The Manassas Battlefield Confederate Park (Incorporated):Prince William County, Virginia, Near Manassas, Warrenton, Fairfax Court House, and About Thirty-Five Miles From Lessburg, Mount Vernon, Washington City and Arlington (Classic Reprint) Unknown Author
Battle-Fields Naval Exploits of the United States:From Lexington to the City of Mexico (Classic Reprint) Henry W. Harrison
Conserving Richmond´s Battlefields:A Collaborative Project Among Concerned Citizens, Local Planning, Preservation and Promotion Groups, Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico Counties, The City of Richmond, The Commonwealth of Virginia, And the National Park United States National Park Service
First book in New York Times-bestselling author Tad Williams´s cyberpunk fantasy series ? ´´Tad Williams is the brightest and best of the fantasists.´´ ?Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods Otherland. Surrounded by secrecy, it is home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares. Incredible amounts of money have been lavished on it. The best minds of two generations have labored to build it. And somehow, bit by bit, it is claiming the Earth´s most valuable resource-its children. Only a few have become aware of the danger. Fewer still are willing or able to take up the challenge of this perilous and seductive realm. But every age has its heroes, and unusual times call for unusual champions: Renie Sulaweyo, a teacher and the backbone of her family, proud of her African heritage, has fought all her life simply to get by. She has never wanted to be a hero. But when her young brother is struck down by a bizarre and mysterious illness, Renie swears to save him. When people around her begin to die, she realizes she has stumbled onto something she is not meant to know, a terrifying secret from which there is no turning back. !Xabbu is a Bushman, come to the city to learn skills which may save the spirit of his tribe. With the heart of a poet and the soul of a shaman, he will journey with Renie on this quest into the very heart of darkness. Paul Jonas is lost, seemlingly adrift in space and time. As he flees from the bloody battlefields of World War I to a castle in the sky, and onward to lands beyond imagining, he must not only evade his terrifying pursuers, but solve the terrible riddle of his own identity. Fourteen-year-old Orlando is also the invincible barbarian Thargorm, but only in his imagination. However, youth and frailty are not enough to get you excused from saving the world. And Mister Sellars, a strange old man on a military base, a prisoner of both the government and his own body, may be the greatest mystery of all. Is he part of The Grail Brotherhood? Does he oppose them? Or, as he sits like a spider at the center of a vast web, does he have ambitions of his own? The answers will only be found in Otherland.
Here are four more game tiles to build the biggest mall in town for the Zombicide boardgame! You shopping spree may soon become an epic story about zombies in the most colorful battlefield ever, as the roars of chainsaws and automatic weapons echoes on with the mall music. This set also features a token board to use in any Zombicide game and expand your zombie hunting experience!
In an increasingly urbanized world, urban terrain has become a greater factor in military operations. Simultaneously, advances in military technology have given military forces sharply increased capabilities. The conflict comes from how urban terrain can negate or degrade many of those increased capabilities. What happens when advanced weapons are used in a close-range urban fight with an abundance of cover? Storming the City explores these issues by analyzing the performance of the US Army and US Marine Corps in urban combat in four major urban battles of the mid-20th century (Aachen 1944, Manila 1945, Seoul 1950, and Hue 1968). Alec Wahlman assesses each battle using a similar framework of capability categories, and separate chapters address urban warfare in American military thought. In the four battles, across a wide range of conditions, American forces were ultimately successful in capturing each city because of two factors: transferable competence and battlefield adaptation. The preparations US forces made for warfare writ large proved generally applicable to urban warfare. Battlefield adaptation, a strong suit of American forces, filled in where those overall preparations for combat needed fine tuning. From World War II to Vietnam, however, there was a gradual reduction in tactical performance in the four battles. The book is published by University of North Texas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert J. Eckrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084781/bk_acx0_084781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Slavery was a universal and totally accepted feature of ancient Greek society, so much so that while the conditions under which slaves lived and worked varied considerably, many ordinary citizens kept at least one slave, often working alongside their owners, while larger commercial enterprises involved huge numbers, many of whom could rise to positions of authority and wealth. It was possible for some slaves to buy their freedom, while others lived and died in conditions of appalling brutality, notably in the silver mines at Laurium. The revenues from these mines paid for the fleet with which Athens defeated Xerxes and were the basis of the Attic owls, the four drachma coins that revolutionized the Athenian economy. The mines were often leased to contractors and worked by slaves and condemned criminals. The galleries averaged approximately three and a half feet in height, so most miners had to work on their hands and knees. Another specific group of slaves that suffered particularly brutal treatment was the pornai, slaves used in the brothels as prostitutes. While those sound like the conditions of slavery people are accustomed to hearing about in more modern times, other forms of slavery in Greece were quite unique, and perhaps fittingly, Sparta might have had the most unusual system of all. Sparta will forever be known for its military prowess, but the importance the Spartans placed upon being a warrior society meant their way of life was entirely dependent on a class of indentured servants known as the helots. The Spartans needed the helots to maintain the domestic front, but they also frequently brought helots to the battlefield with them, and they repeatedly had to turn their own hoplites on unruly helots to suppress potential rebellions. As this makes clear, however unpalatable it may be to modern historians who expound on the virtues of the Greek legacy to western civilization, it is indisputably the case that slavery constituted a central... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Teutsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075632/bk_acx0_075632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Historical Base Maps:Appomattox Manor, City Point, Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia (Classic Reprint) G. Frank Williss
Historic Furnishings Report:Grant´s Cabin, City Point Unit, Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia (Classic Reprint) Donald C. Pfanz
The Harvest Trilogy reaches its epic finale in the next town over from the now scorched alien battlefield of Schertz, the city that invented and secretly tested the Celluloss serum on its citizens. Marion, Texas, population 3,700, is so small, if you blink driving through, you´ll miss it. One area business owner is awarded "Tastiest Meats in Town" by the Chamber of Commerce. John Hester´s family-owned meat market is a staple in the region. Respected by the locals, he is above reproach. When he befriends new resident, retired 9/11 firefighter Jack Callaghan, things get weird. Stranger still are the disappearing residents, thousands of unsolved cold cases from half a century back Callaghan discovers as he and his wife try to settle in. When they begin receiving veiled threats from the Reverend Harcourt Cane warning them to leave, Jack must find a way to protect himself and his wife, and help the FBI solve the mystery of the federal Census that never budges...despite all the missing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawrence D. Yaklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055438/bk_acx0_055438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.