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 Much, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nolan Barger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094606/bk_acx0_094606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore the captivating history of the vikingsMen like Ragnar Lothbrok, Eric Bloodaxe, Ivar the Boneless, and Bjorn Ironside are portrayed as preying on unsuspecting communities and spreading fear across Europe as they laid waste to all that lay before them, taking what they wanted at the point of a sword. It is true that the Vikings were, without a doubt, brutal men living in a brutal age. They did use their skills as warriors to relentlessly attack Europe and the British Isles to increase their wealth and territory, but that is not all the Vikings were, and their contribution to world history is far more than warmongering. In this captivating history audiobook, you´ll not only learn about heroic warriors in battle but you´ll also discover the remarkable achievements made by the Vikings.In History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and More, you will discover topics such as The Rise of the Mighty Vikings and the Viking AgeSignificant Viking Raids and BattlesRagnar Lothbrok - Man or MythIvar the Boneless - Ruthless Warrior, Leader of the Great Heathen Army, and Conqueror of EnglandBjorn Ironside - Raider of the Mediterranean Harald Fairhair - First King of NorwayEric Bloodaxe - Terrifying Family KillerEgil Skallagrimsson - Warrior PoetSweyn Forkbeard - The Forgotten King of EnglandKing Olaf Tryggvason and the Rise of Christianity in NorwayHarald Hardrada - The Last Great Viking RulerThe Viking Age of ExplorationThe Significance of the Settlement of Iceland, Greenland, and VinlandViking Society and Everyday LifeAnd much, much moreSo listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about the history of the Vikings!/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Desmond Manny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134743/bk_acx0_134743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A 2018 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults FinalistThe exciting true story of the captaincy, wreck, and discovery of the Whydah - the only pirate ship ever found - and the incredible mysteries it revealed.The 1650s to the 1730s marked the golden age of piracy, when fearsome pirates like Blackbeard ruled the waves, seeking not only treasure but also large and fast ships to carry it. The Whydah was just such a ship, built to ply the Triangular Trade route, which it did until one of the greediest pirates of all, Black Sam Bellamy, commandeered it. Filling the ship to capacity with treasure, Bellamy hoped to retire with his bounty - but in 1717 the ship sank in a storm off Cape Cod. For more than two hundred years, the wreck of the Whydah (and the riches that went down with it) eluded treasure seekers, until the ship was finally found in 1984 by marine archaeologists. The artifacts brought up from the ocean floor are priceless, both in value and in the picture they reveal of life in that much-mythologized era, changing much of what we know about pirates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011517/bk_brll_011517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2,000 years of history in one riveting afternoon A country both admired and feared, Germany has been the epicenter of world events time and again: the Reformation, both World Wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall. It did not emerge as a modern nation until 1871 - yet today, Germany is the world´s fourth-largest economy and a standard-bearer of liberal democracy. ´´There´s no point studying the past unless it sheds some light on the present´´, writes James Hawes in this brilliantly concise history that has already captivated hundreds of thousands of readers and listeners. ´´It is time, now more than ever, for us all to understand the real history of Germany.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015235/bk_tant_015235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe´s history. The witch came to prominence - and often a painful death - in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early modern state. This book sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft. Hutton, a renowned expert on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism and witchcraft beliefs, combines Anglo-American and continental scholarly approaches to examine attitudes on witchcraft and the treatment of suspected witches across the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia, and North and South America, and from ancient pagan times to current interpretations. His fresh anthropological and ethnographical approach focuses on cultural inheritance and change while considering shamanism, folk religion, the range of witch trials, and how the fear of witchcraft might be eradicated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gildart Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010328/bk_blak_010328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to discover the captivating history of the Vikings, Erik the Red, and Leif Erikson, then pay attention.Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and MoreErik the Red: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Who Founded the First Norse Settlement in GreenlandLeif Erikson: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Explorer Who Beat Columbus to America and Established a Norse Settlement at VinlandIn this captivating history audiobook, you´ll not only learn about heroic warriors in battle but you´ll also discover the remarkable achievements made by the Vikings.In the first part of this audiobook, you will discover topics, such as:The rise of the mighty Vikings and the Viking AgeSignificant Viking raids and battlesRagnar Lothbrok - man or mythThe Viking Age of explorationThe significance of the settlement of Iceland, Greenland, and VinlandViking society and everyday lifeAnd much, much moreIn part two of this audiobook, you will discover:Erik the Red’s early life in NorwayErik the Pagan and Christianity in GreenlandThe decline of the Greenland colonyModern GreenlandAnd much, much moreSome of the topics covered in part three of this audiobook include:The making of the man, Leif Erikson’s formative yearsThe settlement of GreenlandLife in GreenlandLeif’s first voyageMysterious lands to the west of GreenlandThe end of the Vinland settlementLeif Erikson’s place in historyAnd much, much moreSo if you want to learn more about the Vikings, get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Desmond Manny, Timothy Burke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137681/bk_acx0_137681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Step into the real world of the spy with this detailed and unforgettable tour of the millennia-long history and enduring legacy of espionage and covert operations. While most of us associate this top-secret subject with popular fiction and film, its true story is more fascinating, surprising, and important than you could possibly imagine. These 24 thrilling lectures survey how world powers have attempted to work in the shadows to gain secret information or subvert enemies behind the scenes. Filled with stories and insights that will change the way you think about world history´s most defining events, this course lets you peer inside a subject whose truths most people are unaware of. Professor Liulevicius introduces you to the inner workings of covert organizations, including the Oprichnina, a feared secret service established by tsar Ivan the Terrible in the 1500s in an effort to cleanse Russia of treasonous activities; the CIA, established in 1947 by President Truman to replace the Office of Secret Services to be in charge of all intelligence collection – and which had an embarrassing early history; and Mossad, Israel´s version of the CIA, which won a series of key intelligence victories during the cold war and over terror attacks and hostage crises in the second half of the 20th century. You´ll also meet famous – and infamous – spies, including Sir Francis Walsingham, Mata Hari, and Kim Philby. In this stirring series of lectures, you´ll study the psychological motives behind spies, the ethics of cyber warfare and corporate espionage, the question of whether we now live in a surveillance society, and more. 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: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000082/bk_tcco_000082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the most powerful witches from around the world! Learn about their lives, their legacy, their secrets, and their powerful spells. Witches have always worried, scared, and fascinated people in equal measure. From dark magic to home remedies, they have been part of the cultural landscape for people across the world. From Europe to the Americas, Asia to Africa, the idea of women who delve deeply into magic has created some of the most enduring stories in the history of humanity. Often, these stories blend the real with the unreal, truth with fiction, and magic with the mundane. In this book, we will look at witches from across the world and across many thousands of years. But witches are not always welcome. Often, they are feared. People worry about satanic practices and dark magic. Should a child fall sick, it is not uncommon for people to blame a local woman. Many have been falsely accused of witchcraft throughout history and, sometimes, these people have been killed as a result. Sometimes, even the rumored practice of dark magic can be enough to condemn a person to be burned at the stake. Throughout this book, we will look into the history of witchcraft as it has been practiced by people over the ages. Not only that, but we will look into some of the spells that they relied upon for their power. By studying their specific arts, we can better understand the scope and the power of witchcraft. If you would like to know more about history´s most powerful witches, then listen and get to grips with some of the strangest, oddest, most magical, and most twisted tales in human history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D. Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073386/bk_acx0_073386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here for the first time is the full story of the seashore: its natural and social history, spectacles, and scandals. The turquoise surf and sugary sand of the beach make it a favorite retreat today, but this wasn´t always so. The oceans of antiquity engendered contradictory feelings. Greek and Roman myths filled it with bellicose monsters and alluring sirens. Medieval Europeans feared immersion in water. But the rediscovery of its medicinal attractions in the 17th century soon glorified the beach as an avenue for social pursuits.In this elegant and illuminating account, Lencek and Bosker chart the evolution of the seaside from the margins of civilization, when ´´exotic´´ meant remote and terrifying, to its present role as the center of recreation and escape. Sexuality, health, fashion, sport, beach architecture, and beachwear all have their place in the progression toward the beach resorts that represent Nirvana for the 20th-century pleasure seeker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nadia May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003553/bk_blak_003553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.