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Pontiac Firebird the Auto-Biography
Marc Cranswick
190370667X
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
In definitive detail, the full international story of Pontiac's Firebird coupe & convertible during three decades of production. 2.5 million Firebirds have been sold around the world since 1967! Coverage includes Trans-Am, Esprit, SE, Formula & Trans-Am GT. 192 artpaper pages and over 250 illustrations, mostly in color.


Conquerors
Allan W. Eckert
1931672067
January 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"Reading Eckert is like listening to a master storyteller:  he presents his material in vivid detail, using the novelist's technique to enhance dramatic events."-- Publishers Weekly --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
The Conquerors, the third volume in Allan Eckert's acclaimed series, The Winning of America, continues the narrative of The Frontiersmen and Wilderness Empire: the violent and monumental story of the wresting of the North American continent from the Indians. But the locale has moved westward—to the northern frontiers of Pennsylvania, to Michigan and the Green Bay area, especially the crucial outposts of Fort Pitt and Fort Detroit, Sandusky and Mackinac. Wilderness Empire concluded with the English victory in the...


Pontiac and the Indian Uprising
Howard Henry Peckham
081432469X
April 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
A comprehensive investigation of the life of the Ottawa Indian chief.

From the Publisher
First published in 1947, "Pontiac and the Indian Uprising" is a product of his time; it is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans. Howard Peckham examines how Pontiac was able to lead four tribes to war and inspire the revolt of many more. He looks at the circumstances that motivated and encouraged him, and finally, at Pontiac's eventual failure. This comprehensive investigation of Pontiac's life was difficult because, unable to write, he left no collection of papers. All of his contemporaries who wrote about him were also his enemies, so obtaining an objective picture from them was nearly impossible. Peckham used important...


The Indian Chief as Tragic Hero : Native Resistance and the Literatures of America, from Moctezuma to Tecumseh
Gordon M. Sayre
0807856320
October 24, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The leaders of anticolonial wars of resistance--Metacom, Pontiac, Tecumseh, and Cuauhtemoc--spread fear across the frontiers of North America. Yet once defeated, these men became iconic martyrs for postcolonial national identity in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. By the early 1800s a craze arose for Indian tragedy on the U.S. stage, such as John Augustus Stone's Metamora, and for Indian biographies as national historiography, such as the writings of Benjamin Drake, Francis Parkman, and William Apess.

With chapters on seven major resistance struggles, including the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and the Natchez Massacre of 1729, The Indian Chief as Tragic Hero offers an analysis of not only the tragedies and epics written about these leaders, but also their own speeches and strategies, as recorded in...



Milt Schornack and the Royal Bobcat Gtos
Keith J. MacDonald
0786423870
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The original muscle car, the Royal Bobcat GTO was the baby of a burgeoning Detroit subculture, one not sanctioned by the big automakers of the early 1960s. In a post–World War II America hungry for chrome, flash and speed, Royal Pontiac in Royal Oak, Michigan, modified and sold its souped-up versions of GTOs to customers, and in the process created a demand for custom street racers in America. Founded by Ace Wilson, the Royal name became synonymous with speed. This book outlines the history of the Royal Bobcat GTO, from the people—including Milt Schornack, the mechanic who raced for Royal Pontiac and was responsible for the custom Bobcats—to the fabled midnight test runs on northern Detroit’s famous Woodward Avenue. Fourteen chapters, illustrated with 25 photographs of vintage GTOs, the infamous...


Forest Warrior the Story of Pontiac (Famous American Indian Leaders)
Jill C. Wheeler, et al
0939179695


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Pontiac: Ottawa Rebel (North American Indians of Achievement)
Celia Bland, W. David Baird
0791017176
September 1994
Library Binding
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My Search for Bill W.: Biography
Mel B.
1568383746
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
On a cold night in February 1951, Mel B. set out from Pontiac, Michigan to hear a talk by Bill W., cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Like many who had found strength and sobriety in AA, Mel felt a great debt of gratitude to Bill W., as well as a deep curiosity about the sort of man who had helped bring about such a vast personal and social movement. After nearly fifty years, during which time "Life" magazine named Bill W. one of the century's most important Americans, Mel B.'s search for Bill W. culminates in this book: a fascinating, in-depth look at who Bill W. really was and how, from his own painful past and a strong bent for anonymity, he emerged as a powerful presence on the American scene. Over the years, through interviews with Bill W. and with Bill W.'s friends, colleagues, and family, Mel B. discovered not...


