A collection of short biographies -- many faceted Americana built around the finest men this country has produced. Professedly written for the foreigner who would learn of our culture and history, these sketches describe patterns of life which have become proverbially American in the persons of relatively contemporary Americans. The two Roosevelts, Judge Brand, wealthy all of them, aristocrats whose lives were devoted to helping others; Henry Ford, Luther Burbank, gruff, uncultured farm boys whose wild ideas and native genius brought them fortune and fame; Mark wain, creator of American humor; Justice Holmes, Wendell Willkie, Herbert hoover and others. Clear concise treatment of familiar material from a fresh angle. Good adult education material.