Hero Tales from History

Smith BURNHAM (1866 - 1947)

This volume celebrates stories of great heroes from the pages of history from Moses and David through Clara Barton and Henry Longfellow. It is divided into nine sections: Mighty Men of Long Ago, Heroes of the Middle Ages, Four Leaders in the Old World, Discoverers and Explorers, Colonists and Pioneers, Patriots of the Revolution, Winners of the West, Famous Inventors, and The Greatest Americans, It is written from a distinct Western and American point of view, but each chapter is a short summary of these people deemed “heroes.” John Burnham was chair of the History and Social Sciences Department at Western State Normal School and Western State Teachers College. He was a nationally known history and social studies educator, and author or co-author of six elementary and secondary U.S. history textbooks that were widely used throughout the United States during the 1920s and 1930 - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Larry Wilson
00:03:10
Play 01 Moses, The Greatest Law-giver, and the Meekest Man Larry Wilson
00:08:30
Play 02 David, The Giant-killer King Larry Wilson
00:06:26
Play 03 Homer, The Hero Poet of Ancient Greece Philip Watson
00:08:28
Play 04 Socrates, The "Grand Old Man" of Greece Philip Watson
00:06:57
Play 05 Alexander, The Boy Who Conquered the World Philip Watson
00:07:04
Play 06 Four Familiar Sayings of Julius Caesar Philip Watson
00:10:43
Play 07 The Christmas Crowning of Charlemagne Philip Watson
00:07:34
Play 08 Alfred, The Greatest of the Saxon Kings LikeManyWaters
00:08:16
Play 09 How William of Normandy Conquered a Kingdom Wayne Cooke
00:10:08
Play 10 Lion-hearted Richard and Wolf-hearted John Ciufi Galeazzi
00:07:47
Play 11 Joan of Arc and the Lilies of France Ciufi Galeazzi
00:09:55
Play 12 Shakespeare, The Greatest Maker of Plays Ciufi Galeazzi
00:05:05
Play 13 How Cromwell Changed Places with the King John
00:07:19
Play 14 Napoleon, The Corsican Boy Who Ruled Europe Elijah Fisher
00:11:31
Play 15 Nelson, The Hero of Trafalgar John
00:11:48
Play 16 Columbus, the Map-maker Who Found a New World Markus Milla Zuefle
00:12:05
Play 17 Magellan, The Man of the Straits Markus Milla Zuefle
00:10:33
Play 18 Cortes, The Conqueror Markus Milla Zuefle
00:12:16
Play 19 De Soto, A Gold Hunter in Southern Swamps Markus Milla Zuefle
00:12:09
Play 20 Sir Francis Drake, England's First Great Sailor Wayne Cooke
00:13:06
Play 21 Sir Walter Raleigh, The Favorite of Good Queen Bess Elijah Fisher
00:09:38
Play 22 Henry Hudson, The Man Who Put Himself on the Map BettyB
00:08:15
Play 23 La Salle And The Mouth of The Mississippi Rita Boutros
00:12:25
Play 24 Livingstone, The White Man of the Dark Continent Ruth P.
00:22:03
Play 25 Peary, A Hero of the Great White North LikeManyWaters
00:13:17
Play 26 John Smith, The Captain of Many Adventures Elisabeth Holland
00:09:28
Play 27 Champlain, The Father of New France Rita Boutros
00:18:59
Play 28 Myles Standish, The Brave Little Captain of Plymouth Elisabeth Holland
00:19:12
Play 29 John Winthrop, A Puritan Maker of Massachusetts Rita Boutros
00:12:51
Play 30 Roger Williams, A Minister Who Lived the Golden Rule LikeManyWaters
00:06:38
Play 31 Lord Baltimore, Calvert and Claiborne, The Three Fathers of Maryland Rita Boutros
00:09:38
Play 32 William Penn, The Founder of Pennsylvania BettyB
00:06:34
Play 33 Patrick Henry, The "Firebrand of the Revolution" David Yu
00:06:10
Play 34 Nathan Hale, Who Spoke the Bravest Words in History Rita Boutros
00:14:34
Play 35 Lafayette, The Boy Hero of Two Worlds BettyB
00:11:37
Play 36 The Immortal Reply of John Paul Jones Rita Boutros
00:17:04
Play 37 General Marion, The Carolina "Swamp Fox" Wayne Cooke
00:11:14
Play 38 Wolfe and Montcalm, The Rival Heroes of Quebec Utek
00:18:30
Play 39 Daniel Boone, The Great Indian Fighter of Kentucky Marilyn Rakes
00:12:32
Play 40 George Rogers Clark, The Young Hero with a Great Idea BettyB
00:12:36
Play 41 Lewis and Clark, Two Adventurers in the Far West LikeManyWaters
00:18:06
Play 42 Davy Crockett, The Hero of the Alamo Elisabeth Holland
00:15:03
Play 43 How Eli Whitney Made Cotton King Ciufi Galeazzi
00:06:09
Play 44 Fulton's Folly Ciufi Galeazzi
00:07:10
Play 45 How Morse Sent Letters by Lightning Allan R. Tate
00:08:20
Play 46 Cyrus H. M'cormick and the Story of the Reaper Wayne Cooke
00:05:38
Play 47 Elias Howe and His Sewing Machine BettyB
00:04:18
Play 48 Edison, The Wizard of Many Inventions LikeManyWaters
00:09:12
Play 49 Benjamin Franklin, The Boy Who Was Diligent in Business BettyB
00:07:55
Play 50 George Washington and His Mother BettyB
00:07:37
Play 51 Alexander Hamilton, The Orphan Boy from the West Indies BettyB
00:13:04
Play 52 Thomas Jefferson, The Father of Democracy BettyB
00:08:16
Play 53 Andrew Jackson, America's Most Popular Hero ChadH94
00:09:01
Play 54 Webster, Clay, Calhoun, Three Great Champions in Congress KevinS
00:11:29
Play 55 The Kind Heart of Abraham Lincoln Ciufi Galeazzi
00:08:34
Play 56 Ulysses S. Grant, The General Who Hated War Ciufi Galeazzi
00:14:31
Play 57 The Noble Soul of Robert E. Lee Sam Collier
00:10:58
Play 58 Davy Farragut, The Hero of Mobile Bay Wayne Cooke
00:11:22
Play 59 The Strenuous Life of Roosevelt BettyB
00:09:14
Play 60 Clara Barton, "The Angel of the Battlefield" BettyB
00:10:06
Play 61 Henry W. Longfellow, The American Children's Poet Wayne Cooke
00:10:05