Are you interested in learning more about Adolf Hitler, one of the most feared leaders of all time? In this candid guide, you’ll discover what made the boy such a successfully murderous man. Adolf Hitler. This name triggers a range of emotions for so many people. Hatred. Fear. Fascination. Historians have been studying his story since he died at the end of World War 2. What drove a young man from Austria to seek out power, and use it to murder so many innocent people?In Hitler’s biography, I’ll take you through the early beginnings of Hitler’s childhood, right up until that fateful day when he shot himself in a bunker after the 3rd Reich failed - and he had changed the world forever. A darker time in history we’ve not yet seen. This is his story. In this biography, you’ll discover:Where Hitler came from, and what inspired him to extremist beliefsHis role in creating a new ideology, one that persists todayThe young, ambitious politician, and how he rose to prominenceHow the Führer came to be, and how he gathered his powerHitler’s final solution, and the devastation it createdHow Hitler was beaten, and his final daysBy studying the past, we prepare for a brighter future. Learn about the life of a man who made such a significant impact on history, and the world - and an entire generation of people.True evil rises when conditions are desperate enough. Enjoy the story of a dictator who rose, and was later toppled by a world that refused to let evil win.Explore the life of Adolf Hitler in this book.Get it now and learn how it happened! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcus Saylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153420/bk_acx0_153420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican-born black nationalist and originator of the ´´Back to Africa” movement during the 1900s, was a passionate and formidable orator and founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Garvey went on to become an inspiration for many future civil rights activists. Marcus Garvey: A Biography, by Stephen Johnson provides an in-depth look into the incredible life of this truly remarkable man, his vision for pan-Africanism, and his unrelenting fight for the right of self-determination and self-reliance for the African people. Johnson’s meticulously researched biography paints the complete picture of a controversial figure who stood in the spotlight during the early years of the battle for racial equality. Marcus Garvey went on to become an early pioneer in this struggle; admired by his supporters, respected by his adversaries, and feared by the government. Jamaica honored Marcus Garvey by declaring him its first national hero. Johnson’s work demonstrates how Garvey’s message of black pride showed in every aspect of his life and continued even after his death. It brilliantly captures the true essence of a man Martin Luther King, Jr., called, ´´the first man, on a mass scale and level, to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny, and make the Negro feel that he was somebody”. Stephen Johnson’s work, Marcus Garvey: A Biography is an essential and fascinating listen for anyone interested in African American history or the history of the Civil Rights Movement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152923/bk_acx0_152923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Daniel Day-Lewis is an actor regarded by many as the finest of his generation. His portrayal of cerebral-palsy sufferer Christy Brown in My Left Foot won him his first Oscar in 1990, and in 2008 another Oscar followed for his role in There Will Be Blood. His roles in The Age of Innocence, The Last of the Mohicans and In the Name of the Father further cemented his reputation as well as grossing millions at the box office, making Day-Lewis one of Hollywood´s most bankable stars. Stunning performances in The Crucible, The Ballad of Jack and Rose and, more recently, Nine have earned him more accolades, and rumours of an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of President Lincoln in the film Lincoln have confirmed Day-Lewis as an actor to be both respected and feared in the acting community. Yet despite, or perhaps because of, the height of his success and fame, Daniel is a man prone to episodes of extreme self-doubt. Behind his onscreen personas lies and infinitely complex figure. In this brilliantly researched biography, Laura Jackson has talked to many of Daniel´s close friends and fellow actors from the world of film and theatre, including Dame Judi Dench, Sir David Puttnam and Simon Callow, providing us with a fascinating insight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pros/000070/bk_pros_000070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They came into the world as one - inseparably tied together at their chests - yet they were two. They were born on May 11, 1811, on a bamboo mat in a small houseboat afloat on the river in the village of Meklong, located 60 miles west of Bangkok, the capital of Siam. They became world celebrities, American citizens, married two native-born Southern sisters, and between them fathered 21 children, while acquiring respectable status as landowners, famers, slave owners, and pillars of their local community. ´´They´´ were the famous, the first, the original Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng, and their story is told in this fascinating and remarkable book in such detail, with such enormous insight and warmth, and with such a superb sense of drama, that one understands, for the first time, just how bizarre, heroic, tragic, and human their lives in fact were. Linked by Nature, Chang and Eng were fated to spend their lives joined by a thick, fleshy ligament resembling an arm, five to six inches long and eight inches in circumference, that connected them at the base of their chests. Yet they could swim, perform gymnastic feats and lead ´´normal´´ lives. Together they built their own