I Said I Could and I Did: True Stories of 20th Century Americans

I Said I Could and I Did: True Stories of 20th Century Americans

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  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • 2018 Mary Pride First Place Award in the Literature Category
  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award
  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award

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In this inspiring collection of true stories of 20th Century Americans whose gifts transformed the world you will meet:

  • George Gershwin who composed musical masterpieces and…
  • His lyricist friend, E.Y. Harburg (The Wizard of Oz and more),
  • Navy Admiral Grace Hopper, the quotable computer genius who led the way into the age of high technology,
  • Langston Hughes, whose belief in possibilities drove him to overcome racism and write immortal poetry,
  • Nellie Bly, the pioneering woman journalist whose breathtaking adventures literally took her around the world,
  • Charles Steinmetz, the scientific genius with a giant heart lodged in a body four feet tall, who fled persecution for America and laid the foundations of modern science,
  • Harry Truman, whose boyhood readings in history later guided his own history-making decisions as President of the United States.

These stories will have you shaking your head in wonder at the vast (and vastly entertaining) variety of ways in which humans can strive for greatness.

Approximately 80 Minutes

“My daughter’s teachers are continually surprised at the diverse range of subjects she has been exposed to through Jim Weiss recordings. She has also developed some of Jim’s dramatic flair and imitates the tempos and tenor of his voice. This recording is an especially wonderful “meet and greet” with 20th century Americans who truly shaped their fields.

ISBN: 978-1-942968-73-3
Location: United States
Values: Cooperation and Teamwork, Determination, Enthusiasm, Friendship, and Justice