The Hidden Places of World War II: The Extraordinary Sites Where History Was Made During the War That Saved Civilization by Jerome M. O’Connor
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Overview: In The HiddenPlaces of WWII, the author takes readers to overlooked places where WWII history was made. These are sites that were thought to be closed or locked away forever or, in some cases, thought never to exist at all, or were ignored by military historians for decades. With historical photos, contemporary photos, and written in a conversational style, the book opens the eyes of a new generation of readers, as well as an older generation, and takes them to the actual locations that changed history.
Many military history readers don’t know that you can still visit Nazi U-boat pens in Lorient and La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast (they were used in the filming of Raiders of the Lost Ark) and even pieces of the Atlantic Wall Hitler had built along the French coast in ’43 and ’44 to thwart the invasion he knew was coming. These are only two of the many hidden places the author introduces the reader to.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History
History’s Greatest Spies: The Hidden Story of Richard Sorge by Conrad Bauer
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1 MB
Overview: Richard Sorge was the greatest spy that the world has ever known. Read his story and find out how his spy work changed the course of history.
It can be easy to think of spies just as we see them in the movies. All of the high speed car chases, the witty one liners, and the femme fatales feed into a common conception of an international man of mystery. But real spy work is different. Real spy work is, ultimately, human. It is conducted by flawed men, exploiting the fear and ambition of similarly damaged individuals. At the end, the credits do not roll. Spies are far likelier to find themselves caught and executed in a foreign land than they are to drive off into the sunset with a new paramour on their arm. Real spies are real people and they are in real danger at all times.
Even if the popular conception of a spy might be fundamentally flawed, it does not mean that the actual equivalents are not just as exciting. The intelligence gathered can have world changing significance and can save – or threaten – millions of lives. Of all the spies that ever lived, the greatest is a man named Richard Sorge. As the Soviet Union’s best intelligence officer, he went deep undercover as a Nazi in Imperial Japan. The information he gathered had a real impact on the course of human history. The true story of his life is, in the classic sense, stranger than fiction.
In this book, we will explore key events from the life of history’s greatest spy. We will learn how he gathered intelligence, turned informants to his will, and fooled everyone with whom he fell into contact. But we will also learn of his flaws, his tragedies, and his final demise. If you would like to learn what it takes to become a real spy, read on and discover just how high the bar has been set.
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Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens through Gabriel Zucman
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.1 Mb
Overview: We are neatly conscious about the upward thrust of the 1% because the speedy enlargement of financial inequality has put the vast majority of the arena’s wealth within the wallet of fewer and less. One much-discussed approach to this imbalance is to seriously building up the velocity at which we tax the rich. But with a huge quantity of the arena’s wealth hidden in tax havens-in international locations like Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands-this wealth can’t be totally accounted for and taxed relatively. No one, from economists to bankers to politicians, has been ready to quantify precisely how a lot of the arena’s belongings are recently hidden-until now. Gabriel Zucman is the primary economist to supply dependable perception into the true extent of the arena’s cash held in tax havens. And it is staggering.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior [Audiobook]
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 200 MB
Overview: In Focus, Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestseller, offers a groundbreaking look at today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.
Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset. In an era of unstoppable distractions, Goleman persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to survive in a complex world.
Goleman boils down attention research into a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. Drawing on rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business, he shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, and explains how those who rely on Smart Practices-mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental “prosthetics” that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain greatness-excel while others do not.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence [Audiobook]