Eddie Rickenbacker

Author: Kathryn Sisson
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458775526
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Other titles in the Young Patriots series include Amelia Earhart, Young Air Pioneer (1882859022, 1882859049), Juliette Low, Girl Scout Founder (1882859081, 188285909X), and James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet (1882859111, 1882859103) a Each book [in the Young Patriots series] allows a child to understand that children aren't so different from one another and that they can grow up to do amazing things. This series portrays ideal role models from a child's perspective.a a "Bob Spear, Heartland Reviews World War I flying ace, winner of the Medal of Honor, and racecar driver Eddie Rickenbacker was an adventurous boy who first attempted flight by riding his bicycle off the roof while holding an umbrella. The son of Swiss immigrants, young Eddie grew up in the Midwest in the early 20th century. He worked hard to help support his family, but found time to build a a pushmobile, a experience a thrilling ride in a horseless carriage, and come face-to-face with a moving train. Young readers will gasp as he rides a runaway mining cart that jumps the tracks and cheer at Eddie's first auto racing victory. Included are fun facts about Eddie Rickenbacker's life and the America he grew up in.

John Hancock

Author: Kathryn Cleven Sisson
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458785319
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The life of John Hancock, contemporary of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere and first to sign the Declaration of Independence is featured in this volume of the Young Patriots series. Detailing Hancock's early years, it focuses on his relationship with boyhood friend John Adams and his academic struggles with what he would later become most famous for - his writings. Hancock's famous achievements later in life are also chronicled, from attending the Boston Tea Party to becoming president of the Continental Congress. The entirety of his life is colorfully illustrated with renderings that convey the drama of the birth of the United States.

Juliette Low Girl Scout Founder

Author: Helen Boyd Higgins
Publisher: Patria PressInc
ISBN: 9781882859085
Size: 31.13 MB
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Provides a fictional account of the childhood of the woman responsible for the founding of the Girl Scouts of America.

Alexander Hamilton Young Statesman

Author: Helen Boyd Higgins
Publisher: Patria PressInc
ISBN: 1882859618
Size: 35.24 MB
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Provides a fictional account of the childhood of the man who would become the first Secretary of the Treasury, as he enjoys peaceful days with his books and pet parrot on Caribbean islands, dreaming of one day attending college in the American Colonies.

Amelia Earhart

Author: Jane Moore Howe
Publisher: Patria PressInc
ISBN: 1882859022
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Describes the female pilot's childhood fascination with airplanes and interest in flying lessons before she became the first pilot to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.

George Rogers Clark

Author: Katharine E. Wilkie
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458775313
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Part of the Young Patriots series, which includes Amelia Earhart, Young Air Pioneer (1882859049), Juliette Low, Girl Scout Founder (188285909X), and William Henry Harrison, Young Tippecanoe (1882859073) a Hook kids on history with the Young Patriots series!a a "Learning Magazine This biography details the childhood adventures of George Rogers Clark, the older brother of William Clark of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. George was a courageous explorer and Revolutionary War hero whose bravery and leadership helped win the Battle of Vincennes, saving what would become Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin from British occupation. George's boyhood curiosity and zest for exploration are described, including his adventures while camping, riding horses, and playing with his childhood friend Thomas Jefferson. Young explorers follow George into the woods, where he rescues a baby raccoon, outwits a hapless thief, saves a money bag, and hunts his first deer. Special features include a summary of Clark's adult accomplishments, fun facts detailing little-known tidbits of information about Clark, and a timeline.

Enduring Courage Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker And The Dawn Of The Age Of Speed

Author: John F. Ross
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250033780
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The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying ace At the turn of the twentieth century two new technologies—the car and airplane—took the nation's imagination by storm as they burst, like comets, into American life. The brave souls that leaped into these dangerous contraptions and pushed them to unexplored extremes became new American heroes: the race car driver and the flying ace. No individual did more to create and intensify these raw new roles than the tall, gangly Eddie Rickenbacker, who defied death over and over with such courage and pluck that a generation of Americans came to know his face better than the president's. The son of poor, German-speaking Swiss immigrants in Columbus, Ohio, Rickenbacker overcame the specter of his father's violent death, a debilitating handicap, and, later, accusations of being a German spy, to become the American military ace of aces in World War I and a Medal of Honor recipient. He and his high-spirited, all-too-short-lived pilot comrades, created a new kind of aviation warfare, as they pushed their machines to the edge of destruction—and often over it—without parachutes, radios, or radar. Enduring Courage is the electrifying story of the beginning of America's love affair with speed—and how one man above all the rest showed a nation the way forward. No simple daredevil, he was an innovator on the racetrack, a skilled aerial dualist and squadron commander, and founder of Eastern Air Lines. Decades after his heroics against the Red Baron's Flying Circus, he again showed a war-weary nation what it took to survive against nearly insurmountable odds when he and seven others endured a harrowing three-week ordeal adrift without food or water in the Pacific during World War II. For the first time, Enduring Courage peels back the layers of hero to reveal the man himself. With impeccable research and a gripping narrative, John F. Ross tells the unforgettable story of a man who pushed the limits of speed, endurance and courage and emerged as an American legend.

Abner Doubleday

Author: Montrew Dunham
Publisher: Patria PressInc
ISBN: 1882859499
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Meet Abner Doubleday, the boy who loved baseball but grew up to become a famous Civil War general. He is also believed to be the inventor baseball.

Mahalia Jackson

Author: Montrew Dunham
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458775305
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Part of the Young Patriots series, which includes Amelia Earhart, Young Air Pioneer (1882859022, 1882859049), William Henry Harrison, Young Tippecanoe (1882859030, 1882859073), and Lew Wallace, Boy Writer (1882859057, 1882859065) a [The Young Patriots series] . . . is an outstanding contribution to children's literature. Patria Press has successfully reintroduced America's past with this fine series for children.a a "The Review Zone a Haleya Jackson grew up in poverty on the levees of New Orleans, hunting alligators along the Mississippi River for food and gathering driftwood for fuel with her brother Peter. But every Sunday, when her father preached at the Baptist Church, young Mahalia sang proudly in the choira "the youngest member at age five! Lively illustrations and engaging text pull young readers into the world in which Mahalia Jackson grew up. Whether constructing her doll's braid from blades of grass, stuffing a cornhusk mattress, or adjusting to life in her Aunt Duke's home after her mother died, young Mahalia displayed the persistence and courage that foreshadowed the civil rights champion and world-famous gospel singer she would become. Working as a maid and a laundress, she always found the time for her passiona "singing her special brand of music known as gospel in churches. She met the challenge of being black in what was largely a white entertainment world, overcoming poverty and prejudice and pioneering the way for all aspiring African Americans who succeeded her. Singing for royalty, presidents, and working closely with her friend Martin Luther King, Haley never forgot her early days on the levee and she found special joy encouraging young African Americans to follow their ambitions.