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.
Suzi tries a bukkake party - as the only woman! Wife´s Bukkake Shower continues the tale of Suzi, an ordinary housewife who nearly lost her husband through being boring in the bedroom and decided to do something about it. In this story, she is taken by her loving husband to a sex club, where she has several adventures, including her first bukkake. This is an explicit erotic tale which appeals to both sexes but as you might expect, it has detailed descriptions of many sexual activities, including bondage, whipping and double penetration. If that sort of stuff offends you, please do not listen to it! 1. Language: English. Narrator: C J Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078658/bk_acx0_078658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have moles always lived in holes? Why are blondes so stupid? How much radiation can a pickled onion withstand? The world is full of really important questions. You will find none of them in this audiobook.What you will find is plenty of nonsense, lots of lies, and just enough truth to make you double check the ´´facts´´ with a reliable source. Following the huge success of the New Scientist books Does Anything Eat Wasps? and Why Don´t Penguins´ Feet Freeze?, this is an alternative take on human curiosity. With detailed answers to ridiculous questions, if you´ve learnt absolutely nothing useful by the time you´ve finished this book, at least you´ll be laughing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vicky Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000096/bk_summ_000096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tolstoy was not always an old man - not always a bearded patriarch fixing the world with the eye of an angry ancient mariner. He started War and Peace when he was 35, and Anna Karenina was finished before he was 50. By then he had fulfilled his genius and deployed all those elements of his titanic temperament that made him world famous. In a richly detailed and sympathetic audiobook on the most creative years of Russia´s greatest writer, Edward Crankshaw explores the world of Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, the elements in it that contributed to his great art, and the nature of the creative processes involved. Mr. Crankshaw´s text presents a development of this extraordinary man - his idyllic country childhood and his painful schooling, the wild years of conscience-stricken dissipation, the sojourn among the Cossacks in the Caucasus, the army service in the Crimean War, his entry into Moscow and St. Petersburg literary circles, his fateful marriage. It is an absorbing account that helps us to a fuller understanding of Tolstoy´s towering genius - and the limitations that went with it. Edward Crankshaw (1909-1984) was a British writer, translator and commentator on Soviet affairs. Born in London, Crankshaw was educated in the nonconformist public school Bishop´s Stortford College in Hertfordshire. He started working as a journalist for a few months at The Times. In the 1930s he lived in Vienna, Austria, teaching English and learning German (his competent grasp of German caused him to become part of the British Intelligence service during World War II). On his return he went back to write for The Times and began to write reviews - mostly musical - for The Spectator, The Bookman, and other periodicals. Crankshaw wrote around 40 books on Austrian and Russian subjects and after the war began his research in much more depth. Crankshaw´s book on Nazi terror, Gestapo (1956), was widely read and in 1963 he bega... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Sachs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009404/bk_adbl_009404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times best-selling 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse will jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind, and improve your overall health. Made up of supernutrients from leafy greens and fruits, green smoothies are filling and healthy, and you will enjoy drinking them. Your body will also thank you for drinking them, as your health and energy improve to levels you never thought possible. It is an experience that could change your life if you stick with it! This book provides a shopping list, recipes, and detailed instructions for the 10-day cleanse, along with suggestions for getting the best results. It also offers advice on how to continue to lose weight and maintain good health afterward. Are you ready to look slimmer, healthier, and sexier than you have in years? Then get ready to begin the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse! If you successfully complete the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, you will: Lose 10-15 pounds in 10 days Get rid of stubborn body fat, including belly fat Drop pounds and inches fast, without grueling workouts Learn to live a healthier lifestyle of detoxing and healthy eating Naturally crave healthy foods so you never have to diet again Receive over 100 recipes for various health conditions and goals PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JJ Smith, Janina Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007955/bk_sans_007955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of five erotic stories with varied themes. ´The Blue Roman´ by Cathryn Cooper: At the Blue Roman speakeasy jazz bar, anything goes. Owner Blue is trying to keep in with the law by seeing to it that this cop gets only the best service, whether that’s under the table or up on the stage. It’s amazing just how much a reputation can get you.... ´Netsuke´ by N. Vasco. While looking around a mysterious oriental curios shop, Jim is led by the sultry shop-woman to a section dedicated to erotic figurines and somehow ends up being given one as a gift. While the detailed figure is attractive in the cold light of day, it’s only when he falls asleep that its true beauty reveals itself. ´Any Day of the Week´ by Jeremy Edwards: Bernard has been seeing Nadine for three years now, and while he loves her like crazy, during that time it’s been like dating two separate women. At weekends, the sex is mind-blowing, but during the week, Nadine refuses to be distracted from her work. Bernard makes it his mission to spice up their weeknights. ´Rock Hard´ by Kristina Wright: Carly has always been a huge fan of rock star Damien; in fact he’s on her ´´list”. When her husband surprises her with backstage passes to meet her celebrity stud, along with her friend Lydia, she can’t believe her luck. Who knew being a groupie could be this much fun? ´The V.I.P.