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A Primer for Forgetting Getting Past the Past

A Primer for Forgetting Getting Past the Past
Free Download A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past by Lewis Hyde, Jim Frangione, Brilliance Audio
English | 2019 | ISBN: B07S2TDZ2S | MP3@128 kbps | ~07:45:00 | 426 Mb
"One of our true superstars of nonfiction" (David Foster Wallace), Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift and Trickster Makes the World, offers a playful and melancholy defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche.
We live in a culture that prizes memory - how much we can store, the quality of what's preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of losing all that we have experienced. But what if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear - be it in the form of illness or simple absentmindedness - but rather as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and forgiveness?

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A Century of Wisdom Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz–Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor

A Century of Wisdom Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz–Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
Free Download A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor by Caroline Stoessinger, Linda Korn, Vaclav Havel - foreword
English | 2012 | ISBN: B007MI1PRU | Format: MP3 / 6 hours and 30 minutes | 179 Mb
The subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Alice Herz-Sommer was the world's oldest Holocaust survivor when she died on February 23, 2014. A Century of Wisdom is the true story of her life - an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism.
Before her death at 110, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer was an eyewitness to the entire last century and the first decade of this one. She had seen it all, surviving the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attending the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and along the way coming into contact with some of the most fascinating historical figures of our time.

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A Brief History of Timekeeping The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks

A Brief History of Timekeeping The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks
Free Download A Brief History of Timekeeping: The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks by Chad Orzel, Mike Lenz, HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
English | 2022 | ISBN: B09QBQR53B | M4B@64 kbps | 12h 28m | 342 Mb
Predating written language and marching on through human history, the desire for ever-better timekeeping has spurred technological innovation and sparked theories that radically reshaped our understanding of the universe and our place in it.
Chad Orzel, a physicist and best-selling author, continues his tradition of demystifying thorny scientific concepts by using the clocks and calendars central to our everyday activities as a jumping-off point to explore the science underlying the ways we keep track of our time. Ancient solstice markers depend on the basic astrophysics of our solar system; mechanical clocks owe their development to Newtonian physics; and the ultra-precise atomic timekeeping that enables GPS hinges on the predictable oddities of quantum mechanics.

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A Bride's Guide to Marriage and Murder Countess of Harleigh Mysteries

A Bride's Guide to Marriage and Murder Countess of Harleigh Mysteries
Free Download A Bride's Guide to Marriage and Murder: Countess of Harleigh Mysteries by Dianne Freeman, Sarah Zimmerman, Recorded Books
English | 2022 | ISBN: B0B2KPJRK5 | Format: MP3 / Bitrate: 64 Kbps / 8 hours and 48 minutes | 259 Mb
"Pure unadulterated fun" (Publishers Weekly) for fans of Ashley Weaver, Deanna Raybourn, and Tasha Alexander, the Agatha Award-winning Countess of Harleigh Mysteries are a witty romp through the high society of Victorian England with a touch of romance, an appealing and independent female lead, and rich historical detail. In this charming fifth installment, Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, finds her wedding day overshadowed by murder...
On the eve of her marriage to George Hazelton, Frances has a great deal more on her mind than flowers and seating arrangements. The Connors and the Bainbridges, two families of American robber barons, have taken up residence in London, and their bitter rivalry is spilling over into the highest social circles. At the request of her brother, Alonzo, who is quite taken with Miss Madeline Connor, Frances has invited the Connor family to her wedding. Meanwhile, Frances's mother has invited Mr. Bainbridge, and Frances fears the wedding may end up being newspaper-worthy for all the wrong reasons.

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10 Big Questions of the American Civil War

10 Big Questions of the American Civil War
Free Download 10 Big Questions of the American Civil War by Caroline Janney, The Great Courses, Audible Originals
English | 2019 | ISBN: B07XPGG5T8 | Format: M4B / Bitrate: 32 Kbps / 4 hours and 4 minutes | 110 Mb
In 10 Big Questions of the American Civil War, join noted author and Civil War historian Dr. Caroline E. Janney, a professor at the University of Virginia, for a pointed examination of some of the most intriguing, provocative, and enduring questions about the Civil War era. The aim of these 10 eye-opening lectures is to separate myth from memory. Students will learn...Why the Southern states actually secededThe reasons that soldiers on both sides of the conflict chose to fightHow conscription of soldiers promoted the idea that the Civil War was a "rich man's war"Why emancipation wasn't defined by the Emancipation Proclamation but by a process that unfolded over yearsWhat social, political, and economic implications arose as the Civil War generation choose how to remember their experiencesWhat various relief efforts, performed by women, existed on both sides of the warWhether the Battle of Gettysburg really turned the tide in favor of the Union
Dr. Janney will help you to sort through topics that still confound both scholars and students of the Civil War. What's more, the author reveals the deep, intense, and sometimes violent nature of Civil War memory that still permeates throughout the United States of America.

