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  1. 0.9 hrs • 8/2/2016 • Unabridged

    Who Is Hillary Clinton? Readers of our New York Times best-selling series can find out now!At age fourteen, Hillary Clinton thought it would be thrilling to become an astronaut, so she sent an application to NASA. The reply was a flat out rejection: the space program didn’t take women. It was a critical moment for the young girl, one that made her realize the world she lived in needed changing and that she had better try to make those changes happen. Clinton’s life has been a thrilling series of firsts—First Lady of the US, then first First Lady to become a US Senator, Secretary of State, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate for President. This easy-to-read biography gives readers a firm grounding not only in Clinton’s life history but the history of the times in which she’s lived. It comes out as she makes her historic run for the White House.

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  2. 1.1 hrs • 4/5/2016 • Unabridged

    Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom—and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave. He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.

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  3. 1.0 hrs • 3/1/2016 • Unabridged
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  4. 5.5 hrs • 1/5/2016 • Unabridged

    An inspiring and meticulously researched middle grade biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton—First Lady, senator, secretary of state, and Democratic candidate for president in 2016. Hillary Rodham Clinton is a true leader. Growing up in Park Ridge, Illinois, Hillary was inspired by the philosophy of John Wesley, who urged his followers to “do all the good you can.” Rising to prominence in 1992 as the First Lady of the United States, Hillary captured the world’s attention with her bold ideas and political forcefulness. From her time at Wellesley to her life at the White House and beyond, Hillary has been at the forefront of huge change—and despite setbacks and political scandals, she has worked for good in the world. Acclaimed author Cynthia Levinson creates a compelling and personal portrait of Hillary’s historic journey from her childhood to her service as secretary of state and beyond.

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    Hillary Rodham Clinton

    5.5 hrs • 1/5/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 7.9 hrs • 9/22/2015 • Unabridged

    From Steve Sheinkin, the award–winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Bomb comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed “the greatest story of the century”: how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into “the most dangerous man in America,” and risked everything to expose the government’s deceit. On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a seven thousand 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. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, they revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicans claiming to represent their interests. A provocative audiobook that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children’s nonfiction.

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    Most Dangerous

    7.9 hrs • 9/22/15 • Unabridged
  6. 0.1 hrs • 6/29/2015 • Unabridged

    In this glorious biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant free verse. It is the story of a young boy’s determination to change South Africa, and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for all people, no matter the color of their skin. Listeners will be inspired by Mandela’s triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world.

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    Nelson Mandela

    0.1 hrs • 6/29/15 • Unabridged
  7. 9.4 hrs • 7/8/2014 • Unabridged

    Here is the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded. When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew. Deftly maneuvering between the lives of the Romanovs and the plight of Russia’s peasants—and their eventual uprising—Fleming offers up a fascinating portrait. History doesn’t get more interesting than the story of the Romanovs.

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    The Family Romanov

    9.4 hrs • 7/8/14 • Unabridged
  8. 5.1 hrs • 2/28/2014 • Unabridged

    Hudson survived his perilous maiden voyage to his beloved China. With his heart set in determined obedience to God, and trusting the provision of the One who had called, Hudson overcame persecution and almost overwhelming personal losses to bring to bring God’s truth to the “ripe harvest fields” of China. Today, Hudson Taylor’s story continues to challenge and inspire believers young and old to carry the anchoring gospel message, regardless of personal trial or hardships, to those who are adrift and without hope.

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  9. 2.4 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Abridged

    For the first time, an edition of Martin Luther King's most important speeches and selected sermons are assembled specifically for school-age-children and families to listen to together. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is known for being one of the greatest orators of the 20th Century, and perhaps in all of American history. In the 1950s and 1960s, his words led the Civil Rights movement and helped change society. Though his speeches refer to the conditions of the 1960s, his assertions that nonviolent protest is the key to democracy and that all humans are equal, are as timeless and powerful today as they were nearly forty years ago. To honor Dr. King, this edition includes Dr. King's recordings, abridged for children, and is commemorated with selected art from our nation's own talent.

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  10. 4.9 hrs • 4/24/2012 • Unabridged

    A fascinating and timely biography of J. Edgar Hoover from a Sibert Medalist. “King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is…You better take it before your filthy, abnormal, fraudulent self is bared to the nation.” Dr. Martin Luther King received this demand in an anonymous letter in 1964. He believed that the letter was telling him to commit suicide. Who wrote this anonymous letter? The FBI. And the man behind it all was J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI’s first director. In this unsparing exploration of one of the most powerful Americans of the twentieth century, accomplished historian Marc Aronson unmasks the man behind the Bureau—his tangled family history and personal relationships; his own need for secrecy, deceit, and control; and the broad trends in American society that shaped his world. Hoover may have given America the security it wanted, but the secrets he knew gave him—and the Bureau—all the power he wanted. Using photographs, cartoons, movie posters, and FBI transcripts, Master of Deceit gives readers the necessary evidence to make their own conclusions. Here is a book about the twentieth century that blazes with questions and insights about our choices in the twenty-first.

