THOMAS D. CLAGETT. Line of Glory

THOMAS D. CLAGETT. Line of Glory. Five Star Publishing. Hardcover, 259 pages, $25.95, gale.cengage.com/fivestar.

The last thirteen hours at the Alamo began around five o’clock the afternoon of March 5, 1836. Colonel Travis drew a line in the dirt and asked all those who would stay and fight to cross it. Hopes, fears and destinies played out that night for four people: Susannah Dickinson, a woman of gumption; Moses Rose who wasn’t prepared to die; James Taylor who wanted Texas free; and Colonel Juan Morales, ordered to attack the Alamo, but believed it was foolhardy.