Born in 1841 in a small Quaker settlement in the backwoods of Indiana, James Baldwin rose to become a highly-respected author and textbook editor. Largely self-educated, Baldwin became a teacher at 24, then served as superintendent of the graded schools of Indiana for 18 years before moving into the publishing world. As an editor of school books, first with Harper and Brothers and later with the American Book Company, he selected the best of our literary heritage and cast it into a form that delighted children of all ages. His influence in the first decades of the twentieth century was broad because of all the grammar school books in use in the United States at that time over half had been written or edited by him. He is remembered most for the books of introductory historical sketches he wrote for younger students and his retellings of the legends of the heroes for older students.
Fifty Famous Peopleby James Baldwin (2)
James Baldwin was an American educator and administrator. After his career as an educator he began writing on such topics as legends, mythology, biography, and literature. Fifty Famous People is comprised of short stories about people, some more famous than others. The stories cannot be strictly called biographical but there is truth in each of them. Each person has had a lasting influence and an ethical lesson can be found in each story. Baldwin also wrote Fifty Famous Stories Retold.
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This great book details the lives of famous people throughout history, and is really fascinating.
Here are some of the people i like that are famous: Willow smith Paton cyva Taragi p. Henson Alecia keys And Nick kannon And dont steal my peoples AT ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$!!