Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler [Audiobook]
30 July 2019, 14:14
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 16h 9m | 443.79MB
The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the best-selling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island
"Brava to Lynne Olson for a biography that should challenge any outdated assumptions about who deserves to be called a hero." (The Washington Post)
In 1941 a 31-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization - the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country's conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. Her group's name was Alliance, but the Gestapo dubbed it Noah's Ark because its agents used the names of animals as their aliases. The name Marie-Madeleine chose for herself was Hedgehog: a tough little animal, unthreatening in appearance, that, as a colleague of hers put it, "even a lion would hesitate to bite."
No other French spy network lasted as long or supplied as much crucial intelligence - including providing American and British military commanders with a 55-foot-long map of the beaches and roads on which the Allies would land on D-Day - as Alliance. The Gestapo pursued them relentlessly, capturing, torturing, and executing hundreds of its 3,000 agents, including Fourcade's own lover and many of her key spies. Although Fourcade, the mother of two young children, moved her headquarters every few weeks, constantly changing her hair color, clothing, and identity, she was captured twice by the Nazis. Both times she managed to escape - once by slipping naked through the bars of her jail cell - and continued to hold her network together even as it repeatedly threatened to crumble around her.
Now, in this dramatic account of the war that split France in two and forced its people to live side by side with their hated German occupiers, Lynne Olson tells the fascinating story of a woman who stood up for her nation, her fellow citizens, and herself.
The Game of Desire: 5 Surprising Secrets to Dating with Dominance - and Getting What You Want [Audiobook]
30 July 2019, 13:27
2019 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 7h 50m | 427.12MB
Women: gain control and confidence in your love lives and find the relationship you want with this modern, life-changing guide from the certified sex educator, intimacy expert, and YouTube personality.
For younger generations, dating is a complicated mystery. Apps like Tinder and Bumble are supposed to foster connection but instead serve as a reminder of how painfully single we are.
Certified sexologist and intimacy coach Shan Boodram - the most sought-after sex educator on the internet - is about to change all that. In this essential how-to guide, she addresses the realities of life today - when the rules of love and attraction are fluid - and teaches a group of young women how to become master daters in just 60 days.
It starts with you. Shan makes clear that love and self-discovery go hand in hand - your dating life is just as much about you as it is about other people. She challenges you to look inside yourself for what you want out of a partner, a relationship, and, most important, yourself. Once you figure out what you want from dating, she shows you exactly how to get it. The Game of Desire empowers you to take the lead, learn your strengths, and identify and correct your weaknesses, all the while getting inspired watching a group of women learn how to succeed in today's dating pool.
While many books tell women why they can't get a date, Shan teaches you the skills and techniques necessary to take charge in today's competitive and often confusing dating scene, providing the tools essential to attract - and retain - the partner(s) you want. From learning love languages to debunking dating myths, she helps women build knowledge and confidence.
Featuring conversational case studies, comprehensive facts about the psychology of sex and romance, and expert insight into sex culture, and written with her trademark humor and charm, The Game of Desire is a must for all of Shan's fans and for every woman struggling to feel loved and desired.
Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 03:44
2014 | EPUB | ISBN: 1442606029 | 43.15MB
Covering over one thousand years of history and containing primary source material from the European, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds, Barbara H. Rosenwein's Reading the Middle Ages, Second Edition once again brings the Middle Ages to life. Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition contains 40 new readings, including 13 translations commissioned especially for this book, and a stunning new 10-plate color insert entitled "Containing the Holy" that brings together materials from the Western, Byzantine, and Islamic religious traditions.
Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World: Volume II: c900 to c1500, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 03:43
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 1442606088 | 41.7MB
Spanning the period from c.900 to c.1500 and containing primary source material from the European, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds, Barbara H. Rosenwein's Reading the Middle Ages, Second Edition once again brings the Middle Ages to life. Building on the strengths of the first edition, this volume contains 24 new readings, including 10 translations commissioned especially for this book, and a stunning new 10-plate color insert entitled "Containing the Holy" that brings together materials from the Western, Byzantine, and Islamic religious traditions.
Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through a Lost Empire [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 03:42
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1643130757 | 4.44MB
An exploration of the contemporary influence of the Ottoman Empire on the wider world, as the author uncovers the new Ottoman legacy across Europe and the Middle East.
The author’s odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey’s borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire. Their 800 years of rule ended a century ago―and yet, travelling through twelve countries from Kosovo to Greece to Palestine, she uncovers a legacy that’s vital and relevant; where medieval ethnic diversity meets twenty-first century nationalism―and displaced people seek new identities.
It's a story of surprises. An acolyte of Erdogan in Christian-majority Serbia confirms the wide-reaching appeal of his authoritarian leadership. A Druze warlord explains the secretive religious faction in the heart of the Middle East. The palimpsest-like streets of Jerusalem's Old Town hint at the Ottoman co-existence of Muslims and Jews. And in Turkish Cyprus, Alev Scott rediscovers a childhood home. In every community, history is present as a dynamic force.
Faced by questions of exile, diaspora and collective memory, Alev Scott searches for answers from the cafes of Beirut to the refugee camps of Lesbos. She uncovers in Erdogan's nouveau-Ottoman Turkey a version of the nostalgic utopias sold to disillusioned voters in Europe and America. And yet―as she relates with compassion, insight, and humor―diversity is the enduring, endangered heart of this fascinating region.
Find Your Way: Unleash Your Power and Highest Potential [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 03:40
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1496435699 | 9.85MB
A perfect gift for graduates!
No matter where you are in life, you are not yet all you will be . . .
At some point, virtually everyone finds themselves struggling to find their way in life.
Perhaps you’re just starting out and haven’t yet found your personal or professional path. Maybe you’ve been plugging away for years, trying to live someone else’s dream. Maybe you’re outwardly successful but plagued by a nagging, soul-level sense of dissatisfaction.
Carly Fiorina, who started as a secretary and later became the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company, can help. Drawing on her own remarkable journey, and empirical evidence accumulated over four decades in the workplace, Carly will show you how to
- choose a path over a plan,
- use problems to propel yourself and your organization forward,
- overcome fear and procrastination,
- make smart decisions, and
- reclaim your power and use it for good.
Carly Fiorina believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that your potential can be unleashed. In Find Your Way, she shows you the path to getting there.
The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 03:39
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1455566675 | 65.59MB
Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row.
From the moment in 1907 when New York millionaire Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt strode through the Plaza Hotel's revolving doors to become its first guest, to the afternoon in 2007 when a mysterious Russian oligarch paid a record price for the hotel's largest penthouse, the eighteen-story white marble edifice at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street has radiated wealth and luxury.
For some, the hotel evokes images of F. Scott Fitzgerald frolicking in the Pulitzer Fountain, or Eloise, the impish young guest who pours water down the mail chute. But the true stories captured in THE PLAZA also include dark, hidden secrets: the cold-blooded murder perpetrated by the construction workers in charge of building the hotel, how Donald J. Trump came to be the only owner to ever bankrupt the Plaza, and the tale of the disgraced Indian tycoon who ran the hotel from a maximum-security prison cell, 7,000 miles away in Delhi.
In this definitive history, award-winning journalist Julie Satow not only pulls back the curtain on Truman Capote's Black and White Ball and The Beatles' first stateside visit-she also follows the money trail. THE PLAZA reveals how a handful of rich, dowager widows were the financial lifeline that saved the hotel during the Great Depression, and how, today, foreign money and anonymous shell companies have transformed iconic guest rooms into condominiums that shield ill-gotten gains-hollowing out parts of the hotel as well as the city around it.
THE PLAZA is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century.
Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 03:38
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1784785113 | 0.79MB
The United States is outsourcing its border patrol abroad--and essentially expanding its borders in the process
The twenty-first century has witnessed the rapid hardening of international borders. Security, surveillance, and militarization are widening the chasm between those who travel where they please and those whose movements are restricted. But that is only part of the story. As journalist Todd Miller reveals in Empire of Borders, the nature of US borders has changed. These boundaries have effectively expanded thousands of miles outside of US territory to encircle not simply American land but Washington’s interests. Resources, training, and agents from the United States infiltrate the Caribbean and Central America; they reach across the Canadian border; and they go even farther afield, enforcing the division between Global South and North.
The highly publicized focus on a wall between the United States and Mexico misses the bigger picture of strengthening border enforcement around the world.
Empire of Borders is a tremendous work of narrative investigative journalism that traces the rise of this border regime. It delves into the practices of “extreme vetting,” which raise the possibility of “ideological” tests and cyber-policing for migrants and visitors, a level of scrutiny that threatens fundamental freedoms and allows, once again, for America’s security concerns to infringe upon the sovereign rights of other nations.
In Syria, Guatemala, Kenya, Palestine, Mexico, the Philippines, and elsewhere, Miller finds that borders aren’t making the world safe—they are the frontline in a global war against the poor.
Must Know High School Chemistry [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 03:00
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 126045309X | 20.22MB
A UNIQUE NEW APPROACH THAT’S LIKE A LIGHTNING BOLT TO THE BRAIN
You know that moment when you feel as though a lightning bolt has hit you because you finally get something? That’s how this book will make you react. (We hope!) Each chapter makes sure that what you really need to know is clear right off the bat and sees to it that you build on this knowledge. Where other books ask you to memorize stuff, we’re going to show you the must know ideas that will guide you toward success in chemistry. You will start each chapter learning what the must know ideas behind a chemistry subject are, and these concepts will help you solve the chemistry problems that you find in your classwork and on exams.
Dive into this book and find:
- 250+ practice questions that mirror what you will find in your classwork and on exams
- A bonus app with 100+ flashcards that will reinforce what you’ve learned
- Extensive examples that drive home essential concepts
- An easy-access setup that allows you to jump in and out of subjects
- Chemistry topics aligned to national and state education standards
- Special help for more challenging chemistry subjects, including the mole concept, stoichiometry, and solutions
We’re confident that the must know ideas in this book will have you up and solving chemistry problems in no time―or at least in a reasonable amount of time!
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:57
2015 | EPUB | ISBN: 0393350371 | 1.72MB
America's space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries' space programs.
With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson—one of our foremost thinkers on all things space—illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale. For America to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world.
Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully readable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson's recent commentary, including a must-read prologue on NASA and partisan politics. Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future.
Life in Life: Live Longer, Strengthen Your Relationships & Create a Healthier Life [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:56
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1941631061 | 1.2MB
Draw positivity into your life with the power of meditation using this interactive journal from the author of God, the Universe, and Where I Fit In.
For centuries, experts have extolled the virtues of meditation, and countless people have used it to become happier, live longer, strengthen relationships, and lead healthier lives. Studies show that just a few moments of meditation each day can be extremely beneficial to overall well-being.
In Life in Life, award-winning author and holistic psychologist Dr. Laurie Ann Levin guides you through meditations that spark connection to your highest self. An interactive, easy-to-use, personal journal, Life in Life will inspire individual exploration and spiritual expansion with exercises that build insight, intuition, and a capacity for calm.
Almost all of us struggle with destructive thinking and toxic self-criticism. Life in Life can help you overcome past traumas in your career, relationships, health, and love. Whether you are beginning your journey or have experience meditating, Life in Life will elevate you to a new level of wholeness. The exercises in this journal can be done anywhere, anytime, in private, with a partner, or in a group.
Let Life in Life guide you on your daily journey toward well-being as you learn to love life, yourself, and others.
Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:53
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 0241362865 | 0.99MB
THE TIMES TOP 100 BOOKS OF SUMMER
The insightful, hilarious and engrossing memoir from one of our most eminent TV broadcasters, Newsnight's Emily Maitlis, as she takes you behind the scenes of the biggest news stories in recent years.
The things that are said on camera are only part of the story.
Behind every interview there is a backstory. How it came about. How it ended. The compromises that were made. The regrets, the rows, the deeply inappropriate comedy.
Making news is an essential but imperfect art, and it rarely goes according to plan.
I never expected to find myself wandering around the Maharani of Jaipur's bedroom with Bill Clinton or invited to the Miss USA beauty pageant by its owner, Donald Trump. I never expected to be thrown into a provincial Cuban jail, or to be drinking red wine at Steve Bannon's kitchen table or spend three hours in a lift with Alan Partridge.
I certainly didn't expect the Dalai Lama to tell me the story of his most memorable poo.
The beauty of television is its ability to simplify, but that's also its weakness: it can distil everything down to one snapshot, one soundbite. Then the news cycle moves on.
Airhead is my step back from the white noise. Before and after the camera started rolling, this is what really happened.
Keto Bread: The Ultimate Cookbook For Ketogenic Low Carb Bread Recipes To Lose Weight, Burn Fat And Live Healthy [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:52
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 8834157028 | 5.88MB
Bread features frequently in our daily meals as a main part of our traditional diet, and as a major source of nutrient. Hence, it will be prejudice to ask keto dieters to give up bread, and other bread recipes. This book profers the solution needed for a bread alternative that is healthy and keto-friendly.
This book has been tailored to provide mouthwatering keto friendly bread recipes that will ensure that you don't miss out on your favorite bread meals.
Sectioned into different chapters for easy navigation. This Keto Bread Cookbook will satisfy all your bread desires while on the ketogenic journey.
Thermo Cooker Fresh Favourites [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:51
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 0143789236 | 40.56MB
Alyce Alexandra, Australia's thermo-cooking queen, shares with you her fresh favourites - real-food recipes celebrating seasonal produce, made doable and delicious in any brand of thermo cooker.
These recipes are all about fresh, but also all about flavour! There are tasty pizzas, pastas, curries, cakes, burgers, breads, drinks, dumplings and more, all with fresh twists and all sure to satisfy. You'll be eating healthier, saving money, wasting less and doing your bit for the environment with these quick and fuss-free recipes - including freezer-friendly meals, hearty dinners, baked goods, fermenting and preserving ideas, and guides for how to use up leftovers.
Let Alyce show you how to get the most out of your thermo cooker, using it to cook tasty and nourishing fresh food every day.
Includes recipes and options for vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free diets.
Super Mad at Everything All the Time: Political Media and Our National Anger [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:51
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 3030061302 | 0.39MB
Super Mad at Everything All the Time explores the polarization of American politics through the collapse of the space between politics and culture, as bolstered by omnipresent media. It seeks to explain this perfect storm of money, technology, and partisanship that has created two entirely separate news spheres: a small, enclosed circle for the right wing and a sprawling expanse for everyone else. This leads to two sets of facts, two narratives, and two loudly divergent political sides with extraordinary anger all around. Based on extensive interviews with leading media figures and politicos, this book traces the development of the media machine, giving suggestions on how to restore our national dialogue while defending our right to disagree agreeably.
Democracy in Crisis: The Neoliberal Roots of Popular Unrest [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:50
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 0812251636 | 1.63MB
Liberal democracies on both sides of the Atlantic find themselves approaching a state of emergency, beset by potent populist challenges of the right and left. But what exactly lies at the core of widespread dissatisfaction with the status quo? And how can the challenge be overcome?
