Erscheinungsdatum: 18.10.2016Medium: TaschenbuchEinband: Kartoniert / BroschiertTitel: The TunnelsAutor: Mitchell, GregVerlag: Random House LCC USSprache: EnglischSchlagworte: Kalter Krieg // Krieg // Berliner Mauer // Englische Buecher // Geschicht
A thrilling Cold War narrative exploring two harrowing attempts to rescue East Germans by tunneling beneath the Berlin Wall, the US television networks who financed and filmed them, and the Kennedy administration´s unprecedented attempt to suppress both films. In the summer of 1962, one year after East German Communists built the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans came up with a plan. They would risk prison, Stasi torture, even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the wall. Among the tunnelers and escape helpers were a legendary cyclist, an American student from Stanford, and an engineer who would later help build the tunnel under the English Channel. Then two US television networks, NBC and CBS, heard about the secret projects and raced to be first to air a spectacular "inside tunnel" special on the human will for freedom. The networks funded two separate tunnels in return for exclusive rights to film the escapes. In response, President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk, wary of anything that might raise tensions and force a military confrontation with the Soviets, maneuvered to quash both documentaries. Unfolding week by week, sometimes hour by hour, Greg Mitchell´s riveting narrative deftly cuts back and forth from one extraordinary character to another. There was the tunneler who had already served four years in an East German gulag; the Stasi informer who betrayed the "CBS tunnel"; the young East Berliner who escaped with her baby, then married one of the tunnelers; and broadcast legend Daniel Schorr, who battled unsuccessfully to save his film from White House interference and remained bitter about it to the end of his life. Looming over all is John F. Kennedy, who was ambivalent about - even hostile toward - the escape operations. Kennedy confessed to Dean Rusk, "We don´t care about East Berlin". Based on ex... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004757/bk_rand_004757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture and even death to liberate friends, lovers and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the wall. Then, as the world´s press heard about the secret projects, two television networks raced to be the first to document them from the inside, funding two separate tunnels for exclusive rights to film the escapes. In response President John F. Kennedy and his administration, wary of anything that might raise tensions and force a military confrontation with the Soviets, maneuvered to quash both documentaries. As Greg Mitchell´s riveting narrative unfolds, we meet extraordinary characters: the legendary cyclist who became East Berlin´s most wanted man; the tunneller who had already served four years in the East German gulag; the Stasi informer who betrayed the ´CBS tunnel´; the young East Berliner who escaped with her baby, then married one of the tunnellers; and an engineer who would later help build the tunnel under the English Channel. Capturing the hopes and fears of everyday Berliners, the chilling reach of the Stasi secret police and the political tensions of the Cold War, The Tunnels is breaking history, a propulsive listen whose themes still reverberate today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002589/bk_rhuk_002589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Der junge Student Greg arbeitet an geologischen Untersuchungen vor der Küste Floridas. Seine Messergebnisse lassen den Schluss zu, dass es unterhalb der Urlaubsinsel Pajaro Island innerhalb kürzester Zeit zu einem heftigen Erdbeben kommen wird. Alle Warnungen kommen zu spät, und die gesamte Insel wird zerstört. Greg und sein Professor McAllister machen sich auf die Suche nach dessen Frau, die in einem Tunnel auf der Insel eingeschlossen ist. Da droht durch die zu erwartende Explosion einer chemischen Anlage ein noch größeres Chaos.
Deep below Manhattan, tunnel engineer Josh Reed leads his team as they excavate the East Side Access extending New York´s railway service. But sparks fly as the drill hits an unusual crystalline material - one Josh has never seen before. They push on, and Josh discovers something even more unexpected: a vast room, empty and lifeless - or so it seems. When Josh finds out that the CIA are now looking for him and that his coworkers have gone missing, he turns to his best friend and boss, Lionel Parker, for help. Together they unravel the mystery of the room, what´s inside it, and why the CIA are so desperate to keep them silent. It´s nothing they could ever have expected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Tremblay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009901/bk_blak_009901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this prequel to Eon, Greg Bear continues to explore the possibilities presented by the asteroid Thistledown, a remnant of a lost human civilization. The Way is a tunnel through space and time that leads to other worlds, some more like planet Earth than Earth itself. It is perhaps the most formidable discovery in Thistledown and with it come disputes as to the nature of the Way and how it should be used. The Way can be reached only through Axis City, the only space station of Thistledown. The ruling body of Axis City, the Hexamon, has decreed that other worlds reached by The Way must be left untouched as an insurance against future needs of the human race. But then the Hexamon hear of a group of clandestine colonists who have settled on one of the new worlds. Olmy Ap Sennon is an eager young career soldier who must go and investigate this illegal colony, and at the same time confront his own humanity. As he witnesses the hardship and beauty of the outlaw human colony, he learns what it means to struggle with war, ecological disaster, love, and death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003671/bk_adbl_003671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The return of the all new Mystery Men (& Women) In Volume One of this series, we introduced pulp fans to four original pulp heroes by today´s leading writers of pulp fiction. Now, we proudly present the second installment and another brand new quartet of fresh and exciting heroes cast in the mold of the classic adventurers of the past. Red Badge Operating on the streets of Central City, he is a mysterious vigilante daring to confront the mobs and protect the innocent. But who is he really? The cop, the famous radio announcer, the brother to a victimized young woman? Created by Mark Halegua with writing partner Andrew Salmon. Jack Minch, Ace Reporter Writer, editor, Jack Minch thought he knew New York City like the back of his hand - until one of his star reporters suddenly vanishes within the deep, maze-like sewer tunnels beneath the concrete Gotham. Now Minch and a detective ally must travel into this unknown domain where death lurks at every turn. Created by Greg Bastianelli. Dock Doyle Dock Doyle was a real life hero known around the world. But when things go horribly awry on location of his latest jungle adventure, the actor must come to grips with becoming a true hero, or dying in the process. Created by Adam Garcia. A Man Called Mongrel In today´s world of high tech communications, private companies wield power like governments, some for the public good, and others for their own evil agendas. Now a modern day warrior will champion his family´s technological empire and defend it against all who would destroy them. His name is Mongrel. Created by Derrick Ferguson. Here are four brand new, action packed pulp tales starring four original heroes to thrill and entertain today´s diehard pulp enthusiasts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Formichella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095370/bk_acx0_095370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.