Covering the development of the atomic bomb during the Second World War, the origins and early course of the Cold War and the advent of the hydrogen bomb in the early 1950s, Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War explores a still neglected aspect of Winston Churchill´s career: his relationship with and thinking on nuclear weapons. Kevin Ruane shows how Churchill went from regarding the bomb as a weapon of war in the struggle with Nazi Germany to viewing it as a weapon of Communist containment (and even punishment) in the early Cold War before, in the 1950s, advocating and arguably pioneering what would become known as mutually assured destruction as the key to preventing the Cold War flaring into a calamitous nuclear war. While other studies of Churchill have touched on his evolving views on nuclear weapons, few historians have given this hugely important issue the kind of dedicated and sustained treatment it deserves. In Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War, however, Kevin Ruane has undertaken extensive primary research in Britain, the United States and Europe and accessed a wide array of secondary literature in producing an immensely digestible yet detailed, insightful and provocative account of Churchill´s nuclear hopes and fears. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barnaby Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027981/bk_adbl_027981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1992, David C. Cassidy’s groundbreaking biography of Werner Heisenberg, Uncertainty, was published to resounding acclaim from scholars and critics. Michael Frayn, in the playbill of the Broadway production of Copenhagen, referred to it as one of his main sources and ´´the standard work in English´´. Richard Rhodes (The Making of the Atom Bomb) called it ´´the definitive biography of a great and tragic physicist´´, and the Los Angeles Times praised it as an ´´important book. Cassidy has sifted the record and brilliantly detailed Heisenberg’s actions.´´ No book that has appeared since has rivaled Uncertainty, now out of print, for its depth and rich detail of the life, times, and science of this brilliant and controversial figure of 20th-century physics. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, long-suppressed information has emerged on Heisenberg’s role in the Nazi atomic bomb project. In Beyond Uncertainty, Cassidy interprets this and other previously unknown material within the context of his vast research and tackles the vexing questions of a scientist’s personal responsibility and guilt when serving an abhorrent military regime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017829/bk_adbl_017829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This large format hardback is packed with information on the Ju87 Stuka. Highly illustrated, it represents a comprehensive, detailed reference work to be used by enthusiasts and modelers for one-stop ease of access to information to one of the most well-known aircrafts of World War 2. Unquestionably, the Junkers Ju 87 was one of the most devastatingly effective and psychologically terrifying weapons of war ever produced. The howl of its sirens during a dive-bombing attack struck fear into those on the ground. Spearheading the German advances in Poland, Norway, the Low Countries, the Mediterranean, and Russia between 1939 and 1943, the Luftwaffe´s Ju 87 Stuka became synonymous with the art of Blitzkrieg warfare. Next to the fighter aces, it was perhaps the Stuka crews who were held in the highest esteem by both German commanders and the German people and their accomplishments became legendary. This will be the book sought after by aviation enthusiasts and modelers this year.
Don´t miss this summary of Bill O´Reilly and Martin Dugard´s next installment in their Killing series, Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan. Their book takes a detailed look at the events leading up to the dropping of the atomic bombs in WWII, the justification behind it, and paints a vivid picture of what it was like fighting the Japanese. This Sumoreads summary includes chapter synopses, key takeaways, and analysis to help you quickly absorb the history and politics of the bloodiest war in modern history. What will you learn from listening to this book? A play-by-play of the events leading up to the bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki What it was truly like to fight the Japanese Why the atomic bomb was the only way the Japanese would surrender How this historical decision was made What sets the Japanese army apart from the Americans A visceral understanding of the conditions of battle in World War II Book Summary Overview In Killing the Rising Sun, Best-selling author and prominent TV personality Billy O´Reilly teams up with Martin Dugard to give a raw and riveting account of the war in the Pacific and its shocking end. With clarity and flair, the duo chronicles the difficult judgment calls, the brilliant tactical decisions, and the gut-wrenching sacrifices that gave America an edge over Japan. Killing the Rising Sun is a must-listen for any history enthusiast and anyone wondering if America was justified in dropping atomic bombs on 1945 Japan. Click ´´Add to Cart´´ to own your copy today! Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael London Anglado. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089563/bk_acx0_089563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ghosts of Yesterday is a stunning collection by multiple-award-winning author Jack Cady. Cady captures the sights and emotions of America, from the Pacific Northwest (´´Jeremiah´´), to the streets of San Francisco (´´The Lady With the Blind Dog´´), to the Midwest-heartland (´´Halloween 1942´´), along the roads and highways in between (´´The Ghost of Dive Bomber Hill´´), and back into the history of the American Southeast (´´The Time That Time Forgot´´). The stories that make up Ghosts of Yesterday create a detailed and realistic portrait of the world that, despite (and perhaps because of) their authenticity, manage to convey a sense of wonder and fantasy, where anything is possible. The characters and places that Cady brings to life demonstrate clearly why he is one of the most versatile and respected writers today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Robertson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013939/bk_adbl_013939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his college war course, Dr. Shermer mixes straight narrative history with science, philosophy, and theory as to the causes of and solutions to war. The course begins with an overview of war and terms and definitions as they will be used throughout the course. The detailed history covers the rise of the nation-state, the ancién regime of France and the French Revolution, the American Civil War and its economic and political consequences, World War I and the Russian Revolution, Mussolini and the fascists and Hitler and the Nazis, World War II: European & Pacific theaters, the building and dropping of the atomic bomb, and the holocaust of the Jews and American Indians. Dr. Shermer then explores the proximate and ultimate causes of all wars, employing psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary theory to explore political and economic solutions to the prevention of war. