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September 28 Lecture at the New Mexico State Library: The Alamo as Historical Fiction

September 6th, 2018

(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Santa Fe Author Thomas D. Clagett will discuss writing his new book Line of Glory: A Novel of the Alamo as historical fiction. Line of Glory is about the final 13 hours at the Alamo. Tom will talk about the sources he used, and the role of fact and conjecture in the writing process.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the New Mexico State Library, Garrey Carruthers Building, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87507.

Line of Glory: A Novel of the Alamo was released in April 2018, and has received excellent reviews.

“The story of the Alamo has long been lost in the mist of legend, but Thomas Clagett brings it to life in his gripping novel. Making good use of historical sources he presents how history may well have been and puts flesh and blood on the men and women, both Texan and Mexican, who fought in that storied battle. His fast-paced narrative is so rousing and memorable that the reader will never forget the Alamo!” -- Paul Andrew Hutton (author of The Apache Wars)

Thomas D. Clagett’s previous novels include West of Penance and The Pursuit of Murieta. West of Penance, set in New Mexico, won the 2017 Will Rogers Medallion Award for inspirational fiction, and the 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for historical fiction.


About the New Mexico State Library: Established in 1929, the New Mexico State Library provides services that support public and tribal libraries, delivers direct library services to rural populations, state agencies, the visually impaired and physically disabled, and students and citizens conducting research. The library supports public libraries by providing consulting services, offering training and continuing education opportunities, administering the librarian certification program, coordinating a statewide summer reading program and tribal library program, and administering state and federal grants to public libraries. Part of the executive branch of state government, The New Mexico State Library is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

The New Mexico State Library is open 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507-5166, Phone: (505) 476-9700. Events, news releases and images about activities at the State Library and other divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at

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