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Lincolnomics: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy Audiobook

Lincolnomics: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy

Author: John F. Wasik Narrator: Bob Souer Release Date: April 2021

Lincoln's view of the right to fulfill one's economic destiny was at the core of his governing philosophy-but he knew no one could climb that ladder without strong federal support. Some of his most enduring policies came to him before the Civil War: visions of a country linked by railroads running ocean to ocean, canals turning small towns into bustling cities, public works bridging farmers to market. Author John F. Wasik tracks Lincoln from his time in the 1830s as a young Illinois state legislator pushing for internal improvements; through his work as a lawyer representing the Illinois Central Railroad in the 1840s; to his presidential fight for the Transcontinental Railroad; and his support of land-grant colleges that educated a nation. These brick-and-mortar developments were essential to how the nation could lift citizens above poverty and its isolating origins. Lincolnomics revives the disremembered history of how Lincoln paved the way for Eisenhower's interstate highways and FDR's social amenities. With an afterword addressing the failure of American infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how Lincoln's policies provide a guide to the future, Lincolnomics makes the case for the man nicknamed 'The Rail Splitter' as the Presidency's greatest builder.

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Radio Operator on the Eastern Front: An Illustrated Memoir, 1940-1949 Audiobook

Radio Operator on the Eastern Front: An Illustrated Memoir, 1940-1949

Author: Erhard Steiniger Narrator: Julian Elfer Release Date: April 2021

This is the true and dramatic testimony of a German grenadier during World War II. Erhard Steiniger joined his Wehrmacht unit on October 12, 1940, as a radio operator, a role which required his constant presence with troops at the Front, right in the midst of combat. On June 22, 1941, he accompanied his division to Lithuania where he experienced the catastrophic first day of Operation Barbarossa. He later witnessed intense clashes during the conquest of the Baltic islands and the battles leading up to Leningrad on the Volkhov and Lake Ladoga. He describes the retreat from battles in Estonia, Kurland, and East Prussia and his eventual surrender and captivity in Siberia. He finally returned to Germany in October 1949, a broken man.

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A Cure for Darkness: The story of depression and how we treat it Audiobook

A Cure for Darkness: The story of depression and how we treat it

Author: Alex Riley Narrator: Alex Riley Release Date: April 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. What is depression? Is it a persistent low mood or a complex range of symptoms? Is it a single diagnosis or a range of mental disorders requiring different treatments? And is there a way of curing such a complex, and diverse, condition? A sufferer of depression himself, science writer Alex Riley has spent years thinking about these issues as he was prescribed antidepressants and underwent cognitive behavioural therapy. Throughout his treatment, he wondered-are antidepressants effective? Do short-term talking therapies actually work? And what is on the horizon for those who don't respond to these first-line treatments? A Cure for Darkness explores all of these questions and more, as the author embarks on a journey to illuminate one of the world's most prevalent disorders. Weaving personal and family history, the book tracks treatments through centuries of science, from the 'talking cure' to electroconvulsive therapy to magic mushrooms. Reporting on the field of global mental health from its colonial past to the present day, Riley discovers new and exciting therapies, including how a group of grandmothers stands on the frontline of a mental health revolution. A gripping narrative journey, A Cure for Darkness delves deep into the science of mental health and finds hope at the new frontiers of treatment. 'Boldly ambitious, deeply affecting, and magisterial in scope' Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes © Alex Riley 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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I Flew for the Führer: The Memoirs of a Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot Audiobook

I Flew for the Führer: The Memoirs of a Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot

Author: Heinz Knoke Narrator: P.J. Ochlan Release Date: April 2021

Heinz Knoke was one of the outstanding German fighter pilots of the Second World War. This vivid firsthand record of his experiences has become a classic among aviation memoirs and is a fascinating counterbalance to the numerous accounts written by Allied pilots. Knoke joined the Luftwaffe on the outbreak of war, and eventually became commanding officer of a fighter wing. An outstandingly brave and skillful fighter, he logged over two thousand flights and shot down fifty-two enemy aircraft. He had flown over four hundred operational missions before being wounded in an astonishing 'last stand' towards the end of the war. He was awarded the Knight's Cross for his achievements. In a book that reveals his intense patriotism and discipline, he describes being brought up in the strict Prussian tradition, the rise of the Nazi regime, and his own wartime career set against a fascinating study of everyday life in the Luftwaffe. He also reveals the high morale of the force until its disintegration. His memoirs are both a valuable contribution to aviation literature and a moving human story.

