Hero Tales from History
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Hero Tales from History

By Smith Burnham
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Table of Contents
  • HERO TALES FROM HISTORY
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • MIGHTY MEN OF LONG AGO
    • MOSES, THE GREATEST LAW-GIVER, AND THE MEEKEST MAN
    • DAVID, THE GIANT-KILLER KING
    • HOMER, THE HERO POET OF ANCIENT GREECE
    • SOCRATES, THE “GRAND OLD MAN” OF GREECE
    • ALEXANDER, THE BOY WHO CONQUERED THE WORLD
    • FOUR FAMILIAR SAYINGS OF JULIUS CÆSAR
  • HEROES OF THE MIDDLE AGES
    • THE CHRISTMAS CROWNING OF CHARLEMAGNE
    • ALFRED, THE GREATEST OF THE SAXON KINGS
    • HOW WILLIAM OF NORMANDY CONQUERED A KINGDOM
    • LION-HEARTED RICHARD AND WOLF-HEARTED JOHN
    • JOAN OF ARC AND THE LILIES OF FRANCE
  • FOUR LEADERS IN THE OLD WORLD
    • SHAKESPEARE, THE GREATEST MAKER OF PLAYS
    • HOW CROMWELL CHANGED PLACES WITH THE KING
    • NAPOLEON, THE CORSICAN BOY WHO RULED EUROPE
    • NELSON, THE HERO OF TRAFALGAR
  • DISCOVERERS AND EXPLORERS
    • COLUMBUS, THE MAP-MAKER WHO FOUND A NEW WORLD
    • MAGELLAN, THE MAN OF THE STRAITS
    • CORTES, THE CONQUEROR
    • DE SOTO, A GOLD HUNTER IN SOUTHERN SWAMPS
    • SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, ENGLAND’S FIRST GREAT SAILOR
    • SIR WALTER RALEIGH, THE FAVORITE OF GOOD QUEEN BESS
    • HENRY HUDSON, THE MAN WHO PUT HIMSELF ON THE MAP
    • LA SALLE AND THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI
    • LIVINGSTONE, THE WHITE MAN OF THE DARK CONTINENT
    • PEARY, A HERO OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH
  • COLONISTS AND PIONEERS
    • JOHN SMITH, THE CAPTAIN OF MANY ADVENTURES
    • CHAMPLAIN, THE FATHER OF NEW FRANCE
    • MYLES STANDISH, THE BRAVE LITTLE CAPTAIN OF PLYMOUTH
    • JOHN WINTHROP, A PURITAN MAKER OF MASSACHUSETTS
    • ROGER WILLIAMS, A MINISTER WHO LIVED THE GOLDEN RULE
    • LORD BALTIMORE, CALVERT AND CLAIBORNE, THE THREE FATHERS OF MARYLAND
    • WILLIAM PENN, THE FOUNDER OF PENNSYLVANIA
  • PATRIOTS OF THE REVOLUTION
    • PATRICK HENRY, THE “FIREBRAND OF THE REVOLUTION”
    • NATHAN HALE, WHO SPOKE THE BRAVEST WORDS IN HISTORY
    • LAFAYETTE, THE BOY HERO OF TWO WORLDS
    • THE IMMORTAL REPLY OF JOHN PAUL JONES
    • GENERAL MARION, THE CAROLINA “SWAMP FOX”
  • WINNERS OF THE WEST
    • WOLFE AND MONTCALM, THE RIVAL HEROES OF QUEBEC
    • DANIEL BOONE, THE GREAT INDIAN FIGHTER OF KENTUCKY
    • GEORGE ROGERS CLARK, THE YOUNG HERO WITH A GREAT IDEA
    • LEWIS AND CLARK, TWO ADVENTURERS IN THE FAR WEST
    • DAVY CROCKETT, THE HERO OF THE ALAMO
  • FAMOUS INVENTORS
    • HOW ELI WHITNEY MADE COTTON KING
    • “FULTON’S FOLLY”
    • HOW MORSE SENT LETTERS BY LIGHTNING
    • CYRUS H. M’CORMICK AND THE STORY OF THE REAPER
    • ELIAS HOWE AND HIS SEWING MACHINE
    • EDISON, THE WIZARD OF MANY INVENTIONS
  • THE GREATEST AMERICANS
    • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, THE BOY WHO WAS DILIGENT IN BUSINESS
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HIS MOTHER
    • ALEXANDER HAMILTON, THE ORPHAN BOY FROM THE WEST INDIES
    • THOMAS JEFFERSON, THE FATHER OF DEMOCRACY
    • ANDREW JACKSON, AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR HERO
    • WEBSTER, CLAY, CALHOUN, THREE GREAT CHAMPIONS IN CONGRESS
    • THE KIND HEART OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
    • ULYSSES S. GRANT, THE GENERAL WHO HATED WAR
    • THE NOBLE SOUL OF ROBERT E. LEE
    • DAVY FARRAGUT, THE HERO OF MOBILE BAY
    • THE STRENUOUS LIFE OF ROOSEVELT
    • CLARA BARTON, “THE ANGEL OF THE BATTLEFIELD”
    • HENRY W. LONGFELLOW, THE AMERICAN CHILDREN’S POET
  • INDEX
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