Heroes of the Revolution

Author: David A. Adler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823414710
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 9113
Offers a look at twelve Revolutionary War heroes who, through their brave and courageous acts, helped win the war and gain this nation the freedom from Great Britain it sought.

Black Heroes of the American Revolution

Author: Burke Davis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152085612
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 82
View: 7081
The black soldiers, sailors, spies, scouts, guides, and wagoners who participated and sacrificed in the struggle for American independence are profiled in this fascinating history which features prints and portraits from the period.

Heroes of the American Revolution

Author: Mary Hertz Scarbrough
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429685905
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 316
"Describes notable heroes of the American Revolution"--Provided by publisher.

The Heroes of the American Revolution and Their Descendants

Battle of Long Island
Author: Henry Whittemore
Publisher: N.A
Category: Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776
Page: 485
View: 6444

Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution

Author: Zella Armstrong
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 080630684X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 162
View: 482
Based on the Invalid Lists of 1806 and the Pension Lists of 1818, 1832 and 1840, this book supplies--in addition to name, age, service, residence, and source of information--the date of the pension application; date and place of birth; service record; names of all family members cited in the pension statement; and place or places of migration to, from, or within Tennessee. The 1840 Pension List is especially interesting to researchers as it includes widows' applications. Widows were required to submit proof of marriage and children, and their applications, therefore, constitute a rich vein of genealogical source material. This volume is available on our Family Archive CD 7511.


Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Steven Levy
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449393748
Category: Computers
Page: 520
View: 1813
This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers. Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. They had a shared sense of values, known as "the hacker ethic," that still thrives today. Hackers captures a seminal period in recent history when underground activities blazed a trail for today's digital world, from MIT students finagling access to clunky computer-card machines to the DIY culture that spawned the Altair and the Apple II.

The Military Heroes of the Revolution

With a Narrative of the War of Independence
Author: Charles Jacobs Peterson
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 487
View: 9918

Heroes of the Revolution

American Cars and Cuban Beats
Author: Robert Polidori
Publisher: Edel Germany GmbH
ISBN: 3937406131
Category: Music
Page: 132
View: 9679
American limousines line the streets of Cuba, adding to the Caribbean island's charm. Havana is the best place of all to admire these classic automobiles. This collection of a book and 4 CDs presents a photographic exhibition of these relics. Accompanied by Cuban music, it summons up mellow memories of glamorous days in old Havana.

Women Heroes of the American Revolution

20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue
Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613745869
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
View: 1392
Every schoolchild knows about Paul Revere’s 20-mile ride to warn that the British were coming. Far fewer know that 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode twice as far on her horse Star in order to help her father, Colonel Ludington, muster his scattered troops to fight a marauding enemy. Few know about Martha Bratton, who blew up a supply of gunpowder to keep it from approaching British troops and boldly claimed, “It was I who did it!” Susan Casey gives Ludington, Bratton, and 18 other remarkable girls and women the spotlight they deserve in this lively collection of biographical profiles. These women took action in many ways: as spies, soldiers, nurses, water carriers, fundraisers, writers, couriers, and more. Women Heroes of the American Revolution brings a fresh new perspective to their stories resulting from interviews with historians and with descendents of participants of the Revolution and features ample excerpts from primary source documents. Also included are contextualizing sidebars, images, source notes, and a bibliography, making this an invaluable resource for any student’s or history buff’s bookshelf. Susan Casey is the author of Kids Inventing! and Women Invent! She is also a journalist whose articles and photographs have appeared in Fast Company, Family Circle, Americana, USAir, Women’s Sports, Soap Opera Digest, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications. She lives in Venice, California.

The Biography of the American Military and Naval Heroes, of the Revolutionary and Late Wars ...

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 5045

The Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution

In Two Parts, Including the Signers of the Declaration of Independence ; Two Hundred and Forty Three of the Sages and Heroes are Presented in Due Form and Many Others are Named Incidentally
Author: Levi Carroll Judson
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 480
View: 7945

Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution

Author: Peter F. Copeland
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486433240
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 44
View: 1083
44 ready-to-color illustrations of Revolutionary War heroes and heroines, accompanied by text about the people depicted.

