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The Resource American treasures : the secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address, Stephen Puleo

American treasures : the secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address, Stephen Puleo

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American treasures : the secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address
Title
American treasures
Title remainder
the secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Puleo
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying the Continent's historic artifacts at will, Japan bristled to the East. The Axis was rapidly closing in. So FDR set about hiding the country's valuables. On the train speeding away from Neal sat four plain-wrapped cases containing the documentary history of American democracy: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and more, guarded by a battery of agents and bound for safekeeping in the nation's most impenetrable hiding place. American Treasures charts the little-known journeys of these American crown jewels. From the risky and audacious adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to our modern Fourth of July celebrations, American Treasures shows how the ideas captured in these documents underscore the nation's strengths and hopes, and embody its fundamental values of liberty and equality. Stephen Puleo weaves in exciting stories of freedom under fire--from the Declaration and Constitution smuggled out of Washington days before the British burned the capital in 1814, to their covert relocation during WWII--crafting a sweeping history of a nation united to preserve its definition of democracy"--
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Puleo, Stephen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States.
  • United States.
  • Manuscripts
  • Hiding places
  • Historic preservation
  • Democracy
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American treasures : the secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address, Stephen Puleo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It is natural that men should value the original documents" -- "We hold these truths ..." -- "The unanimous Declaration" -- "The preservation of national morale" -- "Suspended upon a single hair" -- "Our doors will be shut" -- "That a national government ought to be established" -- "We are now at a full stop" -- "The people are the King" -- "Approaching so near to perfection ..." -- "Tis done! ... We have become a nation" -- "A place of greater safety" -- "Take the best care of the books and papers ..." -- "Such destruction -- such confusion" -- "The Library of Congress goes to war" -- "I had flattered myself that he would survive the summer" -- "No government upon the earth is so safe as ours" -- "Are you satisfied we have taken all reasonable precautions?" -- "He loved peace and he loved liberty" -- "Four score and seven years ago ..." -- "Of the people, by the people, for the people ..." -- "The instrument has suffered very seriously" -- "Touch any aspect of the address, and you touch a mystery" -- "Nothing that men have ever made surpasses them" -- "They are not important as manuscripts, they are important as THEMSELVES" -- "The National Archives will not forget" -- "Symbols of power that can move the world."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 415 pages
Isbn
9781250065742
Lccn
2016003702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026359723
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919105830
  • (OCoLC)ocn919105830
Label
American treasures : the secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address, Stephen Puleo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It is natural that men should value the original documents" -- "We hold these truths ..." -- "The unanimous Declaration" -- "The preservation of national morale" -- "Suspended upon a single hair" -- "Our doors will be shut" -- "That a national government ought to be established" -- "We are now at a full stop" -- "The people are the King" -- "Approaching so near to perfection ..." -- "Tis done! ... We have become a nation" -- "A place of greater safety" -- "Take the best care of the books and papers ..." -- "Such destruction -- such confusion" -- "The Library of Congress goes to war" -- "I had flattered myself that he would survive the summer" -- "No government upon the earth is so safe as ours" -- "Are you satisfied we have taken all reasonable precautions?" -- "He loved peace and he loved liberty" -- "Four score and seven years ago ..." -- "Of the people, by the people, for the people ..." -- "The instrument has suffered very seriously" -- "Touch any aspect of the address, and you touch a mystery" -- "Nothing that men have ever made surpasses them" -- "They are not important as manuscripts, they are important as THEMSELVES" -- "The National Archives will not forget" -- "Symbols of power that can move the world."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 415 pages
Isbn
9781250065742
Lccn
2016003702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026359723
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919105830
  • (OCoLC)ocn919105830

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