More Amazing Tales from Indiana

More Amazing Tales from Indiana

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 139.7 x 209.3 x 15.5mm | 272.16g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 24 b&w photos
  • 0253216532
  • 9780253216533

About Fred D. Cavinder

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.show more

Table of contents

Preliminary Table of Contents: Introduction 1. Battle of the Dunes2. The Settler with Burning Desire3. The Forgotten and the Dead4. A Plague on All the Houses5. Shucks, One, Two, Three, Four6. Breaking New Ground7. His Honors, The Governors8. Judgment Set Aside9. The Town that Never Was10. Witness to History11. There Goes, Here Comes Owensville12. Another Upright Hoosier Pioneer13. An Honorary Title14. A girl Named Cooper15. And That Goes for Your Cat, Too16. The Doctor Knew Best17. A Moving Classroom Experience18. The Man Behind the Boomers19. The Name is Sometimes Like a Game20. Jefferson Who?21. Out Bright, In Wright22. The Hall of Learning23. The Battle of the Courthouse Army24. Hidden Treasure25. One Good Turn26. Sanctuary of the Sea27. The Mayor with the Green Thumb28. The Last Portrait29. The Friendship of Foes30. The 24-Hour Mill31. The Presidential Trail of Coincidences32. Bury Me, Oh Bury Me Not33. A ringer for Uncle Sam34. Not What the Doctor Ordered35. Saving Face36. Guns Across the Ohio37. Double Duty38. When a Winner Was a Loser39. Death is Taxing40. An Eye to Preservation41. Three Jerrs for Johnson42. Pick a Side, Any Side43. Sherman's Headquarters44. No Cheers for Him45. The Telegrapher Deafness Couldn't Whip46. Taking a Shine to Exhibitions47. The Bill that Didn't Add Up48. Hats Off to Orleans49. The Poet Hoosiers Forgot50. The Dollhouses that Grief Built51. Mile a Minute52. A Man Who...Boo53. Leaping Over the Odds54. Ahaaaaaa55. A plate Full of Problems56. The Bird and Bee Man57. Famous Amos and the Fast Ball58. When Drought brought a Town to Georgia59. A League Pennant of Their Own60. One Town Draws on its Talent61. No Kid Gloves for Him62. Bedford Crosses off the Red Cross63. Say Cat fshow more

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