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Paul

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    I'm a documentary film maker and discovered this book doing research on a possible future project. I found the stories engaging and well told. The production is top notch with music and sound effects used to help "paint" a visual picture of the stories as they unfold. I think the narrator is spot on, not too sing-songy or overly dramatic, and he speaks with a warmth and feeling for the subject in a clear strong tone.

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    Here are tales of adventurers, gifted and determined, who enriched our lives as they lived theirs with spirit and grit: Francis Scott Key, who turned glorious patriot as he saw Fort McHenry's defenders bombed but not bowed; Amelia Earhart, who became a famous pilot before she could fly, slaves William and Ellen Craft, who ran a thousand miles for freedom using audacity and ingenious disguise, and many more. Discover the true stories about the people you only thought you knew.

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    An entertaining and informative dose of the American spirit. Something that is desperately needed today. Slip it into your kids' iPod and they just may discover what this country's all about.

    Crisp writing, meaningful stories and highly listenable delivery by the talented Mike Holmes. Highly recommended.


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    What did you love best about The Notorious Benedict Arnold?

    Sheinkin provided a lot of insight into Arnold and while we may never truly know what caused Arnold to turn traitor, he provides a plausible explanation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The historical detail and the insight into the back-stabbing and gamesmanship that our early founding fathers engaged in with each other.


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    The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

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    On a bitter cold day in January 1741, Benedict Arnold was born. Little did anyone know that he would grow up to become the most infamous villain in American history. But first, he would be one of the country's greatest war heroes. Fearless in the line of fire, a genius at strategy and motivating his men, General Arnold was America's first action hero. But his thirst for recognition would ultimately be his undoing.

    Andy says: "more than a notorious traitor"

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