Brian Kilmeade co-hosts Fox’s morning show, Fox & Friends, and he hosts the Fox News Radio program The Brian Kilmeade Show. Kilmeade will be in town on Friday, November 1 at 7 pm at Cox Media Group headquarters to discuss his new book, SAM HOUSTON AND THE ALAMO AVENGERS. Reservations can be made on line at www.whio.com/Kilmeade via Eventbrite. The cost is $40 (plus $4.06 handling fee) and includes a copy of Brian’s new book.
Books&Co. will be at the event to sell additional copies of the Sam Houston book and Brian’s backlist titles. The book will not be available in bookstores until November 5. Cox Media Group has special permission from the publisher to have the book available before the official pub date. The Brian Kilmeade Show can be heard on WHIO-AM 1290 & FM 95.7 weekdays from 9 am-noon.
In his now-trademark style, Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments in American history, this time telling the heart-stopping story of America’s fight for Texas. While the story of the Alamo is familiar to most, few remember how Sam Houston led Texians after a crushing loss to a shocking victory that secured their freedom and paved the way for America’s growth.
In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in a tiny adobe mission in San Antonio for thirteen days. American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start.
The defeat galvanized the surviving Texians. Under General Sam Houston, a maverick with a rocky past, the tiny army of settlers rallied–only to retreat time and time again. Having learned from the bloody battles that characterized his past, Houston knew it was poor strategy to aggressively retaliate. He held off until just one month after the massacre, when he and his army of underdog Texians soundly defeated Santa Anna’s troops in under eighteen minutes at the Battle of San Jacinto, and in doing so won the independence for which so many had died.
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo–and recognize the lesser-known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.