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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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Author
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,
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E173
LC item number
.P96 2016
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
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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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 415 pages
Isbn
9781250065742
Lccn
2016003702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2016003702
  • 1839380
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 415 pages
Isbn
9781250065742
Lccn
2016003702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2016003702
  • 1839380

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