Would you like to have met Abraham Lincoln and had a discussion about his life and career? Can you imagine what George Washington would have said if he was interviewed about his achievements? Would you like to explore how Amelia Earhart, the famous aviation pioneer, broke many speed and travel records and so inspired people around the world? Experience these and other outstanding stories in Amazing Americans and be inspired by some of the amazing people who helped shape the United States.
The life stories of characters including Thomas Edison, Madam C. J. Walker, Mark Twain, Percy Julian, Ben Franklin and Harriet Tubman come alive in a unique way through BioViews®. A BioView® is a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These unique stories provide an easy way to learn about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.
©2010 Charles Margerison (P)2010 Hachette
Put together by a third grader? They seem to put a liberal socialist twist on each person. Even poor Abe Lincoln seems to get shot because of his views on gun control.
This is a book about very fascinating person, but the book was not very fascinating. It could be useful for very young pupils to learn about these people. For the grown up listener it gives you the basic information in a very abridged, rather soulless way. I did not like that every entry was in the 'I' form, like it was written by the person himself. Perhaps a good trick if you will capture the attention of young listeners, but I surely did not like to be patronized like this.The only positive result of listening to a book like this, is that you might be encouraged to listen to a real biography.
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