Messner Shelf of Biographies
Published by Julian Messner, Inc.
373 Total Books

The editors of Julian Messner, Inc. found that there was a great desire among librarians, parents, teachers, and intelligent readers for really authoritative biographies of characters of interest for this generation. The subject of each title in the Shelf has been carefully chosen to meet this need for modern narrative biographies. All of the books are by well-known authors who have had a special interest in and an enthusiasm for the particular character which has inspired them to recreate his life and meaning.

All the books are well illustrated, printed in legible type, well bound, and with colorful jackets. More titles are in preparation and will be added to the Shelf of Biographies in accordance with its exacting standards.

Most of these titles have indexes, glossaries, opus lists, chronologies, maps and bibliographies. All have been carefully checked by experts in historical background, etc., in order to insure strict accuracy in fact and implication.

From the dust jacket of Road to Alaska: The Story of the Alaska Military Highway

This series is officially called "The Julian Messner Shelf of Biographies". However, because most of us refer to them as "Messner Biographies" we have shortened the official name to "Messner Shelf of Biographies".

Many of the titles in this series were reprinted by Kingston House as well as The Junior Literary Guild.

Note: We did not include any of the biographies of sports heroes in our list, specifically those written by Milton J. Shapiro and Gene Schoor. This decision was made after doing some research into these titles, and reading this article (the article has since been removed from the site so we're linking to the Internet Archive version where you can still read it).

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Cover Title Author Publication date
"Blood and Guts": The True Story of General George S. Patton, U.S.A. Devaney, John 1983
Abe Lincoln's Other Mother: The Story of Sarah Bush Lincoln Abe Lincoln's Other Mother: The Story of Sarah Bush Lincoln Bailey, Bernadine 1941
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1953
Aces, Heroes, and Daredevils of the Air Aces, Heroes, and Daredevils of the Air Hayman, LeRoy 1980
Admiral Byrd of Antarctica Admiral Byrd of Antarctica Gladych, Michael 1960
Adventures with Reptiles: The Story of Ross Allen Adventures with Reptiles: The Story of Ross Allen Hylander, C.J. 1951
The Adventurous Life of Winston Churchill The Adventurous Life of Winston Churchill Bocca, Geoffrey 1958
African Firebrand: Kenyatta of Kenya African Firebrand: Kenyatta of Kenya Archer, Jules 1969
Alaska's Railroad Builder: Mike Heney Alaska's Railroad Builder: Mike Heney Herron, Edward A 1960
Albert A. Michelson: America's First Nobel Prize Physicist Albert A. Michelson: America's First Nobel Prize Physicist Wilson, Jr., John H. 1958
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein Levinger, Elma Ehrlich 1949
Alexander Hamilton: Man of Action Alexander Hamilton: Man of Action Smertenko, Johan J 1941
The Amazing Alexander Hamilton The Amazing Alexander Hamilton Orrmont, Arthur 1964
Amelia Earhart: Heroine of the Skies Amelia Earhart: Heroine of the Skies Garst, Shannon 1947
America's First Cowgirl: Lucille Mulhall America's First Cowgirl: Lucille Mulhall Day, Beth 1957
America's First Trained Nurse: Linda Richards America's First Trained Nurse: Linda Richards Baker, Rachel 1959
America's First Woman Astronomer: Maria Mitchell America's First Woman Astronomer: Maria Mitchell Baker Merlen, Joanna, Baker, Rachel 1960
America's First Woman Chemist: Ellen Richards America's First Woman Chemist: Ellen Richards Douty, Esther M. 1961
Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie Harlow, Alvin F 1953
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1961
Angel of Appalachia: Martha Berry Angel of Appalachia: Martha Berry Myers, Elisabeth P. 1968
Angel of Mercy: The Story of Dorothea Lynde Dix Angel of Mercy: The Story of Dorothea Lynde Dix Baker, Rachel 1955
Angry Abolitionist: William Lloyd Garrison Angry Abolitionist: William Lloyd Garrison Archer, Jules 1969
Annie Oakley Annie Oakley Garst, Shannon 1958
Antonin Dvorak: Composer from Bohemia Antonin Dvorak: Composer from Bohemia Purdy, Claire Lee 1950
Back to the Smoky Sea Back to the Smoky Sea Nutchuk, Hatch, Alden R. 1946
Bat Masterson Bat Masterson White, Dale 1960
Battlefield President: Dwight D. Eisenhower Battlefield President: Dwight D. Eisenhower Archer, Jules 1967
Behind the Silken Curtain: The Story of Townsend Harris Behind the Silken Curtain: The Story of Townsend Harris Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1961
Belle Boyd: Secret Agent Belle Boyd: Secret Agent Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1967
Benedict Arnold: Traitor to His Country Benedict Arnold: Traitor to His Country Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1956
