The Whydah:A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found Martin W. Sandler
A look at many different aspects of how Martin Luther became the Father of the Reformation.´´The Accidental Revolutionary´´: In his quest for spiritual peace, Luther had no idea he´d leave his world in turmoil. ´´The Parents Luther Feared Disgracing´´: Were they caring and firm - or so harsh they drove him to rebel against every authority in his life? ´´What Was Luther´s World Like?´´ The boy grew up in exciting, harsh, and violent times. ´´The Breakthrough´´: When, where, and how did Luther make his astounding discovery of justification by faith? ´´Dr. Luther´s Theology´´: A young professor´s startling insights into the graciousness of God. ´´Protestants´ Most-Famous Document´´: What did Luther actually say in the 95 Theses? ´´The Decisive Documents of 1520´´: After Luther published these three works, there was no turning back. ´´Luther´s World´´ ´´Colorful Sayings of Colorful Luther´´: A sample of the reformer´s wit and wisdom. ´´Preaching from the Print Shop´´: If Luther hadn´t used the new printing technology, would there have been a Reformation? ´´Profit-Hungry Printers´´: Luther suffered from them, too. ´´The Bible Translation that Rocked the World´´: Luther´s Bible introduced mass media, unified a nation, and set the standard for future translations. ´´The Gallery: Luther´s Friends and Enemies´´: Luther made plenty of both. ´´The Political Luther´´: The reformer revolutionized more than people´s views on the church. ´´Luther´s Political Nemesis´´ ´´Luther´s Political Allies´´ ´´Fool in Rome´´: As a young monk, Luther longed to see Rome. But his 1510 trip to the Holy City filled him with pain and doubt. ´´Legends About Luther´´: Which are true? Which are not? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000253/bk_hove_000253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
HBO´s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin´s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A FEAST FOR CROWS is the fourth volume in the series. A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast. Euron Crow´s Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn. No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead. And the last of the Targaryens, Daenerys Stormborn, will bring fire and blood to King´s Landing when her young dragons reach their terrifying maturity. The last war fought with dragons was a cataclysm powerful enough to shatter the Valyrian peninsula, now a smoking, demon-haunted ruin half drowned by the sea. Against a backdrop of alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ...and the coldest hearts.
HBO´s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin´s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A FEAST FROM CROWS is the fourth volume in the series. A beautifully presented slipcased edition of A FEAST FROM CROWS. A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast. Euron Crow´s Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn. No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead. And the last of the Targaryens, Daenerys Stormborn, will bring fire and blood to King´s Landing when her young dragons reach their terrifying maturity. The last war fought with dragons was a cataclysm powerful enough to shatter the Valyrian peninsula, now a smoking, demon-haunted ruin half drowned by the sea. Against a backdrop of alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ...and the coldest hearts.
