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              Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI
                

              Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Ressler, Robert K.; Shachtman, Tom; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned from them how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us--and put them behind bars. Now the man who coined the phrase serial killer and advised Thomas H...arris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how he has tracked down some of the nation's most brutal murderers. Just as it happened in The Silence of the Lambs, Ressler uses the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose, to the way they kill, to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them, Ressler unlocks the identities of these vicious killers for the police to capture. Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for America's most dangerous psychopaths. It is a terrifying journey you will not forget.
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              ISBN 9781799974727
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
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              The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II
                

              The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Watson, Robert P.; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              Built in 1927, the German ocean liner Cap Arcona was the greatest ship since the Titanic. When the Nazis seized control, she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. Hitler's minister, Joseph Goebbels, later cast her as a star in the epic propaganda f...ilm about the sinking of the legendary Titanic. In the Third Reich's final desperate days, when SS Cap Arcona was mistakenly bombed by the British Air Force, concentration camp prisoners packed the ship. Although the British government sealed many documents pertaining to the ship's sinking, Robert P. Watson has unearthed forgotten records and conducted many interviews. The Nazi Titanic is a riveting and astonishing story about an enigmatic ship that played a devastating role in World War II.
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              ISBN 9781799993506
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              The Price of Valor Lib/E: The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II
                

              The Price of Valor Lib/E: The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Smith, David; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so that he could enlist in the Army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was nineteen, he single-handedly turned back the German Army at the Battle of Colmar Pocket by climbing on top of a tank with a machine... gun, a moment immortalized in the classic film To Hell and Back, starring Audie himself. In the first biography covering his entire life--including his severe PTSD and his tragic death at age forty-five--the unusual story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated hero of World War II, is brought to life for a new generation.
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              ISBN 9798200014019
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              Epic Survival: Extreme Adventure, Stone Age Wisdom, and Lessons in Living from a Modern Hunter-Gatherer
                

              Epic Survival: Extreme Adventure, Stone Age Wisdom, and Lessons in Living from a Modern Hunter-Gatherer (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Graham, Matt; Young, Josh; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              Early on in his life, Matt craved a return to nature. When he became an adult, he set aside his comfortable urban life and lived entirely off the land. In this riveting narrative that brings together epic adventure and spiritual quest, he shows us what extraordinary things the hu...man body is capable of when pushed to its limits. He learns the secrets of the Tarahumara Indians that helped him run the 1,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail in just fifty-eight days and endure temperature swings of 100 degrees. He takes us with him as he treks into the wilderness to live alone for half a year, armed with nothing but a loincloth, a pair of sandals, a stone knife, and chia seeds. He recounts near-death experiences of hiking alone through the snowdrifts at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Above all, Epic Survival is a book about growing closer to the land that nurtures us. No matter how far our modern society takes us from the wilderness, the call remains.
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              ISBN 9798200013531
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              The Accidental Veterinarian Lib/E: Tales from a Pet Practice
                

              The Accidental Veterinarian Lib/E: Tales from a Pet Practice (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Schott, Philipp; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              With insight and humor, Dr. Philipp Schott shares tales from the unlikely path he took into his career of veterinary science and anecdotes from his successful small-animal clinic. Dr. Schott brings to his writing the benefit of many years of expertise. Wisdom he imparts on listen...ers includes the best way to give your cat a pill, how to prevent your very handy dog from opening a fridge, and how to handle your fish when it has half-swallowed another. Through these and other experiences, Dr. Schott also learned that veterinary medicine is as much, if not more, about the people as it is the animals. And he will have you laughing and crying as you embark on this journey of discovery with him.
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              ISBN 9781665209335
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              Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War
                

              Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Kitfield, James; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              When US troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, the longest conflict in our nation's history came to an end. Yet we are still at war--no longer with other states, but with a host of new enemies, from Jihadi insurgents and nihilistic terrorists to narco-traffickers an...d modern-day pirates. In Twilight Warriors, the award-winning foreign correspondent James Kitfield introduces us to the tight-knit brotherhood that strives to keep the United States safe from the dimly understood threats it now faces. Together, these men have broken down the boundaries between their respective agencies to engineer a networkcentric way of fighting using a seamless web of intelligence analysts, information networks, FBI forensics experts, and Special Forces units to take the fight to America's enemies as never before.
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              ISBN 9781665148962
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              Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams
                

              Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Ribowsky, Mark; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine, Hank Williams?a frail, flawed man who had become country music's first real star?instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights with simple songs of despair, depression, and tainted lov...e, he would, with that outlaw swagger, become in death a template for the rock generation to follow. Six decades later, Mark Ribowsky now weaves together the first fully realized biography of Hank Williams in a generation. Examining his music while also re-creating days and nights choked in booze and desperation, Ribowsky traces the miraculous rise of this music legend?from the dirt roads of rural Alabama to the now-immortal stage of the Grand Ole Opry, and finally to a sad, lonely end on New Year's Day, 1953. The result is an original work that promises to uncover the real Hank beneath the myths that have long enshrouded his legacy.
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              ISBN 9781665147767
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              Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy
                

              Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Kyrtle, Ethan J.; Kytle, Ethan J.; Roberts, Blain; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              A book that strikes at the heart of the recent flare-ups over Confederate symbols in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere, Denmark Vesey's Garden reveals the deep roots of these controversies and traces them to the heart of slavery in the United States: Charleston, South C...arolina, where almost half of the U.S. slave population stepped onto our shores, where the first shot at Fort Sumter began the Civil War, and where Dylann Roof shot nine people at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, the congregation of Denmark Vesey, a black revolutionary who plotted a massive slave insurrection in 1822. As early as 1865, former slaveholders and their descendants began working to preserve a romanticized memory of the antebellum South. In contrast, former slaves, their descendants, and some white allies have worked to preserve an honest, unvarnished account of slavery as the cruel system it was. Examining public rituals, controversial monuments, and whitewashed historical tourism, Denmark Vesey's Garden tracks these two rival memories from the Civil War all the way to contemporary times, where two segregated tourism industries still reflect these opposing impressions of the past, exposing a hidden dimension of America's deep racial divide.
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              ISBN 9781665138666
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              The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present
                

              The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Pomfret, John; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              Our relationship with China remains one of the most complex and rapidly evolving, and is perhaps one of the most important to our nation's future. Here, John Pomfret, the author of the bestselling Chinese Lessons, takes us deep into these two countries' shared history, and illumi...nates in vibrant, stunning detail every major event, relationship, and ongoing development that has affected diplomacy between these two booming, influential nations. We meet early American missionaries and chart their influence in China, and follow a group of young Chinese students who enroll in American universities, eager to soak up Western traditions. We witness firsthand major and devastating events like the Boxer Rebellion, and the rise of Mao. We examine both nations' involvement in world events, such as World War I and II. Pomfret takes the myriad historical milestones of two of the world's most powerful nations and turns them into one fluid, fascinating story, leaving us with a nuanced understanding of where these two nations stand in relation to one another, and the rest of the world.
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              ISBN 9781665148511
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              Simply Electrifying: The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk
                

              Simply Electrifying: The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Roach, Craig R.; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              Simply Electrifying: The Technology that Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk brings to life the 250-year history of electricity through the stories of the men and women who used it to transform our world: Benjamin Franklin, James Watt, Michael Faraday, Samu...el F.B. Morse, Thomas Edison, Samuel Insull, Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Elon Musk, and more. In the process, it reveals for the first time the complete, thrilling, and often-dangerous story of electricity's historic discovery, development, and worldwide application. Electricity plays a fundamental role not only in our everyday lives but in history's most pivotal events, from global climate change and the push for wind--and solar--generated electricity to Japan's nuclear accident at Fukushima and Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. Written by electricity expert and four-decade veteran of the industry Craig R. Roach, Simply Electrifying marshals, in fascinating narrative detail, the full range of factors that shaped the electricity business over time--science, technology, law, politics, government regulation, economics, business strategy, and culture--before looking forward toward the exhilarating prospects for electricity generation and use that will shape our future.
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              ISBN 9781665251068
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