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Twenty modern Americans

Author: Alice Cecilia Cooper
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace, ©1942.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cooper, Alice Cecilia, 1895-
Twenty modern Americans.
New York, Harcourt, Brace, ©1942
(OCoLC)600014878
Named Person: Charles A Palmer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Cecilia Cooper
OCLC Number: 1347591
Description: 404 pages illustrations (portraits)
Contents: Walt Disney, movie maker: a man and a mouse --
The Martin Johnsons, explorers: bringing maps to life --
Richard Evelyn Byrd, pathfinder: The Poles are his pylons --
Amelia Earhart, aviatrix: wings around the world --
William Beebe, naturalist: bothering the fish --
J. Edgar Hoover, G-man: Chief of the F.B.I. --
Henry Agard Wallace, public servant: A farmer goes to Washington --
George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist: making something out of nothing --
Charles Proteus Steinmetz, electrical engineer: modern Jove --
Helen Wills, tennis champion: meet the champion --
Yehudi Menuhin, musician: The prodigy who made good --
Malvina Hoffman, sculptress: men in bronze --
The Mayos, doctors, surgeons: Doctor Will and Doctor Charlie --
William Bushnell Stout, inventor: American Aladdin --
Walter Percy Chrysler, industrialist: American workman --
Pearl S. Buck, writer: East meets West --
William Allen White, journalist: the sage of Emporia --
Will Rogers, actor, writer: ambassador of laughter --
Jane Addams, social worker: good neighbor --
Oliver Wendell Holmes, jurist: a life in the law.
Responsibility: [by] Alice Cecilia Cooper [and] Charles A. Palmer. Drawings by Cameron Wright.

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