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பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - பாகம் 5 Audiobook

பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - பாகம் 5

Author: Kalki Narrator: Bombay Kannan Release Date: December 2019

பொன்னியின் செல்வன் அமரர் கல்கி (1899-1954) எழுதிய புகழ் பெற்ற தமிழ் வரலாற்றூப் புதினமாகும். 1950 - 1955 ஆண்டு வரை கல்கி வார இதழில் தொடர்கதையாக வெளியிடப்பட்டது. இப் புதினத்துக்குக் கிடைத்த மக்கள் ஆதரவு காரணமாகத் தொடர்ந்தும் பல்வேறு காலகட்டங்களில் இதே புதினத்தைக் கல்கி இதழ் தொடராக வெளியிட்டது. தவிர தனி நூலாகவும் வெளியிடப்பட்டுப் பல பதிப்புக்களைக் கண்டுள்ளது. கி.பி. 1000 ஆம் ஆண்டு வாக்கில் இருந்த சோழப் பேரரசை அடிப்படையாகக் கொண்டு இந்த வரலாற்றுப் புதினம் எழுதப்பட்டிருக்கிறது.

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The Emperor's New Road: China and the Project of the Century Audiobook

The Emperor's New Road: China and the Project of the Century

Author: Jonathan E. Hillman Narrator: Eric Jason Martin Release Date: September 2020

A prominent authority on China's Belt and Road Initiative reveals the global risks lurking within Beijing's project of the century China's Belt and Road Initiative is the world's most ambitious and misunderstood geoeconomic vision. To carry out President Xi's flagship foreign-policy effort, China promises to spend over one trillion dollars for new ports, railways, fiber-optic cables, power plants, and other connections. It touches more than one hundred and thirty countries and has expanded into the Arctic, cyberspace, and even outer space. Beijing promises that it is promoting global development, but Washington warns that it is charting a path to global dominance. Taking listeners on a journey to China's projects in Asia, Europe, and Africa, Jonathan E. Hillman reveals how this grand vision is unfolding on the ground. As China pushes beyond its borders and deep into dangerous terrain, it is repeating the mistakes of the great powers that came before it, Hillman argues. If China succeeds, it will remake the world and place itself at the center of everything. But Xi may be overreaching: all roads do not yet lead to Beijing.

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The Invention of China Audiobook

The Invention of China

Author: Bill Hayton Narrator: Julian Elfer Release Date: November 2020

A provocative account showing that 'China'-and its 5,000 years of unified history-is a national myth, created only a century ago with a political agenda that persists to this day. China's current leadership lays claim to a 5,000-year-old civilization, but 'China' as a unified country and people, Bill Hayton argues, was created far more recently by a small group of intellectuals. In this compelling account, Hayton shows how China's present-day geopolitical problems-the fates of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and the South China Sea-were born in the struggle to create a modern nation-state. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, reformers and revolutionaries adopted foreign ideas to 'invent' a new vision of China. By asserting a particular, politicized version of the past the government bolstered its claim to a vast territory stretching from the Pacific to Central Asia. Ranging across history, nationhood, language, and territory, Hayton shows how the Republic's reworking of its past not only helped it to justify its right to rule a century ago-but continues to motivate and direct policy today.

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The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370 Audiobook

The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370

Author: Florence De Changy Narrator: Laurence Bouvard Release Date: February 2021

‘The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared…’ A remarkable piece of investigative journalism into one of the most pervasive and troubling mysteries of recent memory. 01:20am, 8 March 2014. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 239 passengers, disappeared into the night, never to be seen or heard from again. The incident was inexplicable. In a world defined by advanced technology and interconnectedness, how could an entire aircraft become untraceable? Had the flight been subject to a perfect hijack? Perhaps the pilots lost control? And if the plane did crash, where was the wreckage? Writing for Le Monde in the days and months after the plane’s disappearance, journalist Florence de Changy closely documented the chaotic international investigation that followed, uncovering more questions than answers. Riddled with inconsistencies, contradictions and a lack of basic communication between authorities, the mystery surrounding flight MH370 only deepened. Now, de Changy offers her own explanation. Drawing together countless eyewitness testimonies, press releases, independent investigative reports and expert opinion, The Disappearing Act offers an eloquent and deeply unnerving narrative of what happened to the missing aircraft. An incredible feat of investigative journalism and a testament to de Changy’s tenacity and resolve, this book is an exhaustive, gripping account into one of the most profound mysteries of the 21st century.

