Young American Patriot Series
Learn about the childhoods of Abner Doubleday and Eddie Rickenbacker. Each paperback is about 100 pages with black and white illustrations by Cathy Morrison.
Abner Doubleday is the man who is credited with "inventing American baseball. The book focuses on his love for the bat and ball game of his youth. His contributions to baseball culminated in the Baseball Hall of Fame being located in his home area of Cooperstown, NY. A man with many interests, he was a West Point graduate and career soldier, achieved the rank of general, fought at Ft. Sumpter, Gettysburg, and Antietam, and established the first cable car company in the U.S. Written by Montrew Dunham.
Eddie Rickenbacker loved car racing and flying. Best known as a World War I Flying Ace who received the Medal of Honor, he also drove in the first Indy 500, owned the Indianapolis Speedway for many years, purchased and ran Eastern Airlines, and started his own car company. Written by Kathryn Cleven Sisson. - Laura