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  1. The Silence of Scheherazade Audiobook The Silence of Scheherazade
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  2. Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want Audiobook Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want
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  3. Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food Audiobook Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food
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  4. A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders Audiobook A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders
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  5. Such a Quiet Place Audiobook Such a Quiet Place
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  6. 1979 Audiobook 1979
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  7. The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal Audiobook The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
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  8. Land of Big Numbers Audiobook Land of Big Numbers
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  9. Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose Audiobook Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose
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  10. What We Find Audiobook What We Find
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In Ghostly Japan: Japanese Legends of Ghosts, Yokai, Yurei and Other Oddities Audiobook

In Ghostly Japan: Japanese Legends of Ghosts, Yokai, Yurei and Other Oddities

Author: Lafcadio Hearn Narrator: Kaipo Schwab Release Date: June 2021

The Japanese have two kinds of ghosts in their folklore-the spirits of the dead, and the spirits of the living. This classic of Japanese literature invites you to take your choice if you dare. In Ghostly Japan collects twelve ghostly stories from Lafcadio Hearn, deathless images of ghosts and goblins, touches of folklore and superstition, salted with traditions of the nation. While some of these stories contain nightmare imagery worthy of a midnight creature feature, others are not ghostly or ghastly at all. 'Bits of Poetry' offers an engaging study on verse, and 'Japanese Buddhist Proverbs' explains the meaning of several aphorisms based on Japanese cultural references. Whether you're looking to spot the demons that walk among us, or simply to enjoy the prose of a legendary craftsman, In Ghostly Japan affords countless delights. Stories include: - 'Fragment' about a young pilgrim who encounters a mountain of skulls - 'Ingwa-banashi' about a dying wife who bequeaths a rival a sinister legacy - 'A Passional Karma' about a spectral beauty who returns for her handsome samurai lover

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Blood Washing Blood: Afghanistan's Hundred-Year War Audiobook

Blood Washing Blood: Afghanistan's Hundred-Year War

Author: Phil Halton Narrator: Sean Runnette Release Date: May 2021

A clear-eyed view of the conflict in Afghanistan and its century-deep roots. The war in Afghanistan has consumed vast amounts of blood and treasure, causing the Western powers to seek an exit without achieving victory. Seemingly never-ending, the conflict has become synonymous with a number of issues-global jihad, rampant tribalism, and the narcotics trade-but even though they are cited as the causes of the conflict, they are in fact symptoms. Rather than beginning after 9/11 or with the Soviet 'invasion' in 1979, the current conflict in Afghanistan began with the social reforms imposed by Amanullah Amir in 1919. Western powers have failed to recognize that legitimate grievances are driving the local population to turn to insurgency in Afghanistan. The issues they are willing to fight for have deep roots, forming a hundred-year-long social conflict over questions of secularism, modernity, and centralized power. The first step toward achieving a 'solution' to the Afghanistan 'problem' is to have a clear-eyed view of what is really driving it.

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Facing The Mountain: The Forgotten Heroes of World War II Audiobook

Facing The Mountain: The Forgotten Heroes of World War II

Author: Daniel James Brown Narrator: Louis Ozawa Release Date: May 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes the gripping untold story of one of the most heroic units that fought in World War II On December 7th 1941, the Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor. For many Americans, the surprise attack was a call to arms - but for the soldier sons of Japanese-American immigrant parents, it brought prejudice and scrutiny over where their loyalties lay. In Facing the Mountain, Daniel James Brown tells the unforgettable story of the Japanese-American men who volunteered for the US Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team and displayed incredible courage on the brutal battlefields of Europe. Achieving the impossible in often near-suicidal missions, including rescuing a 'lost battalion' surrounded by Nazis in the French mountains, the 442nd went on to become one of the most decorated units in US history. Yet at the same time, their parents were put in camps and stripped of their livelihoods, and an equally brave battle was being fought in the courtroom back home. A cinematic tour de force, Facing the Mountain puts a real-life band of brothers in the history books where they belong and reminds us that victory is rarely as simple as we think. © Daniel James Brown 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Orchestration: China's Economic Statecraft Across Asia and Europe Audiobook

