The Alamo’s Forgotten Defenders—The Remarkable Story of the Irish During the Texas Revolution by Phillip Thomas Tucker (Savas Beatie LLC, $29.95) tells the story of the Irish contribution to the disasters at the Alamo, Goliad, and the winning of the Texas Revolution. Author Tucker drives home his point with pneumatic regularity throughout. The basic premise was lost on me since Irish-born Alamo defenders have always been identified as such in any books I have read. I questioned some facts presented and the dramatization of some people and events. If you have been miffed that Irishmen have not received enough attention for the Texas Revolution, this book is for you. If you are collector of Alamo books, you will want to add this to your collection.
—William Groneman, author
of David Crockett, Hero of the Common Man