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    • A Natural History of Beer

    • De : Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 6 h et 59 min
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    What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, authors Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. They explain how we came to drink beer, what ingredients combine to give beers their distinctive flavors, how beer's chemistry works at the molecular level, and how various societies have regulated the production and consumption of beer. 

    Prix : 18,85 €

    • Kelly

    • More Than My Share of It All
    • De : Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, Maggie Smith, Brig. Gen. Leo P. Geary USAF (ret.) - foreword
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 6 h et 6 min
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    Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson led the design of such crucial aircraft as the P-38 and Constellation, but he will be more remembered for the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. His extraordinary leadership of the Lockheed "Skunk Works" cemented his reputation as a legendary figure in American aerospace management. 

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • World War II Night Before Xmas

    • De : Mike Guardia
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 3 min
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    In this satirical rendition of "The Night Before Christmas", Santa makes a surprise visit to the American GIs in Europe, Christmas Eve 1944. Written by historian and children's book author Mike Guardia, World War II Night Before Christmas highlights the bravery and sacrifice of the Allied troops in Europe, while providing a joyful dose of Christmas spirit. 

    Prix : 1,75 €

    • No Freedom Shrieker

    • The Civil War Letters of Union Soldier Charles Freeman Biddlecom
    • De : Katherine M. Aldridge - editor and transcriber
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller, Jo Anna Perrin
    • Durée : 7 h et 56 min
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    Among the piles of obsolete farm and household implements, haystacks, dust, and debris abandoned in her historic barn, Katie Aldridge discovered a box containing the Civil War letters of Charles Freeman Biddlecom. Painstakingly transcribing and lightly editing more than 100 letters written by the soldier to his wife during his service, Ms. Aldridge resurrected the voice of the Civil War combat soldier. The tone and character of "Charlie's" detailed accounts of the war compelled Ms. Aldridge to find out more.  

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • Battalion Commanders at War

    • U.S. Army Tactical Leadership in the Mediterranean Theater, 1942-1943
    • De : Steven Thomas Barry
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 7 h et 14 min
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    Most histories of the US Army in World War II view the Mediterranean Theater of Operations primarily as a deadly training ground for very green forces, where lessons learned on the beaches of Oran, in the hills of the Kasserine Pass area, and at the collapse of the Tunis bridgehead all contributed to later success in Western Europe. Steven Barry, however, contends that victory in the MTO would not have materialized without the leadership of battalion-level commanders. They operated at a high level, despite the lack of combat experience for themselves and their troops.

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • World War II

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • De : Gerhard L. Weinberg
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 3 h et 36 min
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    In this Very Short Introduction, Gerhard L. Weinberg provides an introduction to the origins, course, and impact of the war on those who fought and the ordinary citizens who lived through it. Starting by looking at the inter-war years and the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, he examines how the war progressed by examining a number of key events, including the war in the West in 1940, Barbarossa, the German Invasion of the Soviet Union, the expansion of Japan's war with China, developments on the home front, and the Allied victory from 1944-45.

    Prix : 13,42 €

    • Wild Bill

    • The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter
    • De : Tom Clavin
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 8 h et 51 min
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    In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, Mo., - the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger the Wild West. The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in 1876, when cowardly Jack McCall famously put a bullet through the back of his head during a card game. Best-selling author Tom Clavin has sifted through years of Western lore to bring Hickock fully to life in this rip-roaring, spellbinding true story. 

    • The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter
    • De : Tom Clavin
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 8 h et 51 min
    • Date de publication : 05/02/2019
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    Prix : 22,40 €

    • A Foot Soldier for Patton

    • The Story of a "Red Diamond" Infantryman with the US Third Army
    • De : Michael C. Bilder, James Bilder
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 9 h et 32 min
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    A rarely frank account of the US infantry experience in northern Europe, A Foot Soldier for Patton takes the listener from the beaches of Normandy through the giddy drive across France to the brutal battles on the Westwall, in the Ardennes, and finally to the conquest of Germany itself. Patton's army is best known for dashing armored attacks; its commander combining the firepower of tanks with their historic lineage as cavalry. But when the Germans stood firm, the greatest fighting was done by Patton's long undersung infantry.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • The Great Halifax Explosion

    • A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism
    • De : John U. Bacon
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 10 h et 38 min
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    From best-selling author John U. Bacon, a gripping narrative history of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima. On Monday, December 3, 1917, the French freighter SS Mont-Blanc set sail from Brooklyn carrying the largest cache of explosives ever loaded onto a ship, including 2,300 tons of picric acid, an unstable, poisonous chemical more powerful than TNT.

