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Originally published in 1917, This Country of Ours is a children's book that tells the story of the United States. Part I explores the landing of the Leif Ericson, a Viking, who was inspired by his countrymen's tales of a new land beyond Greenland. The stories continue through Columbus and the landings of the French, Spanish, and English on the shores of the New World. Part II of the book covers tales from explorer John Smith and Virginia colonies. Part III moves to the New England colonies and the tales of the Pilgrims, and Part IV moves to the South. In Part V, Marshall recounts tales of the Louisiana territory, Part VI takes on the American Revolution, and Part VII covers the building and rebuilding of the United States through the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. This book is suitable for children of all ages. British author HENRIETTA ELIZABETH MARSHALL (1867-1941) is most widely known for her children's books. She wrote, among others, Our Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls (1905) and Scotland's Story: A History of Scotland for Boys and Girls (1906).