Benjamin Bonneville: Soldier-Explorer Benjamin Bonneville: Soldier-Explorer Miller, Helen Markley 1957
Big Foot Wallace of the Texas Rangers Big Foot Wallace of the Texas Rangers Garst, Shannon 1951
Big Game Hunter: Carl Akeley Big Game Hunter: Carl Akeley Sutton, Felix 1960
Bill Williams: Mountain Man Bill Williams: Mountain Man Johnson, Enid 1952
Black Hawk Black Hawk Beckhard, Arthur J. 1968
Black Patriot and Martyr: Toussaint of Haiti Black Patriot and Martyr: Toussaint of Haiti Griffiths, Ann 1970
Black Women of Valor Black Women of Valor Burt, Olive Woolley 1974
Booker T. Washington: Educator of Hand, Head and Heart Booker T. Washington: Educator of Hand, Head and Heart Graham, Shirley 1955
Bret Harte of the Old West Bret Harte of the Old West Harlow, Alvin F 1943
Brigham Young Brigham Young Burt, Olive Woolley 1956
Broken-Hand Fitzpatrick: Greatest of Mountain Men Broken-Hand Fitzpatrick: Greatest of Mountain Men Garst, Shannon 1941
Brotherhood of Pirates Brotherhood of Pirates Schoder, Judith 1979
Buffalo Bill Buffalo Bill Garst, Shannon 1948
Cameras and Courage: Margaret Bourke-White Cameras and Courage: Margaret Bourke-White Noble, Iris 1973
Cancer, Cocaine & Courage: The Story of Dr. William Halstead Cancer, Cocaine & Courage: The Story of Dr. William Halstead Crane, William D., Beckhard, Arthur J. 1960
Captain Thomas Fenlon: Master Mariner Captain Thomas Fenlon: Master Mariner Roark, Garland 1958
Carlota: American Empress Carlota: American Empress Barnes, Nancy 1943
Chaim Weizmann: Builder of a Nation Chaim Weizmann: Builder of a Nation Baker, Rachel 1950
Champion of Liberty: Henry Knox Champion of Liberty: Henry Knox Denzel, Justin F 1969
Champion of World Peace: Dag Hammarskjold Champion of World Peace: Dag Hammarskjold Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1963
Charlemagne Charlemagne Komroff, Manuel 1964
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces Garst, Shannon 1952
Civil War Nurse: Mary Ann Bickerdyke Civil War Nurse: Mary Ann Bickerdyke De Leeuw, Adèle 1973
Clarence Darrow: Defense Attorney Clarence Darrow: Defense Attorney Noble, Iris 1962
Cochise: Great Apache Chief Cochise: Great Apache Chief Johnson, Enid 1953
Colossus of Europe: Metternich Colossus of Europe: Metternich Archer, Jules 1970
Commander of the Flying Tigers: Claire Lee Chennault Commander of the Flying Tigers: Claire Lee Chennault Archibald, Joe 1966
Conqueror of Mount McKinley: Hudson Stuck Conqueror of Mount McKinley: Hudson Stuck Herron, Edward A 1964
Conqueror of Smallpox: Dr. Edward Jenner Conqueror of Smallpox: Dr. Edward Jenner Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1960
Contemporary Women Scientists of America Contemporary Women Scientists of America Noble, Iris 1979
Copernicus Copernicus Thomas, Henry 1960
The Courage of Dr. Lister The Courage of Dr. Lister Noble, Iris 1960
Cowboy Artist: Charles M. Russell Cowboy Artist: Charles M. Russell Garst, Shannon 1961
Curtain Going Up: The Story of Katharine Cornell Curtain Going Up: The Story of Katharine Cornell Malvern, Gladys 1943
Custer: Fighter of the Plains Custer: Fighter of the Plains Garst, Shannon 1944
Dancing Star: The Story of Anna Pavlova Dancing Star: The Story of Anna Pavlova Malvern, Gladys 1942
Daring Sea Warrior: Franklin Buchanan Daring Sea Warrior: Franklin Buchanan Eliot, George Fielding 1962
David Farragut: Sea Fighter David Farragut: Sea Fighter Mudra, Maria 1953
Defender of Human Rights: Carl Schurz Defender of Human Rights: Carl Schurz Terzian, James P. 1965
Defender of the Constitution: Andrew Johnson Defender of the Constitution: Andrew Johnson Green, Margaret 1962
Dick Wootton: Trail Blazer of Raton Pass Dick Wootton: Trail Blazer of Raton Pass Garst, Shannon 1956
Dimond of Alaska: Adventurer in the Far North Dimond of Alaska: Adventurer in the Far North Herron, Edward A 1957
The Discoverer of Insulin: Dr. Frederick G. Banting The Discoverer of Insulin: Dr. Frederick G. Banting Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1959
The Discoverer of Oxygen: Joseph Priestley The Discoverer of Oxygen: Joseph Priestley Crane, William D. 1962
Discoverer of X-Rays: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen Discoverer of X-Rays: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen Esterer, Arnulf K 1968
Disraeli Disraeli Komroff, Manuel 1966
The Doctor Who Dared: William Osler The Doctor Who Dared: William Osler Noble, Iris 1959
The Doctor Who Saved Babies: Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis The Doctor Who Saved Babies: Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis Rich, Josephine 1961
Dolley Madison Dolley Madison Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1958
Dr. George Washington Carver: Scientist Dr. George Washington Carver: Scientist Graham, Shirley, Lipscomb, George Dewey 1944
Dr. Morton: Pioneer in the Use of Ether Dr. Morton: Pioneer in the Use of Ether Baker, Rachel 1946
