The Battle-Fields of Germany:From the Outbreak of the Thirty Years´ War to the Battle of Blenheim George Bruce Malleson
Return to Gallipoli:Walking the Battlefields of the Great War Bruce Scates
Anzac Journeys:Returning to the Battlefields of World War Two Bruce Scates
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.
A nation will fight for its freedom. The first novel in a major new series as Robert Low moves from the Vikings to the making of Scotland. In the dying days of the 13th century, Scotland is in turmoil. The death of Alexander III has plunged the country into war, both with itself and with Edward I of England. Determined to bring the north under his control, Edward instead unleashes a Scottish rebellion which unites the many warring factions against him - though the old hatreds are not easily put aside. Sir Hal Sientcler of Herdmanston, a minor noble of Lothian, finds himself caught up in the chivalry and honour, as well as the betrayal and murder that form these desperate days. As the rebellion gathers pace, Sir Hal is thrust into the maelstrom of plot and counterplot which shapes the lives of the great and good in both realms - including rebel leaders William Wallace and Robert the Bruce - as well as neighbours who now find themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. Hal makes a powerful enemy out of the Earl of Buchan, arch-rival of the Bruces, and swears revenge. But first he must survive battles at Stirling Brig and Falkirk; the treachery of rival factions; and guard a secret that Robert the Bruce would protect from the outside world at any cost. When the lion wakes; everyone must fear its fangs… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bowerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000797/bk_hcuk_000797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kovic´s powerful and moving New York Times best-selling book, now with a new introduction that sets this classic antiwar story in a contemporary context. This New York Times best seller (more than one million copies sold) details the author´s life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film version) - from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country´s most outspoken anti-Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham, Bruce Springsteen - introduction. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027364/bk_adbl_027364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian´s acclaimed Civil War history of the complex man and controversial Union commander whose battlefield brilliance ensured the downfall of the Confederacy. Preeminent Civil War historian Bruce Catton narrows his focus on commander Ulysses S. Grant, whose bold tactics and relentless dedication to the Union ultimately ensured a Northern victory in the nation´s bloodiest conflict. While a succession of Union generals - from McClellan to Burnside to Hooker to Meade - were losing battles and sacrificing troops due to ego, egregious errors, and incompetence, an unassuming Federal Army commander was excelling in the Western theater of operations. Though unskilled in military power politics and disregarded by his peers, Colonel Grant, commander of the Twenty-First Illinois Volunteer Infantry, was proving to be an unstoppable force. He won victory after victory at Belmont, Fort Henry, and Fort Donelson, while brilliantly avoiding near-catastrophe and ultimately triumphing at Shiloh. And Grant´s bold maneuvers at Vicksburg would cost the Confederacy its invaluable lifeline: the Mississippi River. But destiny and President Lincoln had even loftier plans for Grant, placing nothing less than the future of an entire nation in the capable hands of the North´s most valuable military leader. Based in large part on military communiqués, personal eyewitness accounts, and Grant´s own writings, Catton´s extraordinary history offers listeners an insightful look at arguably the most innovative Civil War battlefield strategist, unmatched by even the South´s legendary Robert E. Lee. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026013/bk_adbl_026013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A magnificent history of the opening years of the Civil War by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton. The first book in Bruce Catton´s Pulitzer Prize-winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Mr. Lincoln´s Army is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War, when a fledgling Union Army took its stumbling first steps under the command of the controversial general George McClellan. Following the secession of the Southern states, a beleaguered President Abraham Lincoln entrusted the dashing, charismatic McClellan with the creation of the Union´s Army of the Potomac and the responsibility of leading it to a swift and decisive victory against Robert E. Lee´s Army of Northern Virginia. Although a brilliant tactician who was beloved by his troops and embraced by the hero-hungry North, McClellan´s ego and ambition ultimately put him at loggerheads with his commander in chief - a man McClellan considered unworthy of the presidency. McClellan´s weaknesses were exposed during the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American military history, which ended in a stalemate even though the Confederate troops were greatly outnumbered. After Antietam, Lincoln ordered McClellan´s removal from command, and the Union entered the war´s next chapter having suffered thousands of casualties and with great uncertainty ahead. America´s premier chronicler of the nation´s brutal internecine conflict, Bruce Catton is renowned for his unparalleled ability to bring a detailed and vivid immediacy to Civil War battlefields and military strategy sessions. With tremendous depth and insight, he presents legendary commanders and common soldiers in all their complex and heartbreaking humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026012/bk_adbl_026012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tougher than ox hide, Lachlan Wallace can take about anything except a breakup call from his wife two minutes before competing in the karate championship. Arriving home with a loss, he agrees to watch his uncle´s cat over the holidays. Or so he thinks - until he awakes on a 14th century battlefield beside a woman fighting for her life. Taken from her at the age of two, Lady Christina de Moray hasn´t seen her son in 13 years. While traveling with Robert the Bruce´s army to exchange an English prisoner for the lad, a battle erupts. Losing the fight, Christina is rescued by a mysterious warrior while the English escape with her son yet again. Left with no way back to the 21st century, Lachlan agrees to help Christina rescue the lad from his English captors. If the heir is not returned by Christmas next, the Bruce will make his decision whom to grant the de Moray lands, including Lady Christina´s hand. Once his duty is fulfilled, Lachlan hopes to discover a way home - as long as he keeps his mind on the goal and ignores his growing love for the spirited woman who gives him her trust - and her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Gillies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072416/bk_acx0_072416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.