My Days and Nights on the Battlefield:a view of the American Civil War by a Reporter for the Boston Journal Charles Carleton Coffin
My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field: Charles Carleton Coffin
My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field:A Book for Boys (Classic Reprint) Charles Carleton Coffin
From School to Battlefield:A Story of the War Days (Classic Reprint) Charles King
Lily Cole stars as Helen of Troy, ‘the face that launched a thousand ships’, in Simon Armitage’s vivid, visceral adaptation of Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid. For 10 years, the Greeks have been laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen, Helen. But as the war drags on and the battlefields run scarlet with blood, the opposing forces are entrenched in a bitter stalemate. As gods and mortals squabble amongst themselves for the spoils of war, the exhausted warriors go to extreme lengths in a desperate grab for victory.... Dramatised by multiaward-winning poet and playwright Simon Armitage, The Last Days of Troy was first produced as a stage play at the Manchester Royal Exchange and Shakespeare’s Globe, and this radio version features the original cast. Both a tense action adventure and a powerful commentary on the futility of war, it brings Homer’s ancient myth to dynamic life and explores themes that still resonate today, in a world locked in cycles of conflict and revenge, East versus West and with the same dangerous combination of pride, lies and self-deception that fuelled the Trojan War. Cast and credits Agamemnon - David Achilles - Jake Fairbrother Zeus - Richard Bremmer Odysseus - Colin Tierney Hera - Gillian Bevan Andromache/Thetis - Claire Calbraith Hector - Simon Harrison Helen - Lily Cole Paris - Tom Stuart Athene/Briseis - Francesca Zoutewelle Priam - Garry Cooper Patroclus - Brendan O’Hea Astyanax - Luca Rawlinson Original music by Alex Baranowski. Directed for radio by Susan Roberts. First directed for The Royal Exchange Theatre by Nick Bagnall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Calbraith, Colin Tierney, David Birell, Gillian Bevan, Jake Fairbrother, Lily Cole, Richard Bremmer, Simon Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003668/bk_rhuk_003668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Civil War represented a momentous change in the character of war. It combined the projection of military might across a continent on a scale never before seen with an unprecedented mass mobilization of peoples. Yet despite the revolutionizing aspects of the Civil War, its leaders faced the same uncertainties that have vexed combatants since the days of Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War. In a masterful narrative that propels listeners from the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to the surrender of Robert E. Lee´s army at Appomattox, Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh bring every aspect of the battlefield vividly to life. They show how this new way of waging war was made possible by the powerful historical forces unleashed by the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution, yet how the war was far from being simply a story of the triumph of superior machines. Murray and Hsieh paint indelible portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, and other major figures whose leadership, judgment, and personal character played such decisive roles in the fate of a nation. They also examine how the Army of the Potomac, the Army of Northern Virginia, and the other major armies developed entirely different cultures that influenced the war´s outcome. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008470/bk_tant_008470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than two months, Union General William Rosecrans and his Army of the Cumberland pursued General Braxton Bragg´s Confederate Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga. Finally, on September 18, 1863, on the banks of a small river in Northwest Georgia, the two great armies came face to face, and so began three days of hell, including the two bloodiest days of our nation´s Civil War. Three Days in Hell is a novel, a work of fiction, based on actual historical events. The characters, with one exception, were all real people. The words they speak throughout the story are the author´s; the deeds they did, their success and failures, are their own. Drawing on many years of meticulous research, Blair Howard dramatizes one man´s contribution to the stunning Confederate victory at Chickamauga. Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson was the key player for the army in gray. This is the story of Confederate General Johnson´s three days at Chickamauga, and his grand and glorious charge of more than a mile that smashed through the enemy lines and resulted in a resounding victory for the Confederate cause and an ignominious defeat for General Rosecrans. Even Johnson´s enemies praised what he did that day. Some compared it to Pickett´s Charge at Gettysburg, but where Pickett failed, Johnson succeeded. Three Days in Hell, action-packed from start to finish, is the story of Confederate General Bushrod Johnson´s Chickamauga as told through the eyes and words of one of his staff officers, Major Chester Rigby. The author takes you onto the battlefield as no one has done before. He plunges you right into the center of the action, which doesn´t let up until the very end. It´s a story of heroism, desperate deeds, and death and destruction on a scale the likes of which had never been seen before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C.J. McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107640/bk_acx0_107640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ulster Guard at Gettysburg on the First Three Days of July, 1863:Verses Read by the Author, Henry Abbey, October 4th, 1888, at the Dedication of the Battlefield Monument to the Twentieth Regiment of New York State Militia, Eightieth New York Voluntee Henry Abbey
From the internationally best-selling author of the Sharpe novels and in the bicentenary year of the battle - this is the true story of Waterloo. On the 18th June, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon´s escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dugald Bruce Lockhart, Bernard Cornwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001797/bk_hcuk_001797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.