This tour aims to give visibility to the forgotten great women of London, women whose names aren't usually commented at any other tour in the city.Perfect for those who want to know how women's suffrage was achieved in the United Kingdom or know which women are represented in the center of the city of London. A different way of visiting the center of the big capital.
Between the valiant kingdoms of the western Realms and the exotic eastern lands of Kara-Tur lies a vast, unexplored kingdom. For centuries, the "civilized" peoples of the Forgotten Realms have given little notice to these barbarians. Now, a powerful leader has united the wild horsemen into a mighty force - an army powerful enough to challenge the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006693/bk_adbl_006693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drizzt is back, and facing a world changed forever! An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build. But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World. Powerful individuals on both sides may have to change the way they see each other. They may have to start to talk. And it won't be easy. This book wasn't just the next installment in the long-running saga of the famous dark elf, but the beginning of a bold new trilogy that will help change the face of the Forgotten Realms world forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Bramhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002043/bk_rand_002043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inside Zooneyville is the first book of The Unknown Kingdom Trilogy. Living under the golden, shining material surface of the United States are millions of people who live in an openly hostile climate of oppression. Their existence has been going on for generations and it is a tragic state of affairs for once free people. The coming of the European to this continent was not a wondrous, happy event for the dark-skinned, free peoples already living, governing and thriving on this continent. Enslavement was their doctrine, oppression the heavy yoke of containment. We are their descendants and the lineage of those brought here from Africa in chains. Living in cities throughout the US, you have seen us, ignored us and have called us by many insulting names; negro, colored, illegal aliens, savages, thugs, gangsters, ignorant, coons, poor people, and a plethora of others. We have been ostracized, belittled and forced to live in substandard dwellings (many times in the guise of help), underpaid, uneducated, despised, and forgotten. Yet, we survive and live hidden out of sight and out of mind as those who lived in the Unknown Kingdom of Zooneyville. Walk with me. Come with me inside Zooneyville to come to terms with the reality of millions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Royal Jaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058916/bk_acx0_058916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore how Churchill went from schoolboy failure to wartime hero. As a British politician who was well known for serving twice as prime minister for the United Kingdom, and as an infamous war organizer, leader Winston S. Churchill filled his long life with achievements and recognition, plotted throughout every modern history book. Most famously, he led Great Britain into victory over Nazi Germany during World War II in his first run as prime minister, and played an essential role in negotiating peace once the war reached an unsteady end. Commonly, his name is associated as one of the "Big Three", alongside United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin. In unity, the three men helped lead the world to a resolution from the violence and terror that reigned in World War II. Any general biography of Winston S. Churchill will provide an overview of his greatest achievements, but Churchill had other goals and desires that are often ignored and forgotten. What were they? Churchill had a family - a childhood and children of his own - and a political career that began at a young age. He spoke with and entertained some of the biggest names in the world, within both the political and social realms. How did he interact with Franklin D. Roosevelt? With Mahatma Gandhi? Beneath the accolades and accomplishments lies one important question: Who was Winston S. Churchill out of the spotlight? What were his struggles and personal goals? Was he an average man in some ways? The following audiobook is an outline of Winston S. Churchill's life that not only gives a brief overview of his best-known feats, but also provides a glimpse into who he was as a person. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Daily. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092928/bk_acx0_092928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After briefly eluding Yassir Ali's ruthless assassins in England, Nick, Marie, and Ishi have fled north, where they hope to track down a forgotten cavern in the Highlands of Scotland. The cavern is linked to the Ambrosius Amulet, and is said to contain the greatest treasure of gold, jewels, and other artifacts ever amassed by the ancient druids.... Finding this sacred place won't be easy - especially when those trying to kill the forlorn trio are hot on the trail again. Meanwhile, Nick and his cohorts' search is limited to details from a conversation Marie had with her father prior to his murder a year earlier. His last wish was for her to complete the task he couldn't and was the main reason Marie hired Nick as her archeologist guide: to first find the Temple of the Jaguar in the Honduran jungles, and then eventually move on to the United Kingdom to complete Daddy's failed quest. Now, after being chased relentlessly through Europe by Yassir Ali's hitmen, they finally possess the key to finding the druid treasure. Yet, the Ambrosius Amulet can only tell them when they have found the right location. The task of locating the correct "marked" Scottish hillside must be handled on their own, using natural means. Relying on Marie's memory of landmarks and coordinates given by her father, the task of searching Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, and Loch Morar quickly becomes a hazardous affair. Will one of these famed locations prove to be home to this fabled treasure of the early Brits? Or, will this be one myth that can't be solved, either by fate or bullets from a ruthless enemy closing in? These questions and more are waiting to be answered in the Secret of the Loch.