Dynamite Johnny O'Brien: Alaska's Sea Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien: Alaska's Sea Captain Herron, Edward A 1962
Eagle of the Philippines: President Manuel Quezon Eagle of the Philippines: President Manuel Quezon Goettel, Elinor 1970
Edith Cavell: Heroic Nurse Edith Cavell: Heroic Nurse Elkon, Juliette 1956
Edna St. Vincent Millay: America's Best-Loved Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay: America's Best-Loved Poet Shafter, Toby 1957
Egypt's Queen: Cleopatra Egypt's Queen: Cleopatra Noble, Iris 1963
Electrical Genius: Nikola Tesla Electrical Genius: Nikola Tesla Beckhard, Arthur J. 1959
Electronics Pioneer: Lee De Forest Electronics Pioneer: Lee De Forest Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1964
Eloquent Crusader: Ernestine Rose Eloquent Crusader: Ernestine Rose Suhl, Yuri 1970
Emmeline and Her Daughters: The Pankhurst Suffragettes Emmeline and Her Daughters: The Pankhurst Suffragettes Noble, Iris 1971
Empire Builder: Sam Brannan Empire Builder: Sam Brannan Young, Jan, Young, Bob 1967
Empress of All Russia: Catherine the Great Empress of All Russia: Catherine the Great Noble, Iris 1966
Ernest Thompson Seton: Naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton: Naturalist Garst, Warren, Garst, Shannon 1959
Escape!: The Life of Harry Houdini Escape!: The Life of Harry Houdini White, Florence Meiman 1979
Explorer of Sound: Michael Pupin Explorer of Sound: Michael Pupin Markey, Dorothy 1963
Explorer with a Dream: John Ledyard Explorer with a Dream: John Ledyard Mantel, S.G. 1969
Famous Young Rebels Famous Young Rebels Archer, Jules 1973
Fast-Draw Tilghman Fast-Draw Tilghman White, Dale 1959
Father Cyclone Father Cyclone Amoury, Daisy 1958
Father Junipero Serra Father Junipero Serra Bolton, Ivy 1965
Father of Supersonic Flight: Theodor von Karman Father of Supersonic Flight: Theodor von Karman Halacy, Jr., D.S. 1967
Father of the Constitution: James Madison Father of the Constitution: James Madison Moseley, Elizabeth Robards, Wilkie, Katharine E. 1963
Fearless Adventurer: Sir Richard Burton Fearless Adventurer: Sir Richard Burton Orrmont, Arthur 1969
Fighter Against Slavery: Jehudi Ashmun Fighter Against Slavery: Jehudi Ashmun Orrmont, Arthur 1968
Fighter for Independence: Jawaharal Nehru Fighter for Independence: Jawaharal Nehru Apsler, Alfred 1964
Fighting Journalist: Horace Greeley Fighting Journalist: Horace Greeley Archer, Jules 1966
First Lady of the Theatre: Sarah Siddons First Lady of the Theatre: Sarah Siddons Haycraft, Molly Costain 1958
First Scientist of Alaska: William Healey Dall First Scientist of Alaska: William Healey Dall Herron, Edward A 1961
The First Texas Ranger: Jack Hays The First Texas Ranger: Jack Hays Bishop, Curtis 1959
First Woman Ambulance Surgeon: Emily Barringer First Woman Ambulance Surgeon: Emily Barringer Noble, Iris 1962
The First Woman Doctor: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. The First Woman Doctor: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. Baker, Rachel 1944
First Woman Editor: Sarah J. Hale First Woman Editor: Sarah J. Hale Burt, Olive Woolley 1960
First Woman in Congress: Jeannette Rankin First Woman in Congress: Jeannette Rankin White, Florence Meiman 1980
Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1946
Fossil Feud: The Rivalry of the First American Dinosaur Hunters Fossil Feud: The Rivalry of the First American Dinosaur Hunters Holmes, Thom 1998
Francis Marion: Swamp Fox of the Revolution Francis Marion: Swamp Fox of the Revolution Epstein, Beryl Williams, Epstein, Samuel 1956
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Man of Destiny Franklin D. Roosevelt: Man of Destiny Weingast, David Elliott 1952
Frederick Law Olmstead: Park Designer Frederick Law Olmstead: Park Designer Noble, Iris 1974
Freedom Fighter: Casimir Pulaski Freedom Fighter: Casimir Pulaski Abodaher, David J. 1969
Front Lines and Headlines: The Story of Richard Harding Davis Front Lines and Headlines: The Story of Richard Harding Davis Miner, Lewis S. 1959
Front-Line General: Douglas MacArthur Front-Line General: Douglas MacArthur Archer, Jules 1963
Frontier Hero: Simon Kenton Frontier Hero: Simon Kenton Garst, Shannon 1963
Frontier Nurse: Mary Breckinridge Frontier Nurse: Mary Breckinridge Moseley, Elizabeth Robards, Wilkie, Katharine E. 1969
Frontier Scientist: Clarence King Frontier Scientist: Clarence King Young, Jan, Young, Bob 1968
Galileo: First Observer of Marvelous Things Galileo: First Observer of Marvelous Things Levinger, Elma Ehrlich 1952
The Gay Poet: The Story of Eugene Field The Gay Poet: The Story of Eugene Field Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1940
Gene Rhodes: Cowboy Gene Rhodes: Cowboy Day, B.F. 1955
Genius With a Scalpel: Harvey Cushing Genius With a Scalpel: Harvey Cushing Denzel, Justin F 1971
George Patton: General in Spurs George Patton: General in Spurs Hatch, Alden R. 1963
George Rogers Clark: Soldier and Hero George Rogers Clark: Soldier and Hero Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1954
