The Old Testament and its Contents: James Robertson
Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao´s close circle in China who have never talked before, and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him, this is the most authoritative biography of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned, and blackmailed to get his way. After Mao conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. In chasing this dream he caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao´s rule, in peacetime. Combining meticulous research with the story-telling style of Wild Swans, this biography offers a harrowing portrait of Mao´s ruthless accumulation of power through the exercise of terror: his first victims were the peasants, then the intellectuals, and finally, the inner circle of his own advisors. The reader enters the shadowy chambers of Mao´s court and eavesdrops on the drama in its hidden recesses. Mao´s character and the enormity of his behavior toward his wives, mistresses, and children are unveiled for the first time. This is an entirely fresh look at Mao in both content and approach. It will astonish historians and the general reader alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000675/bk_bkot_000675_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Forget everything you think you know about the Internet. If you think nefarious web sites peddling a cocktail of scams, illegal pornography, racial hatred, and vicious computer viruses was all you had to worry about - think again. The government has banned access to the Internet, dubbing it an illegal, unregulated zone. Sounds like good news, doesn´t it, until you know that its replacement controls every aspect of your life, from digital content, provision of your gas, water, and electricity, and all your money. With everything and everybody connected, we´re all now potential targets if we oppose it. Do you still feel safe? Empowered? Connected? Welcome to the future of the Internet. Welcome to the Codex file. Michael Robertson´s family has been murdered to protect the covert project linked to establishing a new Internet. Piecing together what happened leads him to four hackers, vehemently opposed to the new network, who provide the only means to hunt down the killers. But uncovering the truth leads to industrial espionage and a plot that leads right to the heart of government as he seeks the truth behind the Codex file. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vincent Brownlee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082788/bk_acx0_082788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NPR reveals remarkable stories of valor, bravery, and survival from the deadliest conflict in history with this vast panorama of interview, memories, and first person accounts from fronts in Europe, the Pacific, and at home. Harrowing, heartbreaking and deeply personal, this collection offers an intimate, engaging way to learn more about the war that changed the world. Contents: Introduction by Neal Conan Voices from the WWII Memorial Reflections on Germany, Poland, and WWII The London Blitz Pearl Harbor: A Personal History Hearing Voices: A Japanese-American in a WWII Camp A Mother-in-Law´s WWII SagaWWII Heroes Recall the Doolittle Raid Pearl harbor: A Personal History Part 2 The Kitchen Sisters: War & Separation StoryCorps: My Mother´s Story: Dot the Welder War in the Pacific Unbroken by War Artists of Battlefield Deception: Soldiers of the 23rd Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls A Tuskegee Airman´s Harrowing WWII Tale Remembrances of D-Day The ´´Mad Piper´´ of Normandy Kate Nolan, WWII Combat Nurse WWII Combat Cameraman: ´´The Public Had To Know´´ WWII Veterans on the Battle of the Bulge StoryCorps: Joseph Robertson Holocaust Survivors Honor Camp Liberator The Greatest Generation Remembering the Final Days of World War II Pilot Remembers Fateful Bombing Mission Over Nagasaki Thanks, Grandpa Tommy, for Saving the World 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Conan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000719/bk_high_000719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(1995/Sparkletone) 34 tracks (69:46) Their complete recordings including their only album in both stereo and mono versions. 4 page notes by Johnny Cecka and Billy Miller - In the closing months of 1959, six cool Richmond, Virginia swingers called the Rock-A-Teens hot-wired the collective hooves of teenage America with just two words: W00-HOO! You know, as in WOO-H00, WOO-HOO HOO!! The infectious holler was to launch these Dixie delinquents directly into the national Top 20 and into the annals of pop history - without so much as a nod to the social significance of lyrical content! Boo Walke (one of the greatest rock & roll names ever!) and Vic Mizelle started strummin´guitars together in 1956 and after gettin´a nasty chomp by the big beat bug, they threw together a loosely knit combo called Boo Walke & the Rockets. According to Vic, there was nothin´ too special separating the Rockets from a million other 50´s racket squads (´´`cept maybe that we were worse!´´) and they spent a good three years working local Richmond teen hops and parties until fate happily kicked ´em in the butt in early 1959. - ´One day we went up to this radio station WEZL, recalls Vic,´Where Jess Duboy was the local DJ. We were up there practicing and it was just the kinda thing where we were (Rock-A-Teens) just fiddlin´around with a boogie which at the time we called The Rock-A-Teen Boogie and ROCK-A-TEENS it was like Elvis in the Sam Phillips days where things just happened. So were puttin´it down on tape and Jess Duboy starts goin´WOO HOO, WOO HOO HOO ´while we´re playin´and we´re like `WHAT?!!´ But we really didn´t think nothin´of it. We had a few of my songs goin´down on tape, too and that´s what we were really concentratin´on. The Rock-A-Teens (the sportier name the Rockets rechristened themselves with) had settled into a lineup of Mizelle, Walke and Billy Cook on guitars (though Vic ditched his for a vocalist role after the success of Woo-Hoo), Paul Dixon on bass, Eddie Robertson on sax, and drum smasher Billy Smith (who eventually sold a set of drums to a then unknown Hasil Adkins!) and it was mutually agreed that outta the Mizelle toons on the tape, there was definitely something wax worthy there. ´Me and Billy Cook, we heard through the grapevine that there was a label in Roanoke, Virginia, that was looking for original material like our stuff So me and Billy grabbed our tape and hitch hiked down Route 16 to Roanoke. Well, we get there and come to find out this label Cavalier Records was goin´outta business. So the guy who owned the label turned us on to George Donald McGraw who had a record store in Salem, Virginia, and said he might be interested in our tape. We hitched to Salem and Billy & I played McGraw the tape. Nothin´really knocked him out but when he gets to this Rock-A-Teen Boogie, his ears perked right up! He sez, `Look, you boys go and get your band and bring`em down here. We´re gonna cut this Woo-Hoo thing´...(excerpts from the liner notes)