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graydon Schlichter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044040/bk_acx0_044040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' British Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of Great Britain's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Sir Winston Churchill is often cited as Britain's greatest prime minister for leading the United Kingdom against Hitler's Nazi war machine during World War II, and indeed he was the idol of the one person who many think might have surpassed him: Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher not only became Britain's first female prime minister; she also became its longest serving prime minister. The political precedents Thatcher set as a woman would be enough of a legacy in their own right, but Thatcher effectively wielded her power in a way that made a lasting contribution to both geopolitics and the perception of female politicians in general. Thatcher is widely credited, along with Ronald Reagan, as one of the principal Cold Warriors who brought about the demise of the Soviet Union, whose leaders gave her the famous nickname "Iron Lady". And, of course, Thatcher was recently in the spotlight again with the release of the critically acclaimed movie The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep. With the success of that movie, Thatcher has undergone a cultural revival and reiconization in many quarters for her political stances and political achievements. At the same time, however, the role she played as a woman is now often overlooked out of the expedience of political correctness, and it is considered uncivil to analyze Thatcher's political rise through the prism of sex. In fact at times the former prime minister claimed to understand an issue better due to her sex and sometimes used her sex more subliminally. British Legends: The Life and Legacy of Margaret 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034726/bk_acx0_034726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the second of a trilogy of Timeline 10/27/62 novellas about the invasion and the occupation of the Falkland Islands in 1964. Nearly four years have gone by since the Argentine seized by force majeure the Falkland Islands Dependencies from the United Kingdom. To the Argentine Republic the archipelago, Las Malvinas, and all the other British territories taken by force of arms – South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands and the British research stations in the Antarctic – is now a part of Argentina. The situation is so calm that the officers and men of the Argentine garrison of Las Malvinas, are bringing their families out to the islands as if the conquered territories are as safe as any mainland base. As time goes by the last vestiges of British administration are being systematically erased. Stanley, the capital of Las Malvinas is now Puerto Argentino, East Falkland is Isla Soledad and all bar a handful Kelpers (the name the former Falkland Islanders by which they referred to each other) have long been exiled. The atrocities of the invasion, the scars of the fighting in April 1964 have been built over, forgotten by the new masters of Las Malvinas; nobody thinks the British are ever coming back but that does not mean that the occupiers are not forever looking over their shoulders. Yet the colonists and their families still keep coming; even though the surge of national pride – almost national rebirth – which initially followed the re-taking of the Argentine’s "lost" territories in the ocean the Junta now calls the Mar del Argentina, has long since run its course. The first visit by the US Navy since April 1964 seems to offer some hope that the international community has put the "Malvinas" issue to bed. But is everything quite what it seems?Back in 1964, in a world still struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of the October War, the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands had been a faraway thing that 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen M. Ray, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/200272/bk_acx0_200272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The English and Their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric 'dreamtime' through to the present day. If a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative institutions, then the English have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. They first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognisable entity ever since, and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their history. The English have come a long way from those precarious days of invasion and conquest, with many spectacular changes of fortune. Their political, economic and cultural contacts have left traces for good and ill across the world. This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of today's England. Robert Tombs draws out important threads running through the story, including participatory government, language, law, religion, the land and the sea, and the ever-changing relations with other peoples. Not the least of these connections are the ways the English have understood their own history, have argued about it, forgotten it, and yet been shaped by it. These diverse and sometimes conflicting understandings are an inherent part of their identity. Rather to their surprise, as ties within the United Kingdom loosen, the English are suddenly beginning a new period in their long history. Especially at times of change, history can help us to think about the sort of people we are and wish to be. This audiobook, the first single-volume work on this scale for more than half a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027644/bk_adbl_027644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.