These were published by Houghton Mifflin Company in the 1950's and 1960's. Of them, the publisher wrote:
"PIPER BOOKS have been planned and written especially for boys and girls from nine to twelve.... Piper Books are about the men and women who have made history in North America, emphasizing the childhood traits of character that led to their adult achievements. Every volume contains many drawings, most of them in two colors, by well-known illustrators. The large type and well-designed page are an invitation to reading."
I prefer these books to the Childhood of Famous Americans series because they treat the known facts of the subjects' adult lives in much greater detail.
Adams, The President's Lady by Regina Zimmerman Kelley 
Abraham Lincoln, Man of Courage by Bernadine Bailey 
Amelia Earhart, First Lady of the Air by Jerry Seibert
Benjamin Franklin, First Great American by John Tottle
Christopher Columbus, Sailor and Dreamer by Bernadine Bailey
Dan Beard, Boy Scout Pioneer by Jerry Seibert 
Daniel Boone, Wilderness Trailblazer by Miriam Evangeline Mason 
Ethan Allen, Green Mountain Hero by Sheldon N. Ripley 
Ferdinand Magellan, Noble Captain by Katharine Elliot Wilkie 
Hans Christian Andersen, Fairy Tale Author by Shannon Garst 
Harriet Tubman, Flame of Freedom by Frances T. Humphreville 
Henry Ford, Maker of the Model T by Miriam Gilbert 
Henry Clay, Statesman and Patriot
Henry Hudson, Explorer of the North by Dorothea J. Snowe 
Horace Mann, Sower of Learning by Cecile Pepin Edwards 
James Madison, Statesman and President by Regina Zimmerman Kelly 
John Alden, Steadfast Pilgrim by Cecile Pepin Edwards 
John Paul Jones, Soldier of the Sea by Donald Emmet Worcester 
John Smith, Man of Adventure by Miriam Evangeline Mason 
John Hancock, Friend of Freedom by Jeanette Covert Nolan 
John Wesley Powell, Canyon's Conqueror by Marian T. Place 
Juan Ponce de Leon, First in the Land by Bernadine Bailey 
King Philip, Loyal Indian by Cecile Pepin Edwards 
Kit Carson, Mountain Scout by Donald Emmet Worcester 
Matthew Henson, Arctic Hero by Sheldon N. Ripley 
Patrick Henry, Voice of Liberty by William Percival Jones 
Paul Revere, Colonial Craftsman by Regina Zimmerman Kelly 
Pontiac, Lion in the Forest.by Wilma Pitchford Hays 
Robert Louis Stevenson, Storyteller and Adventurer by Katharine Elliot Wilkie 
Sacajawea: Guide to Lewis and Clark by Jerry Seibert 
Sam Houston, Friend of the Indians by Joseph Olgin 
Thomas Jefferson, Champion of the People by Joseph Olgin 
Ulysses S. Grant, General and President by Joseph Olgin 
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