Stuart Reid provides startling new evidence that the cherished story of Texas Independence must rightly be viewed not only as part of a wider civil war but as a “secret war” between Washington and London. London wanted to hinder “Manifest Destiny” when Dr. James Grant, the “rogue British agent’ of the Texas Revolution led a band of followers to Mexico to create a state within that nation. Grant was accused of weakening the resources of the Alamo by his adventure. British hopes were crushed when Grant died in the ill-fated Matamoros Expedition. This is a little known but crucial part of the fight for Texas Independence. Book size is 5&3/4 by 9&1/4.