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Six Who Dared: The Lives of Six Great Soldiers of Fortune

Richard Harding Davis

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ISBN 10: 1934757160 / ISBN 13: 9781934757161
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128 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.8in. x 0.3in.Six Who Dared outlines the lives of six of the most daring, most outrageous, most endearing soldiers of fortune in history. William Walker: If comfortable careers in law, medicine and the church bore you, perhaps you should consider invading various countries with a handful of men until you can eventually become president of one Ronald Douglas: Born into wealth, married into even more, Douglas died brokeand as a hero in eighteen countries. James Hardin-Hickey: When you come across an uninhabited island in the Atlantic, why not declare it a kingdom and yourself as its kingat least until England decides she wants the place. Winston Churchill: What better way for a young man to see action than to become a war correspondent, serve in numerous campaigns, get captured, and stage one of the most daring escapes in history Philo McGiffin: When you graduate near the bottom of your class at the U. S. Naval Academy and your own country wont even give you a commission, what else is there to do but command a squadron of Chinese battleships and become commandant of their naval academy Frederick Burnham: Just your basic story of how a city boy from Pasadena, CA grows up to be the the finest scout in Africa, and have more hair-raising adventures than Indiana Jones. A powerful and original writer. - Theodore Roosevelt This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781934757161

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Publisher: Fireship Press

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Six Who Dared outlines the lives of six of the most daring, most outrageous, most endearing soldiers of fortune in history.
William Walker: If comfortable careers in law, medicine and the church bore you, perhaps you should consider invading various countries with a handful of men until you can eventually become president of one?
Ronald Douglas: Born into wealth, married into even more, Douglas died brokeâ and as a hero in eighteen countries.
James Hardin-Hickey: When you come across an uninhabited island in the Atlantic, why not declare it a kingdom and yourself as itâ s kingâ at least until England decides she wants the place.
Winston Churchill: What better way for a young man to see action than to become a war correspondent, serve in numerous campaigns, get captured, and stage one of the most daring escapes in history?
Philo McGiffin: When you graduate near the bottom of your class at the U.S. Naval Academy and your own country wonâ t even give you a commission, what else is there to do but command a squadron of Chinese battleships and become commandant of their naval academy?
Frederick Burnham: Just your basic story of how a city boy from Pasadena, CA grows up to be the the finest scout in Africa, and have more hair-raising adventures than Indiana Jones.
â A powerful and original writer.â - Theodore Roosevelt

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Davis, an American author of romantic novels and short stories, was also the best known reporter of his generation.

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