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Just Another Day in Vietnam Audiobook

Just Another Day in Vietnam

Author: Col (ret) Keith M. Nightingale Narrator: David De Vries Release Date: February 2021

Uniquely adopting a third-person omniscient point of view, Nightingale eschews the 'I' of memoir in favor of multiple perspectives and a larger historical vision that afford equal time and weight to ally and enemy alike. Examples of the many perspectives based on real-life characters include: Hu, a VC 'informant' whose false information led the Rangers straight into the jaws of a ferocious ambush; General Tanh, the COSVN commander; Major Nguyen Hiep, the 52d Ranger Commander; and Ranger POWs later returned by the North. Nightingale moreover offers the point of view of an American advisor to elite Vietnamese troops, a vital perspective regrettably underrepresented in the literature of Vietnam, including Burns's documentary. Added to this are well-informed conjecture of enemy psychology; insight into the dedication and often misunderstood role of the elite Vietnamese Ranger forces; the intelligence acquired from debriefing captured Rangers, whose captors had told them that the entire battle had been a carefully staged attack planned by COSVN as part of a larger Total War strategy developed by the leadership of the North Vietnamese Army; and an eyewitness account by a gifted author who is a rare survivor of one of the most vicious-and heretofore forgotten-battles of the war.

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You Don't Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War Audiobook

You Don't Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War

Author: Elizabeth Becker Narrator: Lisa Flanagan Release Date: February 2021

The long-buried story of three extraordinary female journalists who permanently shattered the barriers to women covering war   Kate Webb, an Australian iconoclast, Catherine Leroy, a French daredevil photographer, and Frances FitzGerald, a blue-blood American intellectual, arrived in Vietnam with starkly different life experiences but one shared purpose: to report on the most consequential story of the decade. At a time when women were considered unfit to be foreign reporters, Frankie, Catherine, and Kate   challenged the rules imposed on them by the military, ignored the belittlement of their male peers, and ultimately altered the craft of war reportage for generations.   In You Don't Belong Here, Elizabeth Becker uses these women's work and lives to illuminate the Vietnam War from the 1965 American buildup, the expansion into Cambodia, and the American defeat and its aftermath. Arriving herself in the last years of the war, Becker writes as a historian and a witness of the times.   What emerges is an unforgettable story of three journalists forging their place in a land of men, often at great personal sacrifice. Deeply reported and filled with personal letters, interviews, and profound insight, You Don't Belong Here fills a void in the history of women and of war.

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Every Human Intention: Japan in the New Century Audiobook

Every Human Intention: Japan in the New Century

Author: Dreux Richard Narrator: Dreux Richard Release Date: February 2021

A thoughtful, illuminating exploration of modern Japanese politics and culture through the eyes of an investigative reporter   Dreux Richard presents post-Fukushima Japan in three illustrative parts. He follows members of Japan's Nigerian community, whose struggles with a hostile immigration system lead to the death of a Nigerian immigrant in a Japanese detention center, investigated here for the first time. In Japan's northernmost city, Richard goes door to door with the region's youngest census employee, meeting the city's elderly residents and documenting the stories that comprise the nation's record-breaking population decline. Finally, he takes us into the offices of energy executives and nuclear regulators, as they fight to determine whether reactors threatened by earthquake faults will be permitted to restart after the Fukushima disaster, a conflict that brings the entire regulatory system to the brink of collapse.   Six years in the making, Richard's perceptive and probing account establishes him as an authority on his subjects, but he remains aware of his status as an outsider and interpreter for his readers. His long-term engagement with the personal lives of his sources revives the expatriate literary tradition of Lafcadio Hearn and Donald Richie, bringing its best qualities into a century where forensic investigation of wrongdoing and compassionate observation of its consequences are equally crucial. Through an exceptional range of approaches to an exceptionally complex society, Every Human Intention provides an understanding of today's Japan that goes far beyond politics, truisms, and sensational arguments.

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A Concise History of Japan Audiobook

A Concise History of Japan

Author: Brett L. Walker Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer Release Date: February 2021

To this day, Japan's modern ascendancy challenges many assumptions about world history, particularly theories regarding the rise of the west and why the modern world looks the way it does. In this engaging new history, Brett L. Walker tackles key themes regarding Japan's relationships with its minorities, state and economic development, and the uses of science and medicine. The book begins by tracing the country's early history through archaeological remains, before proceeding to explore life in the imperial court, the rise of the samurai, civil conflict, encounters with Europe, and the advent of modernity and empire. Integrating the pageantry of a unique nation's history with today's environmental concerns, Walker's vibrant and accessible new narrative then follows Japan's ascension from the ashes of World War II into the thriving nation of today. It is a history for our times, posing important questions regarding how we should situate a nation's history in an age of environmental and climatological uncertainties.

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Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain Audiobook

Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

Author: Sathnam Sanghera Narrator: Homer Todiwala Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. 'This remarkable book shines the brightest of lights into some of the darkest and most misunderstood corners of our shared history' James O'Brien In his brilliantly illuminating new book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera shows how our past is everywhere: from how we live to how we think, from the foundation of the NHS to the nature of our racism, from our distrust of intellectuals in public life to the exceptionalism that imbued the campaign for Brexit and the government's early response to the Covid crisis. And yet empire is a subject, weirdly hidden from view. The British Empire ran for centuries and covered vast swathes of the world. It is, as Sanghera reveals, fundamental to understanding Britain. However, even among those who celebrate the empire there seems to be a desire not to look at it too closely - not to include the subject in our school history books, not to emphasize it too much in our favourite museums. At a time of great division, when we are arguing about what it means to be British, Sanghera's book urges us to address this bewildering contradiction. For, it is only by stepping back and seeing where we really come from, that we can begin to understand who we are, and what unites us. 'Lucid but never simplistic; entertaining but never frivolous; intensely readable while always mindful of nuance and complexity - Empireland takes a perfectly-judged approach to its contentious but necessary subject' Jonathan Coe ***Praise for The Boy with the Topknot*** 'I absolutely loved it. Heartbreaking and wonderful. He writes beautifully' Maggie O'Farrell 'Could not be more enjoyable, engaging or moving' Observer 'Tragic, funny and disturbing. It will challenge you, and may even change you' Independent © Sathnam Sanghera 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Gold Warriors: America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold Audiobook

