This book by the world expert on Pearl Harbor blows the top off a 70-year cover-up, reporting for the first time on long-suppressed interviews, documents, and corroborated evidence. The bottom line thesis: that the attack December 7, 1941 was not unexpected or unprovoked. Nor was it the reason that Franklin Roosevelt declared a war that resulted in massive human slaughter. Instead, as this book establishes in exhaustive detail, Pearl Harbor was permitted as a public relations measure to rally the public - and the blame shifted from the White House, where it belonged, to the men on the ground, who were unprepared for the attack. The author is Percy Greaves (1906-1984). For 70 years, his documents have been the primary source of revisionist scholarship on Pearl Harbor. The documents were prepared under his leadership by the minority on the congressional commission that investigated Pearl Harbor from 1945 to 1946, because he acted as the main counsel for the Republican minority. He conducted in-person, detailed, comprehensive interviews with all the main players at Pearl Harbor and many people in the security apparatus. The contents of these interviews are corroborated by military records. More than any other person, he was qualified to speak on this subject. He possessed encyclopedic knowledge and had access to research available to no one else. However, for many reasons, the documents were not published. He continued to work on this book for many years before his death in 1984. At that point, his wife, Bettina Bien Greaves, took up the project. The result is absolutely astonishing. The scenario it describes is not unknown even in our own times. A brutal attack on American soil comes from a foreign source. Death and destruction are everywhere. The nation is furious and thirsty for vengeance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051715/bk_acx0_051715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cotillion: A formal gathering of bright young women on the verge of entering adulthood, the society pages, and prospective high-tax-bracket marriages. Think a Civil War reenactment with crisp, clean white dresses. Catfight: An impromptu gathering of not-so-young women on the verge of losing their cool. Think a cotillion with hair-pulling. It´s been more than a year since the Kudzu Debutantes exacted sweet, merciless revenge on their cheating husbands, but the repercussions are still palpable throughout Ithaca, Georgia: Nita is anxiously preparing herself for marriage to Jimmy Lee, a man 13 years her junior; Lavonne, despite having dropped her husband - and 80 pounds - and having launched her own business, longs for love; and while Eadie remains married to Trevor, she feels more neglected than ever. So the occasion of Nita´s second wedding seems like just the ticket to cheer up the disconsolate Debs. But they´ve made a formidable enemy in Virginia Broadwell, first lady of Ithaca and the bride´s ex-mother-in-law. Hell-bent on vengeance and determined to restore old-school social mores, Virginia hatches a plan so devious it makes her pedicured toes curl in anticipation. Soon enough, the women are knocked for a loop, but you can´t keep a Kudzu Debutante down for long. The one thing stronger than Virginia´s wrath is the bond between the three friends, who soon learn that one of Virginia´s Jimmy Choos contains an irresistible Achilles´ heel. With spirit, wit, and down-home gumption, the take-no-prisoners trio decides it´s time to ditch their cotillion manners as they rally to save Nita´s marriage, Lavonne´s business, Eadie´s sanity, and the honor of Kudzu Debs the world over. Packed with authentic Southern flavor and characters as colorful as an azalea in full bloom, The Secret Lives of the Kudzu Debutantes serves up stinging one-liners and earthy wisdom in equal measure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003597/bk_blak_003597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nate had never expected to see a real war, but that was a month ago. Back when he´d been a video gamer with dreams of space combat. Now he was a pilot in Knighthawk Squadron and in the middle of a violent warzone. The Star Empire and its vast legions are utterly committed to the elimination of the shattered Byotai Empire. They are ruthless and ambitious beyond measure. As the terror spreads, millions of loyalists flee to the borders, desperate to avoid the violence, pursued by ruthless militias bent on destruction and enslavement. There is a faint glimmer of hope for the empire, and it takes the shape of the 15 ships of the Orion Battlegroup. Safely hidden inside this fleet is the sole survivor of the Byotai royalty, and with him the only chance of peace in the region. With time running out, Admiral Churchill and his officers hatch an audacious plan. It is a plan that could allow them to escape the clutches of the Star Empire and rally all remaining loyalists to this last prince. If they fail, nothing will stop the spread of the insidious new enemy in its quest for total domination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew B. Wehrlen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049227/bk_acx0_049227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The epic conclusion of the Echoes of Empire trilogy. Prophecy declared that corrupt politician Corajidin would rule the Shrīanese Federation, even become its new Emperor - and sinister magic has helped him defy death in order to do it. But his victory is not assured, thanks to clashing rival factions that hinder any attempts to unify the nation. Though he has taken increasingly brutal measures to eliminate all obstacles in his path, the dark forces supporting him grow dangerously impatient. And the harder they press, the more drastic Corajidin’s actions become. Soon, only his most powerful adversaries will stand in his way: Indris, the peerless swordsman and sorcerer who has long fought to end the Federation’s bloody turmoil; and the warrior-poet Mari, Corajidin’s own daughter and the woman Indris loves. Fate has torn them apart, forcing them into terrifying personal trials. But if Indris can bring to bear the devastating knowledge of the Pillars of Sand, and Mari can rise up as a rebel leader, Corajidin’s enemies will rally - and the decisive battle for the soul and future of the Shrīanese will begin. This epic tale of intrigue, love, and betrayal, painted in the blood of allies and enemies by Mark T. Barnes, concludes the Echo of Empire trilogy that began with The Garden of Stones and The Obsidian Heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006094/bk_brll_006094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.