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More Amazing Tales from Indiana

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Titel: More Amazing Tales from Indiana
Autor/en: Fred D. Cavinder

ISBN: 0253216532
EAN: 9780253216533
24 b&w photos.
Sprache: Englisch.
Indiana University Press

19. November 2003 - kartoniert - 208 Seiten

The stories in this book will provide entertainment for everyone and evoke wonder in the most jaded observer of the human condition. Some of the exploits that Fred D. Cavinder describes are half-hidden footnotes to national and international happenings. Others seem so typical of Indiana that they will appeal to anyone who understands the Hoosier spirit. But all of them are true--recorded in reliable accounts or by reliable witnesses from early times to the present. In "Saving Face," Cavinder introduces us to General Ambrose Burnside of Liberty. Burnside blundered his way through the Civil War, relocated to Rhode Island, and served three terms as governor and two terms as U.S. Senator. But what we really remember Burnside for is his unique facial hair -- his "sideburns." Did you know that Indiana produced three of the movie Tarzans? In "AHHaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee!" you can find out who they were. With its sometimes quirky stories about the Hoosier state, More Amazing Tales from Indiana will be a ready companion for the bedside table and will provide a wellspring of anecdotes for speechmakers and pundits.
Introduction 1.Battle of the Dunes 2.The Settler with Burning Desire 3.The Forgotten and the Dead 4.A Plague on All the Houses 5.Shucks, One, Two, Three, Four 6.Breaking New Ground 7.His Honors, The Governors 8.Judgment Set Aside 9.The Town that Never Was 10.Witness to History 11.There Goes, Here Comes Owensville 12.Another Upright Hoosier Pioneer 13.An Honorary Title 14.A girl Named Cooper 15.And That Goes for Your Cat, Too 16.The Doctor Knew Best 17.A Moving Classroom Experience 18.The Man Behind the Boomers 19.The Name is Sometimes Like a Game 20.Jefferson Who? 21.Out Bright, In Wright 22.The Hall of Learning 23.The Battle of the Courthouse Army 24.Hidden Treasure 25.One Good Turn 26.Sanctuary of the Sea 27.The Mayor with the Green Thumb 28.The Last Portrait 29.The Friendship of Foes 30.The 24-Hour Mill 31.The Presidential Trail of Coincidences 32.Bury Me, Oh Bury Me Not 33.A ringer for Uncle Sam 34.Not What the Doctor Ordered 35.Saving Face 36.Guns Across the Ohio 37.Double Duty 38.When a Winner Was a Loser 39.Death is Taxing 40.An Eye to Preservation 41.Three Jerrs for Johnson 42.Pick a Side, Any Side 43.Sherman's Headquarters 44.No Cheers for Him 45.The Telegrapher Deafness Couldn't Whip 46.Taking a Shine to Exhibitions 47.The Bill that Didn't Add Up 48.Hats Off to Orleans 49.The Poet Hoosiers Forgot 50.The Dollhouses that Grief Built 51.Mile a Minute 52.A Man Who...Boo 53.Leaping Over the Odds 54.Ahaaaaaa 55.A plate Full of Problems 56.The Bird and Bee Man 57.Famous Amos and the Fast Ball 58.When Drought brought a Town to Georgia 59.A League Pennant of Their Own 60.One Town Draws on its Talent 61.No Kid Gloves for Him 62.Bedford Crosses off the Red Cross 63.Say Cat for the Camera 64.Hero is as Hero Does 65.To the Air is Human 66.Heroes in the Trenches 67.Hoosier Early Birds 68.Heart is Where the Hometown Is 69.Grave Undertakings 70.The Masterful Moose Manager 71.They Ought to be in Pictures 72.No Stone Unturned 73.The Famous Aloft Comes to Ground 74.Wilson as the Gipper 75.The Tiny Team Pool 76.A Bridge So Far 77.Serving the Troops 78.Stalking Soldier 79.Easy as One, Two, Three 80.The Sultan of Sprint 81.From Statehouse to Jailhouse 82.Sex and the Cartoonist 83.Girls on the Hardwood 84.High Flying Tooters 85.The Catch with a Catch to It 86.Coming In on a Wing That's a Wing 87.And in Second Place 88.Check and Double Check 89.Sentences to Write a Wrong 90.The Temple in Tyson's Brain 91.Poetic Injustice 92.The Girl Who Got to First Base on Second Base 93.Which Way is Up? 94.Heady Base Running 95.To Dream, Perhaps Endure 96.The Women Behind the Pages 97.Raising Cane 98.Murder He Flew 99.Two Remember Pearl Harbor 100.Mother's Little Genius 101.The Navy Gets the Gravy 102.Schmal Wonder 103.Prisoners and Pretenders 104.Never Say Die about Dad 105.The Stag Party Spy Case 106.Field of Dreams 107.Hold that Ball, Hold that Ball 108.Mockery Turtle 109.Like Husgand, Like Mother, Like Son 110.To Sleep, Mayhap to Apprehend 111.Name that Team 112.The Cold Cash Case 113.Sex and the Single Prisoner 114.The Original Two-Wheeler 115.The Quick and the Dedicated 116.The Case that Came Home 117.Hammering Out a Verdict 118.Words from on High 119.From Wheelchair to Parachute 120.Hunting the Booth Truth 121.Happy Landings 122.The Unbeatable Rivals 123.Humpal's Hidden Paintings 124.One She Tree Fits All 125.A Town Divided 126.Great Bulging Belfries 127.The Language of Poets 128.See Dick and Jane Disappear 129.The Cannonball Runner 130.Noting the Branch Office 131.Have Urge, Will Travel 132.Oui, Oui, Old Chap 133.Dueling Due 134.Swinging and Rotating 135.Happy Birthday to You, and You, and You 136.Playing with Fire 137.A Career-Long Slump 138.The Consummate Cat House 139.The African King 140.Girl Crazy
Fred D. Cavinder is author of The Indiana Book of Records, Firsts, and Fascinating Facts (IUP, 1985) and Amazing Tales of Indiana (IUP, 1990). He lives in Indianapolis.
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