I Said I Could and I Did: True Stories of 20th-Century Americans


Product Description

In this inspiring collection of true stories of 20th Century Americans whose gifts transformed the world, you will meet: 

  • George Gershwin, who composed musical masterpieces, and his lyricist friend, E.Y. Harburgh (The Wizard of Oz and more) 
  • Navy Admiral Grace Hopper, the quotable computer genius who led the way into the age of high technology 
  • Langston Hughes, whose belief in possibilities drove him to overcome racism and write immortal poetry 
  • Nellie Bly, the pioneering woman journalist whose breathtaking adventures literally took her around the world 
  • Charles Steinmetz, the scientific genius with a giant heart lodged in a body four feet tall  
  • Harry Truman, whose boyhood readings in history later guided his own history-making decisions as President of the United States. 

These stories will have you shaking your head in wonder of the vast (and vastly entertaining) variety of ways in which humans can strive for greatness.

-Winner of the Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award

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Peace Hill Press

Age Range

7 and Up

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