Battlefield and Prison Pen:Through the War And Thrice a Prisoner in Rebel Dungeons John W Urban
Battlefield and Prison Pen:Through the War, and Thrice a Prisoner in Rebel Dungeons John W Urban
Drover, a Communist bus driver, is in prison, sentenced to death for killing a policeman during a riot at Hyde Park Corner. A battle for a reprieve with many participants ensues: the Assistant Commissioner, high-principled and over-worked; Conrad, a paranoid clerk; Mr Surrogate, a rich Fabian; Condor, a pathetic journalist feeding on fantasies; pretty, promiscuous Kay - all have a part to play in his fate. James Wilby reads Graham Greene’s absorbing novel set in 1930s London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Wilby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005353/bk_bbcw_005353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Between 1775 and 1783, some 200,000 Americans took up arms against the British Crown. Just over 6,800 of those men died in battle. About 25,000 became prisoners of war, most of them confined in New York City under conditions so atrocious that they perished by the thousands. Evidence suggests that at least 17,500 Americans may have died in these prisons---more than twice the number to die on the battlefield. It was in New York, not Boston or Philadelphia, where most Americans gave their lives for the cause of independence. New York City became the jailhouse of the American Revolution because it was the principal base of the Crown´s military operations. Beginning with the bumper crop of American captives taken during the 1776 invasion of New York, captured Americans were stuffed into a hastily assembled collection of public buildings, sugar houses, and prison ships. The prisoners were shockingly overcrowded and chronically underfed---those who escaped alive told of comrades so hungry they ate their own clothes and shoes. Despite the extraordinary number of lives lost, Forgotten Patriots is the first-ever account of what took place in these hellholes. The result is a unique perspective on the Revolutionary War as well as a sobering commentary on how Americans have remembered our struggle for independence---and how much we have forgotten. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norman Dietz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000821/bk_tant_000821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Soldiers´ Letters:From Camp, Battlefield and Prison Sanitary Commission United States, Lydia Minturn ed Post
Bullet and Shell:War as the Soldier Saw It, Camp, March, and Picket, Battlefield and Bivouac, Prison and Hospital (Classic Reprint) George Forrester Williams
From the Flag to the Cross:Or Scenes and Incidents of Christianity in the War, The Conversions, Prayers, Dying Requests, Last Words, Sufferings and Deaths of Our Soldiers, on the Battlefield, in Hospital, Camp and Prison, And a Description of Distinguish A. S. Billingsley
Reminiscences:Or Four Years in the Confederate Army, A History of the Experiences of the Private Soldier in Camp, Hospital, Prison, on the March, and on the Battlefield, 1861 to 1865 (Classic Reprint) Jno Will Dyer