Robert Goddard, the rocket man, father of the modern space program... Susan B. Anthony, who risked jail and fled the country in an all-out effort to give women the right to vote... Charles Duryea, who was the first to invent a gasoline powered automobile, and became America's first race car driver...
From the author of the best-selling New England Women of Substance comes the fascinating true stories of a dozen New England men and women who helped to shape the course of American history and culture. Read the witty, wise and sometimes wicked stories of such amazing New Englanders as John Quincy Adams (the Amistad story), Henry David Thoreau, Emma Hart Willard, Frances Perkins, John Rock, Mary Baker Eddy, King Phillip and more.
Filled with lively anecdotes, insightful endeavors and compelling adventures, these mini-biographies will both enlighten and entertain you.
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