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Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe Audiobook

Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe

Author: James Holland Narrator: Al Murray Release Date: September 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. From the bestselling author of Normandy '44 comes a major new history of one of World War II's most crucial campaigns. Codenamed Operation HUSKY, the Allied assault on Sicily on 10 July 1943 remains the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted in world history, landing more men in a single day than at any other time. That day, over 160,000 British, American and Canadian troops were dropped from the sky or came ashore, more than on D-Day just under a year later. It was also preceded by an air campaign that marked a new direction and dominance of the skies by Allies. The subsequent thirty-eight-day Battle for Sicily was one of the most dramatic of the entire Second World War, involving daring raids by special forces, deals with the Mafia, attacks across mosquito-infested plains and perilous assaults up almost sheer faces of rock and scree. It was a brutal campaign - the violence was extreme, the heat unbearable, the stench of rotting corpses intense and all-pervasive, the problems of malaria, dysentery and other diseases a constant plague. And all while trying to fight a way across an island of limited infrastructure and unforgiving landscape, and against a German foe who would not give up. It also signalled the beginning of the end of the War in the West. From here on, Italy ceased to participate in the war, the noose began to close around the neck of Nazi Germany, and the coalition between the United States and Britain came of age. Most crucially, it would be a critical learning exercise before Operation OVERLORD, the Allied invasion of Normandy, in June 1944. Based on his own battlefield studies in Sicily and on much new research over the past thirty years, James Holland's SICILY '43 offers a vital new perspective on a major turning point in World War II. It is a timely, powerful and dramatic account by a master military historian and will fill a major gap in the narrative history of the Second World War. © James Holland 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Liberia & the Quest for Freedom: The Half That’s Never Been Told Audiobook

Liberia & the Quest for Freedom: The Half That’s Never Been Told

Author: C. Patrick Burrowes Narrator: C. Patrick Burrowes Release Date: August 2020

Africa’s past and present are deeply influence by the capture and selling of millions of its people over several centuries. To a greater extent, that is true for Liberia, a country to which blacks from the Americas returned. Like Liberia’s recent civil war, the trans-Atlantic slave trade inflicted pains, traumas and losses that cannot be ignored out of existence. Driven beneath the surface, they corrode our conscience and erode our humanity. By pretending they did not happen, we destroy our ability to tell right from wrong, victims from villains. Echoes of the slavery era can be heard in the derogatory names we call each other like “Gio,” “Belle,” and “ex-slaves.” Liberians living today are called upon to build peace by doing away with relations of great inequality. They have no better examples than the first generation of Liberians, both repatriates and indigenous, who worked together to do just that.

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Dictatorland Audiobook

Dictatorland

Author: Paul Kenyon Narrator: Hamilton Mcleod Release Date: May 2020

A vivid, heartbreaking portrait of the fate that so many African countries suffered after independence. The dictator who grew so rich on his country's cocoa crop that he built a 35-storey-high basilica in the jungles of the Ivory Coast. The austere, incorruptible leader who has shut Eritrea off from the world in a permanent state of war and conscripted every adult into the armed forces. In Equatorial Guinea, the paranoid despot who thought Hitler was the saviour of Africa and waged a relentless campaign of terror against his own people. The Libyan army officer who authored a new work of political philosophy, The Green Book, and lived in a tent with a harem of female soldiers, running his country like a mafia family business. And behind these almost incredible stories of fantastic violence and excess lie the dark secrets of Western greed and complicity, the insatiable taste for chocolate, oil, diamonds and gold that has encouraged dictators to rule with an iron hand, siphoning off their share of the action into mansions in Paris and banks in Zurich and keeping their people in dire poverty. "A breathtaking account ... Paul Kenyon is a brilliant writer who's been there and tells a story of unparalleled greed and western complicity in vivid detail" MICHAEL BUERK "It is [the] minute observations that make Mr Kenyon's book so hard to put down" ECONOMIST "Highly readable ... A chapter on the rise of Félix Houphouët-Boigny is especially vivid" THE TIMES "Well written and sensibly structured ... Some of the most revealing passages are based on interviews with retired expatriate executives and diplomats who were witness to the excesses of the early post-colonial years" THE SUNDAY TIMES "Kenyon's stories of corruption and excess are truly compelling, while his analysis of the West's motivations is astute and illuminating" CULTURE TRIP "A jaw-dropping tale of greed, corruption and brutality" DAILY EXPRESS "A heart-breaking and stomach-churning history but also an utterly absorbing one ... Kenyon blends in gripping, authenticating first-hand testimonies from those who were behind the carnage and corruption ... This book shines a vital light on how Africa was robbed 'in broad daylight'" --UAE NATIONAL "A humane, timely, accessible and well-researched book that shines a light on urgent African issues [...] that, when we consider the state of our own societies, can no longer be dismissed as merely somewhere else's problem" IRISH TIMES "The stories it tells of dictators such as Robert Mugabe and Muammer Gaddafi are grimly fascinating and leave the reader to ponder why so many of Africa's liberation heroes turned into villains" FINANCIAL TIMES

