America First

by Lawton B. Evans

Description: 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.

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Ages:  8-12
Length:  450 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2007
ISBN:  978-1-59915-209-7
Genres:  History, American History

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Table of Contents

1. Leif, the Lucky

2. How the Spaniards Conquered Mexico

3. The Conquest of Peru

4. The Fountain of Youth

5. De Soto Discovers the Mississippi

6. Sir Walter Raleigh

7. The Lost Colony of Roanoke

8. Some Adventures of John Smith

9. More Adventures of John Smith

10. Persecutions of the Pilgrims and Puritans

11. The Adventures of Miles Standish

12. Building a Canoe

13. The Flight of Roger Williams

14. Old Silver Leg

15. William Penn and the Quakers

16. The Charter Oak

17. Bloody Marsh

18. The Saving of Hadley

19. Sir William Phips and the Treasure Ship

20. Hannah Dustin

21. Israel Putnam Captures the Wolf

22. A Young Surveyor

23. The Adventures of Young Washington

24. How the Indians Treated Major Putnam

25. How Detroit Was Saved

26. The Story of Acadia

27. Blackbeard, the Pirate

28. The Adventures of Daniel Boone

29. Sunday in the Colonies

30. The Salem Witches

31. Traveling by Stage-coach

32. King George and the Colonies

33. Patrick Henry and the Parson's Cause

34. Paul Revere's Ride

35. The Green Mountain Boys

36. The Father of His Country

37. Nathan Hale

38. The Bravery of Elizabeth Zane

39. Capturing the Hessians

40. How Lafayette Came to America

41. The Patriotism of Lydia Darrah

42. Captain Molly Pitcher

43. Marion, the Swamp Fox

44. Outwitting a Tory

45. Supporting the Colors

46. Nancy Hart, the War Woman of Georgia

47. Mad Anthony Captures Stony Point

48. The Execution of Major Andre

49. How General Schuyler Was Saved

50. An Indian Trick That Failed

51. How the Northwest Was Won

52. Benjamin Franklin

53. Nolichucky Jack

54. Eli Whitney Invents the Cotton Gin

55. Thomas Jefferson

56. The Burning of the Philadelphia

57. The Expedition of Lewis and Clark

58. Colter's Race for Life

59. Pike Explores the Arkansas Valley

60. How the Pumpkins Saved the Family

61. Old Ironsides

62. Tecumseh

63. The Star-Spangled Banner

64. Traveling by the Canal

65. Lafayette's Return to America

66. Osceola, the Seminole Chief

67. An Early Journey by Railroad

68. Old Hickory

69. Daniel Webster

70. Henry Clay

71. Christmas on the Plantation

72. John C. Calhoun

73. The Heroes of the Alamo

74. Sam Houston Wins Freedom for Texas

75. The Invention of the Electric Telegraph

76. The Discovery of Gold in California

77. Crossing the Continent

78. The Pony Express

79. The Boy Who Saved a Village

80. The Rescue of Jerry

81. Abraham Lincoln

82. Robert E. Lee

83. Stonewall Jackson

84. Stealing a Locomotive

85. Sam Davis

86. An Escape from Prison

87. Running the Blockade

88. Through the Heart of the South

89. The Surrender of General Lee

90. Laying the Atlantic Cable

91. The Story of the Telephone

92. Thomas A. Edison, the Great Inventor

93. Clara Barton and the Red Cross

94. Hobson and the Merrimac

95. Dewey at Manila Bay

96. Conquering the Yellow Fever

97. The Sinking of the Lusitania

98. The Last Race of Private Treptow

99. Frank Luke, Jr., Aviator

100. The Exploits of Sergeant York

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