Thomas Ricks Lindley is a former Army military policeman and criminal investigator. He has published numerous articles in The Alamo Journal, the publication of The Alamo Socieity. Currently working on a manuscript about the relationship between Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson, the author resides in Austin, Texas.
Lindley has written "a methodical piece-by-piece dismantling of what we thought we knew, combined with convincing speculation about what might have really happened" -- Stephen Harrigan Gates Of The Alamo Sometimes it takes a private dick to crack a case. In the case of the Alamo, a former criminal investigator for the U.S. Army spent 15 years investigating the minutiae of the historical record, and came up with some stunning new revelations. No one (except moviemakers) will ever be able to tell the old familiar tale the same way again. All in all, it is not the reputations of the Alamo heroes wh suffer in Lindley's book, but the Alamo historians, many of them very well respected names. The author has no fear of lancing sacred cows. San Antonio Express-News In Thomas Ricks Lindley's new book, Alamo Traces: New Evidence and New Conclusions, Crockett's standing at the time of the seige is memorably caught. Texas Monthly He hasn't thrown a hand gernades into Alamo Scholarship, he's dropped a blockbuster! This book is going to have more self-proclaimed "Alamo Scholars" screaming bloody murder than you can shake a stick at. -- C.F. Eckhardt The National Tombstone Epitaph Sometimes it takes a private dick to crack the case. In the case of the Alamo, a former criminal investigator for the U.S. Army spent 15 years investigating the minutiae of the historical record, and came up with some stunning revelations. Lynchburg News and Daily Advance The book that has most recently galvanized the Serious Alamo Guys is Alamo Traces. The result is possibly the most meticulously researched book in the history of Alamania. -- Anne Dingus Texas Monthly 'Explosive' is a fitting word to describe this landmark, if contentious book, which doggedly assails the accepted historial record of the Alamo, dramatically reinterpreting the favorite iconography of Texas revolutionary history. -- James L. Haley Southwestern Historical Quarterly