Echoes of Glory
Historic Military Sites across Texas
Texas History - Travel Guide - Military History - Texana - Western History
6 x 9, 256 pp.
28 color, 5 b&w photos. 2 maps. Bib. Index.
Pub Date: 10/01/2015
  flexbound (with flaps)
Price:        $29.95

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Winner, 2016 TOMFRA Book Award, sponsored by the Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association (TOMFRA)

Echoes of Glory

Historic Military Sites across Texas

Thomas E. Alexander and Dan K. Utley

In their previous book, Faded Glory: A Century of Forgotten Texas Military Sites, Then and Now, historians Thomas E. Alexander and Dan K. Utley chose to go beyond the familiar military sites of Texas—the Alamo or the San Jacinto battlefield, for example—to feature lesser known locations. The book successfully recovered these “forgotten” arenas for tourists and preservationists alike. Alexander and Utley now return with Echoes of Glory, and the result is another impressive catalogue that highlights the hidden gems of Texas history.

Echoes of Glory explores two dozen rarely discussed but equally significant military sites across Texas. From the establishment of a Spanish fortress at San Sabá during the mission era to a multimillion-dollar Cold War naval base, readers will find a range of sites and stories to enlighten and entertain. Rare illustrations contrast each site with how it appeared in its glory days to how it appears today.

Echoes of Glory underscores the need to preserve or fully interpret such places before they are lost forever.

THOMAS E. ALEXANDER, former US Air Force officer and rancher, is the author of several books on Texas military history, including The Wings of Change: The Army Air Force Experience in Texas during World War II. DAN K. UTLEY is retired as chief historian of the Texas Historical Commission and the author or coauthor of numerous books, including History Ahead: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers.

What Readers Are Saying:

“Frankly, I love Faded Glory, I love Echoes of Glory, and I hope there is a more. The concept is wonderful and makes an excellent contribution to Texas military history not only as a record of events, but as a call for recognition and preservation of these historic sites. Echoes of Glory incorporates archaeology reports; something all too often over looked by historians. Additionally, the authors take a holistic approach, not only capturing the military aspects of a site, but as well as the political, social and economic impact to local communities.” — Thomas Ty Smith, Author of The Old Army in Texas and The U.S. army of the Texas Frontier economy

"Echoes of Glory offers a great way for today's Texans to learn about the rich military history in their own backyards." — Civil War Books and Authors, February 2016

“A fine collection of rare and forgotten pieces of Texas’ military history”—Texas State University

“Every library in Texas should add this book to its collection.”—Great Plains Quarterly

“The authors, by providing what is more than a guide book, have made a major contribution to Texas military history by illuminating the Spanish rule in the state and military conflicts with a Texas connection stretching from the Indian Wars through the end of the Cold War. The book is well indexed, sources used are found at the end of each chapter, and an array of modern-day photographs show the residual buildings on the sites. Directions on locating the sites and on accessing them are provided.”—The Journal of America’s Military Past


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