Recordings Timeline


Jim converses with Miguel Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote”

Over the years, Jim Weiss listeners have wanted to know when the stories took place and how they relate to each other in time. Here is a timeline that depicts when and where the stories (both literature and history) occur. Please note that some collections appear more than once to reflect their varied content.


  Eras and Settings of Stories
Bible Stories: Great Men and Women From Noah through Solomon
  Middle East
Tales from the Old Testament
  Middle East
Story of the World, Vol. I The Ancients
  5000 BC…400AD
Egyptian Treasures: Mummies & Myths
  3000 BC (Egypt)
Tales from Cultures Far & Near
  3000 BC (China)
The Dragon Diaries
  3000 BC (Covers 5000 years of dragon stories)
Jewish Holiday Stories
  2000 BC through
300 BC (Middle East)
Pharaohs and Queens of Ancient Egypt
  1,500 BCE-1,200 BCE
The Cat of Bubastes (G. A. Henty)
  1250 BC (Egypt)
Greek Myths
  1000 BC (Greece)
She & He: Adventures in Mythology
  1000 BC (Greece)
Shakespeare for Children (A Midummer’s Night Dream)   1000 BC (Greece)
Heroes in Mythology
  1000 BC (Greece)
A Treasury of Wisdom (Solomon)
  1000 BC (Israel)
Aesop’s Fables
  620-564 BC (Greece)
Animal Tales (Aesop)
  600 BC (Greece)
Courage and a Clear Mind: True Adventures of  Ancient Greeks
  500 BC (Greece)
Galileo & the Stargazers (Archimedes)
  400 BC (Sicily)
A Treasury of Wisdom (Diogenes)
  400 BC (Greece)
A Treasury of Wisdom (Alexander the Great)
  300 BC (Greece)
The Young Carthaginian (G. A. Henty)
  220 BC (Rome/Carthage)
Julius Caesar and the Story of Rome
  44 BC (Rome)
A Treasury of Wisdom (The Good Samaritan)
  1st Century AD
Once Upon a Fairytale (Androcles)
  1st Century AD, Rome
Beric the Briton
  62 AD (Ancient Britain, Rome)
For The Temple (G.A. Henty)
  70 AD (Jerusalem)
Story of the World, Vol. II The Middle Ages
  400 AD….
Swordsmen, Saints and Scholars: Great Men and Women of the Middle Ages
  400 AD-1300
Heroes in Mythology
  500 AD (Norse)
Celtic Treasures
  500 AD (Ireland)
Arabian Nights
  Medieval Arabia,
King Arthur & His Knights
  Medieval Britain
The Reluctant Dragon
Fairytale Favorites in Story & Song
  Medieval /
Renaissance Europe
Best Loved Stories in Song & Dance
  Medieval /
Renaissance Europe
  Medieval /
Renaissance Europe
Tell Me A Story
Medieval /
Renaissance Europe
Tales from Cultures Far & Near
  1000 (Egypt,
Medieval Japan, Renaissance Spain, plus updated Native
American [Lakota Sioux], Senegal)
Wulf the Saxon (G. A. Henty)
  1066 (England)
Robin Hood
  1100s (England)
In Freedom’s Cause
  1296-1314 (Scotland and England)
The Lion of St. Mark
  1300’s (Venice, Italy)
Men of Iron
  1400-1450 (England)
Romeo and Juliet
  Renaissance Italy
Shakespeare for Children (Taming of the Shrew)
  Renaissance Italy
Masters of the Renasissance
  Renaissance Italy
A Treasury of Wisdom (Raphael, Michelangelo)
  1515 (Italy)
Galileo & the Stargazers (Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo)
  Renaissance Europe
The Prince & the Pauper
  1500s (England)
The Queen’s Pirate
  1500s (England,
Spain, Caribbean)
Three Musketeers
  1600s (Renaissance France)
Story of the World, Vol. III Early Modern Times
The Lion of the North
  1618-1648 (The Thirty Years War-Europe)
Genius Times Four (Isaac Newton)
  1642-1727 England
Galileo & the Stargazers (Newton)
  1700 (England)