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I Somehow Survived: Eyewitness Accounts from World War II Audiobook

I Somehow Survived: Eyewitness Accounts from World War II

Author: Klaus G. Forg Narrator: James Anderson Foster, Janet Metzger Release Date: April 2021

The first in a series of books, I Somehow Survived is an extraordinary collection of true stories giving testimony to those who survived World War II. Based on interviews with numerous veterans from across the spectrum of wartime experience, the book documents and reflects upon one of the most gruesome times in history. From anti-partisan warfare in the French mountains and atrocities in East Prussia to the experience of a Norwegian concentration camp, the accounts include rarely heard stories from a range of people caught up in the war. With the distance of time, these survivors have been able to offer new perspectives on their experiences and expose truths they would not have dared admit several decades ago. German Army officers reveal their role in the Vercors and Kiev massacres. A Luftwaffe officer-applicant who never flew describes service on the ground. And a Norwegian woman writes of marrying a German Kriegsmarine while her mother was in a Norwegian concentration camp for political activity and her father was in hiding from the Gestapo. 'I have no objection to your marrying him,' her father told her, 'I just want them to give us our country back.'

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America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I): From the Age of Discovery to a World at War Audiobook

America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I): From the Age of Discovery to a World at War

Author: William J. Bennett Narrator: Wayne Shepherd Release Date: April 2021

To rescue the future, we must remember our past. With command and wit, William J. Bennett reacquaints Americans with their heritage in an engaging narrative that cuts through the cobwebs of time, memory, and prevailing cynicism. Washington, Franklin, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and others reemerge not as marble icons or dust-dry names in a textbook, but as full-blooded, heroic pioneers whose far-reaching vision forged a nation that attracted?that still attracts?millions yearning to breathe free. In this, the first volume of a 'reasoned, balanced presentation of the American story,' Bennett tells our nation's story, with all its triumphs and tragedies. He summons us to embrace America's cause once again as 'the last best hope of earth.' What others are saying: 'William J. Bennett artfully and subtly makes connections between our past and current events, reminding us ... that we are intimately and immediately connected to the extraordinary Americans who have bestowed upon us our great heritage.... [T]he importance of America: The Last Best Hope probably exceeds anything Dr. Bennett has ever written, and it is more elegantly crafted and eminently readable than any comprehensive work of history I've read in a very long time. It's silly to compare great works of history to great novels, but this book truly is a page-turner.... Prepare to have your faith in, hope for, and love of America renewed.' -Brad Miner, American Compass 'The Role of history is to inform, inspire, and sometimes provoke us, which is why Bill Bennett's wonderfully readable book is so important. He puts our nation's triumphs, along with its lapses, into the context of a narrative about the progress of freedom. Every now and then it's useful to be reminded that we are a fortunate people, blessed with generations of leaders who repeatedly renewed the meaning of America.' -Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life 'For too long Americans have been looking for a history of our country that tells the story of America's triumphs as well as its tragedies. Now Bill Bennett has come forward with America: The Last Best Hope, which tells the story-fairly and fully-from 1492 to 1914. Americans who have been reading recent biographies of the Founding Fathers will love this book.' -Michael Barone, US News & World Report 'Bill Bennett's book will stand as perhaps the most important addition to American scholarship at this, the start of the new century. For the past fifty years American historians have either distorted American history or reduced it to a mess of boring indictments of our cultural and political heritage. With this book Bennett offers to Americans young and old an exciting and enjoyable history of what makes America the greatest nation on earth. -Brian Kennedy, president, The Claremont Institute

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America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II): From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom Audiobook

America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II): From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom

Author: William J. Bennett Narrator: Jon Gauger Release Date: April 2021

Respected scholar William Bennett reacquaints America with its heritage in the second volume of America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II). This engaging narrative slices through the cobwebs of time, memory, and prevailing cynicism to reinvigorate America with an informed patriotism. Like the previous volume of America: The Last Best Hope, Volume II responds to Reagan's heartfelt call for an informed patriotism, telling the riveting story of the last century's great wars, the rise of world Communism, the struggle of freedom at home and abroad, and the triumph of liberty.