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Bush War Operator: Memoirs of the Rhodesian Light Infantry, Selous Scouts and beyond Audiobook

Bush War Operator: Memoirs of the Rhodesian Light Infantry, Selous Scouts and beyond

Author: A.J. Balaam Narrator: Dennis Kleinman Release Date: April 2020

Anyone living in Rhodesia during the 1960s and 1970s would have had a father, husband, brother or son called up in the defense of the war-torn, landlocked little country. A few of these brave men would have been members of the elite and secretive unit that struck terror into the hearts of the ZANLA and ZIPRA guerrillas infiltrating the country at that time-the Selous Scouts. Twice decorated-with the Member of the Legion of Merit (MLM) and the Military Forces' Commendation (MFC)-Andrew Balaam was a member of the Rhodesian Light Infantry and later the Selous Scouts, for a period spanning twelve years. This is his honest and insightful account of his time as a pseudo operator. In later years, after Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, he was involved with a number of other former Selous Scouts in the attempted coups in the Ciskei, a South African homeland, and Lesotho, an independent nation, whose only crimes were supporting the African National Congress. Training terrorists, or as they preferred to be called, 'liberation armies', to conduct a war of terror on innocent civilians, was the very thing he had spent the last ten years in Rhodesia fighting against. This is the true, untold story of these failed attempts at governmental overthrows.

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Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti Audiobook

Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Author: Thomas M. Lekan Narrator: Michael Page Release Date: April 2020

How did the Seregenti become an internationally renowned African conservation site and one of the most iconic destinations for a safari? In this book, Thomas M. Lekan illuminates the controversial origins of this national park by examining how Europe's greatest wildlife conservationist, Bernhard Grzimek, popularized it as a global destination. In the 1950s, Grimzek and his son Michael began a quest to save the Serengeti from modernization by remaking an imperial game reserve into a gigantic zoo for the earth's last great mammals. Grzimek, well-known to German audiences through his long-running television program, A Place for Animals, used the film Seregenti Shall Not Die to convince ordinary Europeans that they could save nature. Yet their message sidestepped the uncomfortable legacies of German colonial exploitation in the region that had endangered animals and excluded local people. After independence, Grzimek raised funds, brokered diplomatic favors, and convinced German tourists to book travel packages-all to persuade Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere that wildlife would fuel the young nation's economic development. Grzimek helped Tanzania to create almost a dozen new national parks by 1975, but wooing tourists conflicted with rights of the Maasai and other African communities to inhabit the landscape on their own terms.

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We Dared to Win: The SAS in Rhodesia Audiobook

We Dared to Win: The SAS in Rhodesia

Author: Hannes Wessels Narrator: Roger Clark Release Date: March 2020

Andre Scheepers grew up on a farm in Rhodesia, learning about the bush from his African childhood friends, before joining the army. A quiet, introspective thinker, Andre started out as a trooper in the SAS before being commissioned into the Rhodesian Light Infantry Commandos, where he was engaged in fireforce combat operations. He then rejoined the SAS. Wounded thirteen times, his operational record is exceptional even by the tough standards that existed at the time. He emerged as the SAS officer par excellence; beloved by his men, displaying extraordinary calmness, courage, and audacious cunning during a host of extremely dangerous operations. Andre writes vividly about his experiences, his emotions, and his state of mind during the war, and reflects candidly on what he learned and how war has shaped his life since. In addition to Andre's personal story, this book reveals more about some of the other men who were distinguished operators in SAS operations during the Rhodesian War.

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African Origin of Civilization - The Myth or Reality Audiobook

African Origin of Civilization - The Myth or Reality

Author: Cheikh Anta Diop Narrator: Frank Block Release Date: March 2020

This classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.

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French Senegal: The History of the French Colony and Senegal’s Transition to Independence Audiobook

French Senegal: The History of the French Colony and Senegal’s Transition to Independence

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Bill Hare Release Date: March 2020

When they entered the negotiations in Berlin in 1884, the French were established in their flagship African territory of Senegal, situated at the westernmost point of continental Africa, which tended to give them an option over the vast reaches of the western continent so far unclaimed by any territory. The history of French engagement in Senegal can be traced back to 1677, with the French acquisition of a slave port on the island of Gorée, today a cantonment of the Senegalese capital of Dakar. From there, the French were apt to gaze across the vast expanse of unclaimed territory to their minor enclave of French Somaliland, founded between 1883 and 1887, and which would, in the post-independence era, become the state of Djibouti. The French imperial vision, therefore, became the establishment of French sovereignty over everything in between these two points, including, if possible, Egypt. That vision ultimately clashed with British objectives, but somewhat ironically, conflicts against other enemies would ultimately determine how France’s overseas empire was ultimately decolonized. In conjunction with those geopolitical events, certain influential individuals at home would be ready to fill in the European power vacuum while leading various independence movements, and one of these individuals was a poet and politician named Léopold Senghor.

