Hear about the 50 most important events in the 20th century, from the Chinese Boxer Rebellion in 1900 to the Y2K bug. This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed our planet´s history forever. Some of them include: Wright Brothers fly first motorized airplane (1903) Sinking of the Titanic (1912) Beginning of World War I (1914) The Spanish Flu pandemic (1918) Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor (1933) Beginning of World War II (1939) First satellite, Sputnik I launched (1957) Oil crisis (1973) Chernobyl disaster (1986) Scientists clone sheep (1997) And many, many more The book takes you through the most important events of the 20th century. This is the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in history. Download your copy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Colby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069752/bk_acx0_069752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the best-selling author of Great Plains. In Travels in Siberia, Ian Frazier trains his eye for unforgettable detail on Siberia, that vast expanse of Asiatic Russia. He explores many aspects of this storied, often grim region, which takes up one-seventh of the land on earth. He writes about the geography, the resources, the native peoples, the history, the 40-below midwinter afternoons, the bugs. The book brims with Mongols, half-crazed Orthodox archpriests, fur seekers, ambassadors of the czar bound for Peking, tea caravans, German scientists, American prospectors, intrepid English nurses, and prisoners and exiles of every kind - from Natalie Lopukhin, banished by the czarina for copying her dresses; to the noble Decembrist revolutionaries of the 1820s; to the young men and women of the People’s Will movement whose fondest hope was to blow up the czar; to those who met still-ungraspable suffering and death in the Siberian camps during Soviet times. More than just a historical travelogue, Travels in Siberia is also an account of Russia since the end of the Soviet Union and a personal reflection on the all-around amazingness of Russia, a country that still somehow manages to be funny. Siberian travel books have been popular since the 13th century, when monks sent by the pope went east to find the Great Khan and wrote about their journeys. Travels in Siberia will take its place as the 21st century’s indispensable contribution to the genre. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Frazier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001141/bk_aren_001141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who are the Rothschilds? Still making headlines today, their fascinating history stretches back to the Jewish ghetto in Frankfurt, Germany, where the first Rothschild ancestors lived in the House of the Red Shield. There, one man and his five brilliant sons made their fortune as court agents to a royal prince. It would take Napoleon´s earth-shattering quest to conquer Europe to scatter the five brothers to the four winds, but when the dust of war settled, there was a Rothschild brother and a Rothschild bank in five cities: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Naples, and Vienna. The era of haute finance had begun, and the legend of a banking dynasty more powerful than any royal family in history was established. In this book, you will follow the progress of the Rothschild family through the centuries. Their ranks included not only bankers and financiers but doctors, scientists, bomb experts, and collectors who amassed not only some of the finest art collections in Europe, but also one of the finest bug collections. Find out for yourself how the Rothschilds prevented wars, crowned and uncrowned kings, helped win the battle of Waterloo, looked down their noses at Nazis, and established a Jewish homeland in Palestine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080113/bk_acx0_080113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous. Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the task. After all, if you don´t like action and excitement, you don´t go into police work. And, what the hell, I figured, nobody lives forever! - Eliot Ness On February 14, 1929, members of Bugs Moran´s North Side gang arrived at a warehouse on North Clark Street in Chicago, only to be approached by several police officers. The officers then marched them outside up against a wall, pulled out submachine guns and shotguns, and gunned them all down on the spot. A famous legend is that one of the shot men, Frank Gusenberg, dying from 14 gunshot wounds, told police that nobody shot him. Though Gusenberg´s statement is probably apocryphal, nobody opened their mouths. Nobody was ever convicted for the ´´Saint Valentine´s Day Massacre,´´ the most famous gangland hit in American history, but it´s an open secret that it was the work of America´s most famous gangster, Al Capone. Indeed, ´´Scarface´´ has captured the nation´s popular imagination since Prohibition, managing to be the most notorious gangster in America while living a very visible and high profile life in Chicago. Born a Brooklyn tough, Capone engaged in a life of crime even as a teenager and had come to Chicago as a young man to smuggle liquor during Prohibition. Allying himself with Johnny Torrio, Capone began to accumulate power almost as quickly as he accumulated a reputation for being merciless, and after an attempted hit severely injured Torrio, Capone´s rise to gangland supremacy was ensured. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Skinner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039300/bk_acx0_039300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America is the ultimate start-up venture - and these are the heroes who made it happen.The history of the United States is, to a remarkable degree, the story of its entrepreneurs, those daring movers and shakers who dreamed big and risked everything to build better lives for themselves, and their fellow Americans. In American Entrepreneur, Duck Commander CEO and star of the blockbuster Duck Dynasty series Willie tells the captivating true tale of the visionaries and doers who have embodied the American Dream. We begin with the first American entrepreneurs, the Native Americans, who established a highly sophisticated commercial network across the land in the precolonial days. The original Founding Father, George Washington, was also a founding entrepreneur, at the head of a thriving agri-business venture that gave him the executive skills to steer the nation through the darkest hours of the revolution. Then, of course, there were the mega-entrepreneurs, legendary figures like Astor, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Rockefeller, who transformed America, connected the country with miles of railroad track and supplied the fuel and steel that would help make this country the most powerful nation on earth. And in recent years, business visionaries from Jobs to Gates to Zuckerberg, not to mention the thousands of equally vital, yet smaller-scale, operators that spring up every year, have ushered America into the 21st century. American Entrepreneur also relates the story of the Robertson family business, telling how Willie’s family turned a humble regional duck call manufacturer, founded by his father Phil, into an international powerhouse brand. From a young age, Willie had the entrepreneurial bug, buying candy in bulk and hawking it on the school bus. He did special orders, offered revolving credit plans, and earned a small fortune for a 10-year-old - until he was hauled into the principal’s office and told to knock it of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008269/bk_harp_008269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Using rare and fascinating specimens entrusted to him by the entomologists of the Museum of Natural History in Paris, painter and illustrator Bernard Durin (1940-1988) portrayed each insect as an ´´individual personality.´´ 48 of his mesmerizing portraits adorn this publication-masterly paintings that outshine any imagery that today´s most advanced computer animation could ever produce.
There will possibly come a day I woefully imagine in the near future when you might find yourself in a darkened world alongside a road. The road might not end, but you can go no further. You will be far from home and find yourself without gas, food, banks, law enforcement, or hospital care because a man-made or natural disaster such as a EMP (electromagnetic pulse) has shut the power grid off nationwide for an indeterminate length of time. You wonder what to do next. Let’s hope this scenario never comes about or ever happens, but if it does you will find that at a light speed pace you have finally reached the proverbial end of the road in the realist sense ever. Doom awaits the ill-informed or ignorant. Society will be collapsing; murder and mayhem rule in the streets and the real survival has just now started at your little formerly peaceful campsite day one. Do you have in that prepared mind of yours all the relevant skills, tools on hand, manuals or references to survive before the food runs out? How about after it runs out, what then? Can you protect your goods today with any degree of certainty from other survivors who are just as hungry and desperate as you are? Do you have the tools that you need to keep you warm and fed through the winter? Do you think that you have the proper survival mindset and prepper bushcraft skills necessary to make it anywhere in the US no matter where your own personal road has led you to so far? Could you, or should I say would you, if you had to walk away from your expensive recreational vehicle with just what you could carry in a knapsack make it more than a month on your own? Do you know how to turn your vehicle or camper into a portable survival retreat before a disaster even strikes to maximize your chances of surviving long term in some degree of comfort? This book covers all of this and so much more! Learn military grade survival skills along with the proper prepper repurposing insights to not only survi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kolyn Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112429/bk_acx0_112429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.