Geraldine Ferraro: The Woman Who Changed American Politics Geraldine Ferraro: The Woman Who Changed American Politics Lawson, Don 1985
Giant of the Atom: Ernest Rutherford Giant of the Atom: Ernest Rutherford McKown, Robin 1962
Gifford Pinchot: The Man Who Saved the Forests Gifford Pinchot: The Man Who Saved the Forests White, Dale 1957
Gilbert and Sullivan: Masters of Mirth and Melody Gilbert and Sullivan: Masters of Mirth and Melody Purdy, Claire Lee 1946
Girl Soldier and Spy: Sarah Emma Edmundson Girl Soldier and Spy: Sarah Emma Edmundson Hoehling, Mary 1959
Glenn Curtiss: Pioneer of Naval Aviation Glenn Curtiss: Pioneer of Naval Aviation Hatch, Alden R. 1942
Goethals and the Panama Canal Goethals and the Panama Canal Fast, Howard 1942
Great American Nurses Great American Nurses Collins, David R. 1971
The Great Houdini: Magician Extraordinary The Great Houdini: Magician Extraordinary Epstein, Beryl Williams, Epstein, Samuel 1950
Great Lady of the Theater: Sarah Bernhardt Great Lady of the Theater: Sarah Bernhardt Noble, Iris 1960
Great White Eagle: The Story of Dr. John McLoughlin Great White Eagle: The Story of Dr. John McLoughlin Johnson, Enid 1954
Hawaii's Queen: Liliuokalani Hawaii's Queen: Liliuokalani Stone, Adrienne 1947
Haym Salomon: Son of Liberty Haym Salomon: Son of Liberty Fast, Howard 1941
He Freed the Minds of Men: Rene Descartes He Freed the Minds of Men: Rene Descartes Hoyt, Edwin P. (Edwin Palmer) 1969
He Heard America Sing: The Story of Stephen Foster He Heard America Sing: The Story of Stephen Foster Purdy, Claire Lee 1940
The Healing Heart: The Story of Ora Ruggles, Pioneer in Occupational Therapy The Healing Heart: The Story of Ora Ruggles, Pioneer in Occupational Therapy Ruggles, Ora, Carlova, John 1961
Henry Bergh: Founder of the A.S.P.C.A Henry Bergh: Founder of the A.S.P.C.A Harlow, Alvin F 1957
Henry Ford Henry Ford Caldwell, Cy 1957
Hero of Modern Turkey: Atatürk Hero of Modern Turkey: Atatürk Heller, Deanne Fons 1972
Heroes of Annapolis Heroes of Annapolis Hatch, Alden R. 1944
Heroes of Texas Heroes of Texas Allen, Edward 1970
The Honor of Balboa The Honor of Balboa Noble, Iris 1970
Ice Pilot: Bob Bartlett Ice Pilot: Bob Bartlett Sarnoff, Paul 1966
In Search of Peace: The Story of Four Americans Who Won the Nobel Peace Prize In Search of Peace: The Story of Four Americans Who Won the Nobel Peace Prize Feuerlicht, Roberta Strauss 1970
Incredible Man of Science: Irving Langmuir Incredible Man of Science: Irving Langmuir Westervelt, Virginia Veeder 1968
The Indestructible Commodore Matthew Perry The Indestructible Commodore Matthew Perry Orrmont, Arthur 1962
Indian Chiefs of the West Indian Chiefs of the West Sutton, Felix 1970
Industrial Genius: Samuel Slater Industrial Genius: Samuel Slater Miner, Lewis S. 1968
Inventive Wizard: George Westinghouse Inventive Wizard: George Westinghouse Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1962
Inventors in Industry Inventors in Industry Radford, Ruby Lorraine 1969
Iron Chancellor: Otto von Bismarck Iron Chancellor: Otto von Bismarck Apsler, Alfred 1968
Isaac Newton Isaac Newton Sootin, Harry 1955
Israel's Golda Meir: Pioneer to Prime Minister Israel's Golda Meir: Pioneer to Prime Minister Noble, Iris 1972
Ivan the Terrible Ivan the Terrible Apsler, Alfred 1971
J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Story J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Story Kugelmass, J. Alvin 1953
Jack London: Magnet for Adventure Jack London: Magnet for Adventure Garst, Shannon 1944
James Bowie and His Famous Knife James Bowie and His Famous Knife Garst, Shannon 1955
James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper Proudfit, Isabel 1946
James Whitcomb Riley: Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley: Hoosier Poet Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1941
Jean Baptiste Pointe deSable: Founder of Chicago Jean Baptiste Pointe deSable: Founder of Chicago Graham, Shirley 1953
Jean Henri Dunant: Founder of the International Red Cross Jean Henri Dunant: Founder of the International Red Cross Rich, Josephine 1956
Jedediah Smith: Fur Trapper of the Old West Jedediah Smith: Fur Trapper of the Old West Burt, Olive Woolley 1951
Jim Beckwourth: Crow Chief Jim Beckwourth: Crow Chief Burt, Olive Woolley 1957
The Jimmy Carter Story The Jimmy Carter Story Poynter, Margaret 1978
Joe Meek: Man of the West Joe Meek: Man of the West Garst, Shannon 1954
Joel Chandler Harris (Uncle Remus): Plantation Story Teller Joel Chandler Harris (Uncle Remus): Plantation Story Teller Harlow, Alvin F 1941
John Brown John Brown Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1950
John Charles Fremont: Trail Marker of the Old West John Charles Fremont: Trail Marker of the Old West Burt, Olive Woolley 1955
John Eliot: The Man who Loved the Indians John Eliot: The Man who Loved the Indians Beals, Carleton 1957
