Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House [EPUB]

Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House [EPUB]
Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House by Donna Brazile
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780316478519 | 2.0MB

"This book is a triumph."---Walter Isaacson

From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.

In the fallout of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee--and as chaos threatened to consume the party's convention--Democrats turned to a familiar figure to right the ship: Donna Brazile. Known to millions from her frequent TV appearances, she was no stranger to high stakes and dirty opponents, and the longtime Democratic strategist had a reputation in Washington as a one-stop shop for fixing sticky problems.

What Brazile found at the DNC was unlike anything she had experienced before--and much worse than is commonly known. The party was beset by infighting, scandal, and hubris, while reeling from a brazen and wholly unprecedented attempt by a foreign power to influence the presidential election. Plus, its candidate, Hillary Clinton, faced an opponent who broke every rule in the political playbook.

Packed with never-before-reported revelations about what went down in 2016, Hacks is equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and roadmap for the future. With Democrats now in the wilderness after this historic defeat, Hacks argues that staying silent about what went wrong helps no one. Only by laying bare the missteps, miscalculations, and crimes of 2016, Brazile contends, will Americans be able to salvage their democracy.

The Ghosts of Langley: Into the CIA's Heart of Darkness [EPUB]

The Ghosts of Langley: Into the CIA's Heart of Darkness [EPUB]
The Ghosts of Langley: Into the CIA's Heart of Darkness by John Prados
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781620970881 | 0.66MB

From the writer Kai Bird calls a “wonderfully accessible historian,” the first major history of the CIA in a decade, published to tie in with the seventieth anniversary of the agency’s founding

During his first visit to Langley, the CIA’s Virginia headquarters, President Donald Trump told those gathered, “I am so behind you . . . there’s nobody I respect more, ” hinting that he was going to put more CIA operations officers into the field so the CIA could smite its enemies ever more forcefully. But while Trump was making these promises, behind the scenes the CIA was still reeling from blowback from the very tactics that Trump touted—including secret overseas prisons and torture—that it had resorted to a decade earlier during President George W. Bush’s war on terror. Under the latest regime it seemed that the CIA was doomed to repeat its past failures rather than put its house in order.

The Ghosts of Langley is a provocative and panoramic new history of the Central Intelligence Agency that relates the agency’s current predicament to its founding and earlier years, telling the story of the agency through the eyes of key figures in CIA history, including some of its most troubling covert actions around the world. It reveals how the agency, over seven decades, has resisted government accountability, going rogue in a series of highly questionable ventures that reach their apotheosis with the secret overseas prisons and torture programs of the war on terror.

Drawing on mountains of newly declassified documents, the celebrated historian of national intelligence John Prados throws fresh light on classic agency operations from Poland to Hungary, from Indonesia to Iran-Contra, and from the Bay of Pigs to Guantánamo Bay. The halls of Langley, Prados persuasively argues, echo with the footsteps of past spymasters, to the extent that it resembles a haunted house. Indeed, every day that the militarization of the CIA increases, the agency drifts further away from classic arts of espionage and intelligence analysis—and its original mission, while pushing dangerously beyond accountability.

The Ghosts of Langley will be essential reading for anyone who cares about the next phase of American history—and the CIA’s evolution—as its past informs its future and a president of impulsive character prods the agency toward new scandals and failures.

Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting [EPUB]

Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting [EPUB]
Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting by John Mauceri
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780451494023 | 33.81MB

An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century.

John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside the greatest names of the music world. With candor and humor, Mauceri makes clear that conducting is itself a composition: of legacy and tradition, techniques handed down from master to apprentice--and more than a trace of ineffable magic. He reveals how conductors approach a piece of music (a calculated combination of personal interpretation, imagination, and insight into the composer's intent); what it takes to communicate solely through gesture, with sometimes hundreds of performers at once; and the occasionally glamorous, often challenging life of the itinerant maestro. Mauceri, who worked closely with Leonard Bernstein for eighteen years, studied with Leopold Stokowski, and was on the faculty of Yale University for fifteen years, is the perfect guide to the allure and theater, passion and drudgery, rivalries and relationships of the conducting life.

