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I SAID I COULD AND I DID: UPDATED EDITION True Stories of 20th-Century Americans

by | Read by Jim Weiss

Children Ages 8+ • • Unabridged • © 2018

From the opening remarks to the closing invitation to seek further information, narrator Jim Weiss's interest in the stories he tells is contagious as he tells stories of famous Americans and their inspirations. Nellie Bly sets off on her trip around the world, George Gershwin's flair for improvisation yields "Rhapsody in Blue," songwriter Yip Harburg's love of poetry and friendship with Ira Gershwin starts him on the road toward THE WIZARD OF OZ. Harry Truman's passion for history permeates his political career, Charles Steinmetz's genius in electrical engineering is complemented by his charitable work, and Grace Hopper's career spans from the Mark 1 computer to COBOL and to coining the word "debug." Throughout, Weiss's distinctive voice never flags. A.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2018]

Trade Ed. • The Well-Trained Mind Press • 2018

CD ISBN 9781945841255 $10.56 • CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-942968-73-3 $10.95

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