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Makers of History: Cyrus

Jacob Abbott

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Makers of History: Cyrus

Jacob Abbott


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  • When a mule sits on the throne, beware.

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    There was a prophecy that when a mule would ascend the throne, empires would fall. And they did. Get ready to be hooked by the complete story of his life -- and learn about one of history's most famous kings, who appears in the Bible as well! After an unsuccessful attempt to kill him as a child, Cyrus became king of the Medes and Persians, and set …

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  • Jacob Abbott was an American writer of children's books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. He wrote 180 books and was a coauthor or editor of 31 more. He died in Farmington, Maine, where he had spent part of his time after 1839, and where his brother, Samuel Phillips Abbott, founded the Abbott School. …

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