Even if you are not the kind of person that loves history, there is a pretty good chance that you will have heard of Julius Caesar, even though he walked on the Earth over 2,000 years ago. Quite simply, he is the most well-known Roman citizen who ever lived and is the one emperor that has stuck in the minds of people for thousands of years due to his actions throughout his reign. Such was his power, and the desire of others to emulate him, that even his name spawned terms such as czar and kaiser, which have been used by other emperors centuries later to announce that they had absolute power. In other words, Julius Caesar has been held in high regard by almost anybody that wished to follow in his footsteps in some way and the fact that his name has entered into common language is testimony to the skill of the man himself. Throughout this amazing book, we will explore his early life and show how that shaped his character and then, eventually, his entire career. We will explore the highs and severe lows of his life from being forced into the army to effectively save his life, to being captured by pirates, conquests, revolts, civil war, supreme power, and of course his brutal assassination. This book does not go on hearsay, but instead it focuses on details from sources of the time. It charts his rise to power, how brutal he could be at times with people that crossed him or stood up against him. It looks at the very reasons that could have ultimately led to his assassination. Was it because he was getting too much power? Was it due to him making constitutional reforms that led to the rich getting poorer? Was it for the greater good of the empire or was it all about personal gain? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Howe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043849/bk_acx0_043849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
True War Crimes of the Gestapo: Stories of the Feared German Police Force... The Gestapo were the secret police that Hitler instituted to ferret out spies and other people who did not fall in line with his ideologies; if, for instance, someone was suspected of being of Jewish origin, Hitler would send the Gestapo to round them up, take them into custody, interrogate them - often with violent and painful methods - and then either kill or send them to a concentration camp where they would probably die in any case. When the Second World War came to an end, the Gestapo was found to be responsible for the deaths of millions of people. At the Nuremberg Trials, where most of the WW2 criminals were put on trial and then punished, the Gestapo was declared to be an official criminal organization and many of their leaders were convicted of a number of war crimes. In the end, the German secret police force was an organization that struck terror and fear into the hearts of all civilians. What made them so effective was not just their field skills or their ability to complete their mission, but the fact that they enjoyed what they did and truly believed in the skewered Nazi ideology of racism and Anti-Semitism. We will look at some of the horrific stories of the Gestapo, where they destroyed thousands of innocents and trace the lives of a few individual police offers who are known for their brutality and their cruelty during the war... Here is a preview of what´s inside... World War 2 History: Gestapo Accounts - Revenge Against the Trojan Horse World War 2 History: Jurisdiction, Methods and Effectiveness of The Gestapo World War 2 History: Gestapo Accounts - The Night of the Long Knives World War 2 History: The Individual Officers of The Gestapo World War 2 History: History and Background of the Gestapo World War 2 History: Organization of The Gestapo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nolan Barger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094606/bk_acx0_094606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rohr reprises his best-selling talks on scripture in this powerful new series. He describes the Bible as a text in travail, containing not just conclusions, but a process that mirrors our own journey (three steps forward, two steps backward). In the three steps forward, Scripture always reveals that we are related to something infinite and that ours is an enchanted and trustworthy universe. Rohr suggests that God is different than we thought and much better than we feared. In fact, God cannot be fully grasped by thought and must not be approached in servile fear. God is present in our midst and is calling forth a people and a consciousness that is capable of divine union. This invitation is revealed in a developmental way in both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. The resurrected Jesus finally reveals the full and wonder-filled nature of the heart of God. As a result, Rohr says, ´´We have nothing to be afraid of and much to be excited about!´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Rohr O.F.M.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sant/000030/bk_sant_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You can´t just ´´get over´´ anxiety. In fact, the very things most people do to try to feel better - avoiding feared situations, pushing worry out of mind - only make the problem worse. Leading psychologists Susan M. Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer present a powerful new alternative that can help you break free of anxiety by fundamentally changing how you relate to it. With clarity and compassion, this book describes clinically tested mindfulness practices specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. Learn step-by-step strategies for gaining awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate, loosening the grip of worry and fear, and achieving a new level of emotional and physical well-being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005608/bk_tant_005608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the ´´Trail of Tears´´ to Wounded Knee and Little Bighorn, the narrative of American history is incomplete without the inclusion of the Native Americans that lived on the continent before European settlers arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Since the first contact between natives and settlers, tribes like the Sioux, Cherokee, and Navajo have both fascinated and perplexed outsiders with their history, language, and culture. In Charles River Editors´ Native American Tribes series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the history and culture of North America´s most famous native tribes in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. The Seminole tribe is one of the best known Native American tribes, and one of the most feared among 19th century Americans and Spaniards. In fact, the origin of the term Seminole comes from a Spanish description of them as ´´wild´´, which belies the fact that the Seminole had friendly relations with the British and Spanish during the colonial era. With the Spanish Empire foundering during the mid-19th century, the young United States sought to take possession of Florida. President Andrew Jackson´s notorious policy of Indian Removal led to the Seminole Wars in the 1830s, and that was already after General Andrew Jackson had led American soldiers against the Seminole in the First Seminole War a generation earlier. The Seminole Wars ultimately pushed much of the tribe into Oklahoma, and the nature of some of the fighting remains one of the best known aspects of Seminole history among Americans. Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Seminole comprehensively covers the Native American tribe from its origins to today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096774/bk_acx0_096774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One night, two crimes. A grisly murder. A vicious sex attack. DS Ewan Striker is the best detective on the force. Unconventional and uncompromising, he is respected and feared in equal amounts. Tag Westland is a rookie. A rich boy who has realised that being a cop is not as glamorous as he first thought. In fact, he has his resignation in his pocket. These two unlikely crime fighters are thrown together as it becomes apparent that each of their investigations are inextricably linked to something even more evil: a major terrorist attack. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Camm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004470/bk_howe_004470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some go through their whole lives looking for their other half...some are pieces of three. Of all the different shifter species in the Okeanos Archipelago, none is more feared than the Lykans, the wolf shifters, diseased, destructive thieves who had been ostracized decades ago. In fact, history shows that no human has ever survived mating with a Lykan. As liaison between the humans and the shifters for Anthros Island, all Alyssa Wilkinson wants is to become an ambassador and explore the archipelago to study the species she´d been fascinated with her whole life. She only needs to gain her confidence and overcome her fear of water. With disease ravaging their females, Lykan shifters, Julian Chalis, and Porter Galen have come to Anthros searching for a cure. Captured, their only hope is found in a tiny human with large principles. When the three of them are shipwrecked on an isolated island after a storm, Julian and Porter find themselves in the middle of the Lykan lunar mating cycle. Both wanting Alyssa, they give into their desires and choose to share her, never realizing they could be risking her life. However, when Alyssa falls ill, Julian and Porter must return to Anthros, the island of the enemy, to save the one they love. Pieces of Three is a paranormal stand-alone ménage romance (MFM). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derrick McClain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043060/bk_acx0_043060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ferocious raids, heroic battles, larger-than-life leaders, and courageous explorers that changed the course of human history. From battle-ax-wielding tribes plundering the greatest cities of Europe to powerful kings and queens ruling their dominions with iron fists, the Vikings were some of the most feared and fearless figures in European history. Find the bravest heroes, the most menacing villains, and unbelievably awesome facts and myths inside this action-packed overview that will amaze kids with tales of a people so incredible...it´s hard to believe they were real. History buff and popular blogger Ben Thompson´s lively storytelling style brings the Vikings back to life in this second book in the exhilarating Guts & Glory series! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Collyer, Matt Wolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002140/bk_hach_002140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take charge of your health, and stop turning over your life to our confusing and intimidating health-care system - before it´s too late. Dr. Erika Schwartz believes that today´s patient is but a leaf blowing in the wind of groupthink protocols, corrupt medical societies, insurance companies on the take, and billions of dollars in marketing and lobbying pressure from drug companies. What is the quick fix? The answers are here in 10 clear chapters, giving examples every step of the way. It´s a simple process that takes you, the patient, from being a victim to being in charge. Developing personal self-confidence, choosing the right doctor for you, walking out on the wrong ones with impunity, and making the right choices will add up to great health care with you at the center. Follow the plan and the facts, and change your life and the lives of your loved ones. Life is to be enjoyed, not feared. This book will put enjoyment back into your life and remove the fear and intimidation from your health care. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erika Schwartz MD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048320/bk_acx0_048320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Captain James Holland is the pilot on a routine flight from Frankfurt to New York, packed with people eager to be home for Christmas. When a passenger collapses from what appears to be a heart attack, Holland is forced to request an emergency landing at London´s Heathrow Airport. But to his great surprise, the air traffic controllers will not let him land in England - they tell Holland that his sick passenger has contracted a dangerous new form of influenza and that the plane must return to Germany. But when German officials also refuse the landing, and other European countries follow suit, Holland begins to suspect that he´s in much more trouble than anyone´s letting on. In fact, his sick passenger is carrying a deadly virus accidentally released from a Bavarian laboratory, and it is feared that everyone on board is now infected. At the same time, someone with access to the CIA´s computers wants to shoot the plane out of the sky, and there is a United States ambassador on board with powerful terrorist enemies who want to see him dead. While the panic on the ground spreads from the White House Situation Room to a small airport in the Ukrainian Republic, Captain Holland has only one concern: Where and when can he land? 1. Language: English. Narrator: John J. Nance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001390/bk_brll_001390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.