John Muir: Father of Our National Parks John Muir: Father of Our National Parks Norman, Charles 1957
John Sevier: Son of Tennessee John Sevier: Son of Tennessee Wilkie, Katharine E. 1958
John Wesley Powell: Geologist Explorer John Wesley Powell: Geologist Explorer White, Dale 1958
Joseph Brant: Chief of the Six Nations Joseph Brant: Chief of the Six Nations Alderman, Clifford Lindsey 1958
Joseph Pulitzer: Front Page Pioneer Joseph Pulitzer: Front Page Pioneer Noble, Iris 1957
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar Komroff, Manuel 1955
Julius K. Nyerere: Teacher of Africa Julius K. Nyerere: Teacher of Africa Graham, Shirley 1975
Justice Sandra Day O'Conner Justice Sandra Day O'Conner Bentley, Judith 1983
King of the Hawaiian Islands: Kamehameha I King of the Hawaiian Islands: Kamehameha I Miner, Lewis S. 1963
The King's Astronomer: William Herschel The King's Astronomer: William Herschel Crawford, Deborah 1968
Kit Carson: Trailblazer and Scout Kit Carson: Trailblazer and Scout Garst, Shannon 1942
Labor's Advocate: Eugene V. Debs Labor's Advocate: Eugene V. Debs Noble, Iris 1966
LaSalle and the Grand Enterprise LaSalle and the Grand Enterprise Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1951
The Legend of Daniel Williams The Legend of Daniel Williams Freuchen, Peter 1956
Lenin: The Man Who Made a Revolution Lenin: The Man Who Made a Revolution Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1969
Leonardo da Vinci: Who Followed the Sinking Star Leonardo da Vinci: Who Followed the Sinking Star Levinger, Elma Ehrlich 1954
Lillian Wald: Angel of Henry Street Lillian Wald: Angel of Henry Street Epstein, Beryl Williams 1948
The Little Giant: Stephen A. Douglas The Little Giant: Stephen A. Douglas Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1964
The Little Giant: The Story of Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln The Little Giant: The Story of Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1942
The Little Professor of Piney Woods: The Story of Professor Laurence Jones The Little Professor of Piney Woods: The Story of Professor Laurence Jones Day, Beth 1955
Lone Star Leader: Sam Houston Lone Star Leader: Sam Houston Bishop, Curtis 1961
Lord Baden-Powell of the Boy Scouts Lord Baden-Powell of the Boy Scouts Fast, Howard 1941
Louis Braille: Windows for the Blind Louis Braille: Windows for the Blind Kugelmass, J. Alvin 1951
Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur Wood, Laura N. 1948
Luther Burbank: Plant Magician Luther Burbank: Plant Magician Beaty, John Y 1943
Madam Secretary: Frances Perkins Madam Secretary: Frances Perkins Myers, Elisabeth P. 1968
Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Faber, Harold, Faber, Doris 1986
Mahmud's Story: The Journal of a Palestinian Refugee Mahmud's Story: The Journal of a Palestinian Refugee Noble, Iris 1976
Man Against the Elements: Adolphus W. Greely Man Against the Elements: Adolphus W. Greely Werstein, Irving 1960
Man of Courage: The Story of Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Man of Courage: The Story of Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Harrod, Kathryn E. 1960
Man of Steel: Joseph Stalin Man of Steel: Joseph Stalin Archer, Jules 1967
The Man Who Dropped from the Sky The Man Who Dropped from the Sky Shyne, Kevin 1982
The Man Who Transformed the World: James Watt The Man Who Transformed the World: James Watt Crane, William D. 1963
The Man Who Wouldn't Give Up: Henry Clay The Man Who Wouldn't Give Up: Henry Clay Wilkie, Katharine E. 1961
Man With a Microscope: Elie Metchnikoff Man With a Microscope: Elie Metchnikoff Mardus, Elaine Bassler 1968
The Many Worlds of Herbert Hoover The Many Worlds of Herbert Hoover Terzian, James P. 1966
Marco Polo Marco Polo Komroff, Manuel 1952
Marconi: Pioneer of Radio Marconi: Pioneer of Radio Coe, Douglas
Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette Komroff, Odette, Komroff, Manuel 1970
Marshall Without a Gun: Tom Smith Marshall Without a Gun: Tom Smith Werstein, Irving 1959
Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faber, Harold, Faber, Doris 1986
Mary Mapes Dodge of St. Nicholas Mary Mapes Dodge of St. Nicholas Howard, Alice Barrett 1943
Master Bridge Builders: The Story of the Roeblings Master Bridge Builders: The Story of the Roeblings Harrod, Kathryn E. 1962
Master Detective: Allan Pinkerton Master Detective: Allan Pinkerton Orrmont, Arthur 1965
Master Surgeon: John Hunter Master Surgeon: John Hunter Noble, Iris 1971
The Mayos: Pioneers in Medicine The Mayos: Pioneers in Medicine Regli, Adolph 1942
Mendeleyev and His Periodic Table Mendeleyev and His Periodic Table McKown, Robin 1965
Michael Faraday: From Errand Boy to Master Physicist Michael Faraday: From Errand Boy to Master Physicist Sootin, Harry 1954
Million-Miler: The Story of an Air Pilot Million-Miler: The Story of an Air Pilot Tunis, John R. (Robert) 1942
