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    • Empire

    • How Britain Made the Modern World
    • De : Niall Ferguson
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    • Durée : 16 h et 11 min
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    Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red, and Britannia ruled not just the waves but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. Just how did a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve all this? And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall? Niall Ferguson's acclaimed Empire brilliantly unfolds the imperial story in all its splendours and its miseries.

    Prix : 24,53 €

    • British History for Dummies

    • De : Sean Lang
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 14 h et 17 min
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    Putting history into a perspective, this is an engaging, entertaining and educational trip through time, packing in equal parts fun and facts. Recently updated, British History For Dummies introduces listeners to recent events, including British actions in Afghanistan, and David Cameron's formation of Britain's first coalition Cabinet since World War II. But don't worry - British History For Dummies doesn't skimp on the old stuff! It's a riotous, irreverent account of the people and events that have shaped Britain.

    Prix : 24,71 €

    • The Holocaust

    • A New History
    • De : Laurence Rees
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 19 h et 34 min
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    Laurence Rees, in his magnum opus, combines largely unpublished testimony with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in over three decades. Rees argues that whilst hatred of the Jews was always at the epicentre of Nazi thinking - and the Holocaust was the most appalling crime in history - what happened cannot be fully understood without considering the murder of the Jews alongside other Nazi plans to kill millions of non-Jews as well.

    Prix : 24,53 €

    • In the Shadow of the Sword

    • The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
    • De : Tom Holland
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 17 h et 50 min
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    In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two venerable empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on and one had vanished forever, while the other seemed almost finished. Ruling in their place were the Arabs: an upheaval so profound that it spelt, in effect, the end of the ancient world. In The Shadow of the Sword, Tom Holland explores how this came about.

    Prix : 17,37 €

    • A Place of Greater Safety

    • De : Hilary Mantel
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 33 h et 53 min
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    A tour-de-force of historical imagination, this is the story of three young men at the dawn of the French Revolution. Georges-Jacques Danton: zealous, energetic, debt-ridden. Maximilien Robespierre: small, diligent, and terrified of violence. And Camille Desmoulins: a genius of rhetoric, charming, handsome, but erratic and untrustworthy. As these key figures of the French Revolution taste the addictive delights of power, they must also come to face the horror that follows.

    Prix : 35,57 €

    • Blitzed

    • Drugs in Nazi Germany
    • De : Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 7 h et 46 min
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    The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping best seller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops; resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.

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    • some of history never told

    • Écrit par : Client d'Amazon le 05/01/2018

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    • The Economic Consequences of the Peace

    • De : John Maynard Keynes
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 8 h et 17 min
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    The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) was one of the most important documents to come out of World War I – specifically the period of the Armistice and the subsequent settlement negotiations. And, a century on, it remains of particular relevance to our times – an uncompromising and forthright analysis of how international diplomacy can be suffused by personalities, prejudices, personal ambition and outright, uncontrolled feelings of revenge. 

    Prix : 21,14 €

    • A Spy Named Orphan

    • The Enigma of Donald Maclean
    • De : Roland Philipps
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 15 h et 11 min
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    A gripping tale of betrayal and counterbetrayal that tells the story of the most enigmatic member of the Cambridge spy ring - Donald Maclean. Donald Maclean was a star diplomat, an establishment insider and a keeper of some of the West's greatest secrets. He was also a Russian spy, driven by passionately held beliefs, whose betrayal and defection to Moscow reverberated for decades. 

    Prix : 34,27 €

    • World War Two: History in an Hour

    • De : Rupert Colley
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 1 h et 25 min
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    History for busy people. Listen to a succinct history of World War Two in just one hour.World War Two was one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever seen. Between 1939 and 1945 almost every country in the world was affected by the war in some way.World War Two: History in an Hour neatly covers all the major facts and events giving you a clear and straightforward overview of the politics involved, the violence that ensued and how it changed the world in unimaginable ways.

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    • The Vietnam War: History in an Hour

    • De : Neil Smith
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 1 h et 9 min
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    History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of the Vietnam War in just one hour. War, what is it good for? The Vietnam War: History In an Hour gives a gripping account of the most important Cold War-era conflict, fought between the United States and the Viet Cong, the Vietnam People’s Army and their Communist allies. It was one of the most traumatic military conflicts America has ever been involved in – and provoked a backlash of anti-war protests at home.

