Historical Tales, Vol I: American I


Read by Kalynda

(4.4 stars; 15 reviews)

Volume I of a series containing anecdotes and stories, some well-known, others less so, of particular countries. This first volume comprises the discovery, colonization, founding, and early years of the United States of America, describing history for children and young adults in an exiting and novel manner. (Summary by Kalynda) (8 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:38 Read by Kalynda
Vineland and the Vikings 29:43 Read by Kalynda
Frobisher and the Northwest Passage 12:58 Read by Kalynda
Champlain and the Iroquois 29:19 Read by Kalynda
Sir William Phips and the Silver-ship 24:42 Read by Kalynda
Story of the Regicides 16:39 Read by Kalynda
How the Charter was Saved 15:51 Read by Kalynda
How Franklin Came to Philadelphia 13:24 Read by Kalynda
Perils of the Wilderness 21:45 Read by Kalynda
Some Adventures of Major Putnam 25:38 Read by Kalynda
Gallant Defense 15:10 Read by Kalynda
Daniel Boone, the Pioneer of Kentucky 28:16 Read by Kalynda
Paul Revere's Ride 20:09 Read by Kalynda
Green Mountain Boys 11:39 Read by Kalynda
British at New York 13:20 Read by Kalynda
Quakeress Patriot 8:37 Read by Kalynda
Siege of Fort Schuyler 24:00 Read by Kalynda
On the Track of a Traitor 17:24 Read by Kalynda
Marion, the Swamp Fox 19:19 Read by Kalynda
Fate of the Philadelphia 18:10 Read by Kalynda
Victim of a Traitor 14:56 Read by Kalynda
How the Electric Telegraph was Invented 22:04 Read by Kalynda
Monitor and the Merrimac 14:11 Read by Kalynda
Stealing a Locomotive 18:43 Read by Kalynda
Escape from Libby Prison 22:20 Read by Kalynda
Sinking of the Albemarle 19:11 Read by Kalynda
Alaska-Gold, Furs, and Fishes 15:41 Read by Kalynda
How Hawaii Lost its Queen 20:37 Read by Kalynda

Reviews

Interesting, but perhaps because I'm not an American?


(4 stars)

Perhaps half a star less if you are an American and therefore are familiar with many of these stories. Well read. "How Hawaii Lost Its Queen" comes from a historically interesting angle, in that it sees the invasion of Hawaii as entirely justified and basically the fault of the last Queen. Now, that's not how we'd read it today, I imagine, but its interesting to see the ideology behind it, and how Americans justified it to themselves at the time.


(5 stars)

Enchanting reader, supports the narrative !