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The Apollo 1 Disaster: The Controversial Histor...
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There´s always a possibility that you can have a catastrophic failure, of course; this can happen on any flight; it can happen on the last one as well as the first one. So, you just plan as best you can to take care of all these eventualities, and you get a well-trained crew and you go fly. (Gus Grissom, December 1966) The Apollo space program is the most famous and celebrated in American history, but the first successful landing of men on the moon, during Apollo 11, had complicated roots dating back over a decade; it also involved one of NASA´s most infamous tragedies. Landing on the moon presented an ideal goal all on its own, but the government´s urgency in designing the Apollo program was actually brought about by the Soviet Union, which spent much of the 1950s leaving the United States in its dust (and rocket fuel). In 1957, at a time when people were concerned about communism and nuclear war, many Americans were dismayed by news that the Soviet Union was successfully launching satellites into orbit. Among those concerned was President Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose space program was clearly lagging a few years behind the Soviets´ space program. From 1959-1963, the United States worked toward putting satellites and humans into orbit via the Mercury program, but Eisenhower´s administration was already designing plans for the Apollo program by 1960, a year before the first Russian orbited the Earth and two years before John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Barton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036402/bk_acx0_036402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Muon Surplus May Reveal New Physics , Hörbuch, ...
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Scientists try to explain particle excess caused by cosmic rays.´´Muon Surplus May Reveal New Physics´´ is from the November 26, 2016 issue of Science News. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/bosn/020413/pe_bosn_020413_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The War of the Worlds , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 37...
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A shooting star seen in the skies over Victorian England heralds an alien invasion. The Martians, in need of resources, have been shot from Mars via a huge space gun and have landed in Southern England, where they quickly overwhelm its inhabitants. As the battle for Earth begins, our unnamed narrator struggles to return to his wife amidst the fighting and devastation. One of the most widely-read and influential science-fiction novels, The War of the Worlds touches on interplanetary travel, evolutionary theory, British imperialism, and the fears and prejudices of Victorian times. First serialized in 1897, it has been adapted many times, most famously by Orson Welles and company in the form of a prank radio news alert in 1938 that caused panic among listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Prebble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004068/bk_drms_004068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Calling of the Grave
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When DI Terry Connor turns up on David Hunter´s doorstep, it´s an unwelcome reminder of the past in more ways than one. The two used to be friends before Connor´s behaviour caused a bitter rift. And the news the policeman brings is even less welcome: the psychotic rapist and murderer Jerome Monk has escaped from high security prison. Monk´s is a name all too familiar to Hunter. Eight years before he´d part of an ill-fated Body Recovery team assembled to try and find the graves of Monk´s teenage victims on the bleak expanse of Dartmoor. Only one of the missing girls´ bodies was ever found, and Monk´s own controversial involvement in the search led to more failure and a violent denouement. And now Monk is on the loose - and seems to be targeting anyone involved with the original search. Then Hunter receives a mysterious appeal for help from Sophie Keller, a young woman who also worked on the operation, he suddenly finds that the past is far from dead and buried. Neither the events unfolding now, nor those from all those years ago, are quite as they seem. And as the maniac´s bloody trail edges ever closer, Hunter is forced to question who he can really trust. Especially when his own life depends on it...

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Stand: 19.07.2019
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The Calling of the Grave (eBook, ePUB)
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When DI Terry Connor turns up on David Hunter´s doorstep, it´s an unwelcome reminder of the past in more ways than one. The two used to be friends before Connor´s behaviour caused a bitter rift. And the news the policeman brings is even less welcome: the psychotic rapist and murderer Jerome Monk has escaped from high security prison. Monk´s is a name all too familiar to Hunter. Eight years before he´d part of an ill-fated Body Recovery team assembled to try and find the graves of Monk´s teenage victims on the bleak expanse of Dartmoor. Only one of the missing girls´ bodies was ever found, and Monk´s own controversial involvement in the search led to more failure and a violent denouement. And now Monk is on the loose - and seems to be targeting anyone involved with the original search. Then Hunter receives a mysterious appeal for help from Sophie Keller, a young woman who also worked on the operation, he suddenly finds that the past is far from dead and buried. Neither the events unfolding now, nor those from all those years ago, are quite as they seem. And as the maniac´s bloody trail edges ever closer, Hunter is forced to question who he can really trust. Especially when his own life depends on it...

