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Vikingos: una historia concisa de los vikingos (Spanish Edition) Audiobook

Vikingos: una historia concisa de los vikingos (Spanish Edition)

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

Este libro es una mirada profunda a la era vikinga, y los hechos y la vida cotidiana de estas personas antiguas, a veces misteriosas. Los vikingos de Escandinavia fueron heroicos, aventureros y, a menudo, bárbaros, pero no se puede debatir que también eran personas con grandes aspiraciones. La cultura vikinga sigue siendo un tema de interés hoy, y esto ofrece una idea de cuán duradero es su legado. Este libro discutirá: La vida diaria durante la era vikinga. Las normas culturales y sociales de los vikingos. Concurrir incursiones, exploraciones y acciones vikingas que abarcaron el mundo durante su época dorada. La conversión del paganismo al cristianismo de la gente de Escandinavia. El legado perdurable de los vikingos. en los tiempos modernos Los vikingos eran un pueblo de poder, fuerza bruta e industria. Su impresión duradera no puede ser ignorada y merece nuestro agradecimiento. Disfrute descubriendo quiénes eran realmente estas personas y cómo nos impactan aún, siglos después. 

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Vikings: Uma história concisa dos vikings (Portuguese Edition) Audiobook

Vikings: Uma história concisa dos vikings (Portuguese Edition)

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

Este livro é uma visão aprofundada da era viking e das ações e da vida cotidiana dessas pessoas antigas, às vezes misteriosas. Os vikings da Escandinávia eram heróicos, aventureiros e muitas vezes bárbaros, mas não se pode discutir que eles também eram um povo com grandes aspirações. A cultura viking ainda é um tópico de interesse hoje, e isso oferece uma visão de quão duradoura é o seu legado. Este livro vai discutir: A vida diária durante a Era Viking As normas culturais e sociais dos Vikings incursões conquista, explorações e ações Viking que se estendeu pelo mundo durante a sua época de ouro A conversão do paganismo ao cristianismo do povo da Escandinávia Os Vikings legado duradouro nos tempos modernos Os vikings eram um povo de poder, força bruta e indústria. Sua impressão duradoura não pode ser ignorada e merece nossa apreciação. Desfrute de descobrir quem realmente eram essas pessoas e como elas ainda nos impactam, séculos depois.

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Vikings: une histoire concise des Vikings (French Edition) Audiobook

Vikings: une histoire concise des Vikings (French Edition)

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

Ce livre est un regard en profondeur sur l'âge des Vikings, et les actes et la vie quotidienne de ces personnes anciennes, parfois mystérieuses. Les Vikings de Scandinavie étaient héroïques, aventureux et souvent barbares, mais il ne fait aucun doute qu'ils étaient aussi un peuple aux grandes aspirations. La culture viking est toujours un sujet d'intérêt aujourd'hui, et cela offre un aperçu de la durabilité de leur héritage. Ce livre abordera: La vie quotidienne au cours de l'ère viking Les normes culturelles et sociales des Vikings raids Conquérir, les explorations et les actions vikings qui ont enjambé le monde pendant leur âge d' or La conversion du paganisme au christianisme du peuple de Scandinavie Les Vikings héritage durable à l'époque moderne, les Vikings étaient un peuple de pouvoir, de force brute et d'industrie. Leur impression durable ne peut être ignorée et mérite notre appréciation. Profitez de découvrir qui étaient vraiment ces gens et comment ils nous touchent encore des siècles plus tard. 

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Lettres d'amour de Napoléon Bonaparte à Joséphine de Beauharnais: Interprété en Francais par David S Audiobook

Lettres d'amour de Napoléon Bonaparte à Joséphine de Beauharnais: Interprété en Francais par David S

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte Narrator: David Serero Release Date: May 2020

Lettres d'amour de Napoléon Bonaparte à Joséphine de Beauharnais. Interprété en Francais par David Serero. Enregistré en 2014.

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European Union, The: The History of the Political and Economic Union of Europe’s Nations after World Audiobook

European Union, The: The History of the Political and Economic Union of Europe’s Nations after World

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

After two world wars that had decimated the continent of Europe in little more than thirty years, leading politicians believed that a supranational body needed to be created to bring a permanent form of peace to Europe. After the First World War, there was a failed attempt led by US President Woodrow Wilson to create a global League of Nations. After the Second World War, in 1945, the intercontinental organization designed to bring peace and security to the world, the United Nations, was established. However, those in Europe wanted to create a pan-European movement due to European countries’ historical, cultural, economic, and social ties. Such a union of European countries would also make it easier to for the United States to administer aid to the countries it had agreed to financially help with the Marshall Plan. The origins of the European Union started with a bilateral treaty signed by France and Britain in 1947. Through a number of treaties, the alliance among Western European countries grew in strength and power to encompass economic, political, and social ideals. The first formal organization, the European Coal and Steel Community comprising six countries, gave way to the more cohesive organization the European Economic Community, which in turn was a forebear to the European Union. During this evolution the European confederate project continued to grow in geographical size, economic cohesion, and shared political beliefs. Today, the European Union now has 27 member countries and a population of nearly 450 million, with shared political institutions, a common economic market, an international currency in circulation in the majority of member states, and a commitment to peace, democracy, justice, and human rights.

