Target Tokyo: The Story of the Sorge Spy Ring Audiobook

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by Gordon W. Prange
From deep inside imperial Japan, a Soviet agent smuggled out intelligence that helped the Allies acquire the warRichard Sorge was dispatched to Tokyo in 1933 to provide the spymasters of Moscow. For 8 years, he masqueraded as a Nazi journalist and burrowed deep into the German embassy, digging for the secrets and techniques of Hitler s invasion of Russia and the Japanese programs for the East. In a nation obsessed with rooting out moles, he kept a substantial profile boozing, womanizing, and working fully underneath his very own identify. But he policed his spy ring scrupulously, retaining this kind of a organization grip that by the time the Japanese uncovered his infiltration, he experienced accomplished irreversible damage to the lead to of the Axis.The 1st definitive account of 1 of the most remarkable espionage sagas of Globe War II, Goal Tokyo is a tightly wound portrayal of a male who risked his life for his country, hiding in simple sight.

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Alan Turing: The Enigma Audiobook

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by Andrew Hodges
Detailed as one of the important fifty guides of all time in The GuardianInspired the Academy Award-nominated film, The Imitation RecreationIt really is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the laptop and synthetic intelligence, and expected gay liberation by decades–all prior to his suicide at age forty-one. This basic biography of the founder of laptop science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a considerable new preface by the creator, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and lifestyle.A gripping story of arithmetic, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution, Andrew Hodges’s acclaimed book captures each the inner and outer drama of Turing’s daily life.Hodges tells how Turing’s groundbreaking notion of 1936–the concept of a universal device–laid the foundation for the present day pc and how Turing introduced the idea to functional realiza…

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Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles Audiobook

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by Bernard Cornwell
From the New York Occasions best-offering writer comes the definitive history of one particular of the finest battles at any time fought – a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Napoleon’s very last stand. On June 18, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended on a tranquil valley south of Brussels. In the earlier a few days, the French military had overwhelmed the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies ended up in retreat. The minor village north of in which they turned to battle the French military was referred to as Waterloo. The blood-soaked fight to which the town gave its identify would become a landmark in European history. In his very first function of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell brings together his storytelling capabilities with a meticulously investigated history to give a riveting chronicle of each dramatic second from Napoleon’s daring escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the 3 battlefields and their afterm…

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A Train in Winter (The Resistance Trilogy) Audiobook

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by Caroline Moorehead
In January 1943, 230 girls of the French Resistance weresent to the loss of life camps by the Nazis who experienced invaded and occupied theircountry. This is their story, advised in total for the 1st time a searing andunforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the powerof friendship. Caroline Moorehead, a distinguishedbiographer, human rights journalist, and the writer of Dancing to the Precipiceand Human Cargo, brings to existence an remarkable story that viewers ofMitchell Zuckoff s Missing in Shangri-La, ErikLarson s In the Backyard of Beasts, and Laura Hillenbrand s Unbrokenwill uncover an crucial addition to our retelling of the history of WorldWar II a riveting, rediscovered tale of courageous ladies who sacrificedeverything to combat the march of evil throughout the entire world.

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Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun Audiobook

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by Paul M. Barrett
Based on fifteen a long time of research, Glock is the riveting tale of the weapon that has become recognized as American s gun. Nowadays the Glock pistol has been embraced by two-thirds of all U.S. law enforcement departments, glamorized in numerous Hollywood movies, and featured as a ubiquitous existence on prime-time Tv set. It has been rhapsodized by hip-hop artists, and coveted by cops and crooks alike. Produced in 1982 by Gaston Glock, an obscure Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer, and quickly adopted by the Austrian army, the Glock pistol, with its light-weight plastic body and massive-capacity spring-action magazine, arrived in The us at a fortuitous time. Law enforcement organizations experienced concluded that their brokers and officers, armed with common 6-round revolvers, had been obtaining “outgunned” by drug dealers with semi-automated pistols. They needed a new gun. When Karl Drinking water, a firearm salesman based mostly in the U.S. very first noticed a Glock in 1984, his response was, Jeez, …

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The Penguin History of the World: 6th edition Audiobook

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by J M Roberts
This is a fully new and updated version of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad’s extensively acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the Entire world.For generations of readers The Penguin History of the Entire world has been 1 of the fantastic cultural experiences – the total tale of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and discomfort in a one authoritative book. Now, for the initial time, it has been totally overhauled for its 6th edition – not just bringing it up to date, but revising it during in the light of new research and discoveries, this sort of as the revolution in our comprehension of a lot of civilizations in the Historic Entire world. The closing sections of the book mirror what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled predicament in the West.About the authors:J.M. Roberts, CBE, released The Penguin History of the Planet in 1976 to fast acclaim. His other significant guides inc…

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