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  1. The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 Audiobook The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
  2. Dune Audiobook Dune
  3. The Christmas Escape Audiobook The Christmas Escape
  4. Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness Audiobook Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness
  5. Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain Audiobook Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain
  6. As Good As Dead Audiobook As Good As Dead
  7. How to Kill Your Family Audiobook How to Kill Your Family
  8. Never Audiobook Never
  9. Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography Audiobook Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography
  10. Touch of Regret Audiobook Touch of Regret
1931: Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler Audiobook

1931: Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler

Author: Tobias Straumann Narrator: Nigel Patterson Release Date: June 2019

Germany's financial collapse in the summer of 1931 was one of the biggest economic catastrophes of modern history. It led to a global panic, brought down the international monetary system, and turned a worldwide recession into a prolonged depression. The reason for the financial collapse was Germany's large pile of foreign debt denominated in gold currency which condemned the government to cut spending, raise taxes, and lower wages in the middle of a worldwide recession. As the political resistance to this austerity policy grew, the German government began to question its debt obligations, prompting foreign investors to panic and sell their German assets. The resulting currency crisis led to the failure of the already weakened banking system and a partial sovereign default. Hitler managed to profit from the crisis, because he had been the most vocal critic of the reparation regime. As the financial system collapsed, his relentless attacks against foreign creditors and the alleged complicity of the German government resonated more than ever with the electorate. In 1931, Tobias Straumann reveals the story of the fatal crisis, demonstrating how a debt trap contributed to the rapid financial and political collapse of a European country, and to the rise of the Nazi Party.

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1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler---the Election Amid the Storm Audiobook

1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler---the Election Amid the Storm

Author: Susan Dunn Narrator: Corey M. Snow Release Date: November 2013

Susan Dunn presents a dramatic account of the turbulent presidential election of 1940. In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency—Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented Republican businessman Wendell Willkie—found themselves on the defensive against American isolationists and their charismatic spokesman Charles Lindbergh, who called for surrender to Hitler's demands. In this dramatic account of that turbulent and consequential election, historian Susan Dunn brings to life the debates, the high-powered players, and the dawning awareness of the Nazi threat as the presidential candidates engaged in their own battle for supremacy. 1940 not only explores the contest between FDR and Willkie but also examines the key preparations for war that went forward, even in the midst of that divisive election season. The book tells an inspiring story of the triumph of American democracy in a world reeling from fascist barbarism, and it offers a compelling alternative scenario to today's hyperpartisan political arena, where common ground seems unattainable.

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2025 - Der vorletzte Akt: Warum wir Heimat, Freiheit und Sicherheit verlieren Audiobook

2025 - Der vorletzte Akt: Warum wir Heimat, Freiheit und Sicherheit verlieren

Author: Joachim Sonntag Narrator: Markus Böker Release Date: April 2019

Im Jahr 2001 befand sich für kurze Zeit ein Dokument auf der offiziellen Homepage der NASA, welches aber ebenso schnell wieder verschwand. Offensichtlich war die Veröffentlichung nur ein technischer Fehler. Das Dokument hatte den Titel The Future Is Now! NASA Future Strategic Issues and Warfare - Circa 2025 . Dieses Manifest ist eine Weiterentwicklung des umstrittenen Top Secret - Dokuments Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars . Umstritten deshalb, da die Echtheit nicht bestätigt werden konnte. Die Jahreszahl 2025 ist dem NASA Dokument entlehnt und steht als Synonym für den Tag X. Der Tag, an dem aus dem schleichenden Prozess der Globalisierung (in dem wir uns gerade befinden), die globale Machtübernahme durch die Elite erfolgen soll. Die mit aller Gewalt vorangetriebene Globalisierung, die Pflicht zum Gutmenschentum, repressive Maßnahmen gegen politisch Andersdenkende und die von den Medien unaufhaltsame Gehirnwäsche Deutschland ist bunt , sind nur Nebelkerzen. Es soll vernebeln, worum es eigentlich geht: Der gläserne Mensch, komplette Kontrolle und die totale Unterwerfung der Welt unter der Herrschaft der Finanzelite die Neue Weltordnung (NWO). Was wir bekommen: Freier Transfer von Waren, Kapital und Arbeitskraft Totale Kontrolle der Menschen Kadavergehorsam Monokultur Impfpflicht Künstliche Krankheiten Geburtenkontrolle RFID-Chip implantiert Was wir verlieren: Heimat, Nation und Identität, persönliche Sicherheit und Freiheit, Demokratie, Sozialstaat und Meinungsfreiheit, Rechtsstaat und Privateigentum Intelligenz und Kreativität Vielfalt der Kulturen Bargeld

