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  1. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires Audiobook The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
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  4. My Lies, Your Lies Audiobook My Lies, Your Lies
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  5. Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization Audiobook Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization
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  6. The Prisoner's Wife: based on an inspiring true story Audiobook The Prisoner's Wife: based on an inspiring true story
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  7. Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots Audiobook Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
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  8. The Secret Seaside Escape: The most heart-warming, feel-good romance of 2020, from the Sunday Times  Audiobook The Secret Seaside Escape: The most heart-warming, feel-good romance of 2020, from the Sunday Times
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Atomic Spy: The Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs Audiobook

Atomic Spy: The Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs

Author: Nancy Thorndike Greenspan Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: May 2020

'Nancy Greenspan dives into the mysteries of the Klaus Fuchs espionage case and emerges with a classic Cold War biography of intrigue and torn loyalties. Atomic Spy is a mesmerizing morality tale, told with fresh sources and empathy.' --Kai Bird, author of The Good Spy and coauthor of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer The gripping biography of a notorious Cold War villain--the German-born British scientist who handed the Soviets top-secret American plans for the plutonium bomb--showing a man torn between conventional loyalties and a sense of obligation to a greater good. German by birth, British by naturalization, Communist by conviction, Klaus Fuchs was a fearless Nazi resister, a brilliant scientist, and an infamous spy. He was convicted of espionage by Britain in 1950 for handing over the designs of the plutonium bomb to the Russians, and has gone down in history as one of the most dangerous agents in American and British history. He put an end to America's nuclear hegemony and single-handedly heated up the Cold War. But, was Klaus Fuchs really evil? Using archives long hidden in Germany as well as intimate family correspondence, Nancy Thorndike Greenspan brings into sharp focus the moral and political ambiguity of the times in which Fuchs lived and the ideals with which he struggled. As a university student in Germany, he stood up to Nazi terror without flinching, and joined the Communists largely because they were the only ones resisting the Nazis. After escaping to Britain in 1933, he was arrested as a German émigré--an 'enemy alien'--in 1940 and sent to an internment camp in Canada. His mentor at university, renowned physicist Max Born, worked to facilitate his release. After years of struggle and ideological conflict, when Fuchs joined the atomic bomb project, his loyalties were firmly split. He started handing over top secret research to the Soviets in 1941, and continued for years from deep within the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. Greenspan's insights into his motivations make us realize how he was driven not just by his Communist convictions but seemingly by a dedication to peace, seeking to level the playing field of the world powers. With thrilling detail from never-before-seen sources, Atomic Spy travels across the Germany of an ascendant Nazi party; the British university classroom of Max Born; a British internment camp in Canada; the secret laboratories of Los Alamos; and Eastern Germany at the height of the Cold War. Atomic Spy shows the real Klaus Fuchs--who he was, what he did, why he did it, and how he was caught. His extraordinary life is a cautionary tale about the ambiguity of morality and loyalty, as pertinent today as in the 1940s.

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Goering: The Rise and Fall of the Notorious Nazi Leader Audiobook

Goering: The Rise and Fall of the Notorious Nazi Leader

Author: Heinrich Fraenkel, Roger Manvell Narrator: Joe Barrett Release Date: May 2020

A penetrating biography of one of the most infamous members of the Nazi high command. In Goering, Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel use firsthand testimonies and a variety of historical documents to tell the story of a monster lurking in Hitler's shadows. After rising through the ranks of the German army, Hermann Goering became Hitler's right hand man and was hand-picked to head the Luftwaffe, one of history's most feared fighting forces. As he rose in power, though, Goering became disillusioned and was eventually shunned from Hitler's inner circle. Alone at the end, he faced justice at the Nuremberg trials and was convicted of war crimes and crime against humanity. He committed suicide in prison before he could be hanged. In this book, Manvell and Fraenkel bring to life one of history's most complicated and hated characters.