The RAF in 100 Objects [EPUB]

The RAF in 100 Objects [EPUB]
The RAF in 100 Objects by Peter Jacobs
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780750965361 | 70.27MB

1 April 2018 will see the hundredth anniversary of the formation of one of the UK’s primary and best-respected armed forces: the Royal Air Force. Born from the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service, whose service – mainly in reconnaissance – in the First World War was exemplary, the RAF has since helped lead the world in the development of aviation and air warfare. From the fighters and bombers of the Second World War, through to the early jet age aircraft and into modern stealth, pilotless and incredibly high-tech vehicles, the last hundred years’ development has been astronomical, and the human story no less impressive.

Here Peter Jacobs gathers the most poignant objects of the RAF’s proud history and displays them together here, in full splendid colour, for the first time. Aircraft, memorials, uniforms, equipment – it’s all here, ready to be explored.

Why We Don't Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches [Audiobook]

Why We Don't Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches [Audiobook]
Why We Don't Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches [Audiobook] by Denis Leary, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 36 mins | 183.54MB

From the author of the best-selling Why We Suck comes a searing comic look at these divisive times, skewering liberals and conservatives alike with a signature dose of sarcasm and common sense.

Denis Leary refutes the current highly partisan Right Wing Nutjob versus Left Wing Snowflake approach to American politics - where you're either one or the other, with no gray areas in between. Leading a new protest movement called Gray Lives Matter, he takes equal opportunity aim at the screaming heads we see arguing every night on CNN (the Clinton News Network) and Fox's Fair and Balanced Republican Report. With a devoted mission to Make America Laugh Again, Denis tackles the topics we all hold close to our American hearts: Twitter, Instagram, and the seemingly endless search for fame and diet vodka.

In a country so gluten-free that a box of jelly donuts is now a bigger threat than Vladimir F**king Putin - where college kids are more afraid of Ann Coulter than HIV - it's time for someone to stand up and stop the insanity. Or at least defend the double cheeseburger. With a side order of free porn. Denis is that guy.

He'll answer such burning questions as: When will Hillary run out of pantsuits? And why wasn't her campaign motto "Hey America - It's My F**king Turn!"? As Denis says in the book, "Trump's election gave me faith that even I could be president. Look at his track record: canceled TV show, thin skin, angry tweets, and an attractive wife. According to that formula, I'm one bad comb-over away from living in the White House." We're all in this together, and Denis Leary is here to remind us what makes America number seven on the list of Best Countries to Live In - which may sound bad but means at least we still make the playoffs.

The 12th Man: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance [EPUB]

The 12th Man: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance [EPUB]
The 12th Man: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance by Astrid Karlsen Scott, Tore Haug
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510718722 | MB

The book that inspired the international film of the same name.

"I remember reading We Die Alone in 1970 and I could never forget it. Then when we went to Norway to do a docudrama, people told us again and again that certain parts were pure fiction. Since I was a Norwegian that was not good enough; I had to find the truth. I sincerely believe we did,” writes author Astrid Karlsen Scott.

The 12th Man is the true story of Jan Baalsrud, whose struggle to escape the Gestapo and survive in Nazi-occupied Norway has inspired the international film of the same name. In late March 1943, in the midst of WWII, four Norwegian saboteurs arrived in northern Norway on a fishing cutter and set anchor in Toftefjord to establish a base for their operations. However, they were betrayed, and a German boat attacked the cutter, creating a battlefield and spiraling Jan Baalsrud into the adventure of his life. The only survivor and wounded, Baalsrud begins a perilous journey to freedom, swimming icy fjords, climbing snow-covered peaks, enduring snowstorms, and getting caught in a monstrous avalanche. Suffering from snowblindness and frostbite, more than sixty people of the Troms District risk their lives to help Baalsrud to freedom. Meticulously researched for more than five years, Karlsen Scott and Haug bring forth the truth behind this captivating, edge-of-your-seat, real-life survival story.