Biography of revolutionary heroes

containing the life of Brigadier Gen. William Barton, and also, of Captain Stephen Olney
Author: Catherine Read Williams
Publisher: N.A
Page: 312
View: 1833

Writing Pancho Villa's Revolution

Rebels in the Literary Imagination of Mexico
Author: Max Parra
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292774168
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 197
View: 8464
The 1910 Mexican Revolution saw Francisco "Pancho" Villa grow from social bandit to famed revolutionary leader. Although his rise to national prominence was short-lived, he and his followers (the villistas) inspired deep feelings of pride and power amongst the rural poor. After the Revolution (and Villa's ultimate defeat and death), the new ruling elite, resentful of his enormous popularity, marginalized and discounted him and his followers as uncivilized savages. Hence, it was in the realm of culture rather than politics that his true legacy would be debated and shaped. Mexican literature following the Revolution created an enduring image of Villa and his followers. Writing Pancho Villa's Revolution focuses on the novels, chronicles, and testimonials written from 1925 to 1940 that narrated Villa's grassroots insurgency and celebrated—or condemned—his charismatic leadership. By focusing on works by urban writers Mariano Azuela (Los de abajo) and Martín Luis Guzmán (El águila y la serpiente), as well as works closer to the violent tradition of northern Mexican frontier life by Nellie Campobello (Cartucho), Celia Herrera (Villa ante la historia), and Rafael F. Muñoz (¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa!), this book examines the alternative views of the revolution and of the villistas. Max Parra studies how these works articulate different and at times competing views about class and the cultural "otherness" of the rebellious masses. This unique revisionist study of the villista novel also offers a deeper look into the process of how a nation's collective identity is formed.

The Biography of the Principal American Military and Naval Heroes

Comprehending Details of Their Achievements During the Revolutionary and Late Wars. Interspersed with Authentic Anecdotes Not Found in Any Other Work ...
Author: Thomas Wilson
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 8421

Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution

Author: Keith A. R. DeCandido
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 178329793X
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 1041
When Ichabod Crane, a soldier from the colonial army, is resurrected from his grave more than two centuries after he was killed in battle, he partners with lieutenant Abble Mills of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department to fight the evil forces that have taken control of the town. It's a cold day in Sleepy Hollow, and Ichabod visits Patriots Park for a moment of peace. Instead, he receives a disturbing vision from his wife, Katrina, in which she delivers a cryptic but urgent message: he must retrieve the Congressional Cross that he was awarded by the Second Continental Congress for bravery in action. There's just one problem: Ichabod was killed before he ever received the medal, and he is not sure where it might be. Together, Ichabod and Abbie set out to uncover the mystery of the cross and its connection to George Washington and his secret war against the demon hordes. They soon learn that a coven of witches is also seeking the cross in order to resurrect their leader, Serilda, who was burned at the stake during the Revolutionary War. Now they must locate the cross before the coven can bring back Serilda to exact her fatal revenge on Sleepy Hollow.

The Texas Revolution: Tejano Heroes

Author: Roy F. Sullivan, Colonel, USA (Ret)
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468523409
Category: History
Page: 180
View: 5148
Most Americans are aware that Texas gained its independence from Santa Anna’s Mexico in the 1840’s. Mention of the Alamo evokes the familiar names of heroes like Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Travis. All too often another group of heroes, heroines and patriots who fought and died for the independence of Texas is overlooked. The sacrifices, bravery and valor of that group--the Tejanos, Texans of Hispanic ancestry--are the focus of “The Texas Revolution: Tejano Heroes.” It was not just at famous battles such as Agua Dulce, Bexar, Goliad, the Alamo and San Jacinto that Tejanos made their mark on Texas history, often giving their lives and fortunes. Long before the arrival of Stephen F. Austin and settlers from the east, Tejanos were fighting for the independence of Tejas or Texas. The first declaration of Texas independence from Spain was issued in April 1813 by Bernardo Guiterrez de Lara. The first, and bloodiest, battle for Texas independence was fought at the battle of the Medina in August 1813. The first formal list of grievances against the Mexican government was issued by several Tejanos, including Juan Seguin and Gaspar Abrego de Flores, in October 1834. Recognition of the courage, abilities and endurance of Tejanos as major emancipators in the Texas Revolution is long overdue, hence this book.

