The American Story

The American Story

100 True Tales From American History / by Jennifer Armstrong ; Illustrated by Roger Roth

Book - 2006
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American history comes alive in these 100 true stories that define our country.

This magnificent treasury tells the story of America through 100 true tales. Some are tales of triumph--the midnight ride of Paul Revere, the Wright brothers taking to the air, Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. Some are tales of tragedy--the fate of the Donner Party, the great fire in Chicago, the eruption of Mount Saint Helens.

There are stories of inventors and athletes and abolitionists and artists. Stories about struggling for freedom--again and again, in so many ways.

With full-color illustrations on nearly every page and short, exciting stories, this book is perfect for browsing by the entire family. Notes at the end of each story direct readers to related stories. And a guide to thematic story arcs offers readers (and teachers) an easy way to follow their particular interests throughout the book. A treasure trove of a book that belongs in every home!

"This lively and engaging collection of stories recounting American history is a wonderful gift not only to the children of this country but also their parents. I can't wait to share it with my grandchildren." --Tom Brokaw
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375812569
Branch Call Number: J973 OVERSIZE
Characteristics: 358 pages :,color illustrations, color maps ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Roth, Roger


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Apr 10, 2016

Great idea for a book, but the content is a bit weak/inaccurate in places.

Armstrong has chosen 100 stories, each one the portrait of an event or a person from American history, that together tell the story of our country. From the familiar—the Pilgrims, Ben Franklin, the Gold Rush—to the unfamiliar—the Cucaracha slide, the great Molasses flood, the newsboy strike—these stories connect to one another to provide a fresh look at history. Illustrated with full-color drawings.

LMcShaneCLE May 07, 2013

Great book to have in every home with lessons to be reminded every day.


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Oct 07, 2017

streamthis0 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 12


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