Women's Libation: Cocktails to Celebrate a Woman's Right to Booze [EPUB]

Women's Libation: Cocktails to Celebrate a Woman's Right to Booze [EPUB]
Women's Libation: Cocktails to Celebrate a Woman's Right to Booze by Merrily Grashin
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780735216921 | 29.64MB

The perfect mix of punny humor, feminist verve, and practical instruction, Women's Libation! is a cocktail guide for the lady who likes to shake things up (and not just her martinis). In it, Brooklyn-based illustrator and long-time bartender Merrily Grashin toasts the feminist heroes who've come before us and the social movements that have helped shape us, honoring each with a delicious, imaginative cocktail. Beautifully appointed in a paper-over-board package with two-color interiors, each spread features an original illustration for every boozy beverage and a brief reflection on the historical figure, event, or movement in women's history on which the drink is based. With new twists on classic cocktails as well as inventive new libations, Grashin's recipes will educate you as you imbibe, including such gems as:

  • Joan of Arc & Stormy
  • Emma Gold-Manhattan
  • Rosé the Riveter
  • Mosc-N.O.W. Mule
  • Margaret Sanger-ia

Featuring 75 recipes that even the novice bartender can make at home, Women's Libation! is the perfect host gift to share at a party or to give to a feminist friend in need of some cheer.

The Sacred Power in Your Name: Using Your Name for Personal Empowerment and Healing [EPUB]

The Sacred Power in Your Name: Using Your Name for Personal Empowerment and Healing [EPUB]
The Sacred Power in Your Name: Using Your Name for Personal Empowerment and Healing by Ted Andrews
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780738753751 | 1.86MB

When you’re born, you’re given your own individual magical word―your name. It holds the keys to your soul’s energies and abilities. If you come to know and use your name properly, you can uncover your soul’s purpose, manifest abundance, and open up to unlimited possibilities. The Sacred Power in Your Name includes entries for nearly two hundred names with meanings, affirmations, sound and chakra elements, and meditations. Using the techniques and information in this book, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the sounds and rhythms of your name
  • Transform your name into a magical incantation
  • Awaken creative energies related to your name
  • Create an inner talisman
  • Discover your purpose in life
  • Use your name for empowerment and healing

Your name is your direct link to the infinite possibilities of the universe. In this book, you will discover new worlds and wonders as you uncover the true power of your very own magical word.

America's Needless Wars: Cautionary Tales of US Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq [EPUB]

America's Needless Wars: Cautionary Tales of US Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq [EPUB]
America's Needless Wars: Cautionary Tales of US Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq by David R Contosta
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781633882898 | 0.78 MB

This eye-opening book takes a unique approach to the history of U.S. foreign policy by examining three unrelated conflicts, all of which ended tragically and resulted in the deaths of millions on both sides. By analyzing what went wrong in each case, the author uncovers a pattern of errors that should serve as a precaution for future decision makers contemplating a conflict abroad.

Why did President McKinley oppose Filipino independence forces if his motivation was truly to help Filipinos overthrow Spanish domination? Why did several U.S. presidents ignore the failures of the French in Vietnam and reject peace overtures from popular revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh to bring the conflict to an early end? And how could American leaders have been so wrong about Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction and then let Iraq devolve into chaos after overthrowing the dictator?

Historian David R. Contosta has sifted through official hearings, media investigations, public documents, memoirs of those for and against the conflicts, and numerous histories to uncover the answers to these questions. The common thread that links these wars from different centuries is that political leaders all too often have acted out of ignorance, arrogance, fear, and partisan gamesmanship. These lapses were compounded by the failure of the media to inform the public accurately and dispassionately. The sad result is that America has paid a high price in lost lives and tarnished national reputation.

