Original Photographs Taken on the Battlefields During the Civil War of the United States (Classic Reprint): Mathew B. Brady
On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire - And Their Historical, Legendary, and Aesthetic Associations. - The Original Classic Edition: Charles Hardwick
The first full-length biography of the Civil War surgeon who, over the course of the war’s bloodiest battles - from Antietam to Gettysburg - redefined military medicine. Jonathan Letterman was an outpost medical officer serving in Indian country in the years before the Civil War, responsible for the care of just hundreds of men. But when he was appointed the chief medical officer for the Army of the Potomac, he revolutionized combat medicine over the course of four major battles - Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg - that produced unprecedented numbers of casualties. He made battlefield survival possible by creating the first organized ambulance corps and a more effective field hospital system. He imposed medical professionalism on a chaotic battlefield. Where before 20 percent of the men were unfit to fight because of disease, squalid conditions, and poor nutrition, he improved health and combat readiness by pioneering hygiene and diet standards. Based on original research, and with stirring accounts of battle and the struggle to invent and supply adequate care during impossible conditions, this new biography recounts Letterman’s life from his small-town Pennsylvania beginnings to his trailblazing wartime years and his subsequent life as a wildcatter and the medical examiner of San Francisco. At last, here is the missing portrait of a key figure of Civil War history and military medicine. His principles of battlefield care continue to be taught to military commanders and first responders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyle Munley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011358/bk_adbl_011358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Power is shifting - from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares. But power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose. As a result, argues award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím, all leaders have less power than their predecessors, and the potential for upheaval is unprecedented. In The End of Power, Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. The antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Drawing on provocative, original research and a lifetime of experience in global affairs, Naím explains how the end of power is reconfiguring our world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Moises Naim, Don Hagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000898/bk_gdan_000898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
More than 15 years since its original publication, the number-one New York Times best seller We Were Soldiers Once...and Young is still required reading in all branches of the military. Now, Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway revisit their relationships with 10 American veterans of the battle, as well as Lt. Gen. Nguyen Hu An, who commanded the North Vietnamese Army troops on the other side, and two of his old company commanders. Moore and Galloway mix gritty and vivid detail with reverence and respect for their comrades. Their ability to capture man´s sense of heroism and brotherhood, their love for their men and their former enemies, and their fascination with the history of this enigmatic country make for riveting listening. We Are Soldiers Still puts a human face on warfare in a way that will not soon be forgotten. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph L. Galloway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001687/bk_harp_001687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gettysburg:A Battlefield Guide Mark Grimsley, Brooks D. Simpson
The Romance of Palestine:A History for Young People, Containing Over One Hundred and Fifty Original Photographs and Pen Pictures of the Castles, Temples, Cities, Mountains, Rivers, Battle-Fields, Classic Groves, Enchanted Gardens and Great People, Which James W. Lee
The South :, Trowbridge, The South : - A Tour of its Battlefields and Ruined Cities, a Journey Through the... is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1866. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as re
Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a ´´Texian Iliad´´ in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends ´´almost burlesque.´´ In this highly readable history, Stephen L. Hardin discovers more than a little truth in both of those views. Drawing on many original Texan and Mexican sources and on-site inspections of almost every battlefield, he offers the first complete military history of the Revolution. From the war´s opening in the ´´Come and Take It´´ incident at Gonzales to the capture of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Hardin clearly describes the strategy and tactics of each side. His research yields new knowledge of the actions of famous Texan and Mexican leaders, as well as fascinating descriptions of battle and camp life from the ordinary soldier´s point of view. This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history. The book is published by University of Texas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A.T. Chandler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009744/bk_acx0_009744_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here at last is a clear, easy-to-follow interpretation of the classic Chinese text The Art of War by Sun Tzu which incorporates modern business lessons to make this relevant and accessible to today´s executive facing strategic and competitive challenges. For years, business schools and professional consultants have turned to Sun Tzu´s 2,500-year-old Chinese text for its invaluable commentary on such topics as leadership, strategy, organization, competition and cooperation. Now the wisdom of Sun Tzu´s The Art of War is made accessible to the modern audience. Not simply a new translation, this is the first book to provide a clear, easy-to-follow interpretation of the classic document. The Art of War for Executives reveals the brilliance of Sun Tzu - and shows how to win on the battlefield of modern business. The tone and insight of the original classic remain, while incorporating the ideas of contemporary business philosophers like Peters, Drucker and Bennis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Francis Greenslade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000518/bk_boli_000518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.