Das Haus in East Berlin is the true story of two German families - one Jewish, the other not - whose paths first crossed in Nazi Germany and 70 years later again in the United States in the quest to have a house, which was located in the former East Germany, returned to its rightful owner. You will find out how the two heirs, who started out as antagonists in the 10-year struggle over the ownership of the house, ended up co-authors of this audiobook. In fact, the turbulent history of 20th-century Germany, from World War I through the Nazi era, the Soviet occupation of East Germany, the rise and fall of East Germany, all the way to the post-Cold War struggles to determine the rightful heirs to a property sold by a Jewish family to a member of the Nazi Party a half century earlier, are all part of the story of Das Haus. What was it like for a six-year-old boy to live in the house through the battle for Berlin as the Third Reich collapsed under the murderous onslaught of the Soviet Army to end World War II in Europe? How did the daughter of the Jewish owner of the house who had sold it to a German Nazi escape to England at the last minute and also find a way to bring her young daughter to Britain? What was the role of ´´junkyard dog´´ lawyer? What was it like as the two families struggled - unbeknown to each other - to make their way to America and tried to rebuild their lives in the United States? Once the Berlin Wall came down and German unification took place, what was the struggle like as the heirs of the two families separately tried to have Das Haus returned to them? How did the German heir´s diligent search for the Jewish heiress fare as he tried to work out a common approach to getting the house back? What came as the biggest shock of the odyssey to the German heir as he found out what happened within two years after his parents had purchased Das Haus? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Fielding, Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021357/bk_acx0_021357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown is a nonfiction account of the remarkable life story of Joe Rantz. Rantz was a determined young man who overcame personal tragedy and hardship to win a gold medal at the 1936 Olympics as a member of the US rowing team. When Joe was four, his mother, Nellie, died of throat cancer. His father, Harry, went to Canada. He sent Joe to Pennsylvania to live with his aunt Alma while his older brother, Fred, returned to college. A year later, Fred had graduated college and married Thelma. He sent for Joe to live with him and his new wife. Please note: This product includes an analysis of the audiobook, not the original audiobook. The recording includes: An introduction to the important people in the book Analysis of the themes and the author´s style 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035890/bk_acx0_035890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man´s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder is a unique story that blends biography, entrepreneurial business narrative, history, true crime, and a human rights crusade all into one book. Browder´s grandfather was the leader of the American Communist Party. For Browder, going to business school and trying to be a capitalist was a good way to rebel against his liberal parents. After earning his master´s of business administration (MBA), however, the standard post-business school paths failed to inspire him. His grandfather had spent a lot of time in Eastern Europe and made a name for himself there. Young Browder thought if his grandfather could find fame and distinction there, so could he. Lucky for Browder, he graduated in 1989, the same year the Berlin Wall came down, leading to the end of the Cold War.... PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Red Notice Summary of entire book Introduction to the important people in the book Key takeaways and analysis of key takeaways Analysis of the themes and author´s style About the author With Instaread you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize them, and analyze them for your convenience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033930/bk_acx0_033930_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.