As the author notes in conclusion, if American exceptionalism is to have any meaning, then we must honestly appraise our past foreign-policy blunders to ensure wiser political action in the future.

Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: Fifty Years of New York Magazine [EPUB]

Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: Fifty Years of New York Magazine [EPUB]
Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: Fifty Years of New York Magazine by The Editors of New York Magazine
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781501166846 | 258.88MB

New York, the city. New York, the magazine. A celebration.

The great story of New York City in the past half-century has been its near collapse and miraculous rebirth. A battered town left for dead, one that almost a million people abandoned and where those who remained had to live behind triple deadbolt locks, was reinvigorated by the twinned energies of starving artists and financial white knights. Over the next generation, the city was utterly transformed. It again became the capital of wealth and innovation, an engine of cultural vibrancy, a magnet for immigrants, and a city of endless possibility. It was the place to be—if you could afford it.

Since its founding in 1968, New York Magazine has told the story of that city’s constant morphing, week after week. Covering culture high and low, the drama and scandal of politics and finance, through jubilant moments and immense tragedies, the magazine has hit readers where they live, with a sensibility as fast and funny and urbane as New York itself. From its early days publishing writers like Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, and Gloria Steinem to its modern incarnation as a laboratory of inventive magazine-making, New York has had an extraordinary knack for catching the Zeitgeist and getting it on the page. It was among the originators of the New Journalism, publishing legendary stories whose authors infiltrated a Black Panther party in Leonard Bernstein’s apartment, introduced us to the mother-daughter hermits living in the dilapidated estate known as Grey Gardens, launched Ms. Magazine, branded a group of up-and-coming teen stars “the Brat Pack,” and effectively ended the career of Roger Ailes. Again and again, it introduced new words into the conversation—from “foodie” to “normcore”—and spotted fresh talent before just about anyone.

Along the way, those writers and their colleagues revealed what was most interesting at the forward edge of American culture—from the old Brooklyn of Saturday Night Fever to the new Brooklyn of artisanal food trucks, from the Wall Street crashes to the hedge-fund spoils, from The Godfather to Girls—in ways that were knowing, witty, sometimes weird, occasionally vulgar, and often unforgettable. On “The Approval Matrix,” the magazine’s beloved back-page feature, New York itself would fall at the crossroads of highbrow and lowbrow, and more brilliant than despicable. (Most of the time.)

Marking the magazine’s fiftieth birthday, Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: 50 Years of New York draws from all that coverage to present an enormous, sweeping, idiosyncratic picture of a half-century at the center of the world. Through stories and images of power and money, movies and food, crises and family life, it constitutes an unparalleled history of that city’s transformation, and of a New York City institution as well. It is packed with behind-the-scenes stories from New York’s writers, editors, designers, and journalistic subjects—and frequently overflows its own pages onto spectacular foldouts. It’s a big book for a big town.

Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World [Audiobook]

Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World [Audiobook]
Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World [Audiobook] by Johan Swinnen, Devin Briski, read by Liam Gerrard
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 18 mins | 228.22MB

Beeronomics covers world history through the lens of beer, exploring the common role that beer taxation has played throughout and providing context for recognizable brands and consumer trends and tastes.

Beeronomics examines key developments that have moved the brewing industry forward. Its most ubiquitous ingredient, hops, was used by the Hanseatic League to establish the export dominance of Hamburg and Bremen in the 16th century. During the late 19th century, bottom-fermentation led to the spread of industrial lager beer. Industrial innovations in bottling, refrigeration, and TV advertising paved the way for the consolidation and market dominance of major macrobreweries like Anheuser Busch in America and Artois Brewery in Belgium during the 20th century.

We're now in the era of global integration - one multinational AB InBev, claims 46 percent of all beer profits - but there's a counterrevolution afoot of small, independent craft breweries in America, Belgium and around the world. Beeronomics surveys these trends, giving context to why you see which brands and styles on shelves at your local supermarket or on tap at the nearby pub.