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    Master of Deceit

    4.9 hrs • 4/24/12 • Unabridged
  11. 9.7 hrs • 6/30/2011 • Unabridged

    One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April, 1975, Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung’s family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed. Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung’s powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.

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    First They Killed My Father

    9.7 hrs • 6/30/11 • Unabridged
  12. 0.4 hrs • 1/16/2009 • Unabridged

    Just in time for the 2012 election, a book & CD edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture-book biography of the 44th President!Nikki Grimes’s lyrical text and Bryan Collier's distinctive collages tell the inspirational story of President Barack Obama. Raised in Jakarta and Hawaii, Obama’s election as President represented a watershed moment in our nation's history. Like JFK and Martin Luther King, Obama is a link in the long chain of people who have fought so that this country fulfills the promises upon which it was founded. Just as the baton has been passed to Obama from previous leaders, Obama is a role model for the young people who will one day assume the mantle of leadership, and this book will celebrate and inspire them. This #1 New York Times bestselling book is available for the first time as a book & CD, read by author Nikki Grimes.

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    Barack Obama

    0.4 hrs • 1/16/09 • Unabridged
  13. 2.0 hrs • 1/1/2007 • Unabridged

    Meet our ninth US president before his famous victory over the native chief Tecumseh in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Young readers will thrill to “Billy” Harrison’s dramatic rescue of his sister, Sally, as she struggles to stay afloat after falling into a river, and admire his courage when he captures a British soldier at the age of eight. Find out more about these and the rest of Billy’s boyhood adventures. Praised by parents, teachers, and historians, the Young Patriots Series is an ideal way to sweep today’s young readers into history. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, what they wore, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. The evidence of character, ability, responsibility, and courage are showcased in situations to which every child can relate.

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    William Henry Harrison by Howard Peckham
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    5.7 hrs • 1/1/2005 • Unabridged

    In 1895, two young men destined to make their mark on American life, Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, discovered they shared a common interest in the remarkable way ordinary Americans demonstrated the real character of the young nation. They were convinced that the brilliance of American liberty could best be found in the lives of everyday heroes. These two men researched and wrote the twenty-six inspiring stories in Hero Tales. From great battles of the War for Independence to the intrepid explorations that opened up the western frontier, from the struggles of the early pioneers to the tragedies of the Civil War, these stories capture the essence of the American spirit. Especially moving is the last chapter, on Abraham Lincoln, in which narrator Patrick Cullen reads Walt Whitman’s poem for Lincoln, “O Captain, My Captain,” as well as two of Lincoln’s speeches, the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address. 1. “Washington” by Henry Cabot Lodge2. “Daniel Boone and the Founding of Kentucky” by Theodore Roosevelt3. “George Rogers Clark and the Conquest of the Northwest” by Theodore Roosevelt4. “The Battle of Trenton” by Henry Cabot Lodge5. “Bennington” by Henry Cabot Lodge6. “King’s Mountain” by Theodore Roosevelt7. “The Storming of Stony Point” by Theodore Roosevelt8. “Gouverneur Morris” by Henry Cabot Lodge9. “The Burning of the Philadelphiai” by Henry Cabot Lodge10. “The Cruise of the Wasp” by Theodore Roosevelt11. “The General Armstrong Privateer” by Theodore Roosevelt12. “The Battle of New Orleans” by Theodore Roosevelt13. “John Quincy Adams and the Right of Petition” by Henry Cabot Lodge14. “Francis Parkman” by Henry Cabot Lodge15. “Remember the Alamo” by Theodore Roosevelt16. “Hampton Roads” by Theodore Roosevelt17. “The Flag-Bearer” by Theodore Roosevelt18. “The Death of Stonewall Jackson” by Theodore Roosevelt19. “The Charge at Gettysburg” by Theodore Roosevelt20. “General Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign” by Henry Cabot Lodge21. “Robert Gould Shaw” by Henry Cabot Lodge22. “Charles Russell Lowell” by Henry Cabot Lodge23. “Sheridan at Cedar Creek” by Henry Cabot Lodge24. “Lieutenant Cushing and the Ram Albermarle” by Theodore Roosevelt25. “Farragut at Mobile Bay” by Theodore Roosevelt26. “Lincoln” by Henry Cabot Lodge

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    Hero Tales by Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge

    Hero Tales

    5.7 hrs • 1/1/06 • Unabridged
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