MARK LEMON is an accomplished artist, specializing in Civil War-era themes. He lives in Acworth, Georgia, with his family.
"Many visitors to the Alamo know only its iconic postcard image.
Those who realize there was more to the old mission compound are
surprised to find that so much has been lost over time. Alamo
aficionados long for resurrection. Mark Lemon has produced
something for all of them--the curious and the serious. The
Illustrated Alamo 1836: A Photographic Journey is a must for
anyone who wishes to visualize the Alamo as it appeared at the time
of the battle."--Richard Bruce Winders, historian and curator of
The Alamo--Richard Bruce Winders, Historian and Curator of The
"Mark Lemon's work enters the realm of landmark Alamo studies, utilizing a new approach, and new data, in his attempt to depict the appearance of the fort in 1836. Barring a time machine or a crystal ball, our knowledge of the Alamo's architecture will forever remain a work-in-progress, but Mark's book sets us ahead a few paces in several important areas." --Gary S. Zaboly, illustrator of Blood of Noble Men: The Alamo Siege & Battle --Gary S. Zaboly, illustrator of Blood of Noble Men: The Alamo Siege & Battle
"Other books tell readers what the Alamo was about; this one transports them to a lost time and place." --Stephen L. Hardin, author of Texian Iliad and Texian Macabre --Stephen L. Hardin, author of Texian Iliad and Texian Macabre
"The Illustrated Alamo 1836: A Photographic Journey is replete with remarkable photo-illustrations and paintings that bring to life America's most famous mission-fortress. Mark Lemon has done more than just provide readers with breathtaking and uncanny views of the Alamo; he has illuminated the Shrine of Texas Liberty with remarkable skill." --William R. Chemerka, founder of The Alamo Society and editor of The Alamo Journal--William R. Chemerka, founder of The Alamo Society and editor of The Alamo Journa
"Combining the artist's imagination with a scholar's attention to detail, Alamo enthusiast Mark Lemon has produced the single most comprehensive volume on the Alamo as it was at the time of its rendezvous with history. The Illustrated Alamo 1836 will bring hours of pleasure to anyone wishing to gain an understanding of how a dilapidated Spanish mission became the stage for the most famous event in Texas history." --Jesus Francisco de la Teja, State Historian of Texas
" Wonderfully illustrated, Mark Lemon's book revisits the panoramic view of the historic event as a moment in time, but more importantly, the historic values of the art and architecture of the Alamo." --Joseph P. Sanchez, Ph.D./i>
--Joseph P. Sanchez, Ph.D., editor"Colonial Latin American Historical Review" (07/01/2008)