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Phil Collins Publishes Book About His Alamo Memorabilia Collection

The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey

Fans of Phil Collins know him best as a talented singer, drummer and composer, and even as a respectable actor, but the Genesis star now can add author to his list of career achievements.

Collins has turned his passion for collecting Alamo memorabilia into a book that has just been published by State House Press.  The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey is a 416-page tome that features more than 100 photos of artifacts Collins has amassed over the years, as well as pen-and-ink illustrations from artist Gary Zaboly and essays from several respected Texas historians.

The project was a labor of love for Phil, who’s been obsessed with the Alamo — the San Antonio fort that was the site of a pivotal 1836 battle in Texas’ fight for independence from Mexico — since seeing the Disney TV show Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier as a child.  His personal collection includes various weapons, documents, maps and much more.

"I’ve read pretty much every Alamo book that’s out there, so I hope the book will be taken seriously," Collins said in a video promoting The Alamo and Beyond.  The book can be ordered now from the State House Press website — a cloth-bound version with a dust jacket is priced at $120 plus shipping and handling, while a limited-edition, numbered and signed copy costs $200 plus shipping and handling.

To hear Phil Collins tell how he went from helping Gary Zaboly with his book on the Alamo to writing a book of his own, see below!

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Last modified onSunday, 25 March 2012 11:29


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