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The American Story : 100 True Tales From American History / By Jennifer Armstrong ; Illustrated By Roger Roth (2006)

Call Number J/973/ARMSTRONG,J

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Published: New York : A. A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2006
Edition:  1st ed
Description:  358 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 0375812563 (trade bdg.), 0375912568 (lib. bdg.), 9780375812569, 9780375912566,
Language:  English

One hundred brief stories about real people and occurrences in American history, arranged in chronological order by year from 1565 to 2000

1565-First city -- 1570-People of the longhouse -- 1590-Lost colony -- 1607-Pocahontas of Virginia -- 1620-Wanderers -- 1626-Manhattan real estate deal -- 1655-Keeping watch, keeping the faith -- 1680-Knotted rope -- 1692-Devil in Massachusetts -- 1737-Fall of man -- 1743-Claims of France -- 1752-Go fly a kite! -- 1775-Midnight ride -- 1776-Founding Fathers-West -- 1776-Founding Fathers-East -- 1778-Forging an army -- 1791-Plan for a capital -- 1796-Portrait -- 1804-Going bananas -- 1805-Great Divide -- 1812-Uncle Sam -- 1819-Birdbrain -- -1820-Whale's fury -- -1821-Lord's been good to me -- -1825-Marriage of the waters -- 1835-Astonishing discoveries on the moon -- 1846-I'm not leaving this jail -- 1847-Fatal snow -- 1848-Sutter's Mill -- 1849-This side up -- 1851-Ain't I a woman? -- 1851-The flying cloud-- 1852-What is that? -- 1853-Angry response from a touchy chef -- 1856-Big bones -- 1858-Murder by moonlight -- 1861-Daring rescue -- 1863-Jubilee -- 1867-End of the trail -- 1869-Golden spike -- 1870-He laid down his hammer and he died -- 1871-Great Chicago fire -- 1874-Glittering cloud -- 1876-Hard of hearing-East -- 1876-Hard of hearing-West -- 1881-Shoot out at the OK Corral -- 1884-Hold your horses, here come the elephants! -- 1885-Up from the ashes, into the light -- 1889-Run for the hills! -- 1892-Welcome to America -- 1892-Lizzie Borden -- 1895-New friends -- 1898--Remember the Maine! -- 1898-Edison's conquest of Mars -- 1899-Extra! extra! read all about it! -- 1900-Hatchetation -- 1901-Gusher -- 1902-Don't shoot! -- 1903-into the air -- 1906-Bringing down the house -- 1907-Woeful plight of Mary Mallon -- 1911-Cucaracha slide -- 1912-Golden land -- 1917-Courage under fire -- 1919-Great molasses flood -- 1919-Great convoy -- 1920-Votes for women -- 1923-Curse of the bambino -- 1925-Mush! -- 1925-Evolution -- 1927-Spirit of St. Louis -- 1929-St. Valentine's Day -- 1934-Rainmaker -- 1936-Migrant mother -- 1938-War of the worlds -- 1939-Mrs. Roosevelt's revenge -- 1942-Chain reaction -- 1945-Raising the flag on Iwo Jima -- 1946-Electronic brain -- 1947-Cookie cutter houses -- 1952-End of the summer terror -- 1954-Brown V. board of education -- 1955-Walking city -- 1956-All shook up -- 1962-Thirteen days in October -- 1969-Dagle has landed -- 1971-Ping pong diplomacy -- 1972-Cold war chess -- 1972-Offer he couldn't refuse -- 1973-Battle of the sexes -- 1973-Break-in at the watergate -- 1974-Rumble in the jungle -- 1975-Last voyage of the big fitz -- 1980-Fire mountain -- 1981-Pac-man fever -- 1982-Wall -- 1987-Flight of the condor -- 1990-Hubble trouble -- 1996-Ancient wanderer -- 2000-Election -- Story arcs -- Bibliography -- Index

Related Searches:
United States -- Anecdotes -- History
Added--06/8 ynf

Additional Credits:
Roth, Roger, ill

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