|"Four Great Americans"
Written by James Baldwin, PhD
Read by Andrew L. Barnes
Baldwin writes about the beginnings of four formidable figures, which
were central to the founding of America. He tells the stories of George
Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln.
Their lives are set forth in a simple manner, yet with many interesting
details, and a glimpse is given of the trials and successes which
combined to mold their character and afford such stirring examples for
the youth of today. The stories are patriotic in every line, a lesson
in every story, and inspire the listener to the best thoughts and
This audio book is intended to summarize the most inspiring events in
their lives for young Americans. A great sense of appreciation for the
considerable sacrifices of Washington, Franklin, Webster and Lincoln
await the listener.
Title: Four Great Americans
Media Type: CD; set of 4 CD's
About the Author:
James Baldwin was a self-educated American writer born in a rural Quaker settlement in Indiana in 1841. Few people in
his community owned any book other than the Bible, and reading was viewed with suspicion. However, Baldwin's own
home was an exception to the rule in this backwoods community, for Baldwin's father had assembled an extensive
personal library. From boyhood, he had a passion for reading and classic books, and read voluminously, suffering the
taunts of his school companions and neighbors members who considered too much book-learning the tool of the Devil.