Americans—The Spirit of a Nation

Age Level: 10–up  Grade Level: 5–up

Each book is an overview of the life of an American who captured the spirit of the nation. Spanning most of American history, these biographies will be helpful not only for research and reports, but also for the casual reader.

  • Good stories of Americans who captured the spirit of the nation
  • Exciting topics for research and reports
  • Spans eighteenth through early twentieth centuries
  • Supports the History/Social Studies curriculum
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 128pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white illustrations
  • Contains a timeline, chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2008
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Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid

"It Was a Game of Two and I Got There First"

Paul B. Thompson
"Who is it? Who is it?" Billy the Kid shouted in the dark room. Sheriff Pat Garrett, looming in the shadows, did not respond, but fired his gun at the voice. A bright flash lit up the room. After the commotion, a light went on to reveal Billy the Kid dead on the floor...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3480-8
Binding: Library Ed.
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Clara Barton

Clara Barton

"Face Danger, But Never Fear It"

Don Nardo
During the bloodiest battle on American soil at Antietam Creek, Clara Barton worked tirelessly in the midst of chaos bandaging wounds and giving soldiers water. Although soldiers found it unusual to have a woman on the frontlines, they appreciated her hard work and kindness...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3024-4
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Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison

"The Enemy Cannot Frighten a Free People"

Zachary Kent
As British soldiers marched toward Washington, D.C. on August 24, 1814, Dolley Madison bravely stayed at the White House waiting for her husband, President James Madison. Most residents had fled the city, but Dolley had to save important documents and valuables from the White House, including the famous painting of George Washington...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3356-6
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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

"Deep Into That Darkness Peering"

Jeff Burlingame
Despite Edgar Allan Poe’s brilliant career as a poet and short-story writer, he constantly battled poverty, alcoholism, and family problems. His famous poem “The Raven” brought him acclaim during his life, but his legacy as the father of detective and horror stories would not come until after his mysterious death...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3020-6
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"Woman Knows the Cost of Life"

Deborah Kent
In 1848, on a sweltering July day in the small town of Seneca Falls, New York, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her fellow supporters would make history. They staged the first ever women’s rights convention...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3357-3
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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

"Truth Is of No Color"

Michael A. Schuman
In September 1838, Frederick Douglass jumped aboard a train leaving Baltimore. He faced a long and dangerous journey as a runaway slave, but Douglass believed freedom was worth the risk. When he reached New York City, Douglass basked in his newfound freedom...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3025-1
Binding: Library Ed.
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