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Panzer General: Heinz Guderian and the Blitzkrieg Victories of WWII Audiobook

Panzer General: Heinz Guderian and the Blitzkrieg Victories of WWII

Author: Kenneth Macksey Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: May 2020

Kenneth Macksey's highly regarded biography of Generaloberst Heinz Guderian gives clear insight into the mind and motives of the father of modern tank warfare. Panzer General shows Guderian as a man of ideas equipped with the ability to turn inspiration into reality. A master of strategy and tactics, he was the officer most responsible for creating blitzkrieg in World War II.BR> Guderian built the Panzerwaffe in the face of opposition from the German General Staff and personally led the lightning campaigns by tanks and aircraft that put a large part of Europe under domination by the Third Reich. Kenneth Macksey, a tank man himself for more than twenty years, reveals the man as a brilliant rebel in search of ideals and a general whose personality, genius, and achievements far transcended those of Rommel.BR> As well as throwing light on the crucial campaigns in Poland, France, and Russia, this biography illuminates the struggles within the German hierarchy, both in the military and in the Nazi Party, for control of the Panzer forces. Based on information from the extensive family archives, Panzer General demonstrates why Guderian was so admired by some while denigrated by others.

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A House Through Time Audiobook

A House Through Time

Author: David Olusoga Narrator: Ben Onwukwe Release Date: May 2020

In recent years house histories have become the new frontier of popular, participatory history. People, many of whom have already embarked upon that great adventure of genealogical research, and who have encountered their ancestors in the archives and uncovered family secrets, are now turning to the secrets contained within the four walls of their homes and in doing so finding a direct link to earlier generations. And it is ordinary homes, not grand public buildings or the mansions of the rich that have all the best stories. As with the television series, A House Through Time offers readers not only the tools to explore the histories of their own homes, but also a vividly readable history of the British city, the forces of industry, disease, mass transportation, crime and class. The rises and falls, the shifts in the fortunes of neighbourhoods and whole cities are here, tracing the often surprising journey one single house can take from elegant dwelling in a fashionable district to a tenement for society’s rejects. Packed with remarkable human stories, it is a phenomenal insight into living history, a history we can see every day on the streets where we live. And it reminds us that it is at home that we are truly ourselves. It is there that the honest face of life can be seen. At home, behind closed doors and drawn curtains, we live out our inner lives and family lives.

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The Habsburgs: The Rise and Fall of a World Power Audiobook

The Habsburgs: The Rise and Fall of a World Power

Author: Martyn Rady Narrator: Simon Bowie Release Date: May 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world it built - and then lost - over nearly a millennium. From modest origins, the Habsburgs grew in power to gain control of the Holy Roman Empire in the fifteenth century. Then, in just a few decades, their possessions rapidly expanded to take in a large part of Europe stretching from Hungary to Spain, and from the Far East to the New World. The family continued to dominate Central Europe until the catastrophe of the First World War. With its seemingly disorganized mass of large and small territories, its tangle of laws and privileges and its medley of languages, the Habsburg Empire has always appeared haphazard and incomplete. But here Martyn Rady shows the reasons for the family's incredible endurance, driven by the belief that they were destined to rule the world as defenders of the Roman Catholic Church, guarantors of peace and patrons of learning. The Habsburg emperors were themselves absurdly varied in their characters - from warlords to contemplatives, from clever to stupid, from idle to frenzied - but all driven by the same sense of family mission. Scattered around the world, countless buildings, institutions and works of art continue to bear witness to their overwhelming impact. The Habsburgs is the definitive history of a remarkable dynasty that, for better or worse, shaped Europe and the world. © Martyn Rady 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Mussolini's War: Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935-1943 Audiobook

