Myth, Blood, and Ink
What people have invested in the debate over the de la Peña diary : which suggests that famed Alamo legend Davy Crockett was executed by Santa Anna and not in the heat of battle : is not some mere fandom or kitsch, but a genuine passion for how the story of Texas is written and how it affects real life. It may no longer matter how Crockett was killed, but it does matter how we now allow him to live.
"...to hear them. A lieutenant colonel in the Mexican army who fought at the Alamo in 1836, both his..."
May 5, 2000 Books Feature by David Garza