Miracle Man of Printing: Ottmar Mergenthaler Miracle Man of Printing: Ottmar Mergenthaler Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1963
Mr. Lincoln's Master Spy: Lafayette Baker Mr. Lincoln's Master Spy: Lafayette Baker Orrmont, Arthur 1966
Napoleon Napoleon Komroff, Manuel 1954
Nazi Hunter: Simon Wiesenthal Nazi Hunter: Simon Wiesenthal Noble, Iris 1979
Negroes in the Early West Negroes in the Early West Burt, Olive Woolley 1969
Nellie Bly: First Woman Reporter Nellie Bly: First Woman Reporter Noble, Iris 1956
Noah Webster: Father of the Dictionary Noah Webster: Father of the Dictionary Proudfit, Isabel 1942
Nurse Around the World: Alice Fitzgerald Nurse Around the World: Alice Fitzgerald Noble, Iris 1964
O. Henry: The Story of William Sydney Porter O. Henry: The Story of William Sydney Porter Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1943
Old Rough and Ready: Zachary Taylor Old Rough and Ready: Zachary Taylor Young, Jan, Young, Bob 1970
Oliver Cromwell Oliver Cromwell Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1966
Osceola and the Seminole Wars Osceola and the Seminole Wars Alderman, Clifford Lindsey 1973
Painter of the Wild West: Frederic Remington Painter of the Wild West: Frederic Remington McKown, Robin 1959
Patriot Doctor: The Story of Benjamin Rush Patriot Doctor: The Story of Benjamin Rush Douty, Esther M. 1959
Patriotic Rebel: John C. Calhoun Patriotic Rebel: John C. Calhoun Crane, William D. 1971
Paul Revere: The Man Behind the Legend Paul Revere: The Man Behind the Legend Green, Margaret 1964
Paul Robeson: Citizen of the World Paul Robeson: Citizen of the World Graham, Shirley 1946
Peter Stuyvesant Peter Stuyvesant Holland, Rupert Sargent 1953
Peter the Great Peter the Great Joseph, Joan 1968
Physician to the Children: Dr. Bela Schick Physician to the Children: Dr. Bela Schick Noble, Iris 1963
Physician to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy Physician to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy Burt, Olive Woolley 1973
Pioneer in Blood Plasma: Dr. Charles Richard Drew Pioneer in Blood Plasma: Dr. Charles Richard Drew Lichello, Robert 1968
Pioneer Oceanographer: Alexander Agassiz Pioneer Oceanographer: Alexander Agassiz Epstein, Beryl Williams, Epstein, Samuel 1963
Pioneer Surgeon: Dr. Ephraim McDowell Pioneer Surgeon: Dr. Ephraim McDowell Rich, Josephine 1959
Plant Detective: David Douglas Plant Detective: David Douglas Young, Jan, Young, Bob 1961
Plant Explorer: David Fairchild Plant Explorer: David Fairchild Epstein, Beryl Williams, Epstein, Samuel 1963
President from Missouri: Harry S. Truman President from Missouri: Harry S. Truman Martin, Ralph G 1965
President of the Confederacy: Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy: Jefferson Davis Green, Margaret 1963
The Presidents in American History The Presidents in American History Beard, Charles Austin 1935
Printer's Devil to Publisher: Adolph S. Ochs of the New York Times Printer's Devil to Publisher: Adolph S. Ochs of the New York Times Faber, Doris 1963
Prophet of Revolution: Karl Marx Prophet of Revolution: Karl Marx Apsler, Alfred 1967
Prophet of the Atomic Age: Leo Szilard Prophet of the Atomic Age: Leo Szilard Esterer, Louise A., Esterer, Arnulf K 1972
Prophet with Honor: Dr. William Henry Welch Prophet with Honor: Dr. William Henry Welch Crane, William D. 1966
Queen of Publishers' Row: Mrs. Frank Leslie Queen of Publishers' Row: Mrs. Frank Leslie Stern, Madeleine B. 1965
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria Haycraft, Molly Costain 1956
Radical of the Revolution: Samuel Adams Radical of the Revolution: Samuel Adams Green, Margaret 1971
Ralph J. Bunche: Fighter for Peace Ralph J. Bunche: Fighter for Peace Kugelmass, J. Alvin 1952
Raymond L. Ditmars: His Exciting Career with Reptiles, Animals and Insects Raymond L. Ditmars: His Exciting Career with Reptiles, Animals and Insects Wood, Laura N. 1944
The Real Sherlock Holmes: Arthur Conan Doyle The Real Sherlock Holmes: Arthur Conan Doyle Hoehling, Mary 1965
Rebel on Two Continents: Thomas Meagher Rebel on Two Continents: Thomas Meagher Abodaher, David J. 1970
Red Rebel: Tito of Yugoslavia Red Rebel: Tito of Yugoslavia Archer, Jules 1967
Reluctant Warrior: Ulysses S. Grant Reluctant Warrior: Ulysses S. Grant Young, Jan, Young, Bob 1971
Restoration Carnival: Catherine of Braganza at the Court of Charles II Restoration Carnival: Catherine of Braganza at the Court of Charles II Jones, Maurice Bethell 1937
Richard Nixon: A Political Life Richard Nixon: A Political Life Pious, Richard M 1991
The Ringlings: Wizards of the Circus The Ringlings: Wizards of the Circus Harlow, Alvin F 1951
Rivals in Parliament: William Pitt and Charles Fox Rivals in Parliament: William Pitt and Charles Fox Noble, Iris 1970
River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain Proudfit, Isabel 1940
Roald Amundsen: A Saga of the Polar Seas Roald Amundsen: A Saga of the Polar Seas Kugelmass, J. Alvin 1955
Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee Emery, Guy 1951
