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From Jamestown in 1607 through 1763
Time leading up to the War of Independence through the end of the war. 1763-1783
Early to mid-1800's including true stories of the pioneers and mountain men
By avoiding a pitched battle with his men in weakened condition, Nathanael Greene conducted one of the greatest strategic retreats in history.
Through Metropolitan Joseph's endurance in persecution and imprisonment, the catacomb church that he led continued to grow for years to come.
Hear the story of the preacher who threw back his clerical robes when preaching to reveal the uniform of a captain and led his men off to become the Eighth Virginia Regiment in America's War for Independence.
The vote for independence hung on the arrival of one sick man. Would he arrive on time? What hardships would he face? Sometimes the future hangs on the vote of one man.
You won't want to miss this incredible story of forgiveness. From a tortured prisoner of the Japanese to preaching the gospel to the very men who tortured him. And what a demonstration of the power of forgiveness at the end of the story!!
Robert Morris had the job of collecting funds to pay soldier's salaries and supplies for the war effort. The only problem was there was no treasury. See how he won the title of the Great Financier of the Revolution.
Rather than just another prisoner, Abraham Lincoln saw a lonely boy who needed prayer and assurance as he prepared for his final journey.
Nathan Hale demonstrated honesty by owning up to his identity as a spy. As a result of his refusal to lie the entire Contintental Army was inspired by his example and bravery.
He had lived up to the spirit of his memoirs: "Always with Honor". He had made a promise to the people under his protection to lead them to safety and freedom and he had kept it.
By welcoming Indian children into her home, Kate Gibson demonstrated hospitality should not only be given to friends, but to strangers in need of love and comfort.
The man who said, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." gave his life as an instrument in God's hand and as a result many of the Auca people gave their lives to the Lord.
General John Hunt Morgan demonstrated initiative by inventing ways out of difficult situations and employing methods of disquise to achieve victory over enemy forces.
Most people would have given up after more than a year in a German prison, but Capt. Armand Pinsard, a French pilot, dug his way out to freedom and scored an Allied victory.
Impacted by Roger Williams kindness in dealing with the Indians, the old Indian chief on his deathbed, clasped William's hand and accepted Christ as his Savior.
No one knows why Eddie Simpson sacrificed his life to help men he barely knew, when he could have simply waited for repatriation by the advancing American army. But he did.
Darya Effimova showed uncommon loyalty to the family she served, even when it cost her her life.This story takes place during the Russian Revolution.
George Washington Carver called his laboratory, "God's Little Workshop". He was a devout Christian. He discovered over 300 uses for the peanut which helped the farmers of the South to prosper. He taught a Bible class every Sunday afternoon. Listen to his incredible story!
This is the amazing story of Alvin York ,who entered the army as a conscientious objecter, but ended up becoming a hero by single-handedly knocking out a German nest of machine gunners and capturing 132 men. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism, but gave the glory to God.
Because of his orderliness, Col. Charles Marshall was chosen to draft the important document officially ending the Civil War in Viriginia. He was one of the two Confederate present at the surrender and the only one to write about it later.
British Colonel Philip Toosey demonstrated patience by waiting and working through present circumstances to save the lives of his men until the situation turned for the better. One of his prison guards was later brought to salvation through the testimony of his life.
See how Patrick Henry used persuasive words to convince his listeners to enter the fight for liberty.
Nancy Hart acted coolly and cautiously when she faced the enemy, weighing the consequences of her actions against her duty to her country and was able to protect her family at the same time.
This is the story of Gunnar Kaasan and his famous sled-dog, Balto who saved the lives of many people in Anchorage Alaska when dipthereia broke out.
This man had the most incredible experiences flying during World War II. He flew eight missions on D-Day. He was captured once. What he is most famous for is flying underneath the Eiffel Tower to shoot down a German Messerschmitt. We had the priviilege of meeting him personally on several occasions! Don't miss his story.
