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The Resource A grizzly in the mail and other adventures in American history, Tim Grove

A grizzly in the mail and other adventures in American history, Tim Grove

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A grizzly in the mail and other adventures in American history
Title
A grizzly in the mail and other adventures in American history
Statement of responsibility
Tim Grove
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than twenty years, Tim Grove has worked at the most popular history museums in the United States, helping millions of people get acquainted with the past. This book translates that experience into an insider's tour of some of the most interesting moments in American history. Grove's stories are populated with well-known historical figures such as John Brown, Charles Lindbergh, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea--as well as the not-so-famous. Have you heard of Mary Pickersgill, seamstress of the Star-Spangled Banner flag? Grove also has something to say about a few of our cherished myths, for instance, the lore surrounding Betsy Ross and Eli Whitney. Grove takes readers to historic sites such as Harpers Ferry, Fort McHenry, the Ulm Pishkun buffalo jump, and the Lemhi Pass on the Lewis and Clark Trail and traverses time and space from eighteenth-century Williamsburg to the twenty-first-century Kennedy Space Center. En route from Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic to Cape Disappointment on the Pacific, we learn about planting a cotton patch on the National Mall, riding a high wheel bicycle, flying the transcontinental airmail route, and harnessing a mule. Is history relevant? This book answers with a resounding yes and, in the most entertaining fashion, shows us why. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10311515
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grove, Tim
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
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A grizzly in the mail and other adventures in American history, Tim Grove
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why History? -- Stepping Back in Time, Almost -- Challenging History -- The Everest of Museums -- Conquering the High Wheeler -- Does This Make Cotton or Gin? -- Mary, Not Betsy -- That Strange Creature the Mule -- When Houses Talk -- Water Battle on the Missouri -- You Can't Write My History -- A Grizzly in the Mail -- Tracking the Buffalo -- The Cathedral and the Cemetery -- We're Flying over Hell Stretch? -- How Lucky Was Lindy? -- Passionate Pretenders -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780803249721
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2013039704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023526048
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861955521
Label
A grizzly in the mail and other adventures in American history, Tim Grove
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why History? -- Stepping Back in Time, Almost -- Challenging History -- The Everest of Museums -- Conquering the High Wheeler -- Does This Make Cotton or Gin? -- Mary, Not Betsy -- That Strange Creature the Mule -- When Houses Talk -- Water Battle on the Missouri -- You Can't Write My History -- A Grizzly in the Mail -- Tracking the Buffalo -- The Cathedral and the Cemetery -- We're Flying over Hell Stretch? -- How Lucky Was Lindy? -- Passionate Pretenders -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780803249721
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2013039704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023526048
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861955521

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