Stephen L. Hardin is an American historian and author who is an expert on the history of Texas.
Hardin attended Southwest Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas, where he received both a BA and MA in History. He would later attend Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth, Texas, where he would receive his PhD specializing in Texas history.
Currently, Dr. Hardin teaches at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Although he is an American, Dr. Hardin prefers to assert that his nationality is Texan, on the grounds that Texas was once an independent nation.
Alamo Historian and Expert
Hardin is considered a leading expert in the world in Texas military and social history. He is widely cited with regards to the Battle of the Alamo. Hardin has also appeared on the History Channel in "The Alamo Documentary: A True Story of Courage" He was also a historic advisor to John Lee Hancock's 2004 movie, The Alamo, starring Billy Bob Thornton.
- Stephin L. Hardin (author) and Gary S. Zaboly (illustrator), Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836, University of Texas Press, (1994)
- Stephen Hardin (author) and Angus McBride (illustrator), The Alamo 1836: Santa Anna's Texas Campaign, Osprey Publishing (2001).
- Stephen L. Hardin (author) and Gary S. Zaboly (illustrator), Texian Macabre: A Melancholy Tale of a Hanging in Early Houston, State House Press, (2007)