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Hero Tales from American History

Gelesen von David Leeson

(4,757 Sterne; 37 Bewertungen)

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

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03 - George Rogers Clark and the Conquest of the Northwest

13:04

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04 - The Battle of Trenton

12:29

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05 - Bennington

10:20

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06 - King's Mountain

8:57

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07 - The Storming of Stony Point

10:54

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08 - Gouverneur Morris

12:24

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09 - The Burning of the "Philadelphia"

12:11

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10 - The Cruise of the "Wasp"

12:28

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11 - The "General Armstrong" Privateer

8:45

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12 - The Battle of New Orleans

9:48

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13 - John Quincy Adams and the Right of Petition

10:00

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14 - Francis Parkman

10:49

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15 - "Remember the Alamo"

10:07

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16 - Hampton Roads

13:13

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17 - The Flag-Bearer

15:29

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18 - The Death of Stonewall Jackson

12:02

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19 - The Charge at Gettysburg

11:33

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20 - General Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign

12:05

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21 - Robert Gould Shaw

13:11

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22 - Charles Russell Lowell

21:32

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23 - Sheridan at Cedar Creek

11:17

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24 - Lt. Cushing and the Ram "Albermarle"

8:49

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25 - Farragut at Mobile Bay

26:17

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26 - Lincoln

17:40

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Bewertungen

An Absolute Gem

(5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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