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Nils

Nils Olstykke, Denmark Member Since 2011

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  • "A rivetingly observant and well-wri..."

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    I have never read/listened to a biography that was so immensely filled with well-written, well-researched and entertaining information as this one.



    Be prepared to spend the time on this book - it is a very long biography of a man with a very long and extremely full life that changed the course of history for so many of us.



    Jenkins' style of writing is a joy to listen to and expertly read by Robert Whitfield (who is unknown to me) - brimming with helpful and elegant interpretation and ever adding snippets of information setting the tone or background of a particular event, the part played by a side character, or simply filling in to help history-weak readers like myself.



    Jenkins is rather ((too?) discrete about the darker moments in Churchill's life, but they are there, as they should be in a proper biography.



    Little, often humourous, comments are interspersed thorughout the book - much appreciated.



    As I have not read other biographies on Churchill, I am unable to make comparisons. Suffice it to say that I have enjoyed "meeting" Sir Winston in this way (I have been through it two - and partly three - times so far) and can wholeheartedly recommend it. Interested in Churchill? - read it! Interested in history? - read it! Just wanting to be entertained while being inspired by a great statesman? Enjoy!

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    Churchill

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    • By Roy Jenkins
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    In this magisterial book, Roy Jenkins' unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level government experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

    Francis says: "A biography worthy of Churchill"
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  • "Finished - what do I do now?"

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    I listened to all 57 hours in one month during many long drives and not a few late nights. Rarely have I enjoyed history so much. The quality of Shirer's writing has long since been recognised, but this is enhanced even further by the brilliant narration. Yes, there were occasions when my concentration lapsed, but ony because one is inevitably drawn to one aspect of the story rather than another. Most often I was riveted, and now it feels like an old friend has said farewell.

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    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

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    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer's monumental study of Hitler's German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century's blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    Richard says: "A unique account"

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    Step into the real world of the spy with this detailed and unforgettable tour of the millennia-long history and enduring legacy of espionage and covert operations. While most of us associate this top-secret subject with popular fiction and film, its true story is more fascinating, surprising, and important than you could possibly imagine. These 24 thrilling lectures survey how world powers have attempted to work in the shadows to gain secret information or subvert enemies behind the scenes.

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    Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we will always remember. In those great battles, those streams ran red with blood-and the United States was truly born.

  • World War II: A Military and Social History  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Thomas Childers
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    Between 1937 and 1945, approximately 55 million people perished in the series of interrelated conflicts known as the Second World War. No continent was left untouched, no ocean unaffected. The war led to the eclipse of Europe and the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as global superpowers; ushered in the atomic age; produced, in the Holocaust, the most horrific crime ever committed in the history of Western civilization, and led to the end of Europe's colonial empires around the world.

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    British military historian John Keegan, the author of such groundbreaking works as The Face of Battle, addresses some fundamental questions about war: Is man innately violent? Are soldiers like other men? Is a disciplined army essential for a civilization's success? With interludes on such topics as fortifications, weaponry, and logistics, and interesting perspectives on some of history's great military leaders, Keegan's study offers an expansive, panoramic view of warfare.

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    He is the most-decorated general in American history - and the only five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. Yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war but in peace. As the uniquely titled Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, he was charged with transforming a defeated, militarist empire into a beacon of peace and democracy - "the greatest gamble ever attempted", he called it.

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    Wager hunts for the killer of a black councilman, as the city threatens to riotGabe's girlfriend Jo is drowning. She stares up at him, eyes wide with terror, as he fights to grab her hand. In a moment, the frothing river swallows her up, and Jo is gone.Nine months have passed since Jo's death, and Detective Wager cannot get the image out of his mind. Rather than fight the urge to blame himself, he embraces the guilt, punishing himself for it every day.

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    While the big bad corporation has often been the offender in many of the world's greatest environmental disasters, in the case of the mass poisoning at Camp Lejeune the culprit is a revered institution: The US Marine Corps. For two decades now, revelations have steadily emerged about pervasive contamination, associated clusters of illness and death among the Marine families stationed there, and military stonewalling and failure to act.

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    In the late 18th century, it was widely thought that to be a sailor was little better than to be a slave. "No man will be a sailor," wrote Samuel Johnson, "who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail. A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." If that were true, historian Nathan Miller suggests, then the record of sailing in the age of tall ships would likely be distinguished by few heroes and fewer grand narratives.

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  • Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and Journey of Remembrance (






UNABRIDGED) by Martin Goldsmith Narrated by Martin Goldsmith
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    Alex's Wake is a tale of two parallel journeys undertaken seven decades apart. In the spring of 1939, Alex and Helmut Goldschmidt were two of more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany aboard the St. Louis, the saddest ship afloat (New York Times).

  • The Decisive Battles of World History  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete
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    Throughout history, military engagements have altered the course of historical events. In these 36 dynamic lectures, Professor Aldrete leads you in discovering the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of events and defining our world. Across 4,000 years of history, you'll explore nearly 40 key military engagements, from the milestone battles of Western civilization to their counterparts in the Middle East, India, and Asia.

  • The New Concise History of the Crusades: Critical Issues in World and International History (






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    How have the crusades contributed to Islamist rage and terrorism today? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of modern jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance.

  • Breve storia del Terzo Reich vol. 5 [Short History of Third Reich vol. 5]: La Luftwaffe [The Luftwaffe] (






UNABRIDGED) by Piero Di Domenico Narrated by Lorenzo Visi
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    Breve storia del Terzo Reich vol. 5 [Short History of Third Reich vol. 5]: La Luftwaffe [The Luftwaffe]

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Piero Di Domenico
    • Narrated By Lorenzo Visi
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    Tra le forze armate tedesche, la Luftwaffe, l'aviazione militare, fu una delle "armi" più efficienti ed efficaci della Wehrmacht durante la seconda guerra mondiale. Fondamentale per la riuscita della Blitzkrieg, la Guerra Lampo in Europa, la Luftwaffe ebbe sotto il proprio controllo anche le unità di paracadutisti (Fallschirmjäger) e altre formazioni militari terrestri. In questo audiolibro raccontiamo i momenti più importanti dell'aviazione tedesca, asso nella manica del Terzo Reich.

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