(May 1960)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1960
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing:
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; Glossy cover
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Presumably issued in 1960 to correspond with the U.S. Presidential election that year.

Keywords:
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Larry Myers (painting)
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Larry Myers (painting)
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Larry Myers (painting)

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Family of four viewing Presidential images on Mount Rushmore; American flag at right.
Keywords:
educational; fact; flag; history; Mount Rushmore; President; South Dakota; United States

Indexer Notes

Myers credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Classics Illustrated.

["The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales"] (Table of Contents)

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Characters:
Pinocchio; Thumbelina; Goldilocks; the steadfast tin soldier
Synopsis:
Promo, with order form, for back issues of Classics Illustrated Junior (H.R.N. 563).

Indexer Notes

Thumbnails of four covers, most partly hidden.

American Presidents (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
George Washington; Andrew Jackson; Abraham Lincoln; Theodore Roosevelt; Woodrow Wilson
Synopsis:
Montage of Presidents, with introductory text on the Presidency.
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

The Founding Fathers (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
George Washington; Alexander Hamilton; Benjamin Franklin
Synopsis:
Washington chairs the Constitutional Convention as it debates and defines the office of the Presidency.
Keywords:
Constitution; educational; election; fact; history; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia; President; United States

First in Peace (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
George Washington; Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Jefferson
Synopsis:
Washington's early life and Presidency, including debates between Jefferson and Hamilton over the nature of American society and government.
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; history; Mount Vernon; President; surveyor; United States; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Title taken from Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee's eulogy of Washington: "first in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen."

Mansion in the Mud (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
John Adams; Abigail Adams
Synopsis:
Career of John Adams
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; Fourth of July; history; Independence Day; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

portrait; illustrated border

Is This the Fourth? (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Thomas Jefferson; Martha Wayles Jefferson; James Monroe
Synopsis:
Jefferson's career, Presidency, and retirement
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; history; Lewis and Clark; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

Title taken from Jefferson's last words.

Madison and Monroe (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
James Madison; James Monroe
Synopsis:
Careers of Madison and Monroe
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; Fourth of July; history; Independence Day; President; United States; War of 1812; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

portraits; spot illustrations

Old Man Eloquent (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
John Quincy Adams; John Adams
Synopsis:
John Quincy Adams risks his life against the British as a boy; serves in Congress and the White House without pandering to public opinion; and angers many by opposing slavery in Congress.
Keywords:
American War of Independence; educational; election; fact; history; President; Revolutionary War; slavery; United States; Washington D.C.

Old Hickory (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Andrew Jackson; Rachel Jackson; John C. Calhoun
Synopsis:
Andrew Jackson fights the British, defies captors, conducts duels, and defends the Union against nullification.
Keywords:
American War of Independence; duel; educational; election; fact; history; P.O.W.; President; prisoner of war; Revolutionary War; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Before the Great War (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Martin Van Buren; William Henry Harrison; John Tyler; James Knox Polk; Zachary Taylor; Millard Fillmore; Franklin Pierce; James Buchanan
Synopsis:
Brief introductions to eight Presidents.
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

Portraits

The Nation's Wounds (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Abraham Lincoln; William Herndon; Stephen A. Douglas
Synopsis:
Lincoln is a successful lawyer and indulgent father who fights politically against the spread of slavery. Elected President, he guides the nation to emancipation and victory, only to be killed by an assassin.
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; election; fact; history; Illinois; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

Title taken from one of the national goals as expressed in Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address: "to bind up the nation's wounds."

From Johnson to McKinley (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Andrew Johnson; Ulysses Simpson Grant; Rutherford Birchard Hayes; James Abram Garfield; Chester Alan Arthur; Grover Cleveland; Benjamin Harrison; William McKinley
Synopsis:
Introductions to eight Presidents.
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

Portraits and spot art

The Rough Rider (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Theodore Roosevelt; Kermit Roosevelt
Synopsis:
Theodore Roosevelt overcomes youthful sickliness to make a rapid and energetic rise through public service, becoming the youngest President ever. He fights for a Square Deal for all Americans, and remains energetic in retirement.
Keywords:
assassin; educational; election; fact; history; President; Spanish-American War; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

From Boom to Bust (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
William Howard Taft; Woodrow Wilson; Warren Gamaliel Harding; Calvin Coolidge; Herbert Clark Hoover
Synopsis:
Introductions to five Presidents.
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; Great Depression; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House; World War I

Indexer Notes

Portraits and spot art

The Nation Asks for Action (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Franklin D. Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt; Al Smith
Synopsis:
Franklin D. Roosevelt rises in politics but is stymied by polio. He fights back and wins the Presidency, leading his nation through Depression and war only to die at the point of victory.
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; Great Depression; history; Hyde Park; infantile paralysis; polio; President; United States; Warm Springs; Washington D.C.; White House; World War II

The Atomic Age (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Harry S. Truman; Dwight D. Eisenhower
Synopsis:
Introduction to two Presidents
Keywords:
atomic bomb; Cold War; educational; election; fact; history; President; United Nations; United States; Washington D.C.; White House; World War II

Indexer Notes

Portraits and spot art

Electing the President (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
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Synopsis:
Historical process of selectin a Presidential nominee and running for office.
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Cartoon-style artwork

"We hope you enjoyed this issue." (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
suggested reading
Keywords:
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

The Asphalt Trap (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Prehistoric animals are trapped in the La Brea Tar Pits
Keywords:
California; Los Angeles; paleontology

March Across the Alps (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Hannibal
Synopsis:
Hannibal leads his forces across the Alps to attack Rome.
Keywords:
Alps; Carthage; elephant; Punic War; Rome

Buried City (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Heinrich Schliemann
Synopsis:
The death and rediscovery of Mycenae

Indexer Notes

archaeology; archeology; Bronze Age; educational; fact; Greece

The Unlucky Submarine (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
Confederate submarine C.S.S. Hunley sinks the U.S.S. Housatonic, but is lost with all hands in the process.
Keywords:
Charleston; Civil War; educational; fact; South Carolina; submarine

["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"] (Table of Contents)

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Synopsis:
Promo, with order form, for back issues of Classics Illustrated (H.R.N. 155)

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Thumbnail of cover to # 149, Of on a Comet

["Subscribe now! Today!"] (Table of Contents)

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Thumbnails of four covers, most partly hidden

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales"]
  3. 2. American Presidents
  4. 3. The Founding Fathers
  5. 4. First in Peace
  6. 5. Mansion in the Mud
  7. 6. Is This the Fourth?
  8. 7. Madison and Monroe
  9. 8. Old Man Eloquent
  10. 9. Old Hickory
  11. 10. Before the Great War
  12. 11. The Nation's Wounds
  13. 12. From Johnson to McKinley
  14. 13. The Rough Rider
  15. 14. From Boom to Bust
  16. 15. The Nation Asks for Action
  17. 16. The Atomic Age
  18. 17. Electing the President
  19. 18. "We hope you enjoyed this issue."
  20. 19. The Asphalt Trap
  21. 20. March Across the Alps
  22. 21. Buried City
  23. 22. The Unlucky Submarine
  24. 23. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  25. 24. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kirk House
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • James Ludwig
  • Karl Wilcox