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True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans Grace and Truth Books
  • ISBN: 978-1584740193
  • Binding: Clothbound
  • Page Count: 248
  • Publisher: Lamplighter Rare Collectors

True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans

$25.00 $21.50

We can read the facts about our forefathers in any history text, but this book gives insight into the personalities and families that helped shape the men and women who built our great nation. It’s a great addition for anyone who would like to hear the stories of our great heroes from a more personal slant.

First published in 1898, this single volume is packed with seldom-heard incidents from the lives of 22 great American role models. It depicts their natures and habits as young people, and relates scores of incidents of their childhood days, trials and difficulties, and how they came to be great and famous. Every boy or girl who reads this inspiring volume will want to get out and do something significant in the world. Enjoy the real-life stories of those seen at the bottom of this page (scroll down to bottom left):

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True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans

From a Christian Perspective

We can read the facts about our forefathers in any history text.  This book gives insight into the personalities and families that helped shape the men and women who built our great nation. True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans is a great addition for anyone who would like to hear the stories of our great heroes from a more personal slant.

First published in 1898, this single volume is packed with seldom-heard incidents from the lives of 22 great American role models. It depicts their natures and habits as young people, and relates scores of incidents of their childhood days, trials and difficulties, and how they came to be great and famous. Every boy or girl who reads this inspiring volume will want to get out and do something significant in the world. Enjoy the real-life stories of:

  • American scientist Booker T. Washington
  • Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie
  • English Bible scholar John Kitto
  • English artist Josiah Wedgewood
  • Welsh-born professor Henry Jones
  • American naturalist John Muir
  • English sculptor Francis Chantray
  • Inventor Thomas Edison
  • Mary Ball
  • Dolly Madison
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • President Garfield
  • President Lincoln
  • General Robert E. Lee — and more

Includes many seldom-heard stories that reveal important character qualities of countless important Americans.

Reader Reviews

“Good selection of biographies of interest to young children, scattered with fascinating tidbits about these people! Would work well with family reading time, reading to or listening to the child read. Includes very thought provoking questions at the end of each biography, with scripture references!” — Marguerite Gravlee of Valdosta, Georgia

Table of Contents for True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans

  1. Father of His Country (George Washington)
  2. First Captain in the United States Navy (John Paul Jones)
  3. Candlemaker’s Son Who Made a Great Discovery (Benjamin Franklin)
  4. Famous Orator of the Revolution (Patrick Henry)
  5. Preserver of the Union (Abraham Lincoln)
  6. Brave Soldier and General (Robert E. Lee)
  7. Soldier, Statesman, and Third Martyr President (William McKinley)
  8. America’s Youngest President (Theodore Roosevelt)
  9. Builder of the First Successful Steamboat (Robert Fulton)
  10. America’s First Great Philanthropist (George Peabody)
  11. Second Martyr President (James A. Garfield)
  12. Man Who Laid the Atlantic Cable (Cyrus W. Field)
  13. Greatest Electrician in the World (Thomas Edison)
  14. Hero of Manila Bay (George Dewey)
  15. Hero of the Merrimac (Richmond Pearson Hobson)
  16. Mother of George Washington (Mary Ball)
  17. America’s Most Gracious Social Queen (Dolly Madison)
  18. Noble Girl, Teacher, and Writer (Louisa May Alcott)
  19. Freedom’s Friend (Lucretia Mott)
  20. Noble Mother of President Garfield (Eliza Ballou)
  21. Great Lecturer and Reformer (Mary Livermore)
  22. Angel of Temperance (Frances Willard)
  23. Mother of President McKinley (Nancy Allison)
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