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Extraordinary Patriots of the United States of America: Colonial Times to Pre-Civil War [Kindle Edition]

Nancy Robinson Masters
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Did you know...

Sybil Ludington's daring midnight ride in 1777 saved the American colonists, though no epic poem was ever written about her?

George Washington defied his own mother, who deemed him a traitor?

Caesar Rodney determined to cast the deciding vote for independence despite the cancer ravaging his body?

Daring! Defiant! Determined!

Discover the extraordinary contributions of many well-known, little-known, and unknown American patriots who established a new nation unlike any other! Each of these brief biographies will inspire today's citizens to become the extraordinary patriots of the future.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 5-8–This book provides biographical sketches of dozens of individuals and groups of people. The three- to five-page sketches are arranged chronologically by the patriots birth year, beginning with Benjamin Franklin and ending with Sam Houston. The entries are a mixture of well-known, little-known, and unknown people, and there are representatives from a wide variety of ethnic groups. Masters relies upon the best available information for some of the little-known figures and informs readers when facts are in doubt, frequently concluding that the individuals symbolic legacy can be the most important part of his or her story. A black-and-white portrait or representation of each person and occasional reproductions break up the text. Also included are Drummers and Fifers, The Oneida, Daughters of Liberty, and African American Patriots as well as discussions of patriotic symbols such as the Liberty Bell, the Purple Heart medal, and the Star Spangled Banner. Appendixes include an average-quality general bibliography of print sources and an extensive list of Web sites arranged by person or group. Although these sketches are very brief, they are interesting and readable, and they provide basic information that could be used to introduce students to the people who created our nation.–Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO
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About the Author

Nancy Robinson-Masters is the author of several nonfiction books for children.

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  • File Size: 351 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Roots & Branches (November 4, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary Book September 12, 2011
I loved reading about extraordinary patriots. Some well-known, some little known, and some unknown to me who exhibited extraordinary patriotism at a crucial moment in our history. Their outstanding contributions and sacrifices for our country's freedoms are revealed in writing that appeals to teenagers and adults alike. This book is beautifully written and full of facts. The author's definition of an extraordinary patriot tells it all: "A person who cared more about establishing and sustaining a free and independent country in America than he or she cared about his or her comfort, safety, property, or life." I've long been a fan of this author and she proves once again why she is so popular.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not fact checked August 19, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was very excited by the subject matter. However I was terribly disappointed by the author's lack of even basic research. For instance she states repeatedly that Cornwall surrendered at Yorktown, NY, when every 6th grader knows it was in Virginia. She also places the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in Virginia. A two-second Google search would have told her that battle, and the n
ational military park, are in North Carolina. It makes me wonder about the rest of her "facts"
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I've worried that Americans are losing a sense of their glorious past, and losing their knowledge of the ordinary men and women that rose to the challange of forging a new country. In the capable hands of writer, Nancy Robinson Masters, well-known and not-so-well-known patriots are again brought to life. Added nuggets like the story behind our national anthem, the constitution, the Federalist papers and the Purple Heart make this an interesting and east to read book that belongs in every school library! C.E. Steele, Jr.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History buff December 16, 2008
As a lover of history, especially U.S. history, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Nancy Robinson Master's Extraordinary Patriots of the United States of America. Through her I learned much about some of the lesser known people who helped build our country.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Many inaccuracies July 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The book consists of short chapters about many famous and lesser known American patriots. The author, however, did not do a thorough job of checking for factual accuracy. In the chapter about Nathanael Greene she states that General Greene and General Daniel Morgan "surrounded the British soldiers led by General Charles Cornwallis at a place in South Carolina known as the Cowpens." Generals Greene and Cornwallis were not at the battle. The British soldiers were commanded by LTC Banastre Tarleton. General Morgan commanded the American soldiers who were arranged in several lines. Another inaccuracy is placing the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in Virginia. Guilford Courthouse is located in North Carolina.

Before completing a factual book it is the responsibility of the author to check and recheck the accuracy of the included facts. Ms. Masters failed to do this more than once. This book is not worth the time it takes to read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars History made simple April 30, 2013
By Tony P
Format:Kindle Edition
Overall very interesting but not written for adults. The author continually explained certain words over and over as they related to each subject patriot. This became tiresome as one read further into the book. However, the short bios of subjects were accurate and very informing making this book easy to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars united April 5, 2012
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The sacrifices that our founding fathers made to get this country made into a country are amazing. In every case, they give God the credit for their successes and the endurance of the country. The insights into the lives of these men and women who gave so much for freedom and at such a great risk to their lives and their families and their fortunes is inspiring.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time! July 14, 2012
By Karen
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I can't believe this book was rated so highly. The book can only be described as being no better than a collection of patriot stories written by high school students who were given a word limit. The character histories are very generalized information that can be found with a very little research. The book certainly does not provide new information to anyone who has had even a minimum amount of interest in any of these patriots. If I had paid for this book, I would want my money back!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary Patriots is a well-researched, friendly read
Extraordinary Patriots is a fascinating read of short biographies of well-known and lesser-known heroes of our early nation. Read more
Published 4 days ago by LuAnn Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Thankful for thier passions and dedication to our country
Very interesting to read about these patriots who were so passionate about their beliefs. I know they were sometimes hotheads, but they still maintained the dignity of the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by grandma
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Receved the book quickly. Thank you.
Published 5 months ago by Maureen Kleiman
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary Insights
Extraordinary Patriots gives insight to many of those who sacrificed to create our nation. Some you may have heard of, but many will stir your spirit as you recognize that America... Read more
Published 5 months ago by joj
5.0 out of 5 stars Book Review
Originally bought as a gift for my husband who loves to read about the civil war and unusual facts and trivia. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rachel E Zion
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting to read
This book is an interesting read but if you read books cover-to-cover as I do it gets a little redundant. Read more
Published 11 months ago by PCB
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ
This book is GREAT should be required reading for ALL. Especially young ;children would enjoy this makes history fun and ecplains words that some would not know meaning of.. Read more
Published 20 months ago by DianeTheobald
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
For an non American this was very interesting and fact finding. Made me look for "more" about the people who were described in the book.
Published on January 15, 2013 by aging reader
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This is a special book for all who are interested in what led up to the Civil War and learning who some of the important players were such as Roger Sherman, John Hancock, Benjamin... Read more
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