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Crypto-Jews, The: The History of the Forcibly Converted Jews Who Secretly Practiced Judaism during t Audiobook

Crypto-Jews, The: The History of the Forcibly Converted Jews Who Secretly Practiced Judaism during t

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

By the end of the 14th century, the distrust and prejudice against Jewish communities quickly spread to Spain. In 1391, James II of Aragon boarded the bandwagon; backed into a corner by the Roman Catholic Church, he established a law that banned Jews from Spain altogether. Jews were shunned in droves, and the remaining were given an ultimatum to either convert/revert to Catholicism or face immediate death. Yet another wave of gory pogroms ensued across the country, especially in Barcelona. For nearly 400 years, the city of Barcelona had served as the central hub of the European Jewish communities, but in just 3 years, all 23 Jewish synagogues in Barcelona had been forcibly demolished. Nothing but charred remnants and ashes lay in its place.  When the Spanish Inquisition was in full swing, the inquisitors' handbooks included tips and guidelines on how to identify a rogue Jewish converso, or as others mocked them, the “crypto-Jews.” Inquisitors were on the lookout for individuals who did their cooking and cleaning on Friday nights, which was a Jewish habit. These relapsos frequented local Jewish stores to stock up on kosher meals. The latter individuals were fairly easy to spot, as most Spaniards at the time consumed hearty amounts of pork, a staple prohibited in Jewish and Muslim law. The absence of chimney smoke on Saturday nights was another clue that those inside could be honoring the Sabbath. Nonetheless, the “crypto-Jews” would continue to secretly practice their religion and run the risk of incurring the Inquisition’s wrath, all the way up until the notorious expulsion of the Jews in Spain at the end of the 15th century. 

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Le 18 juin 40 Audiobook

Le 18 juin 40

Author: Henri Amouroux Narrator: Emmanuelle Lemée Release Date: May 2020

Le 18 juin 1940 : naissance de Charles de Gaulle. Naissance à Londres derrière un micro avec des mots qui promettent à la France, vaincue par les chars et les avions, la victoire par les chars et les avions. Mais la France n’est pas à l’écoute. La France est sur les routes, dans les villes surpeuplées du Sud-Ouest et du Midi, dans les camps de prisonniers. La France ne parle le 18 juin que d’un seul appel, d’un seul discours, celui que le maréchal Pétain a lancé le 17 juin pour dire qu’il fallait cesser le combat et demander l’armistice. Et la France est d’accord. Ce 18 juin 1940 n’est donc pas, comme on pourrait le croire, tout entier occupé par de Gaulle. Ce livre n’est pas non plus tout entier consacré à de Gaulle.

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Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract: The Story of a Tangled Inheritance Audiobook

Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract: The Story of a Tangled Inheritance

Author: Richard Atkinson Narrator: John Banks Release Date: April 2020

‘Rarely has family history been so vivid’ JENNY UGLOW ‘An extraordinarily original work’ AMANDA FOREMAN Richard Atkinson was in his late thirties, and approaching a milestone he had long dreaded – the age at which his father died – when one day he came across a box of old family letters gathering dust on top of a cupboard. This discovery set him on an all-consuming, highly emotional journey, ultimately taking him from the weather-beaten house of his Cumbrian ancestors to the abandoned ruins of their sugar estates in Jamaica. Richard’s searches led him to one forebear in particular, an earlier Richard Atkinson, a brilliant but flawed West India merchant who had shipped all the British army’s supplies during the American War of Independence, and amassed staggering wealth and connections along the way. ‘Rum’ Atkinson died young, at the height of his powers, leaving a vast inheritance to his many nephews and nieces, as well as the society beauty who had refused his proposal of marriage; forty years of litigation followed as his heirs wrangled over his legacy. Drawing on his family’s personal correspondence, Richard writes with rare candour about his worldly ancestors and their involvement in the slave trade – for, like many well-to-do Georgian families, the Atkinsons’ wealth was acquired at a terrible cost, through the lives of enslaved Africans. When the first of the Atkinsons sailed to Jamaica in the 1780s, the island was the jewel in the imperial crown; by the 1850s, when the last of them returned, it was an impoverished backwater. This vivid tale of a single family, their lives and loves, set against a panoramic backdrop of war, politics and slavery, offers a uniquely intimate insight into one of the most disturbing chapters in Britain’s colonial past.

