Lewis Cook

Author of the best-selling book Joe's Alamo Unsung.

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Lewis Cook

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Joe's Alamo Unsung

Remember the Alamo! is a slogan known worldwide for courage in battle against overwhelming odds. In that historic stand less than 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 ever 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 relentlessly attacked the Alamo. General Antonio Lopez 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 characters 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. 

“An inherently absorbing read from cover to cover, "Joe's Alamo: Unsung" is unreservedly recommended for community library collections.”

Midwest Book Review

Reviews

“Passionate, patriotic women and minority pioneers. A must read! Makes ‘Remember the Alamo’ more meaningful.”

D. Breaux

Great story. Well thought-out and moves at a quick pace!

Mark Meyer

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