Hero of Fort Schuyler

Selected Revolutionary War Correspondence of Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, Jr.
Author: Peter Gansevoort, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476616809
Category: History
Page: 280
View: 9655
In August 1777, Peter Gansevoort, Jr., defended Fort Schuyler (also known as Fort Stanwix) during a three-week siege by 1,700 British soldiers, Tories and Indians commanded by Colonel Barry St. Leger. Gansevoort won the distinction of successfully resisting a British siege in a period when every other continental post in New York was either evacuated or surrendered. His valiant effort led to the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga, a crucial point of the war. Born to an affluent Dutch family in Albany County, New York, Gansevoort was active in several theaters of Revolutionary War operations, including General Montgomery’s Canadian campaign (1775), the Champlain-Hudson–Mohawk Valley defense against Burgoyne’s northern invasion (1776–1777), the Sullivan-Clinton campaign (1779) and the New York–Vermont insurrection (1781). After the war, he was active in both military and civic arenas, rising to the position of brigadier general of the U.S. Army in 1809. Before his death, he presided over General James Wilkinson’s court-martial in 1811. This documentary edition provides 279 pieces of correspondence to and from Gansevoort (and a few others) from 1775 to 1812.

William and Mary

Heroes of the Glorious Revolution
Author: John Kiste
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752470973
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 8675
Mary (1662-94), daughter of James, Duke of York, heir to the English Throne, then 15, is said to have wept for a day and a half when she was told she was to marry her cousin, William (1650-1702), son of William II of Orange (1626-50), Stadtholder of the Dutch republic, and Mary, eldest daughter of Charles I of England, who was eleven years older than her. In November 1677, on William's 27th birthday, they married in a private ceremony at St James's Palace. William was solemn, James gloomy, Mary in tears, and only King Charles appeared cheerful. This dual biography deals with both the "life and times" of the monarchs, and with England's place in Europe. Interests of the subjects, outside the constitutional, are dealth with, as well as their personal relationships: William's rumoured homosexuality and Mary's hinted-at lesbianism; Mary's troubled personal relations with her father, James II; and the relationship between Mary and her sister and her husband's successor Anne. The book also examines the personal and political relations between William and his uncle Charles II, and between William and Mary and Charles' illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth.

7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution

The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence
Author: John Antal
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 161200203X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 241
View: 1913
“A leadership book written by a real leader! . . . eminently useful for those ‘in command’ of organizations of any kind. A stimulating five-star work” (Ralph Peters, New York Times–bestselling author). This book tells the dramatic story of seven defining leadership moments from the American Revolution, as well as providing case studies that can improve your leadership at home, business, in your community, in the military, or in government. Leadership is not about position, it is about influence. You can be a leader no matter what your rank or position. It is not about power, it is about selflessness. You cannot be a good leader unless you can also be a good follower. Good leaders don’t shine, they reflect. Lessons like these are the core of this book. The stories in this book are about leaders who were challenged at all corners, adapted, improvised and overcame. The tales of leaders like Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Henry Knox, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington, to name a few, are stories you will want to know and tell. These leaders knew how to push teams to succeed under the toughest conditions. These stories will come alive on the pages of this book to fuel your leadership fire and make you a better leader in any endeavor. Learn how they secured our liberty so you can transform today into a better tomorrow. “John Antal has captured seven timeless stories that will raise your leadership awareness and make you a better leader in peace or war, at home, at work or in your community.” —Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of 36 Righteous Men