´ by Phoebe Grafton: On a business trip to New York, Hilary is given the full V.I.P. treatment by the company, which includes chauffeurs, a penthouse at the Waldorf and not one, but two of the hunkiest escorts to see to her every desire. American hospitality doesn’t come any hotter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000308/bk_summ_000308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This first audio edition of Poetry in Person: 25 Years of Conversation with America’s Poets (Knopf, 2010), invites listeners into an intimate classroom with eight acclaimed poets: Robert Pinsky, James Merrill, Lucille Clifton, Edward Hirsch, Paul Muldoon, Muriel Rukeyser, Eamon Grennan, and William Matthews. Full of compelling, in-depth conversation about manuscripts and drafts by the poets themselves, plus readings of the finished poems, these historic recordings offer one of the most detailed portraits ever produced of how poems are actually made. Based on ´´one of the ten best nonfiction books of 2010”, this audio version of Poetry in Person opens the door to a class run by Pearl London between 1973 and 1998, at the New School in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. London invited scores of poets to bring with them ´´notes jotted down on the back of an envelope, or worksheets of any sort, even doodles,” for a course she said was concerned ´´essentially with the making of the poem, with the work in progress as process - with both the vision and the revision.” Poets accepted her invitation one after another, word of mouth spread, and for 25 years her class become home for Nobel Laureates, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, U.S. Poets Laureate, and dozens of poets at the cusp of their emergence in letters. After London died in 2003, three boxes of cassette tapes were discovered in a closet in her home, containing recordings of a hundred conversations with poets. Eight of those conversations can now be heard as they happened in this first audio edition of Poetry in Person. Audio Production: Jonathan Binzen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Neubauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/binz/000001/bk_binz_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is probably no surprise that Edward Lear felt the need to make children laugh. He was born in 1812 in North London, youngest-but-one of 21 children. Money problems led to his leaving home at the age of four with an older sister, who looked after him as a mother until she died. His health was always poor, and, while still young, he started suffering from depression, which he called ´´The Morbids´´. A professional artist, his failing eyesight caused him to switch from the detailed painting of birds to producing landscapes for travel books. He travelled widely and ended his life in Italy. He never married, and late in life relied for companionship on his cat, Foss, and on his Albanian chef, Giorgis - who was apparently a much better friend than a chef. The joy of Lear´s Limericks - a form which he made popular - are his complete disregard for logic and his love of words - boldly inventing new ones if nothing better came to hand. An artist, a musician, a composer, a lover of poetry. It is a bitter-sweet thought that such a gifted man, who struggled to find happiness in his own life, leaves, as a legacy, a book to make children laugh. There was an Old Derry down Derry, Who loved to see little folks merry; So he made them a book, and with laughter they shook At the fun of that Derry down Derry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Barrans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001672/bk_mike_001672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who are the Men in Black? Do they really exist? Let´s find out! Relatively little is known about the Men in Black, also known as MIB, yet the scant few details that have surfaced are enough to send chills up your spine. The eyewitness accounts of their visits, as fleeting as they are, seem to punch us in the gut as soon as we hear them. These narratives play upon our most unsettling fears and sinking suspicions. Indeed, these strange, goose-bump-inducing maestros of mystery seem to be purposefully playing upon our fears like a finely feathered fiddle. These mysterious figures are notorious for their ability to raise our emotions of dread and anxiety to a fever pitch. Those who’ve undergone the MIB treatment say this is why they suddenly lose their desire to speak out about paranormal events they had witnessed. Did you see something strange in the sky? Do you want to tell all your friends about how amazing it was? Well - a few words from the Men in Black and you may never speak of it again! If they are working for the US government, then the American-intelligence apparatus is much more sophisticated and farther reaching than even Edward Snowden could have imagined. But most who encounter the Men in Black walk away with the sinking suspicion the mystery of these entities goes much deeper than the deepest of deep state secrets. Whatever the case may be, you won’t find an audiobook with as detailed a history of this incredible phenomenon anywhere else. So, before the MIB decide to confiscate it, go ahead and listen through this audiobook! Scroll back up and click the ´´Buy Now´´ button at the top right side of this page for an immediate download! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D. Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120949/bk_acx0_120949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Presenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, Doris Kearns Goodwin describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become, only five years later, the preeminent economic and military power in the world. Using diaries, interviews, and White House records, Goodwin paints an intimate, detailed portrait not only of the presidency during wartime but also Franklin and Eleanor themselves, as well as their friends, advisers, and family. Bringing to bear the tools of both history and biography, No Ordinary Time relates the unique story of how FDR led the nation to victory in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and, with Eleanor´s essential help, forever changed the fabric of American society. Listen to Doris Kearns Goodwin talk about this book on C-SPAN´s Booknotes (10/25/94). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000071/bk_sans_000071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.