Contributed by Megan Richard
Yet another one of Brian Kilmeade’s unique takes on monumental historical events, his newest novel, Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers, is just released in 2019 by Penguin Random House Publishers.
In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After thirteen days of fighting, American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start. It was a crushing blow to Texas’s fight for freedom. But the story doesn’t end there. The defeat galvanized the Texian settlers, and under General Sam Houston’s leadership they rallied. Six weeks after the Alamo, Houston and his band of settlers defeated Santa Anna’s army in a shocking victory, winning 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.
About the Author
Not many broadcasters can say they are on the air for 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, but that is exactly what Brian Kilmeade has been doing since 2006. After joining Fox News in 1997, he was soon named co-host of Fox & Friends, where he still thrives alongside the extraordinarily talented Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt. Together they have powered their way to the top spot in morning cable TV. After Fox & Friends from 6 - 9AM ET. Kilmeade has the privilege of hosting his nationally syndicated radio show, "The Brian Kilmeade Show" on Fox News Talk from 9-12 noon. Brian has written 5 books, 4 of which were New York Times best sellers: "The Games Do Count", "It's How You Play the Game" and more recently, George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates co- written with Don Yaeger. His fifth book Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans is due out in the fall of 2017, again teaming up with Yaeger with the hope of mirroring their previous success. He currently resides in Massapequa, NY where he grew up with his wife and 3 kids. When he is not working, you can often catch him on the soccer field watching or coaching. He graduated from LIU-CW Post with a BA in Communications in 1986 where he also played soccer.