A Walk Through Hell #8
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Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made through Richard Rhodes
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Overview: From the Pulitzer Prize successful and bestselling writer of The Making of the Atomic Bomb the exceptional tale of the Spanish Civil War in the course of the eyes of the newshounds, writers, artists, medical doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. The Spanish Civil War impressed and haunted an odd choice of remarkable artists and writers, together with Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Martha Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and John Dos Passos. The idealism of the cause-defending democracy from fascism at a time when Europe used to be darkening towards some other international war-and the brutality of the war drew from them a few of their easiest paintings: Guernica, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Homage to Catalonia, The Spanish Earth.
The warfare spurred breakthroughs in army and scientific era as neatly. New plane, new guns, new ways and technique all emerged within the intense Spanish war. Indiscriminate destruction raining from the sky changed into a dreaded truth for the primary time. Progress additionally arose from the horror: the medical doctors and nurses who volunteered to serve with the Spanish defenders devised primary advances in battlefield surgical treatment and front-line blood transfusion. In the ones tactics, and in lots of others, the Spanish Civil War served as a take a look at mattress for World War II, and for all the 20th century.
From the lifetime of John James Audubon to the discovery of the atomic bomb, readers have lengthy trusted Richard Rhodes to give an explanation for, distill, and dramatize a very powerful moments in historical past. Now, he’s taking us into battlefields and bomb shelters, into the studios of artists, into the crowded wards of warfare hospitals, and into the hearts and minds of a wealthy forged of characters to turn how the ideological, aesthetic, and technological traits that emerged in Spain modified the sector ceaselessly.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Doorway to Hell: Disaster in Somalia by Ed Wheeler , C. Roberts
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Overview: Spring, 1993: Most of Somalia outside of Mogadishu was secured. Then something went wrong…
It started as a mission of mercy-to feed the hungry, cure the sick and bring peace to a country ravaged by civil war. No formal government or organized infrastructure existed in this fourth world country governed by warlords and their armed bands of ‘gunmen’. Operations Restore Hope and Continue Hope were planned and implemented with the aim of bringing order to chaos. Unfortunately, what should have been a victory for the United Nations deteriorated into a humiliating defeat of massive proportions.
Why did America and the UN allow under-armed forces to commit to an open-ended mission of ‘nation-building’?
What was the real strategic, tactical and economic importance of Somalia to Western Powers?
The answers to these questions and more are investigated in this brilliantly researched and moving expose of this bloody mission. This is a revised and updated paperback edition.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > World
Heat (Hotter than Hell #1) by Holly S. Roberts
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 230 MB
Overview: I’m a private investigator and not by choice. I dreamed of becoming a police officer my entire life, made the dream reality, and had it taken away by a shoulder injury. Now, I’m snapping pictures of cheating husbands and wives, tracking down people who don’t want to be found, and basically working one worthless case after another while trying to make ends meet.
Enter Catch Xavier Moon, a dangerous criminal. He’s hot and sexy and his world is crime, drugs, and women. Not exactly a combination to turn me on. Now, people I thought of as friends are trying to kill me. Maybe I’m in over my head or maybe not, but Moon isn’t the man I want in my life, and his stubborn sexiness has no bearing on the trouble I’m in. Or does it?
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Suspense
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 355 MB
Overview: The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides.
A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster’s grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become – one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Good Intentions (The Road to Hell #1) by Brenda K. Davies
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 255 MB
It has been 13 years since the war started, the bombs were dropped, and the central states became a thing of the past. When the war ended, a wall was erected to divide the surviving states from those destroyed. I never expected to go beyond the wall, but unlike all the others who volunteered to go, I wasn’t given a choice.
With a dim knowledge of what I could do, the soldiers came for me. They took me beyond the wall where I learned that the truth is far more terrifying than I’d ever dreamed. Alone, with humans and demons seeking to learn what it is I can do, I find myself irresistibly drawn to the one man I should be avoiding most. One who intrigues and infuriates me. One who is not even a man, not really.
My entire life, I’ve had only one mission, reclaim my throne from Lucifer and put right everything that was torn apart when he was cast from Heaven. It’s a mission I haven’t wavered from, not even when the humans tore open the gates and unleashed Hell on Earth.
Now, I’ve never been closer to obtaining my goal, yet I find myself risking it all because I cannot stay away from her, a human who may be the key to it all.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Paranormal
Bust Hell Wide Open: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest by Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 284 MB
Overview: At fourteen he became the head of his impoverished family, responsible for feeding eleven on the rough American frontier. By thirty-nine he had established himself as a successful plantation owner worth over $1 million. And at forty years old, Nathan Bedford Forrest enlisted in a Tennessee cavalry regiment-and became a controversial Civil War legend.
The legacy of General Nathan Bedford Forrest is deeply divisive. Best known for being accused of war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow and for his role as first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan-an organization he later denounced-Forrest has often been studied as a military figure, but never before studied as a fascinating individual who wrestled with the complex issues of his violent times. Bust Hell Wide Open is a comprehensive portrait of Nathan Bedford Forrest as a man: his achievements, failings, reflections, and regrets.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Sizzle (Hotter than Hell #2) by Holly S. Roberts
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 165 MB
Overview: Alex Gomez is the enforcer for the largest crime syndicate in Arizona and makes no excuses. His hands are covered in blood and the lines between right and wrong are blurred.
Celina Thomas has a deadly secret. Only money can fix her problem and she needs a lot of it, quickly. She’s gifted with a body and face that men are willing to pay for. She makes the decision to enter the world of high class escorts but her heart cries at the injustice.
One night with Alex and Celina’s plan turns upside down.
One night with Celina and Alex’s heart of ice begins to melt.
Celina’s secret could kill them both. Can she trust Alex and place her life in his hands? Can Alex let her escape regardless of the consequences?
Passion ignites as Alex and Celina sizzle with burning need while death lurks on the sweltering Phoenix horizon.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Suspense
Ash (Hell Squad #14) by Anna Hackett
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 130 MB
Overview: In the middle of an alien invasion, will the bad boy berserker catch the geeky tech genius?
Computer genius Marin Mitchell is doing her part to help humanity survive the raptor invasion, working tirelessly to decrypt alien data. She spends her days working and drooling over a certain tattooed biker berserker from Squad Three. But Marin knows the rules: geeks do not snag sexy bad boys. She spends her nights playing her favorite computer game where she is a kick-butt badass, and a match for her mysterious online fight partner, SuperSoldier3.
A member of the Squad Three berserkers, Ash Connors knows that whenever he reaches for something good, life slaps him back down. He gave up on his dreams a long time ago, and instead, focused on running his motorcycle club with his best friend. But after the alien invasion, he does what he does best: fight and take down the aliens. When cute, smart, and sweet Marin catches his eye, he tries to steer clear, but can’t seem to stay away…online or in real life.
When Marin discovers information about a central alien data hub, her skills are needed to hack into the system. That means a deadly mission deep underground, right into the heart of alien territory. That throws her right into Ash’s tattooed arms. As the sexy berserker fights to keep her safe, he also vows to show Marin that while she might follow the rules, he likes to break them.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Science Fiction