In Democracy in Crisis, Christian Lammert and Boris Vormann argue that the rise of populism in North Atlantic states is not the cause of a crisis of governance but its result. This crisis has been many decades in the making and is intricately linked to the rise of a certain type of political philosophy and practice in which economic rationality has hollowed out political values and led to an impoverishment of the political sphere more broadly. The process began in the 1980s, when the United States and Great Britain decided to unleash markets in the name of economic growth and democracy.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, several countries in Europe followed suit and marketized their educational, social, and healthcare systems, which in turn increased inequality and fragmentation. The result has been a collapse of social cohesion and trust that the populists promise to address but only make worse. Looking to the future, Lammert and Vormann conclude their analysis with concrete suggestions for ways politics can once again be placed in the foreground, with markets serving social relations rather than the reverse.
Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War, and the Twilight of Empire [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:49
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1468307150 | 4.83MB
The renowned espionage historian offers "a gripping account of British intelligence during the last days of empire" (The Daily Telegraph).
Drawing on a wealth of newly declassified records and hitherto overlooked personal papers, intelligence expert Calder Walton offers a compelling and authoritative history of Britain's espionage activities after World War II. A major addition to intelligence literature, this is the first book to utilize records from the Foreign Office's secret archive, which contains some of the darkest and most shameful secrets from the last days of Britain's empire.
Working clandestinely, MI5 operatives helped to prop up newly independent states across the globe against a ceaseless campaign of Communist subversion. Though the CIA is often assumed to be the principal actor against the Soviet Union through the Cold War, Britain plays a key role through its so-called "special relationship" with the United States.
In Empire of Secrets, Walton sheds new light on everything from violent counterinsurgencies fought by British forces in the jungles of Malaya and Kenya, to urban warfare campaigns conducted in Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula. The stories here have chilling contemporary resonance, detailing the use and abuse of intelligence by governments that oversaw state-sanctioned terrorism, wartime rendition, and "enhanced" interrogation.
Operation Kronstadt [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:48
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1590202295 | 4.25MB
An MI6 officer's account of a heart-pounding mission to rescue a spy trapped in Russia, "as exciting as anything found in fiction" (Daily Mail).
Paul Dukes, a thirty-year-old concert pianist, was a master of disguise—dubbed 'The Man with a Hundred Faces'—and an English spy in Russia. As the First World War was drawing to a close, and as the revolutionaries sought to consolidate their newfound power, Dukes was cut off in Petrograd after infiltrating the Bolshevik Government and stealing top-secret information. With the government in London desperately in need of the documents in Dukes's possession, and the Bolshevik secret police closing in, a seemingly suicidal plan was hatched to rescue him.
Young naval lieutenant Gus Agar and his handpicked team of seven men boarded plywood boats—the fastest naval vessels in existence, most armed with only two machine guns and a single torpedo. They set out for the island fortress of Kronstadt, the most well-defended naval target in Russia—and into the jaws of the Soviet police.
Written by a former MI6 officer, Operation Kronstadt tells the full story, making for an extraordinarily gripping nonfiction thriller.
Reverse Sarcopenia: An Easy-to-Follow Program to Keep Muscles Strong and Youthful While Reducing Your Risk of Developing Dementia [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:46
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1612439098 | 10.17MB
Take control of your physical and brain health with low-level strength training
We all know that we lose muscle mass as we age. But did you know that sarcopenic obesity (a.k.a. "skinny fat") is linked to increasing your risk of developing dementia and/or Alzheimer's? Not only is losing muscle bad for your body, it's also bad for your brain.
This book is full of tips, techniques, and easy-to-follow strength-training routines to fight sarcopenia. From beginners to those already comfortable using weights, this book has solutions for everyone. Lose fat, improve muscle tone, and strengthen bones while guarding against sarcopenia and its negative impact on your body and your brain. This book makes it easy to regain the muscle mass you need to live a healthier and longer life.
Country Scenes in Acrylic [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:45
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1440350221 | 109.68MB
- Tips on choosing supplies and setting up your painting studio
- Techniques for painting the sky, rivers, meadows, flowers, cottages, barns and many other elements of country landscapes
- Easy-to-follow step-by-step instruction walks you through 8 complete painting demonstrations