Theodore Roosevelt’s Hero Tales From American History Complete Set

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Hero Tales from American History was written by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge to teach character to kids through the stories of America’s heroes. We turned it into audiobooks with sound effects…because history is way better with cannonfire and screaming French mobs.

Suitable for and appreciated by all ages, from preschoolers to grandparents.




Did you know Theodore Roosevelt wrote a book for children?

He did.

He wrote a book to teach character and virtue through the stories of American History.

He’s been called “The Most Interesting American” and his book is just that!

We’ve made it even more interesting, though, by turning it into an audiobook and adding sound effects, too. Ships creaking, gulls cawing, cannon fire, even angry French mobs come together to make history they’ll never forget…

“He then told us that he enjoyed them so very much that he wanted to know if we would allow him and his baby brother to listen to them every night from now on while they fall asleep instead of the music that I usually play. Now if that is not a positive endorsement, I don’t know what is.” -Nicole, MO

Learn History on the Drive Home!

Each CD is one hour long and each story is 7 to 11 minutes long. Appropriate for all ages.

Hero Tales From American History


Part 1 – 1732-1777
George Washington (Biography)
Daniel Boone (Biography)
George Rogers Clark (Revolutionary War)
The Battle of Trenton (Revolutionary War)
Bennington (Revolutionary War)
Part 2 – 1780-1814
Kings Mountain (Revolutionary War)
Stony Point (Revolutionary War)
Gouveneur Morris (French Revolution)
The Philadelphia (Barbary Pirates)
The Wasp (War of 1812)
The Privateer General Armstrong (War of 1812)

Part 3 – 1814-1865

The Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812)
John Quincy Adams and the Right of Petition
Francis Parkman (Biography)
“Remember The Alamo!” (Texas Revolution)
Hampton Roads (USS Monitor and CSS Virginia)
The Flag-Bearer (Civil War)
Hero Tales Part Four Label Square Part 4 – 1861-1865
The Death of Stonewall Jackson (Civil War)
Grant at Vicksburg (Civil War)
Gettysburg (Civil War)
Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th (Civil War)
Charles Russell Lowell (Civil War)
Hero Tales 5 Label Square Part 5 – 1864-1919

Sheridan at Cedar Creek (1864)
Lt Cushing and the Albemarle (1864)
Farragut and the Battle of Mobile Bay (1864)
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
“The Most Interesting American” (1858-1919)

Click here to hear Roosevelt and Lodge explain “Its purpose … is to tell in simple fashion the story of some Americans who showed that they knew how to live and how to die…

Click to download the exciting, wilderness story of Daniel Boone, but look out for the bears!

Download the story of the epic battle of Hampton Roads between the Merrimac and the Monitor here.

Read about the making of the Hampton Roads episode (and where we found authentic historic sounds) here.

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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 9 x 12 x 0.625 in

Audiobook 5-CD Set, mp3 Download

4 reviews for Theodore Roosevelt’s Hero Tales From American History Complete Set

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    My whole family loves these! We listen at lunch and in the van!

    • Hal and Melanie Young

      I am so glad to hear it!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melody (verified owner)

    We have thoroughly enjoyed these CDs! We listen to them as a family on long trips in the van. My children are only 7 and 5, so we’re planning to listen many times again before high school graduation. 😊

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sasha Gilson (verified owner)

    We gave this set to my son last Christmas when he was 7. He has listened to these many times during his afternoon “quiet time”. He has recalled many facts from history from these audiobooks and is able to connect them to the same time period when we are studying it in history.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tia Ward

    Got these at a home school convention several years ago and have listened to them several time since. Well read and easy to listen to these inspiring true stories make great discussion topics and will help you teach your children Christian character. You can always go back and get more book learning but if you don’t have character you will never go far. Our home school always put our first emphasis on Christian character and book learning would take a back seat if we needed to focus on character. These audio CDs are a fun way to teach character especially on those long commutes and road trips.

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