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No Beast So Fierce: The Champawat Tiger and Her Hunter, the First Tiger Conservationist Audiobook

No Beast So Fierce: The Champawat Tiger and Her Hunter, the First Tiger Conservationist

Author: Dane Huckelbridge Narrator: Corey Snow Release Date: February 2019

The deadliest animal of all time meets the world's most legendary hunter in a classic battle between man and wild. But this pulse-pounding narrative is also a nuanced story of how colonialism and environmental destruction upset the natural order, placing man, tiger and nature on a collision course. In Champawat, India, circa 1900, a Bengal tigress was wounded by a poacher in the forests of the Himalayan foothills. Unable to hunt her usual prey, the tiger began stalking and eating an easier food source: human beings. Between 1900 and 1907, the Champawat Man-Eater, as she became known, emerged as the most prolific serial killer of human beings the world has ever known, claiming an astonishing 436 lives. Desperate for help, authorities appealed to renowned local hunter Jim Corbett, an Indian-born Brit of Irish descent, who was intimately familiar with the Champawat forest. Corbett, who would later earn fame and devote the latter part of his life to saving the Bengal tiger and its habitat, sprang into action. Like a detective on the tail of a serial killer, he tracked the tiger's movements, as the tiger began to hunt him in return. This was the beginning of Corbett's life-long love of tigers, though his first encounter with the Champawat Tiger would be her last.

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MiG Alley: The US Air Force in Korea, 1950-53 Audiobook

MiG Alley: The US Air Force in Korea, 1950-53

Author: Thomas Mckelvey Cleaver Narrator: David De Vries Release Date: November 2019

Of the many myths that emerged following the end of the Korean War, the prevailing one in the West was that of the absolute supremacy of U.S. Air Force pilots and aircraft over their Soviet-supplied opponents. The claims of the 10:1 victory-loss ratio achieved by the U.S. Air Force fighter pilots flying the North American F-86 Sabre against their communist adversaries, amongst other such fabrications, went unchallenged until the end of the Cold War, when Soviet records of the conflict were finally opened. From that point onwards, a very different story began to emerge. Far from decisive American victories over an unsophisticated opponent, the aerial battles of the Korean War were, at least in the early years, evenly matched affairs, fought to an approximate 1:1 victory-loss ratio. Though the Soviet victories declined over the following years, this had more to do with home politics than American tactics. In addition to the aerial combat over MiG Alley, this title covers the full range of U.S. Air Force activities over Korea, including the failed strategic bombing campaign and the escalating nuclear threat. Incorporating first-hand accounts from those involved, both U.S. and Soviet, this new history of the U.S. Air Force in Korea reveals the full story of this bitter struggle in the Eastern skies.

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The Railway Man Audiobook

The Railway Man

Author: Eric Lomax Narrator: Bill Paterson Release Date: May 2011

A naive young man, a railway enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the 'Railway of Death' - the Japanese line from Thailand to Burma. Exhaustively and brutally tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his experiences. Almost 50 years after the war, however, his life was changed by the discovery that his interrogator, the Japanese interpreter, was still alive - their reconciliation is the culmination of this extraordinary story.

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Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels Audiobook

Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels

Author: Claire Chao, Isabel Sun Chao Narrator: Claire Chao, Isabel Sun Chao, Rachel Yong Release Date: October 2020

Winner of 26 book awards including the 2019 Rubery Award BOOK OF THE YEAR True stories of glamour, drama and tragedy told through five generations of a Shanghai family, from the last days of imperial rule to the Cultural Revolution Audiobook narrated by two-time Asian American Film Lab Best Actress Rachel Yong and authors Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao www.rememberingshanghai.com “An engaging and entertaining saga.” South China Morning Post 'A volume that demands to be held.' Los Angeles Review of Books “Jaw-dropping, exciting, touching, tragic and insightful.” Historic Shanghai A high position bestowed by China’s empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and ’40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever. When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home—and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family’s past—one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses. Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity and loss against the epic backdrop of a country in turmoil.

