Boy Scouts Handbook

The First Edition, 1911

Author: Boy Scouts of America

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486439917

Category: History

Page: 448

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Presents guidance, first published in 1911, on camping skills; identification of birds, animals, trees, and plants; tracks and trailing; signaling; health and endurance; chivalry; first aid and lifesaving; games and athletic standards; and patriotism and citizenship; and also covers Scouting virtues, the Scout Oath and Law, Scout rank, and knots every Scout should know.
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Civil War Short Stories and Poems

Author: Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486281280

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

View: 6803

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Compiled by an expert on Civil War literature, this anthology offers an outstanding selection of short works. Includes stories and poems by Whitman, Melville, Longfellow, Bierce, Alcott, Twain, Whittier, and many others.
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In Old New York

Author: Thomas A. Janvier

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486805700

Category: History

Page: 320

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This charming account of Manhattan's history extends from the arrival of Dutch colonists in the early 1600s through the late nineteenth century. Intriguing details, dozens of illustrations and maps, and historian Thomas A. Janvier's wry sense of humor combine for a vivid portrait of the metropolis in its early years. Sketches, diary excerpts, and scenes from daily life recapture some of the city's long-vanished features. Ranging all over the island, the survey explores the farms and waterways of Greenwich Village, the Battery's fortifications, and shacks, barns, and mansions of the Upper East and West sides. Thirteen maps chronicle the city's expansion, and etchings, line drawings, and other images depict Fort Amsterdam, Chelsea's gates and doorways, and other public and private buildings. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, this fascinating book will enchant history buffs, students of urban planning and architecture, and all lovers of New York stories.
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The Confederate Reader

How the South Saw the War

Author: Richard B. Harwell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121291

Category: History

Page: 416

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Carefully chosen and annotated selection of contemporary battle reports, general orders, letters, articles, sermons, songs, travel observations, much more. Wonderful self-portrait of the Confederacy. Illustrated.
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True Tales of the South at War

How Soldiers Fought and Families Lived, 1861-1865

Author: Clarence Poe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613931X

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8513

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DIVTreasury of reminiscences includes battlefield correspondence, diary entries, journals kept on the homefront, stories told to children and grandchildren, more. Intimate, compelling record. /div
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Two Little Savages

Author: Ernest Thompson Seton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486209857

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 286

View: 6753

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Two boys build a teepee in the woods and learn how to make a fire without matches, navigate by the stars, blaze trails, read animal tracks, and perform other practical skills. A great classic by one of America's foremost nature experts, it has inspired and instructed generations of readers. 293 illustrations.
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