History buffs! Texans! You won’t want to miss this three-author panel on Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth from last week.
Last week we hosted an exclusive, three-author panel event to discuss one of Texas’ foundational myths: the defeat at the Alamo.
Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford spent the hour discussing the real story of the Alamo, dispelling the myths, exploring why it had its day for so long, and explaining why the ugly fight about its meaning is now coming to a head. The talk is undeniably enlightening and forces us to confront the “truths” we’ve been taught over and over again. Andrea Valdez of The 19th was in to moderate.
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About the authors
Bryan Burrough is the author of six books, including The Big Rich, Days of Rage, and Public Enemies, and a coauthor of the number one New York Times bestseller Barbarians at the Gate.
Chris Tomlinson is a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News and the author of the New York Times bestselling Tomlinson Hill about his family’s slaveholding history in Texas. From 1995 to 2007, he reported from more than thirty countries and nine wars for the Associated Press.
Jason Stanford is a writer and former communications director for the mayor of Austin. As a political consultant, Stanford has helped elect or reelect at least thirty members of Congress.