Brothers Down: Pearl Harbor and the Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona by Walter R. Borneman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 37 MB
Overview: A deeply personal and never-before-told account of one of America’s darkest days, from the bestselling author of The Admirals and MacArthur at War.
The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 remains one of the most traumatic events in American history. America’s battleship fleet was crippled, thousands of lives were lost, and the United States was propelled into a world war. Few realize that aboard the iconic, ill-fated USS Arizona were an incredible 79 blood relatives. Tragically, in an era when family members serving together was an accepted, even encouraged, practice, sixty-three of the Arizona’s 1,177 dead turned out to be brothers.
In Brothers Down, acclaimed historian Walter R. Borneman returns to that critical week of December, masterfully guiding us on an unforgettable journey of sacrifice and heroism, all told through the lives of these brothers and their fateful experience on the Arizona. Weaving in the heartbreaking stories of the parents, wives, and sweethearts who wrote to and worried about these men, Borneman draws from a treasure trove of unpublished source material to bring to vivid life the minor decisions that became a matter of life or death when the bombs began to fall. More than just an account of familial bonds and national heartbreak, what emerges promises to define a turning point in American military history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Up Up, Down Down: Essays by way of Cheston Knapp
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 268 MB
Overview: Daring, smart, hilarious, and gentle, this exhilarating number of seven connected essays by way of Cheston Knapp tackles Big Questions thru apparently not likely avenues: an exam of a neighborhood skilled wrestling promotion turns into a meditation on ache and his courting along with his father; a profile on UFO fanatics finally ends up probing his historical past within the church and, extra widely, the character and boundaries of religion itself; attending an grownup skateboarding camp launches him right into a virtuosic research of nostalgia; and the stunning homicide of a neighbor expands into an interrogation of our tradition’s prevailing concepts about neighborhood and the best way we inform the tales of our lives.
Even extra outstanding, most likely, is the best way he manages to seek out humanity in a moist basement filled with frat boys.
Taken in combination, the essays quantity to a chronicle of a tender guy’s adventure into maturity, and his formative reviews in the long run tilt at what is also the Biggest Q of all of them: what are the dangers of turning into who you might be?
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Lay Down My Sword and Shield by James Lee Burke (Hackberry Holland #1)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 219.4 mb, 8 hrs and 46 mins
Overview: In hot and sultry Texas, Hack, an attorney and Korean War POW, is being pushed by his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends in the oil business to run for political office. But Hack would prefer to drink, look after his beloved horses, and represent the occasional long-shot pro bono case at his law firm. When Hack attempts to overturn a conviction for an old army buddy, he finds himself embroiled in the seamy underbelly of the Texas patronage system-and in the earliest beginnings of the United Farm Workers movement, led by a beautiful woman who speaks to his heart in a way no one else has. As Hack begins to bring justice to the underserved, he finds both a new love and a new purpose.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Mystery
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Artists Down Under – Issue 24, March 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 75 MB
Overview: Digital art works from the members of the Artists Down Under – Australia and New Zealand group…
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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Looking down the Corridors by Kevin Wright
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 15.75MB
Overview: Between 1945 and 1900 the British Government mounted some of the most successful intelligence operations of the Cold War. Conducted in great secrecy, aircrews flew specially modified light aircraft to gather intelligence on the Soviet and East German military targets that surrounded Berlin. Flying through designated air corridors (flight paths), they operated under the guise of transport and training flights, gathering huge amounts of imagery for nearly fifty years. Together with their French and US counterparts, they provided the western intelligence community with unique knowledge of the organisation and equipment used by Warsaw Pact forces. This knowledge played its part in maintaining the balance of power between east and west. For the first time, using recently declassified materials and extensive interviews with those involved, this book provides a detailed account and analysis of these operations and their unique contribution to the Cold War intelligence picture.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History
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Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 260 MB
Overview: Orwell’s own experiences inspire this semi-autobiographical novel about a man living in Paris in the early 1930s without a penny. The narrator’s poverty brings him into contact with strange incidents and characters, which he manages to chronicle with great sensitivity and graphic power. The latter half of the book takes the English narrator to his home city, London, where the world of poverty is different in externals only.
A socialist who believed that the lower classes were the wellspring of world reform, Orwell actually went to live among them in England and on the continent. His novel draws on his experiences of this world, from the bottom of the echelon in the kitchens of posh French restaurants to the free lodging houses, tramps, and street people of London. In the tales of both cities, we learn some sobering truths about poverty and society.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Bios & Memoirs
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Trickle Down Mindset: The Missing Element In Your Personal Success by Michal Stawicki
Requirements: .ePUB, .PDF, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1 Mb
Overview: Why is it so hard to fulfill our true potential?
We all want more money. We all want to be better partners and parents. We all want to be in our peak physical condition. We all want to be as intelligent as we can be. But try as we might, few of us ever reach our potential. Why is it so difficult to truly fulfill our desires and achieve our goals? It’s surely not for a lack of wanting.
What if it was as simple as flipping a switch?
So many of us have set goals religiously, attended expensive seminars and workshops, joined expensive gyms, emptied our pockets to fill our walls with degrees and certifications–yet we’re still not who or where we want to be. What if grinding so hard isn’t the way to get there? What if we could save ourselves a ton of blood, sweat, and tears? The good news is, we can.
The Missing Element in Your Success
With one simple shift in your mindset, you can supercharge your success and start fulfilling your true potential. And the good news is, this simple shift in attitude is easy to do, accessible to everyone, and will instantly start to spread like wildfire into your daily habits, routines, and the achievement of your goals. No more fighting yourself and fighting life. Make the switch, and watch your world transform.
In The Trickle Down Mindset, time management, mindset, and productivity expert Michal Stawicki reveals his #1 catalyst for bringing about real change to every area of your life. Stop fighting an uphill battle and become who you’ve always wanted to be before it’s too late. You only live once, and The Trickle Down Mindset will help you make it count!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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