Synopses & Reviews
Dear Reader: andlt;BRandgt; The Childhood of Famous Americans series, seventy years old in 2002, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. andlt;BRandgt; These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. andlt;BRandgt; Happy Reading!andlt;BRandgt; The Editors
This biography of the seventh president of the United States is the fascinating story of how one young man overcame the odds, became a military hero, and rose to the highest office in the land. Illustrations.