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  1. Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics: My Life as an MP Audiobook Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics: My Life as an MP
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  2. The Night She Disappeared Audiobook The Night She Disappeared
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  3. A Different Kind of Happy: The powerful fiction debut from the Sunday Times bestselling author Audiobook A Different Kind of Happy: The powerful fiction debut from the Sunday Times bestselling author
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  4. Relentless: Secrets of the Sporting Elite Audiobook Relentless: Secrets of the Sporting Elite
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  5. The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream Audiobook The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream
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  6. Healing Is the New High: A Guide to Overcoming Emotional Turmoil and Finding Freedom Audiobook Healing Is the New High: A Guide to Overcoming Emotional Turmoil and Finding Freedom
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  7. Yours Cheerfully Audiobook Yours Cheerfully
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  8. She Who Became the Sun Audiobook She Who Became the Sun
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  9. Nine Lives Audiobook Nine Lives
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  10. Erotica For Women: Exciting Erotic Sexy Stories of Pure pleasure, forbidden lust, Dirty Talk and Muc Audiobook Erotica For Women: Exciting Erotic Sexy Stories of Pure pleasure, forbidden lust, Dirty Talk and Muc
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Father James Page: An Enslaved Preacher's Climb to Freedom Audiobook

Father James Page: An Enslaved Preacher's Climb to Freedom

Author: Larry Eugene Narrator: Terrence Kidd Release Date: June 2021

James Page spent the majority of his life enslaved-during which time he experienced the death of his free father, witnessed his mother and brother being sold on the auction block, and was forcibly moved 700 miles south from Richmond, Virginia, to Tallahassee, Florida, by his enslaver, John Parkhill. Page would go on to become Parkhill's chief aide on his plantation and, unusually, a religious leader who was widely respected by enslaved men and women as well as by white clergy, educators, and politicians. Rare for enslaved people at the time, Page was literate-and left behind ten letters that focused on his philosophy as an enslaved preacher and, later, as a free minister, educator, politician, and social justice advocate. In Father James Page, Larry Eugene Rivers presents Page as a complex, conflicted man: neither a nonthreatening, accommodationist mouthpiece for white supremacy nor a calculating schemer fomenting rebellion. Rivers emphasizes Page's agency in pursuing a religious vocation, in seeking to exhibit 'manliness' in the face of chattel slavery, and in pushing back against the overwhelming power of his enslaver. Post-emancipation, Page continued to preach and to advocate for black self-determination and independence through black land ownership, political participation, and business ownership.

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The Broken House: Growing up under Hitler Audiobook

The Broken House: Growing up under Hitler

Author: Horst Krüger Narrator: John Hopkins Release Date: June 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. In 1965 the German journalist Horst Krüger attended the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt, where 22 former camp guards were put on trial for the systematic murder of over 1 million men, women and children. Twenty years after the end of the war, this was the first time that the German people were confronted with the horrific details of the Holocaust executed by 'ordinary men' still living in their midst. The trial sent Krüger back to his childhood in the 1930s, in an attempt to understand 'how it really was, that incomprehensible time'. He had grown up in a Berlin suburb, among a community of decent, lower-middle-class homeowners. This was not the world of torch-lit processions and endless ranks of marching SA men. Here, people lived ordinary, non-political lives, believed in God and obeyed the law, but were gradually seduced and intoxicated by the promises of Nazism. He had been, Krüger realised, 'the typical child of innocuous Germans who were never Nazis, and without whom the Nazis would never have been able to do their work'. This world of respectability, order and duty began to crumble when tragedy struck. Krüger's older sister decided to take her own life, leaving the parents struggling to come to terms with the inexplicable. The author's teenage rebellion, his desire to escape the stifling conformity of family life, made him join an anti-Nazi resistance group. He narrowly escaped imprisonment only to be sent to war as Hitler embarked on the conquest of Europe. Step by step, a family that had fallen under the spell of Nazism was being destroyed by it. Written in accomplished prose of lingering beauty, The Broken House is a moving coming-of-age story that provides an unforgettable portrait of life under the Nazis. Yet the book's themes also chime with our own times - how the promise of an 'era of greatness' by a populist leader intoxicates an entire nation, how thin is the veneer of civilisation, and what makes one person a collaborator and another a resister. 'A masterpiece. An astonishing piece of literature' - Thomas Harding © Horst Krüger 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Invading Hitler's Europe: From Salerno to the Capture of Göring - the Memoir of a Us Intelligence Of Audiobook

Invading Hitler's Europe: From Salerno to the Capture of Göring - the Memoir of a Us Intelligence Of

Author: Roswell K. Doughty Narrator: Christopher Douyard Release Date: June 2021

On the day that Roswell K. Doughty graduated from Boston University, he also received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army of the United States of America. It was not until 1942 that he was called to active duty-to face some of the toughest fighting of the Second World War. He subsequently saw action in North Africa, then at the disastrous Salerno landings in Italy-where the Allied divisions involved suffered 4,000 casualties-about which the author reveals that suspected intelligence breaches led to the Allies' plans becoming known to the Germans. Doughty was involved in the grueling battles against the formidable German defenses of the Gustav Line, particularly in the tragic failed attempt to cross the Gari river and the struggle to conquer Monte Cassino. After the Anzio landings and the liberation of Rome, Doughty and his infantry regiment took part in the invasion of Southern France in Operation Dragoon. Promoted to captain and later to major, Doughty led an Intelligence and Reconnaissance unit, the role of which was to learn what it could of enemy strengths, minefields, useable roads and so on, which involved going behind enemy lines to observe enemy movements firsthand.

