What were the last few minutes of fighting like in the Alamo? Who was the first man killed? Did Davy Crockett surrender? Who was the last man to leave the Alamo alive? All serious questions that are addressed in the book and the novel “Almost A Hero.” The novel is about the last man out alive. It describes the fighting in minute detail and brings in Susanna Dickinson, the last woman out alive. Susanna was taken back into the Alamo by Santa Anna to identify the bodies of the fallen hero’s, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Barrett Travis. The bodies of the fallen defenders were then burned, and as such there are no graves for them. The Alamo church still stands today as a shrine to Texas Independence. In 1846, the Republic of Texas was trimmed to its current size and became the state of Texas in the United States of America.