War Stories: 37 Epic Tales of Courage, Duty, and Valor

War Stories: 37 Epic Tales of Courage, Duty, and Valor

by Lamar Underwood (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493029617
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Series: Classic Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 820,074
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Lamar Underwood is the former editor in chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life, and also the editorial director of the Outdoor Magazine Group of Harris Publications in New York City. He has authored or edited dozens of books, including On Dangerous Ground, Whitetail Tactics of the Pros, and the forthcoming Civil War Stories. He lives in Pennington, NJ.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 What I Saw of Shiloh Ambrose Bierce 1

Chapter 2 The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon Theodore Roosevelt Jr. 15

Chapter 3 Poker and Missiles: A Pilot's Life in Vietnam Craig K. Collins 27

Chapter 4 The Very Real George Washington Henry Cabot Lodge 37

Chapter 5 Waterloo Victor Hugo 43

Chapter 6 David Crockett: The Frontiersman John S. C. Abbott 66

Chapter 7 The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane 93

Chapter 8 Sniper: American Single-Shot Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan Gina Cavallaro Matt Larsen 112

Chapter 9 The Parisian Alden Brooks 123

Chapter 10 General Custer Francis Fuller Victor 137

Chapter 11 The Battle of Trenton Henry Cabot Lodge 149

Chapter 12 The Fourteenth at Gettysburg Harper's Weekly, 1863 153

Chapter 13 The Brigade Classics Alfred, Lord Tennyson 158

Chapter 14 The Air War Over the Trenches Eddie Rickenbacker 162

Chapter 15 Nathan Hale James Parton 185

Chapter 16 Okinawa: The Fight for Sugar Loaf Hill George Feifer 188

Chapter 17 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Ambrose Bierce 194

Chapter 18 The Battle at Fort William Henry Francis Parkman 202

Chapter 19 The Pass of Thermopylae Charlotte Yonge 219

Chapter 20 A Woman's Wartime Journal Dolly Sumner Lunt 226

Chapter 21 Andrey and Bagration: A Rearguard Action Leo Tolstoy 232

Chapter 22 A Buffalo Bill Episode William F. Cody 252

Chapter 23 A Night Ride of the Wounded Randall Parrish 264

Chapter 24 The Battle of Hastings Charles Oman 269

Chapter 25 A Grey Sleeve Stephen Crane 280

Chapter 26 Gunga Din Rudyard Kipling 291

Chapter 27 The Saga of Crazy Horse Charles A. Eastman 294

Chapter 28 Bull Run Joseph A. Altsheler 302

Chapter 29 Eight Survived Douglas A. Campbell 313

Chapter 30 Vicksburg During the Trouble Mark Twain 330

Chapter 31 Intensification of Suffering and Hatred Phoebe Yates Pember 334

Chapter 32 The Flag-Bearer Theodore Roosevelt 340

Chapter 33 We Die Alone David Howarth 345

Chapter 34 The Trojan Horse Virgil 358

Chapter 35 The View from a Hill John Buchan 363

Chapter 36 A Horseman in the Sky Ambrose Bierce 369

Chapter 37 A Night Louisa May Alcott 375

Sources 387

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