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Blood´s a Rover , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 1465min
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It’s 1968. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King are dead. The Mob, Howard Hughes and J. Edgar Hoover are in a struggle for America’s soul, drawing into their murderous conspiracies the damned and the soon to be damned. Wayne Tedrow, Jr: assassin, dope cooker, mouthpiece for all sides, loyal to none. Dwight Holly: Hoover’s enforcer and hellish conspirator in terrible crimes. As Hoover’s power wanes, his destiny lurches towards Richard Nixon and self-annihilation. Don Crutchfield: a kid, a nobody, a wheelman and a private detective who stumbles upon an ungodly conspiracy from which he and the country may never recover. All three men are drawn to women on the opposite side of the political and moral spectrum; all are compromised and ripe for destruction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002398/bk_isis_002398_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Annihilation: Chronicles of the Uprising, Book ...
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Death is the easy way out. Still clinging rabidly to power, the Elites spin lies of prejudice and hatred, stoking the flames of war. The sole driving force toward peace, Mira, had sacrificed everything. But her strength alone was not enough. It will take the strength of many to finish what she started. As the world lurches toward war, each party has much to lose. Human. Vampire. Otherkin. The only outcomes are peace or death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kerri McCann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063274/bk_acx0_063274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American...
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One of the world’s most brilliant economists and the bestselling author of The End of Poverty and Common Wealth, Jeffrey Sachs has written a new book that is essential reading for every American. The Price of Civilization is the blueprint for America’s economic recovery. It is also the story of how America can and must restore the virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundations of national prosperity. As he has done in dozens of countries around the world in the midst of economic crisis, Sachs turns his unique diagnostic skills to what ails the American economy. He finds that both political parties have missed the big picture: how globalization has reshaped economic life in America and around the world, thereby posing profound and largely unmet challenges for jobs, incomes, poverty, and the environment. America’s biggest single economic failure, Sachs argues, is its failure to come to grips with the new global economic realities. Yet Sachs goes deeper than an economic diagnosis, by asking why it is that Washington has consistently failed to address America’s economic needs. He describes a political system that has lost its ethical moorings, in which ever-rising campaign contributions and lobbying outlays overpower the voice of the citizenry. Washington, Sachs argues persuasively, has stopped representing the people and instead has turned the levers of power over to the corporate sector. Both parties are implicated, so that Washington lurches from one disappointing administration to the next, irrespective of party. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard McGonagle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002772/bk_rand_002772_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across ...
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A vivid, searching journey into California´s capture of water and soil--an epic story of a people´s defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wrought ´´A stunning history of power, arrogance, and greed.´´--Kirkus Reviews (starred) Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again. In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one-of-a-kind distribution system, built in the 1940s, ´50s and ´60s, that is straining to keep up with California´s relentless growth. This is a heartfelt, beautifully written book about the land and the people who have worked it--from gold miners to wheat ranchers to small fruit farmers and today´s Big Ag. Since the beginning, Californians have redirected rivers, drilled ever-deeper wells and built higher dams, pushing the water supply past its limit. The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history and memoir to confront the ´´Golden State´´ myth in riveting fashion. No other chronicler of the West has so deeply delved into the empires of agriculture that drink so much of the water. The nation´s biggest farmers--the nut king, grape king and citrus queen--tell their story here for the first time. This is a tale of politics and hubris in the arid West, of imported workers left behind in the sun and the fatigued earth that is made to give more even while it keeps sinking. But when drought turns to flood once again, all is forgotten as the farmers plant more nuts and the developers build more houses. Arax, the native son, is persistent and tough as he treks from desert to delta, mountain to valley. What he finds is hard earned, awe-inspiring, tragic and revelatory. In the end, his compassion for the land becomes an elegy to the dream that created California and now threatens to undo it.

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Stand: 23.05.2019
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The Dreamt Land (eBook, ePUB)
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A vivid, searching journey into California´s capture of water and soil--an epic story of a people´s defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wrought ´´A stunning history of power, arrogance, and greed.´´-- Kirkus Reviews (starred) Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again. In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one-of-a-kind distribution system, built in the 1940s, ´50s and ´60s, that is straining to keep up with California´s relentless growth. This is a heartfelt, beautifully written book about the land and the people who have worked it--from gold miners to wheat ranchers to small fruit farmers and today´s Big Ag. Since the beginning, Californians have redirected rivers, drilled ever-deeper wells and built higher dams, pushing the water supply past its limit. The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history and memoir to confront the ´´Golden State´´ myth in riveting fashion. No other chronicler of the West has so deeply delved into the empires of agriculture that drink so much of the water. The nation´s biggest farmers--the nut king, grape king and citrus queen--tell their story here for the first time. This is a tale of politics and hubris in the arid West, of imported workers left behind in the sun and the fatigued earth that is made to give more even while it keeps sinking. But when drought turns to flood once again, all is forgotten as the farmers plant more nuts and the developers build more houses. Arax, the native son, is persistent and tough as he treks from desert to delta, mountain to valley. What he finds is hard earned, awe-inspiring, tragic and revelatory. In the end, his compassion for the land becomes an elegy to the dream that created California and now threatens to undo it.

