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    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • Autor: Bill Bryson
    • Sprecher: Richard Matthews
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 13 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Food for thought / Stoff zum Nachdenken

    • Von Siegfried Glaser Am hilfreichsten 26.03.2007

    Regulärer Preis: 39,95 €

    • Love and Louis XIV

    • The Women in the Life of the Sun King
    • Autor: Antonia Fraser
    • Sprecher: Rosalyn Landor
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 16 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV, ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in 17th-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis' accomplishments and follies, exploring in riveting detail his intimate relationships with women.

    Regulärer Preis: 32,95 €

    • Theodore Rex

    • Autor: Edmund Morris
    • Sprecher: Jonathan Marosz
    • Spieldauer: 25 Std. und 47 Min.
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    The most eagerly awaited presidential biography in years, Theodore Rex tells the story of President Theodore Roosevelt in real time, reflecting the world as "TR" saw it. Full of cinematic detail, Theodore Rex moves with the exhilarating pace of a novel, yet it rides on a granite base of scholarship.

    Regulärer Preis: 40,95 €

    • Empire of Blue Water

    • Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
    • Autor: Stephan Talty
    • Sprecher: John H. Mayer
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 26 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades and brought it to its knees. This is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a 20-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean became legendary. His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World.

    • Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
    • Autor: Stephan Talty
    • Sprecher: John H. Mayer
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 26 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 04.04.2007
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 Bewertungen

    Regulärer Preis: 32,95 €

    • The Forever War

    • Autor: Dexter Filkins
    • Sprecher: Robertson Dean
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 37 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, we witness the chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of today's battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike. It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America's wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself.

    Regulärer Preis: 32,95 €

    • The Immortal Game

    • A History of Chess
    • Autor: David Shenk
    • Sprecher: John H. Mayer
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 5 Min.
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its 32 figurative pieces, moving about its 64 black and white squares according to very simple rules, that has captivated people for nearly 1,500 years? Why has it driven some of its greatest players into paranoia and madness, and yet is hailed as a remarkably powerful intellectual tool?

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • Shadow Divers

    • The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
    • Autor: Robert Kurson
    • Sprecher: Michael Prichard
    • Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 37 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spannend, gut gelesen und technisch sauber.

    • Von Rouven Am hilfreichsten 29.04.2019
    • The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
    • Autor: Robert Kurson
    • Sprecher: Michael Prichard
    • Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 37 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 24.06.2004
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 21 Bewertungen

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Intelligence in War

    • Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda
    • Autor: John Keegan
    • Sprecher: Richard Matthews
    • Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 4 Min.
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    In fiction, the spy is a glamorous figure whose secrets make or break peace, but, historically, has intelligence really been a vital step to military victories? In this breakthrough study, the preeminent war historian John Keegan goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about military intelligence. In his characteristically wry and perceptive prose, Keegan offers us nothing short of a new history of war through the prism of intelligence.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Master of the Senate

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 1 of a 3-Part Recording)
    • Autor: Robert A. Caro
    • Sprecher: Grover Gardner
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 37 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

    Regulärer Preis: 30,95 €

    • Master of the Senate

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 2 of a 3-Part Recording)
    • Autor: Robert A. Caro
    • Sprecher: Grover Gardner
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 10 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful majority leader in history.

    Regulärer Preis: 30,95 €

    • Master of the Senate

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 3 of a 3-Part Recording)
    • Autor: Robert A. Caro
    • Sprecher: Grover Gardner
    • Spieldauer: 20 Std. und 16 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

    Regulärer Preis: 40,95 €

    • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    • The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
    • Autor: James D. Hornfischer
    • Sprecher: Barrett Whitener
    • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 31 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Told from the point of view of the men who waged this steel-shattering battle, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors captures Navy pilots attacking enemy battleships with makeshift weapons and sacrificial valor, a veteran commander improvising tactics never taught in Annapolis, and young crews from across America rising to an impossible challenge.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Into Africa

    • The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
    • Autor: Martin Dugard
    • Sprecher: John Lee
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 46 Min.
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" So goes the signature introduction of New York Herald star journalist Henry Morton Stanley to renowned explorer Dr. David Livingstone, who had been missing for six years in the wilds of Africa. Into Africa ushers us into the meeting of these remarkable men. In 1866, when Livingstone journeyed into the heart of the African continent in search of the Nile's source, the land was rough, unknown to Europeans, and inhabited by man-eating tribes.

    • The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
    • Autor: Martin Dugard
    • Sprecher: John Lee
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 46 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 11.12.2003
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 8 Bewertungen

    Regulärer Preis: 28,95 €

    • Churchill, Hitler, and 'The Unnecessary War'

    • How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World
    • Autor: Patrick J. Buchanan
    • Sprecher: Don Leslie
    • Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 36 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen - Winston Churchill first among them - the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided and the British Empire might never have collapsed into ruins.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • The Great Transformation

    • The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
    • Autor: Karen Armstrong
    • Sprecher: Karen Armstrong
    • Spieldauer: 22 Std. und 29 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    From one of the world's leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling A History of God, The Battle for God, and The Spiral Staircase, comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our own time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed descriptions and great ending.

    • Von Matthew Am hilfreichsten 20.04.2019

    Regulärer Preis: 42,95 €

    • One Minute to Midnight

    • Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
    • Autor: Michael Dobbs
    • Sprecher: Bob Walter
    • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 24 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11

    In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba. Veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs has pored over previously untapped American, Soviet, and Cuban sources to produce the most authoritative book yet on the Cuban missile crisis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most extensive report on Cuban Missile Crisis

    • Von Karol Babioch Am hilfreichsten 03.09.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Days of Infamy

    • Military Blunders of the 20th Century
    • Autor: Michael Coffey
    • Sprecher: Robert Abia
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 51 Min.
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    This compendium fleshes out the century's best known military mishaps. In a series of short chapters, Coffey shows how even relatively small misjudgments have become historical turning points, such as how a driver's poor knowledge of Sarajevo's streets in 1914 helped lead to World War I. He reminds us of some of the bigger blunders, including detailing how the Treaty of Versailles laid the groundwork for the Second World War.

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • No True Glory

    • A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah
    • Autor: Bing West
    • Sprecher: Robertson Dean
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 21 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level (senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines) No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex, and often costly, interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century.

    • A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah
    • Autor: Bing West
    • Sprecher: Robertson Dean
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 21 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 23.09.2005
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 Bewertungen

    Regulärer Preis: 32,95 €

    • The Conquering Family

    • Autor: Thomas B. Costain
    • Sprecher: David Case
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 30 Min.
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    Thomas B. Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with The Conquering Family and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of John in 1216. The troubled period after the Norman Conquest, when the foundations of government were hammered out between monarch and people, comes to life through Costain's storytelling skill and historical imagination.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Marco Polo

    • From Venice to Xanadu
    • Autor: Laurence Bergreen
    • Sprecher: Paul Boehmer
    • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 29 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen, comes the first fully authoritative biography of one of the most enchanting figures in world history.

    Regulärer Preis: 39,95 €

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