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A Girl's Story Audiobook

A Girl's Story

Author: Annie Ernaux Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: April 2020

In A Girl's Story, Annie Ernaux revisits a night fifty years earlier when she found herself submerged and controlled by another person's desire and willpower. It was the summer of 1958, the year she turned eighteen, and the man she had given herself to had moved on. She'd submitted her will to his and then found that she was a slave without a master. Now, fifty years later, she realizes she can obliterate the intervening years and return to consider the young woman who, until now, she had wanted to forget completely. And, in the process, she also discovers that this was the vital, violent, and dolorous origin of her writing life-her writer's identity, built out of shame, violence, and betrayal.

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Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty Audiobook

Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty

Author: Norman M. Naimark Narrator: Paul Woodson Release Date: April 2020

In this powerful reassessment of the postwar order in Europe, Norman Naimark suggests that Joseph Stalin was far more open to a settlement on the continent than we have thought. Through revealing case studies from Poland and Yugoslavia to Denmark and Albania, Naimark recasts the early Cold War by focusing on Europeans' fight to determine their future. As nations devastated by war began rebuilding, Soviet intentions loomed large. Stalin's armies controlled most of the eastern half of the continent, and in France and Italy, communist parties were serious political forces. Yet Naimark reveals a surprisingly flexible Stalin, who initially had no intention of dividing Europe. During a window of opportunity from 1945 to 1948, leaders across the political spectrum pushed back against outside pressures. The first frost of Cold War could be felt in the tense patrolling of zones of occupation in Germany, but not until 1948, with the coup in Czechoslovakia and the Berlin Blockade, did the familiar polarization set in. The split did not become irreversible until the formal division of Germany and establishment of NATO in 1949. In illuminating how European leaders deftly managed national interests in the face of dominating powers, Stalin and the Fate of Europe reveals the real potential of an alternative trajectory for the continent.

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The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship Audiobook

The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship

Author: Greg King, Penny Wilson Narrator: David Colacci Release Date: April 2020

In the tradition of Erik Larson's Dead Wake comes The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, about the sinking of the glamorous Italian ocean liner. In 1956, a stunned world watched as the famous Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sank after being struck by a Swedish vessel off the coast of Nantucket. Unlike the Titanic, this sinking played out in real time across radios and televisions, the first disaster of the modern age. Audiences witnessed it all: the unthinkable collision of two modern vessels equipped with radar; perilous hours of uncertainty; the heroic rescue of passengers, and the final gasp as the pride of the Italian fleet slipped beneath the Atlantic, taking some fifty lives with her. Her loss signaled the end of the golden era of ocean liner travel. Now, Greg King and Penny Wilson offer a fresh look at this glittering liner and her untimely end. Andrea Doria represented the romance of travel, the possibility of new lives in the new world, and the glamour of 1950s art, culture, and life. Set against a glorious backdrop of celebrity and La Dolce Vita, Andrea Doria's last voyage comes vividly to life in a narrative tightly focused on her passengers – Cary Grant's wife; Philadelphia's flamboyant mayor; the heiress to the Marshall Field fortune; and brave Italian emigrants – who found themselves plunged into a desperate struggle to survive. The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria follows the effect this trauma had on their lives, and brings the story up to date with the latest expeditions to the wreck. Drawing on in-depth research and new interviews with survivors, many of which have never been published before, The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria offers a fresh look at this legendary liner and her tragic fate, in this vibrant story of fatal errors, shattered lives, and the triumph of the human spirit. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

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Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland Audiobook

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

Author: Christopher R. Browning Narrator: Kevin Gallagher Release Date: April 2020

“A remarkable—and singularly chilling—glimpse of human behavior. . .This meticulously researched book...represents a major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust.'—Newsweek  Now available in audio for the first time, Christopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs. Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as round-ups of Jewish people for deportation to Nazi death camps in Poland in 1942. Browning argues that most of the men of  RPB 101 were not fanatical Nazis but, rather, ordinary middle-aged, working-class men who committed these atrocities out of a mixture of motives, including the group dynamics of conformity, deference to authority, role adaptation, and the altering of moral norms to justify their actions. Very quickly three groups emerged within the battalion: a core of eager killers, a plurality who carried out their duties reliably but without initiative, and a small minority who evaded participation in the acts of killing without diminishing the murderous efficiency of the battalion whatsoever. While this book discusses a specific Reserve Unit during WWII, the general argument Browning makes is that most people succumb to the pressures of a group setting and commit actions they would never do of their own volition.   Ordinary Men is a powerful, chilling, and important work with themes and arguments that continue to resonate today.   Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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