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sher/000009/bk_sher_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All week you work hard at your job, you go to the gym, you eat your Keto diet, you stay on track and you do your best.... But do you ever feel like indulging yourself a bit? Do you ever feel like giving yourself a special treat that will not completely throw you off track with your eating plan? Well, this book is for you. The aim of anyone choosing a specific eating regime should be overall that of enhancing his/her health. I think that the most difficult part of any diet lies in coupling healthy choices with your actual needs for psychological/physical gratification and satisfaction. It does not have to be an everyday thing. Just stay on track and then really celebrate the moment — let´s say once a week — with one of these fabulous, indulgent Keto dessert recipes.... Enjoy! Here´s a preview of what you´ll learn: Ketoessentials: the essential equipment to become a real ketochef Getting to know the ingredients of the Keto dessert Chef: sweeteners Getting to know the ingredients of the Keto dessert Chef: flours Fat bomb recipes Keto cake recipes Keto chocolate recipes Keto mousses & cream recipes Keto ice creams Keto traditional festivity recipes Nutrition facts of the Keto dessert Chef´s main ingredients.... Each recipe is detailed with nutrition values and total & net carb calculation! Buy it with one click! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098766/bk_acx0_098766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From 1941 to 1945 the skies over the Pacific Ocean afforded the broadest arena for battle and the fiercest action of air combat during World War II. It was in the air above the Pacific that America´s involvement in the war began. It was in these skies that air power launched from carriers became a new form of engagement and where the war ultimately ended with kamikaze attacks and with atomic bombs dropped over Japan. Throughout the conflict American flyers felt a compelling call to supplement the official news and military reports. In vivid accounts written soon after combat and in reflective memoirs recorded in the years after peace came, both pilots and crew members detailed their stories of the action that occurred in the embattled skies. Their first-person testimonies describe a style of warfare invented at the moment of need and at a time when the outcome was anything but certain. Gathering more than a hundred personal narratives from Americans and from Japanese, Pacific Skies recounts a history of air combat in the Pacific theater. Together their stories express fierce individualism and resourcefulness and convey the vast panorama of war that included the skies over Pearl Harbor, Wake, and Guadalcanal and missions from Saipan and Tinian. As Pacific Skies recounts the perilous lives of pilots in their own words, Jerome Klinkowitz weaves the individual stories into a gripping historical narrative that exposes the shades of truth and fiction that can become blurred over time. A book about experiencing and remembering, Pacific Skies also is a story of unique perspectives on the war. Jerome Klinkowitz, a professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa, is the author of forty books, including such World War II titles as Their Finest Hours, Yanks over Europe, and With Tigers over China.The book is published by the University Press of Mississippi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Kessel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033158/bk_acx0_033158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers is the first book to celebrate the classic-era Motörhead lineup of Lemmy Kilmister, ´´Fast´´ Eddie Clarke, and Phil ´´Philthy Animal´´ Taylor. Through interviews with all of the principal troublemakers, Martin Popoff celebrates the formation of the band and the records that made them legends: Motörhead, Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, No Sleep ´til Hammersmith, and Iron Fist. An in-depth coda brings the story up to date with the shocking recent deaths of Taylor and Kilmister. Motörhead comes to life in this book as bad-luck bad boys - doused in drink and drugs, most notably speed - incapable of running their lives right save for Fast Eddie, who is charged with holding things together. Popoff also examines the heady climate of music through the band´s rise to prominence during the New Wave of British heavy metal, with detailed reflection on Motörhead´s unique position in the scene as both originators and embattled survivors who carried on the renegade spirit of those times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. T. Chandler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007647/bk_tant_007647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, the story of the entire postwar superpower arms race, climaxing during the Reagan-Gorbachev decade, when the United States and the Soviet Union came within scant hours of nuclear war - and then nearly agreed to abolish nuclear weapons. In a narrative that moves like a thriller, Rhodes sheds light on the Reagan administration´s unprecedented arms buildup in the early 1980s, as well as the arms-reduction campaign that followed, and Reagan´s famous 1986 summit meeting with Gorbachev. Rhodes´ detailed exploration of events of this time constitutes a prehistory of the neoconservatives, demonstrating that the manipulation of government and public opinion with fake intelligence and threat inflation that the administration of George W. Bush has used to justify the current ´´war on terror´´ and the disastrous invasion of Iraq were developed and applied in the Reagan era and even before. Drawing on personal interviews with both Soviet and U.S. participants, and on a wealth of new documentation, memoir literature, and oral history that has become available only in the past 10 years, Rhodes recounts what actually happened in the final years of the Cold War that led to its dramatic end. The story is new, compelling, and continually surprising - a revelatory re-creation of a hugely important era of our recent history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/001005/bk_bkot_001005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.