In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events that ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced communism to the world. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation. Taking advantage of the collapse of the Tsarist regime in the middle of World War I, the Bolsheviks staged a hostile takeover of the Russian Imperial Army, promoting mutinies and mass desertions of men in order to fulfill Lenin´s program of turning the ´´imperialist war´´ into civil war. By the time the Bolsheviks had snuffed out the last resistance five years later, over 20 million people had died, and the Russian economy had collapsed so completely that communism had to be temporarily abandoned. Still, Bolshevik rule was secure, owing to the new regime´s monopoly on force, enabled by illicit arms deals signed with capitalist neighbors such as Germany and Sweden, who sought to benefit - politically and economically - from the revolutionary chaos in Russia. Drawing on scores of previously untapped files from Russian archives and a range of other repositories in Europe, Turkey, and the United States, McMeekin delivers exciting, groundbreaking research about this turbulent era. The first comprehensive history of these momentous events in two decades, The Russian Revolution combines cutting-edge scholarship and a fast-paced narrative to shed new light on one of the most significant turning points of the 20th century. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003288/bk_hach_003288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Global intrigue, espionage, and mystery from a thrilling new international voice.Max Anger is a man on the edge. The former fighter in an elite band of special-ops soldiers in Sweden, Anger is haunted by battle scars, a childhood spent in the Stockholm archipelago, and his own mysterious family past. Now behind a desk at Vektor, a think tank conducting research on Russia, he’s met his match - and fallen in love - with fierce fellow operative Pashie Kovalenko. Like all of Vektor, she’s set her sights on the tenuous future of her country.When Pashie goes missing in Saint Petersburg, Anger rushes headlong into a volatile Russia, where a new president is about to be elected in the midst of a technological revolution. At the movement’s heart is a start-up Pashie had been investigating, one surrounded by rumors of organized crime and corruption. But the truth is more shocking than Anger could have ever expected.Now time is running out for Pashie. Racing through a storm of violence and deception, Anger gets ever closer to a sensational secret - and to the Russian madman with dreams of restoring one of the cruelest regimes in the history of the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011255/bk_brll_011255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first novel in Arne Dahl´s gripping Intercrime series-considered one of Sweden´s best-Misterioso is a piercingly dark and absorbing detective thriller. After dismantling a bloody hostage situation at a bank outside Stockholm, Detective Paul Hjelm is dropped into an elite task-force assembled to find an elusive murderer with a sophisticated method. The killer breaks into the homes of Sweden´s high-profile business leaders at night, places two bullets in their heads with deadly precision, then removes the bullets from the walls-a ritual enacted to a rare bootleg recording of Thelonious Monk´s jazz classic ´´Misterioso.´´ As Hjlem and the rest of the team follow one lead after another, they must navigate the murky underworld of the Russian mafia, penetrate the secret society of Sweden´s wealthiest denizens, and battle one of the country´s most persistent ills: a deep-rooted xenophobia that affects both the police and the perpetrator.
After successfully - but bloodily - dismantling a complicated hostage situation at a bank in the suburbs of Stockholm, Detective Paul Hjelm is faced with the requisite investigation by Internal Affairs. It is a potentially career-ending inquiry, but he is plucked out of it by the National Criminal Police commissioner, who drops him into an elite task force of officers assembled from across the country to find an elusive killer with a sophisticated modus operandi and even more sophisticated tastes. Targeting Sweden’s high-profile business leaders, the killer breaks into their homes at night, waits for his victims, places two bullets in their heads with deadly precision, and removes the bullets from the walls - a ritual enacted to a rare bootleg recording of Thelonious Monk’s jazz classic ´´Misterioso”. As Hjelm, his young, doggedly energetic partner, Jorge Chavez, and the rest of the team follow one lead after another in their pursuit - navigating the murky underworlds of the Russian Mafia and the secretive members-only society of Sweden’s wealthiest denizens - they must also delve into one of the country’s most persistent ills: a deep-rooted xenophobia that affects both the police and the perpetrator in a small nation that is becoming rapidly internationalized. The first novel in Arne Dahl’s gripping Intercrime series - widely considered to be one of Sweden’s best - Misterioso is a penetrating, dark, and absorbing introduction to this acclaimed author’s world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002698/bk_rand_002698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prior to the Napoleon wars, the Austrian Empire stretched from Italy to the Netherlands and from Poland to the Balkans. Its Position in the center of Europe, however, made it the perfect target for revolutionary France and in April 1792, France declared war on Austria. The first war lasted for 5 years. Austria renewed the war against France in 1799 and again in 1805, but in both cases was swiftly defeated. In April 1809, judging that Napoleons army was bogged down with the fighting in Spain, Austria invaded Bavaria, but Napoleon recovered quickly and Austrias defeat at Wagram led to another humiliating peace treaty.Even though the Austrian army was the third largest in the world, the Austrians lost many more battles than they won. At the time of the Napoleonic Wars, the Austrian army was a large multi-national army, made up of Austrians, Swedes, Hungarians, Englishmen, Scots, Irishmen, Walloons, Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Germans, Croats, Serbs, and even French royalists.The infantry regiments were large and somewhat reliable, but the tactical formations and drill were still entrenched in the past. The cavalry, although well mounted, still applied the practice of scattering their formations in small bodies, which greatly reduced their combat effectiveness. In general, the Austrian army did enjoy many successes on a regimental level, but at the brigade, divisional and corps levels its commanders were oftenwoefully inadequate.
