Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Heroes of Progress: Stories of Successful Americans/Google books

Heroes of Progress: Stories of Successful Americans
By Eva March Tappan
Published by Houghton Mifflin company, 1921
263 pages

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Begin reading here.


John James Audubon, Lover and Student of Birds i

Mark Hopkins, President of Williams College . . . .11

Cyrus H. McCoRM1CK, Inventor of the Reaper .... 20

Charles Goodyear, a Man who Persevered .... 30

William T. G.morton, Master of Pain 39

Elias Howe, Inventor of the Sewing-Machine .... 47

Maria Mitchell, Astronomer and Teacher 54

Henry Oscar Houghton, Printer and Publisher . . .61

Cyrus W. Field, the Manwho Laid the Atlantic Cable. . .71

Jean Lou1s Rodolphe Agassiz, Beloved Teacher of Science . 79

Julia Ward Howe, Author of the "Battle Hymn of the Repub-

lic" 91

George Thorndike Angell, Knight of Kindness to Animals 97

Luther Burbank, Plant-Breeder 106

Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the Telephone . .115

John Wanamaker, Founder of the Departme.nl Store . . .122

Frances E. Willard, Temperance Reformer 132

Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross . . . 140

Booker T. Washington, Founder of Tuskegee Institute . . 147

Augustus Saint-gaudens, Greatest American Sculptor . .157

James Jerome Hill, Builder of Railroads 168

John Muir, the Man who Loved Trees and Mountains . .179

Theodore Thomas, the Man who Taught us to Love Music . 189

Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor 199

Edwin Austin Abbey, Illustrator and Painter .... 208

Samuel Pierpont Langley, Inventor of the First Heavier-than-

Air Flying Machine 217

Andrew Carnegie, the Man who Would not Die Rich . . 228

William Crawford Gorgas, who Made the Canal Zone

Safe 237

Robert E. Peary, Discoverer of the North Pole .... 245

George Washington Goethals, Builder of the Panama Canal 254

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