American Courage: Remarkable True Stories Exhibiting the Bravery That Has Made Our Country Greatby Herbert W. Warden
Pub. Date: 05/02/2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Here is the American adventure. This extraordinary volume captures a magnificent nation's spirit and the fortitude of those who helped to make it so. Drawn from remarkable firsthand accounts and historical writings, American Courage gives voice to the pilgrims, founding fathers, revolutionaries, pioneers, soldiers, and pilots, among other heroes, in a/b>… See more details below
Here is the American adventure. This extraordinary volume captures a magnificent nation's spirit and the fortitude of those who helped to make it so. Drawn from remarkable firsthand accounts and historical writings, American Courage gives voice to the pilgrims, founding fathers, revolutionaries, pioneers, soldiers, and pilots, among other heroes, in a remarkable collection of harrowing tales, spanning from the Mayflower's landing througSeptember 11, 2001.
- A Plymoutcolonist is held captive during King Philip's War.
- George Washington crosses the Delaware.
- Davy Crockett reports from inside the Alamo.
- General Longstreet recounts Pickett's charge at Gettysburg.
- Sergeant York single-handedly captures 132 German soldiers.
- Charles Lindbergflies across the Atlantic.
- Nine Little Rock students desegregate Central HigSchool.
- Passengers on Flight 93 overpower hijackers on 9/11.
With more than forty thrilling true accounts of bravery, selflessness, and daring, the stories in American Courage reveal the heart and soul of our country.
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Table of Contents
|1||The pilgrims' farewell||3|
|2||The decimation and survival of Plymouth Colony||7|
|3||Mrs. Rowlandson's captivity||10|
|4||Ben Franklin - on the lam at age 17, homeless, jobless, and nigh penniless||18|
|5||George Washington's winter journey to warn the French||28|
|6||Daniel Boone discovers Kentucky and incessant warfare||32|
|7||The Boston Tea Party||49|
|8||Surrender - "in the name of the great Jehovah and the Continental Congress"||54|
|9||The Declaration of Independence - "we must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately"||58|
|10||Washington crosses the Delaware - "victory or death"||64|
|11||Clark's secret march on Vincennes, 1778||70|
|12||A pioneer settler's hardships||81|
|13||William Cooper saves a town||94|
|14||The hazards of floating down the Ohio River||98|
|15||American privateer and British man-of-war clash||106|
|16||Davy Crockett reports from inside the Alamo||118|
|17||Sam Houston, with seven hundred half-fed, half-clad, half-armed men, declares, "we go to conquer" Texas!||131|
|18||Andrew Jackson's duel to the death||138|
|19||Fighting belly to belly with a grizzly bear||145|
|20||All hell broke loose right under the parson's nose||150|
|21||The forty-niners : broken hearts and empty pockets||154|
|22||Mark Twain on the daring of a Mississippi pilot||159|
|23||A fourteen-year-old boy rides for the Pony Express||164|
|24||The escape of a female slave||169|
|25||Quick-witted Mrs. Fisher saves her husband from Quantrill's raiders||180|
|26||Pickett's charge at Gettysburg||194|
|27||Saving the regimental colors||201|
|28||"Tell him he must die" : army nurse Louisa May Alcott comforts a dying soldier||204|
|29||"Portugee" Phillips's desperate ride||215|
|30||Dull knife's last fight||219|
|32||Desperado with two cocked, smoking pistols threatens Teddy Roosevelt||233|
|33||Shoot-out with the marshal||237|
|34||Saved by cowboys||245|
|35||Earthquake pulverizes San Francisco; fires spread; banker struggles to survive||251|
|36||Sergeant York - "the terminator" in World War I||261|
|37||Five aviators die trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean - then came Charles Lindbergh||273|
|38||Jimmy Doolittle's daylight raid over Tokyo||280|
|39||Wanted : an elegant female spy to bribe or seduce top officials at Nazi-controlled, Vichy French Embassy||288|
|40||Emigre physicist Enrico Fermi tests the precursor to the atomic bomb in a Chicago squash court||301|
|41||D-day : World War II||309|
|42||Sniper fight on Okinawa||321|
|43||The perils of civil rights for nine Little Rock students||328|
|44||Roy Benavidez, Vietnam superman||337|
|45||Astronauts rocket to the moon||346|
|46||September 11, 2001 : the passengers counterattack the hijackers on United Flight 93||352|
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