Recounts the accomplishments of 30 Scots who were the first, or the best, in their respective fields. Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Andrew Carnegie pioneered philanthropy, establishing libraries and performing arts theatres in cities across the country. Ulysses S Grant commanded Union forces to victory in the Civil War and later became president of the US. Washington Irving created the classic character of Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane. Written for readers between 10 and 14 years of age, this is an informative look at some of the pioneering accomplishments of the Scottish people in America.
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co