9781596297463

Forgotten Hoosiers : Profiles from Indiana's Hidden History

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596297463

  • ISBN10:

    1596297468

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-16
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

Vowing to overcome the "sin of seriousness," Indiana-born humorist Don Herold lived up to his promise. Gifted with a droll sense of humor and a vivid imagination, he was one of the most widely read, if least remembered, Hoosiers. In Forgotten Hoosiers, journalist Fred D. Cavinder presents a collection of biographical sketches charting the lives of noteworthy Hoosiers who have been overlooked, as well as acclaimed figures whose Hoosier origins have been obscured. From Harland David Sanders, the pioneering Kentucky colonel who developed the world-famous chicken franchise, to Samuel G. Woodfill, whom many have called the greatest hero of World War I, Hoosiers-both known and unknown-have continued to make their marks across the country and the world. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
American (Hoosier) Bulldogp. 9
Poet, Prophet and Philosopherp. 17
Battling the Sin of Seriousnessp. 27
The Sage of Potato Hillp. 33
Hero in the Trenchesp. 39
Old Boraxp. 45
Best Foot Forwardp. 51
The Gentleman of the Press in Skirtsp. 57
Cannonballing Coast to Coastp. 65
Byron of the Rockiesp. 73
Spelunking and Spiritualityp. 81
The Jewell of the Wabashp. 91
The Mississippi Miracle Manp. 99
Beauty for Ashesp. 109
Swing into Oblivionp. 115
Doughboys and Other Heroesp. 121
The Sage of Fort Waynep. 129
Finger Lickin' Recipep. 137
Pioneer, Showman, Promoterp. 147
Politics and Poetryp. 155
The Reluctant Empire Builderp. 167
The Reluctant Generalp. 175
Indelible Diplomatic Imprintp. 183
About the Authorp. 189
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