Legendary American Biographies

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

These well-researched and balanced portraits highlight the struggles and achievements of exciting figures from America's past. Each book is a thorough and clearly written account of famous or infamous individual whose accomplishments have had a great impact on American history.

  • Biographies of men and women from America's past
  • Discusses each person's contributions and historical impact
  • Represents all eras of American history
  • Supports the History/Social Studies and English/Language Arts curricula
  • Spring 2015
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    Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell

    Scientist and Inventor

    Michael A. Schuman
    Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish immigrant whose interest in helping the hearing-impaired led him to become not only an influential and respected teacher of the deaf, but the inventor of the telephone...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6430-0
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    Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie

    Industrialist and Philanthropist

    Zachary Kent
    Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant who rose from humble roots to become one of the most powerful and wealthy businessmen in the United States, with a steel empire that dwarfed all its competitors...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6435-5
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    Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin

    Statesman and Inventor

    Leila Merrell Foster
    This book describes the life and contributions of the man who helped make France an ally of the American colonies to win the Revolutionary War. Franklin was also a leader in studying electricity, wrote POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC, and served as a member of the Constitutional Convention...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6445-4
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    Buffalo Bill Cody

    Buffalo Bill Cody

    Legend of the Wild West

    Karen Bornemann Spies
    The life of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody is part of the legend of the American West. This book traces his life from his youth in Kansas, through his careers as a Pony Express rider and military scout, to his creation of the traveling Wild West show...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6450-8
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    Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone

    American Pioneer and Frontiersman

    Pat McCarthy
    Author Pat McCarthy explores the fascinating life of the man who blazed trails, built towns, and learned the ways of the American Indians well enough to be adopted as one of them. Showing the many myths and legends that have developed about Daniel Boone throughout history, McCarthy helps separate fact from fiction in the life of the great early American pioneer who is best known for having opened the Wilderness Road to the West...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6455-3
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    Jane Addams

    Jane Addams

    Social Worker and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    Bonnie Carman Harvey
    Jane Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize as a result of her involvement with the world peace movement in the early twentieth century. Highlighting Addams's lifelong determination to use her life productively and to help those less fortunate than herself, this book shows how Addams put her education and experiences to work in establishing Chicago's Hull House, one of the first settlement houses in the United States, where she ran programs to assist the urban poor on a daily basis...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6460-7
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