The Quebec Battlefields:An Appeal (Classic Reprint) Quebec Battlefields Association
On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire and Their Historical, Legendary, and Aesthetic Associations (Classic Reprint): Charles Hardwick
On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire - And Their Historical, Legendary, and Aesthetic Associations. - The Original Classic Edition: Charles Hardwick
On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire:and Their Historical, Legendary, and Aesthetic Associations Charles Hardwick
The Tippecanoe Battle-Field Monument:A History of the Association Formed to Promote the Enterprise (Classic Reprint) Alva O. Reser
Winner of the American Library Association´s W. Y. Boyd Award for Excellence in Military Fiction Two mighty armies blunder toward each other, one led by confident, beloved Robert E. Lee and the other by dour George Meade. They’ll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads town where no one planned to fight. In this sweeping, savagely realistic novel, the greatest battle ever fought on American soil explodes into life at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The fate of our nation will be decided in a few square miles of fields. Following a tough Confederate sergeant from the Blue Ridge, a bitter Irish survivor of the Great Famine, a German political refugee, and gun crews in blue and gray, Cain at Gettysburg is as grand in scale as its depictions of combat are unflinching. For three days, battle rages. Through it all, James Longstreet is haunted by a vision of war that leads to a fateful feud with Robert E. Lee. Scheming Dan Sickles nearly destroys his own army. Gallant John Reynolds and obstreperous Win Hancock, fiery William Barksdale and dashing James Johnston Pettigrew, gallop toward their fates…. There are no marble statues on this battlefield, only men of flesh and blood, imperfect and courageous. From New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. Army officer Ralph Peters, Cain at Gettysburg is bound to become a classic of men at war.
The you-are-there story of one of the most ferocious small-unit combats in US history.... As part of the massive Allied invasion of Normandy, three airborne divisions were dropped behind enemy lines to sow confusion in the German rear and prevent panzer reinforcements from reaching the beaches. In the dark early hours of D-Day, this confusion was achieved well enough, as nearly every airborne unit missed its drop zone, creating a kaleidoscope of small-unit combat. Fortunately for the Allies, the 505th Regimental Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division hit on or near its drop zone. Its task was to seize the vital crossroads of Ste Me´re Eglise, and to hold the bridge over the Merderet River at nearby La Fie´re. Benefiting from dynamic battlefield leadership, the paratroopers reached the bridge, only to be met by wave after wave of German tanks and infantry desperate to force the crossing. Reinforced by glider troops, who suffered terribly in their landings from the now-alert Germans, the 505th not only held the vital bridge for three days but launched a counterattack in the teeth of enemy fire to secure their objective once and for all, albeit at gruesome cost. In No Better Place to Die, Robert M. Murphy provides an objective narrative of countless acts of heroism, almost breathtaking in its ´´you are there´´ detail. No World War II veteran is better known in 82nd Airborne circles than Robert M. (´´Bob´´) Murphy. A Pathfinder and member of A Company, 505th PIR, Bob was wounded three times in action, and made all four combat jumps with his regiment, fighting in Sicily, Italy, Normandy, and Holland. He was decorated for valor for his role at La Fie´re, and is a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. After the war, he was instrumental in establishing the 505th RCT Association. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bowlby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010092/bk_adbl_010092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.