The Storm Maker
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George R. R. Martin – A Storm of Swords (M4B)
Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain.
In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. He also digs deep into the lives of two scientists who revolutionized climate predictions, bringing warning systems to previously unimaginable levels of accuracy. One is Kathy Sullivan, a gifted scientist among the first women in space; the other, D.J. Patil, is a trickster-turned-mathematician and a political adviser.
Most urgently, Lewis’s narrative reveals the potential cost of putting a price tag on information with the potential to save lives, raising questions about balancing public service with profits in an ethically-ambiguous atmosphere.
BitRate: 95 kbps
File Format: .Mp3
File Size: 145.6 MB
Eyeing The Red Storm: Eisenhower and The First Attempt to Build a Spy Satellite [Audiobook]
Eyeing the Red Storm: Eisenhower and the First Attempt to Build a Spy Satellite by way of Robert M. Dienesch
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 96 MB
Overview: In 1954, america Air Force introduced an bold program referred to as WS-117L to expand the sector’s first reconnaissance satellite tv for pc. The purpose used to be to take photographic photographs from area and relay them again to Earth by means of radio. Because of technical problems and bureaucratic resistance, on the other hand, WS-117L used to be critically at the back of time table by the point Sputnik orbited Earth in 1957 and used to be ultimately cancelled. Eyeing the Red Storm examines the beginning of space-based reconnaissance from the point of view of WS-117L. Robert M. Dienesch’s revised review puts WS-117L throughout the better context of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency, that specialize in the dynamic between army and civilian management. Dienesch demonstrates how WS-117L promised Eisenhower no longer simply army intelligence but additionally the capability to control nationwide safety towards the Soviet risk. As a fiscal conservative, Eisenhower believed a robust economic system used to be the important thing to surviving the Cold War and noticed satellite tv for pc reconnaissance as a way to grasp the Soviet army problem extra obviously and thus stay American protection spending below regulate. Although WS-117L by no means flew, it equipped the basis for all next satellites, breaking theoretical boundaries and serving to to triumph over primary technical hurdles, which ensured the luck of America’s first running reconnaissance satellites and their photographic missions all through the Cold War.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy by way of John Prados
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2 Mb
Overview: The tale of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II-the largest naval fight in historical past.
As Allied ships ready for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, each to be had warship, submarine and aircraft was once put on alert whilst Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey’s unwitting American armada. It was once the start of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf-the largest naval fight in historical past.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Bastian’s Storm by Shay Savage (Surviving Raine #2), Kai Kennicott (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 223mb, 8 hours 11 mins
Overview: Sebastian Stark just isn’t cut out for normal life with a girlfriend in the hot and humid city of Miami. All in all, he’d rather be back on the island where it was just the two of them, and he could keep everything in balance. The bar down the street tempts him daily, but he’s determined to remain strong. Adjusting to normal life is difficult, but Bastian is doing his best to keep himself together and the nightmares away. Raine’s happy, and that’s what matters to him the most.
But not all nightmares can be driven away.
When Bastian’s former mentor comes into the picture and presents him with an ultimatum, Bastian slips into old habits. Though he wants to shield Raine from the truth, the shady circumstances of his past form into a hurricane he can’t control. In an effort to protect her, Bastian has no choice but to throw himself back into his old job – death match tournaments – just one last time.
Dropped into the arctic wilderness with weapons loaded, Bastian has to compete against representatives from major crime lords all over the states. He’s studied his competition, he knows their weaknesses, and he’s ready to battle for the woman he loves. There’s only one opponent in the mix that causes him any concern. In order to guarantee Raine’s safety, Bastian will be pitted against the key hit man for Chicago’s largest mob family – a guy who’s known as one hell of a shot.
A guy named Evan Arden.
Contains mature themes.
Genre: Audiobook, Romance
Wings of War – Eagle #1 – The Eye of the Storm
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