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Title American courage : remarkable true stories exhibiting the bravery that has made our country great / edited by Herbert W. Warden III.

Imprint New York : Harper, c2006.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  E178.6 .A393 2006    Available  ---
Edition 1st Harper pbk. ed.
Description xvi, 379 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-376) and index.
Contents The early years -- The pilgrims' farewell / William Bradford -- The decimation and survival of Plymouth colony / William Bradford -- Mrs. Rowlandson's captivity / Mary Rowlandson -- Ben Franklin - on the lam at age 12, homeless, jobless, and nigh penniless / Benjamin Franklin -- George Washington's winter journey to warn the French / George Washington -- Daniel Boone discovers Kentucky and incessant warfare Daniel Boone / The revolutionary war -- The Boston tea party / George Hewes -- Surrender - In the name of the great Jehovah and the continental congress / Ethan Allan -- The Declaration of independence - "we must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately / Rev. Charles A. Goodrich -- Washington crosses the Delaware - "Victory or death" / Henry Cabot Lodge -- Clark's secret march on Vincennes, 1778 / Walter Havighurst -- A new nation -- A pioneer settler's hardships / Mr. Hubbell -- William Cooper saves a town / William Cooper -- The hazards of floating down the Ohio river / John M'Clung -- American privateer and British man-of-war clash / A.B.C. Whipple -- Davy Crockett reports from inside the Alamo / Davy Crockett -- Sam Houston, with seven hundred half-fed, half-clad, half-armed men, declares, "we go to conquer" Texas! / Gen. Sam Houston -- Andrew Jackson's duel to the death / General Jackson -- Fighting belly to belly with a grizzly bear / George Ruxton -- All hell broke loose right under the parson's nose / Rev. Peter Cartwright -- The forty-niners: broken hearts and empty pockets / Jim Nevins -- Mark Twain on the daring of a Mississippi pilot / Mark Twain -- A fourteen-year-old boy rides for the pony express / Gladys Shaw Erksine -- The civil war -- The escape of a female slave / Harriet Jacobs -- Quick-witted Mrs. Fisher saves her husband from Quantrill's raiders / Rev. H.D. Fisher -- Pickett's charge at Gettysburg / Gen. James Longstreet -- Saving the regimental colors / Henry Cabot Lodge and Theodore Roosevelt -- "Tell him he must die": army nurse Louisa May Alcott comforts a dying soldier / Louisa May Alcott -- The ways of the west -- "Portugee" Phillips's desperate ride / Paul I. Wellman -- Nighttime stampede / Ramon F. Adams -- Desperado with two cocked, smoking pistols threatens Teddy Roosevelt / Theodore Roosevelt -- Shoot-out with the marshal / Fred A. Stone -- Saved by cowboys / Philip Rollins -- The American century -- Earthquake pulverizes San Francisco; fires spread; banker struggles to survive / Paul Rink -- Sergeant York - "The terminator" in world war I / Alvin C. York -- Five aviators die trying to cross tge atlantic ocean - then came Charles Lindbergh / Charles A. Lindbergh -- Jimmy Doolittle's daylight raid over Tokyo / Carroll V. Glines -- WANTED: an elegant female spy to bribe or seduce top officials at Nazi-controlled, Vichy French embasssy / Carrol V. Glines -- Emigre physicist Erico Fermi tests the precursor to the atomic bomb in a Chicago squash court / Richard Rhodes -- D-Day: world war II / Cornelius Ryan -- Sniper fight on Okinawa / William Manchester -- Perils of civil rights for nine Little Rock students / Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer -- Roy Benavidez, Vietnam superman / Roy Benavidez -- Astronauts rocket to the moon / Buzz Aldrin and Malcolm McConnell -- September 11, 2001: the passengers counterattack the hijackers on United flight 93 / Jere Longman.
Subject United States -- History -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Courage -- United States -- Anecdotes.
National characteristics, American -- Anecdotes.
Added Author Warden, Herbert W.