Ten Great Adventurers
Let the Adventure Begin! Each chapter in this book reads like an exciting work of fiction, yet is based on fact. These men lived lives of adventure and it’s fitting that their stories should be told with all the drama of a great story.
Men and boys alike will relate to the thrilling experiences portrayed in these pages. Numerous illustrations help bring the stories to life. There are several maps that make looking up the locations a breeze.
Circumnavigate the globe with Sir Francis Drake
Spread the gospel in Africa with David Livingstone
Survive the wilds of Jamestown with Captain John Smith
Discover the New World with Christopher Columbus
Penetrate the wilderness with Daniel Boone
Explore the Arctic with Sir John Franklin
Capture Mexico with Hernán Cortes
Fight the British with John Paul Jones
Search for gold with Hernando De Soto
Secure Italy’s freedom with Giuseppe Garibaldi
In this book you will meet ten great adventurers from history!
About the Author
Kate Dickinson Sweetser (1870-1939) was an American author of juvenile fiction and compilations, and cousin of the famous poet Emily Dickinson. Sweetser had a passion for writing about influential figures in history, as in her collections, Ten Boys from History (1910), Ten American Girls from History(1917), Ten Boys from Dickens (1901), and Ten Girls from Dickens (1902).