Historical fiction

Sing Down the Moon (Unabridged)

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The Spanish slavers were an ever-present threat to the Navajo way of life.This historical novel is about a young Navajo girl who is kidnapped and enslaved by Spaniards and then rescued by her husband-to-be.

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820L
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03:17
Sing Down the Moon (Unabridged)

The King's Fifth (Unabridged)

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While awaiting trial for murder and withholding from the king the obligatory fifth of the gold found in Cibola, Esteban, a 17-year-old cartographer, recalls his adventures with a band of conquistadors.

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840L
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07:55
The King's Fifth (Unabridged)

Streams to the River, River to the Sea: A Novel of Sacagawea (Unabridged)

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No woman in all of our history has captured the imagination like the young Shoshone girl Sacagawea, who served as in interpreter and often as a guide for Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition into our uncharted West.

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740L
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04:50
Streams to the River, River to the Sea: A Novel of Sacagawea (Unabridged)

My Name Is Not Angelica (Unabridged)

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The planter who buys you will put you to work in his household or in the sugar-cane fields. In the fields, under the hot sun, slaves don't last long, perhaps a year. So show your white teeth, Raisha, smile a lot, and don't say anything unless you're asked. Snatched from her home in Africa, sixteen-year-old Raisha begins her new life on the island of St.

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750L
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03:13
My Name Is Not Angelica (Unabridged)

The Cruise of the Arctic Star: A Voyage from San Diego to the Columbia River (Unabridged)

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In The Cruise of the Arctic Star, Scott O'Dell takes a voyage up the length of the California coast in his cedar-hulled offshore cruiser named Arctic Star.

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The Cruise of the Arctic Star: A Voyage from San Diego to the Columbia River (Unabridged)

The Amethyst Ring (Unabridged)

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Spanish seminarian Julián Escobar, known to the Mayas as Lord Kukulcán and worshipped as a god, witnesses the fall of the Mayan and Incan civilizations with the coming of Cortés and Pizarro.

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980L
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08:01
The Amethyst Ring (Unabridged)

The Road to Damietta (Unabridged)

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Rich in the atmosphere of 13th-century Italy, The Road to Damietta offers through Ricca di Montanaro's eyes a new perspective on the man who became the famous Saint Francis of Assisi, the guileless, joyous man who praised the oneness of nature and sought to bring the world into harmony.

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980L
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07:48
The Road to Damietta (Unabridged)

Brooklyn Bridge (Unabridged)

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On that day in 1903, 14-year-old Joseph Michtom's life changed irrevocably when his parents - Russian immigrants - created the first teddy bear. No longer did the Michtom's gather family and friends around the kitchen table to talk. No longer was Joseph at leisure to play stickball with the guys.

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NC680L
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04:41
Brooklyn Bridge (Unabridged)

Letters from Rifka (Unabridged)

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Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin.

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660L
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03:02
Letters from Rifka (Unabridged)

A Time of Angels (Unabridged)

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Late at night, while her sisters and Tanta Rose sleep, Hannah Gold sees angels. She sees them soaring over the Boston streets in their shimmering robes, with eyes shining and wings outstretched. The angels inspire Hanna, for it is 1918, and her mother and father are fighting the Great War in Europe. But Boston is fighting a war of its own.

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650L
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07:21
A Time of Angels (Unabridged)

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