World War II is nearly over. For the Russians, the enemy is no longer Nazi Germany but the American behemoth that threatens to topple the Communist revolution. Deep within the walls of the Kremlin, Stalin´s top man hatches a brilliant plan that will alter the course of postwar history - and it´s all based on a deception as simple as the shell game. Five years later an atomic bomb detonates deep within the borders of the Soviet Union, stunning the experts who had predicted that Russian science could not produce such a devastating weapon for at least another generation. The Red Eagles traces the adventures of two spies, Jack Kuznetzky and Amy Brandon, as they track down the most deadly force in the world while hiding their true allegiances and intentions from their compatriots. They are the ´´red´´ eagles, sent to America by one of its enemies to steal the greatest secret of all: the key to producing the atomic bomb. Critically acclaimed spy-thriller writer David Downing draws fascinating portrayals of Stalin and Hitler as they determine the fate of the world, drawing us at breakneck speed from the Kremlin to Berchtesgaden, from Manhattan and Washington to Tennessee ad Louisiana, from Cuba to Sweden and New Zealand. And so the question remains unanswered to this day: How did the Russians produce the bomb so quickly? In The Red Eagles, Downing has created a story that will not only provide the ultimate clue but also satisfy the most demanding thriller devotee. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008628/bk_reco_008628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers - the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. In the first story, a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever, if less than admirable, fashion. Other stories uncover the ´´deep holes´´ in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and how a boy´s disfigured face provides both the good things in his life and the bad. And in the long title story, we accompany Sophia Kovalevsky - a late-19th-century Russian émigré and mathematician - on a winter journey that takes her from the Riviera, where she visits her lover, to Paris, Germany, and Denmark, where she has a fateful meeting with a local doctor, and finally to Sweden, where she teaches at the only university in Europe willing to employ a female mathematician. With clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. Too Much Happiness is a compelling, provocative - even daring - collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Farr, Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002069/bk_rand_002069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Glasklar: Das Beste kommt (mal wieder) zum Schluss: BRAVO The Hits 2016! Das sind die größten Hits, topaktuelle Chartstürmer und die heißesten Newcomer des Jahres auf einem Doppel-Album. BRAVO Hits, die erfolgreichste Compilation-Reihe, behält immer den Durchblick und lässt die letzten 12 Monate Revue passieren und setzt auf No. 1 Hits und Superstars Nonstop. Na, hören Sie mal! BRAVO Hits ist die unangefochtene Nummer 1 unter den Hit-Compilations und zum Jahresende lassen die BRAVO Hits es noch einmal so richtig krachen. Ein Geschenk ist die diesjährige Zusammstellung nicht nur dank der Sportfreunde Stiller. So viele Nr.-1-Hits und Chartstürmer 2016 sucht man auf anderen Samplern vergeblich: DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber Sia Imany Kungs Rag´n´Bone Man Alan Walker EFF Drake Matt Simons Justin Timberlake und viele mehr... dürfen mit ihren #1 Hit-Singles natürlich nicht fehlen. Trackliste: CD 1 1 Human 2 Closer 3 Let Me Love You 4 My Way 5 Would I Lie To You (Radio Edit) 6 Dye My Hair 7 Can´t Stop the Feeling! (Original Song From DreamWorks Animation ´´TROLLS´´) 8 Don´t Be So Shy (Filatov & Karas Remix) 9 Bonfire 10 This Girl (Kungs Vs. Cookin´ On 3 Burners) 11 Faded 12 I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) 13 Light It Up (Remix) 14 Cheap Thrills 15 Sexual 16 Love On Me 17 Ain´t Your Mama 18 Cake By The Ocean 19 Still Falling For You (From ´´Bridget Jones´s Baby´´ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 20 Hymn For The Weekend 21 Spirits 22 Renegades 23 Lost On You (Radio Edit) CD 2 1 The Sound Of Silence 2 Bonnie & Clyde 3 Love Yourself 4 i hate you, i love you 5 Scars To Your Beautiful 6 Mercy 7 Side To Side 8 Work From Home 9 Ahnma 10 Me, Myself & I 11 The Ocean 12 Fast Car (Radio Edit) 13 Please Tell Rosie 14 Catch & Release (Deepend Remix) 15 If I Were Sorry (Eurovision 2016 - Sweden) 16 Stimme 17 Die immer lacht (Radio 2016 Mix) 18 80 Millionen 19 Wir sind groß 20 Erkläre mir die Liebe 21 Das Geschenk 22 Party Like A Russian