Title: Patriotic American Stories
Genre: Non-fiction 810.80358
Read by: Patrick Cullen
Originally Published: 1925
Publisher/Date: Blackstone Audio/2002
Dates listened to: 8/5/17 – 8/14/17
The back of the CD cover states that these stories are chosen for young people to teach them the meaning of patriotism. My teachers must have done a good job when I was in grade school because I remember hearing The Man without a Country by Edward Everett Hale, one of the selections on this compact disc, and the concept has stayed with me all these years. Other stories include Washington by Nina Moore Tiffany; David Crockett, Defender of the Alamo by Charles Fletcher Allen; Lincoln: The Man of Sorrows by Major Stephen Brice and A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard.
I enjoyed hearing new information about some of our patriotic forefathers. For example, when George Washington was a young boy his mother had a horse she was quite fond of. One day George was out riding it and the horse fell over on top of him and died. He told his mother and as farfetched as it sounded she believed him, saying that if his brother had told the same story she knew he was fibbing but if George said it was so, then it was true.