Battlefield Berlin:A commissioner Kowalski Thriller Reginald Rosenfeldt
Battlefield Berlin:A commissioner Kowalski thriller Reginald Rosenfeldt, Reginald Rosenfeldt
Berlin Battlefield Guide:Third Reich and Cold War Tony Tissier
August 1, 1914, Berlin: Kaiser Wilhelm II cancels the German invasion of Belgium over the objections of his generals, sending his armies east against Russia instead of west to France, and sets off a chain of events that will radically change the course of modern history. Gray Tide in the East is the best-selling counterfactual history of the First World War, if the Germans had not invaded Belgium in 1914 and thereby brought Great Britain and, eventually, the United States into the war. The carefully researched story is told by a host of real historical figures both famous (William Jennings Bryan, Winston Churchill) and obscure (Albert Dawson, Joost van Vollenhoven) and spans the globe from Washington, DC to Hanoi, from bloody battlefields to the secret chambers of diplomats. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher M. Walsh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107930/bk_acx0_107930_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The final years of World War II saw the legendary Panzerwaffe face its most difficult challenges, with Allied troops landing at Normandy and storming across the continent and the Russians gaining the upper hand on the Eastern Front. As Germany fought fiercely to hold on to the advantages gained in the early years, they relied heavily on the Panzer IV, the Panzer V Panther and the StuG III - the backbone of their infamous armoured divisions - to hold back their advancing opponents. This second volume on the Panzerwaffe offers a comprehensive guide to the final years of Germany´s most famous fighting force, covering the further use of the Panzer IV, the role played by the StuG III assault gun and the battlefield debut of the formidable Panther. Explosive combat reports and rare archive photographs help uncover the final years of the Panzers, from their defence against the D-Day landings and the role they played in the Ardennes Offensive to their valiant last stand in Berlin.
A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous ´´cult of silence´´ has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades. The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the tide of Allied victory. In the postwar years, as the United States developed a new enemy in the Soviet Union, our intelligence community found itself targeting not soldiers on the battlefield, but suspected spies, foreign leaders, and even American citizens. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, NSA played a vital, often fraught and controversial role in the major events of the Cold War, from the Korean War to the Cuban Missile Crisis to Vietnam and beyond. In Code Warriors, Stephen Budiansky - a longtime expert in cryptology - tells the fascinating story of how NSA came to be, from its roots in World War II through the fall of the Berlin Wall. Along the way, he guides us through the fascinating challenges faced by cryptanalysts, and how they broke some of the most complicated codes of the 20th century. With access to new documents, Budiansky shows where the agency succeeded and failed during the Cold War, but his account also offers crucial perspective for assessing NSA today in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. Budiansky shows how NSA´s obsession with recording every bit of data and decoding every signal is far from a new development; throughout its history the depth and breadth of the agency´s reach has resulted in both remarkable successes and destructive failures. Featuring a series of appendixes that explain the technical details of Soviet codes and how they were broken, this is a rich and riveting history of the underbelly of the Cold War, and an essential and timely read for all who seek to understand the origins of the modern NSA. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title,... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004605/bk_rand_004605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifty years after the signing of the Armistice Treaty, amateur historian and rare book collector Franklin Altman¿s native city of Berlin stands in dilapidated contrast to the Manhattan of the victorious United States. A series of financial and familial blessings post WWI allowed him the luxury of retreat from his native country to America, where he changed his name from Ziegfried to Altman and thus secured a position among New York¿s intellectuals. On the evening of November 11th, 1968, a talk by Altman in honor of the anniversary of the Armistice Treaty takes a dark turn upon the haunting arrival of a classmate from his past. It becomes clear as the two men discuss their lives after the Realschule that they are