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Fenella

Fenella Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • "I really needed this to fill my gap..."

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    I was born in 1982 and left the UK in 1986 for nearly 20 years. I needed this book to fill the big gap in my understanding of British history during that 1980s period. So many events of today make sense now. Silly it my sound, but I never thought of the movers and shakers of today having their roots in the 1980s. Gordon Brown is mentioned, as is Tony Blair. The Wapping strike and Rupert Murdoch breaking the unions. Unions in general, which are now making a bit of a comeback into the national news. It covers culture, history, economics, fashion, women's history, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite) history, racial history, sports history, and more. Events that are now having anniversaries, like the Hillsborough disaster, are covered. Ultimately, McSmith brought everything together so I could see how it fit together and how it lead to our present situation in the UK.

    I found the narration excellent and the book itself fascinating. One of the most valuable books I've read/listened to in several years.

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    No Such Thing as Society: A History of Britain in the 1980s

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Andy McSmith
    • Narrated By David Holt
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    The 1980s was the revolutionary decade of the 20th century. From the Falklands war and the miners' strike to Bobby Sands and the Guildford Four, from Diana and the New Romantics to Live Aid and the 'big bang', from the Rubik's cube to the ZX Spectrum, McSmith's brilliant narrative account uncovers the truth behind the decade that changed Britain forever - politically, economically and culturally.

    Emma says: "So close and yet so far"
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  • Who Runs Britain?: And Who's to Blame for the Economic Mess We're In?

    "A little bit wiser"

    Overall

    Peston, the author, knows his stuff and Thorp, the narrator, delivers it in harsh, snappy diction (sounding like the archetypal 90s, "loadsamoney" spiv?). Great entertainment, even if you can't hold all the bewildering information together, but if you can, then you are treated to a first rate education on the reasons why money span out of control and we were all mesmerised by the invincibility of clever schemes. Have we learned the lessons? It is very difficult to do so if you don't understand what happened in the first place. Even on second listening it is hard to grasp all the implications, but I think the best advice from Peston would be, " Keep your eyes wide open for naked emperors and if you are still unsure if you see one, then ask a child"

  • Guns

    "Understanding the dilemma"

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    It is easy for some of us in the UK to laugh at the madness of 'gun control' in the US, but the situation did not develop over night and King tries to provide some sober insight into the problem. He is a gun owner in a gun owning society that tends to see its constitution as giving them a right to have any weaponry they desire. The country has developed its own neighbourly arms' race! Here in the UK, we can be made afraid thinking about bad people with guns, but, on the whole, prefer to try to remove their guns. In the US, they have bad people with guns AND good people with guns, and like the pigs and humans in 'Animal Farm', it is getting impossible to tell the two apart. King argues for a slow and steady retreat. Good luck to him.

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  • "Of more specialized interest"

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    If you're interested in British political history I think you'll enjoy this book as it focuses in great detail on the turbulent first few years of William IVth short reign as reformers tried to get rid of the rotten Burghs and enable large cities, such as Manchester, to have representation in Parliament and also to extend the voting rights beyond a few property owners. Lord Grey had pressed for reform for about 40 years and finally succeeded with the Reform Bill of 1832. I had underestimated how this modest reform was so vehemently opposed by many in the Tory party and their aristocratic supporters. I was also surprised by how England teetered on the brink of insurrection as ordinary people denied the vote pressed violently for the right to vote. The narrative is very detailed with many names of politicians many of whom have faded from history which led to my mind wandering a bit a times nevertheless I was glad to learn more about this important turning point in the political climate of this country.

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    Perilous Question

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    • By Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
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    Perilous Question features an eventful, violent often overlooked period of British history. On 7th June 1832, William IV reluctantly assented to pass the Great Reform Bill, under the double threat of the creation of 60 new peers in the House of Lords and of revolution throughout the country. This led to a total change in the way Britain was governed, a two-year revolution that Antonia Fraser brings dramatically to life.

    Kirstine says: "Of more specialized interest"

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    Guns (






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    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Jim Vaughan says: "Sane suggestions, but quite a rant"
  • 4.5 (82 ratings)
    The Making of Modern Britain (






ABRIDGED) by Andrew Marr Narrated by Andrew Marr

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    In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising.

    Wil says: "History Retold"
  • 4.4 (51 ratings)
    Letter to a Christian Nation (






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    Letter to a Christian Nation

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    "Forty-four percent of the American population is convinced that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead sometime in the next 50 years," writes Sam Harris. "Imagine the consequences if any significant component of the U.S. government actually believed that the world was about to end and that its ending would be glorious. The fact that nearly half of the American population apparently believes this...should be considered a moral and intellectual emergency."