On October 3, 1944, Patton´s forces were fighting for Fort Driant, a heavily fortified German position near the French town of Metz. The men of his Third Army were inspired a few months earlier by his speech before D-Day, in which Patton told them that Americans do not lose. Up to that point, Patton had never lost a battle. Patton´s men both loved and feared him. He was known for salty language, which he said he used because he wanted to speak as his men did. The battle at Metz went wrong. Contrary to Patton´s intelligence, the German defenders were tough veterans and their position was well protected. Patton was short on troops, supplies and ammunition. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme commander of allied troops in Europe, ordered Patton to stand down so that British forces under Bernard Law Montgomery could lead the offensive into Germany. This was a political decision to honor British´s sacrifice during the war, but Patton was angry over being left out and Eisenhower´s decision to cut back his supplies. Patton thought his forces and Montgomery´s should move into Germany at the same time. Patton remained determined to take Driant and Metz. Unfortunately, his forces suffered severe casualties and he was forced to back down. He believed Eisenhower´s cuts caused his first defeat. Eisenhower´s order gave the Germans an opportunity to mount a counteroffensive. Their leader, Adolf Hitler, feared Patton especially and wanted to keep him away from this particular battlefield... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025700/bk_acx0_025700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning author and journalist James Phelps profiles Australia´s most notorious criminals: these are true accounts of Australia´s hardest inmates, in their own words. From Martin Bryant, perpetrator of our country´s worst massacre at Port Arthur 20 years ago, to alleged hit man and undisputed hard man ´Goldie´, feared by both prisoners and guards alike, Phelps tracks the rise of ISIS gangs, the lethal underground drug and tobacco trade and the threat of contraband phones. From the shiv fights and brawls to the white-collar criminal beat downs, this is an account like never before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stan Pretty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003133/bk_howe_003133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
President Eisenhower led us to victory in World War II. He then led our country as President for 8 years. He understood war and he understood how Washington worked. The major message he gave us as he left the presidency was: Beware of the Military Industrial Complex. His warning was very appropriate but it was not heeded by our nation. I know because I not only witnessed it being ignored, but I participated in using the power of the Military Industrial Complex during my aerospace career. Reagan´s Star Wars describes why and how the power of the Military Industrial Complex gave birth to the Strategic Defense Initiative known as Star Wars. By the early 1980´s it was becoming clear that the USSR would fail. The major US Aerospace companies who were dependent on military spending were growing concerned that peace would be declared and the military budgets would be significantly decreased. They had to do something! Most of the major US Aerospace Companies maintained a study staff to assess military needs and likely budget actions; and, of course to try to influence such actions and budgets. I know the details of the Martin Marietta Aerospace Company´s studies and the resulting pitches to the military, congress, NATO, and all affected agencies including the President because I was a corporate Vice President and well aware of our studies. I also had some awareness of such studies at Lockheed Aerospace Company because we had a close relationship with them. The two Companies eventually merged and is now Lockheed Martin Aerospace Company. Their studies viewed the sharp drops in military budgets at the end of military threats like World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. They feared that peace would break out and the budgets would be significantly decreased, maybe even as severe as happened after World War II. President Carter had already dropped the budget to the lowest it had been in over 25 years. The US... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Germaine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004109/bk_acx0_004109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Full of daring theories and fascinating tales from the world of Ice and Fire, The Gods of Game of Thrones: A Critical Look is a thorough examination of the deities and demigods of Westeros and Essos. While HBO’s blockbuster has omitted many intricacies of religious affiliations in A Song of Ice and Fire, this audiobook will delve deep into the story woven by George R.R. Martin to explore the many facets of religion of Game of Thrones. Is there only one God or many? Is magic real or just a shadow of religion? Are prophecies a lie or do they come from the gods in some ethereal plane, positioning their pieces to vie for supremacy? And what makes one think that these are truly gods to be worshiped, and not demons to be feared? A perfect gift for fans of the TV show as well as the book series, The Gods of Game of Thrones: A Critical Look serves as both an introduction and an accompaniment to the existing media. If you want to find out how the world of Ice and Fire came to be or what might happen next, this is the place to be! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100856/bk_acx0_100856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Could Martin Talbot´s elderly, Alzheimer-stricken mother, Judy, really have been the Black Stiletto? When Martin discovers several volumes of her diaries hidden by his mother, he is stunned beyond all imagination. His mother, the underground heroine of yesteryear? The famed, still unidentified woman who battled Communist spies, took on the Mafia, and preyed on common crooks? The woman who exacted punishment on evildoers without mercy? But it is all described, in great detail, in the diaries. What caused her to begin her quest for justice. Her decision to act outside the law. Her feats as the famed and feared vigilante. How her reputation exploded. In short, how it all played out. Could it be true? Talbot is filled with doubt and disbelief. But the reappearance of one of the Stiletto´s old enemies with a thirst for merciless revenge makes the story more than real, and could imperil the life of not only the Stiletto, but her son and granddaughter as well. This is a Crossroad Press Production 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arielle DeLisle, Chris Patton, Michael Ray Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001585/bk_acx0_001585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.