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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson
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Ben Thompson is the author of a dozen books on various awesome historical subjects including the Guts & Glory series, and has appeared on television programs for the History Channel, Discovery, and the American Heroes Channel. He has written for Cracked, Fangoria, Soldier of Fortune, and The American Mustache Institute, currently owns four swords (if you count a letter opener shaped like Glamdring the Foe-Hammer), and can occasionally beat the Star Wars Trilogy arcade game with a single quarter.

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The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History (Epic Fails #1)

Epic Fails

Erik Slader and Ben Thompson; illustrations by Tim Foley
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

There are epic fails behind every historic success, and the first installment in this hilarious nonfiction chapter book series takes on the Wright Brothers whose countless crashes ultimately led to groundbreaking achievement.

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