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Hero Tales from American History

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TO E. Y. R.

To you we owe the suggestion of writing this book. Its purpose, as you know better than any one else, is to tell in simple fashion the story of some Americans who showed that they knew how to live and how to die; who proved their truth by their endeavor; and who joined to the stern and manly qualities which are essential to the well-being of a masterful race th
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Published by Century Co. (first published January 1st 1996)
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M Halverson
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent compilation

Important men and events in our history in brief. concisely recalled reminders of great heroism and terrible sacrifice. A must read for all U.S. history buffs.
Robert
Nov 01, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history-us
Except for the fame of the authors, there is nothing particularly unusual about this book. Published in 1895, it is a collection of 26 patriotic tales intended to edify pre-adolescent boys. Written as such, they are easy to read, short in length, high in drama, and colored in black and white - each one a description of a courageous deed, a desperate struggle, a noble self-sacrifice - something to inspire emulation. All of Teddy Roosevelt's are of martial ardor, are full of blood and glory; Lodge ...more
Valerie J K
Tales of American heroes, primarily great military heroes and their stories. I'm definitely putting this on my sons' to-read list, I think they'll like it more than I did. Roosevelt and Lodge paint pictures of famous men like Washington and Lincoln, but also tell of lesser known heroes. I loved the quote, "America will cease to be a great nation whenever her young men cease to possess energy, daring, and endurance, as well as the wish and the power to fight the nation's foes." One thing that sto ...more
Thom Swennes
Beginning with the 1st President of the United States, George Washington and ending with the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, Hero Tales from American History gives a summery history of a few great Americans. The histories were written more to inspire patriotism than to relay real fact; the book paints the traditional American heroes in blinding colors. The book is interspersed with patriotic and inspirational poems by poets that had never seen the field of battle or heard the boom of cannon. I ...more
Sarah
I liked this collection of stories about great men from America's early years but did feel like it was a little propaganda-y. Although there were no stories about women I don't want to judge it by today's standards because it wasn't written for today, it was written to inspire young men in the late 19th century to do great things, and I'm fine with that. Plus TR - I mean come on, how could I not enjoy it?
Don Weidinger
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a worthy book to repeat. Cool Courage and Reckless Daring.
John Pendergraft
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. Several chapters nearly brought me to tears. Every school child should be made to read this book.
Adrienne Harris
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting

Easy read. Learned a lot about people who were hero's in American history. Many I hadn't heard of before. in
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