Gold Warriors: America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold

Author: Peggy Seagrave, Sterling Seagrave Narrator: David Colacci Release Date: December 2020

In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These, combined with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism. This 'Black Gold' gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America's allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years.

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China's Good War: How World War II Is Shaping a New Nationalism Audiobook

China's Good War: How World War II Is Shaping a New Nationalism

Author: Rana Mitter Narrator: Dennis Kleinman Release Date: December 2020

Chinese leaders once tried to suppress memories of their nation's brutal experience during World War II. Now they celebrate the "victory"-a key foundation of China's rising nationalism. For most of its history, the People's Republic of China limited public discussion of the war against Japan. It was an experience of victimization-and one that saw Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek fighting for the same goals. But now, as China grows more powerful, the meaning of the war is changing. Rana Mitter argues that China's reassessment of the World War II years is central to its newfound confidence abroad and to mounting nationalism at home. China's Good War begins with the academics who shepherded the once-taboo subject into wider discourse. Encouraged by reforms under Deng Xiaoping, they researched the Guomindang war effort, collaboration with the Japanese, and China's role in forming the post-1945 global order. But interest in the war would not stay confined to scholarly journals. Today public sites of memory-including museums, movies and television shows, street art, popular writing, and social media-define the war as a founding myth for an ascendant China. Wartime China emerges as victor rather than victim. The shifting story has nurtured a number of new views. One rehabilitates Chiang Kai-shek's war efforts, minimizing the bloody conflicts between him and Mao and aiming to heal the wounds of the Cultural Revolution. Another narrative positions Beijing as creator and protector of the international order that emerged from the war-an order, China argues, under threat today largely from the United States. China's radical reassessment of its collective memory of the war has created a new foundation for a people destined to shape the world.

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Tales of Old Japan Audiobook

Tales of Old Japan

Author: Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford Narrator: Bridget Lawrence Release Date: December 2020

Tales of Old Japan (1871) is an anthology of classic tales compiled by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Lord Redesdale. The narratives – adapted from Japanese sources – covers various aspects of Japanese life before the Meiji Restoration of 1868. Supplemented by Mitford's explanatory notes, the tales serve as an introduction to the Japanese culture, literature and sense of life. Engaging with an arresting range of subjects such as Buddhist sermons, knightly exploits, ghost stories, fairy tales, folklore, terrifying vampires, noble samurai and the plots of four Noh plays, the collection also serves as a treasure trove of information on the customs, characters and places of the time. .

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The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives Audiobook

The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives

Author: Christopher Harding Narrator: Christopher Harding Release Date: November 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Chris Harding's enormously enjoyable new book distils Japan's long, complex and fascinating history into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals. These vivid and entertaining portraits take the reader from the earliest written accounts of Japan right through to the life of the current empress, Masako. We encounter shamans and warlords, poets and revolutionaries, scientists, artists and adventurers - each offering insights of their own into this extraordinary place. For anyone new to Japan, this book is the ideal introduction. For anyone already deeply involved with it, this is a book filled with surprises and pleasures. © Christopher Harding 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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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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Premsutra प्रेमसूत्र: For every ones Love प्रत्येकाच्या प्रेमासाठी Audiobook

Premsutra प्रेमसूत्र: For every ones Love प्रत्येकाच्या प्रेमासाठी

Author: Madhavi Kunte Narrator: Namrata Deshpande, Sai Limaye Release Date: November 2020

Every story express types of love & romance, which impresses us. Author tells the stories from Indian culture which is so intimate and inspiring for all the youth. प्रत्येक कथेतून प्रेमाची जी विविध रूपे दिसतात टी मोहक तरीही उदात्त आहेत आजच्या प्रत्येक प्रेमवीराला व प्रेयसीला या कथा आपले मनोगत व्यक्त करणाऱ्या वाटतील. तसेच त्याबरोबर प्रेम, त्याग, कर्तव्य, निष्ठा, ज्ञानाची आस याचाही संस्कार करतील

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The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan Audiobook

The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan

Author: Owen Bennett-Jones Narrator: Michael Page Release Date: October 2020

A major new investigation into the Bhutto family, examining their influence in Pakistan from the colonial era to the present day. The Bhutto family has long been one of the most ambitious and powerful in Pakistan. But politics has cost the Bhuttos dear. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, widely regarded as the most talented politician in the country's history, was removed from power in 1977 and executed two years later, at the age of fifty-one. Of his four children, three met unnatural deaths: Shahnawaz was poisoned in 1985 at the age of twenty-seven; Murtaza was shot by the police outside his home in 1996, aged forty-two; and Benazir Bhutto, who led the Pakistan Peoples Party and became Prime Minister twice, was killed by a suicide bomber in Rawalpindi in 2007, aged fifty-four. Drawing on original research and unpublished documents gathered over twenty years, Owen Bennett-Jones explores the turbulent existence of this extraordinary family, including their volatile relationship with British colonialists, the Pakistani armed forces, and the United States.

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