Real American Stories include:
* The diary of a Civil War soldier
* A 15-year old Irish boy joins the British Merchant Marine and meets his future wife on board 14 years later on a voyage from Shanghi to London
* A young woman sails to China in 1920 to teach school
* Electricity and telephone come to a home for the first time
* What was an outhouse?
* What was the Horse Theif Detective Association?
* What collage coach had an undefeated, untied and unscored on team?
* What small high school team won a national high school tournament?
* What small town boy became a hero at Colombine?
...and many more.