Famous Men of Modern Times

by John H. Haaren Author

(From Amazon): Modern history history, that is, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453 can sometimes seem like a confusing jumble of unrelated events. As a result, many curricula needlessly avoid this exciting period of history. Memoria Press' new Famous Men of Modern Times will bring the events of the last 500 years to life. These stories provide great insight into the foundations of the modern world. Balanced and well written with many interesting details and beautiful color illustrations, the Famous Men of Modern Times is perhaps Haaran and Poland's best work. Why study history through its famous men? Haaren and Poland answer in their preface:"The study of history, like the study of a landscape, should begin with the most conspicuous features. Not until these have been fixed in memory will the lesser features fall into their appropriate places and assume their right proportions. In order to attract and hold the child's attention, each conspicuous feature of history presented to him should have an individual for its center. The child sees himself as this individual. It is not Romulus or Hercules or Caesar or Alexander that the child has in mind when he reads, but himself, acting under the prescribed conditions. Prominent educators, appreciating these truths, have long recognized the value of biography as a preparation for the study of history and have given it an important place in their scheme of studies." The following great men are included in the Famous Men of Modern Times. Lorenzo the Magnificent (1449) Christopher Columbus Ferdinand of Aragon Vasco da Gama Chevalier Bayard Cardinal Wolsey Charles V of Germany Suleiman the Magnificent Sir Francis Drake Sir Walter Raleigh Henry of Navarre Wallenstein Gustavus Adolphus Cardinal Richelieu Galileo Oliver Cromwell Louis XIV Sir Isaac Newton William III, King of England SobieskiPeter the Great Charles XII of Sweden Frederick the Great William Pitt George Washington Robespierre Napoleon Bonaparte Horatio Nelson Thaddeus Kosciusko Abraham Lincoln Garibaldi William Ewart Gladstone Count von Bismarck (1898)


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