1895: Hero Tales from American History
Author/Editor: Henry Cabot Lodge & Theodore Roosevelt
This book is written by one of our most well-known Presidents and a Congressmen: Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge. Lodge and Roosevelt were lifelong friends having begun their national service at about the same time.
While originally intended for the elementary age audience, this book tells stories of some of America’s greatest heroes including George Washington, Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark, The Battle of Trenton, The Storming of Stony Point, John Quincy Adams, the Alamo to name a few.
From the preface:
It is a good thing for all Americans, and it is an especially good thing for young Americans, to remember the men who have given their lives in war and peace to the service of their fellow-countrymen, and to keep in mind the feats of daring and personal prowess done in time past by some of the many champions of the nation in the various crises of her history.
This book is available online as well as in audio format.