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.
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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