Plutarch's Lives [Audiobook] (2 Vol Set)
09 March 2013, 09:58
Blackstone Audio | 2008 | ISBN: 1433251906, 143325042X | MP3@64 kbps | 83 hrs 32 mins | 2.25GB
Translated by John Dryden
Read by Bernard Mayes
One of the worlds most influential literary works, Plutarch's Lives forms a brilliant social history of the ancient world by comparing the parallel lives of notorious Greeks and Romans. Volume I compares Theseus and Romulus, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, and Aristides and Marcus Cato, among others.
Volume II compares Alexander and Caesar, Demosthenes and Cicero, and Dion and Marcus Brutus, among others.
The Making of the Atomic Bomb [Audiobook]
09 March 2013, 09:38
MP3@64 kbps | 35 hrs 28 mins | 974.77MB
With a new Introduction by the author, the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning epic about how the atomic bomb came to be.
In rich, human, political, and scientific detail, here is the complete story of the nuclear bomb.
Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly--or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity there was a span of hardly more than twenty-five years. What began merely as an interesting speculative problem in physics grew into the Manhattan Project, and then into the Bomb with frightening rapidity, while scientists known only to their peers--Szilard, Teller, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Meitner, Fermi, Lawrence, and von Neumann--stepped from their ivory towers into the limelight.
Richard Rhodes takes us on that journey step-by-step, minute by minute, and gives us the definitive story of man's most awesome discovery and invention. "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" is at once a narrative tour de force and a document as powerful as its subject.
Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War [Audiobook]
09 March 2013, 09:19
Blackstone Audio | 2007 | ASIN: B000PTYOAS | MP3@64 kbps | 15 hrs 06 mins | 414.14MB
In this intensely powerful memoir, America's pre-eminent biographer-historian, who has written so brilliantly about World War II in his acclaimed lives of General Douglas MacArthur (American Caesar) and Winston Churchill (The Last Lion), looks back at his own early life.
This memoir offers an unrivaled firsthand account of World War II in the Pacific - what it looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and most of all, what it felt like to one who underwent all but the ultimate of its experiences.