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MESUSERA KAMYA: Empagi Enkulu Eyalwanilira Ekitiibwa Kya Buganda Audiobook

MESUSERA KAMYA: Empagi Enkulu Eyalwanilira Ekitiibwa Kya Buganda

Author: Afrika, Kalyabe Peter Narrator: Afrika, Kalyabe Peter Release Date: March 2020

Mubwaaguuga bwo’bwakabaka bwa Buganda bwona, mukitiibwa ekibuvumbekedde okuzaama okuva ebule n’ebweeya, muzze mubelamu abasajja ebikonge ab’esigamwaako. Mesusera Kamya zezimu kumpagi enkulu ez’aweleeza n’obwesimbu ela nga z’esigamwaako nnyo okuzimba n’okutumbula kino ekitiibwa kya Buganda ekyaava edda. Kamya yali mutabaazi, omulwaanyi namigge, omujaasi engwanguli, omukulembeze alengela ebili ewala, ela omukessi ow’ekyaama owa Bakabaka abenjawulo mu byafaayo bwe Buganda. Obuganda webwaali wakati munkyuukakyuuka, ba Kamya be balwaana okulaba nga Obuganda tebusulibwa omuyaga ogwaali gubulumbye. Wuliriza ebyafaayo bya Buganda ebinyuma okukamala,nga kwogasse n'ezimu kuntalo Kamya zeyalwaana ne banne; nga Katikiro Honorato Nnyonyintono, Alex Ssebowa, Stanislaus Mugwanya, Sir Apollo Kaggwa, n'abalala. Kamya yaweleeza mumulembe ogwabasekabaka Mwanga II, Kiwewe, Kalema, Chwa II ne Muteesa II. Ela yafuna ebitiibwa kubakabaka be benyini ne government ez’enjawulo zeyawelezaamu. Kamya yatakabana nnyo ela agwaanye okumanyibwa n'okujjukilwanga lubelera.

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Colonies of British South Africa, The: The History and Legacy of British Imperialism in Modern South Audiobook

Colonies of British South Africa, The: The History and Legacy of British Imperialism in Modern South

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Colin Fluxman Release Date: February 2020

The Napoleonic Wars radically altered the old, established European power dynamics, and in 1795, the British, now emerging as the globe’s naval superpower, assumed control of the Cape as part of the spoils of war. In doing so, they recognized the enormous strategic value of the Cape as global shipping routes were developing and expanding. Possession passed back and forth once or twice, but more or less from that point onwards, the British established their presence at the Cape, which they held until the unification of South Africa in 1910. However, it would only come after several rounds of conflicts. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismarck, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a manner as to avoid provocation of war. This event—known as the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885—galvanized a phenomenon that came to be known as the Scramble for Africa. The conference established two fundamental rules for European seizure of Africa. The first of these was that no recognition of annexation would granted without evidence of a practical occupation, and the second, that a practical occupation would be deemed unlawful without a formal appeal for protection made on behalf of a territory by its leader, a plea that must be committed to paper in the form of a legal treaty.This began a rush, spearheaded mainly by European commercial interests in the form of Chartered Companies, to penetrate the African interior and woo its leadership with guns, trinkets and alcohol, and having thus obtained their marks or seals upon spurious treaties, begin establishing boundaries of future European African colonies.

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Modern Zimbabwe: The History of Zimbabwe from the Colonial Era to Today Audiobook

Modern Zimbabwe: The History of Zimbabwe from the Colonial Era to Today

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Colin Fluxman Release Date: February 2020

The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a manner as to avoid provocation of war. This event—known as the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885—galvanized a phenomenon that came to be known as the Scramble for Africa. The conference established two fundamental rules for European seizure of Africa. The first of these was that no recognition of annexation would granted without evidence of a practical occupation, and the second, that a practical occupation would be deemed unlawful without a formal appeal for protection made on behalf of a territory by its leader, a plea that must be committed to paper in the form of a legal treaty. This began a rush, spearheaded mainly by European commercial interests in the form of Chartered Companies, to penetrate the African interior and woo its leadership with guns, trinkets and alcohol, and having thus obtained their marks or seals upon spurious treaties, begin establishing boundaries of future European African colonies. The ease with which this was achieved was due to the fact that, at that point, traditional African leadership was disunited, and the people had just staggered back from centuries of concussion inflicted by the slave trade. Thus, to usurp authority, to intimidate an already broken society, and to play one leader against the other was a diplomatic task so childishly simple, the matter was wrapped up, for the most part, in less than a decade.

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The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean Audiobook

The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Author: David Abulafia Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Release Date: January 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of civilization. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean, from the erection of temples on Malta around 3500 BC to modern tourism. Ranging across time and the whole extraordinary space of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Jaffa, Genoa to Tunis, and bringing to life pilgrims, pirates, sultans and naval commanders, this is the story of the sea that has shaped much of world history. © Dabid Abulafia 2011 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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