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The Child's Book of American Biography

The Child's Book of American Biography by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
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In every country there have been certain men and women whose busy lives have made the world better or wiser. The names of such are heard so often that every child should know a few facts about them. It is hoped the very short stories told here may make boys and girls eager to learn more about these famous people. (from the Forward of the text)

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THE CHILD'S BOOK OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY

by

MARY STOYELL STIMPSON

Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill

[Illustration: He rode beside the coach on a chestnut horse.

FRONTISPIECE. See Page 6. ]

[Decoration]

Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1924

Copyright, 1915, By Little, Brown, and Company. All rights reserved

Set up and electrotyped by J. S. Cushing Co., Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

FOREWORD

In every country there have been certain men and women whose busy lives have made the world better or wiser. The names of such are heard so often that every child should know a few facts about them. It is hoped the very short stories told here may make boys and girls eager to learn more about these famous people.

CONTENTS

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GEORGE WASHINGTON 1

WILLIAM PENN 9

JOHN PAUL JONES 17

JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY 27

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 36

LOUIS AGASSIZ 46

DOROTHEA LYNDE DIX 54

ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT 62

CLARA BARTON 75

ABRAHAM LINCOLN 81

ROBERT EDWARD LEE 91

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON 98

ROBERT FULTON 106

GEORGE PEABODY 116

DANIEL WEBSTER 124

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Reviewer: - February 6, 2014
Subject: American History
My 5-yr-old loves this!


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