The early summer of 1914 was the most glorious Europeans could remember. But, behind the scenes, the most destructive war the world had yet known was moving inexorably into being, a war that would continue to resonate into the 21st century.The question of how the Great War of 1914 began has long vexed historians. In a gripping narrative, Fromkin shows that hostilities were started deliberately and that two wars were waged, one serving as pretext for the other.Shedding light on such current issues as preventive war and terrorism, Fromkin provides detailed descriptions of the negotiations and incisive portraits of the diplomats, generals, and rulers as he reveals why diplomacy was destined to fail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011874/bk_blak_011874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An insider´s guide to investing in Europe. With the U.S. market in shambles, investors are looking for other places to put their money. Europe has become the destination of choice, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Using the different perspectives of an author who lives in Europe and an author who lives in the United States, Invest in Europe Now! is one the most informative guides to making money outside North America. It outlines the best ways to take advantage of the rapidly shifting global financial environment and shows you what indicators to follow, what instruments and markets are best poised for growth, and how to avoid various pitfalls along the way. This book: Outlines the safest ways to invest in Europe and secure the returns you desire Is written by a unique author team, representing both the U.S. and European perspective Discusses how some European markets and stocks are relatively more attractive than their American counterparts Reveals the realities of investing in Europe and how you can benefit from doing so PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Setaro Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001788/bk_acx0_001788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Isaac, a young Australian photographer, is travelling through Europe. His whole life he has longed for the sophistication and wealth of the Europe of his father’s stories, the Europe at the centre of civilisation and culture. But behind the facade of a unified and globalised contemporary society, he finds a history blasted wasteland, a place forever condemned by the ghosts of its unspeakable past. Dead Europe is an unsettling ghost story about blood lust, blood libel, and blood revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Humphrey Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001089/bk_boli_001089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his latest voyage of discovery, Michael Palin reads his own account of a journey into a ´´new´´ Europe. He starts with a simple idea: that only a couple of hours from home is a half of Europe that is for him as unknown and unexplored as the plateau of Tibet or the vastness of the Sahara. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Palin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/001778/bk_bbcw_001778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The internet´s most respected popular Green Travel Guides. Come on an eco-journey to some of the Europe´s greenest, cleanest, and friendliest destinations. This is a comprehensive green tour compiled right on the scene by our hardy reporters. (It´s a tough job!) Berlin! Cornwall! Copenhagen! Malmo! Madrid! And not forgetting all our top travel tips for travelling all around Europe! It´s so easy with our (naturally) paper-free guides. Let us calmly navigate you around some of the world´s coolest destinations and have lots of fun in the process. Best of all - it´s a chance to see a very different side to the world that you find in those boring old traditional guidebooks. Why not make your next holiday a green one? Have a holiday, have a conscience, and most of all, have fun. And do make sure to check out all our individual Green Travel Guides in audiobook format - 14 guides and counting! 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/putt/000071/bk_putt_000071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Central Europe´s ancient civilizations have long been dominated by empires: The Roman Empire; the Habsburg Empire, based in Austria; and more recently, the Soviet Communists. But the decline of communism in the late 20th century has unleashed old resentments, rivalries, and ambitions that have caused yet more war in this troubled region. The World´s Political Hot Spots series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world´s most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today´s headlines, and tensions recently have become violent in virtually all of them. Each presentation covers up to 10 centuries of background, revealing how and why today´s problems occur. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard C. Hottelet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001655/bk_blak_001655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fractured Europe. A parallel world. A global threat. Union has come. The Community is now the largest nation in Europe; trains run there from as far afield as London and Prague. It is an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity. So what is the reason for a huge terrorist outrage? Why do the Community and Europe meet in secret, exchanging hostages? And who are Les Coureurs des Bois? Along with a motley crew of strays and mafiosi and sleeper agents, Rudi sets out to answer these questions - only to discover the truth lies both closer to home and farther away than anyone could possibly imagine. Author bio: Dave Hutchinson was born in Sheffield in 1960. After reading American studies at the University of Nottingham, he became a journalist. He´s the author of five collections of short stories and two novels, and his novella The Push was shortlisted for the 2010 BSFA Award for short fiction. He has also edited two anthologies and coedited a third. His short story ´´The Incredible Exploding Man´´ featured in the first Solaris Rising anthology and was selected for the Year´s Best Science Fiction collection. He lives in North London with his wife and several cats. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Rowat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012406/bk_reco_012406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rudi is a cook in a Krakow restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country he´s trapped in, a new career - part spy, part people-smuggler - begins. Following multiple economic crises and a devastating flu pandemic, Europe has fractured into countless tiny nations, duchies, polities and republics. Recruited by the shadowy organisation Les Coureurs des Bois, Rudi is schooled in espionage, but when a training mission to The Line, a sovereign nation consisting of a trans-Europe railway line, goes wrong, he is arrested and beaten, and Coureur Central must attempt a rescue. With so many nations to work in, and identities to assume, Rudi is kept busy travelling across Europe. But when he is sent to smuggle someone out of Berlin and finds a severed head inside a locker instead, a conspiracy begins to wind itself around him. With kidnapping, double-crosses and a map that constantly re-draws itself, Europe in Autumn is a science fiction thriller like no other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Rowat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010450/bk_reco_010450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.