The Rocket Pioneers: On the Road to Space The Rocket Pioneers: On the Road to Space Epstein, Beryl Williams, Epstein, Samuel 1955
Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys Rasky, Frank 1955
Rubber's Goodyear: The Story of a Man's Perseverance Rubber's Goodyear: The Story of a Man's Perseverance Regli, Adolph 1941
Rudyard Kipling: Son of Empire Rudyard Kipling: Son of Empire Braddy, Nella 1941
The Scandalous Mrs. Blackford The Scandalous Mrs. Blackford Kane, Harnett T. 1951
Science Explorer: Roy Chapman Andrews Science Explorer: Roy Chapman Andrews Archer, Jules 1968
Scotty Allan: King of the Dog-Team Drivers Scotty Allan: King of the Dog-Team Drivers Garst, Shannon 1946
Seven Faces West Seven Faces West Young, Jan, Young, Bob 1969
Shapers of Africa Shapers of Africa Saletan, Alberta L. , Polatnick, Florence T. 1969
She Lived for Science: Irene Joliot-Curie She Lived for Science: Irene Joliot-Curie McKown, Robin 1961
She Was There: Stories of Pioneering Women Journalists She Was There: Stories of Pioneering Women Journalists Collins, Jean E 1980
The Sherlock Holmes of Medicine: Dr. Joseph Goldberger The Sherlock Holmes of Medicine: Dr. Joseph Goldberger Buchman, Dian Dincin 1969
Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud Baker, Rachel 1952
Simon Bolivar: The George Washington of South America Simon Bolivar: The George Washington of South America Young, Jan, Young, Bob 1968
Sitting Bull: Champion of his People Sitting Bull: Champion of his People Garst, Shannon 1946
So Much in a Lifetime: The Story of Dr. Isabel Barrows So Much in a Lifetime: The Story of Dr. Isabel Barrows Stern, Madeleine B. 1964
Sojourner Truth: Slave, Abolitionist, Fighter for Women's Rights Sojourner Truth: Slave, Abolitionist, Fighter for Women's Rights Lindstrom, Aletha Jane 1980
Soldier of the Andes: Jose de San Martin Soldier of the Andes: Jose de San Martin Rink, Paul 1971
Soldier, Statesman and Defendant: Aaron Burr Soldier, Statesman and Defendant: Aaron Burr Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1972
Son of the Smoky Sea Son of the Smoky Sea Nutchuk, Hatch, Alden R. 1941
Song of the North: The Story of Edvard Grieg Song of the North: The Story of Edvard Grieg Purdy, Claire Lee 1941
Song Without Words: The Story of Felix Mendelsohn Song Without Words: The Story of Felix Mendelsohn Erskine, John 1941
Sons of Liberty Sons of Liberty Sutton, Felix 1969
South African Statesman: Jan Christiaan Smuts South African Statesman: Jan Christiaan Smuts Joseph, Joan 1969
South America's Yankee Genius: Henry Meiggs South America's Yankee Genius: Henry Meiggs Myers, Elisabeth P. 1969
Spain's Golden Queen Isabella Spain's Golden Queen Isabella Noble, Iris 1969
The Speedmakers: Great Race Drivers The Speedmakers: Great Race Drivers Abodaher, David J. 1979
Spokesman for the Free World: Adlai E. Stevenson Spokesman for the Free World: Adlai E. Stevenson Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1967
Spy for the Confederacy: Rose O'Neal Greenhow Spy for the Confederacy: Rose O'Neal Greenhow Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1960
Stormy Victory: The Story of Tchaikovsky Stormy Victory: The Story of Tchaikovsky Purdy, Claire Lee 1942
The Story of Clara Barton of the Red Cross The Story of Clara Barton of the Red Cross Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1949
The Story of Phillis Wheatley: Poetess of the American Revolution The Story of Phillis Wheatley: Poetess of the American Revolution Graham, Shirley 1949
Strikes, Bombs & Bullets: Big Bill Haywood and the IWW Strikes, Bombs & Bullets: Big Bill Haywood and the IWW Archer, Jules 1972
The Sublime Shepherdess: The Life of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes The Sublime Shepherdess: The Life of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes Keyes, Frances Parkinson 1940
The Sun King: Louis XIV of France The Sun King: Louis XIV of France Apsler, Alfred 1965
Sun Yat-Sen: China's Great Champion Sun Yat-Sen: China's Great Champion Esterer, Louise A., Esterer, Arnulf K 1970
Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony Noble, Iris 1975
Susan B. Anthony: Champion of Women's Rights Susan B. Anthony: Champion of Women's Rights Bryan, Florence Horn 1947
Sylvanus Thayer of West Point Sylvanus Thayer of West Point Eliot, George Fielding 1959
The Talking Wire: The Story of Alexander Graham Bell The Talking Wire: The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Stevenson, O.J. 1947
Talleyrand Talleyrand Komroff, Manuel 1965
Teacher of the Blind: Samuel Gridley Howe Teacher of the Blind: Samuel Gridley Howe Moseley, Elizabeth Robards, Wilkie, Katharine E. 1965
Tecumseh: Destiny's Warrior Tecumseh: Destiny's Warrior Cooke, David Coxe 1959
Thaddeus Lowe: America's One-Man Air Corps Thaddeus Lowe: America's One-Man Air Corps Hoehling, Mary 1958
Theodore Roosevelt: Strenuous American Theodore Roosevelt: Strenuous American Harlow, Alvin F 1943