Pontiac (His Gallery of great Americans series. Indians of America)
Matthew G. Grant
0871912686


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Card catalog description
A biography of the Ottawa war chief whose almost successful plan to join many tribes together to defeat the British was known as Pontiac's Conspiracy.


At War with Pontiac, or, The Totem of the Bear: A Tale of Redcoat and Redskin
Kirk Munroe
1417918624
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
1919. Munroe worked as a surveyor's helper on an expedition that crossed the great southwest from Kansas to California to find a route for the first transcontinental railroad. During this time he claimed he helped fight Indians and in one scrimmage he was wounded while eight of his comrades were killed. He met such famous characters of the old west as Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, and Kit Carson. At War with Pontiac begins: A glorious midsummer day was drawing to a close; its heat had passed; the tall forest trees, whose leaves were pleasantly rustled by the cool breeze of approaching night, flung a bridge of tremulous shadows across the surface of Loch Meg, and all nature was at peace. The tiny lake, though bearing an old-world name, was of the new world, and was one of the myriad forest gems that decked the wilderness of...


Standard Catalog of GTO, 1961-1993
John Gunnell
0873496892
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
GTO is the car that started it all. Prior to 1964, performance cars were full-size hardtops and sedans with the largest-displacement engines available. While other manufacturers were concentrating on their full-size lines, Pontiac saw the potential for dropping a big block engine into an intermediate frame and marketing it at a budget price. Capturing the history of the A-body Pontiac, with emphasis on the GTO, this comprehensive reference includes the features that car enthusiasts are searching for. It includes all-new optional equipment installation rates, advertising slogans, expanded technical specifications, and collector-market values updated to 2003 for Tempest, Tempest Custom, LeMans (through 1981), Sprint, GTO, Luxury LeMans, LeMans Sport, LeMans GT, and GT-37, as well as dream, show, and racing cars. * Easy...


William Henry Harrison, Young Tippecanoe, Vol. 3
Howard S. Peckham
1882859073
April 2001
Paperback
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Today's Librarian
"Reveals how storytelling can turn dusty historical figures into friends and heroes."

Library Talk
"...will appeal to many upper elementary school students during their study of the country's history. Recommended."

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Pontiac
Howard Henry Peckham
0672501503


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Brave Are My People: Indian Heroes Not Forgotten
Frank Waters
0804010099
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Vine Deloria's foreword describes author Frank Waters as "the premiere writer of the American West." In this testimonial to the bravery of great Native American heroes, Waters combines biography, history, and historical photographs and artwork to portray the lives of such leaders as Crazy Horse, Powhatan, Tecumseh, Black Hawk, Chief Joseph, Osceola, and Chief Seattle, among others.

Waters's profiles include a dramatic depiction of the major turning points in each man's life and leadership. Iroquois Deganawidah, for example (also known as the Peacemaker), miraculously survived many attempts on his life in order to bring about his lifelong dream of peace and confederation among the eight Iroquois tribes. The League of Iroquois that the Peacemaker implemented wrote a constitution which was believed to have influenced the...



Pontiac: A captivating narrative observation of one of America's largest criminal cases, by a mother whose son was tried as a death defendant in this case
Marie Tolbert (Author)
B0006YS2U0


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Pontiac Chief of the Ottawas
Jane Fleischer
0893751561


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Card catalog description
A biography of the Ottawa chief who led the Indians in attacking Fort Detroit in the 1760's.


George Toma: Nitty Gritty Dirt man
Alan Goforth
1582616469
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the story of George Toma, who climbed from his roots in a poor coal-mining town in Depression-era Pennsylvania to the top of his profession as a groundskeeper. Toma learned his craft from the pioneer of the profession, Emil Bossard, before getting his big-league break at Kansas City's Municipal Stadium in 1957. Since then, Toma has become the foremost authority in his profession, preparing the field for every Super Bowl that has ever been played. Toma was recently inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2001, and although he has made his reputation in football and baseball, he also has been groundskeeper for the Kansas City Spurs of the old North American Soccer League and has been in charge of Soldier Field in Chicago and soccer's World Cup in Pontiac, Michigan. Through his work, Toma has made friends with...

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