With Santa Anna in Texas A Personal Narrative of the Revolution. Jose Enrique De La Pena.

With Santa Anna in Texas A Personal Narrative of the Revolution

Hardcover, College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 1975. First Edition. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. Translated by Carmen Perry. Introduction by Llerena Friend. Jose Enrique De La Pena was an officer on Santa Anna's staff during the Texas Revolution and was present at the Alamo. He kept a diary during the war. An edited version of this book was published in Spanish in 1955. The original diary, along with De Le Pena's field notes was acquired by John Peace of San Antonio. Peace gave the material to the University of Texas at San Antonio after it was translated for this book. One of the revelations from De La Pena's diary is that Davy Crockett and six others survived the fighting at the Alamo, only to be tortured and murdered on Santa Anna's orders. Many Mexican officers published books immediately after the war to defend their actions and reputations. De La Pena did not. This book does not read like a political tract, but is the diary of a self-reflective officer disgusted by the actions of his superiors. Previous owner signature on half title page. Book gently bumped at both ends of spine. Text clean and bright. Original price present on front flap of dust jacket. Spine panel of dust jacket very slightly age darkened. Dust jacket now protected in Myular. Ships same or next business day. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 202 pages. [Item #70896]

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