Special Book Signing by Duncanville Author, James Donovan

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Ben Franklin Apothecary is excited to host a special book signing of The Blood of Heroes by James Donovan this upcoming Saturday (Dec. 8) from 11am-2pm.  The book chronicles the 13-day struggle of the battle of the Alamo and the sacrifices of several brave Texans that helped forge a nation.  Mr. Donovan is a local Duncanville resident, has written several books (including a best-selling novel, A Terrible Glory) and a literary agent.

In The Blood of Heroes, bestselling historian James Donovan, drawing upon fresh primary sources in American and Mexican archives, offers an authoritative and thrilling account of this epic battle. Beginning well before the siege, he tells the fascinating story of the settling of the Texas wilderness, the rise of the Mexican dictator Santa Anna, and the crucial roles played by pioneers such as Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin amidst the growing storm of despotism and discontent that led them to fight valiantly for independence.

The Blood of Heroes is a masterful work of scholarship and storytelling—and a stirring tale of courage, redemption, and glory in the American West.   William C. Davis of the Military History Quarterly stated in his review of the book, “Surely the best account to date… Donovan combines the vital blend of authoritative scholarship with the vivid writing necessary to make an oft-told tale seem fresh.”

Ben Franklin Apothecary is located at 302 N. Main Street in Downtown Duncanville.  Make plans to come get a signed copy of an outstanding book & visit with Mr. Donovan, eat lunch in the Deli, listen to wonderful entertainment throughout the afternoon, and shop for all your holiday gift needs!  For more information, visit us online at www.benfranklinrx.com or call (972) 298-1147.

(Special entertainment at Kitchens Deli this Saturday: FBC Duncanville Hand Bell Choir at 12:30pm, Central Cyclones Singers at 2pm, and Faith Bible Church Choir at 3pm)