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    • Railways and the Raj

    • How the Age of Steam Transformed India
    • De : Christian Wolmar
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 11 h et 32 min
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    India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. There were vast riches to be exploited and vast numbers of people to be subjugated. How better to achieve these aims than by building a rail network that facilitated the export of raw material and made it easier for troops to travel around the country to tackle uprisings? India joined the railway age late: the first line was not completed until 1853, but, by 1929, 41,000 miles of track served the country. 

    Prix : 18,60 €

    • In Their Own Words 2

    • More Letters from History
    • De : The National Archives
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble, Joan Walker
    • Durée : 5 h et 59 min
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    Letters, postcards, notes and telegraphs from the great and the good, the notorious and the downright wicked, shine a spotlight on a range of historical events and movements providing an immediate link to the immediate and much more distant past. This audiobook includes letters from: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mikhail Gorbachev, Lucien Freud, Barbara Hepworth, Nelson Mandela, Caitlin Thomas, Mary Whitehouse, Gandhi, George Washington among many others. 

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    • Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer

    • De : Alastair Panton
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 3 h et 40 min
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer by Alastair Panton, read by Jonathan Keeble. As I write, I can clearly recall the stinging heat of a burning Blenheim, smells, tastes, expressions, sounds of voices and, most of all, fear gripping deep in me. Flying Officer Alastair Panton was just 23 when his squadron deployed across the Channel in the defence of France. They were desperate days. Pushed back to the beaches as the German blitzkrieg rolled through the Low Countries and into France, by June 4th 1940 the evacuation of the Allies from Dunkirk was complete. A little over two weeks later France surrendered.

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    • First World War: 1918

    • Voices from the BBC Archive
    • De : Sarah Kilgarriff
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 2 h et 12 min
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    A unique collection of historic recordings in which the last brutal encounters of the war and the mixed emotions of the armistice are remembered by troops from both sides. By the end of March 1918, Germany's Spring Offensive had thrown British forces back over the old Somme battlefields. But this last push failed, and with the stalemate of trench warfare broken, the Allies swept from near defeat to victory. However, their joy was tempered by sorrow. Too many would not come home.

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    • Dunkirk

    • De : Joshua Levine
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble, Leighton Pugh
    • Durée : 10 h et 43 min
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    The Battle of Dunkirk, in May/June 1940, is remembered as a stunning defeat yet a major victory as well. The Nazis had beaten back the Allies and pushed them across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war.

    Prix : 25,99 €

    • Dunkirk

    • The History Behind the Major Motion Picture
    • De : Joshua Levine
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble, Leighton Pugh
    • Durée : 10 h et 43 min
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    The epic true story of Dunkirk - now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance. In 1940, at the French port of Dunkirk, more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians involved in the nine-day skirmish has passed into legend.

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    • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed

    • De : Mike Ripley, Lee Child - foreword
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 12 h et 54 min
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    An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals that, though Britain may have lost an empire, her thrillers helped save the world. With a foreword by Lee Child.

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    • 2020

    • World of War
    • De : Paul Cornish, Kingsley Donaldson
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 9 h et 33 min
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    What will the world look like in 2020? Paul Cornish and Kingsley Donaldson guide us through a maze of global uncertainty in this fascinating look at the future. With the world already struggling to contain conflicts on several continents, with security and defence expenditure under huge pressure, it's time to think the unthinkable and explore what might happen

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    • The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu

    • The Race to Reach the Fabled City and the Fantastic Effort to Save its Past
    • De : Charlie English
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 10 h et 58 min
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    Two tales of a city: the historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al-Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.

    Prix : 13,28 €

    • First World War: 1917

    • Voices from the BBC Archive
    • De : Sarah Kilgarriff
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 2 h et 8 min
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    The year 1917 was a year of decisive events. Germany raised the stakes at sea; America eventually declared war; the Nivelle offensive almost destroyed the French army; and, following two revolutions in February and October, Russian forces collapsed. For the Allies, despite their successes at Messines and Cambrai, the year was overshadowed by the losses at Passchendaele. Survivors recall their despair as men and horses drowned in mud: 'a viscous, tenacious mud which smelt of death'.

    Prix : 10,22 €

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