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Stand: 23.05.2019
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Dust to Dust: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller: Deco...
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Maybe it´s always the end of the world. Tornadoes in New York. Earthquakes in Florida. Electronics failing across the globe. The Earth has had enough of humans and now it´s fighting back. In the blink of an eye, Randall and his family are ripped from their life in the suburbs and cast into a struggle for survival. A series of torrential storms turn the roads into rivers and tears apart the power grid. Unexplainable earthquakes decimate the city, cutting them off from whatever civilization remains. And that´s just the beginning.... Their isolated neighborhood can only protect them for so long. As society spirals into the depths, the worst of mankind lurch out of the darkness, to take what they can. In a world without answers or rules, where the costs of food and water are paid in blood, Randall must make an impossible decision. Does he risk the life of his young family and venture into the remnants of a ruined world or does he stay back and pray that help makes it before the gates fall? Four different stories, one terrible event...this is the Deconstruction series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Alan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115036/bk_acx0_115036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Terminal Spy: A True Story of Espionage, Be...
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In a narrative that reads like a thriller, an award-winning journalist exposes the troubling truth behind the world´s first act of nuclear terrorism. On November 1, 2006, Alexander Litvinenko sipped tea in London´s Millennium Hotel. Hours later, the Russian émigré and former intelligence officer, who was sharply critical of Russian president Vladimir Putin, fell ill and within days was rushed to the hospital. Fatally poisoned by a rare radioactive isotope slipped into his drink, Litvinenko issued a dramatic deathbed statement accusing Putin himself of engineering his murder. Alan S. Cowell, then London Bureau Chief of the New York Times, who covered the story from its inception, has written the definitive story of this assassination and of the profound international implications of this first act of nuclear terrorism. Who was Alexander Litvinenko? What had happened in Russia since the end of the Cold War to make his life there untenable and in severe jeopardy even in England, the country that had granted him asylum? And how did he really die? The life of Alexander Litvinenko provides a riveting narrative in its own right, culminating in an event that rang alarm bells among western governments at the ease with which radioactive materials were deployed in a major Western capital to commit a unique crime. But it also evokes a wide range of other issues: Russia´s lurch to authoritarianism, the return of the KGB to the Kremlin, the perils of a new cold war driven by Russia´s oil riches, and Vladimir Putin´s thirst for power.Cowell provides a remarkable and detailed reconstruction both of how Litvinenko died and of the issues surrounding his murder. A masterful work of investigative reporting, The Terminal Spy offers unprecedented insight into one of the most chilling true stories of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001469/bk_rand_001469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Terminal Spy: A True Story of Espionage, Be...
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An award-winning journalist exposes the troubling truth behind the world´s first act of nuclear terrorism. On November 1, 2006, Alexander Litvinenko sipped tea in London´s Millennium Hotel. Hours later, the Russian former intelligence officer, who was sharply critical of Russian president Vladimir Putin, fell ill, and within days was rushed to the hospital. Fatally poisoned by a rare radioactive isotope slipped into his drink, Litvinenko issued a dramatic deathbed statement accusing Putin himself of engineering his murder. Alan S. Cowell, then London Bureau Chief of the New York Times, who covered the story from its inception, has written the definitive story of this assassination and of the profound international implications of this first act of nuclear terrorism. Who was Alexander Litvinenko? What had happened in Russia since the end of the cold war to make his life there untenable and in severe jeopardy, even in England, the country that had granted him asylum? And how did he really die? The life of Alexander Litvinenko provides a riveting narrative in its own right, culminating in an event that rang alarm bells among Western governments at the ease with which radioactive materials were deployed in a major Western capital to commit a unique crime. But it also evokes a wide range of other issues: Russia´s lurch to authoritarianism, the return of the KGB to the Kremlin, the perils of a new cold war driven by Russia´s oil riches, and Vladimir Putin´s thirst for power. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/001124/bk_bkot_001124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Empty Throne: America´s Abdication of Globa...
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American diplomacy is in shambles, but beneath the daily chaos is an erosion of the postwar order that is even more dangerous.America emerged from the catastrophe of World War II convinced that global engagement and leadership were essential to prevent another global conflict and further economic devastation. That choice was not inevitable, but its success proved monumental. It brought decades of great power peace, underpinned the rise in global prosperity, and defined what it meant to be an American in the eyes of the rest of the world for generations. It was a historic achievement.Now, America has abdicated this vital leadership role. The Empty Throne is an inside portrait of the greatest lurch in US foreign policy since the decision to retreat back into Fortress America after World War I. The whipsawing of US policy has upended all that America´s postwar leadership created - strong security alliances, free and open markets, an unquestioned commitment to democracy and human rights. Impulsive, theatrical, ill-informed, backward-looking, bullying, and reckless are the qualities the American president brings to the table, when he shows up at all. The world has had to absorb the spectacle of an America unmaking the world it made, and the consequences will be with us for years to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004782/bk_hach_004782_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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