Authoritative American history meets a fun listening experience in the first volume of The Seven-Day Scholar series, which chronicles significant moments in our nation’s heroic tragedy. This audiobook is divided into 52 tracks that cover fascinating episodes of the Civil War. Each of these short entries, which sound like historical fiction, covers crucial political decisions, unforgettable people, key battlefield moments, scholarly debates, what-ifs of the war, and struggles on the home front. Listeners can sweep through the book from beginning to end or scroll week by week, becoming a ´´scholar” in each topic in just a few day´s time. The Seven-Day Scholar also serves as a reference book, inviting listeners to dip in and out of topics they want to explore whenever they want. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002939/bk_brll_002939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her latest forays into the American scene, Joan Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer´s gargantuan ´´manor´´ to the racial battlefields of New York´s criminal courts. At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers: Didion tells us about the fantasies the media construct around crime victims and presidential candidates; she gives us new interpretations of the stories of Nancy Reagan and Patty Hearst; she charts America´s rollercoaster ride through evanescent booms and hard times that won´t go away. A bracing amalgam of skepticism and sympathy, After Henry is further proof of Joan Didion´s infallible radar for the true spirit of our age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Hess. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005837/bk_adbl_005837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since the limited Desert Fox campaign against Iraq in December 1998, the Tomcat has been integral to virtually all combat operations involving the US Navy in the Arabian Gulf. Indeed, on every carrier deployment to the Persian Gulf since Desert Fox, the F-14 unit(s) on station has ventured into ?The Sand Box? over southern Iraq and prosecuted targets operating in contravention to United Nations security council resolutions. This book covers the F-14 Operation Iraqi Freedom actions against battlefield targets and integrated air defence sites, command and control centres, regime leadership targets and military installations in Baghdad, Tikrit, Mosul and Kirkuk.
The Rough Guide to Vietnam is the essential guide to one of Southeast Asia´s most enticing destinations. Roam the markets, temples, and shops of thousand-year-old Hanoi, and then slow down the pace with a trip to national parks or the remote highlands. The introduction will help you choose where to go and what to see, inspired by dozens of stunning photos. The Things Not To Miss section runs through all the must-sees, while the Itineraries guide you around the country´s highlights. Navigation through the book and on the ground is aided by clear color maps with every chapter. Each map is keyed with all the accommodation, eating and drinking options, nightlife venues and shops that are reviewed in detail in the Listings chapters. From the rugged mountains of Ha Giang in the north to the pancake-flat Mekong Delta in the south, the honest and up-to-date appraisals in The Rough Guide to Vietnam will steer you to the best places to stay, eat, and party across every price range. Reviews take in hill-tribe homestays, quirky hostels, boutique hotels, sophisticated restaurants, and delicious street food, while informed and accessible writing covers everything from Buddhism to battlefields. This fully revised edition is full-color throughout, helping the country´s tremendous food, impressive colonial architecture, and colorful customs leap from the page. Detailed color maps offer clear guidance. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Vietnam.
Life situations are able to unexpectedly cover unusual, bizarre, sometimes comical, even tragic aspects of reality. The heroes of stories are not generalized artistic images, characters are not thought out, and people around us are not noticed in a gloomy hustle and bustle. In life as on the battlefield - everywhere bombs, shots, - everyone is forced to maneuver, in order not to get into trouble. Man does not know what surprises they have prepared for them. The tragicomic leitmotif of the collection will make the reader understand the transience of human existence. The book is intended mainly for young people as a warning that comic is not a means of manifestation, a challenge to emotions, and an occasion for reflection. E-book by V. Bram, ´´Among Shots´´ can be read and downloaded in the format of fb2, epub, pdf.
Harrison Raines is caught in no-man´s-land - and suspected of murder. The messenger finds Harrison Raines in one of the finest gambling halls in Washington. As usual, Raines is losing. Union intelligence demands his presence immediately - it´s a matter that could affect the outcome of the Civil War - but Raines delays. He´s holding four eights, and as a Southern dandy who renounced his family to serve the Union government as a secret agent, Raines can´t resist a bet. But as soon as he finishes this hand of poker, Raines will be gambling with more than cards - he´ll be wagering his life. Abraham Lincoln is a close friend of Colonel Baker, and he orders Raines to guard the colonel on the battlefield. But in the chaos of Ball´s Bluff, Baker refuses to take cover from enemy fire. When Baker is cut down by a Confederate riding a white horse, Raines is a prime suspect in the murder and must clear his name or risk being a fugitive from both sides of the Civil War. A Killing at Ball´s Bluff is the second book in the Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series in any order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025871/bk_adbl_025871_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the greatest armies in history and their secret strategies for warfare. Get ready to take a journey through the history of the ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Roman armies. Specifically, you should be ready to discover the strategies and weapons used by each army and how they helped make the military what it is today. In this book, we are going to show how ancient commanders and their military men played a crucial role in determining who would control the world - its resources and its wealth. We will talk about the early history of warfare and how, through its sometimes brutal and devastating battles, we´ve learned how to defend our country from the threat of tyranny and oppression. In ancient times, some cultures regarded serving in the military as an honor and a duty - while in others, it was a requirement. In this book, we are going to explore each of these cultures and how they formed their militaries, how they innovated on the battlefield, and how they conquered nations against all odds. We´ll also cover how ancient militaries shaped - and defined the course of - the world we live in today. When you download this book you´ll also discover: How business people in ancient Greece made some of the best army recruits How military action eventually birthed democracy The exact formation ancient Greek soldiers used to defeat their enemies How ancient Greeks would consult their gods before deciding to go to war How ancient Rome grew from a small town on the Tiber River to a massive empire The legend of Romulus, who was said to have been raised by a wolf woman and who started Rome The differences between Egyptian, Chinese, and Greek styles of fighting How the ancient Greeks would defeat whole armies - without attacking or doing a single thing to them How ancient Greek naval tactics are employed in today´... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan W Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077616/bk_acx0_077616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Weather and Warfare dramatically retraces the meteorological forces during battlefield engagements that doomed or saved civilizations. In 1588 more than half of the Spanish Armada, on its way around northern Britain, was destroyed by storms in retreat back to Spain. Napoleon´s attack on Russia was stopped cold by winter weather, as was Hitler´s siege of Leningrad. In WWI, it was all quiet on the western front during mud season. The miracle at Dunkirk took place under cover of heavy fog, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was launched under cover of Pacific storms and the D-day invasion of Normandy was launched based on the most critical weather forecast in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009225/bk_acx0_009225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alone and friendless, the Wanderers, servants of Fate, maintain the balance between the supernatural world and mankind´s. For millennia the Wanderers protected that balance - but now a renegade Wanderer arises to open the doors between the earth and our greatest nightmares. Years ago Fate scavenged Rafe from the battlefields of Vietnam, handing him over to a mentor he barely knew before the rogue Wanderer slaughtered him. Skilled but only half trained, Rafe tracks down a warning from a naiad in Alabama only to find a coven of witches probing deeper into dark magics than they ever intended. Rafe must stop the witches from destroying the already fragile balance...but can he do it before the lovely young witch helping Rafe gets sacrificed for the greater good? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Mack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087340/bk_acx0_087340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.