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Secret heroes : everyday Americans who shaped our world

Author: Paul D Martin
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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ANot all American heroes appear in the standard history texts. Their achievements aren't celebrated like the monumental exploits of presidents, generals, and founding fathers. But for as long as this great nation has existed, ordinary citizens have done extraordinary things. In Secret Heroestwenty-four years of lobbying!
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Martin, Paul D., 1946-
Secret heroes.
New York : William Morrow, ©2012
(OCoLC)730414090
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul D Martin
ISBN: 9780062096050 0062096052
OCLC Number: 795526266
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 337 pages)
Contents: Voyagers: The intrepid Leopard Wrestler: Carl Akeley --
On the wings of an angel: Jimmie Angel --
The explorer with the red umbrella: Giacomo Beltrami --
The genetics of truth: Kirk Bloodsworth --
The slave who became a Union spy: Mary Bowser --
The black swallow of death: Eugene Bullard --
The last stone age man in America: Ishi --
General Washington's genial savior: Hercules Mulligan --
A captive in two cultures: Cynthia Ann Parker --
An act of valor denied: James Parker --
The Yank who united Canada: William van Horne --
Innovators: why we are what we eat: Wilbur Atwater --
Mythmaker of the Old West: John Wallace Crawford --
The inquisitive benefactor: George Fabyan --
Sealing the victory at Gettysburg: Herman Haupt --
Keeping Eisenhower's invasion afloat: Andrew Jackson Higgins --
The lovely with the lovely brain: Hedwig Kiesler --
Choctaw code talker of World War I: Solomon Louis --
A thorn in the side of convention: Anne Royall --
The man behind the checkout counter: Clarence Saunders --
An idea that bloomed to perfection: Eliza Scidmore --
Dispenser of beauty and truth: Madam C.J. Walker --
Humanitarians: Defender of the defenseless: Grace Abbott --
The man who fed Asia: Henry Beachell --
America's Joan of Arc: Inez Boissevain --
A saint's unassuming assistant: Joseph Dutton --
A life's labor of love: Gertrude Elion --
The mayor who just wanted to be fair: Golden Rule Jones --
Healer of the fallen: Jonathan Letterman --
Warrior with a conscience: HughThompson.
Responsibility: Paul Martin.

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ANot all American heroes appear in the standard history texts. Their achievements aren't celebrated like the monumental exploits of presidents, generals, and founding fathers. But for as long as this great nation has existed, ordinary citizens have done extraordinary things. In Secret Heroestwenty-four years of lobbying!

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