Rip Van Winkle / Gulliver’s Travels
  Late 1700s (United States, England)
Thomas Jefferson’s America
  Late 1700’s-1826 (United States)
George Washington
  1732-1799 (United States)
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
  1770’s-Early 1800’s (USA – World Voyages)
Napoleon and the French Revolution
  1789-1822 France, Egypt, Italy, Russia, Haiti, South America, Switzerland
A Tale of Two Cities
  1790’s (London and Paris – French Revolution)
In the Reign of Terror (G.A. Henty)
  1793 (French Revolution)
The Count of Monte Cristo
  1815-1844 (France, Rome, Monte Cristo, Greece, Constantinople)
The Jungle Book
  1800s (India)
Gone West
G. A. Henty’s Short Stories, Vol. 1
  1800s (Frontier Ohio)
Late 1800s (England)
A Christmas Carol & Other Favorites (Dick Spindler’s Family Christmas)
  Victorian England
1850 (California Gold Rush)
Treasure Island
  1800s (England)
Tales from Cultures Far and Near
  1800s (Native American, Senegal)
Electoral Apocalypses: Poison Pens and Pistols at Dawn: Jefferson, Hamilton, Burr, and the Election of 1800
  1800  (USA)
American Tall Tales
  1800s (United States)
Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America
  1809-1865 (Civil War)
Women in Blue or Gray
  1850-1865 (Civil War)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  1840s (United States)
Story of the World, Vol. IV The Modern Age
The Adventurous Life of Theodore Roosevelt
  1858-1919 (USA)
Electoral Apocalypses: A House Divided: The Election of 1860 and the Coming of the Civil War
  1860  (USA)
I Said I Could and I Did (Nellie Bly)
  1864-1922 (USA)
I Said I Could and I Did (Charles Steinmetz)
  1865-1923 (USA)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Genius Times Four (Curie Family)
  1867-1965 Poland, France
Genius Times Four (Albert Einstein)
  1879-1955 Europe, USA
I Said I Could and I Did (Harry Truman)
  1884-1972 (USA)
The Hound of the Baskervilles
  1889 (England)
A Treasury of Wisdom
  1890 (Japan)
I Said I Could and I Did (Yip Harburg)
  1896-1981 (USA)
I Said I Could and I Did (Ira Gershwin)
  1896-1983 (USA)
Spooky Classics
  1800s (United States)
1900s (England, India)
My Father’s Dragon
  20th Century
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  1900s (Kansas)
A Christmas Carol and Other Favorites
(The Gift of the Magi)
  1900s (New York City)
Sherlock Holmes for Children
  1900 (England)
Mystery! Mystery! for Children
1900 (England, France)
A Treasury of Wisdom (Beatrix Potter)
1900 (England)
I Said I Could and I Did (Langston Hughes)
  1902-1967 (USA)
I Said I Could and I Did (Grace Hopper)
  1906-1992 (USA)
Genius Times Four (Gertrude Elion)
  1918-1999 USA
Pharaohs and Queens (King Tut’s Tomb)
The Boxcar Children
  1920’s (USA)
Come on Seabiscuit!
1930’s (Great Depression)
A Treasury of Wisdom (Satchel Paige)
1930’s (USA)
Electoral Apocalypses: The Election of 1968
1968  (USA)

Doing Research at Mount Vernon

Timeless Collections for Pre-School-Early Elementary School

Once Upon a Fairytale   Multiple Time Periods (Rome, Bulgaria, China, Ireland)
A Cornucopia of Best-Loved Poems:
Heroes, Horses and Harvest Moons, Vol. 1
Ten Thousand Stars, Vol. 2
  Multiple Time Periods/Places
Jim Weiss Presents: New Stories from New Friends
Contemporary USA/AFRICA
First Stories to Last a Lifetime
Famously Funny
Animal Tales
Just So Stories
Uncle Wiggly
Good Luck Duck

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