Lives Of Eminent Individuals (volume 1); Celebrated In American History

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839. Excerpt: ... ADVERTISEMENT. It is the intention of the Publishers of The School Library, to furnish to its readers, in the department of Biography, an account of some of the most prominent individuals who have figured in the history of our natal land, from the days of the early voyagers to America, down to our own times. The field opened to them, in this department, abounds in rich, rare, and varied materials; which, wrought into proper form, cannot fail to prove both interesting and profitable. It is, of course, impossible, in a series like The Library, which is intended to embrace works in every department of Science and Literature, to appropriate an entire volume to the delineation of the character of each individual, whom it may be desirable to introduce to the reader, or whose life and deeds may be deemed worthy of being held up as examples for imitation. So conspicuous, however, is the stand, which some have occupied, so large a space did they fill in the history of their times, so completely identified were they with the leading transactions or important events of their age, that a few pages would furnish space to give but a dry, meager, and unsatisfactory account of their lives and actions. Such, for example, is the case as respects Columbus, and Washington. To each of these eminent individuals, an entire volume has therefore been appropriated: the Life and Voyages of the former, by Washington Irving, constitutes the first volume of The School Library,--the Life of the latter, by the Rev. C. W. Upham, being now in the course of preparation for a subsequent volume of the same Series. Franklin may be mentioned, as another individual whose services and discoveries will require at least one volume being devoted to them, to do any thing like justice to the illustri...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839. Excerpt: ... ADVERTISEMENT. It is the intention of the Publishers of The School Library, to furnish to its readers, in the department of Bi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217504868

ISBN - 13:9780217504867

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