Orchestration: China's Economic Statecraft Across Asia and Europe

Author: James Reilly Narrator: Eric Jason Martin Release Date: May 2021

The Chinese government has more control over more wealth than any other government in world history. With the Communist Party controlling the 'commanding heights' of the world's second-largest economy, China appears ideally structured to pursue economic statecraft, using economic resources to advance its foreign policy goals. Yet as this book shows, domestic complications frequently constrain Chinese leaders. They have responded with a distinctive approach to economic statecraft: orchestration. In Orchestration, James Reilly examines the ideas and institutions at the heart of China's approach to economic statecraft, and assesses Beijing's orchestration in four cases: Myanmar, North Korea, Western Europe, and Central/Eastern Europe. China's unique experience as a planned economy, and then a developmental state, all under a single Leninist party, left Chinese leaders with unchallenged authority over their economy. However, despite successfully mobilizing companies, banks, and local officials to rapidly expand trade and investment abroad, Chinese leaders largely failed to influence key policy decisions overseas. For countries around the world, economic engagement with China thus yields more benefits with fewer costs than generally assumed.

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Battle of Chosin Reservoir, The: The History of the Chinese Victory that Pushed UN Forces Out of Nor Audiobook

Battle of Chosin Reservoir, The: The History of the Chinese Victory that Pushed UN Forces Out of Nor

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Daniel Houle Release Date: May 2021

The Korean War is often labeled “the forgotten war,” and though it has received renewed attention in recent years, it still pales compared to others in recent history, like the Vietnam War or even the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. What’s mostly overlooked is that the Korean War was one of the most intense conflicts the United States fought, and the soldiers who served in it were arguably in greater peril than in any other war over the last 75 years. While the Truman administration and the Chiefs of Staff had a clear plan for the conflict, seemingly everything went horribly wrong once China entered the conflict, and despite the United Nations coalition forces' technological and logistical superiority, they found themselves on the defensive. The Battle of Chosin Reservoir was a dramatic example of a battle plan gone awry. General Douglas MacArthur had conceived of a triumphant march to the Yalu River, ending the war and uniting Korea. The UN troops, led by the United States, had turned the fight around with the amphibious landing in Inchon, which took place in September 1950.[1] The North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) tried to contain the Pusan Perimeter invasion, but they broke through, and before long the coalition troops were headed deep into North Korean territory. Some units had reached the Yalu River, which marks the frontier between North Korea and China. At this point, the mission’s goal was to eliminate the NKPA and reunite Korea under a pro-Western regime, but the forces under MacArthur’s command found themselves surrounded and beleaguered in sub-zero temperatures.

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Science, Philosophy and Cosmology of the Yugas: Ancient Esoteric Wisdom from the Sages of India Audiobook

Science, Philosophy and Cosmology of the Yugas: Ancient Esoteric Wisdom from the Sages of India

Author: Norah Romney Narrator: Demitra Release Date: May 2021

Of all the many unexplained phenomena, experiences, and objects in the world, the ones that hold a great deal of fascination for most people are known as 'ancient anomalies.' These are ancient objects by scientific measure but in form or construction that appear to be relatively modern. They are impossible fossils, out-of-time technology, anachronistic artifacts, or even ancient ruins. In other words, if our history of the world is correct, they just should not exist. Furthermore, there are many examples - many more than geologists, archaeologists, and other scientists care to admit. Why are they so fascinating? Many reasons. There are some critical timelines to remember before we start. 11,500 BC is the beginning of the most recent descending Satya Yuga. 11,100 BC is the end of the 400-year transition period (sandhi) from ascending Satya Yuga. 7,100 BC is the beginning of the 400-year transition period (sandhi) to descending Treta Yuga, and 6,700 BC is the end of the most recent descending Satya Yuga.

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Empire of Silver: A New Monetary History of China Audiobook

Empire of Silver: A New Monetary History of China

Author: Jin Xu Narrator: Nancy Wu Release Date: April 2021

This revelatory account of the ways silver shaped Chinese history shows how an obsession with "white metal" held China back from financial modernization. First used as currency during the Song dynasty in around 900 CE, silver gradually became central to China's economic framework and was officially monetized in the middle of the Ming dynasty during the sixteenth century. However, due to the early adoption of paper money in China, silver was not formed into coins but became a cumbersome "weighing currency," for which ingots had to be constantly examined for weight and purity-an unwieldy practice that lasted for centuries. While China's interest in silver spurred new avenues of trade and helped increase the country's global economic footprint, Jin Xu argues that, in the long run, silver played a key role in the struggles and entanglements that led to the decline of the Chinese empire.

