This series of American biographies was edited by James Baldwin, of the American Book Company, a prominent editor of children's books in the early twentieth century. Each volume features the life stories of four prominent Americans written at an upper grammar or middle school level. In order to appeal to young readers, most of the biographies spend a considerable amount of time on the formative years of their subjects, and explain their accomplishments in terms that are of interest to a young audience.
Other volumes not included in our database are Four American Poets (Cody), Four American Writers (Cody), Four American Naval Heroes (Beebe), Four American Explorers (Kingsley), Great American Educators (Winship).
|Four Great Americans by James Baldwin 74 credits
Elementary level biographies of four prominent American statesmen: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, and Abraham Lincoln. The author emphasizes their childhoods and early careers rather than their political achievements in order to hold the interest of young children.
|Four American Patriots by Alma H. Burton 81 credits
Stories of four famous Americans. These well-developed biographies include the stories of Patrick Henry, the first governor of Virginia; Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury; Andrew Jackson, Indian fighter and seventh president; and Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War Hero and eighteenth president.
|Four American Indians by Frances Perry 98 credits
Short and sympathetic biographies of four of the most prominent Indian chiefs in American History are provided in a single text. Each of the four subjects, including King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, and Osceola, were talented leaders who organized diverse tribes to fight against the encroachments of the white man.
|Four American Inventors by Frances Perry 83 credits
Four short biographies of some of the most important inventors in American history, are provided in a single volume. The subjects include Fulton (steam-boat), Whitney (cotton-gin), Morse (telegraph), and Edison (all sorts of stuff). Attention is given not only to the lives of the subjects, but also to the importance of their inventions in American history.
|Four American Pioneers by Frances Perry 0 credits