While grandparents may reminisce about the “good ’ol days,” the past wasn’t always so rosy. There were epic disasters! Social inequalities! Treason! Thankfully, we have the opportunity to learn from the past, and enjoy doing it. It’s said that truth is stranger than fiction, and these audiobooks are a testament to how dramatic, unusual, tragic, and powerful our past can be.
BLIZZARD OF GLASS is the harrowing account of a fateful day in Halifax Harbor in 1917 when two ships collided, exploded, and killed nearly 2,000 people in the surrounding area. Bases on original source material, GLASS is an edge-of-your seat story about tragedy and recovery. FLESH AND BLOOD SO CHEAP: THE TRIANGLE FIRE AND ITS LEGACY chronicles the deadly fire that killed 146 people at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City in 1911, also placing the incident in the broader context of immigration, women’s rights, and the rise of unions in the early 20th century. TITANIC: VOICES FROM THE DISASTER draws on the voices and stories of survivors to recount the famous disaster, and WE’VE GOT A JOB: THE 1963 BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S MARCH presents one of the greatest moments in civil rights history as seen through the eyes of four young people at the center of the action. Last but not least, THE NOTORIOUS BENEDICT ARNOLD traces the wild life of America’s first, most notorious traitor.
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