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The Long Road Home: An Account of the Author's Experiences Audiobook

The Long Road Home: An Account of the Author's Experiences

Author: Adrian Vincent Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: April 2021

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Anne Frank Betrayed: The Mystery Unravelled After 75 Years Audiobook

Anne Frank Betrayed: The Mystery Unravelled After 75 Years

Author: Gerard Kremer Narrator: Mike Paul Release Date: April 2021

Gerard Kremer Jr. and his wife Toon learned from the many conversations with his father and other witnesses that Ans van Dijk, a Jewish woman who was executed after the Second World War for collaborating with the Nazis, was the only suspect in the betrayal of the Frank family. After 75 years, Gerard jr. has now revealed his father's and other witnesses' true story that has led to the unravelling of the betrayal. © 2020 De Lantaarn bv, Ede

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Whose Game Is It Anyway?: Football, Life, Love & Loss Audiobook

Whose Game Is It Anyway?: Football, Life, Love & Loss

Author: Michael Calvin Narrator: Michael Calvin Release Date: April 2021

Football has never seemed so distant from its fans. Many have been alienated by the greed and shameless self-interest of the Premier League, and no one can predict how the global game will look post-pandemic. In Whose Game Is It Anyway?, Sunday Times best-selling author Michael Calvin searches for a reason to believe. Written at the height of the Covid-19 crisis, the book is a thought-provoking, deeply personal account of the role sport and particularly football plays in everyday life. Part memoir, part manifesto, it takes the listener on a tour of the world's greatest sporting occasions and into its outposts in sub-Saharan Africa, the Amazon Basin and the Southern Ocean. Drawn from Calvin's experience as an award-winning sportswriter, covering every major sports event over 40 years in more than 80 countries, it offers first-hand insight into such icons as Muhammad Ali, Maradona and Sir Bobby Charlton. With settings ranging from a jungle clearing to a township in apartheid South Africa, this is sport as you've never seen it before.

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Little Matches: A Memoir of Grief and Light Audiobook

Little Matches: A Memoir of Grief and Light

Author: Maryanne O'hara Narrator: Maryanne O'hara Release Date: April 2021

In the vein of The Year of Magical Thinking and Beautiful Boy, an emotionally raw and inspiring memoir that illuminates a mother’s grief over the loss of her adult child and considers the hope of soulful connections that transcend the boundary of life and death. When their only child was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at the age of two, Maryanne O’Hara and her husband were told that Caitlin could live a long life or be dead in a matter of months. Thirty-one years later, Caitlin lost her battle with this devastating disease following an excruciating two-year wait on the transplant list and a last-minute race to locate a pair of healthy lungs.  The sudden spiral of events left Maryanne in an existential crisis, searching to find an answer to the eternal question: Why we are here? During her final years, Caitlin had become a source of wisdom and comfort for her mother—the partner with whom she shared a deep spiritual quest to understand what it meant to have a soul. After Caitlin’s passing, Maryanne began to notice signs—poignant, persistent synchronicities that seemed to lean toward proof of Caitlin’s enduring presence. Weaving together a series of interconnected meditations with illuminating glimpses of life rendered via text messages, e-mails, and journal entries, Little Matches is a profound reflection on life and death, motherhood, the pain of chronic uncertainty, and finding inspiration in the unexpected sparks that light our way through the darkness.

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London's No 1 Dog-Walking Agency: On the hunt for the perfect job, with the help of man's best frien Audiobook

London's No 1 Dog-Walking Agency: On the hunt for the perfect job, with the help of man's best frien

Author: Kate Macdougall Narrator: Anna Popplewell Release Date: April 2021

'Charming, funny, heartwarming and full of dogs - what more could you want?' - Adam Kay, bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt 'A joy from start to finish. I loved it!' - Stacey Halls, bestselling author of The Familiars 'An absolutely glorious romp of a book' - Ruth Hogan, bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things Kate MacDougall always knew her heart wasn't really in her job at Sotheby's. All around her, friends were finding their dream jobs and whooshing up career ladders. After yet another breakage, this time of two precious porcelain pigeons, she had enough, and walked out of her snoozy, back office existence into the unknown world of the then-nascent gig economy. London's No. 1 Dog-Walking Agency is the story of her next 9 years and the dogs (and people) she meets along the way. There's Winston, the Labrador, who isn't allowed to get muddy, even after his owners split up and then enlist Kate in their custody battle. There's the chic trio of Islington couples whose immaculately arranged dog walking schedule is thrown off when one of them gets off with the dog walker Kate has employed. There's Kate's long-suffering, dog-agnostic boyfriend Finlay, and her mother, who is always on the alert for wedding bells. Amongst all this, there's Kate herself: trying to work out what she wants from life, and when and how to get there.

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