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From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann and The Perfect Mile, an epic adventure and spy story about the greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II. It´s 1942 and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known before. They have the physicists, they have the uranium, and now all their plans depend on amassing a single ingredient: heavy water, which is produced in Norway´s Vemork, the lone plant in all the world that makes this rare substance. Under threat of death, Vemork´s engineers push production into overdrive. For the Allies, the plant must be destroyed. But how would they reach the castle fortress set on a precipitous gorge in one of the coldest, most inhospitable places on Earth? Based on a trove of top secret documents and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs, The Winter Fortress is an arresting chronicle of a brilliant scientist, a band of spies on skies, perilous survival in the wild, sacrifice for one´s country, Gestapo manhunts, soul-crushing setbacks, and a last-minute operation that would end any chance Hitler could obtain the atomic bomb - and alter the course of the war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Sorensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057817de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Aiden agrees to run the Mad Mucker - a 12-mile muddy slog over an obstacle course - he´s expecting it to be a bit of a laugh. The training will be tough, but Aiden could use the motivation to regain some fitness. Matt is the sexy cousin of one of Aiden´s coworkers and a last-minute addition to the team. When he agrees to train with Aiden, Aiden suddenly finds the prospect of regular workouts a lot more appealing. Soon attraction flares, and they embark on an intense physical relationship. Matt doesn´t want to fall in love with a man, and Aiden doesn´t want to fall in love at all, but despite their insistence on no strings, they grow closer. As the day of the race approaches, time is running out for them to work out how they feel about each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035445de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lord Arkus of Blackriver Castle readily admits that he is a villain and sees no reason why it should stop him from being the protagonist of this book. After all, Prince Kellemar, an aspiring hero, has defeated him in a rather questionable way. Bent on revenge, Arkus attempts to capture a powerful evil spirit who would make him nearly invincible, but a last-minute mistake leaves him with a Sparkling instead - ´´a goody-goody spirit that helps heroes, watches over little children, and messes up villains´ plans.´´ Bound to Lord Arkus for five years of service and sworn to act in his best interests, the Sparkling is not easy to get rid of, and of course his understanding of ´´best interests´´ is quite different from what Lord Arkus has in mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. T. Chandler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000377de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy´s wily campaign for the White House, beginning with his bold failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956. A young and undistinguished junior plots his way to the presidency and changes the way we nominate and elect presidents. John F. Kennedy and his young warriors invented modern presidential politics. They turned over accepted wisdom that his Catholicism was a barrier to winning an election and plotted a successful course to that constituency. They hired Louis Harris - a polling entrepreneur - to become the first presidential pollster. They twisted arms, and they charmed. They lined up party bosses, young enthusiasts, and fellow Catholics and turned the traditional party inside out. The last-minute invitation to Lyndon B. Johnson to be vice president in 1956 surprised them only because they had failed to notice that he wanted it. They invented The Missile Gap in the Cold War and out-glamoured Richard Nixon in the TV debates. Now, acclaimed, award-winning journalists Tom Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie provide the most comprehensive account, based on personal reporting, interviews, and archives. The authors have examined more than 1,600 oral histories at the John F. Kennedy library; they´ve interviewed surviving sources, including JFK´s sister Jean Smith; and they draw on their own interviews with insiders including Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. From the start of the campaign in 1955, when his father tried to persuade President Johnson to run with JFK as his running mate, The Road to Camelot reveals him as a tough, shrewd political strategist who kept his eye on the prize. This is one of the great campaign stories of all time, appropriate for today´s political climate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010078de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Daisy Kirkwood has only just escaped her small-town life and run away to New York City, the land of last-minute secret gigs at famous musical venues, when she´s kidnapped by aliens. Unfortunately, no one ever writes about how to handle alien abduction in those fancy NYC guidebooks. Griffin and Dev are supermassively sexy aliens from a politically and environmentally troubled planet who arrive on Earth with very little knowledge about human ways other than what they learned from a wayward ´´E! News´´ signal. Their mission is to pretend to be the most influential people on the planet - English pop stars, of course! - and gain the help of a powerful secret society. Upon arriving, they abduct Daisy Kirkwood, a nerdy young woman who loves music but could seriously use a bit of help in the love-life department. Though Griffin and Daisy initially squabble, neither can deny the intergalactic sparks whenever they´re too close to each other. Together, they must face murderous aliens, cultural misunderstandings, bad backup musicians, and the dark side of fame and the media, all set against a tight deadline. Part High Fidelity, part Bridget Jones´ Diary, part Doctor Who, Dating an Alien Pop Star is a sexy romantic comedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kendra L. Oberhauser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082010de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eleventh Hour CISSP: Study Guide, Third Edition provides readers with a study guide on the most current version of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam. This book is streamlined to include only core certification information, and is presented for ease of last-minute studying. Main objectives of the exam are covered concisely with key concepts highlighted. The CISSP certification is the most prestigious, globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam for information security professionals. Over 100,000 professionals are certified worldwide, with many more joining their ranks. This new third edition is aligned to cover all of the material in the most current version of the exams Common Body of Knowledge. All domains are covered as completely and concisely as possible, giving users the best possible chance of acing the exam. Completely updated for the most current version of the exams Common Body of Knowledge Provides the only guide you need for last-minute studying Answers the toughest questions and highlights core topics Streamlined for maximum efficiency of study, making it ideal for professionals updating their certification or for those taking the test for the first time Eric Conrad (CISSP, GIAC GSE, GPEN, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GAWN, GSEC, Security+), is a SANS-certified instructor and President of Backshore Communications, which provides information warfare, penetration testing, incident handling, and intrusion detection consulting services. Eric started his professional career in 1991 as a UNIX systems administrator for a small oceanographic communications company. He gained information security experience in a variety of industries, including research, education, power, Internet, and healthcare, in positions ranging from systems programmer to security engineer to HIPAA security officer and ISSO. He has taught more than a thousand students in courses such as SANS Management 414: CISSP, Security 560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, Security 504: Hacker Techniques, and Exploits and Incident Handling. Eric graduated from the SANS Technology Institute with a Master of Science degree in Information Security Engineering.