Guts & Glory: The American Civil War by Ben Thompson audiobook

Guts & Glory: The American Civil War

By Ben Thompson
Illustrations by C. M. Butzer
Read by Will Collyer and Brian Delaney

Hachette Book Group 9780316320504

The Guts & Glory Series: Book 1

6.55 Hours 1
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A hilarious, accessible, and, most importantly, educational collection of unbelievable but true events and heroes of the Civil War, from the creator of the popular blog, badassoftheweek.com Heart-stopping charges, dangerous secret operations, fearless spies, and legendary heroes from America's deadliest conflict! From female spies fighting for the Rebel cause to daring cavalry rides deep into enemy territory, American Civil War history is filled with fearless figures and incredible events. This invigorating overview for kids uses colorful facts to entertain readers with stories of the legendary heroes and unlikely but totally true events that make up one of America's most fascinating conflicts. A history buff and Civil War reenactor, Ben Thompson brings the Civil War to life for young historians and reluctant students alike.

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Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A 2015 Parents' Choice Award Winner

A hilarious, accessible, and, most importantly, educational collection of unbelievable but true events and heroes of the Civil War, from the creator of the popular blog, badassoftheweek.com

Heart-stopping charges, dangerous secret operations, fearless spies, and legendary heroes from America's deadliest conflict!

From female spies fighting for the Rebel cause to daring cavalry rides deep into enemy territory, American Civil War history is filled with fearless figures and incredible events. This invigorating overview for kids uses colorful facts to entertain readers with stories of the legendary heroes and unlikely but totally true events that make up one of America's most fascinating conflicts. A history buff and Civil War reenactor, Ben Thompson brings the Civil War to life for young historians and reluctant students alike.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This action-packed Civil War title launches a nonfiction series dedicated to extraordinary chapters of history…A rousing introduction to this defining conflict that makes the history appealing and relatable.” Publishers Weekly
“Thompson displays a solid knowledge of the Civil War…He ably covers major battles, campaigns, and figures…mixing informational passages and fact boxes with colorful action sequences.” School Library Journal
“An entertaining overview…. What brings these events to life, particularly for reluctant readers, is Thompson’s spirited, conversational narration…. Should keep students engaged.” Booklist
“The book’s greatest strength is its colloquial storytelling…Thompson’s passion for his subject is infectious…An easy, breezy series opener that should help create a few new history buffs.” Kirkus Reviews
“Listeners looking to add some excitement to their history lessons are sure to be thrilled with Will Collyer and Brian Delaney’s take on the Civil War. Ben Thompson writes about fascinating-and true-facts about the war, from female spies to battle strategies. Collyer narrates the main text and creates excitement within each tale. Delaney voices the end notes, facts, and lists included at the end of each chapter and offers a nice balance between detail and humor. A great listen for middle schoolers.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Ben Thompson

Author Bio: Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is the author of Guts & Glory: The American Civil War, Guts & Glory: The Vikings, and Guts & Glory: World War II. For more than ten years, he has been producing humorous, history-related material, including articles for publications such as Military Times and for organizations like the American Mustache Institute. He is the author of Badass and Badass: The Birth of a Legend.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.55
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English