Great Tales from English History (Book 2):Joan of Arc, the Princes in the Tower, Bloody Mary, Oliver Cromwell, Sir Isaac Newton, and More Little, Brown and Company Robert Lacey
The Earlier History of English Book-selling: William Roberts
The Vietnam War. From the gory photos captured on the ground to the protest songs that soundtracked a generation of rebels and radicals, this 20-year war left a mark on the world that’s not going to disappear soon. If you live in the United States (not to mention Vietnam itself), you’ve probably been affected by the war - whether you know it or not. But do you wish you had answers to some questions about the war? What were the stories behind the iconic pictures? Why did it divide the United States more than any war before or since? Would you like to be able to casually explain an issue or relate a story that would shock or impress the whole room? With the help of this Vietnam War book, you can! In just a few minutes a day, you can be an expert in Vietnam War history and impress both your friends and your history teachers. Each chapter of our trivia book is broken up into 15 bite-size sections. These sections are either interesting stories or clear, simple breakdowns of the Vietnam War’s main issues. It’s a pretty complicated war, but unlike most war books, this one will make those difficult issues seem easy and exciting. Every chapter also ends with 20 fascinating facts and five quick questions to test your knowledge. And unlike some Vietnam War books, we’re not going to overwhelm you with a million dates and names - our Vietnam War stories are guaranteed to both intrigue and educate! Get ready to meet characters from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s George Washington, to Peter Lemon, drug enthusiast and Medal of Honour winner. Find out what led to the war and why it went so badly. Meet the people in Vietnam who risked their lives and the people in America who stood up against the war. Learn why the Soviet Union stayed away, how a herbicide changed the definition of a war crime, and how Harris Tweed suits saved lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103083/bk_acx0_103083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the 1770s, the decade of big hats, big wigs, and big ideas. You might have learned about the American Revolution in history classes, but this book will tell you everything your teachers couldn’t. Get ready to learn all about the American Revolution, from the ins and outs of the Enlightenment philosophy that inspired the war to stories you’ve heard about the Founding Fathers that may be straight-up false, from how the War of Independence sparked a wave of new bids for revolution from Ireland to Japan to why the movie where Nicholas Cage steals the Declaration of Independence is a great piece of American Revolution philosophy. You’ll learn: Who were the big players off the battlefield?What does ´´no taxation without representation” actually mean?Was George Washington actually as great as everyone says? How did science experiments cause the American Revolution?And what was Canada doing the whole time?Each chapter of our trivia books is broken up into 15 short sections that will introduce you to major players, major ideas, or majorly weird stories. Unlike your high school history teacher, we’re not going to put you to sleep with the names of a million generals or the dates and places of every time the British and Americans looked at each other funny. To go along with the 15 short break downs of the war, every chapter also ends with 20 fun facts, or bits of trivia, and five questions to test your knowledge on the American Revolution.So put on your tricorn hat, ready your stars and stripes, and get ready to learn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132230/bk_acx0_132230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was on your screen when you watched the 2018 Olympics, and it’s in the background every time Donald Trump sends out a tweet about Kim Jong-un. It’s the Korean War. You may not have heard as much about the Korean War as you have about the American Civil War, World War II, or the Vietnam War. It’s not the topic of dozens of movies every year, and many Americans never learned about it, even once, in school. The Korean War was part of the Cold War - a more familiar subject - but while Sputnik, the Berlin Wall, and MAD have faded from our collective memory of what the Cold War was, the Korean War remains the one part of the Cold War that’s still active. The Korean War has everything: rebel uprisings, a totalitarian regime, mad dictators, and mysterious, lying media. It might sound like it’s right out of a dystopian sci-fi novel, but it really happened, and is still happening today. With this audiobook, you’ll finally learn the ins and outs of the Korean War. You’ll learn the key players and the big events. Who was Kim Il-sung, and what is the demilitarized zone? But you’ll also learn some facts that get left out of the history books. So buy this audiobook and get ready to find out:Why Korea was a prime target for a Cold War conflictHow a dictator comes to powerWhat life was like for normal Korean citizens during the warHow you can visit North Korea today - and why you might, or might not, want toAnd much, much more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120708/bk_acx0_120708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The King James Bible has often been called ‘the Book of Books’ both in itself and in what it stands for. Since its publication in 1611 it has been the best-selling book in the world, and many believe it has had the greatest impact. The King James Bible has spread the Protestant faith. It has also been the greatest influence on the enrichment of the English language and its literature. It has been the Bible of wars from the British Civil War in the 17th century