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  • The Notorious Benedict Arnoldby Steve Sheinkin

    Roaring Brook Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America's first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and... more...

  • Bombby Steve Sheinkin

    Roaring Brook Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    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 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando... more...

  • The Port Chicago 50by Steve Sheinkin

    Roaring Brook Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    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.... more...

  • Most Dangerousby Steve Sheinkin

    Roaring Brook Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    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... more...

  • Two Miserable Presidentsby Steve Sheinkin; Tim Robinson

    Roaring Brook Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    May 22, 1856: A MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WALKS INTO THE SENATE CHAMBER, LOOKING FOR TROUBLE. That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was ready to attack Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over remarks Sumner made slamming senators who supported slavery in Kansas. Brooks lifted his cane to beat Sumner, and here the action in the book... more...

  • Which Way to the Wild West?by Steve Sheinkin; Tim Robinson

    Roaring Brook Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember:... more...

  • King George: What Was His Problem?by Steve Sheinkin; Tim Robinson

    Roaring Brook Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    KING GEORGE NEVER DID UNDERSTAND AMERICANS "Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them." What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were... more...

  • El Iluminado B&N editionby Ilan Stavans; Steve Sheinkin

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 24.99

    Set in the desert Southwest, a graphic novel that is equal parts mystery and history more...

  • Guys Read: True Storiesby Jon Scieszka; Jim Murphy; Elizabeth Partridge; Nathan Hale; James Sturm; Candace Fleming; Douglas Florian; Sy Montgomery; Steve Sheinkin; T. Edward Nickens; Thanhha Lai

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 6.99

    Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories . The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable?and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides... more...

  • Guys Read: True Storiesby Jon Scieszka; Jim Murphy; Elizabeth Partridge; Nathan Hale; James Sturm; Candace Fleming; Douglas Florian; Sy Montgomery; Steve Sheinkin; T. Edward Nickens; Thanhha Lai

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories . The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable?and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides... more...