CAVALCADE OF AMERICA by Carl Carmer

CAVALCADE OF AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Based on the broadcast of ""The Cavalcade of America"" program, recalling ""The Deeds and Achievements of the Men and Women Who Made Our Country Great"", this covers much well known territory and some less well known. The routine is a combination of biography and dramatic episode in the person's life -- John Q. Adams fighting the gag rule, Clara Barton demanding her ten wagons for Fredericksburg in a career that ended as head of the American Red Cross, Abe Lincoln early and late, etc...Some of the lesser known names contained are James Eads, engineer, Hiram Sibley, telegraph organizer. The sentimental and sketchy quality of these pieces add up to an approach that seems to place them firmly in the younger reader market. The fact that the book is being published jointly with Lothrop, Lee and Shepard indicates an expected readership there but an older, easy-reader market may also respond.

Publisher: Crown