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From the bestselling author of The English comes Empire, Jeremy Paxman's history of the British Empire accompanied by a flagship 5-part BBC TV series, for readers of Simon Schama and Andrew Marr. The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire. From the sports we think we're good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way we trade; the hopeless losers we will on, and the food we hunger for, the empire is never very far away. In this acute and witty analysis, Jeremy Paxman goes to the very heart of empire. As he describes the selection process for colonial officers ('intended to weed out the cad, the feeble and the too clever') the importance of sport, the sweating domestic life of the colonial officer's wife ('the challenge with cooking meat was "to grasp the fleeting moment between toughness and putrefaction when the joint may possibly prove eatable"') and the crazed end for General Gordon of Khartoum, Paxman brings brilliantly to life the tragedy and comedy of Empire and reveals its profound and lasting effect on our nation and ourselves.'Paxman is witty, incisive, acerbic and opinionated . . . In short, he carries the whole thing off with panache bordering on effrontery' Piers Brendon, Sunday Times 'Paxman is a magnificent historian, and Empire may be remembered as his finest work' Independent on Sunday Jeremy Paxman was born in Yorkshire and educated at Cambridge. He is an award-winning journalist who spent ten years reporting from overseas, notably for Panorama. He is the author of five books including The English. He is the presenter of Newsnight and University Challenge and has presented BBC documentaries on various subjects including Victorian art and Wilfred Owen.

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Empire
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From the bestselling author of The English comes Empire, Jeremy Paxman's history of the British Empire accompanied by a flagship 5-part BBC TV series, for readers of Simon Schama and Andrew Marr. The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire. From the sports we think we're good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way we trade; the hopeless losers we will on, and the food we hunger for, the empire is never very far away. In this acute and witty analysis, Jeremy Paxman goes to the very heart of empire. As he describes the selection process for colonial officers ('intended to weed out the cad, the feeble and the too clever') the importance of sport, the sweating domestic life of the colonial officer's wife ('the challenge with cooking meat was "to grasp the fleeting moment between toughness and putrefaction when the joint may possibly prove eatable"') and the crazed end for General Gordon of Khartoum, Paxman brings brilliantly to life the tragedy and comedy of Empire and reveals its profound and lasting effect on our nation and ourselves.'Paxman is witty, incisive, acerbic and opinionated . . . In short, he carries the whole thing off with panache bordering on effrontery' Piers Brendon, Sunday Times 'Paxman is a magnificent historian, and Empire may be remembered as his finest work' Independent on Sunday Jeremy Paxman was born in Yorkshire and educated at Cambridge. He is an award-winning journalist who spent ten years reporting from overseas, notably for Panorama. He is the author of five books including The English. He is the presenter of Newsnight and University Challenge and has presented BBC documentaries on various subjects including Victorian art and Wilfred Owen.

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The Roman Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Roma...
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There are, to be sure, hundreds if not thousands of books on the Roman Empire: a book on every emperor, a book on every century, a book on every battle or assassination, a book on every meal enjoyed by every despotic Caesar. The Roman Empire has been the subject of countless tomes and innumerable movies. Why, then, should you take another look?Because - to be blunt - the books tend to be bloated and the movies, interminable. A quick scan of the particulars reveals that books on the Roman Empire are undeniably plentiful - and undeniably long. Before a listener gets past Romulus and Remus, the very length of the book becomes a distraction. The listener is only a few pages into the history and already dreading the monumental amount of time that will be required to finish it. The book is set aside in frustration.The Roman Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire lets you avoid all of that. Instead of snooze-inducing, micro-detailed accounts of what Hannibal’s rear guard soldiers had for lunch two days before leaving Carthage for Italy, you’ll get only the pertinent details of the Roman Empire’s existence. No extraneous details, no bloat. This is history as it’s meant to be written: factual, concise, informative, and entertaining.Unlike the ancient world of Rome, the modern world moves very fast. Your time is valuable, as is your interest in the world around you. The Roman Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire allows you to satisfy both needs. Accessibly written and easily digestible in small bites, you’ll get your fill of the Roman Empire’s smorgasbord of characters and events.You already know, if vaguely, some of the characters: Julius Caesar, Nero, Constantine. Prepare to meet many more. Prepare to be surprised. History is seldom predictable, and no history is less predictable than that of the Roman Empire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Margittai. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126088/bk_acx0_126088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Empire State Building , Hörbuch, Digital, 1...
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People come from all over the world to see the Empire State Building. You can see all of New York City from the top of this tall skyscraper! Just how many floors does the Empire State Building have? And how long did it take workers to create this amazing structure? Listen to this audiobook to find out! Learn about many remarkable sites in the Famous Places series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high energy, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000446/bk_lrnr_000446_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Empire of Gold: Foundations , Hörbuch, Digital,...
