Addison B. Poland and John Henry Haaren were the authors of: Famous Men of Greece (1904), Famous Men of Rome (1904), Famous Men of the Middle Ages (1904) and Famous Men of Modern Times (1909). Poland was Principal of Day Street Grammar School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, then Jersey City High School. He was editor of the Educational Review and became Superintendent of Schools in Newark, New Jersey in 1901. Haaren (1855-1916), was an American educator and historian. In 1907 he became Associate Superintendent of Schools in New York, increasing the number and efficiency of kindergartens and starting classes to teach English to foreigners. His other works include: Fairy Life: Third Reader Grade (1896) and First Notions of Geography (1914).