?Battlefields have been the object of fascination for millions of tourists and the subjects of elaborate interpretation projects. This volume will outline the process and results of developing the WWII Maritime Heritage Trail: Battle of Saipan Project. This book will provide examples of how a group of archaeologists, managers and a community took a specific battle and transformed it from a collection of unknown archaeological sites into a comprehensive storied battlescape that reflects the individuals and actions of those who were involved. It will provide an in-depth view of current maritime archaeological research on submerged battlefield sites, the development of a WWII battlefield maritime heritage trail, as well as the problems and solutions of such an effort. It will cover subjects such as: -heritage and dark tourism-conflict or battlefield archaeology-public interpretation, and community engagement. This volume will serve as a practical review of a project influenced by a range of complementary areas of study and inclusive of many stakeholders, from the public to the professional and beyond. It provides an example of a balanced approach towards research and interpreting archaeological sites through the identification and inclusion of the various stakeholders (professional and community) and an awareness of what was being included, ignored, or inadequately represented in the research and interpretation. Dr. Jennifer McKinnon , the senior editor, has nearly 20 years of experience conducting archaeology and eight years teaching maritime archaeology. McKinnon was employed as a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University, Australia from 2006-2013 and now is an Assistant Professor at East Carolina University, North Carolina. During her time at Flinders she was the principal investigator of the WWII Maritime Heritage Trail: Battle of Saipan Project, a multi-year teaching and research project that focused on the investigation and interpretation of the WWII Battle of Saipan. This project partnered with Ships of Discovery of which Jennifer is a Research Associate. The project had a strong community engagement component and included students, managers, volunteers, and colleagues from Australia, the US and Saipan. McKinnon received the Governors Humanities Award for Preservation of CNMI Heritage in 2011 for her work in Saipan. McKinnon has co-edited two books (In Situ Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Public, Professionals and Preservation , PAST Foundation; A Year in Review: 2006 Program in Maritime Archaeology , Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Monograph Series), published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles (including Journal of Maritime Archaeology , International Journal of Nautical Archaeology , Bulletin of the Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology ) and written book chapters (two in Springer Press), as well as countless archaeological reports and public outreach products. McKinnon has also reviewed publications for Journal of Maritime Archaeology, Post-Medieval Archaeology, Maney Publishing, Left Coast Press, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Queensland Archaeological Research, and Northeastern Historical Archaeology . Dr. Toni Carrell , co-editor, has 40 years of experience in maritime archaeology with experience in the Caribbean, Western Pacific, Mexico, Great Lakes, and in a variety of lakes and reservoirs in the U.S. She was employed by the National Park Service Submerged Cultural Resources Unit (NPS-SCR) from 1976-1990. Carrell joined Ships of Discovery in 1990, where she serves as Vice President. During her time with the NPS-SCR, Carrell worked extensively in the Pacific and was the senior author of Submerged Cultural Resources Assessment of Micronesia (1990) the first comprehensive archaeological report focusing on underwater cultural heritage in the region. Carrell received an award in 1988 from the Republic of Palau, Bureau of Cultural Resources for her supervision of Operation Sea Mark, a joint NPS and US Navy EOD project directed at documentation of shipwrecks in Palau. Prior to that Carrell received an Advisory Council on Historic Preservation commendation for her work in Kosrae in 1981. She revisited her early work in the Pacific as the senior author of Maritime History and Archaeology of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (2009). Carrell has edited or contributed to numerous publications
Authoritative American history meets a fun listening experience in the first volume of The Seven-Day Scholar series, which chronicles significant moments in our nation’s heroic tragedy. This audiobook is divided into 52 tracks that cover fascinating episodes of the Civil War. Each of these short entries, which sound like historical fiction, covers crucial political decisions, unforgettable people, key battlefield moments, scholarly debates, what-ifs of the war, and struggles on the home front. Listeners can sweep through the book from beginning to end or scroll week by week, becoming a ´´scholar” in each topic in just a few day´s time. The Seven-Day Scholar also serves as a reference book, inviting listeners to dip in and out of topics they want to explore whenever they want. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002939de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her latest forays into the American scene, Joan Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer´s gargantuan ´´manor´´ to the racial battlefields of New York´s criminal courts. At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers: Didion tells us about the fantasies the media construct around crime victims and presidential candidates; she gives us new interpretations of the stories of Nancy Reagan and Patty Hearst; she charts America´s rollercoaster ride through evanescent booms and hard times that won´t go away. A bracing amalgam of skepticism and sympathy, After Henry is further proof of Joan Didion´s infallible radar for the true spirit of our age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Hess. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005837de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harrison Raines is caught in no-man´s-land - and suspected of murder. The messenger finds Harrison Raines in one of the finest gambling halls in Washington. As usual, Raines is losing. Union intelligence demands his presence immediately - it´s a matter that could affect the outcome of the Civil War - but Raines delays. He´s holding four eights, and as a Southern dandy who renounced his family to serve the Union government as a secret agent, Raines can´t resist a bet. But as soon as he finishes this hand of poker, Raines will be gambling with more than cards - he´ll be wagering his life. Abraham Lincoln is a close friend of Colonel Baker, and he orders Raines to guard the colonel on the battlefield. But in the chaos of Ball´s Bluff, Baker refuses to take cover from enemy fire. When Baker is cut down by a Confederate riding a white horse, Raines is a prime suspect in the murder and must clear his name or risk being a fugitive from both sides of the Civil War. A Killing at Ball´s Bluff is the second book in the Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series in any order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025871de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Weather and Warfare dramatically retraces the meteorological forces during battlefield engagements that doomed or saved civilizations. In 1588 more than half of the Spanish Armada, on its way around northern Britain, was destroyed by storms in retreat back to Spain. Napoleon´s attack on Russia was stopped cold by winter weather, as was Hitler´s siege of Leningrad. In WWI, it was all quiet on the western front during mud season. The miracle at Dunkirk took place under cover of heavy fog, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was launched under cover of Pacific storms and the D-day invasion of Normandy was launched based on the most critical weather forecast in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009225de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.