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Armstrong, Jennifer

The American Story

100 True Tales from American History

€ 36.95

A magnificent treasury with full-color illustrations on nearly every page tells the story of America through one hundred true tales of triumph, tragedy, and everything in between, from the Mayflower and Wright brothers` flight to the Watergate break-in and Salem witch trials.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Introduction vii
Settlement and Colonies
1565 First City
1(3)
1570 People of the Longhouse
4(2)
1590 The Lost Colony
6(4)
1607 Pocahontas of Virginia
10(4)
1620 The Wanderers
14(3)
1626 A Manhattan Real Estate Deal
17(3)
1655 Keeping Watch, Keeping the Faith
20(3)
1680 The Knotted Rope
23(4)
1692 The Devil in Massachusetts
27(4)
1737 The Fall of Man
31(3)
1743 The Claims of France
34(4)
1752 Go Fly a Kite!
38(4)
1775 The Midnight Ride
42(5)
1776 Founding Fathers---West
47(2)
1776 Founding Fathers---East
49(4)
1778 Forging an Army
53(4)
A New Republic
1791 Plan for a Capital
57(3)
1796 The Portrait
60(3)
1804 Going Bananas
63(2)
1805 The Great Divide
65(4)
1812 Uncle Sam
69(2)
1819 Birdbrain
71(3)
1820 The Whale`s Fury
74(4)
1821 The Lord`s Been Good to Me
78(3)
1825 Marriage of the Waters
81(3)
1835 Astonishing Discoveries on the Moon
84(3)
1846 I`m Not Leaving This Jail
87(4)
1847 Fatal Snow
91(4)
1848 Sutter`s Mill
95(4)
1849 This Side Up
99(3)
1851 Ain`t I a Woman?
102(4)
1851 The Flying Cloud
106(4)
1852 What Is That?
110(4)
1853 An Angry Response from a Touchy Chef
114(3)
1856 Big Bones
117(3)
1858 Murder by Moonlight
120(4)
1861 A Daring Rescue
124(3)
1863 The Jubilee
127(4)
Expansion and Invention
1867 End of the Trail
131(4)
1869 The Golden Spike
135(3)
1870 He Laid Down His Hammer and He Died
138(3)
1871 The Great Chicago Fire
141(4)
1874 The Glittering Cloud
145(3)
1876 Hard of Hearing---East
148(4)
1876 Hard of Hearing---West
152(4)
1881 Shoot-out at the O.K. Corral
156(4)
1884 Hold Your Horses, Here Come the Elephants!
160(3)
1885 Up from the Ashes, Into the Light
163(3)
1889 Run for the Hills!
166(4)
1892 Welcome to America
170(3)
1892 Lizzie Borden
173(4)
1895 New Friends
177(4)
1898 Remember the Maine!
181(3)
1898 Edison`s Conquest of Mars
184(3)
1899 Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
187(4)
Becoming Modern
1900 Hatchetation
191(4)
1901 The Gusher
195(3)
1902 Don`t Shoot!
198(3)
1903 Into the Air
201(3)
1906 Bringing Down the House
204(4)
1907 The Woeful Plight of Mary Mallon
208(4)
1911 The Cucaracha Slide
212(3)
1912 The Golden Land
215(3)
1917 Courage Under Fire
218(4)
1919 The Great Molasses Flood
222(3)
1919 The Great Convoy
225(3)
1920 Votes for Women
228(4)
1923 The Curse of the Bambino
232(3)
1925 Mush!
235(4)
1925 Evolution
239(4)
1927 The Spirit of St. Louis
243(3)
1929 St. Valentine`s Day
246(3)
1934 The Rainmaker
249(4)
1936 Migrant Mother
253(4)
1938 The War of the Worlds
257(4)
1939 Mrs. Roosevelt`s Revenge
261(3)
1942 Chain Reaction
264(3)
1945 Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
267(4)
Brave New World
1946 The Electronic Brain
271(3)
1947 The Cookie-Cutter Houses
274(3)
1952 The End of the Summer Terror
277(3)
1954 Brown v. Board of Education
280(4)
1955 The Walking City
284(4)
1956 All Shook Up
288(3)
1962 Thirteen Days in October
291(4)
1969 The Eagle Has Landed
295(3)
1971 Ping-Pong Diplomacy
298(3)
1972 Cold War Chess
301(4)
1972 An Offer He Couldn`t Refuse
305(3)
1973 The Battle of the Sexes
308(4)
1973 A Break-in at the Watergate
312(4)
1974 Rumble in the Jungle
316(4)
1975 The Last Voyage of the Big Fitz
320(4)
1980 The Fire Mountain
324(3)
1981 Pac-Man Fever
327(3)
1982 The Wall
330(4)
1987 Flight of the Condor
334(3)
1990 Hubble Trouble
337(3)
1996 Ancient Wanderer
340(4)
2000 The Election
344(4)
Story Arcs 348(3)
Bibliography 351(4)
Index 355
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Hardback
358 pagina's
Januari 2006
1633 gram
279 x 248 x 38 mm
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