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Ace of Aces Ace Pilots of World War II The Incredible Story of Pat Pattle-Greatest Fighter Pilot of WWII [Audiobook] (repost)

Ace of Aces Ace Pilots of World War II The Incredible Story of Pat Pattle-Greatest Fighter Pilot of WWII [Audiobook] (repost)
Free Download Ace of Aces: Ace Pilots of World War II Series (The Incredible Story of Pat Pattle-The Greatest Fighter Pilot of WWII (Audiobook)
English | ASIN: B09QBWJ4VJ | 2022 | 8 hours and 43 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 234 MB
Author: E. C. R. Baker
Narrator: Dennis Kleinman

In terms of enemy aircraft shot down or destroyed, Squadron Leader Thomas "Pat" Pattle was the greatest fighter pilot of the Second World War. A South African who flew with the RAF, Pattle was an airman of outstanding skills and leadership who became the Allies' top-scoring fighter pilot after winning scores of stunning victories in deadly aerial combat. But for years after the war ended, Pattle was virtually an unsung hero because the records of his extraordinary achievements were destroyed amid the turmoil of war. Compiled with the help of surviving pilots and members of the squadrons with which Pattle fought in the air over Greece, Ace of Aces is a gripping and authoritative account of his amazing flying career, and the book which finally brought Pattle the recognition he so richly deserved.
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All the Gold Stars Reimagining Ambition and the Ways We Strive [Audiobook]

All the Gold Stars Reimagining Ambition and the Ways We Strive [Audiobook]
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English | ASIN: B0BJ12Y4XM | 2023 | 8 hours and 5 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 210 MB
Author: Rainesford Stauffer
Narrator: Jess Nahikian

An examination, dismantling, and reconstruction of ambition, where burnout is the symptom of our holiest sin: the lonely way we strive. Ambition-the want, the hunger, the need to achieve-is woven into America's fabric from the first colonization to capitalism. From our first gold star assignment to acceptance at the "right" college to hustle and grinding our lives, we celebrate our drive, even as we gatekeep who is permitted to strive-and how visibly. Even as we burn out. When we can't even. When we know: work won't love us back.
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100 Places to See After You Die A Travel Guide to the Afterlife [Audiobook]

100 Places to See After You Die A Travel Guide to the Afterlife [Audiobook]
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English | ASIN: B0BK763GDK | 2023 | 7 hours and 18 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 208 MB
Author: Ken Jennings
Narrator: Ken Jennings

From New York Times bestselling author, legendary Jeopardy! champion, and host Ken Jennings comes a hilarious travel guide to the afterlife, exploring destinations to die for from literature, mythology, and pop culture ranging from Dante's Inferno to Hadestown to NBC's The Good Place. Ever wonder which circles of Dante's Inferno have the nicest accommodations? Where's the best place to grab a bite to eat in the ancient Egyptian underworld? How does one dress like a local in the heavenly palace of Hinduism's Lord Vishnu, or avoid the flesh-eating river serpents in the Klingon afterlife? What hidden treasures can be found off the beaten path in Hades, Valhalla, or NBC's The Good Place? Find answers to all those questions and more about the world(s) to come in this eternally entertaining book from Ken Jennings.
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10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada [Audiobook]

10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada [Audiobook]
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English | ASIN: B0BX1BYCGT | 2023 | 12 hours and 15 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 336 MB
Author: Aaron W. Hughes
Narrator: Tyler Hyrchuk

Revisiting ten notable days from recent history, Aaron W. Hughes invites listeners to think about the tensions, events, and personalities that make Canada distinct. These indelible dates interweave to offer an account of the political, social, cultural, and demographic forces that have shaped the modern nation. The diverse episodes include the enactment of the War Measures Act, hockey's Summit Series, the patriation of the Constitution, the Multiculturalism Act, the École Polytechnique Massacre, victories for gay rights, Quebec's second referendum on secession, The Tragically Hip's farewell concert, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and ongoing Black equality struggles. Each day represents a window on contemporary Canada, jumpstarting reflection and conversation about who we are as a nation and how we got here. 10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada is the perfect guide for all those curious about the forces that shape our country and about how we understand our place in the world.
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Young Forever The Secrets to Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life [Audiobook]

Young Forever The Secrets to Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life [Audiobook]
Young Forever: The Secrets to Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life (Audiobook)
English | ASIN: B0B84DPT6N | 2023 | 9 hours and 28 minutes | MP3@64 kbps | 261 MB
Author: Dr. Mark Hyman
Narrator: Dr. Mark Hyman

Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman presents the definitive guide for reversing disease, easing pain, and living younger longer. Aging has long been considered a normal process. We think disease, frailty, and gradual decline are inevitable parts of life. But they're not. Science today sees aging as a treatable disease. By addressing its root causes we can not only increase our health span and live longer but prevent and reverse the diseases of aging-including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and dementia. In Young Forever, Dr. Mark Hyman challenges us to reimagine our biology, health, and the process of aging.

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