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Author: Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge Narrator: John Lescault, Patrick Cullen Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455179978
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In 1895, two young men destined to make their mark on American life, Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, discovered they shared a common interest in the remarkable way ordinary Americans demonstrated the real character of the young nation. They were convinced that the brilliance of American liberty could best be found in the lives of everyday heroes.

These two men researched and wrote the twenty-six inspiring stories in Hero Tales. From great battles of the War for Independence to the intrepid explorations that opened up the western frontier, from the struggles of the early pioneers to the tragedies of the Civil War, these stories capture the essence of the American spirit.

Especially moving is the last chapter, on Abraham Lincoln, in which narrator Patrick Cullen reads Walt Whitman’s poem for Lincoln, “O Captain, My Captain,” as well as two of Lincoln’s speeches, the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address.

1. “Washington” by Henry Cabot Lodge
2. “Daniel Boone and the Founding of Kentucky” by Theodore Roosevelt
3. “George Rogers Clark and the Conquest of the Northwest” by Theodore Roosevelt
4. “The Battle of Trenton by Henry Cabot Lodge
5. “Bennington by Henry Cabot Lodge
6. “King’s Mountain by Theodore Roosevelt
7. “The Storming of Stony Point by Theodore Roosevelt
8. “Gouverneur Morris by Henry Cabot Lodge
9. “The Burning of the Philadelphiai by Henry Cabot Lodge
10. “The Cruise of the Wasp by Theodore Roosevelt
11. “The General Armstrong Privateer by Theodore Roosevelt
12. “The Battle of New Orleans by Theodore Roosevelt
13. “John Quincy Adams and the Right of Petition by Henry Cabot Lodge
14. “Francis Parkman by Henry Cabot Lodge
15. “Remember the Alamo” by Theodore Roosevelt
16. “Hampton Roads by Theodore Roosevelt
17. “The Flag-Bearer by Theodore Roosevelt
18. “The Death of Stonewall Jackson by Theodore Roosevelt
19. “The Charge at Gettysburg by Theodore Roosevelt
20. “General Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign by Henry Cabot Lodge
21. “Robert Gould Shaw by Henry Cabot Lodge
22. “Charles Russell Lowell by Henry Cabot Lodge
23. “Sheridan at Cedar Creek by Henry Cabot Lodge
24. “Lieutenant Cushing and the Ram Albermarle by Theodore Roosevelt
25. “Farragut at Mobile Bay by Theodore Roosevelt
26. “Lincoln” by Henry Cabot Lodge

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Intended to inspire the American people to embrace those moral qualities…indispensable to the good health and survival of a nation.”

    Paul M. Rego, author of American Ideal: Theodore Roosevelt’s Search for American Individualism

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About the Author

Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was the twenty-sixth president of the United States. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive movement, and “cowboy” image. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive Party of 1912. Before becoming president, he held offices at the municipal, state, and federal level of government. Roosevelt’s achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.

About the Narrators

John Lescault, a native of Massachusetts, is a graduate of the Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington, DC, where he works in theater.

John Lescault, a native of Massachusetts, is a graduate of the Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington, DC, where he works in theater.