Fifty Famous People

Fifty Famous People

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Series: Red Line History Books
Genres: Biography, History Books, Non-Fiction
Publisher: e-Kitap Projesi & Cheapest Books
Publication Year: 2017
Format: (eBook + Printed)
Length: English, 5" x 8" (13 x 21 cm), 240 pages
ASIN: 1548289191
ISBN: 9786059496612
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ONE of the best things to be said of the stories in this volume is that, although they are not biographical, they are about real persons who actually lived and performed their parts in the great drama of the world's history. Some of these persons were more famous than others, yet all have left enduring "footprints on the sands of time" and their names will not cease to be remembered.

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About the Book

In each of the stories there is a basis of truth and an ethical lesson which cannot fail to have a wholesome influence; and each possesses elements of interest which, it is believed, will go far towards proving the fallibility of the doctrine that children find delight only in tales of the imaginative and unreal. The fact that there are a few more than fifty famous people mentioned in the volume may be credited to the author's wish to give good measure. 
 

SAVING THE BIRDS 

ONE day in spring four men were riding on horseback along a country road. These men were lawyers, and they were going to the next town to attend court. 

There had been a rain, and the ground was very soft. Water was dripping from the trees, and the grass was wet. 

The four lawyers rode along, one behind another; for the pathway was narrow, and the mud on each side of it was deep. They rode slowly, and talked and laughed and were very jolly.

As they were passing through a grove of small trees, they heard a great fluttering over their heads and a feeble chirping in the grass by the roadside. 

"Stith! stith! stith!" came from the leafy branches above them. 
"Cheep! cheep! cheep!" came from the wet grass. 
"What is the matter here?" asked the first lawyer, whose name was Speed. 

"Oh, it's only some old robins!" said the second lawyer, whose name was Hardin. "The storm has blown two of the little ones out of the nest. They are too young to fly, and the mother bird is making a great fuss about it." 

"What a pity! They'll die down there in the grass," said the third lawyer, whose name I forget. 
"Oh, well! They're nothing but birds," said Mr. Hardin. "Why should we bother?" 

"Yes, why should we?" said Mr. Speed. 
The three men, as they passed, looked down and saw the little birds fluttering in the cold, wet grass. They saw the mother robin flying about, and crying to her mate. 

Then they rode on, talking and laughing as before. In a few minutes they had forgotten about the birds. 

But the fourth lawyer, whose name was Abraham Lincoln, stopped. He got down from his horse and very gently took the little ones up in his big warm hands.

About the Author
James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1841 - 1925)
According to his biography in the Junior Book of Authors (1951), Baldwin, a native of Indiana and largely self-educated, began teaching at the age of 24. After several years he became superintendent of the graded schools in Indiana, a post he held for 18 years. The last 37 years of his life he worked with publishers, first with Harper and Brothers and later with the American Book Company. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others.
His influence was widely felt because at one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United States, over half had been written or edited by him. Unfortunately, his works are much less widely known today. So far as known, only some of his books are in print and published today.

Books:
Date Story Category
1882 The Story of Siegfried Legends
1883 The Story of Roland Legends
1887 A Story of the Golden Age of Greek Heroes Mythology
1895 Fairy Stories and Fables Readers
1895 Old Greek Stories Mythology
1896 Fifty Famous Stories Retold Collective Biography
1897 Four Great Americans Collective Biography
1903 The Wonder-Book of Horses Mythology
1904 Abraham Lincoln, A True Life ----
1905 Thirty More Famous Stories Retold Collective Biography
1905 Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children Adapted Literature
1907 An American Book of Golden Deeds Ethical Faith Stories
1910 Stories of Don Quixote Written A new for Children Fiction
1912 The Sampo Legends
1912 Fifty Famous People Collective Biography
1914 In My Youth Individual Biography

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