There Was Once a Slave: The Heroic Story of Frederick Douglass There Was Once a Slave: The Heroic Story of Frederick Douglass Graham, Shirley 1947
Therese: Saint of a Little Way Therese: Saint of a Little Way Keyes, Frances Parkinson 1937
This Man Ribbentrop: His Life and Times This Man Ribbentrop: His Life and Times Schwarz, Dr. Paul 1943
Thomas Alva Edison: Builder of Civilization Thomas Alva Edison: Builder of Civilization Garbedian, H. Gordon 1947
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Komroff, Manuel 1961
Three Conquistadors: Cortés, Coronado, Pizarro Three Conquistadors: Cortés, Coronado, Pizarro Garst, Shannon 1947
To Heaven on Horseback: The Romantic Story of Narcissa Whitman To Heaven on Horseback: The Romantic Story of Narcissa Whitman Cranston, Paul 1952
To Ride the Wind: A Biography of Glenn L. Martin To Ride the Wind: A Biography of Glenn L. Martin Still, Henry 1964
The Treasure Hunter: The Story of Robert Louis Stevenson The Treasure Hunter: The Story of Robert Louis Stevenson Proudfit, Isabel 1939
The Triumph of Discovery: Women Scientists Who Won the Nobel Prize The Triumph of Discovery: Women Scientists Who Won the Nobel Prize Dash, Joan 1991
Trotsky: World Revolutionary Trotsky: World Revolutionary Archer, Jules 1973
Tutankhamun and the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt Tutankhamun and the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt Knapp, Ron 1979
Twentieth Century Caesar: Benito Mussolini Twentieth Century Caesar: Benito Mussolini Archer, Jules 1964
Valiant Minstrel: The Story of Sir Harry Lauder Valiant Minstrel: The Story of Sir Harry Lauder Malvern, Gladys 1943
The Valiant Virginian: Stonewall Jackson The Valiant Virginian: Stonewall Jackson Sutton, Felix 1962
Victor Herbert: American Music-Master Victor Herbert: American Music-Master Purdy, Claire Lee 1944
Vive de Gaulle: The Story of Charles de Gaulle Vive de Gaulle: The Story of Charles de Gaulle Apsler, Alfred 1973
The Voice of the People: William Jennings Bryan The Voice of the People: William Jennings Bryan Kosner, Alice 1970
Walt Whitman: Builder for America Walt Whitman: Builder for America Deutsch, Babette 1941
Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform Wood, Laura N. 1943
Wanted! Frank & Jesse James: The Real Story Wanted! Frank & Jesse James: The Real Story O'Brien, Pat, Baldwin, Margaret Edith (Weis) 1981
War Correspondent: The Story of Quentin Reynolds War Correspondent: The Story of Quentin Reynolds Rechnitzer, F.E. (Ferdinand Edsted) 1943
Warrior on Two Continents: Thaddeus Kosciuszko Warrior on Two Continents: Thaddeus Kosciuszko Abodaher, David J. 1968
Wild Bill Hickok Wild Bill Hickok Garst, Warren, Garst, Shannon 1952
Will Rogers: Immortal Cowboy Will Rogers: Immortal Cowboy Garst, Shannon 1950
William Bent and His Adobe Empire William Bent and His Adobe Empire Garst, Shannon 1957
William Crawford Gorgas: Tropic Fever Fighter William Crawford Gorgas: Tropic Fever Fighter Epstein, Beryl Williams, Epstein, Samuel 1953
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Noble, Iris 1961
Winged Moccasins: The Story of Sacajawea Winged Moccasins: The Story of Sacajawea Farnsworth, Frances Joyce 1954
Wings Over Alaska: The Story of Carl Ben Eielson Wings Over Alaska: The Story of Carl Ben Eielson Herron, Edward A 1959
Woman Doctor of the West: Bethenia Owens-Adair Woman Doctor of the West: Bethenia Owens-Adair Miller, Helen Markley 1960
Women Astronauts: Aboard the Shuttle Women Astronauts: Aboard the Shuttle Fox, Mary Virginia 1987
Women Behind Men of Medicine Women Behind Men of Medicine Rich, Josephine 1967
Women in Congress Women in Congress Lee, Essie E 1979
Women Who Ruled: Cleopatra to Elizabeth II Women Who Ruled: Cleopatra to Elizabeth II Liston, Robert A 1978
World Citizen: Woodrow Wilson World Citizen: Woodrow Wilson Archer, Jules 1967
The World was His Laboratory: The Story of Dr. Willis R. Whitney The World was His Laboratory: The Story of Dr. Willis R. Whitney Westervelt, Virginia Veeder 1964
Wyatt Earp: Gunfighting Marshal Wyatt Earp: Gunfighting Marshal Johnson, E. Ned 1956
Yankee in the White House: John Quincy Adams Yankee in the White House: John Quincy Adams Hoehling, Mary 1963
Yankee Spy: Elizabeth Van Lew Yankee Spy: Elizabeth Van Lew Nolan, Jeannette Covert 1970
Yankee Thunder: The Legendary Life of Davy Crockett Yankee Thunder: The Legendary Life of Davy Crockett Shapiro, Irwin 1944
Young Franklin Roosevelt Young Franklin Roosevelt Kleeman, Rita Halle 1947
Young Ike Young Ike Hatch, Alden R. 1953
Young Man in the White House: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Young Man in the White House: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Levine, I.E. (Israel E.) 1969
Your Most Humble Servant: Benjamin Banneker Your Most Humble Servant: Benjamin Banneker Graham, Shirley 1949
Zambia's President: Kenneth Kaunda Zambia's President: Kenneth Kaunda Saletan, Alberta L. , Polatnick, Florence T. 1972