The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey

The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey

Phil Collins Gary S. Zaboly / Oct 14, 2019

The Alamo and Beyond A Collector s Journey When Phil Collins was a kid growing up in a London suburb he would often watch an amazing show on his family television There in black and white was Fess Parker as Davy Crockett King of the Wild F

  • Title: The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey
  • Author: Phil Collins Gary S. Zaboly
  • ISBN: 9781933337500
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Phil Collins was a kid growing up in a London suburb, he would often watch an amazing show on his family television There, in black and white, was Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier As he matured, Collins not only acted out the exploits of his new hero, but he often refought the Battle of the Alamo with his toy soldiers Even though music camWhen Phil Collins was a kid growing up in a London suburb, he would often watch an amazing show on his family television There, in black and white, was Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier As he matured, Collins not only acted out the exploits of his new hero, but he often refought the Battle of the Alamo with his toy soldiers Even though music came to dominate his life, it was this love of history and Davy Crockett and the Alamo in particular that was always near by On one musical tour, Collins encountered his first David Crockett autograph for sale at a store called the Gallery of History I didn t know this stuff was out there, that you could own it, the rock n roll legend said It had never occurred to him Later, he received a birthday present that would change his life a receipt for a saddle signed by an Alamo defender From that point forward, the drummer began building his impressive Alamo and Texas Revolution collection Here, for the first time in history, are the artifacts, relics, and documents that compose the Phil Collins collection, available in a beautifully designed color book shot through with stunning photography and crisply rendered illustrations Collins s prose takes the reader through the joys of being a collector as he lovingly describes what each piece in this impressive assemblage means to him Photographer Ben Powell of Austin brought these items to vivid relief, and artist Gary Zaboly s masterful pen and ink drawings breath life into the items Essays by Texas historians Bruce Winders, Don Frazier, and Stephen Hardin provide the historical background to the collection and help make this into a work of art that also serves handily as a serious research tool.

    The Alamo Sep , The story of the Alamo begins with the establishment of the Mission San Francisco de Solano near the Rio Grande River in There, Spanish missionary Father Antonio de San Buenaventura y Olivares worked to convert many of the Coahuiltecan bands to Catholicism. The Alamo HISTORY Mar , In December , during Texas war for independence from Mexico, a group of Texan volunteer soldiers occupied the Alamo, a former Franciscan mission located near the present day city of Battle of the Alamo The Battle of the Alamo ThoughtCo The Alamo was a fortified old mission in the center of the town of San Antonio de Bxar it was defended by about rebellious Texans, chief among them Lt Colonel William Travis, famed frontiersman Jim Bowie and former Congressman Davy Crockett. Facts About the Battle of the Alamo ThoughtCo Mar , The basic story of the Alamo is that rebellious Texans had captured the city of San Antonio de Bxar modern day San Antonio, Texas in a battle in December and afterward had fortified the Alamo, a fortress like former mission in the center of town. The Battle of the Alamo Texas Revolution ThoughtCo The siege of the Alamo took place from February to March , , during the Texas Revolution . The Phil Collins Collection The Alamo Phil Collins amazing collection includes hundreds of items In a few years, you will be able to see the entire collection in a world class Alamo museum and visitors center Plans for that museum, and for reimaging the Alamo experience, are being drawn up now.

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      • Phil Collins Gary S. Zaboly

        Philip David Charles Phil Collins is an English singer, songwriter, music producer, actor, author, and Alamo history enthusiast He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the rock band Genesis, as well as worldwide success as a solo artist His most successful period as a solo artist was between 1983 and 1990 Collins is among the best selling music artists of all time with over an estimated 150 million albums sold worldwide He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999 and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010 Librarian s note There is than one author in the database with this name.


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    1. This is an incredible book about Phil Collins' Alamo/Texas Revolution artifact and document collection, which could serve as the basis for its own museum. It is a quality production, with great, clear photos. Probably the most surprising part for me (in a good way) is Collins' very engaging writing style. There's even a section on his overnight stay at the La Bahia mission near Goliad. This is a man who loves the Alamo and early Texas history. This book is highly recommended for any and all stud [...]


    2. Phil Collins The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey is really quite fascinating. It is a stunning book both visually and in terms of research and composition. This is a book that belongs on the coffee table, the study, the shelves of history buffs and collectors. I had hoped to be able to use this book for our Museum Book Club but it is much larger and broader in scope than that setting permits but I am glad to have come across it and will recommend it for library and museum collections, an [...]


    3. This book is beyond amazing with all the artifacts and documents. The accompanying text is filled with accurate historical information and interesting personal tidbits from the author.


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