    Stephan says: "The middle ground of the extreme perspective"
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    • By Michael B. Oren
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    In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

    Mark says: "A fascinating acoount of the politics of a war"
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    Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World (






UNABRIDGED) by Nicholas Shaxson Narrated by Tim Bentinck

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    Most people regard tax havens as being relevant only to celebrities, crooks and spivs, and mistakenly believe that the main offshore problems are money laundering and terrorist financing. These are only small parts of the whole picture. The offshore system has been (discreetly) responsible for the greatest ever shift of wealth from poor to rich. It also undermines our democracies by offering the wealthiest members of society escape routes from normal democratic controls.

    M says: "To pay, or not to pay tax ...?"
  • 4.3 (34 ratings)
    Letters to a Young Contrarian (






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    The Benn Tapes 1  by Tony Benn Narrated by Tony Benn

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    • Narrated By Tony Benn
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    Late each night for over 25 years, the Labour MP and former Secretary of State Tony Benn sat alone and dictated onto tape his account of the daily events at the heart of government. The immediacy, passion, and mood is striking as he unburdens himself of the pressure and stress, trials and tribulations of government and opposition, with accounts veering from anecdotal to almost confessional.

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UNABRIDGED) by Vincent Bugliosi Narrated by Marc Cashman

    The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder

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    • By Vincent Bugliosi
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
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    Best-selling author Vincent Bugliosi has written the most important and thought-provoking book of his prolific career. In a meticulously researched and clearly presented legal case that puts George W. Bush on trial for murder after he leaves his presidency, Bugliosi delivers a searing indictment of the president and his administration.

    Barbara says: "Enlightening"
  • The Palestine-Israel Conflict (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Cohn-Sherlock, Dawoud El-Alami Narrated by Richard Aspel

    The Palestine-Israel Conflict

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    • By Dan Cohn-Sherlock, Dawoud El-Alami
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
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  • The Making of Modern Britain (






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    In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising.

    Wil says: "History Retold"
  • The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America (






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    The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America

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    • By James Bamford
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (






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    Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

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    • By Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
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    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

    judith says: "History made science"
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  • Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael B. Oren Narrated by Robert Whitfield

    Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael B. Oren
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Story
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    In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

    Mark says: "A fascinating acoount of the politics of a war"
  • The Palestine-Israeli Conflict: Bolinda Beginner Guides (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Dawoud El-Alami Narrated by Richard Aspel

    The Palestine-Israeli Conflict: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Dawoud El-Alami
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
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    (2)
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    The new audiobook edition of this best-selling book gives a thorough and accessible account of the history behind the Palestine-Israeli conflict, its roots, and the possibilities for the future. The audiobook is divided into two parts - the first by an American rabbi and Professor of Judaism, and the second by a Palestinian lecturer on Islam. The result is a real insight into the situation, with each author giving full vent to the emotions behind the two sides of the debate - Cohn-Sherbok and El-Amini come together at the audiobook's conclusion to debate the issues.

  • British Politics: Bolinda Beginner Guides (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard S Grayson Narrated by David Thorn

    British Politics: Bolinda Beginner Guides

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    • By Richard S Grayson
    • Narrated By David Thorn
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    In May 2010, British politics entered a revolutionary new era. With the election of the first hung parliament since 1974, Britain found itself in the unfamiliar world of coalition government. Explaining what this all means, this incisive introduction shows us how our politics is changing and why we should care about it. Exploring the structure of British government, 'spin', foreign policy, and the fallout from the expenses scandal and the financial crisis, Grayson reveals the complex interactions that determine everything from the taxes we pay to when we put the wheelie bin out.

  • The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing (






UNABRIDGED) by Ian Bremmer, Preston Keat Narrated by Willis Sparks

    The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ian Bremmer, Preston Keat
    • Narrated By Willis Sparks
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    This groundbreaking book is the first to both identify the wide range of political risks that global firms face and show investors how to effectively manage them. Written by two of the world's leading figures in political risk management, it reveals that, while the world remains exceedingly risky for businesses, it is by no means incomprehensible. The authors provide a wealth of unique methods, tools, and concepts to help understand political risk, showing when and how political risk analysis works - and when it does not.

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  • Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger (






UNABRIDGED) by Fintan O'Toole Narrated by Roger Clark

    Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Fintan O'Toole
    • Narrated By Roger Clark
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    Between 1995 and 2007, the Republic of Ireland was the worldwide model of successful adaptation to economic globalisation. The success story was phenomenal: a doubling of the workforce; a massive growth in exports; a GDP that was substantially above the EU average. Ireland became the world's largest exporter of software and manufactured the world's supply of Viagra. But there were two big problems....

    Amazon Customer says: "Measured, balanced and easy listening"
  • In the Presence of a Great Mystery  by Eckhart Tolle

    In the Presence of a Great Mystery

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    • By Eckhart Tolle
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    In simple language and with quiet humor, Eckhart Tolle explores the profound mystery of who we are. Eckhart begins this talk by presenting the problem we face as human beings: Almost all of us have created a rigid sense of identity based on our history, our mental interpretations, and our memories of the past. It is who we think we are, "our story", and we constantly support it with endless thoughts in habitual patterns.

