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Sixty rhymes about personalities in American history, some witty, some humorous , some robust, all dramatising events ad drawing on the nation's past for background. This is true history taken lightly.
The subjects range from Cotton Mather to Captain Kidd, and the locale from New England and the clipper ships to the trail of Western wagons.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 15th 1987 by Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks (first published 1933)
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Melissa Mcavoy
A very useful book with 50 plus poems about individual famous Americans. (A couple explores of America are thrown in.) Written in 1933, a few of the poems are dated, but not as many as one might expect, and always in an way that would be interesting to discuss. Looking through the book is a history lesson, delivered in a painless, and often amusing way:

David Glasgow Farragut 1801-1870

"Damn the torpedoes!"
Bold Farragut said,
"Damn the torpedoes!
Full speed ahead!"

And, lashed to his rigging
With neve
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Stephy
Oct 10, 2008 Stephy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young Adult readers
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More Poetry! Word Biographies not in prose form. Fun, accurate, Steven Vincent Benet and his wife Rosemary, both noted writers and contributers to "The New Yorker" in it's prime, have collaborated to produce these nifty verses about such "Americans" as Christopher Columbus and Hernando de Soto to Clara Barton and Woodie Wilson. A delight at any time!
Alyse
Nov 30, 2010 Alyse added it
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This is a good book for students to learn more about the history of America.
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Sep 07, 2009 Susanna - Censored by GoodReads rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I memorized many a poem from this one, growing up.
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so enjoyed this book!
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Loved it. Short and fun.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Poems about famous Americans.
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