Amanda Peterson Will Surely Thrill You With ´´Annihilation - Hope´´ ´´Annihilation - Hope´´ is a Novella or Episodic Zombie book, similar to your favorite TV shows episodes. The group leaves the farm, heading to Boston in an attempt to reach the military refugee camp where they hope to find food, shelter and protection with the military´s help. During their travels they come across more zombie survivors and attempt to forge new friendships. The group experiences several trials and tribulations along the way. A dream turns to reality, as the group is trapped by zombies. Can they overcome the Annihilation or is there hope? ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Velwest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005077de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two of Germany´s most provocative investigative historians examine the frightening role of young educated careerists in building the Holocaust´s ideological and material infrastructure. Moving from the waning Weimar Republic to Auschwitz´s fully operating gas chambers, Architects of Annihilation shows how the unthinkable technocratic ´´solutions´´ to Germany´s wartime problems were not only thought but spelled out and implemented. Documenting the eager participation of some of the country´s best and brightest, it rejects interpretations that identify only Nazi leaders as the perpetrators of the Holocaust. For Hitler´s thinkers--career-minded demographers, geographers, economists, civil servants, and academics in the Third Reich´s think tanks and bureaucratic offices--Europe was a drawing board on which to work out their grand designs. They were encouraged to rationalize production methods, standardize products, introduce an international division of labor, and modernize and simplify social structures. Ultimately, their work on everything from food shortages to birth control led to the sinister plan to ´´adjust´´ the ratio between ´´productive´´ or ´´unproductive´´ population groups. The ideas of these ever more radical and ideologically aggressive technocrats culminated in proposals that--using carefully guarded scientific and academic euphemisms--advocated state-directed mass extermination as a necessary and logical component of social modernization. And, not well known outside of Germany, these thinkers proposed not only one ´´final solution´´ but serial genocides, planned in detail to be carried out over several decades. This groundbreaking and controversial account of Hitler´s planners received widespread attention when it appeared in Germany. Now a masterful translation makes it available to an English-speaking audience for the first time. This book has no rival. It will be a must-read for students of German history and of the Holocaust.
B. R. Ambedkar´s ´´Annihilation of Caste´´ is one of the most important, yet neglected, works of political writing from India. Written in 1936, it is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and its caste system. Ambedkar - a figure like W.E.B. Du Bois - offers a scholarly critique of Hindu scriptures, scriptures that sanction a rigidly hierarchical and iniquitous social system. The world´s best-known Hindu, Mahatma Gandhi, responded publicly to the provocation. The hatchet was never buried. Arundhati Roy introduces this extensively annotated edition of ´´Annihilation of Caste´´ in ´´The Doctor and the Saint´´, examining the persistence of caste in modern India, and how the conflict between Ambedkar and Gandhi continues to resonate. Roy takes us to the beginning of Gandhi´s political career in South Africa, where his views on race, caste and imperialism were shaped. She tracks Ambedkar´s emergence as a major political figure in the national movement, and shows how his scholarship and intelligence illuminated a political struggle beset by sectarianism and obscurantism. Roy breathes new life into Ambedkar´s anti-caste utopia, and says that without a Dalit revolution, India will continue to be hobbled by systemic inequality.
Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America´s American Fantastic Tales and in multiple year´s-best anthologies. He writes nonfiction for The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian, among others. He grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife.