Do you want to know how modern life got to where it is today? Hear about the 50 most important events in modern history, from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of history forever. Some of them include: The defeat of Napoleon in 1815 The spring of Nations in 1848 Einstein's theory of relativity in 1905 The first motorized airplane flight in 1903 Gandhi's civil disobedience in 1947 The global financial crisis in 2007 And many many more Download your copy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069754/bk_acx0_069754_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The telephone line arrives in Clearmont, bringing with it modern ideas... such as Jacob and Matt deciding to try their hand at building an airplane. However, it is the Christmas season, which brings out the best and worst in people, especially where a new hat is concerned... but all that becomes trivial when tragedy strikes on Christmas Eve, and Britt's faith is shaken to the core. Powder River: The Silent Night is presented here as a feature length production, re-edited from a three episode story arc that was featured in season 6 of Colonial Radio Theatre's popular Powder River franchise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Aalerud, Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027215/bk_acx0_027215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tender Branson, the last surviving member of the so-called Creedish Death Cult, is dictating his life story into the flight recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. He is all alone in the airplane, which will crash shortly into the vast Australian outback. But before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child and humble domestic servant to an ultra-buffed, steroid-and-collagen-packed media messiah. This is author Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan peak, a mesmerizing, unnerving, and hilarious satire on the wages of fame and the bedrock lunacy of the modern world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Garcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001826/bk_blak_001826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail - leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 - and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer. In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects what happened and why, she explores their common themes and, most important, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation, and airplane design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive. Tying in aviation science, performance psychology, and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors, and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying and will definitely make you a more informed passenger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Negroni. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002943/bk_peng_002943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
World War I was one of the bloodiest wars in modern history. At its end, it had claimed over 17 million lives. It led to the collapse of nations, the abdication of monarchies, and the end of empires. Entire divisions of men perished in the pursuit of mere miles of uninhabitable wasteland - towns were pulverized and millions displaced. It became a horrendous war of attrition, each side competing to kill as many of their foe as possible. You will hear about.... 1914 - blood is spilled 1915 - the dawn of the industrialized war 1916 - unrelenting bloodshed 1917 - revolution, revelation, and catastrophe 1918 - the Great War at an end It became the first industrialized war in history and introduced revolutionary technology into the fray. The airplane, the tank, and the machine gun first saw action collectively during the conflict. It was also the first war in which poison gas was used to choke young men out of their trenches. This audiobook is a timeline account of the important events that shaped the First World War. It details the events and causes that led the world to war. This audiobook covers the milestone moments, important battles, and how the outcome changed the world forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Boyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103501/bk_acx0_103501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Personal essays on the ridiculousness of aging. It’s clean, it’s clever, it’s anything but clichéd, This Old Body speaks to all of us who aren’t what we once were. With such witty titles as, “Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Waist Gone?” and “The World Is Round But my Feet Are Flat,” Barbara Greenleaf will get you laughing at the everyday humiliations and aggravations that befall people of a certain age. In addition, she treats you to quick takes by other funny people. Here's one from Carrie Fisher: "As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't."In the book’s first section, “Aging: Why Didn’t Anybody Warn Me,” Barbara pokes fun at our physical decline. In the second section, “Married Since the First Crusade”, she kids around about her eons of marital bliss. And in the third section, “Muddling Through the Modern World”, she good-naturedly lampoons family occasions, airplane seatmates, oldies concerts, and dietary fads. When Barbara reads out loud from This Old Body, audience members rave: “I feel she is speaking just to me.” “Entertaining as hell.” “Makes us feel we’re all in this aging thing together.” Wonderful birthday, host, and holiday book for all the Baby Boomer and above men and women in your life. One for them, one for you.