Francis Scott Key went to the rescue of respected Dr. Beanes. By doing so, he witnessed a great event in American history and solidified it forever in the minds of Americans through the words of his song- The Star Spangled Banner.
FIfteen year old Kate Shelley demonstrated bravery by riding through a raging storm to warn the railroad that the bridge had gone out and by her brave deed many lives were saved.
Marcus Wright lay wounded on the top of Cemetary Ridge, with bitterness in his heart toward the Confederates. Just then the famous Robert E. Lee was passing by on his horse. Marcus yelled out, "Hurrah for the Union!" Robert E.Lee got down from his horse and what he did next may surprise you!
Little did Booker T. Washington know that day, but his future hung in the balance. It all depended on how he swept that floor! Did he pass the test?
Founder of the Salvation Army, William Booth. Learn how he showed love for people in spite of persecution and how his tireless efforts paid off.
The exciting story of Sacagawea who guided Lewis and Clark and translated between the white men and Indians as she helped to guide the expedition across the Rockies.
Queen Victoria had a couple of near death accidents. She concluded that God had spared her life for a special purposed. She came to the throne at a troubled time and purposed in her heart that she would be good. England prospered under her reign and when asked the secret of England's greatness, she attributed it to nothing but the Bible.
Matthew Maury is known as the Pathfinder of the Seas. While reading Psalm 8, he was struck by the words 'the paths of the sea'. He believed the Bible was specific and started investigating to find those paths in the sea. His studies revealed it to be true and thus was sea travel made much safer for sailors and ships .
Now it all made sense. The hardships, the training, the constant duty, the years of iron self-discipline had been fitting him to take charge of the biggest command of his day- Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces!
The story of a young man known for his fierce temper and being a scrappy fighter and how he became a famous French general. He was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo and later wrote, "I can blame nobody but myself for my fall. I am my own greatest enemy."
You'd never guess that in five years, the listless clerk behind the counter would be one of the most famous military leaders of his day- General Ulysses Simpson Grant.
Look into the personality of perhaps the most beloved hero of the Civil War, the leader of the Confederate Army- Robert E. Lee.
Robert E. Lee first fought in the Mexican War. He was then made Superintendent of Westpoint Military Academy. When trouble started brewing between the North and the South, he refused a position offered him by Abraham Lincoln to support his own state of Virginia. Learn of his exploits and brilliant command of the Confederate troops during the War between...
Leif was a bold Norseman and a brave adventurer. Find out why he was nicknamed "The Lucky" and learn of his adventures.
This is the story of Cortez, his quest for gold and troubles that caused with the Mexicans.
The story of Fransisco Pizzaro and his association with Balboa and discovering the Pacific Ocean. Learn of his cruelty because of his lust for gold.
Learn of Ponce de Leon and his foolish quest for the fountain of youth.
This is the story of how De Soto discovered the Mississippi and his wanderings and misadventures.
Find out how Sir Walter Raleigh obtained the notice and favor of the Queen and his adventure in setting out to found a colony in the New World.
The story of Governor White and the lost colony of Roanoke.
Learn of the early adventures of Captain John Smith's life before he ever came to Jamestown.
The story of Capt. John Smith at Jamestown and his rescue by Pocohontas.
During the French and Indian War, Morgan's commanding officer placed a sentinel to guard the borders of the forest. For five nights in a row, the sentinel was dead come morning. Daniel Morgan came up with a plan. Listen to the story to see what his plan was and how it turned out. You may be quite surprised!
Listen to the exciting adventures of this famous scout of the frontier. James Harrod is not as well known as Daniel Boone. He was a modest man who never wrote of his adventures, but when you hear about them I"m sure you'll decide he was one of the bravest of the brave.
The story of the man who as a youth gave his inheritance to his mother and brothers and sisters, waved goodbye and headed towards the West, into the wilderness. Hear how young Benjamin risked his life to save a man wounded by the Indians and and hear how he helped to make Kentucky safe for settlers risking his life many times.