to the American Civil War two centuries later, and it has been carried into battle in innumerable conflicts since then. Its influence on social movements - particularly involving women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - and politics was profound. It was crucial to the growth of democracy. It was integral to the abolition of slavery and it defined attitudes to modern science, education and sex. Fascinating and eye-opening, The Book of Books reveals the extraordinary and still-felt impact of a work created 400 years ago. Stephen Thorne reads Melvyn Bragg’s definitive history of the King James Bible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004442/bk_bbcw_004442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When was the last time someone around you brought up World War Two? It’s a pretty popular war. Maybe you heard about it yesterday. Maybe last month. But it was probably recent. And when it came up, did you wish that you could be the one to casually drop a fact that would have everyone in the room going, ´´Wow, I never knew that!” With this audiobook, you can be that person. You can listen to it just a few minutes a day. Chapters are bite-sized and easy-to-read, meant for normal people instead of war historians! Each chapter ends with a bonus helping of trivia and some quick questions to test your knowledge. You’ll zoom through this book and be hungry for more. Get ready to impress your friends with your knowledge–not just of the main events of World War Two, but of all the gritty details and weird true facts. By the time you finish this book, you’ll have a fact for every occasion, from the first moment someone thought about having a Second World War, to the most recent blockbuster movies about it. So get ready to meet characters from Adolf Hitler, rejected art student, to Jack Churchill, the broadsword-swinging male model. Find out why World War Two started in the first place, and why it’s never a good idea to invade Russia in winter. Learn why the United States was going to stay out of the war, how Canadians stole airplanes for the British, and what an orange soft drink has to do with the Nazis. Some of the things you’re going to learn are sad. Some are scary. Some are sexy. And some are downright strange! It’s everything your history teacher never got around to telling you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101789/bk_acx0_101789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book four of Mommsen´s history covers the period from the middle of the second century BC through the first few decades of the first century BC, about 80 years. It is a sad and woeful tale. By the middle of the second century BC, the city of Rome was spiraling toward bankruptcy and moral decay. The generation which had defeated Hannibal and brought the Mediterranean under Roman control had now passed away, even as gold poured in. Hardly a Roman name of any note appears for half a century. The noble Roman has disappeared. The once feared Roman army has become a mere shadow of its former self, and the public have come to accustom themselves to news of shattering defeats against Spanish and Celtic armies, and of battles in which Romans have thrown down their arms and fled. Not a single trireme was left of the once invincible Roman navy. Meanwhile, the capitalists brought tens of thousands of slaves into Italy, buying up farmland with cheap loans, and driving the yeoman farmer backbone of the old Roman army off the land. This was the situation into which the brothers Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus emerged. Both paid for their attempts at reform with their lives. An oligarchy then ruled with ruthless determination, until the rise of Gaius Marius ushered in an era of unspeakable violence and outright revolution. With Rome´s overseas possessions falling away and her Italian allies in open revolt, it would seem that Rome must fall. But the man of the hour proved to be Lucius Cornelius Sulla, and only by his courage and ability was the situation saved. As Sulla entered Rome in 83 BC, the 500-year-old Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on the Capitoline Hill burned to the ground; an ominous portent. Although Mommsen used the A.U.C. system of Roman years, which begins as the Roman year 1 (754 BC), we have transposed these dates to those of the Christian era. All dates are BC except where otherwise indicated. We do not recommend Mommsen for those without 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000209/bk_acon_000209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How much do you know about Ireland? There’s so much to learn about the Emerald Isle that even its residents don’t know. In this trivia book, you’ll learn more about Ireland’s history, pop culture, folklore, and so much more!In The Great Book of Ireland, you’ll learn:How did Ireland get its name? Why is it known as the Emerald Isle?Who was St. Patrick really? What do leprechauns and shamrocks have to do with St. Patrick’s Day?Which Irish company had a 9,000-year lease? What is Ireland’s top attraction? Which movies have been filmed in Ireland? Which famous novel may have been based on an Irish myth?Which legends did the Irish believe in? And so much more!This book is packed with trivia facts about Ireland. Some of the facts you’ll learn in this book are shocking, some are tragic, and others will leave you with goosebumps. But they’re all interesting!Whether you’re just learning about Ireland or you already think you’re an expert on the state, you’ll learn something you didn’t know in every chapter. Your history teacher will be interesting at all of your newfound knowledge.So what are you waiting for? Get started to learn more about Ireland! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150164/bk_acx0_150164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.