Hero Tales from American History

Theodore ROOSEVELT (1858 - 1919) and Henry Cabot LODGE (1850 - 1924)

Its purpose … is to tell in simple fashion the story of some Americans who showed that they knew how to live and how to die; who proved their truth by their endeavor; and who joined to the stern and manly qualities which are essential to the well-being of a masterful race the virtues of gentleness, of patriotism, and of lofty adherence to an ideal.

It is a good thing for all Americans … to remember the men who have given their lives in war and peace to the service of their fellow-countrymen, and to keep in mind the feats of daring and personal prowess done in time past by some of the many champions of the nation in the various crises of her history. (Summary from the book’s dedication.)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Washington David Leeson
00:18:11
Play 02 02 - Daniel Boone and the Founding of Kentucky David Leeson
00:10:22
Play 03 03 - George Rogers Clark and the Conquest of the Northwest David Leeson
00:13:04
Play 04 04 - The Battle of Trenton David Leeson
00:12:29
Play 05 05 - Bennington David Leeson
00:10:20
Play 06 06 - King's Mountain David Leeson
00:08:57
Play 07 07 - The Storming of Stony Point David Leeson
00:10:54
Play 08 08 - Gouverneur Morris David Leeson
00:12:24
Play 09 09 - The Burning of the "Philadelphia" David Leeson
00:12:11
Play 10 10 - The Cruise of the "Wasp" David Leeson
00:12:28
Play 11 11 - The "General Armstrong" Privateer David Leeson
00:08:45
Play 12 12 - The Battle of New Orleans David Leeson
00:09:48
Play 13 13 - John Quincy Adams and the Right of Petition David Leeson
00:10:00
Play 14 14 - Francis Parkman David Leeson
00:10:49
Play 15 15 - "Remember the Alamo" David Leeson
00:10:07
Play 16 16 - Hampton Roads David Leeson
00:13:13
Play 17 17 - The Flag-Bearer David Leeson
00:15:29
Play 18 18 - The Death of Stonewall Jackson David Leeson
00:12:02
Play 19 19 - The Charge at Gettysburg David Leeson
00:11:33
Play 20 20 - General Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign David Leeson
00:12:05
Play 21 21 - Robert Gould Shaw David Leeson
00:13:11
Play 22 22 - Charles Russell Lowell David Leeson
00:21:32
Play 23 23 - Sheridan at Cedar Creek David Leeson
00:11:17
Play 24 24 - Lt. Cushing and the Ram "Albermarle" David Leeson
00:08:49
Play 25 25 - Farragut at Mobile Bay David Leeson
00:26:17
Play 26 26 - Lincoln David Leeson
00:17:40