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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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A People Betrayed: A History of Corruption, Political Incompetence and Social Division in Modern Spa Audiobook

A People Betrayed: A History of Corruption, Political Incompetence and Social Division in Modern Spa

Author: Paul Preston Narrator: Peter Noble Release Date: March 2020

From the foremost historian of 20th century Spain, A People Betrayed is the story of the devastating betrayal of Spain by its political class, its military and its Church. This comprehensive history of modern Spain chronicles the fomenting of violent social division throughout the country by institutionalised corruption and startling political incompetence. Most spectacularly during the Primo de Rivera and Franco dictatorships, grotesque and shameless corruption went hand-in-hand with inept policies that prolonged Spain’s economic backwardness well into the 1950s. A People Betrayed looks back to the years prior to 1923 when electoral corruption excluded the masses from organized politics and gave them a choice between apathetic acceptance and violent revolution. Bitter social conflict, economic tensions and conflict between centralist nationalism and regional independence movements then exploded into the civil war of 1936-1939. It took the horrors of that war and the dictatorship that followed to break the pattern. The moderation shared by the progressive right and a chastened left underlay a bloodless transition to democracy after 1975. Yet, as before, corruption and political incompetence continued to have a corrosive effect on political coexistence and social cohesion. Sparkling with vivid portraits of politicians and army officers, some corrupt and others clean, recounting the triumphs and disasters of Kings Alfonso XIII and Juan Carlos, A People Betrayed unravels the mystery of why both right and left have been unable or unwilling to deal with corruption and the pernicious clash between Spanish centralist nationalism and regional desires for independence.

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Un pueblo traicionado: España de 1876 a nuestros días: Corrupción, incompetencia política y división Audiobook

Un pueblo traicionado: España de 1876 a nuestros días: Corrupción, incompetencia política y división

Author: Paul Preston Narrator: Luis Grau Release Date: November 2019

La historia del siglo XX español contada por el eminente hispanista Paul Preston. Paul Preston emprende en esta obra el reto más atractivo para cualquier historiador: condensar su objeto de investigación en un manejable libro, reflejo de tantos años de experiencia. Con una concisión abrumadora, estas páginas exponen la historia del siglo XX en España, con el tema subyacente del desajuste entre una población deseosa de progresar y unas elites que no cesan de bloquear sus intentos. Un pueblo traicionado es, en definitiva, una crónica sobrecogedora de la devastadora deslealtad hacia los españoles por parte de su clase política, impasible ante la realidad social del país.

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La Guerra Civil Española (edición actualizada) Audiobook

La Guerra Civil Española (edición actualizada)

Author: Paul Preston Narrator: Luis Grau Release Date: March 2019

Edición corregida y ampliada con un capítulo inédito sobre la represión durante la guerra. Ahora también en Audiolibro En el septuagésimo aniversario del estallido del trágico conflicto español, Paul Preston, hispanista de prestigio internacional, actualizó y amplió su estudio de la Guerra Civil teniendo en cuenta tanto las últimas investigaciones y polémicas historiográficas como abundante material inédito, ofreciendo su versión definitiva de La guerra civil española. Imprescindible para conocer la violenta realidad que asoló España, este libro contribuye a conservar un relato común de aquella tragedia colectiva, algo esencial para el ejercicio cotidiano de la democracia. Reseña: «La mirada lúcida y certera de un maestro de historiadores sobre la mayor tragedia española del siglo XX.» Enrique Moradiellos

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La muerte de Guernica Audiobook

La muerte de Guernica

Author: Paul Preston Narrator: Carlos Vicente Release Date: April 2017

Un brillante ensayo sobre el bombardeo de Guernica que nos ayuda a entender mejor el fuego y las llamas y a distinguir el humo de las mentiras. La destrucción de Guernica el 26 de abril de 1937 quedó grabada a fuego en la conciencia europea: fue la primera ciudad «abierta» prácticamente arrasada por completo durante un bombardeo. Fueron tres horas de bombas y ametrallamientos en vuelos rasantes, un atroz ataque, perpetrado en día de mercado, que más tarde fue objeto de una terrible campaña de manipulación. En La muerte de Guernica, el prestigioso historiador Paul Preston, el hispanista más importante de la actualidad, nos cuenta la historia de ese bombardeo, desde las tácticas de la Legión Cóndor y sus tratos con Franco hasta la obsesión de Mola y la impagable labor de periodistas como George Steer.

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The Last Stalinist Audiobook

The Last Stalinist

Author: Paul Preston Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Release Date: August 2014

The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain's turbulent 20th century.From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party, effectively lead for two decades by Santiago Carrillo, was the most determined opponent of General Franco's Nationalist regime. Admired by many on the left as a revolutionary and a pillar of the anti-Franco struggle, and hated by others as a Stalinist gravedigger of the revolution, Santiago Carrillo was arguably the dictator's most consistent left-wing enemy.For many on the right, Carrillo was a monster to be vilified as a mass murderer for his activities during the Civil War. But his survival owed to certain qualities that he had in abundance - a capacity for hard work, stamina and endurance, writing and oratorical skills, intelligence and cunning - though honesty and loyalty were not among them.One by one he turned on those who helped him in his desire for advancement, revealing the ruthless streak that he shared with Franco, and a zeal for rewriting his past. Drawing on the numerous, continuously revised accounts Carillo created of his life, and contrasting them with those produced by his friends and enemies, Spain's greatest modern historian Paul Preston unravels the legend of a devastating and controversial figure at the heart of 20th-century Spanish politics.

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