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William Newell once wrote, "If the keys of the Bible, up to the book of Psalms, hang on Moses' books, those of the rest of the Bible, through Revelation, hang on Daniel; and indeed very many of the prophetic Psalms fail to open to us till we see their solution in the wonderful visions of the faithful seer of the captivity."Empire of Gold sprang from a series of Bible studies on Daniel. The information collated and compiled herein opens to us the biblical books of this crucial time in history. Empire of Gold is a series of historical novels set in the time of a pantheon of biblical and historical greats. Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Josiah, and Nebuchadnezzar live again as Empire expounds their deeds and the chaos of their world.Empire of Gold: Foundations tells the story that leads up to the world war that changed everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Amdahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103529/bk_acx0_103529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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History That Shaped the World: 2 Books in 1, Vo...
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If you have an unquenchable thirst for history, then check out these two audiobooks. They describe two of the world’s most influential and devastating historical events that completely changed the course of mankind - the Roman Empire and World War II. Although history is a fascinating subject, it’s often weighed down with lengthy explanations, minute details, and a tedious chronological timeline of events. Not these books. These books provide a brief history of these two important events without getting bogged down in all the facts. It saves you the time of wading through pages upon pages of history books - to discover you’ve forgotten the key points at the end. If you’re looking for an overview that will give you an accurate and concise account of what happened during the Roman Empire and World War II, these audiobooks will give you exactly that. It breaks down history into manageable chunks so that you finish knowing the main events and how these impacted on the world at the time and since. History that Shaped the World contains two books: The Roman Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire and World War 2: A Concise Guide from Beginning to End. At the end of these audiobooks, you will have a good understanding of what happened in these historic moments. It will give you a solid foundation of knowledge if you wish to pursue further research on the topic. In this collection of audiobooks, you will discover:A concise history of the 500-year reign of the Romans - and how it was once the most powerful empireHow the beginning of the Roman Empire is surrounded by myth - and what the real story isThe rise of the legendary Julius Caesar and the fall of the Roman EmpireWhat provoked the beginning of World War II and how it spanned an intense five-year period of fightingWho was involved in the war - and whyHow the war ended and how victory was achievedIf y 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Margittai. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134680/bk_acx0_134680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Enemy of an Enemy: Lost Tales of Power, Boo...
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Vydor is riding a wave of success, but now his ship, the Dragon Claw, is being sent to investigate a mysterious event deep within the Empire’s space. A secret research colony has fallen silent and the forces sent to investigate were never heard from again. A new enemy has come to the Empire bringing with it dark powers that were abandoned long before the Empire was born. Powers that were thought to be legends and myths. It's up to Vydor to keep this force at bay and protect the Empire, but it may come at the cost of his faith and shake the foundations of the Empire itself. The Lost Tales of Power is an open-ended series of Science-Fantasy books set in a vast multiverse. The Enemy of an Enemy is the first book set in the Lost Tales of Power universe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024018/bk_acx0_024018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Byzantine Empire: A History from Beginning to E...
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According to history books, the Roman Empire ended in 476 CE with the fall of Rome. But if you asked most people alive at that time, they would have pointed you to what they considered the continuation of the Roman Empire - the civilization we now call the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines, however, were more than just a remnant of Roman glory. At its geographical peak, the Byzantine Empire stretched out across the Mediterranean world. Culturally, the Byzantines both preserved the knowledge of the classical world, much of which was lost in the West, and added to it. Inside you will hear about.... A Divided Empire The Fall of the West Rising to Glory An Age of War The Destruction of Icons The House of Macedon The Comnenian Revival The Final Decline And much more! Shaped by its classical roots, its Christian religion, and the changing medieval world, the story of the Byzantine Empire is one of both glorious victories and terrible defeats, of a civilization that rose from the brink of destruction again and again, and of the development of a culture whose vestiges remain today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Kieffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108815/bk_acx0_108815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Roman History, Volume 1 , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, ...
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Dio Cassius was a Roman statesman and historian of Greek origin. He published 80 volumes of history on ancient Rome, beginning with the arrival of Aeneas in Italy. The volumes documented the subsequent founding of Rome (753 BC), the formation of the republic (509 BC), and the creation of the empire (31 BC). The history continues until AD 229. Written in ancient Greek over a period of 22 years, Dio's work covers approximately 1,000 years of history. Many of his 80 books have survived intact or as fragments, providing modern scholars with a unique perspective on Roman history, particularly the period of the empire from Trajan through Alexander Severus. The first 36 books are fragmentary to one extent or another, especially books 30 through 35. Beginning with book 36, Dio enters into a very detailed history that commences with the rivalry of Sulla and Marius. It then follows the career of Julius Caesar. This volume ends with book 49 and the increasing friction between Mark Antony and Octavian. Please note that book three is no longer extant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000216/bk_acon_000216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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