The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present [Audiobook]
06 February 2017, 14:38
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 30 hrs 4 mins | 826.17MB
A remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day
From the clipper ships that ventured to Canton hauling cargos of American ginseng to swap Chinese tea, to the US warships facing off against China's growing navy in the South China Sea, from the Yankee missionaries who brought Christianity and education to China, to the Chinese who built the American West, the United States and China have always been dramatically intertwined. For more than two centuries, American and Chinese statesmen, merchants, missionaries, and adventurers, men and women, have profoundly influenced the fate of these nations. While we tend to think of America's ties with China as starting in 1972 with the visit of President Richard Nixon to China, the patterns—rapturous enchantment followed by angry disillusionment—were set in motion hundreds of years earlier.
Drawing on personal letters, diaries, memoirs, government documents, and contemporary news reports, John Pomfret reconstructs the surprising, tragic, and marvelous ways Americans and Chinese have engaged with one another through the centuries. A fascinating and thrilling account, The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom is also an indispensable book for understanding the most important—and often the most perplexing—relationship between any two countries in the world.
Target: JFK: The Spy Who Killed Kennedy? [Audiobook]
06 February 2017, 10:03
2016 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 58 mins | 329.36MB
For years conspiracy theories have swirled around the Kennedy assassination. While most are easily dismissed, and some have been debunked thanks to diligent research, serious questions have remained.
And those serious questions just got a whole lot more serious.
In his stunning new book, Target: JFK, acclaimed investigative reporter Robert Wilcox presents shocking new information that casts the Kennedy assassination in an entirely new light.
The key figure, as revealed by Wilcox, is René A. Dussaq—a mysterious, dashing, stuntman-turned-spy—who might have been behind John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Indeed, a trained assassin, he might even have been the triggerman.
Born in Buenos Aires and educated in Geneva and Cuba, Dussaq became an American citizen, worked for the OSS (the precursor of the CIA), and parachuted behind enemy lines before D-Day. He was a handsome, charming man who briefly worked in Hollywood as a stuntman before settling down to work for an insurance company. But also, it appears, he worked for the FBI, the CIA, and was engaged in other shadowy activities.
In page after page of never-before-reported evidence, Wilcox reveals how this mysterious Argentine with a stranger-than-fiction life story is the missing link in the assassination mystery. In Target: JFK you’ll learn:
- How a fellow veteran of the OSS implicated Dussaq in the assassination
- How Dussaq brings the most important suspects in the Kennedy assassination— domestic communists like Lee Harvey Oswald, Fidel Castro, and the Mafia—all together
- Why the United States government destroyed evidence on the most likely suspect in the assassination
Thoroughly documented and researched, responsible in its conclusions, and superbly told, Target: JFK is a must read for anyone interested in the Kennedy assassination, modern American history, and great unsolved mysteries.
A Patriot’s History of the United States, Updated Edition [Audiobook]
06 February 2017, 05:43
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 55 hrs 43 mins | 1.49GB
Here is the revised and updated 10th anniversary edition of the number-one New York Times best seller.
Over the past decade, A Patriot's History of the United States has become the definitive conservative history of our country, correcting the biases of historians and other intellectuals who downplay the greatness of America's patriots. Professors Schweikart and Allen have now revised, updated, and expanded their book, which covers America's long history with an appreciation for the values that made this nation uniquely successful.