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century Audiobook

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: August 2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins. **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS** Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?

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50 líderes que hicieron historia Audiobook

50 líderes que hicieron historia

Author: Javier García Arevalillo, Luís Huete Narrator: Vicente Quintana Release Date: September 2019

50 líderes que hicieron historia describe de forma magistral cómo ciertos acontecimientos y pasajes de la vida de estos referentes, hombres y mujeres de diversas épocas, circunstancias e intereses, como Sócrates, Napoleón, Lincoln, Marie Curie, Gandhi, Einstein, Hitler, Steve Jobs o Amancio Ortega, entre otros, han moldeado su personalidad y han condicionado su forma de influir positiva o negativamente en el devenir de la sociedad. Los autores también destacan el papel de la conciencia o ausencia de ella en su toma de decisiones para entender las implicaciones en sus actuaciones y en la calidad de sus fines, así como el fenómeno de la sociopatía y su impacto tan desintegrador para la sociedad. A través de estos ejemplos, Luis Huete y Javier García ponen de relieve las enseñanzas sobre liderazgo que hay detrás de cada personaje y nos ayudan a mejorar como profesionales y como personas, con la idea de crear más líderes que dejen una huella positiva en la sociedad. Grabado en español ibérico (España).

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A Brief History of Neoliberalism Audiobook

A Brief History of Neoliberalism

Author: David Harvey Narrator: Clive Chafer Release Date: May 2017

Neoliberalism-the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action-has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Writing for a wide audience, David Harvey, author of The New Imperialism and The Condition of Postmodernity, here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. Through critical engagement with this history, he constructs a framework, not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.

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A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War Audiobook

A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War

Author: Monte Reel Narrator: Paul Michael Release Date: May 2018

A thrilling dramatic narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disaster On May 1, 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union just weeks before a peace summit between the two nations. The CIA concocted a cover story for President Eisenhower to deliver, assuring him that no one could have survived a fall from that altitude. And even if pilot Francis Gary Powers had survived, he had been supplied with a poison pin with which to commit suicide. But against all odds, Powers emerged from the wreckage and was seized by the KGB. He confessed to espionage charges, revealing to the world that Eisenhower had just lied to the American people--and to the Soviet Premier. Infuriated, Nikita Khrushchev slammed the door on a rare opening in Cold War relations. In A Brotherhood of Spies, award-winning journalist Monte Reel reveals how the U-2 spy program, principally devised by four men working in secret, upended the Cold War and carved a new mission for the CIA. This secret fraternity, made up of Edwin Land, best known as the inventor of instant photography and the head of Polaroid Corporation; Kelly Johnson, a hard-charging taskmaster from Lockheed; Richard Bissell, the secretive and ambitious spymaster; and ace Air Force flyer Powers, set out to replace yesterday's fallible human spies with tomorrow's undetectable eye in the sky. Their clandestine successes and all-too-public failures make this brilliantly reported account a true-life thriller with the highest stakes and tragic repercussions.

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A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles Audiobook

A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles

Author: Thomas Sowell Narrator: Michael Edwards Release Date: June 2005

Sowell explains that most people have one of two contrasting visions, 'constrained' and 'unconstrained,' described in terms we recognize as associated with the political Right and political Left. At the heart of the conflict of visions are questions about the moral and intellectual capabilities of human beings. The historical record shows these assumptions to be shockingly different from what is commonly believed about the basic premises of the Left and Right.