    Amazon Customer says: "Quite short, but Tolle very good."
  • A Concise History of the Middle East, Ninth Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur Goldschmidt, Lawrence Davidson Narrated by Tom Weiner

    A Concise History of the Middle East, Ninth Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Arthur Goldschmidt, Lawrence Davidson
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment.

    Margaret says: "clear, comprehensive and informative"
  • The New Machiavelli (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonathan Powell Narrated by Steven Crossley

    The New Machiavelli

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jonathan Powell
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Taking the lessons Machiavelli recorded in his political masterpiece The Prince, Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's Chief of Staff, shows how they can still apply today. Illustrating each of Machiavelli's maxims with a description of events that occurred during Tony Blair's time as Prime Minister, Powell provides a gripping account of life inside Number 10 and draws lessons from those experiences for anyone today who has access to the levers of power.

  • Temptations of Power: Islamists & Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East (






UNABRIDGED) by Shadi Hamid Narrated by Peter Ganim

    Temptations of Power: Islamists & Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Shadi Hamid
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
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    In 1989, Francis Fukuyama famously announced the "end of history." The Berlin Wall had fallen; liberal democracy had won out. But what of illiberal democracy - the idea that popular majorities, working through the democratic process, might reject gender equality, religious freedoms, and other norms that Western democracies take for granted? Nowhere have such considerations become more relevant than in the Middle East, where the uprisings of 2011 swept the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups to power.

  • Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left (






UNABRIDGED) by David Horowitz Narrated by John McLain

    Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left

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    • By David Horowitz
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    America is at a crucial turning point in its history, and Republicans have been losing ground to Democrats for too long. In Take No Prisoners, Horowitz sounds a clarion call for conservatives to use liberals' take-no-prisoners playbook against them. From his days as a founder of the radical New Left movement in the 1960s to his storied career as a leading conservative activist, Horowitz has a lifetime of experience in battleground politics. Now he lays out a winning political strategy for the Right that can save the country from sliding into economic and social ruin.

  • Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS (






UNABRIDGED) by Steve Forbes Narrated by Ben Sheedy

    Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS

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    • By Steve Forbes
    • Narrated By Ben Sheedy
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    File your taxes on a postcard? Impossible! Guess again, says Steve Forbes, in his important new audiobook Flat Tax Revolution. In fact, countries around the world have freed their taxpayers to do just that - and we can, too, with a simple flat tax that will slash tax rates, spur economic growth, and put the IRS out of business

  • The Murder of the Middle Class: How to Save Yourself and Your Family from the Criminal Conspiracy of the Century (






UNABRIDGED) by Wayne Allyn Root Narrated by Tom Weiner

    The Murder of the Middle Class: How to Save Yourself and Your Family from the Criminal Conspiracy of the Century

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Wayne Allyn Root
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    President Obama's goal is to create a two-class society: the poor and the super-rich. Decades of liberals - and even a few supposed "Republicans" - have helped push America toward this goal, and President Obama hopes to finish their work. Why? Because this two-class society cements the crony capitalism that feeds big government and keeps corrupt big shots like Obama and his friends in power, permanently enshrined as the ruling class. Meanwhile, it keeps everyone else hooked on the government like a drug that's impossible to quit.

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  • James Madison's Final Address (






UNABRIDGED) by James Madison Narrated by John Greenman

    James Madison's Final Address

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    • By James Madison
    • Narrated By John Greenman
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    In this, his eighth annual message, Madison tells of his impending retirement. For the future he recommends better transportation, a national university, rebuilding the military, and a consistent system of weights and measures, among other things.

  • 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity (






UNABRIDGED) by Charles Lewis Narrated by Don Lee

    935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity

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    • By Charles Lewis
    • Narrated By Don Lee
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    Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing between fact and fiction - always a formidable challenge - is now more difficult than ever, as a constant stream of questionable information pours into media outlets. Lewis argues forcefully that while data points and factoids abound, it is much harder to get to the whole truth of complex issues in time for that truth to guide citizens, voters, and decision makers.

  • John McCain: The Myth of a Maverick  by Matt Welch Narrated by Lance Tarrance

    John McCain: The Myth of a Maverick

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    • By Matt Welch
    • Narrated By Lance Tarrance
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    In this talk Welch lays out the root cause of the senator's worldview: His personal transformation from underachieving youth to war hawk, in which he used the "higher power" of American nationalism to save his life and soul. Matt Welch speaking before a live audience at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. on January 8, 2008.

  • The Trigger (






UNABRIDGED) by Tim Butcher Narrated by Tim Butcher

    The Trigger

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    • By Tim Butcher
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    On a summer morning in Sarajevo a hundred years ago, a teenage assassin fired not just the opening shots of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Gavrilo Princip triggered conflict that would claim millions of lives in battle, and turmoil that would change our world. Tim Butcher uncovers the unreported details of Princip's life and draws on his own experience.