In the Dark: New Ways to Avoid the Harmful Effects of Living in a Technologically Connected World [Audiobook]

In the Dark: New Ways to Avoid the Harmful Effects of Living in a Technologically Connected World [Audiobook]
In the Dark: New Ways to Avoid the Harmful Effects of Living in a Technologically Connected World [Audiobook] by Jason Bawden-Smith, read by David Linski
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + Companion PDF | 4 hrs 38 mins | 135.73MB

Do you spend the majority of your day in front of a laptop, in artificial light? Then drive home, chatting on your Bluetooth before heating up your dinner in the microwave? Then you "relax" with your iPad, glancing at your flat screen TV that's downloading the latest movie, before setting the alarm on your phone and sleeping with it next to your head, the smart meter buzzing away in the background?

Here's another question: How do you feel? Any headaches or ringing in the ears? Lack of energy? Putting on weight? Annoying little allergies? Ever wondered if there's a connection?

Author and environmental scientist Jason Bawden-Smith believes that, with regard to the harmful effects of living in a technologically connected world, we are currently living in the dark.

There's no doubt technology serves great function in this day and age, and will continue to do so. In the Dark simply brings stronger awareness to the adverse effects technology can have, and offers simple and practical measures that people can take, without feeling they have to compromise the lifestyle they want.

Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House [Audiobook]

Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House [Audiobook]
Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House [Audiobook] by Donna Brazile, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + Companion PDF | 8 hrs 39 mins | 239.35MB

From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.

In the fallout of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee - and as chaos threatened to consume the party's convention - Democrats turned to a familiar figure to right the ship: Donna Brazile. Known to millions from her frequent TV appearances, she was no stranger to high stakes and dirty opponents, and the longtime Democratic strategist had a reputation in Washington as a one-stop shop for fixing sticky problems.

What Brazile found at the DNC was unlike anything she had experienced before - and much worse than is commonly known. The party was beset by infighting, scandal, and hubris while reeling from a brazen and wholly unprecedented attempt by a foreign power to influence the presidential election. Plus, its candidate, Hillary Clinton, faced an opponent who broke every rule in the political playbook.

Packed with never-before-reported revelations about what went down in 2016, Hacks is equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and road map for the future. With Democrats now in the wilderness after this historic defeat, Hacks argues that staying silent about what went wrong helps no one. Only by laying bare the missteps, miscalculations, and crimes of 2016, Brazile contends, will Americans be able to salvage their democracy.

Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes [Audiobook]

Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes [Audiobook]
Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes [Audiobook] by Richard A Clarke, R P Eddy, read by L J Ganser
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 43 mins | 351.58MB

Warnings is the story of the future of national security, threatening technologies, the US economy, and possibly the fate of civilization.

In Greek mythology Cassandra foresaw calamities, but was cursed by the gods to be ignored. Modern-day Cassandras clearly predicted the disasters of Katrina, Fukushima, the Great Recession, the rise of ISIS, and many more. Like the mythological Cassandra, they were ignored. There are others right now warning of impending disasters, but how do we know which warnings are likely to be right?

Through riveting explorations in a variety of fields, the authors - both accomplished CEOs and White House National Security Council veterans - discover a method to separate the accurate Cassandras from the crazy doomsayers. They then investigate the experts who today are warning of future disasters: the threats from artificial intelligence, bio-hacking, mutating viruses, and more, and whose calls are not being heeded. Clarke's and Eddy's penetrating insights are essential for any person, any business, or any government that doesn't want to be a blind victim of tomorrow's catastrophe.

The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully [Audiobook]

The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully [Audiobook]
The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully [Audiobook] by Aaron Carroll, read by‎ Jeff Cummings,‎ Kate Rudd
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 9 mins | 197.19MB

Physician and popular New York Times Upshot contributor Aaron Carroll mines the latest evidence to show that many "bad" ingredients actually aren't unhealthy, and in some cases are essential to our well-being.

