Stories of Great America

America’s heroes come to life for children thanks to this 1895 classic by Edward Eggleston. Edward Eggleston captures America’s heritage in the best way possible for children: with imaginative stories about great Americans. Stories written at a time when Americans wanted their children to be proud of their country. Stories that bring the people and the times to life. Stories designed to give hours of reading pleasure.

The 52 chapters here include stories about war heroes, statesmen, explorers, inventors, writers, artists, scientists, and just plain ordinary people who made a difference. The lives of these men and women wonderfully illustrate the virtues children need to learn such as…

  • Courage
  • Unselfishness
  • Honesty
  • Patience
  • Ingenuity
  • Kindness
  • Independence
  • Perseverance


You get stories about great American men and women like…

  • Daniel Boone
  • Francis Scott Key
  • George Washington
  • Eliza Lucas
  • Marquette
  • Benjamin West
  • George Rogers Clark
  • Daniel Webster
  • William Penn
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Charles Goodyear
  • Kit Carson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Benezet
  • Robert Fulton
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Thomas Smith
  • Horace Greeley
  • Lewis and Clark
  • General Marion
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • And over a dozen more!


For children (and even adults) Eggleston’s writing nourishes a love and appreciation of America and the people who made it great.