A generation of children forced to live without words. It begins as a statistical oddity: a spike in children born with acute speech delays. Physically normal in every way, these children never speak and do not respond to speech; they don´t learn to read, don´t learn to write. As the number of cases grows to an epidemic level, theories spread. Maybe it´s related to a popular antidepressant; maybe it´s environmental. Or maybe these children have special skills all their own. The Silent History unfolds in a series of brief testimonials from parents, teachers, friends, doctors, cult leaders, profiteers, and impostors (everyone except, of course, the children themselves), documenting the growth of the so-called silent community into an elusive, enigmatic force in itself - alluring to some, threatening to others. Both a bold storytelling experiment and a propulsive reading experience, Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, and Kevin Moffett´s The Silent History is at once thrilling, timely, and timeless. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman, LJ Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020585/bk_adbl_020585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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On 6 June, 1944, Britain woke up to a profound silence. Overnight, 160,000 Allied troops had vanished and an eerie emptiness settled over the country. The majority of those men would never return. This is the story of that extraordinary 24 hours. Using a wealth of first-person testimonies, renowned historian Max Arthur recounts a remarkable new oral history of D-Day, beginning with the two years leading up to the silent day that saw the UK transformed by the arrival of thousands of American and Canadian troops. We also hear the views of the American troops, who quickly formed strong views of both the British military and civilian populations. Then, on that June morning, many British people woke up to discover that vast areas of the country, which had throbbed with life only the day before, were now empty and silent. Civilian workers found coffee pots still warm on the stove but not a soul to greet them. Many women - and children - felt bewildered and betrayed. Then, throughout that day and the days that followed, the whole population gathered around wireless sets, waiting for news. There are powerful testimonies from families of who lost loved ones on the beaches of Normandy, and dramatic personal accounts from young widows who had never had the chance to say goodbye. The Silent Day is an original and evocative portrait of a key event in world history, and a poignant reminder of the human cost of D-Day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patience Tomlinson, Clive Mantle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000663/bk_hodd_000663_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Subsequent to the attack on the USS Cole in October of 2000, British intelligence reports pinpointed bin Laden´s location in a safe house outside of Abyan, Yemen. A top secret project, code named Perfect Justice, was carried out by a team of highly-trained CIA operatives, two male and two female, in a commando-style raid. It was to be a Black operation, one that would be conducted in absolute secrecy under the cover of official deniability. If unsuccessful, it would in effect never be acknowledged by the CIA or any other governmental organization to have ever taken place. All but one of the team members survived the ensuing firefight, as did Osama bin Laden. His escape, as well as the tragic loss of one CIA team member, prompted the United States government to expunge all evidence of Perfect Justice from the official records. CIA successes are rarely reported, but failures are obliterated from public consciousness forever. This account will outline the planning that went into the raid at Abyan, the details of the operation itself, its tragic consequences, and the subsequent cover-up by an administration facing a senatorial election in New York and a Republican president taking office in a matter of weeks. It will also examine the lives of the four team members, and what may have prompted each to serve their country in this unique capacity. It is hoped that by reporting the events that took place in November 2000, the author of this book will afford some small measure of recognition to those who risked their lives for their country in Operation Perfect Justice, and to one who gave the last full measure of devotion; a sacrifice that will never be acknowledged by the government she served so valiantly. Since no official documentation of this operation exists in the public record, the author will rely on the expertise of selected military and government officials for pertinent material relating to the authenticity of black operations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Romick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081754/bk_acx0_081754_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The World War II in the Pacific Series tells the story of Iwo Jima and the long war in the Pacific, the people who affected its direction, and the many places that suffered from war yet survived and went on to prosper in peace. From General MacArthur and President Truman to Emperor Hirohito, the key players in the Pacific Theatre are profiled. Learn about aircraft carriers and the development of fission weapons; gain a deeper understanding of the Bataan Death March and the decision to use the atomic bomb; and hear about places including Guam, the Marshall Islands, and, of course, Iwo Jima. The editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica have created a collection of over 80 articles that tells the story of the Pacific Theatre of World War II, providing context and explaining the circumstances surrounding the pivotal battle for Iwo Jima. You will learn about the events that led up to the battle, the effect it had on the remainder of the war, and much more. Encyclopaedia Britannica explores the events, places, and people involved, in order to give you a more thorough understanding of the significance of that historic flag-raising. In this edition, the editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica present MacArthur´s famous speech: ´´Today the Guns are Silent´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter J. Fernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/brit/000071/sp_brit_000071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It may be the most interesting and yet loneliest spot on Earth: a volcanic rock surrounded by a million square miles of ocean, named for the day Dutch explorers discovered it, Easter Sunday, April 5, 1722. Here, people created a complex society, sophisticated astronomy, exquisite wood sculpture, monumental stone architecture, roads, and a puzzling ideographic script. And then they went about sculpting amazing, giant human figures in stone. This audiobook of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island´s vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues. It shows the conjecturally reconstructed prehistoric pole houses; the ahu, the sculptures´ platform, as a spectacular expression of prehistoric megalithic architecture; and the Easter Island Statue Project´s inventory of the colossal moai sculptures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lenz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021821/bk_acx0_021821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this riveting personal account, an authentic American hero relives the perils and triumphs of eight harrowing patrols aboard one of America´s most successful World War II submarines. Courageous deeds and terror-filled moments - as well as the endless hard work of maintaining and operating a combat sub - are vividly recalled in Calvert´s candid portrait. From rigorous training and shakedown cruises off the coast of New England to tense patrols within shouting distance of Japan´s major cities, the progress of the newly commissioned USS Jack parallels Calvert´s own growth from callow ensign to charter member of one of the sharpest attack teams in the fleet. Silent Running is more than a masterful collection of war stories. The greatest drama takes place within Jim Calvert himself, as his values, his training, and his courage are put to test daily, both at sea and ashore. He must come to terms with a forbidden love, overcome fear and self-doubt, cope with the loss of comrades, and face the constant reality that each and every day at sea might be his last. Jim Calvert has created one of the most remarkable World War II memoirs to date. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Patrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000420/bk_blak_000420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.