The Battlefield:Algeria 1988-2002: Studies in a Broken Polity Hugh Roberts
Visiting the Somme & Ypres Battlefields Made Easy: Gareth Hughes
Culloden Tales:Stories from Scotland´s Most Famous Battlefield Hugh G. Allison
The Civil War conjures images of blood-soaked battlefields in the United States. Few are aware of the equally important diplomatic and intelligence contest that raged between the North and South in Europe. While the Confederacy sought Great Britain as a strategic ally, the Union used diplomacy and espionage to avert both the construction of a Confederate navy and the threat of war with England. At the forefront of the international fray was Thomas Haines Dudley, the American consul in Liverpool and ´´the father of modern American intelligence´´. As the Confederates determined to use British shipyards, Dudley established a network of agents throughout England to report on enemy activities and, ultimately, to negate foreign intervention in the American Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002351/bk_blak_002351_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sean Harker is good at two things: stealing cars and fighting. One earns him money, the other earns him respect from the gang that he calls family. A police chase through the city streets is just another rite of passage for Sean...as is getting nicked. But a brutal event behind bars convinces him to take charge and turn his life around. Now he must put his street skills to the ultimate test - as a soldier in the British army. And the battlefield is London, where innocent people are being targeted by a new and terrifying enemy. Undercover, under threat - only Sean Harker can save the streets from all-out war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henry Lloyd Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002487/bk_rhuk_002487_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cassandra, daughter of the King of Troy, is endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed. After ten years of war, Troy has fallen to the Greeks, and Cassandra is now a prisoner, shackled outside the gates of Agamemnon?s Mycenae. Through memories of her childhood and reflections on the long years of conflict, Cassandra pieces together the fall of her city. From a woman living in an age of heroes, here is the untold personal story overshadowed by the battlefield triumphs of Achilles and Hector. This stunning reimagining of the Trojan War is a rich and vivid portrayal of the great tragedy that continues to echo throughout history. ?A beautiful work.? - Bettany Hughes ?Cassandra is fierce and feverish poetry that engages with the ancient stories while also charting its own path. Filled with passionate and startling insight into human nature.? - Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles ?Christa Wolf wrote books that crossed and overcame the divide of East and West, books that have lasted: the great, allegorical novels.? - Günter Grass ?A sensitive writer of the purest water - an East German Virginia Woolf.? - Guardian ?One of the most prominent and controversial novelists of her generation.? - New York Review of Books
Embrace ruination and become engrossed as the scandal unfolds in each story by 6 USA TODAY Bestselling authors. Dance With Me At Midnight by Samantha Holt Charles always knew he´d be married within months of inheriting his title. He´s fully prepared to wed a woman he´s never met by summer. Until he meets her that is. Eloise is nothing like the poised, elegant and controlled woman he thought she´d be. Beautiful, yes, even with a damned parrot sitting on her shoulder, but hardly marchioness material. Even if he does find himself a little intrigued by her. Stealing the Rogue's Heart by Erica Monroe When underworld princess Mina Mason falls for her childhood best friend, Charlie Thatcher, their passion starts a rival gang war that threatens to inflame London. With darkness and danger at every turn, these two star-crossed lovers risk it all for love. For The Love of a Widow by Christina McKnight After years spent following her husband as he fought against Napoleon´s troops, Lady Lettie Hughes returns to London as a widow to take her place in Polite Society as the daughter of an earl. When nightmares of the battlefield plague her, she´ll find a second chance at love with the man she lost six years before. Stolen by My Knave by Dawn Brower Jackerson Carwyn, the Duke of Whitewood hasn´t led the charmed life some believe, and in fact, grew up in the worst parts of London. Lady Elizabeth Kendall grew up on whimsical tales told by her mother. They are an unlikely match, and yet, sometimes its hard to dismiss the ties of the heart. Taming a Savage Gentleman by Tammy Andresen Baroness Segrave needs a husband for society´s sake but she´d prefer he have no opinion at all. Which is why the Earl of Loudoun seems the ideal choice. With no fortune and a drinking habit, he should allow her to keep running her estate while living off the allowance she´d provide. But Loudoun proves to be both drunk and foolish. Suddenly a husband who is strong, capable, and appreciative of her gifts gains merit in her eyes. A man like Tom Maddox. Scandalous Wallflower by Amanda Mariel Jane and Caleb are brought together through an unwanted circumstance and discover something neither one believed they'd ever have, but can they let go of old hurts and beliefs long enough to embrace the gift fate bestowed upon them?
A widow scarred by love and loss.... After years spent following her husband as he fought against Napoleon´s troops, Lady Lettie Hughes returns to London a widow to take her rightful place among the ton as the daughter of an earl. Her parents and friends expect her to enter the marriage market and secure the match she should have pursued in her debut season. But Lettie is not the same innocent girl she was before Waterloo. Nightmares of the battlefield plague her, and she doesn´t see a place for herself in society anymore. A lord determined to save the woman he loves.... Daniel Greaves, the Duke of Linwood, is a man who knows rejection and loss. He´s lived the last six years alone after the woman he was betrothed to cast him aside for another man. Instead of taking control of his title and lands, Daniel fell into a life a debauchery - gaming, women, and spirits. But now the woman who stole his future and left him hollow is back in London. When Lettie and Daniel are reunited, their connection burns as bright as it once did. But neither of them are the same people they were in their youth - they must trust one another to heal the wounds of their past to find a love that lasts forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Marie Damman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084633/bk_acx0_084633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval, or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book. In this audiobook, Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the book as agent of social, political, and personal revolution. Here are famous books by Darwin, Newton, and Shakespeare, but we also discover the stories behind some less well-known works, such as Marie Stopes� Married Love, the original radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft�s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and even the rules to an obscure ball game that became the most popular sport in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Hodge, Hugh Ross, Robert Powell, Bill Bingham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000002/bk_hodd_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.