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    • Aztec Courage

    • A Story About the Spanish Conquest of Mexico
    • By: Al M. Rocca PhD
    • Narrated by: Al Rocca
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Join the expedition of explorer, Hernando Cortez and meet Diego Orteguilla, a 14-year old Spanish boy who signs on to sail from Cuba to the land of Mexico. Rumors abound of strange animals, exotic plants, a beautiful, whitewashed city surrounded by water, and a people who own gold - lots of gold. You will see Diego and the Spanish soldiers fight their first battle in Mexico and learn of the great Aztec empire and the king who rules this empire, Montezuma.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Courage of the 49ers

    • A Story of the California Gold Rush
    • By: Al M. Rocca
    • Narrated by: Al M. Rocca
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is the summer of 1849 and the California Gold Rush is on! Along with thousands of excited gold seekers, 12-year old Lena Brown and her family have just arrived in Sacramento. Follow Lena as she meets some of the key figures in early California history, including John Sutter, James Marshall, and Pierson B. Reading. You will learn about life in Old Sacramento and the wild new gold boomtowns of Coloma, Nevada City, and Shasta.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Pilgrim Courage

    • Settling the Plymouth Colony
    • By: Al M. Rocca
    • Narrated by: Al Rocca
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    Young William Hawkins and his father Henry join Giles and Constance Hopkins and other Pilgrim settlers in their courageous voyage across the Atlantic. You will hear how this dedicated group of adventurers struggle to survive in a harsh new land, against all odds. Learn how William, Giles, and Constance make new friends among the local Native Americans and experience fantastic adventures in the wilderness of the "New World." This book is part of the Courage in History series.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Shasta Dam

    • A History of Construction, 1938-1945
    • By: Al M. Rocca
    • Narrated by: Al Rocca
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shasta Dam is the second largest dam in America, and this book covers the construction during the years 1938-1945. Listeners will learn about the engineering challenges that needed to be overcome and of the personal stories of some of the thousands of men and women who built the dam.

    • A History of Construction, 1938-1945
    • By: Al M. Rocca
    • Narrated by: Al Rocca
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Release date: 09-12-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Patriot Courage: A Story About the Boston Tea Party

    • By: Al M. Rocca
    • Narrated by: Al Rocca
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    Twelve-year old Daniel Harte and his father, Harold, have recently arrived in colonial Boston in 1773. Daniel's new friend, Peter Ward, is a member of the patriotic group of local citizens known as the Sons of Liberty. Join Daniel and Peter as they prepare for the biggest tea party in Boston's history. This book is part of the Courage in History Series.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

    • A History
    • By: Al M. Rocca
    • Narrated by: Al Rocca
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This brief history covers the Whiskeytown area in northern California from the Gold Rush period, through the building of Whiskeytown Dam and the dedication by John F. Kennedy, to the present.

    Regular price: $3.95