I scooted over to Child's Play, and found her mention of the Heroes of America books.
On the dim hope that a Michael's by my work would carry the same books (for the same price?)I ran away for a few minutes.
They did carry a couple biographies, though not a dollar each - I'll try not to cuss about that too much.
I picked up Benjamin Franklin
along with a few other gems -
The Call Of The Wild
Around The World In 80 Days
King Solomon's Mines
and Captains Courageous
All at a very reasonable price of $3 each.
Thanks so much SA - I look forward to these tales!