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    • Undefeated

    • Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football", they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I don't even like sports.

    • By Melmonie on 03-12-18
    • Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 01-17-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 75 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Bomb

    • The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Roy Roy Samuelson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So interesting and great performance!

    • By Library on 04-22-13
    • The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Roy Roy Samuelson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 01-08-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 317 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Notorious Benedict Arnold

    • A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating History!

    • By Richard L. Rubin on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Most Dangerous

    • Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these documents had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stand up and be counted.

    • By Boots on 05-03-17
    • Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 09-22-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 135 ratings

    Regular price: $32.20

    • The Port Chicago 50

    • Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as amazingly written as Sheinkin’s other books

    • By rb on 09-05-18

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Lincoln's Grave Robbers

    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    A true crime thriller - the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is arrested, members of his counterfeiting ring gather to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd - and $200,000 in cash.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • my thoughts on Lincoln’s grave robbers

    • By sk on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $12.25

    • Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler

    • Time Twisters, Book 1
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Abraham Lincoln overhears a classroom of kids say "history is boring," he decides to teach them a lesson. Lincoln escapes from 1860--to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler! Now siblings Doc and Abby have to convince Lincoln to go back to Springfield, Illinois, and accept the presidency . . . before everything spins out of control!

    Regular price: $15.40

    • Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean

    • Time Twisters, Book 2
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abraham Lincoln may have returned to history books, but other historical figures saw what he did--and now they know they can escape from their times, too. When Abigail Adams decides there's more to life than doing chores in the White House, she joins a crew of Caribbean pirates! Can siblings Abby and Doc set history straight? Or will they be the ones who need to be rescued?

    Regular price: $15.40