More Amazing Tales from Indiana

More Amazing Tales from Indiana

Fred D. Cavinder
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 11/19/2003
Format: Paperback 24 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-21653-3
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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.

Author Bio

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.

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Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:


1. Battle of the Dunes
2. The Settler with Burning Desire
3. The Forgotten and the Dead
4. A Plague on All the Houses
5. Shucks, One, Two, Three, Four
6. Breaking New Ground
7. His Honors, The Governors
8. Judgment Set Aside
9. The Town that Never Was
10. Witness to History
11. There Goes, Here Comes Owensville
12. Another Upright Hoosier Pioneer
13. An Honorary Title
14. A girl Named Cooper
15. And That Goes for Your Cat, Too
16. The Doctor Knew Best
17. A Moving Classroom Experience
18. The Man Behind the Boomers
19. The Name is Sometimes Like a Game
20. Jefferson Who?
21. Out Bright, In Wright
22. The Hall of Learning
23. The Battle of the Courthouse Army
24. Hidden Treasure
25. One Good Turn
26. Sanctuary of the Sea
27. The Mayor with the Green Thumb
28. The Last Portrait
29. The Friendship of Foes
30. The 24-Hour Mill
31. The Presidential Trail of Coincidences
32. Bury Me, Oh Bury Me Not
33. A ringer for Uncle Sam
34. Not What the Doctor Ordered
35. Saving Face
36. Guns Across the Ohio
37. Double Duty
38. When a Winner Was a Loser
39. Death is Taxing
40. An Eye to Preservation
41. Three Jerrs for Johnson
42. Pick a Side, Any Side
43. Sherman's Headquarters
44. No Cheers for Him
45. The Telegrapher Deafness Couldn't Whip
46. Taking a Shine to Exhibitions
47. The Bill that Didn't Add Up
48. Hats Off to Orleans
49. The Poet Hoosiers Forgot
50. The Dollhouses that Grief Built
51. Mile a Minute
52. A Man Who...Boo
53. Leaping Over the Odds
54. Ahaaaaaa
55. A plate Full of Problems
56. The Bird and Bee Man
57. Famous Amos and the Fast Ball
58. When Drought brought a Town to Georgia
59. A League Pennant of Their Own
60. One Town Draws on its Talent
61. No Kid Gloves for Him
62. Bedford Crosses off the Red Cross
63. Say Cat f