Jean Lee Latham's Biographies
Latham was an oustanding author for young people. She wrote some of the excellent Discovery Books for children ages 6-8, as well as some gripping biographies for older children ages 9-14.
Some of her books are hard-to-find, but they are well worth the search.
Anchors Aweigh: The Story of David Glasgow Farragut
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch (1956 Newbery Medal)
David Glasgow Farragut: Our First Admiral (A Discovery Book)
Drake: The Man They Called a Pirate
Eli Whitney: Great Inventor (A Discovery Book)
Elizabeth Blackwell: Pioneer Woman Doctor (A Discovery Book)
Far Voyager: The Story of James Cook
George Goethals: Panama Canal Engineer (A Discovery Book)
Man of the Monitor: The Story of John Ericsson
Medals for Morse: Artist and Inventor
On Stage, Mr. Jefferson!
Rachel Carson: Who Loved the Sea (A Discovery Book)
Retreat to Glory: The Story of Sam Houston
Sam Houston: Hero of Texas (A Discovery Book)
Samuel F.B. Morse: Artist-Inventor (A Discovery Book)
The Chagres, Power of the Panama Canal (Rivers of the World)
The Columbia: Powerhouse of North America (Rivers of the World)
The Frightened Hero: A Story of the Siege of Latham House
The Story of Eli Whitney
This Dear-Bought Land
Trail Blazer of the Seas
Young Man in a Hurry: The Story of Cyrus W. Field
Latham also wrote non-biographical books which I have not seen.
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