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America First—100 Stories from Our History by  Lawton B. Evans

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America First
by Lawton B. Evans
Collection of one hundred action-packed stories, covering the range of American history, from the first visit of Leif the Lucky to the exploits of Sergeant York in World War I. In relating the long, thrilling story of the trials and triumphs of the pioneers and patriots, the author aims to gratify the love of children for the dramatic and picturesque, to satisfy them with stories that are true, and to make them familiar with the great characters in the history of their own country.  Ages 8-12
450 pages $18.95   

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Leif, the Lucky
How the Spaniards Conquered Mexico
The Conquest of Peru
The Fountain of Youth
De Soto Discovers the Mississippi
Sir Walter Raleigh
The Lost Colony of Roanoke
Some Adventures of John Smith
More Adventures of John Smith
Persecutions of the Pilgrims and Puritans
The Adventures of Miles Standish
Building a Canoe
The Flight of Roger Williams
Old Silver Leg
William Penn and the Quakers
The Charter Oak
Bloody Marsh
The Saving of Hadley
Sir William Phips and the Treasure Ship
Hannah Dustin
Israel Putnam Captures the Wolf
A Young Surveyor
The Adventures of Young Washington
How the Indians Treated Major Putnam
How Detroit Was Saved
The Story of Acadia
Blackbeard, the Pirate
The Adventures of Daniel Boone
Sunday in the Colonies
The Salem Witches
Traveling by Stage-coach
King George and the Colonies
Patrick Henry and the Parson's Cause
Paul Revere's Ride
The Green Mountain Boys
The Father of His Country
Nathan Hale
The Bravery of Elizabeth Zane
Capturing the Hessians
How Lafayette Came to America
The Patriotism of Lydia Darrah
Captain Molly Pitcher
Marion, the Swamp Fox
Outwitting a Tory
Supporting the Colors
Nancy Hart, the War Woman of Georgia
Mad Anthony Captures Stony Point
The Execution of Major Andre
How General Schuyler Was Saved
An Indian Trick That Failed
How the Northwest Was Won
Benjamin Franklin
Nolichucky Jack
Eli Whitney Invents the Cotton Gin
Thomas Jefferson
The Burning of the Philadelphia
The Expedition of Lewis and Clark
Colter's Race for Life
Pike Explores the Arkansas Valley
How the Pumpkins Saved the Family
Old Ironsides
The Star-Spangled Banner
Traveling by the Canal
Lafayette's Return to America
Osceola, the Seminole Chief
An Early Journey by Railroad
Old Hickory
Daniel Webster
Henry Clay
Christmas on the Plantation
John C. Calhoun
The Heroes of the Alamo
Sam Houston Wins Freedom for Texas
The Invention of the Electric Telegraph
The Discovery of Gold in California
Crossing the Continent
The Pony Express
The Boy Who Saved a Village
The Rescue of Jerry
Abraham Lincoln
Robert E. Lee
Stonewall Jackson
Stealing a Locomotive
Sam Davis
An Escape from Prison
Running the Blockade
Through the Heart of the South
The Surrender of General Lee
Laying the Atlantic Cable
The Story of the Telephone
Thomas A. Edison, the Great Inventor
Clara Barton and the Red Cross
Hobson and the Merrimac
Dewey at Manila Bay
Conquering the Yellow Fever
The Sinking of the Lusitania
The Last Race of Private Treptow
Frank Luke, Jr., Aviator
The Exploits of Sergeant York

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