Hero Tales from American History (version 2)

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(4.5 stars; 10 reviews)

The purpose of this book "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." (from the Introduction) (5 hr 42 min)


Introduction 3:30 Read by MaryAnn
Washington 15:43 Read by Denise Nordell
Daniel Boone and the Founding of Kentucky 10:19 Read by adramko
George Rogers Clark and the Conquest of the Northwest 12:47 Read by adramko
The Battle of Trenton 10:57 Read by Denise Nordell
Bennington 11:09 Read by Mike Pelton
King's Mountain 9:36 Read by Mike Pelton
The Storming of Stony Point 11:23 Read by Mike Pelton
Gouverneur Morris 14:54 Read by Bill Mosley
The Burning of the "Philadelphia" 10:42 Read by SionedV
The Cruise of the "Wasp" 10:49 Read by SionedV
The "General Armstrong" Privateer 9:24 Read by Mike Pelton
The Battle of New Orleans 8:39 Read by SionedV
John Qincy Adams and the Right of Petition 13:00 Read by Bill Mosley
Francis Parkman 11:34 Read by Mike Pelton
"Remember the Alamo" 9:06 Read by William A Crenshaw
Hampton Roads 11:57 Read by William A Crenshaw
The Flag-Bearer 13:38 Read by Denise Nordell
The Death of Stonewall Jackson 10:48 Read by William A Crenshaw
The Charge at Gettysburg 9:58 Read by Denise Nordell
General Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign 12:59 Read by Stuart Semple
Robert Gould Shaw 11:10 Read by Denise Nordell
Charles Russell Lowell 25:19 Read by DJRickyV
Sheridan at Cedar Creek 13:14 Read by DJRickyV
Lieutenant Cushing and the Ram "Albemarle" 10:15 Read by DJRickyV
Farragut at Mobile Bay 31:48 Read by DJRickyV
Lincoln 18:02 Read by MaryAnn


(1 stars)

This book doesn't seem to provide reliable information and contains a lot of racist interpretations of history. It's not suitable for children and not written at an adult level.