Mussolini's War: Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935-1943

Author: John Gooch Narrator: Mark Elstob Release Date: May 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. While staying closely aligned with Hitler, Mussolini remained carefully neutral until the summer of 1940. Then, with the wholly unexpected and sudden collapse of the French and British armies, Mussolini declared war on the Allies in the hope of making territorial gains in southern France and Africa. This decision proved a horrifying miscalculation, dooming Italy to its own prolonged and unwinnable war, immense casualties and an Allied invasion in 1943 which ushered in a terrible new era for the country. John Gooch's new book is the definitive account of Italy's war experience. Beginning with the invasion of Abyssinia and ending with Mussolini's arrest, Gooch brilliantly portrays the nightmare of a country with too small an industrial sector, too incompetent a leadership and too many fronts on which to fight. Everywhere - whether in the USSR, the Western Desert or the Balkans - Italian troops found themselves against either better-equipped or more motivated enemies. The result was a war entirely at odds with the dreams of pre-war Italian planners - a series of desperate improvizations against Allies who could draw on global resources and against whom Italy proved helpless. This remarkable book rightly shows the centrality of Italy to the war, outlining the brief rise and disastrous fall of the Italian military campaign. © John Gooch 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Sons of the Waves: The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail Audiobook

Sons of the Waves: The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail

Author: Stephen Taylor Narrator: Matthew Waterson Release Date: May 2020

A brilliant telling of the history of the common seaman in the age of sail, and his role in Britain's trade, exploration, and warfare. British maritime history in the age of sail is full of the deeds of officers like Nelson but has given little voice to plain, 'illiterate' seamen. Now Stephen Taylor draws on published and unpublished memoirs, letters, and naval records, including court-martials and petitions, to present these men in their own words. In this exhilarating account, ordinary seamen are far from the hapless sufferers of the press gangs. Proud and spirited, learned in their own fashion, with robust opinions and the courage to challenge overweening authority, they stand out from their less adventurous compatriots. Taylor demonstrates how the sailor was the engine of British prosperity and expansion up to the Industrial Revolution. From exploring the South Seas with Cook to establishing the East India Company as a global corporation, from the sea battles that made Britain a superpower to the crisis of the 1797 mutinies, these 'sons of the waves' held the nation's destiny in their calloused hands.

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Secretos vaticanos Audiobook

Secretos vaticanos

Author: Eric Frattini Narrator: Arturo Lopez Release Date: May 2020

-Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. ¿Qué siete puntos son aceptados por el nuevo Papa nada más ser nombrado y qué poderes tiene? ¿Cuándo fue elegido sumo Pontífice el cardenal Ratzinger? ¿Cuáles fueron los primeros pasos de Benedicto XVI? ¿Qué facción dirigió Ratzinger en el cónclave de abril de 2005? ¿Qué opinión tiene el Papa Benedicto XVI sobre la adaptación de la Iglesia al mundo? Una guía práctica y exhaustiva, con más de quinientas preguntas y respuestas que le descubrirán el secreto mundo de los papas y el Vaticano.

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La santa alianza Audiobook

La santa alianza

Author: Eric Frattini Narrator: Arturo Lopez Release Date: May 2020

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La mitología nórdica: una guía concisa de los dioses, héroes, sagas, rituales y creencias de la mito Audiobook

La mitología nórdica: una guía concisa de los dioses, héroes, sagas, rituales y creencias de la mito

Author: Gorm Alfson Narrator: Nico Farradi Release Date: May 2020

En este libro, “Mitología nórdica: una guía concisa de los dioses, héroes, sagas, rituales y creencias de la mitología nórdica, el lector será transportado a las antiguas costumbres de creencias de los antiguos vikingos del norte. Este libro está dedicado a la exploración de los dioses y diosas que los nórdicos adoraban, y dentro de las páginas que va a descubrir:  Una descripción y explicación de los dioses y diosas mitológicos nórdicos, y a qué tribu pertenecían los dioses mencionados. Una introducción a los sistemas de creencias paganos nórdicos, y las formas multifacéticas en que sus prácticas religiosas se incorporaron a su vida cotidiana. Sagas nórdicas populares, una descripción de lo que eran las sagas y ejemplos de las sagas más importantes dentro de la cultura nórdica.  Una explicación de los rituales y celebraciones nórdicos más venerados, y cómo sus creencias dejaron su huella en las prácticas religiosas que todavía mantiene el cristianismo en la actualidad. Los nórdicos tuvieron muchos héroes de mitos y leyendas, y se les presentará historias de mitos y de héroes vikingos vivos, que respiran y venerados. La mitología nórdica es intrincada, compleja y los ideales detrás de sus creencias mitológicas a menudo se entrelazan con eventos de la vida real. Este libro examinará cómo los mitos y los hechos contribuyeron a la cultura y las tradiciones de los nórdicos, y cómo estas influencias e historias continúan viviendo a lo largo de los siglos.

