Heroes of Progress: Stories of Successful Americans … portrays the lives of twenty-nine Americans of the nineteenth century who were leaders in the fields of invention, discovery and exploration, art, music, philanthropy, humane treatment of animals, industrial
success, aviation, and pure and applied science.
For her biographies, Eva March Tappan chose those persons whose success is “reckoned in value to the world, rather than in money acquired by the individual”. Living Books Press makes available this excellent book to bring to young readers those individuals of the nineteenth century whose work made a difference and continues to make a difference even today.
Excerpt from Heroes of Progress: Stories of Successful Americans:
John Wanamaker: Founder of the Department Store “HOW DID YOU DO IT, MR. WANAMAKER?” the merchant was asked. “You began with nothing, and now you have three great stores, in Philadelphia, in New York, and in Paris. How did you do it?” And the man who had succeeded replied, “By thinking, toiling, trying, and trusting in God.”