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Stand: 16.07.2019
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A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn...
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A rousing and meticulously researched account of the notorious Battle of Little Big Horn and its unforgettable cast of characters from Sitting Bull to Custer himself. In June of 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called ´´the Little Bighorn´´, George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame.The truth, however, was far more complex. A Terrible Glory is the first audiobook to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle and the first to call upon all the significant research and findings of the past 25 years - which have changed significantly how this controversial event is perceived. Furthermore, it is the first to bring to light the details of the US Army cover-up - and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in US military history.Scrupulously researched, A Terrible Glory will stand as a landmark work. Brimming with authentic detail and an unforgettable cast of characters - from Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse to Ulysses Grant and Custer himself - this is history with the sweep of a great novel. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Bottoms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005119/bk_hach_005119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Mexican-American War and Spanish-American W...
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The policy of manifest destiny increased tensions with Mexico in the 1840s. Mexico´s northern half formed the western border of the territory bought in the Louisiana Purchase. Naturally, notions of the United States expanding to the Pacific Ocean alarmed Mexico, which held what is today the west coast of the United States. However, Mexico first came to regard American expansion as a serious problem with the immigration of Americans into its northeastern territory. These Americans declared independence from Mexico and created a nation in the Mexican province of Texas. After winning independence in 1836, Texas became an independent republic. Texas formally asked to be annexed by the United States in 1845. This annexation angered the Mexican government, which still considered Texas to be part of its territory. Mexico had previously warned that the annexation of Texas would cause Mexico to declare war on the United States. When a Mexican patrol attacked American cavalry in the disputed area north of the Rio Grande, President Polk went to Congress for a declaration of war. The declaration passed on May 13, 1846. The war against Mexico was unpopular with the opposition Whig party, especially in the North. Opponents of the war denounced it as a war of aggression, and denied that there had been a valid reason for war. Small American military units were quickly able to occupy key points in California, including San Francisco and Los Angeles. Although California was sparsely populated, some Mexican inhabitants formed an effective resistance which was eventually put down in 1847 by American reinforcements. Subsequently, a larger American army was sent to invade central Mexico, and managed to capture the Mexican capital, Mexico City, on September 13, 1847. Although a large Mexican army was still fighting American forces in northeast Mexico and Texas, news of the capital falling caused it to retreat to try to retake the capital. After the defea 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083302/bk_acx0_083302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Don´t Stay Up Late: A Fear Street Novel , Hörbu...
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R.L. Stine´s hugely successful young adult horror series Fear Street is back after almost two decades. Fear Street is a worldwide phenomenon and helped to kick off the young adult craze, which is still going strong today. Now, R.L. Stine is back with new books in this series, and the news of the series returning caused a flurry of excitement both in the press and on social media. In the second new audiobook in this series, Don´t Stay Up Late, Stine explores the unbridled terror of a damaged young lady sent on a doomed babysitting job. Ever since a car accident killed her father and put Lisa and her mother into the hospital, Lisa can´t think straight. She´s plagued by nightmares and hallucinations that force her to relive the accident over and over again in vivid detail. When Lisa finds out that a neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her young son, she takes the job immediately, eager to keep busy and shake these disturbing images from her head. But what promised to be an easy gig turns terrifying when Lisa begins to question exactly who - or what - she is babysitting. R.L. Stine makes his triumphant return to Shadyside, a town of nightmares, shadows, and genuine terror, and to the best-selling series that began his career writing horror for the juvenile market in the new Fear Street audiobook Don´t Stay Up Late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001936/bk_aren_001936_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Killer in Pair-A-Dice: Steven Garneau Series, B...
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Killer In Pair-A-Dice is the story of a serial rapist and murderer operating in the Las Vegas Valley. Not far from the glitter of this world-famous adult playground, the killer claims his victims. Driven by a deep hatred for women, he begins his reign of terror by seeking out those who remind him of someone from his past. Someone who caused him great pain. As the body count rises, the national news media pick up on the story. Pressure for a speedy apprehension is brought to bear by feminist groups and politicians. But the killer is both daring and intelligent. He leaves little in the way of clues or evidence that will lead to his being identified. His ability to attack in areas teeming with people without being seen, leads the press to dub him the Phantom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001177/bk_bimo_001177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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