A princess of White Russian descent, Marie Vassiltchikov was 23 years old when she was trapped in Berlin by the outbreak of World War II. In these secret diaries, she chronicles the glamorous rise and shattering fall of the Nazi Party, as seen from the vantage point of her desk at the Foreign Ministry. She also describes how she and her friends became involved in a desperate conspiracy to murder Hitler. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandra O’Karma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004507/bk_reco_004507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This abridged audio edition of the Diaries, read by the author, conveys even more directly than the Diaries themselves the achievements, conflicts, and dramatic events in a unique political life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Benn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000309/bk_rhuk_000309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, made a huge impact on the entertainment world. In the last 30 years, manuscripts have come to light that have been collated by Aubrey Malone and edited to produce the Lost Diaries series. Take a glimpse into the life of the man himself with these diaries, read by Lee Jackson. Disclaimer: This audiobook does not claim to be a factual account of Elvis' life, but is a piece of fictional work inspired by factual events. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/onme/000081/bk_onme_000081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tony Benn's diaries began in 1940, and have been compared to those of Pepys in their detail, scope, and accuracy. This volume brings them right up to date, covering the Gulf War, the rise of New Labour, international repercussions of American foreign policy, and reactions against it. Read by the author himself, here is Tony Benn's record of the recent history of British politics, comprising three wars, three general elections, six party leaders, and two Prime Ministers. Political observations are entwined with a moving account of family life. Chronicling his final decades as a Member of Parliament, the diaries encompass political events, gossip, and entertaining observations. The focus is on the years leading up to his retirement, his anxiety about whether or not to stand again, and his great sorrow when his wife Caroline is diagnosed with cancer. Throughout, his honesty and integrity shine through. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Benn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/000129/bk_bbcw_000129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the comfortable distance of seven decades, it is quite easy to view the victory of the Allies over Hitler's Germany as inevitable. But in 1940 Great Britain's defeat loomed perilously close, and no other nation stepped up to confront the Nazi threat. In this cogently argued book, Robin Prior delves into the documents of the time - war diaries, combat reports, Home Security's daily files, and much more - to uncover how Britain endured a year of menacing crises. The book reassesses key events of 1940 - crises that were recognized as such at the time and others that were not fully appreciated. Prior examines Neville Chamberlain's government, Churchill's opponents, the collapse of France, the Battle of Britain, and the Blitz. He looks critically at the position of the United States before Pearl Harbor and at Roosevelt's response to the crisis. Prior concludes that the nation was saved through a combination of political leadership, British Expeditionary Force determination and skill, Royal Air Force and Navy efforts to return soldiers to the homeland, and the determination of the people to fight on "in spite of all terror." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shaun Grindell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004937/bk_tant_004937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.