In the Shadow of the Alamo ...This interesting Short Story Collection was written by Clara Driscoll in 1906. All of her stories in this collection take place in the vicinity of the Alamo, a place Clara Driscoll was very passionate about. The daughter of a wealthy Texas rancher and businessman, she was well educated and spoke several languages. After finishing school in France, she returned to Texas where she became active in civic affairs and national politics, and became well known as a determined and successful woman. As a philanthropist was able to preserve the Alamo. She was a playwright, a novelist, short story writer, and poet, but the attractive young philanthropist received national publicity as the "Savior of the Alamo." When she died in 1945, she was honored as a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, who work to preserve historical places. She bequeathed the bulk of her family fortune to establish the Driscoll Foundation Childrens Hospital in Corpus Christi. The hospital opened in 1953.Linda Pendleton, author of the new Introduction to the short story collection is a member of the Authors Guild, Authors League Foundation, Sisters in Crime and EPIC Authors. Her writings cover a variety of genres: nonfiction, mystery/suspense, Comic books, and screenplays. She wrote fiction and nonfiction with her late husband, Don Pendleton. A native Californian, Linda is a member of the Authors Guild, Authors League Foundation, and Sisters in Crime. She enjoys genealogy when not writing.