house, opened a store, became wealthy gentlemen farmers, skilled horse breakers and, when necessary, defended themselves with their fists. The most fascinating part of the story is, of course, their physical link to each other; for as Chang and Eng grew older, each dreamed of a separate life, despite the obvious risks that an operation would entail, and each feared that the death of one would cause the death of the other. Nor were their natures altogether harmonious, for each was a highly individual person: Eng, quiet, contemplative, and even-tempered; Chang, hot-tempered, quarrelsome and, as he grew older, inclined to bouts of heavy drinking. Chang´s insistence on going to his own house in midwinter (the brothers arranged to alternate three days in one´s house and three days i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Adashefski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000363/bk_acx0_000363_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I Am Raymond Washington provides the listener with an unprecedented look into the life of the founder of the Crips. Forget everything you have been told about who started the Crips and why. Most of it is wrong - very wrong. Welcome to the only authorized biography of the undisputed founder of the Crips. Filled with interviews of friends, family, and acquaintances as well as people who knew and grew up with Raymond Lee Washington. Don´t look here for horrific stories of gang violence and crimes committed by gang members; that has been done before. If you are looking for a factual and intuitive look into what made Raymond Washington unique on the mean streets of Los Angeles, this book is for you. This book is filled with stories and eyewitness accounts of those who knew who the real founder of the Crips gang was, looks at what he represented to the people who knew him, and hopefully explains why his name is still spoken on the streets of Los Angeles with hatred, fear, awe, and reverence. Entering the world of Raymond Washington with an open mind was difficult for me, but eventually the story of who he was as a leader, warrior, tactician, and mentor became clear. Hopefully it will become clear to the listener why the gang was so successful and how an apparently unremarkable 15-year-old kid in the fall of 1969 would sit down with his best friend and form what would become one of the single most successful yet feared and hated gangs in the world: the Crips. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Taj Shareef. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058153/bk_acx0_058153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few are considered equal to him, is how Nepos first describes Themistocles in his ancient history of the man. Cast out from his family at a young age, Themistocles suddenly found himself having to face the world on his own. Rising from nothing he became one of the most feared and respected men in Greece, the only who could claim to have driven back Xerxes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000017/bk_yurt_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dive into the unique and powerful kingships in Sparta, where not one man ruled, but two. Learn the ways and lives of the men who rose above the rest to be elected leader of the most feared and respected city-state of ancient Greece. Who managed to embody the fullness of Spartan values, and who fell to the side, enticed by the finer things kingship could bring? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000032/bk_yurt_000032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Volume 231 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series Mangas Coloradas led his Chiricahua Apache people for almost forty years. During the last years of Mangas´s life, he and his son-in-law Cochise led an assault against white settlement in Apacheria that made the two of them the most feared warriors in the Southwest. In this first full-length biography of the legendary chief, Ed Sweeney vividly portrays the Apache culture in which Mangas rose to power and the conflict with Americans that led to his brutal death. A giant of a man, Mangas combined great physical strength with a sagacity and wisdom that had made him the acknowledged leader of the Chiricahuas by 1842. Retired as a professional accountant, Edwin R. Sweeney is an independent scholar and one of the preeminent historians of the Apaches. He is the author of FROM COCHISE TO GERONIMO: THE CHIRICAHUA APACHES, 1874-1886, and COCHISE: CHIRICAHUA APACHE CHIEF both published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
From esteemed Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev, the first fully documented biography of Simon Wiesenthal, revealing the fascinating truth behind this simultaneously admired, despised, and feared hunter of Nazis. Simon Wiesenthal was the legendary ´´Nazi hunter” played by Ben Kingsley and Laurence Olivier on film, a Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to the punishment of Nazi criminals. A hero in the eyes of many, he was also attacked for his unrelenting pursuit of the past, when others preferred to forget. For this definitive biography, Tom Segev has obtained access to Wiesenthal’s hundreds of thousands of private papers and to 16 archives, including records of the U.S., Israeli, Polish, and East German secret services. Segev is able to reveal the intriguing secrets of Wiesenthal’s life, including his stunning role in the capture of Adolf Eichmann, his controversial investigative techniques, his unlikely friendships with Kurt Waldheim and Albert Speer, and the nature of his rivalry with Elie Wiesel. Tom Segev has written a brilliant character study of the ´´hunter” who was driven by his own memories to ensure that the destruction of European Jewry never be forgotten. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002408/bk_rand_002408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.