Advice about food can be confusing. There's usually only one thing experts can agree on: some ingredients - often the most enjoyable ones - are bad for you, full stop. But as Aaron Carroll explains, these oversimplifications are both wrong and dangerous: if we stop consuming some of our most demonized ingredients altogether, it may actually hurt us. In The Bad Food Bible, Carroll examines the scientific evidence, showing among other things that you can:

  • Eat red meat several times a week: The health effects are negligible for most people, and actually positive if you're 65 or older.
  • Have a drink or two a day: As long as it's in moderation, it will protect you against cardiovascular disease without much risk.
  • Enjoy a gluten-loaded bagel from time to time: It has less fat and sugar, fewer calories, and more fiber than a gluten-free one.
  • Eat more salt: If your blood pressure is normal, you should be more worried about getting too little sodium than having too much.

Full of counterintuitive lessons about food we hate to love, The Bad Food Bible is for anyone who wants to forge eating habits that are sensible, sustainable, and occasionally indulgent.

Biosecurity Dilemmas: Dreaded Diseases, Ethical Responses, and the Health of Nations [Audiobook]

Biosecurity Dilemmas: Dreaded Diseases, Ethical Responses, and the Health of Nations [Audiobook]
Biosecurity Dilemmas: Dreaded Diseases, Ethical Responses, and the Health of Nations [Audiobook] by Christian Enemark, read by Lee David Foreman
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 7 mins | 251.98MB

Biosecurity Dilemmas examines conflicting values and interests in the practice of "biosecurity," the safeguarding of populations against infectious diseases through security policies. Biosecurity encompasses both the natural occurrence of deadly disease outbreaks and the use of biological weapons.

Christian Enemark focuses on six dreaded diseases that governments and international organizations give high priority for research, regulation, surveillance, and rapid response: pandemic influenza, drug-resistant tuberculosis, smallpox, Ebola, plague, and anthrax. The book is organized around four ethical dilemmas that arise when fear causes these diseases to be framed in terms of national or international security: protect or proliferate, secure or stifle, remedy or overkill, and attention or neglect.

For instance, will prioritizing research into defending against a rare event such as a bioterrorist attack divert funds away from research into commonly occurring diseases? Or will securitizing a particular disease actually stifle research progress owing to security classification measures?

Enemark provides a comprehensive analysis of the ethics of securitizing disease and explores ideas and policy recommendations about biological arms control, global health security, and public health ethics.

Henry V: The Warrior King of 1415 [Audiobook]

Henry V: The Warrior King of 1415 [Audiobook]
Henry V: The Warrior King of 1415 [Audiobook] by Ian Mortimer, read by James Cameron Stewart
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 25 hrs 39 mins | 726.89MB

This insightful look at the life of Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt casts new light on a period in history often held up as legend. A great English hero, Henry V was lionized by Shakespeare and revered by his countrymen for his religious commitment, his sense of justice, and his military victories.

Here, noted historian and biographer Ian Mortimer takes a look at the man behind the legend and offers a clear, historically accurate, and realistic representation of a ruler who was all too human.

Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret [Audiobook]

Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret [Audiobook]
Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret [Audiobook] by Steven M Greer MD, edited by Steve Alten, read by William Hughes
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + AZW3 + Companion PDF | 10 hrs 9 mins | 288.76MB

The biggest lie in history is about to be shattered.

UFOs are real. In late June of 1947, three extraterrestrial craft were downed outside Roswell Air Force Base. Many more followed, revealing dozens of ET species and a Rosetta Stone to a new physics, an energy generation and propulsion system responsible for interstellar space travel. This new system could have easily replaced oil, gas, coal, and nuclear plants - and with them, the entire geopolitical and economic order on our planet. But a cabal of bankers, the military-industrial complex, and Big Oil stopped it.