    Prix : 25,99 €

    • The Improv

    • An Oral History of the Comedy Club That Revolutionized Stand-Up
    • De : Budd Friedman, Tripp Whetsell, Jay Leno - foreword
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 10 h et 55 min
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    In 1963, 30-year-old Friedman - who had recently quit his job as a Boston advertising executive and returned to his hometown of New York to become a theatrical producer - opened a coffee house for Broadway performers called the Improvisation. His goal? Simply to make a living, and if all went according to plan, to also make enough professional contacts to be able to mount his first Broadway show within a year's time. Later shortened to the Improv, its first West 44th Street location was in a seedy section of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • The Fires of Babylon

    • Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting
    • De : Mike Guardia
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 6 h et 51 min
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    On the morning of August 2, 1990, Iraqi armored divisions invaded the tiny emirate of Kuwait. The Iraqi Army, after its long war with Iran, had more combat experience than the US Army. The Kuwaitis had collapsed easily enough, but the invasion drew fierce condemnation from the United Nations, which demanded Hussein's withdrawal. Undeterred by the rhetoric, the Iraqi dictator massed his forces along the Saudi Arabian border and dared the world to stop him.

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • American Civil Wars

    • The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s
    • De : Don H. Doyle
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller, Jo Anna Perrin
    • Durée : 8 h et 58 min
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    American Civil Wars takes listeners beyond the battlefields and sectional divides of the US Civil War to view the conflict from outside the national arena of the United States. Contributors position the American conflict squarely in the context of a wider transnational crisis across the Atlantic world, marked by a multitude of civil wars, European invasions and occupations, revolutionary independence movements, and slave uprisings - all taking place in the tumultuous decade of the 1860s.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • In Search of the Lost Chord

    • 1967 and the Hippie Idea
    • De : Danny Goldberg
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 8 h et 23 min
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    Danny Goldberg's new book is a subjective history of 1967, the year he graduated from high school. It is, he writes, "an attempt at trying to remember the culture that mesmerized me, to visit the places and conversations I was not cool enough to have been a part of." It is also a refreshing and new analysis of the era; by looking at not only the political causes, but also the spiritual, musical, and psychedelic movements, Goldberg provides a unique perspective on how and why the legacy of 1967 lives on today.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • Hal Moore

    • A Soldier Once…and Always
    • De : Mike Guardia
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 5 h et 3 min
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    Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last 50 years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers. In this biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America's true military heroes. A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore's first combats occurred during the Korean War, where he fought in the battles of Old Baldy, T-Bone, and Pork Chop Hill.

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • A Time for War

    • Veterans’ Stories from One American Town: Scituate, Massachusetts
    • De : Ronald B. Wheatley
    • Lu par : Rosemary Benson, Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 6 h et 14 min
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    From Vietnam vet Ronald Wheatley, A Time for War features in-depth interviews with 65 veterans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as stories of veterans from the Revolutionary, Civil, and Cold Wars. These are enlisted men and women, officers and volunteers, connected by a small seacoast town located midway between Boston and Plymouth. A Time for War is a rigorous and moving exploration of what it means to serve in war, from the chaos of combat to the idealism that drives people to enlist.

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • City of the Century

    • The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America
    • De : Donald L. Miller
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 24 h et 18 min
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    Here, witness Chicago's growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to one of the world's most explosively alive cities by 1900. Donald Miller's powerful narrative embraces it all: Chicago's wild beginnings, its reckless growth, its natural calamities (especially the Great Fire of 1871), its raucous politics, its empire-building businessmen, its world-transforming architecture, its rich mix of cultures, its community of young writers and journalists, and its staggering engineering projects.

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • The Go-Go Years

    • The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s
    • De : John Brooks, Michael Lewis (foreword)
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 12 h et 41 min
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    The Go-Go Years is the harrowing and humorous story of the growth stocks of the 1960s and how their meteoric rise caused a multitude of small investors to thrive until the devastating market crashes in the 1970s. It was a time when greed drove the market and fast money was being made and lost as the "go-go" stocks surged and plunged. Included are the stories of such high-profile personalities as H. Ross Perot, who lost $450 million in one day.

    Prix : 31,38 €

    • Once in Golconda

    • A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1928
    • De : John Brooks
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 11 h et 5 min
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    Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era's most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the '20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of '29, and the bitterness of the years that followed.

    Prix : 31,38 €

    • Disunion!

    • The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789–1859
    • De : Elizabeth R. Varon
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 14 h et 18 min
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    Americans debating the fate of slavery often invoked the specter of disunion to frighten their opponents. As Elizabeth R. Varon shows, "disunion" connoted the dissolution of the republic - the failure of the founders' effort to establish a stable and lasting representative government. For many Americans in both the North and the South, disunion was a nightmare, a cataclysm that would plunge the nation into the kind of fear and misery that seemed to pervade the rest of the world.

    Prix : 26,89 €

    • Gay Artists in Modern American Culture

    • An Imagined Conspiracy
    • De : Michael S. Sherry
    • Lu par : Johnny Heller
    • Durée : 11 h et 11 min
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    Today it is widely recognized that gay men played a prominent role in defining the culture of mid-20th-century America, with such icons as Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Montgomery Clift, and Rock Hudson defining much of what seemed distinctly "American" on the stage and screen. Even though few gay artists were "out," their sexuality caused significant anxiety during a time of rampant anti-homosexual attitudes.

    Prix : 22,40 €

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