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Mitologia nórdica: Um guia conciso para os deuses, heróis, sagas, rituais e crenças da mitologia nór Audiobook

Mitologia nórdica: Um guia conciso para os deuses, heróis, sagas, rituais e crenças da mitologia nór

Author: Gorm Alfson Narrator: Adrel Maurice Release Date: May 2020

Neste livro, “Mitologia nórdica: um guia conciso para os deuses, heróis, sagas, rituais e crenças da mitologia nórdica, o leitor será transportado para os antigos costumes de crenças dos antigos vikings do norte. Este livro é dedicado a explorar os deuses e deusas que os nórdicos adoravam e nas páginas que você descobrirá: Uma descrição e explicação dos deuses e deusas mitológicos nórdicos e aos quais pertencia a tribo mencionada.  Uma introdução aos sistemas de crenças pagãs nórdicos e as maneiras multifacetadas pelas quais suas práticas religiosas foram incorporadas em suas vidas diárias. Sagas nórdicas populares, uma descrição do que eram sagas e exemplos das sagas mais importantes da cultura nórdica. Uma explicação dos rituais e celebrações nórdicos mais reverenciados, e como suas crenças deixaram sua impressão em práticas religiosas que ainda hoje são mantidas pelo cristianismo.  Os nórdicos tinham muitos heróis do mito e da lenda, e você será apresentado às histórias de mito e aos vivos, à respiração, aos heróis vikings que foram reverenciados. A mitologia nórdica é intrincada, complexa, e os ideais por trás de suas crenças mitológicas eram frequentemente entrelaçados com eventos da vida real. Este livro examinará como o mito e o fato contribuíram para a cultura e as tradições nórdicas e como essas influências e histórias continuam vivendo ao longo dos séculos!

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Mythologie nordique: un guide concis des dieux, héros, sagas, rituels et croyances de la mythologie  Audiobook

Mythologie nordique: un guide concis des dieux, héros, sagas, rituels et croyances de la mythologie

Author: Gorm Alfson Narrator: Sylvie Racine Release Date: May 2020

Dans ce livre, «Mythologie nordique: un guide concis des dieux, des héros, des sagas, des rituels et des croyances de la mythologie nordique, le lecteur sera transporté vers les anciennes coutumes des croyances des anciens Vikings du Nord. Ce livre est dédié à l' exploration des Dieux et Déesses que les Nordiques adoré, et dans les pages vous découvrirez: Une description et une explication des dieux et déesses mythologiques nordiques, et à quelle tribu les dieux mentionnés appartenaient. Une introduction aux systèmes de croyances païens nordiques et aux multiples facettes de l'intégration de leurs pratiques religieuses dans leur vie quotidienne.  Les sagas nordiques populaires, une description de ce qu'étaient des sagas et des exemples des sagas les plus importantes de la culture nordique. Une explication des rituels et célébrations scandinaves les plus vénérés, et comment leurs croyances ont laissé leur impression sur les pratiques religieuses qui sont toujours détenues par le christianisme aujourd'hui. Les Scandinaves avaient de nombreux héros de mythes et de légendes, et vous découvrirez à la fois des histoires de mythes et des héros vikings vivants et respirants qui étaient vénérés. La mythologie nordique est complexe, complexe, et les idéaux derrière leurs croyances mythologiques étaient souvent entrelacés avec des événements de la vie réelle. Ce livre examinera comment le mythe et les faits ont contribué à la culture et aux traditions des Scandinaves, et comment ces influences et histoires continuent de vivre à travers les siècles!

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