Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany [Audiobook]

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany [Audiobook]
Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany [Audiobook] by Norman Ohler, read by Jonathan Keeble
2016 | M4B@64 kbps + AZW3 | 7 hrs 46 mins | 212.02MB

The sensational German bestseller on the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the Third Reich, from Hitler to housewives.

The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.

The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, with Hitler and his entourage taking refuge in potentially lethal cocktails of stimulants administered by the physician Dr Morell as the war turned against Germany. While drugs cannot on their own explain the events of the Second World War or its outcome, Ohler shows, they change our understanding of it. Blitzed forms a crucial missing piece of the story.

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars [Audiobook]

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars [Audiobook]
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars [Audiobook] by Nathalia Holt, read by Erin Bennett
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + AZW3 | 9 hrs 51 mins | 268.6MB

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.

In the 1940s and '50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.

For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women - known as "human computers" - who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.

Titan II: A History of a Cold War Missile [Audiobook]

Titan II: A History of a Cold War Missile [Audiobook]
Titan II: A History of a Cold War Missile [Audiobook] by David Stumpf, read by Douglas R Pratt
2014 | MP3@56 kbps | 12 hrs 5 mins | 332.8MB

A comprehensive study of the missile system that formed a critical component of the United States' nuclear arsenal.

The Titan II ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) program was developed by the United States military to bolster the size, strength, and speed of the nation's strategic weapons arsenal in the 1950s and 1960s. Each missile carried a single warhead - the largest in U.S. inventory - used liquid fuel propellants, and was stored and launched from hardened underground silos. The missiles were deployed at basing facilities in Arkansas, Arizona, and Kansas and remained in active service for over 20 years. Since military deactivation in the early 1980s, the Titan II has served as a reliable satellite launch vehicle.

Titan II will be welcomed by professionals and laymen, and by the many civilian and Air Force personnel who were involved in the program - a deterrent weapons system that proved to be successful in defending America from nuclear attack.

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