Battle-Fields and Victory:A narrative of the principle military operations of the Civil War from the accession of Grant to the command of the Union armies to the end of the war Willis Abbot
Battle-Fields and Victory:A Narrative of the Principle Military Operations of the Civil War From the Accession of Grant to the Command of the Union Armies to the End of the War (Classic Reprint) Willis J. Abbot
Viet Nam may be the only war we ever fought, or perhaps that was ever fought, in which the heroism of the American soldier was accompanied by humanitarianism unmatched in the annals of warfare. And the humanitarianism took place during the heat of the battle. The GI fixed as he fought, he cured and educated and built in the middle of the battle. He truly cared for, and about, those people. What other Army has ever done that? Humanitarianism was America´s great victory in Viet Nam. Spearheading the humanitarian efforts were the air ambulance operations, call-sign Dust Off, the most dangerous of all aviation operations, which rescued some one million souls in Viet Nam. Dead Men Flying is the story of Charles Kelly, the father of Dust Off, who gave his life to save Dust Off - the greatest life-saver ever. His dying words - ´´When I have your wounded´´ - set the standard for combat medicine to this day. It is also the story of the author, Medal of Honor recipient General Patrick Brady, who learned from Charles Kelly and struggled to meet his standard. Brady led the 54th Medical Detachment as it rescued over 21,000 wounded - enemy and friendly - in 10 months, while sustaining 26 Purple Hearts. Finally, Dead Men Flying is the story of salvation in the midst of horror, courage in the face of adversity, and the miracle of faith in the heat of combat. A riveting tale from America´s most decorated living soldier, this is a book that no American can afford to ignore. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Arthur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017111/bk_adbl_017111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 2003 Army football team achieved futility in major college play that might never be equaled, losing all 13 of its games. The squad that took the field on a frigid December 2003 day in Philadelphia for the celebrated Army-Navy game featured only eight fourth-year seniors, just a slice of the fifty energetic freshmen??plebes? in academy vernacular?who reported to West Point amid the heat and humidity of the summer of 2000, hoping to land spots on the football team. For most of the fifty, West Point represented their best?or only?opportunity to play major college football. They were bypassed by the big-time football schools that award athletic scholarships, which aren?t available at the nation?s military academies. Making a five-year active-duty military commitment following graduation was a small price to pay during peacetime. But peacetime in America ended only days into their second year at the academy, on September 11, 2001. Those eight seniors, like virtually all of their cadet peers, maintained their commitments to the US Army in the wake of 9/11. They worked their way up from West Point?s JV football team as freshmen, earned positions on the Black Knights? varsity team as others left the program?voluntarily or otherwise?and walked to the center of the field for the coin toss before that final opportunity for victory, against the arch-rival Midshipmen. The football field then gave way to the battlefield. Most of the eight were deployed overseas, serving at least one tour in either Iraq or Afghanistan. One won the Bronze Star, another the Purple Heart. One qualified for an elite Rangers battalion, another for the 160th special operations aviation Night Stalkers. They took on enemy fire. They grieved at the loss of brothers in arms. They hugged their loved ones tightly upon returning home. There was no more talk of football losses. They were winners.
Many Americans view Wall Street as a bastion of greed and corruption - a place that attracts people who don´t deserve the money they make but are willing to break the law to get more of it. Yet for all their mistrust, many of these same Americans believe that Wall Street is essential for our economy to function. How do we fix it? Send in the marines. Known for its exemplary discipline, the Marine Corps ensures victory by obeying key commands, such as: establish clear, tactical objectives; know the terrain before heading into battle; identify and capitalize on combat advantages; control timing; leverage complementary skills within the unit; negotiate from a morally defensible position; and harness strength of leadership to craft a bulletproof plan. Ken Marlin served 10 years´ active duty as a marine officer before taking on the financial sector. He´s seen this program of pride, professionalism, and fidelity work - from the battlefield to the boardroom. Marlin is no socialist: He´s a capitalist and risk-taker who enjoys earning money for himself and his clients. In The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street, he teaches you the Marine Corps way to win on Wall Street and on Main Street: to sacrifice short-term gains for the long-term interests of your clients and your company. Deploying marine-tested tactics, he engineers lasting, honorable success while lowering the ethical cost of doing business. That´s the Marine Corps way. This audiobook includes an introduction read by the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002334/bk_aren_002334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Former Army Ranger Kris Paronto, a survivor of the 2012 Benghazi siege that was subject of the book and movie 13 Hours, provides powerful motivational tools for surviving and thriving to bring discipline, motivation, success, and peace to listeners´ lives. Thousands of people have heard Kris ´´Tanto´´ Paronto speak about his experiences in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. But before he was a security contractor, Tanto was a US Army Ranger from Second Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. Rangers are trained to lead by being pushed to their physical and mental limits so that they can perform against impossible odds in punishing situations. In The Ranger Way, Tanto shares stories from his training experiences that played a role in his team´s heroic response in Benghazi. Being a Ranger is, by design, not for everyone, but anyone can use the expectations and techniques of Ranger culture to achieve personal victory. In The Ranger Way, Tanto explains the importance of demanding excellence when you commit to improving your life. He shows you how to define your mission, set goals that are in alignment with your values, and develop a battle plan that will maximize your chances of success. You will learn why you should never quit and why that is different from never failing. Tanto uses his experiences in basic and Ranger training to explore how to deal with mistakes and disappointment like a leader, accept responsibility, and turn every obstacle into an opportunity for growth. You will learn why being of service to others and being willing to sacrifice will help you succeed and how the power of humility, strength, faith, and brotherhood will sustain you on the road to accomplishing your mission. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Paronto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003261/bk_hach_003261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stirring tribute to the Greatest Generation of Americans, Victory brings together today´s best military, espionage, and techno-thriller writers with all-original tales of World War II. Join these best-selling authors in the five-volume collection filled with short novels of courage, skill, daring, and sacrifice. In gripping stories of war as it really was, here you will meet the men and women who fought and won World War II, and who truly made the world safe for democracy. Harold Coyle´s Breakthrough on Bloody Ridge takes us to the fierce fighting in the Pacific, where the Japanese and the Americans clash over a strategic airfield on the island of Guadalcanal. Their battlefield will earn the nickname Bloody Ridge from both sides. In The Eagle and the Cross, R.J. Pineiro brings the Eastern Front to light as a young American pilot is ordered to train Russian pilots in the new American-made P-39D Aircobras during the final months of the brutal battle of Stalingrad in the winter of 1942. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Conger, Ron McLarty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000367/bk_aren_000367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sweeping and insightful grand strategic overview of the American Revolution, highlighting Washington´s role in orchestrating victory and creating the US Army Led by the Continental Congress, the Americans almost lost the war for independence because their military thinking was badly muddled. Following the victory in 1775 at Bunker Hill, patriot leaders were convinced that the key to victory was the homegrown militia - local men defending their families and homes. But the flush of early victory soon turned into a bitter reality as the British routed Americans fleeing New York. General George Washington knew that having and maintaining an army of professional soldiers was the only way to win independence. As he fought bitterly with the leaders in Congress over the creation of a regular army, he patiently waited until his new army was ready for pitched battle. His first opportunity came late in 1776, following his surprise crossing of the Delaware River. In New Jersey the strategy of victory was about to unfold. In The Strategy of Victory, preeminent historian Thomas Fleming examines the battles that created American independence, revealing how the creation of a professional army worked on the battlefield to secure victory, independence, and a lasting peace for the young nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003569/bk_hach_003569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Gettysburg Campaign and its culminating battle have generated more than their share of analysis and published works. In My Gettysburg, Civil War scholar and 26-year Gettysburg resident Mark Snell goes beyond the campaign itself to explore the culture of the battlefield. In this fascinating collection, Snell provides an intriguing interpretation of some neglected military aspects of the battle, such as a revisionist study of Judson Kilpatrick´s decision to launch Farnsworth´s Charge on the southern end of the Confederate line after Pickett´s Charge and the role of Union logisticians in the Northern victory. In addition, he looks at a town east of Gettysburg York, Pennsylvania, a community that likewise suffered invasion in the summer of 1863, as well as at the role of Union and Confederate soldiers from the new state of West Virginia who fought against each other during the campaign. Further, this collection assesses Gettysburg´s evolution as a historic place: an American shrine, an inspiration for popular music, a training ground for soldiers past and present, a mecca for reenactors, a combat zone between commercial developers and preservationists, and a home to its residents including the author, who gives us a personal view of what the battlefield and its surrounding community have come to mean to him. A retired Army officer and an established authority on the Civil War and military history, Snell amply demonstrates in this thought-provoking yet entertaining anthology that there remains much to learn even from such a well-studied subject as Gettysburg. The book is published by The Kent State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Burlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120453/bk_acx0_120453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is remembered in the Netherlands as ´´the sweetest of springs´´, the one that saw the country´s liberation from German occupation. But for the soldiers of First Canadian army, who fought their way across the Rhine River and then through Holland and northwest Germany, that spring of 1945 was bittersweet. While the Dutch were being liberated from the grinding boot heel of the Nazis, their freedom was being paid for in Canadian lives lost. On to Victory is the story of those final cruel days of the war. From the brutal battlefields of Holland and northwest Germany where a collapsing enemy army still fought with fierce determination, to the unique truce in which the Germans and Allies provided food to millions of Dutch citizens starved almost to death, to those heady moments when each town and city was finally liberated, this is the little-told story of First Canadian Army´s last campaign of World War II. With his trademark ´´you are there´´ style that draws upon official records, veteran memories, and a keen understanding of the experience of combat, Mark Zuehlke brings to life this final chapter in the story of Canada in World War II. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003591/bk_adbl_003591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.