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The Child's Book of American Biography

Gelesen von Laura Victoria

(4,05 Sterne; 10 Bewertungen)

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) (4 hr 42 min)

Chapters

01 - Forward and George Washington

9:30

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02 - William Penn

8:37

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03 - John Paul Jones

11:25

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04 - John Singleton Copley

9:43

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05 - Benjamin Franklin

11:02

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06 - Louis Agassiz

9:16

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07 - Dorothea Lynde Dix

9:18

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08 - Ulysses Simpson Grant

14:19

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09 - Clara Barton

6:53

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10 - Abraham Lincoln

11:26

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11 - Robert Edward Lee

7:46

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12 - John James Audubon

8:53

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13 - Robert Fulton

10:42

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14 - George Peabody

9:19

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15 - Daniel Webster

8:43

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16 - Augustus St. Gaudens

10:17

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17 - Henry David Thoreau

9:21

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18 - Louisa May Alcott

6:47

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19 - Samuel Finley Breese Morse

10:37

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20 - William Hickling Prescott

10:23

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21 - Phillips Brooks

8:45

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22 - Samuel Clemens

8:09

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23 - Joe Jefferson

9:42

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24 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

8:00

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25 - James McNeill Whistler

11:56

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26 - Ralph Waldo Emerson

7:50

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27 - Jane Addams

8:15

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28 - Luther Burbank

7:52

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29 - Edward Alexander MacDowell

7:20

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30 - Thomas Alva Edison

10:27

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Bewertungen

just had to put it out there

(5 Sterne)

I can't believe some people think it so horrible that not enough women or minorities are present in an old children's history book, which is free in audiobook format... how about people give a fair review for what is actually in the book, and not their righteous ideas of what should be? I have no complaints with this book.

okay

(3 Sterne)

It's interesting the difference 100 years can make to an author's interpretation of who is an important historical figure. There were 30 biographies in this children's book, only four of them featured women, and none featured a person of non European heritage. While there was a broad range of contributions these individuals made, I think a modern biographer would place a different emphasis on who was important in American history and who wasn't. The biographies themselves were brief, focusing not just on the individual's achievements but on their childhood too. Today's children should find the writing readily accessible. Thanks to the narrator for a great read.