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Greenleaf, Don Ollis, Phil Mayes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173062/bk_acx0_173062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force). He is a master of espionage, trained to take on hijackers, terrorists, and enemy armies. He can deploy by parachute or arrive by commercial aircraft, survive alone in hostile cities, speak foreign languages fluently, strike at enemy targets with stunning swiftness and extraordinary teamwork. He is the ultimate modern warrior: the Delta Force operator. In this dramatic chronicle, Eric Haney, one of the founding members of Delta Force, takes us inside this legendary counterterrorist unit. Here, for the first time, are details of the grueling selection process—designed to break the strongest of men—that singles out the best of the best. With heart-stopping immediacy, Haney tells what it’s really like to enter a hostage-held airplane. From his days in Beirut, he tells a remarkable tale of bodyguards and bombs, of a day-to-day life of madness and beauty, and of how he and a teammate are called on to kill two gunmen targeting US Marines at an airport. As part of the team sent to rescue American hostages in Tehran, Haney offers a first-person description of that failed mission that is a chilling, compelling account of a bold maneuver undone by chance—and a few fatal mistakes. From fighting guerrilla warfare in Honduras to rescuing missionaries in Sudan and leading the way onto the island of Grenada, Haney captures the daring and discipline that distinguish the men of Delta Force. Inside Delta Force brings honor to these singular men while it puts us in the middle of ar 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004352/bk_blak_004352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Americans are getting ready for the holiday weekend, completely unaware of a long-planned terrorist plot about to be launched against the country. Kyle Tait is settling in for his flight home to Montana when a single nuclear bomb is detonated 300 miles above the heart of America. The blast, an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP), destroys every electrical device in the country, and results in the crippling of the power grid, the shutting down of modern communications, and bringing to a halt most forms of transportation. Kyle narrowly escapes when his airplane crashes on take-off, only to find himself stranded 2,000 miles from home in a country that has been forced, from a technological standpoint, back to the 19th century. Confused, hurt, scared, and alone, Kyle must make his way across a hostile continent to a family he's not even sure has survived the effects of the attack. As Kyle forges his way home, his frightened family faces their own struggles for survival in a community trying to halt its slow spiral into chaos and anarchy. 77 Days in September follows Kyle and his wife, Jennifer, as they are stretched past their breaking point, but find in their devotion to each other the strength to persevere. What is an EMP? An EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) is a magnetic pulse that overwhelms, and thus destroys, all electronic devices exposed to it. It is the most serious threat faced by a technologically advanced society. An EMP can be human caused, through the detonation of a nuclear bomb high above the atmosphere, or natural, through a severe geo-magnetic storm. In multiple reports prepared for Congress, scientists predict the complete destruction of modern American society and question our ability to ever recover if we are the target of an EMP attack. Further, some predict the death toll in America in the aftermath of such an event to be in excess of 200 million. About the author 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Morton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003779/bk_acx0_003779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Henry Ford's impact on industry, business, and society continues to drive us to reach for seemingly impossible goals. He turned an automobile into an industry, transformed the world of farming with a tractor, and launched the airplane into a new era of mass production. Ford didn't just revolutionize transportation, he completely transformed the way we work, the way we create, and the way we live. He achieved the impossible equation of cutting the cost of his product in half yet improving its quality and reliability and even doubling the wages and standard of living for his people. Ford also invested in the future by equipping people who had no perceivable future. That included educating and training orphans and at-risk youth at The Henry Ford School for Boys. This new version of Today and Tomorrow features an interview with 88-year-old Phil Morgan who was one of those boys, and one of the few people still alive who actually knew Henry Ford. Today and Tomorrow is like Ford's assembly line, churning out great achievers and forming success after success for nearly a century. It's a timeless reminder that the work ethic and inspiration that still bring us success today can be multiplied and imprinted on the moldable steel of our innovators of tomorrow. Now you can finally enjoy this newly annotated version of the vintage 1926 Henry Ford classic adapted for today's digital devices. Introduced by author, businessman, and internationally recognized expert on lean manufacturing, Paul A. Akers, Today and Tomorrow by Henry Ford is timeless wisdom in a modern digital age. Available in print and digitally as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lewis Arlt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115256/bk_acx0_115256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.