Author: McLoughlin Brothers
Publisher: Applewood Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Presents an illustrated verion of the well-known song of the American Revolution.
Author: Loretta Welch
The Charles River divides Boston and Cambridge, and the Red Line ties the cities together. When an unlikely combination of riders shares an afternoon train, they are surprised to discover what's common in their American experience.
The Life and Times of Tod Sloan
Author: John Dizikes
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
In the 1890s the world of racing was turned on its ear by a young American who rodeøhorses as no professional jockey had ever ridden: Tod Sloan hitched up his stirrups and thrust his weight far forward. Traditionalists laughed at first and dismissed him as a novelty, but as he came to dominate racing on both sides of the Atlantic, his style of riding became widely imitated, and his famous ?forward seat? remains universally practiced to this day. Sloan?s place in racing lore and popular culture was cemented in 1904 when George M. Cohan wrote and starred in Little Johnny Jones, a Broadway musical based on Sloan?s rise and fall in England. John Dizikes?s portrait of Sloan (1874?1933) shows a small-town, hard-luck, midwestern boy who became an overnight sensation and an international celebrity in a world of breeders, bookmakers, gamblers, hustlers, bluebloods, and princes. As the King of Jockeys in the sport of kings, Sloan lived in high style, until he was banned from British racing and forced to eke out a living on the margins of the sport for thirty years.
Author: Patrick McGilligan
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Category: Performing Arts
The 1942 smash musical hit Yankee Doodle Dandy has long remained a favorite among audiences and film buffs. Ostensibly the story of "Mr. Broadway"-George M. Cohan- the movie evolved in its making into one of Warners' trademark "biopics" and a showcase for the singing and dancing talents of James Cagney. This book includes the complete screenplay.
Author: Lisa Patton
A charmingly funny testament to second chances in life and love from the acclaimed author of Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter Lisa Patton won the hearts of readers last year, her book Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter became a sleeper-success. Building on a smashing debut, Lisa's poised to go to the next level—because whether in Vermont snow or in Memphis heat, Dixie heroine Leelee Satterfield is never too far from misadventure, calamity...and ultimately, love. Having watched her life turn into a nor'easter, 34-year-old Leelee Satterfield is back home in the South, ready to pick back up where she left off. But that's a task easier said then done...Leelee's a single mom, still dreaming of the Vermonter who stole her heart, and accompanied by her three best friends who pepper her with advice, nudging and peach daiquiris, Leelee opens another restaurant and learns she has to prove herself yet again. Filled with heart and humor, women's fiction fans will delight in this novel.
Publisher: Hart Associates
A reprint of a nineteenth-century illustrated version of "Yankee Doodle" including music.
Author: Otto Julius Bierbaum
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Nachdruck des Originals von 1910.
Author: Marge Barnard
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As a teenager growing up on a farm near Healdsburg, California, MargeÕs head was filled with thoughts of proms, pranks and other school activities when the U.S. abruptly entered World War II. It was a time of great curiosity in equal measure with fear and a longing for things to return to normal. Her generation was forced to grow up fast, into a world that was never the same as it had been. Marge tells of the war years at San Jose State College, virtually an all-girls school, and her decision to join the Navy WAVES while still in college. She went off to boot camp at HunterÕs College in New York City and served on active duty at North Island Naval Air Base in San Diego, where she updated aeronautical charts for pilots and witnessed the amazing evolution from piston to jet-powered fighter aircraft. The book, sprinkled with correspondence between two WAVES, both working with airplanes, contains many original fighter plane photos taken by Marge and fellow WAVE, Jean Broadbent.
Author: Jonathan Edward
As Virgil Carter approaches his 85th birthday on the day of America's bicentennial, he reminisces about the passions of his life from honeymoon fishing with bride Sara to scenes of uncontrolled desire between mad Edgar and his beautiful daughter Jane.
Author: George F. Combs,Thon Becker
In the post WWII era of the Cold War America and the free world battled to contain Communism within the boundaries of the USSR and communist China. The CIA waged one front of this war. When A small but important South American Nation is on the verge of being brought into the folds of the Communist bloc our reluctant Hero Fuller Joe Smith (Code Name: Whisper) is sent unknowingly to prevent the assassination of the Pro American President by his only friend at the consulate and the beautiful daughter of a wealthy land owner.
A Young Soldier's Adventures in the American Revolution Told by Himself
Author: Joseph Plumb Martin
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Recounts skirmishes and major campaigns by a soldier who enlisted at age fifteen and served seven years with Washington's Continental Army
Soldiering in the Revolutionary War
Author: Susan Provost Beller
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Using excerpts from diaries, letters, newspaper articles, and other primary sources, tells of the everyday lives of the soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War, for both the British and for the colonies.