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    • History for Kids: An Illustrated Biography of Jackie and John F. Kennedy for Children

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In many ways, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his young family were the perfect embodiment of the '60s. The decade began with a sense of idealism, personified by the attractive Kennedy, his beautiful and fashionable wife, Jackie, and his young children. This audiobook chronicles the amazing lives and legacies of John and Jackie, weaving their lives and legacies together into one narrative.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Sterling Biographies

    • Geronimo: Wolf on the Warpath
    • By: Ralph Moody
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The name still sends shivers down the spine and has the power to draw in young readers: Geronimo, the legendary Indian who inspired and fought for his people. But who was this man, really? Here is the riveting tale of the last Apache warrior - told by the author of the best-selling Little Britches.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Geronimo: Wolf on the Warpath

    • By Brenda on 09-12-09

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Teddy Roosevelt

    • American Rough Rider
    • By: John Garraty
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Orman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Before Teddy Roosevelt earned his reputation as a strong, masculine hunter, explorer, and Rough Rider, he actually endured a sickly childhood. That's just one aspect of his life covered in this biography, which follows his transformation into a disciplined athlete and one of the world's best-known public servants and politicians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very quick and interesting story.

    • By john on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Sterling Biographies

    • John F. Kennedy: Voice of Hope
    • By: Marie Hodge
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Orman
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Young readers will find themselves enthralled by this biography of one of America's most popular leaders, which explores J.F.K.'s privileged childhood and tight-knit family; wartime heroism; and political accomplishments, which began in Congress and eventually led him to the U.S. presidency - the youngest man ever elected to the Oval Office.

    Regular price: $7.95

    • I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944

    • I Survived, Book 18
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, author Lauren Tarshis shines a spotlight on the story of the Normandy landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history and foundation for the Allied victory in World War II. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not terrible, but not my favorite!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-14-19

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Sterling Biographies

    • Harry Houdini
    • By: Rita Thievon Mullin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beyond his on-stage magic, Houdini also made his mark as an airplane pioneer, movie star, and debunker of frauds. His renown extended from his childhood home in Appleton, Wisconsin to Europe to Sydney, Australia. Children will thrill as they read about his seemingly superhuman successes - including when Houdini, hanging by his ankles and wrapped in a straightjacket, managed to free himself in less than three minutes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best biogeography ever

    • By Jacki on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Sterling Biographies

    • Malcolm X: A Revolutionary Voice
    • By: Beatrice Gormley
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is looked upon as an American dream for white people has long been an American nightmare for black people. Malcolm X - born Malcolm Little - experienced that nightmare firsthand even as a small boy, when white supremacists firebombed his family home. Such terrifying moments, along with years of daily racist insults and barriers, shaped Malcolm's life, transforming him into one of the most articulate and rousing black nationalist leaders of all time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Clear, concise, easy to follow

    • By Chrissie on 12-12-15

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Duel: A Captivating Guide to the Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr lived very similar lives. They were both orphaned at an early age. Both were excellent students who attended college and studied law. Both were young staff officers under General George Washington, and both became war heroes. They were both drawn to politics, and each served in the newly formed government of the United States. How was it then that these two men ended up in the most famous duel in American history? 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informative but repetitive

    • By TARA on 01-01-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Sterling Biographies

    • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • By: Alice Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "I have a dream." Those rousing words, spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr. at an historic civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., brought hope to those who listened: hope that in the future there might not be two Americas - one black and one white - but instead a country united, with justice for all. Here is King's inspiring story, which began in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929 and came to a tragic end on April 4, 1968 when an assassin fatally shot him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best book ever

    • By Brandee on 01-10-13

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Corrie Ten Boom: The Watchmaker's Daughter

    • Trailblazers
    • By: Jean Watson
    • Narrated by: Ann Richardson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of Corrie ten Boom has inspired millions of people all over the world. Jean Watson is a skillful author and presents Corrie's stirring life and challenging hope-filled messages for young listeners. The Watchmaker's Daughter traces the life of this outstanding Christian woman from her childhood in Haarlem, through her suffering in Nazi concentration camps, to her world-wide ministry to the handicapped and underprivileged.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Lives of the Artists

    • Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown, Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    From DaVinci to Rembrandt, van Gogh to Matisse, and Picasso to Warhol, you'll learn about both their artistic masterpieces and their personal messes. Fun and lighthearted, yet full of solid information, trivia, and provocative commentary, Lives of the Artists presents objective, 3-dimensional biographies of the world's great artists.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By L. Worthington on 01-06-04

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Jackie Robinson

    • Baseball's Great Pioneer
    • By: Jason Glaser
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Abridged
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    This audiobook tells the life story of Jackie Robinson and his pro baseball career.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Four Great Americans

    • Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster, and George Washington
    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Essential learning for any young student of American History, biographies of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln. These stories help us get to know the gentleman as people and then take us through their great accomplishments that make us appreciate their place in American history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good!!! 👍🏼 but

    • By Mario on 04-03-16

    Regular price: $5.59

    • I Got This

    • To Gold and Beyond
    • By: Laurie Hernandez
    • Narrated by: Amielynn Abellera
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At 16 years old, Laurie Hernandez has already made many of her dreams come true - yet it's only the beginning for this highly accomplished athlete. A Latina Jersey girl, Laurie saw her life take a dramatic turn last summer when she was chosen to be a part of the 2016 US Olympic gymnastics team. After winning gold in Rio as part of the Final Five, Laurie also earned an individual silver medal for her performance on the balance beam.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It’s Okay

    • By Danielle Dorks on 02-11-19

    Regular price: $17.10

    • Who Was Walt Disney?

    • Who Was...?
    • By: Whitney Stewart
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. This biography reveals the man behind the magic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • direct, clear and informative!

    • By Gina Velez on 05-16-18

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Who Is Dolly Parton?

    • By: True Kelley
    • Narrated by: Dorothy Dillingham Blue
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Born in a little cabin in Tennessee, Dolly Parton always dreamed big, and she was right to! She wrote her first song at age five and became a country music star by the time she was in her early twenties. Of course, her success didn't stop there. Dolly Parton is also an actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist whose "Imagination Library" reading initiative reaches children throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. There is simply no one like Dolly Parton!

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Sterling Biographies

    • Albert Einstein: The Miracle
    • By: Tabatha Yeatts
    • Narrated by: A. C. Fellner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Featuring kid-friendly explanations of the scientific principles, this compelling biography follows Einstein from his childhood through his early career struggles, and on to the theoretical breakthroughs and groundbreaking writings that won him the Nobel Prize. Equally important, we get a complete portrait of the man, who - deeply affected by the Holocaust - dedicated his life to pacifism and equal rights for all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A short, nice biography

    • By Oliver Nielsen on 12-25-13

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

    • By: Patricia Brennan Demuth
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young listeners will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier.

    Regular price: $9.79

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    • General George Patton: Old Blood and Guts
    • By: Alden Hatch
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He remained firmly in the center of the action and at the center of controversy. That's what made General George S. Patton America's most colorful military leader and an endlessly fascinating subject. He's as dynamic in digital audio as he was in life in Alden Hatch's lively, accessible biography, which chronicles Patton from his early days growing up in Southern California to his triumphant march into Germany in World War II.

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

    • By: Scott McCormick
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true! Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class. Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor. Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; and many more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author and narrator please make a sequel

    • By NICOLE GUTH on 12-13-18

    Regular price: $5.95

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