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Six People Who Built America Audiobook

Six People Who Built America

Author: Jeremi Suri Narrator: Jeremi Suri Release Date: June 2021

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Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Michael Howard Narrator: Corrie James Release Date: June 2021

Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is considered by many to have been one of the greatest writers on war. His study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as 'not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war.' It is hard to disagree. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time.

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Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Bhikhu Parekh Narrator: Mark Ashby Release Date: June 2021

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest. He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaigns against British rule, each culminating in his arrest. In Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction, Bhikhu Parekh outlines both Gandhi's major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought. Written with extensive access to Gandhi's writings, Parekh looks at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non-violent action, and active citizenship. He also considers how the success of Gandhi's principles were limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil, and of state and power. Gandhi's view of man as ascetic allows no room for expressions of the cultural, artistic, or intellectual. Furthermore, he was so hostile to modern civilization that he was unable to appreciate its complex dialectic or offer a meaningful narrative. Nevertheless, Gandhi's life and thought had an enormous impact on the Indian nation, and he continues to be widely revered-known before and after his assassination as Mahatma, the Great Soul.

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The Life of a Spy: An Education in Truth, Lies, and Power Audiobook

The Life of a Spy: An Education in Truth, Lies, and Power

Author: Rod Barton Narrator: Thomas Burt Release Date: June 2021

I was no James Bond with a license to kill, but I did work with the British intelligence services and for the CIA. I had guns pointed at me, death threats issued, a price placed on my head. In 1971, Rod Barton applied for a junior scientist role in the Australian Department of Defence. Little did he know what it entailed: as the Cold War intensified, Barton was inducted into the murky world of espionage. For the next few decades, Barton lived a life straight from an adventure novel. In war-torn Mogashidu, he disarmed militia, while sleeping in rat-infested barracks. As a UN weapons inspector, he flew to Baghdad on special missions, interviewing top scientists to uncover an illegal weapons program, and raced to chemical firms across Europe, tracking materials sold to the Iraqis. After 9/11, Barton became senior advisor to Hans Blix, seeking the truth on Iraq’s WMDs. His clashes with the CIA over what he saw – and what he didn’t find – reveal the terrible politicisation of the War on Terror. It prompted him to step from the shadows and share a truth about Iraqi prisoners – and to tussle with the Australian government. This is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes account of a world marked by risk, secrecy and individual acts of courage. The Life of a Spy will introduce you to a man of principle in a time of chaos, and take you to the frontlines of politics and war. ‘No Australian intelligence officer in recent times has been closer to the centre of world affairs than Barton, or better placed to observe the intense political pressures applied, from all sides, on those searching for Saddam Hussein’s elusive weapons of mass destruction.’ —Robert Manne

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The Nazi's Granddaughter: How I Discovered My Grandfather Was a War Criminal Audiobook

The Nazi's Granddaughter: How I Discovered My Grandfather Was a War Criminal

Author: Silvia Foti Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: June 2021

Hero-or Nazi?Silvia Foti was raised on reverent stories about her hero grandfather, a martyr for Lithuanian independence and an unblemished patriot. Jonas Noreika, remembered as "General Storm," had resisted his country's German and Soviet occupiers in World War II, surviving two years in a Nazi concentration camp only to be executed in 1947 by the KGB. His granddaughter, growing up in Chicago, was treated like royalty in her tightly knit Lithuanian community.But in 2000, when Silvia traveled to Lithuania for a ceremony honoring her grandfather, she heard a very different story-a "rumor" that her grandfather had been a "Jew-killer."The Nazi's Granddaughter is Silvia's account of her wrenching twenty-year quest for the truth, from a beautiful house confiscated from its Jewish owners, to familial confessions and the Holocaust tour guide who believed that her grandfather had murdered members of his family.A heartbreaking and dramatic story based on exhaustive documentary research and soul-baring interviews, The Nazi's Granddaughter is an unforgettable journey into World War II history, intensely personal but filled with universal lessons about courage, faith, memory, and justice.

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Montaigne Audiobook

Montaigne

Author: Stefan Zweig Narrator: David Endress Release Date: June 2021

„Die anderen bilden den Menschen, ich bilde ihn ab; und stelle hier einen einzelnen vor, der recht mangelhaft gebildet ist und den ich, wenn ich ihn neu zu formen hätte, gewiss weitgehend anders machen würde. Doch nun ist er halt so.“ Dieser Satz aus den berühmten Essays Michel de Montaignes skizziert den Charakter des Autors und seines Werks. Montaigne schrieb seine Essays nicht aus einer Position der Gewissheit, sondern des Bewußtseins der eigenen Unzulänglichkeit. Er offenbart damit ein Maß an kritischer Selbstreflexion, dass vor seiner Zeit, nur selten zu Papier gebracht wurde. Diesem Michel de Montaigne, dem französische Edelmann und Freigeist unter den religiösen Dogmatikern und politischen Streithälsen des 16. Jahrhunderts, widmete Stefan Zweig eine Charakterstudie. 

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Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco Audiobook

Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

Author: Bryan Burrough, John Helyar Narrator: Eric Jason Martin Release Date: June 2021

“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

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