In 1942, two nations switch sides-and World War II takes a horrifying new course. In the real world, England and France allowed Adolf Hitler to gobble up the Sudetenland in 1938. Once Hitler finished dismembering Czechoslovakia, he was ready to go to war over Poland a year later. But Hitler had always been eager to seize Czechoslovakia, no matter the consequences. So what if England and France had stood up to the Nazis from the start, and not eleven months later? That is the question behind the War That Came Early series. Four years later, the civil war in Spain drags on, even after General Franco´s death. The United States, still neutral in Europe, fights the Japanese in the Pacific. Russia and Germany go toe-to-toe in Eastern Europe-yet while Hitler stares east, not everything behind him is going as well as he would like. But nothing feeds ingenuity like the fear of losing. The Germans wheel out new tanks and planes, Japan deploys weapons of a very different sort against China, and the United States, England, and France do what they can to strengthen themselves against imminent danger. Seen through the eyes of ordinary citizens caught in the maelstrom, this is a you-are-there chronicle of battle on land and sea and in the air. Here are terrifying bombing raids that shatter homes, businesses, and the rule of law. Here are commanders issuing orders that, once given, cannot be taken back. And here are the seeds of rebellion sown in blood-soaked soil. In a war in which sides are switched and allies trust one another only slightly more than they trust their mortal enemies, Nazi Germany has yet to send its Jews to death camps, and dangerous new nationalist powers arise in Eastern Europe. From thrilling submarine battles to the horror of men fighting men and machines all through Europe, Two Fronts captures every aspect of a brilliantly reimagined conflict: the strategic, the political, and the personal force of leaders bending nations to their wills. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Harry Turtledove´s The War That Came Early: Last Orders. Praise for Two Fronts ´´[Harry] Turtledove has another major twist in store for the readers and his alternative world.´´-SF Site ´´Turtledove´s new variation on the theme of WWII is departing more and more from the original, sometimes in subtle ways and sometimes in less subtle ones. . . . What´s next is anybody´s guess, except that it will almost certainly be more surprises.´´-Booklist ´´Turtledove is the standard-bearer for alternate history.´´-USA Today Praise for Harry Turtledove ´´If you like alternate histories, you´re going to like this series a lot.´´-The San Diego Union-Tribune ´´Turtledove is the standard-bearer for alternate history.´´-USA Today
The Imperial War Museum Book of the Western Front: Malcolm Brown
Private Franklin Grillo is a fresh-faced infantryman in the 101st Airborne. He´s been dispatched to the Ardennes Forest outside of Bastogne to assist Baker Company against a surprise attack by the Germans. Outgunned, low on ammo, food, and supplies, the men along the new front are up against an army 10 times their size. Barely able to hold out the 101st now face a new threat. German soldiers who take massive amounts of damage but keep on attacking. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Menesses. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056039/bk_acx0_056039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The undead Nazi army continues its march across Europe in the thrilling sequel to Screaming Eagles! The German stranglehold on the town of Bastogne has been released, only for the living dead to rise up and take their place. A ragtag group of men fight their way out of the chaos and make a frantic escape from the rubble and ruin. One of them, British soldier Lieutenant Robert Wilkins, uncovers crucial information about the source of the zombie scourge. Along with a crack team, Wilkins is dispatched to where the outbreak began - the ominously silent concentration camp at Polonezköy; Poland - to try and find a way to halt the undead advance. The fate of the entire world rests on the shoulders of just a handful of men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Menesses. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088051/bk_acx0_088051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anna Keebler makes a living being unconventional. A wedding planner who specializes in more...unusual ceremonies, Anna´s client list includes everything from nudists to paintballers to Little Red Riding Hood enthusiasts. So when her photographer up and quits during a wedding blitz in Hawaii, Anna makes an unconventional decision. She hires a hot Marine to be her new photographer. Little does she know, Grant Patton is the best man in one of her weddings. He´s so perfect he´s practically a Boy Scout - if Boy Scouts were big, ripped Marines with gorgeous gray eyes, and good at, oh, everything. Especially sex. In fact, his only flaw seems to be that he hates marriage as much as she does. But Anna suspects the sexy Boy Scout routine is a cover, and if he wants this thing between them to be about more than sex, Grant must reveal the dark past he´s fought so hard to hide.... Each book in the Front and Center series is a stand-alone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Robins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009197/bk_brll_009197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Massachusetts State Investigator Win Garano is given one of his most challenging cases yet when he is asked to investigate the death of a young British woman murdered more than 40 years ago. Assumed to be a victim of the Boston Strangler, blind Janie Brolin was raped and left for dead in 1962. With no DNA and sketchy police records, this is a case that will test Garano to his limits. It will take him on a journey through the archives, into the latest innovations in forensic technology, and into partnership with senior officers at London´s New Scotland Yard. And as Garano unearths deadly secrets from the past, his hard-nosed boss, Monique Lamont, is putting both their lives in jeopardy with her lust for power and success. With past and present colliding, the tension mounts inexorably. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000164/bk_twuk_000164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´The Dresden Files is my favourite series ever´ Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind ***THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLING SERIES*** Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago´s first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the ´everyday´ world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don´t play well with humans. That´s where Harry comes in. Harry´s business as a private investigator has been quiet lately - so when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, he´s seeing dollar signs. But where there´s black magic, there´s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry´s name. Magic - it can get a guy killed. The first case file of Harry Dresden, private investigator and wizard, Storm Front is the first novel in the Sunday Times bestselling Dresden Files series, perfect for fans of Supernatural and urban fantasy fiction by authors such as Benedict Jacka and Ben Aaronovitch. ´Butcher´s storytelling is satisfying on a level that´s bone-deep´ io9 ´One of the most reliable post-Buffy supernatural thriller series on offer´ Time Out ´Dresden has a vitality that few urban fantasy heroes can match´ SFX The Dresden Files novels begin with STORM FRONT , and continue with FOOL MOON, GRAVE PERIL, SUMMER KNIGHT, DEATH MASKS, BLOOD RITES, DEAD BEAT, PROVEN GUILTY, WHITE NIGHT, SMALL FAVOUR, TURN COAT, CHANGES, GHOST STORY, COLD DAYS and SKIN GAME . For more of Harry Dresden´s adventures, check out the Dresden Files short story collections SIDE JOBS and BRIEF CASES .
New York City, 1915 The Lusitania has just been sunk, and headlines about a shooting at J.P. Morgan´s mansion and the Great War are splashed across the front page of every newspaper. Capability ´´Kitty´´ Weeks would love nothing more than to report on the news of the day, but she´s stuck writing about fashion and society gossip over on the Ladies´ Page--until a man is murdered at a high society picnic on her beat. Determined to prove her worth as a journalist, Kitty finds herself plunged into the midst of a wartime conspiracy that threatens to derail the United States´ attempt to remain neutral--and to disrupt the privileged life she has always known. Radha Vatsal´s A Front Page Affair is the first book in highly anticipated series featuring rising journalism star Kitty Weeks.
Experiencing fear in front of the screen is a common phenomenon in childhood, and a focus of public concern. Yet, research has encountered ethical and methodological challenges and has focused largely on the effects of watching disturbing news. In this innovative book, this universal experience is investigated in depth via two complementary studies: 1) a retrospective study of experiences related by 626 undergraduate students from eight countries; and 2) a study of the current nightmares induced by watching television of 510 children in five countries. The results presented in this book highlight the most common elements of fear in front of the screen more generally, followed by a focused analysis of the unique features of fear that characterize different developmental stages: pre-school, middle childhood, pre-teens and teenagers. The rich descriptions distinguish between the negative experiences of fear versus the positive experiences of thrill, and explores gender and cultural differences. Finally, the book offers implications for media producers and policy makers as well as for parents and educators.