two sides of the same coin: both born and raised in Germany with a melancholy adoration of the homeland, but whereas Altman¿s role in the war elevated his position, his comrade¿s life was destroyed on the faceless, mechanized battlefields. This strange encounter leaves Altman in possession of the man¿s personal manuscript, his mysterious ¿life¿s work,¿ whose contents could have changed the course of history. Thomas H. Cook¿s re-imagined history of the ¿dangerously spinning maelstrom¿ of post WWI is a contemplation on man¿s ability to affect the world around him and brings to light the delicate relationship between circumstance, individual action, and destiny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013359/bk_adbl_013359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Webb, author of Fields of Fire, the classic novel of the Vietnam War - and a former U.S. Senator; Secretary of the Navy; recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart as a combat Marine; and a self-described ´´military brat´´ - has written an extraordinary memoir of his early years, ´´a love story - love of family, love of country, love of service´´ in his words. Webb´s mother grew up in the poverty-stricken cotton fields of Eastern Arkansas. His father and life-time hero was the first of many generations of Webbs, whose roots are in Appalachia, to finish high school. He flew bombers in World War II, cargo planes in the Berlin Airlift, graduated from college in middle age, and became an expert in the nation´s most advanced weaponry. Webb’s account of his childhood is a tremendous American saga as the family endures the constant moves and challenges of the rarely examined Post-World War II military, with his stern but emotionally invested father, loving and resolute mother, a granite-like grandmother who held the family together during his father’s frequent deployments, and an assortment of invincible aunts, siblings, and cousins. His account of his four years at Annapolis are painfully honest but in the end triumphant. His description of Vietnam’s most brutal battlefields breaks new literary ground. One of the most highly decorated combat Marines of that war, he is a respected expert on the history and conduct of the war. Webb´s novelist’s eyes and ears invest this work with remarkable power, whether he is describing the resiliency that grew from constant relocations during his childhood, the longing for his absent father, his poignant goodbye to his parents as he leaves for Vietnam, his role as a 23-year-old lieutenant through months of constant combat, or his election to the Senate, where he was known for his expertise in national defense, foreign policy, and economic fairness. This is a life that could only ha... 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern, James Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006752/bk_sans_006752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Doses of concentrated thrills and pure, raw excitement are delivered directly on the heels of the most explosive musical theme in radio - a crashing rendition of Mussorgsky´s ´´Night On Bald Mountain´´. Produced and directed by William N. Robson, Norman MacDonnell, and Antony Ellis - and featuring stories by Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, and more - Escape is capable of chilling spines as expertly as it accelerates heartbeats. Through nail-biting espionage thrillers and desperate tales of survival, through stories of science fiction and the supernatural, through clashes on the battlefield and clashes against the terrifying power of nature (and all her creatures), you are thrust into extraordinary circumstances from which there is no…Escape! Vincent Price, Jack Webb, William Conrad, Frank Lovejoy, Joan Banks, John Dehner, and many of the greatest radio voices are featured in 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes of this pulse-pounding program. Episodes include: ´´An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge´´, 12-10-47; ´´Confession´´, 12-31-47; ´´Papa Benjamin´´, 01-21-48; ´´She´´, 07-11-48; ´´Habit´´, 07-18-48; ´´The Drums of the Fore and Aft´´, 07-14-49; ´´Second-Class Passenger´´, 07-28-49; ´´Command´´, 12-06-49; ´´Border Town´´, 12-13-49; ´´Present Tense´´, 01-31-50; ´´Three Skeleton Key´´, 03-17-50; ´´Pass to Berlin´´, 05-19-50; ´´Serenade for a Cobra´´, 06-16-50; ´´Earth Abides, Part 1´´, 11-05-50; ´´Earth Abides, Part 2´´, 11-12-50; ´´This Side of Nowhere´´, 12-03-50; ´´A Bullet for Mr. Smith´´, 01-14-51; ´´Lily and the Colonel´´, 05-03-53; ´´The Far-Away Island´´, 06-21-53; and ´´Flood on the Goodwin´´, 07-24-54. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vincent Price, Jack Webb, William Conrad, Frank Lovejoy, John Dehner, Joan Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000847/rt_radi_000847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.