Hero Tales from American History


Read by David Leeson

(4.8 stars; 29 reviews)

Its purpose … is to tell in simple fashion the story of some Americans who showed that they knew how to live and how to die; who proved their truth by their endeavor; and who joined to the stern and manly qualities which are essential to the well-being of a masterful race the virtues of gentleness, of patriotism, and of lofty adherence to an ideal.

It is a good thing for all Americans … to remember the men who have given their lives in war and peace to the service of their fellow-countrymen, and to keep in mind the feats of daring and personal prowess done in time past by some of the many champions of the nation in the various crises of her history. (Summary from the book’s dedication.)

(5 hr 33 min)

Chapters

01 - Washington 18:11 Read by David Leeson
02 - Daniel Boone and the Founding of Kentucky 10:22 Read by David Leeson
03 - George Rogers Clark and the Conquest of the Northwest 13:04 Read by David Leeson
04 - The Battle of Trenton 12:29 Read by David Leeson
05 - Bennington 10:20 Read by David Leeson
06 - King's Mountain 8:57 Read by David Leeson
07 - The Storming of Stony Point 10:54 Read by David Leeson
08 - Gouverneur Morris 12:24 Read by David Leeson
09 - The Burning of the "Philadelphia" 12:11 Read by David Leeson
10 - The Cruise of the "Wasp" 12:28 Read by David Leeson
11 - The "General Armstrong" Privateer 8:45 Read by David Leeson
12 - The Battle of New Orleans 9:48 Read by David Leeson
13 - John Quincy Adams and the Right of Petition 10:00 Read by David Leeson
14 - Francis Parkman 10:49 Read by David Leeson
15 - "Remember the Alamo" 10:07 Read by David Leeson
16 - Hampton Roads 13:13 Read by David Leeson
17 - The Flag-Bearer 15:29 Read by David Leeson
18 - The Death of Stonewall Jackson 12:02 Read by David Leeson
19 - The Charge at Gettysburg 11:33 Read by David Leeson
20 - General Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign 12:05 Read by David Leeson
21 - Robert Gould Shaw 13:11 Read by David Leeson
22 - Charles Russell Lowell 21:32 Read by David Leeson
23 - Sheridan at Cedar Creek 11:17 Read by David Leeson
24 - Lt. Cushing and the Ram "Albermarle" 8:49 Read by David Leeson
25 - Farragut at Mobile Bay 26:17 Read by David Leeson
26 - Lincoln 17:40 Read by David Leeson

Reviews

An Absolute Gem

(5 stars)

Wonderfully done, this book recounts important stories that have formed and inspired our nation for the first 100 years of its existence. These are stories worth learning and revisiting because they remind us of what it means to be American. I was especially floored and fascinated by the story of King’s Mountain. Not all the heroes are martial ones.

Worth it!!

(4.5 stars)

I enjoy History, and this one was entertaining, as well as educational!! Wonderful Chronicle of events and Brave Noble Men that served our country, that all men could be free & equal within it!! May Freedom Ring &the Truth Live On!!!

Fun book

(4 stars)

This was a fun book to listen to. It had the usual embellished moments you'd expect from this sort but it was entertaining, particularly the short hero stories I hadn't yet heard.

(5 stars)

Excellent writing by to great Americans. One is never to old to learn something new by studying history. Reading also was excellent.