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  • The Americans: 11 True Stories of Challenge and Wonder

  • By: Michael Fuller, David Vachon, Paul Chrastina, and others
  • Narrated by: Michael Holmes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who knew?

  • By A. Good on 02-13-14


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Reviewed: 02-11-14

If you could sum up The Americans: 11 True Stories of Challenge and Wonder in three words, what would they be?

Courage and determination personified.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dorothea Dix could have frittered away her life and fortune on herself, but chose instead to use both resources to help the unlovely, unwanted people of society - the mentally ill. Her long life is a testament to selfless service - very inspiring!

Which scene was your favorite?

Hard to choose one favorite scene out of the 11 lives this book describes, because each story contains an inspiring hero.

Any additional comments?

The narration flows nicely with the musical backgrounds - helps to enhance the stories.

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