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Title:
The dangerous book of heroes
Author:
Iggulden, Conn.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First US edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : William Morrow, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
x, 468 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary:
Brothers Conn and David Iggulden present their big book of heroes: the men and women who have shaped our lives and inspired generations. From George Washington and Scott of the Antarctic to Sitting Bull and the passengers of Flight 93, this dangerous book is dedicated to those who dove headfirst into battle, those who made amazing discoveries, and those who moved boundaries in their lifetimes.
General Note:
Color maps on end papers.
Language:
English
Contents:
George Washington -- Sir Ranulph Fiennes -- Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton -- Daniel Boone -- The few : the Royal Air Force Fighter Command in the Battle of Britain -- The Magna Carta barons -- Oliver Cromwell -- Helen Keller -- James Cook -- Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay -- The abolition of slavery in the British empire : Sharp, Clarkson, Wilberforce, and Buxton -- Tatanka Iyotake : Sitting Bull -- Edith Cavell -- Thomas Paine and the Rights of man -- The women of SOE : setting Europe ablaze -- The siege of the Alamo -- Sir Henry Morgan, buccaneer -- Lawrence of Arabia -- Florence Nightingale -- Flight 93 -- Winston Churchill -- The Gurkhas -- Horatio Nelson : the immortal memory -- The Marines at Iwo Jima -- Billy Bishop : the courage of the early morning -- Bletchley Park and the first computers -- William Bligh's boat boyage -- Apollo 11 : landing on the Moon -- Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington -- Alcock and Brown : transatlantic, non-stop -- Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake -- Harry Houdini : escapologist -- Scott of the Antarctic -- The men of Colditz -- The unknown warrior -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780061928246
Format :
Book

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