The Resource A splendid savage : The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham., Steve Kemper, (downloadable audiobook)

A splendid savage : The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham., Steve Kemper, (downloadable audiobook)

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A splendid savage : The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham.
Title
A splendid savage
Title remainder
The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham.
Statement of responsibility
Steve Kemper
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Frederick Russell Burnham's (1861–1947) amazing story resembles a newsreel fused with a Saturday matinee thriller. One of the few people who could turn his garrulous friend Theodore Roosevelt into a listener, Burnham was once world-famous as "the American scout." His expertise in woodcraft, learned from frontiersmen and Indians, helped inspire another friend, Robert Baden-Powell, to found the Boy Scouts. His adventures encompassed Apache wars and range feuds, booms and busts in mining camps around the globe, explorations in remote regions of Africa, and death-defying military feats that brought him renown and high honors. His skills led to his unusual appointment, as an American, to be Chief of Scouts for the British during the Boer War, where his daring exploits earned him the Distinguished Service Order from King Edward VII.After a lifetime pursuing golden prospects from the deserts of Mexico and Africa to the tundra of the Klondike, Burnham found wealth, in his sixties, near his childhood home in southern California. Other men of his era had a few such adventures, but Burnham had them all. His friend H. Rider Haggard, author of many bestselling exotic tales, remarked, "In real life he is more interesting than any of my heroes of romance."Among other well-known individuals who figure in Burnham's story are Cecil Rhodes and William Howard Taft, as well as some of the wealthiest men of the day, including John Hays Hammond, E. H. Harriman, Henry Payne Whitney, and the Guggenheim brothers.Failure and tragedy streaked his life as well, but he was endlessly willing to set off into the unknown, where the future felt up for grabs and values worth dying for were at stake. Steve Kemper brings a quintessential American story to vivid life in this gripping biography
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Kemper, Steve
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Narrator: Peter Berkrot
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  • Berkrot, Peter
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
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adult
Label
A splendid savage : The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham., Steve Kemper, (downloadable audiobook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=3046629
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Publication
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Unabridged
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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B862A48E-BB0E-4AD2-BA7E-F39497DFA4AC
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781470860417
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • s
  • c
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
  • other
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unknown
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B862A48E-BB0E-4AD2-BA7E-F39497DFA4AC
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  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
A splendid savage : The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham., Steve Kemper, (downloadable audiobook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=3046629
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
B862A48E-BB0E-4AD2-BA7E-F39497DFA4AC
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470860417
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
B862A48E-BB0E-4AD2-BA7E-F39497DFA4AC
System details
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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