The Greatest War Stories Never Told:100 Tales from Military History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy Rick Beyer
The Greatest Music Stories Never Told:100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy Harper Rick Beyer
Beginning with The Skystone, the first in his riveting Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte has embarked on an ambitious and remarkable re-telling of the Arthurian cycle, giving us a fresh and compelling take on a story that has been beloved for centuries. The Eagle brings us at last to the heart of the tale, the creation of fabled Camelot and the love story that enshrined its glory. Whyte takes us into the minds and lives of Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, three astonishing but fallible people who were bound together by honor, loyalty, and love. Three who created the glory that was Britain´s shining dream…and, some say, caused its downfall. The Gaulish nobleman Clothar - known in our time as Lancelot - is drawn to the young High King´s court by tales of honor and nobility, where he meets a man whose love of law matches his own. More, he finds in Arthur a life-long friend whose dream of uniting the people of Britain in peace Clothar embraces. And Clothar meets Arthur´s queen, a wondrous beauty whose passion and ideals match those of her husband. Together they work to bring Arthur´s dream to life. But dark forces rise in opposition to Arthur´s plans for creating this noble island nation and it is hard to tell friend from foe in the swirling chaos that ensues. Many tales have been told of the dream that shined and died. This one will astonish even the most jaded. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pariseau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008844/bk_adbl_008844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The must-have companion to Bill O´Reilly´s historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know. How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson´s life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the ´´gentleman bandit´´ and one of the west´s most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O´Reilly´s Legends and Lies docuseries -from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation´s rich history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Wopat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001937/bk_aren_001937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mesmerizing debut set in Syria on the cusp of the unrest, A Word for Love is the spare and exquisitely told story of a young American woman transformed by language, risk, war, and a startling new understanding of love. It is said there are 99 Arabic words for love. Bea, an American exchange student, has learned them all: in search of deep feeling, she travels to a Middle Eastern country known to hold ´´The Astonishing Text´´, an ancient, original manuscript of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. But once in this foreign country, Bea finds that instead of intensely reading Arabic she is entwined in her host family´s complicated lives - as they lock the doors and whisper anxiously about impending revolution. And suddenly, instead of the ancient love story she sought, it is her daily witness of a contemporary Romeo and Juliet-like romance - between a housemaid and a policeman of different cultural and political backgrounds - that astonishes her, changes her, and makes her weep. But as the country drifts toward explosive unrest, Bea wonders how many secrets she can keep and how long she can fight for a romance that does not belong to her. Ultimately, in a striking twist, Bea´s own story begins to mirror that of ´´The Astonishing Text´´ that drew her there in the first place - not in the role of one of the lovers, as she might once have imagined, but as the character who lives to tell the story long after the lovers have gone. With melodic meditation on culture, language, and familial devotion. Robbins delivers a powerful novel that questions what it means to love from afar, to be an outsider within a love story, and to take someone else´s passion and cradle it until it becomes your own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003002/bk_peng_003002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.