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Where Great Powers Meet: America and China in Southeast Asia Audiobook

Where Great Powers Meet: America and China in Southeast Asia

Author: David Shambaugh Narrator: Eric Jason Martin Release Date: April 2021

The United States and China are engaged in a broad-gauged and global competition for power. While this competition ranges across the entire world, it is centered in Asia. In this book, David Shambaugh focuses on the critical sub-region of Southeast Asia. The United States and China constantly vie for position and influence across this enormously significant area-and the outcome of this contest will do much to determine whether Asia leaves the American orbit after seven decades and falls into a new Chinese sphere of influence. Just as importantly, to the extent that there is a global 'power transition' occurring from the US to China, the fate of Southeast Asia will be a good indicator. Presently, both powers bring important assets to bear in their competition. The United States continues to possess a depth and breadth of security ties, soft power, and direct investment across the region that empirically outweigh China's. For its part, China has more diplomatic influence, much greater trade, and geographic proximity. In assessing the likelihood of a regional power transition, Shambaugh examines how ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and its member states maneuver and the degree to which they align with one or the other power.

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An Undelivered Speech: Annihilation of Caste: Annihilation of Caste, and Castes in India: Their Mech Audiobook

An Undelivered Speech: Annihilation of Caste: Annihilation of Caste, and Castes in India: Their Mech

Author: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Narrator: Siddhartha Valicharla Release Date: April 2021

The most famous speech that was never delivered - ANNIHILATION OF CASTE - by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. Along with his paper, Castes in India: their mechanism, genesis and development! Combined to form one cohesive audiobook, the way Babasaheb envisioned it. For an abridged video version of it by the narrator, please see: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn1Yg_BoyU6Y_O3YrYqM1fpqaR3DFX63W Acknowledgements: Rahul Borde for his rendition of Sanskrit Verses that can be heard towards the end of Annihilation of Caste Audio Engineer: Kevin Cleland Studio: LA Digital Recording Finally, this project would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of the Ambedkarite Community here in America. Jai Bhim! Jai Bharat!

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The rowlatt act Audiobook

The rowlatt act

Author: Ankit Narrator: Ankit Goria Release Date: April 2021

under this law the goverment got many powers including the ability to arrest people and keep them in prisons without a trial.

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Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China Audiobook

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Author: Ezra F. Vogel Narrator: Eric Jason Martin Release Date: March 2021

Once described by Mao Zedong as a 'needle inside a ball of cotton,' Deng was the pragmatic yet disciplined driving force behind China's radical transformation in the late twentieth century. He confronted the damage wrought by the Cultural Revolution, dissolved Mao's cult of personality, and loosened the economic and social policies that had stunted China's growth. Obsessed with modernization and technology, Deng opened trade relations with the West, which lifted hundreds of millions of his countrymen out of poverty. Yet at the same time he answered to his authoritarian roots, most notably when he ordered the crackdown in June 1989 at Tiananmen Square. Deng's youthful commitment to the Communist Party was cemented in Paris in the early 1920s, among a group of Chinese student-workers that also included Zhou Enlai. Deng returned home in 1927 to join the Chinese Revolution on the ground floor. In the fifty years of his tumultuous rise to power, he endured accusations, purges, and even exile before becoming China's preeminent leader from 1978 to 1989 and again in 1992. When he reached the top, Deng saw an opportunity to creatively destroy much of the economic system he had helped build for five decades as a loyal follower of Mao-and he did not hesitate.

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Return to Victory: MacArthur's Epic Liberation of the Philippines Audiobook

Return to Victory: MacArthur's Epic Liberation of the Philippines

Author: James P. Duffy Narrator: Aaron Abano Release Date: March 2021

General Douglas MacArthur's bloody campaign to defeat die-hard Japanese forces and liberate the Philippines   "I shall return," General Douglas MacArthur promised the Filipino people following the Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippines in spring 1942. The people there believed MacArthur's vow-and even Americans were stirred by his dramatic pledge. Now, two and half years later, MacArthur was ready to fulfill his promise--the liberation of the Philippines was about to begin.   It would not be an easy campaign. The more than 7,000 islands of the Philippine archipelago were the key to taking down the Japanese Empire-and the Imperial forces were prepared to sacrifice every man and every ship to prevent MacArthur from regaining control of them.   Covering both the strategic and tactical aspects of the campaign through the participation of its soldiers, sailors, and airmen, as well as its commanders, James P. Duffy leads readers through a vivid account of the nearly year-long, bloody campaign to defeat over a quarter million die-hard Japanese defenders in the Pacific theater. Return to Victory is a wide-ranging, dramatic and stirring account of MacArthur's epic liberation of the Philippines.

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