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Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth

History Happy Hour Encore:  The Alamo in Myth and Reality

Guest: Bryan Burrough

Sunday, August 28, 2022

This Week on History Happy Hour: A controversial new perspective on the Battle of the Alamo. Is everything we think we know just a myth that writes slavery out of the story, makes heroes out of knaves, and gives short shrift to Texans of Mexican origin? How did the legend of what happened at the Alamo overtake the truth – and how does it continue to exert a powerful impact today? In an encore episode, Chris and Rick welcome Bryan Burrough, one of the three authors of “Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall [...] more
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