After a brief revival following World War I, during which it successfully defeated a Soviet attempt to invade in an effort to carry ´´international revolution´´ into Germany and Central Europe, Poland once again fell victim to its neighbors in 1939. Adolf Hitler´s Third Reich and Josef Stalin´s USSR collaborated in the conquest and then split Poland between them. The Germans instituted oppressive rule in their portion of Poland, executing some 7,000 people on political grounds and imprisoning thousands of others. One and a half million Poles became forced laborers in Germany, and though seldom noted, the Soviets applied equally brutal methods in their sector, executing 22,000 Polish officers at the Katyn Forest Massacre. NKVD death squads murdered 40,000 civilians and deported 1.4 million people to Siberia and other remote areas, from which a sizable percentage never returned alive. As the Soviets began to push the Germans back west, the Red Army plunged headlong into Poland in late June 1944, on the heels of German Army Group Center´s retreating forces. The British urged the AK to cooperate with the Soviets, but the Russians wanted Poland and treated the Resistance as enemy partisans. The NKVD arrested AK members by the thousands, executing their leaders out of hand. By late July the Polish government in exile thought it was time to order the AK to lead an uprising in Warsaw. The sight of German units retreating and Soviet tanks seen on July 31 very close to the city prompted the order to openly retake Poland´s capital for the nation. Unfortunately it was a decision also predicated on a naively optimistic faith in Anglo-American support. As a result the Poles fought bravely but futilely in August and September against the Nazis, and the Nazis, as they so often did, mercilessly destroyed the city causing the trouble. Heinrich Himmler, the head of the notorious SS, told his men, ´´The city must completely disappear from the surface 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Hubbard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072270/bk_acx0_072270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to learn about the internet of things, then pay attention....You were just woken up in the middle of the night by smart light bulbs in your house blasting at full power for no reason.Your bleary-eyed investigation shows they tried to download a firmware update and failed. At that moment, Alexa starts quietly whispering sweet nonsense to herself in the corner and Roomba starts slamming into the nearest wall.What do you do?Is your house haunted or have the machines finally started an uprising? Neither - it’s just another day in the IoT wonderland.This book reveals the concepts and methods powering perhaps the most ambitious technological concept of the 21st century - the Internet of Things (IoT) - and parades all the ridiculously named gadgets techies imagined to saturate the market before the competition.Mystical, cheap, and scalable, the idea of IoT attracts creative grifters of all shapes and sizes to try their luck in pushing yet another completely unnecessary gadget to the market in hopes of fleecing gullible buyers.Some of the topics you’ll find in the audiobook are:Origins of IoTIoT securityEthical hackingInternet of thingsUnder the cushy foot of tech giantsThe power of infinite fundsIoT toysBio-roboticsPredictive analyticsMachine learningArtificial intelligenceCybersecurityBig dataBusiness intelligenceAugmented realityVirtual realityOur futureAnd much, much more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian R. Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148230/bk_acx0_148230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.