Eva March Tappan
EVA MARCH TAPPAN (1854 - 1930)

Tappan Hero Stories

Author: Eva March Tappan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston
Dates: 1909–1921

This series of collective biography books tell short life stories of many of the most prominent men in history. Old World Hero Stories tells the stories of many of the most prominent men in Ancient Greece and Rome, European Hero Stories and Heroes of the Middle Ages have several duplicate chapters, and follow the stories of the makers of Western Civilization from the fall of the Roman Empire until the Age of Napoleon. American Hero Stories focuses on the New World Heroes, and Heroes of Progress selects its heroes from the 19th century, or Age of Progress.

Each volume is illustrated with dozens of black and white portraits and reproductions. The life stories are written at an easy reading level, and are considered intermediate mainly because the summaries will make more sense to middle school students who are already familiar with a basic outline of history, than they will to a grammar student who has no idea of the context of the lives under study.

Old World Hero Stories   by E. M. Tappan   58 credits
The short biographies of important characters of ancient Greece and Rome given in this books are most appropriate for beginning students. They are best read in conjunction with introductory histories because the author can only provide limited context in the space available. Some of the subjects include Homer, Lycurgus, Solon, Xerxes, Pericles, Plato, Alexander, Cincinnatus, Hannibal, Caesar, Augustus, and many others.

European Hero Stories   by E. M. Tappan   116 credits
This collection of introductory biographies covers the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the age of Napoleon. Short stories of many of the foremost characters of Europe are given, including Clovis, Charlemagne, King Arthur, Alfred the Great, and William the Conqueror, Henry the Fowler, El Cid, Richard the Lion-hearted, Gutenberg, and dozens of others, that every child should recognize.

Heroes of the Middle Ages   by E. M. Tappan  
Recounts the stories of the most important movements in the history of Europe during the Middle Ages and acquaints the reader with the most important figures in those scenes. The figures are grouped into seven periods: The Barbarian Invasion, The Forming of the Germanic Nations, The Teutonic Invasions, The Rise of Nationalities, The Crusades, The Time of Progress and Discovery, and The Struggles of the Nations. In the tapestry which the author weaves may be traced the history of the rise and fall of the various nationalities and the circum-stances and mode of life of each.

American Hero Stories   by E. M. Tappan  


Heroes of Progress   by E. M. Tappan