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The Odyssey of Echo Company: The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War Audiobook

The Odyssey of Echo Company: The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War

Author: Doug Stanton Narrator: CJ Wilson Release Date: September 2017

A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers-the harrowing and redemptive account of an American army platoon fighting for survival during the Vietnam War. On a single night, January 31, 1968, some 100,000 soldiers in the North Vietnamese Army attacked thirty-six cities throughout South Vietnam, hoping to topple that government and dislodge American forces. The twelve American boys of the recon platoon of the 101st Airborne Division, average age nineteen, are from small farms, California beach towns, and big cities like Chicago, and they are cast into a war they neither understand, nor, ultimately, feel they can win. The fighting was hand-to-hand, nonstop, and waged in endless small battles that forged this group into a lifelong brotherhood of survivors. The Odyssey of Echo Company is about the young men who survived sixty days on the run from the enemy during the Tet Offensive, at the height of the Vietnam War. Each young man lived one hundred years in these days and came home to a country that did not understand, and didn't try to understand, what they had survived. They came home winners because they were alive; but were losers for having fought there. When they arrived, they landed in San Francisco, took off their uniforms, and walked back into America, where they fell silent and realized that not many wanted to hear the remarkable story they had to tell-until now. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews, dozens of detailed letters written to and from Echo Company soldiers, a huge trove of Pentagon after-action reports, and travel to the scenes of battle with the American soldiers and some of their Vietnamese enemy soldiers, The Odyssey of Echo Company breaks through the wall of time to tell this important story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

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The Rape of Nanking Audiobook

The Rape of Nanking

Author: Iris Chang Narrator: Anna Fields Release Date: February 2012

In December 1937, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred in the capital of China. The Japanese army swept into Nanking and not only looted and burned the defenseless city but systematically raped, tortured, and murdered half of the city's remaining population, some 300,000 Chinese civilians. Amazingly, the account of this atrocity was denied by the Japanese government. The Rape of Nanking tells the story from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers who performed it, of the Chinese civilians who endured it, and finally, that of a group of Europeans and Americans who refused to abandon the city and were able to create a safety zone that saved almost 300,000 Chinese. Among these was John Rabe, the tireless German leader of the rescue effort, whom Iris Chang called the "Oskar Schindler of China." "Compelling in its emotional breadth, impressive in its intellectual width. From the first page, it seizes hold of your emotional and intellectual centers and will not loosen its grip until the last page, if even then."-Ventura Star

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The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936–1945 Audiobook

The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936–1945

Author: John Toland Narrator: Tom Weiner Release Date: June 2014

This Pulitzer Prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author’s words, “a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind, told as it happened—muddled, ennobling, disgraceful, frustrating, full of paradox.” In weaving together the historical facts and human drama leading up to and culminating in the war in the Pacific, Toland crafts a riveting and unbiased narrative history. “Quite possibly the most readable yet informative account of the Pacific war.”—Chicago Sun-Times

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Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, Vol 1: July 1937-May 1942 Audiobook

Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, Vol 1: July 1937-May 1942

Author: Richard B. Frank Narrator: L.J. Ganser Release Date: March 2020

An eye-opening, pathbreaking account of the onset of the Asia-Pacific War, by the acclaimed author of Downfall and Guadalcanal. In 1937, the swath of the globe east from India to the Pacific Ocean enclosed half the worlds population, all save a fraction enduring under some form of colonialism. Japans onslaught into China that year unleashed a tidal wave of events that fundamentally transformed this region and killed about twenty-five million people. From just two nation states with real sovereignty, Thailand and Japan, and two with compromised sovereignty, China and Mongolia, the region today encompasses at least nineteen major sovereign nations. This extraordinary World War II narrative vividly describes the battles across this entire region and links those struggles on many levels with their profound twenty-firstcentury legacies. Beginning with Chinas long-neglected years of heroic, costly resistance, Tower of Skulls explodes outward to campaigns including Singapore, the Philippines, the Netherlands East Indies, India, and Burma, as well as across the Pacific to Pearl Harbor. These pages cast penetrating light on how struggles in Europe and Asia merged into a tightly entwined global war. They feature not just battles, but also the sweeping political, economic, and social effects of the war, and are graced with a rich tapestry of individual characters from top-tier political and military figures down to ordinary servicemen, as well as the accounts of civilians of all races and ages. In this first volume of a trilogy, award-winning historian Richard B. Frank draws on rich archival research and recently discovered documentary evidence to tell an epic story that gave birth to the world we live in now.

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