo), to describe an Eureka moment. 78 more words

Three Roads to the Alamo (Davis)

I think I may have finally found a use for e-books. So (too?) often, I find that non-fiction writers include too much detail. So there could be an abridged electronic version with links marked IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT. 300 more words


Remember the Alamo

Courageous Leaders of Principled Integrity

The Battle of the Alamo was an intentional strategy by courageous leaders of principled integrity. Knowing that Santa Anna was taking no prisoners, under the leadership of William B. 230 more words

We The People


  There are times when a defeat can become a triumph. Just as the heroic death of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae gave courage to the rest of Greece; so the last stand of a handful of brave Texians in a fortified Mission became a rallying cry for Texas’ independence: Remember the Alamo!

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ON THIS DAY IN TEXAS HISTORY – FEBRUARY 28-29, 1836 – Days 6 & 7

I was lax in posting yesterday.  I apologize – But I have a good excuse.  A wonderful day was spent with my two daughters and son-in-law as a post-birthday get-together.  432 more words

Texas History