We have been lied to. And now, 70 years after Roswell, the witnesses to that lie have come forward to testify in a must-listen book that will shock the world.

Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink [Audiobook]

Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink [Audiobook]
Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink [Audiobook] by Anthony McCarten, read by John Lee
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 34 mins | 181.01MB

From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revisionist look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to prime minister - soon to be a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman.

May 1940. Britain is at war, Winston Churchill has unexpectedly been promoted to prime minister, and the horrors of Blitzkrieg witness one Western European democracy fall after another in rapid succession. Facing this horror, with pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, Churchill wonders what words could capture the public mood when the invasion of Britain seems mere hours away.

It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched and wonderfully written new book, The Darkest Hour. A day-by-day (and often hour-by-hour) narrative of this crucial moment in history provides a revisionist look at Churchill - a man plagued by doubt through those turbulent weeks but who emerged having made himself into the iconic, lionized figure we remember.

Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers [Audiobook]

Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers [Audiobook]
Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers [Audiobook] by Faith G Harper, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 3 hrs 39 mins | 101.11MB

Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes - having meltdowns, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. Your brain knows it's not good to do these things, but it can't help it sometimes - especially if it's obsessing about trauma it can't overcome. That's where this life-changing book comes in.

With humor, patience, science, and lots of good ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what's going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with old, or newly acquired, traumas (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).

The War Before Independence: 1775-1776 [Audiobook]

The War Before Independence: 1775-1776 [Audiobook]
The War Before Independence: 1775-1776 [Audiobook] by Derek W Beck, read by David Colacci
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 13 hrs 49 mins | 383.03MB

The United States was creeping ever closer to independence. The shot heard round the world still echoed in the ears of Parliament as impassioned revolutionaries took up arms for and against king and country. In this captivating blend of careful research and rich narrative, Derek W. Beck continues his exploration into the period preceding the Declaration of Independence, just days into the new Revolutionary War.

The War Before Independence transports listeners into the violent years of 1775 and 1776, with the infamous Battle of Bunker Hill - a turning point in the Revolution - and the snowy, wind-swept march to the frozen ground at the Battle of Quebec, ending with the exciting conclusion of the Boston Campaign. Meticulous research and new material drawn from letters, diaries, and investigative research throws open the doors not only to familiar figures and faces but also to little-known triumphs and tribulations of America's greatest military leaders, including George Washington.

T Is for Transformation: Unleash the 7 Superpowers to Help You Dig Deeper, Feel Stronger & Live Your Best Life [Audiobook]

T Is for Transformation: Unleash the 7 Superpowers to Help You Dig Deeper, Feel Stronger & Live Your Best Life [Audiobook]
T Is for Transformation: Unleash the 7 Superpowers to Help You Dig Deeper, Feel Stronger & Live Your Best Life [Audiobook] by Shaun T, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 51 mins | 216.44MB

As a fitness icon and motivational mastermind, Shaun T has helped millions of people transform their bodies and their lives through his Hip Hop Abs, INSANITY, and CIZE workouts. But people who think of Shaun T as just a workout force are missing something. He has always focused on building inner strength first, then moving to the exterior. And that inner focus started in his own life. He became the man and motivator he is today after escaping from the abuse he suffered as a child, and fighting his way back from a 50-pound weight gain in his early 20s. He knows firsthand that you can't drop weight or enjoy better health until you overcome the mental obstacles that cause bad choices in the first place.

In T is for Transformation, Shaun T unveils the 7 transformational principles that guided his progress through life and that are at the core of his incredibly successful workouts. T is for Transformation is a motivational master class as Shaun shows you how to become more flexible and resourceful, give everything you've got, and, most importantly, trust and believe in your path to success. The only real obstacles in life are the mental ones, and T is for Transformation can train you to achieve astonishing results in your own life, just as Shaun T has in his.