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A Critical Theory of Police Power: The Fabrication of the Social Order Audiobook

A Critical Theory of Police Power: The Fabrication of the Social Order

Author: Mark Neocleous Narrator: Liam Gerrard Release Date: January 2021

Putting police power into the center of the picture of capitalism The ubiquitous nature and political attraction of the concept of order has to be understood in conjunction with the idea of police. Since its first publication, this book has been one of the most powerful and wide-ranging critiques of the police power. Neocleous argues for an expanded concept of police, able to account for the range of institutions through which policing takes place. These institutions are concerned not just with the maintenance and reproduction of order, but with its very fabrication, especially the fabrication of a social order founded on wage labor. By situating the police power in relation to both capital and the state and at the heart of the politics of security, the book opens up into an understanding of the ways in which the state administers civil society and fabricates order through law and the ideology of crime. The discretionary violence of the police on the street is thereby connected to the wider administrative powers of the state, and the thud of the truncheon to the dull compulsion of economic relations.

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A Disquisition on Government Audiobook

A Disquisition on Government

Author: John C. Calhoun Narrator: Mel Foster Release Date: December 2011

Written between 1843 and 1848, A Disquisition on Government addresses such issues as states' rights and slavery and articulates the doctrine of the concurrent majority, today a central tenet of American political thought.

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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety Audiobook

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Author: Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter Narrator: Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter Release Date: July 2015

At 90, Jimmy Carter reflects on his public and private life with a frankness that is disarming. He adds detail and emotion, for example, about his youth in rural Georgia that he described in his magnificent An Hour Before Daylight. He writes about racism and the isolation of the Carters. He describes the brutality of the hazing regimen at Annapolis, how he nearly lost his life twice serving on submarines. He tells how he beat the odds and got Admiral Rickover to accept him for the brand new nuclear submarine program by admitting: "No sir, I did not always do my best [in Annapolis]." He also describes the profound influence his mother had on him but how he adored his father even though he didn't emulate him. He admits that he both decided to quit the Navy and subsequently enter politics without consulting his wife and how appalled he is, in retrospect, at that behavior, how angry Rosalynn was and how she became his crucial partner. Carter tells what he is proud of in his terms as governor and as president, and what he would do differently. And he talks very frankly of other world and political leaders. He talks about his regret leaving the White House after he lost but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second career. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him and how they have treated him and is passionate about the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived of the developing world. This is frank and wise and a moving look back from this extraordinary man. He was president for four of his 90 years. Of course that changed his life. But other things did too. Carter has lived one of our great American lives, from rural obscurity to world fame and respect, and privilege. And he is rigorous and energetic as he looks back clearly on his extraordinary life. And he is not afraid to tell us where he fell short, or at least short of where he imagined.

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A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy Audiobook

A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy

Author: Nancy L. Rosenblum, Russell Muirhead Narrator: Katherine Fenton Release Date: April 2019

How the new conspiracists are undermining democracy-and what can be done about it Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new-conspiracy without theory. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government with the election of Donald Trump. In A Lot of People Are Saying, Russell Muirhead and Nancy Rosenblum show how the new conspiracism differs from classic conspiracy theory, why so few officials speak truth to conspiracy, and what needs to be done to resist it. Classic conspiracy theory insists that things are not what they seem and gathers evidence-especially facts ominously withheld by official sources-to tease out secret machinations. The new conspiracism is different. There is no demand for evidence, no dots revealed to form a pattern, no close examination of shadowy plotters. Dispensing with the burden of explanation, the new conspiracism imposes its own reality through repetition (exemplified by the Trump catchphrase "a lot of people are saying") and bare assertion ("rigged!"). The new conspiracism targets democratic foundations-political parties and knowledge-producing institutions. It makes it more difficult to argue, persuade, negotiate, compromise, and even to disagree. Ultimately, it delegitimates democracy. Filled with vivid examples, A Lot of People Are Saying diagnoses a defining and disorienting feature of today's politics and offers a guide to responding to the threat.

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