Author George S. Nelson will be in the Alamo Gift Shop to sign copies of his book The Alamo: An Illustrated History
About the Book
The Alamo: An Illustrated History is an in-depth review of the long and complex story of this intriguing site. Over 100 old maps and pictures, along with a review of 300 years of historical records from various archives provide the reader with vivid eyewitness accounts of how the Alamo looked and evolved, together with the rich human history that has taken place there. Included in the book are six color birds-eye views by the author.
About the Author
George Nelson is a sculptor, painter, and archaeologist whose main subject matter is Texas history. A native Texan, he lives and works on the Nelson Ranch in the Dry Frio Canyon of the Texas Hill Country where four generations of his family have made their home. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and for the past forty years has been using his skills as an artist to create murals, dioramas, reliefs, and sculptures to recreate and interpret archaeological and historic sites all around Texas. Mr. Nelson’s work is included in the following collections: Texas Memorial Museum, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, National Park Service, the Institute of Texan Cultures, City of San Antonio, Witte Museum, the Alamo, and the private collection of King Juan Carlos of Spain.
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