Through the Zulu Country:Its battlefields and its people Bertram Mitford
The Eastern Alliance has suffered multiple crushing defeats in the Pacific, and the tide seems to be turning against them. The Allies turn their attentions to the Russian Far East, but are they pushing ahead of themselves?After a series of tragic events in America, will the country come together or fracture apart? The US economy has now been fully retooled for war, but will it be enough to overcome the enemy forces that seek to destroy the nation?Battlefield Russia is the highly anticipated fifth book in the action-packed Red Storm military thriller series. If you like action, pulse-pounding combat scenes, and complex characters, you’ll love James Rosone and Miranda Watson’s newest addition to the series.With the addition of India and Indonesia to the Eastern Alliance, will the democracies of the West be able to stand against the dictatorial regimes of Russia and China? Grab your copy of Battlefield Russia and find out.The Red Storm series is best enjoyed when listened to in the correct order as each book builds on the previous work.Listening order:Book 1: Battlefield UkraineBook 2: Battlefield KoreaBook 3: Battlefield TaiwanBook 4: Battlefield PacificBook 5: Battlefield RussiaBook 6: Battlefield China*When you buy a book by Rosone and Watson, they have chosen to donate a portion of the proceeds to help support the following organizations: Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Operation Underground Railroad, and Charity: Water. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B.J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153381/bk_acx0_153381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Vietnam is one of the most hotly debated wars. Should we have been there? Did the people of Vietnam really want our help? Did our presence there really help them? These are questions that will haunt the history books for many decades, or even centuries, to come.What we do know is that some men who fought in this highly unpopular war were heroes. They put their own lives on the line, often making the ultimate sacrifice, to save the lives of other men in their units. When thinking of Vietnam, it’s important to remember that many of the men volunteered to avoid being drafted or were unwillingly drafted into service. Others volunteered under a sense of patriotism and believed in the leaders of our country. Regardless of their reason for being there, many of them fought and died.These are the stories of the heroes. These are the stories of just a handful of men who put the good of their unit above their own personal safety in hopes that they could help one more man go home at the end of it all. Countless lives were saved through their bravery and, if nothing else, their sacrifice should be remembered and honored. Soldiers on both sides gave their lives for a cause that many would question for decades to come. In this audiobook, we look at those who fought, those who lost, and why this war was started to begin with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wes Super. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157663/bk_acx0_157663_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.
From the author of the New York Times best seller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana comes the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers on the battlefield in Afghanistan - including Ashley White, a beloved soldier who died serving her country´s cause. In 2010 the US Army Special Operations Command created Cultural Support Teams, a pilot program to put women on the battlefield alongside Green Berets and Army Rangers on sensitive missions in Afghanistan. The idea was that women could access places and people that had remained out of reach and could build relationships - woman to woman - in ways that male soldiers in a conservative, traditional country could not. Though officially banned from combat, female soldiers could be ´´attached´´ to different teams, and for the first time women throughout the army heard the call to try out for this Special Ops program. In Ashley´s War, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon uses exhaustive firsthand reporting and a finely tuned understanding of the complexities of war to tell the story of CST-2, a unit of women hand-picked from across the army, and the remarkable hero at its heart: 1st Lt. Ashley White, who would become the first Cultural Support Team member killed in action and the first CST remembered on the Army Special Operations Memorial Wall of Honor alongside the Army Rangers with whom she served. Transporting readers into this little-known world of fierce women bound together by valor, danger, and the desire to serve, Ashley´s War is a riveting combat narrative and a testament to the unbreakable bonds born of war. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a contributor to The Atlantic´s Defense One. She is the best-selling author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and writes regularly for leading media outlets. A Fulbright scholar and Robert B 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathe Mazur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004445/bk_harp_004445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Webb, author of Fields of Fire, the classic novel of the Vietnam War - and a former U.S. Senator; Secretary of the Navy; recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart as a combat Marine; and a self-described ´´military brat´´ - has written an extraordinary memoir of his early years, ´´a love story - love of family, love of country, love of service´´ in his words. Webb´s mother grew up in the poverty-stricken cotton fields of Eastern Arkansas. His father and life-time hero was the first of many generations of Webbs, whose roots are in Appalachia, to finish high school. He flew bombers in World War II, cargo planes in the Berlin Airlift, graduated from college in middle age, and became an expert in the nation´s most advanced weaponry. Webb’s account of his childhood is a tremendous American saga as the family endures the constant moves and challenges of the rarely examined Post-World War II military, with his stern but emotionally invested father, loving and resolute mother, a granite-like grandmother who held the family together during his father’s frequent deployments, and an assortment of invincible aunts, siblings, and cousins. His account of his four years at Annapolis are painfully honest but in the end triumphant. His description of Vietnam’s most brutal battlefields breaks new literary ground. One of the most highly decorated combat Marines of that war, he is a respected expert on the history and conduct of the war. Webb´s novelist’s eyes and ears invest this work with remarkable power, whether he is describing the resiliency that grew from constant relocations during his childhood, the longing for his absent father, his poignant goodbye to his parents as he leaves for Vietnam, his role as a 23-year-old lieutenant through months of constant combat, or his election to the Senate, where he was known for his expertise in national defense, foreign policy, and economic fairness. This is a life that could 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern, James Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006752/bk_sans_006752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The definitive audiobook memoir of one of Israel´s most influential soldier-statesmen and one-time Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, with insights into forging peace in the Middle East. In the summer of 2000, the most decorated soldier in Israel´s history - Ehud Barak - set himself a challenge as daunting as any he had faced on the battlefield: to secure a final peace with the Palestinians. He would propose two states for two peoples, with a shared capital in Jerusalem. He knew the risks of failure. But he also knew the risks of not trying: letting slip perhaps the last chance for a generation to secure genuine peace. It was a moment of truth. It was one of many in a life intertwined, from the start, with that of Israel. Born on a kibbutz, Barak became commander of Israel´s elite Special Forces, then army Chief of Staff, and ultimately, Prime Minister. My Country, My Life tells the unvarnished story of his - and his country´s - first seven decades; of its major successes, but also its setbacks and misjudgments. He offers candid assessments of his fellow Israeli politicians, of the American administrations with which he worked, and of himself. Drawing on his experiences as a military and political leader, he sounds a powerful warning: Israel is at a crossroads, threatened by events beyond its borders and by divisions within. The two-state solution is more urgent than ever, not just for the Palestinians, but for the existential interests of Israel itself. Only by rediscovering the twin pillars on which it was built - military strength and moral purpose - can Israel thrive. A must-listen for anyone interested in international affairs and diplomacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ehud Barak, Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003254/bk_aren_003254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.