Audio Journeys by Travel Radio International explores the 200-year-old village of Potsdam, New York, where Clarkson University was founded by two Clarkson sisters, to honor their brother who died young. Today, Clarkson is one of the world's leading electrical engineering universities. Nanotechnology is being developed and studied there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000234/bk_bigh_000234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audio Journeys by Travel Radio International explores the 200-year-old village of Potsdam, New York. The village is home to The Crane School of Music, the first school of its kind to teach teachers how to teach music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000233/bk_bigh_000233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Standing in history like a milestone marking the boundary between one era and the next, the Potsdam Conference brought together the leaders of the three major Allied powers - the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom - for the last time at the end of World War II and at the threshold of the Cold War. A follow up to the Yalta Conference just five months earlier, Potsdam attempted to work out the contours of the postwar world. Though it came so shortly after Yalta, the Potsdam Conference also highlighted a turnover of leadership on the world stage. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who gave his nation hope in the darkest days of World War II, had suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of the Labor candidate Clement Attlee, who replaced him towards the end of the Conference. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died prior to the meeting, leading to his replacement by the new president Harry S. Truman, a keen-minded pragmatist whose intense focus on America's advantage contrasted with Roosevelt's internationalism. Only General Secretary Josef Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union, remained unchanged from the earlier summit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078455/bk_acx0_078455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After Germany's defeat in World War II, Europe lay in tatters. Millions of refugees were dispersed across the continent. Food and fuel were scarce. Britain was bankrupt while Germany had been reduced to rubble. In July 1945 Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin gathered in a quiet suburb of Berlin to negotiate a lasting peace - a peace that would finally put an end to the conflagration that had started in 1914, a peace under which Europe could be rebuilt. Award-winning historian Michael Neiberg brings the turbulent Potsdam Conference to life, vividly capturing the delegates' personalities: Truman, trying to escape from the shadow of Franklin Roosevelt, who had died only months before; Churchill, bombastic and seemingly out of touch; Stalin, cunning and meticulous. For the first week, negotiations progressed relatively smoothly. But when the delegates took a recess for the British elections, Churchill was replaced - both as prime minster and as Britain's representative at the conference - in an unforeseen upset by Clement Attlee, a man Churchill disparagingly described as "a sheep in sheep's clothing". When the conference reconvened, the power dynamic had shifted dramatically, and the delegates struggled to find a new balance. Stalin took advantage of his strong position to demand control of Eastern Europe as recompense for the suffering experienced by the Soviet people and armies. The final resolutions of the Potsdam Conference, notably the division of Germany and the Soviet annexation of Poland, reflected the uneasy geopolitical equilibrium between East and West that would come to dominate the 20th century. As Neiberg expertly shows, the delegates arrived at Potsdam determined to learn from the mistakes their predecessors made in the Treaty of Versailles. But riven by tensions and dramatic debates over how to end the most recent war, they only dimly understood that their discussions of peace were giving birth to a new global conflic 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007565/bk_blak_007565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's 1945, and Stalin's army stands poised to conquer all of Europe. The only way to stop him is for Truman to bluff him down. To make the bluff work, C.G. Brandt, America's ultra-professional but very human spymaster, is forced to risk everything on Alex Lukas, an under-trained but bilingual secret agent. Lukas must escort a Soviet defector who will parachute into Bavaria with crucial information. But the defector's plane crashes; there is a gorgeous Communist spy in the drop area; and Lukas can't believe the amount of well-armed interest in his movements. Against all odds, he manages to get out with his skin intact. Then he's given new orders: to proceed to New Mexico, to a place called Los Alamos, pick up a crate, and deliver it to the Moscow embassy. In the crate is the key to the great bluff - the biggest card in Harry Truman's hand as he faces off with Joseph Stalin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Emerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002041/bk_blak_002041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of The Potsdam Bluff and Tailspin comes a new techno-thriller set in the near future and featuring man-of-action Tom Sweeney. When the secret agent is laid off from his high-level intelligence job due to peace-time Department of Defense budget cuts, he takes the dismissal in stride, planning to enjoy a few months off as a swinging bachelor. But when an old CIA running mate is found murdered in the bathroom of Sweeney’s house, leaving behind a cryptic message, Sweeney finds that he is a moving target for mysterious killers. Gradually, he discovers himself to be at the center of a complex international plot involving the cocaine industry, a swarm of vicious German neo-Nazis, and high-ranking US officials, including perhaps even Sweeney’s old boss, the President himself. Can one hero take on all of these enemies? Watch him try. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005222/bk_blak_005222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A unique collection of historic BBC archive recordings documenting the last months of the Second World War, the euphoria of the victory celebrations, and the dawning of a very different world. In this original compilation of eyewitness accounts, BBC correspondents and official observers describe the contentious fire-bombing of Dresden in February, the liberation of Belsen in April, and the dropping of the atomic bomb in August. At home the July election produced a shock Labour landslide, putting Churchill out of office. Those close to him, politicians and family, analyse the reasons for his defeat. Its consequences were far reaching and led ultimately to the foundation of the Welfare State. Gradually the country returned to normal life; cricket and football matches were resumed, and cinema audiences increased as people enjoyed more leisure. At the same time, deadlock with the Soviet Union at the Potsdam conference was sowing the seeds of a new kind of conflict: ‘cold’ war. For demobbed troops and returning POWs, there were more immediate problems: the unexpected tensions of coming home. But at least there was the consolation of the first peacetime Christmas since 1938. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002048/bk_rhuk_002048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Adventures of Bella & Harry is a book series that chronicles the escapades of a pup named Bella, her little brother Harry, and their family as they explore the sights and sounds of new, exciting cities around the world. This series is an informative and exciting way to introduce children to travel, different countries and customs, history, landmarks, and more - sure to win the hearts of young listeners. Join Bella and Harry as they travel to Edinburgh with their family and see Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy a trip to Loch Ness to search for Nessie! Along the way, local cuisine (such Dundee cake) is introduced to the listener. Then join Bella and Harry as they travel to Rome with their family and see the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, and other sites. Along the way, local cuisine (such as antipasti) and basic Italian words are introduced. Lastly, join Bella and Harry as they travel to Berlin with their family to visit the Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, Charlottenburg Palace, and other fun places. Take a side trip to Potsdam, enjoy some local cuisine (bratwurst), and learn basic local phrases. The comedic and informative adventures of Bella and Harry will stimulate children's imaginations and foster a thirst for understanding the world in which they live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008635/bk_blak_008635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The gripping true story of Klaus Fuchs: the spy who sold the nuclear secrets to the Russians. When the three leaders of the victorious allies, Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union, met at Potsdam in July 1945, President Truman announced to Stalin that the US had a new and devastating weapon. Observers report that Stalin paid no attention to this remark. In fact, Stalin was well aware of the existence of the atomic bomb, and the Soviet Union was rapidly developing its own. Stalin owed his knowledge to the atomic scientist Dr Klaus Fuchs, who can lay claim to being the most successful spy in history. A refugee from Nazi Germany, entrusted with crucial work at the very heart of the British and American nuclear weapons project, Fuchs gave every piece of information he had to the KGB, the Russian intelligence agency. Then in 1950, his spy mission complete, he made an unprompted confession to MI6. His espionage accelerated the start of the Cold War between Russia and the West, and caused a split between the US and British governments that forced Britain to build its own atomic weapons. The world that Fuchs helped create remained in the grip of a nuclear stand-off for a generation. The Spy Who Changed the World uses previously unseen archive documents to bring to life one of the most compelling spy stories on the 20th century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Carrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000353/bk_head_000353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.