Historic 2-hour "walking tour" covers a 2 mile area that starts and ends in the same location. Walk through the actual locations were history was made. Tour provides guest a glimpse into the History of Atlanta, Civil War to Civil Rights. Hear combined stories from the 1864 Battle of Atlanta with the 1964 Civil Rights, at locations where both intersect on the battlefield. This battle is known not only for its strategic and military significance but also for political importance. Highlights include: Creek Indians, Atlanta's Birth and Development,Civil War, The Burning of Atlanta, The Battle of Atlanta in East Atlanta, Rebuilding the City, Segregation - White Flight Integration and Gentrification. The Battle of Atlanta was fought on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Union forces commanded by William T. Sherman, wanting to neutralize the important rail and supply hub, defeated Confederate forces defending the city under John B. Hood.
A nameless sniper is targeting participants in popular Civil War battle reenactments, and Minnesota reenactor Paul Edin is killed at the mock Battle of Kirby Creek near Corinth, Mississippi. His death is ruled an accident, but Paul's widow, Jenny, discovers that the sniper's bullet was meant for the man standing next to Paul, a cop named Kenny Beeman. To penetrate the Mississippi smokescreen, Jenny enlists the aid of her former lover, news photographer John Rane. Appearing to be covering a story, Rane pokes into the Tennessee-Mississippi border country and teams up with Beeman. With demons nipping at his heels, Rane picks a Sharps rifle and live ammunition and heads off to the Shiloh Battlefield - and a showdown with a killer. South of Shiloh is a pulse-pounding thriller from a master of the genre - a story that uses a popular national pastime as the springboard for a riveting listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Sowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005398/bk_harp_005398_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Airman Connor O'Riley never believed in love until he saw proof of it in the most unlikely place - a battlefield in the middle of the Syrian civil war. Now he's in hot water with the Air Force, and if he wants to clear his name he'll have to put his new-found belief in love to the test-by convincing his superior officer's daughter to marry him. Sadie Reed is done with love. Her poor choices nearly got her sisters killed when she fell for a man entrenched in the drug trade. She's ready to leave Chance Creek - just as soon as her sister returns from her honeymoon. So when a handsome airman shows up at Two Willows, with orders from her father to help Sadie build a legacy project, she gives Connor one month to get it done. Connor never thought he'd fall for Sadie, but when he learns she means to leave, he knows far more than his mission - and his future - is at stake. Can he convince her to stay? Or will love remain out of his reach for good? Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy Tremont King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/009024/bk_tant_009024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is the late summer of 1863 and the third year of the war in North America. In the wake of the defeat at Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee has returned, with his Confederate army, to Virginia. But, a further crisis to the west, in the Tennessee theater of the war, compels the general to detach a part of his army to journey west to north Georgia in order to reinforce the beleaguered Southern forces there.Daniel Ryan and his comrades of The Ogeechee Volunteer Rifles are among those making this journey, which leads them to a savage battlefield at Chickamauga Creek. There follows a dismal season of endurance and hardship, testing, as never before, the courage and resolve of the men of the Company B, who are called upon to face an ordeal of blood and death, worse than any they have yet encountered. About the author: Martin Hicks lives in Fraserburgh in Scotland and commenced writing after a career in education. The Bitterest Enemy is his seventh book, based on the experiences of Daniel Ryan, an Irish recruit in the Confederate States army. The author is currently working on a further title, set also in the war of 1861-65. The other books by the same author include A Gathering of Soldiers, Hard Passage North, The Rappahannock Line, Mirage of Victory, A Season for Killing, and A Deepening Twilight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Delino Ziegler, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/181527/bk_acx0_181527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to discover the captivating history of the Battle of Antietam, then pay attention....On September 17th, 1862, US President Abraham Lincoln got the great victory he had desired ever since the outbreak of the American Civil War over a year before. Declaring victory would give him the political breathing space he needed to do something that he had been pondering for some time — freeing the slaves. The great victory Lincoln wanted took place near Antietam Creek in Maryland, near the town of Sharpsburg. The Union called it “The Battle of Antietam,” and the Confederacy referred to it as “The Battle of Sharpsburg.” It is known by both today, but “Antietam” is the more common usage. The thing about the Battle of Antietam was that it wasn’t really a victory for either side. It was more like a bloody stalemate, except for the fact that the troops of the North remained near the battlefield while the rebels moved to a position that was more suited for defense. While the battle certainly was not the resounding victory Lincoln had hoped for, he was a very astute politician. If his troops were still on the field and the enemy was not, he won. Privately, though, Lincoln was both angered and horrified by the results of the battle, or rather the lack of them. In The Battle of Antietam: A Captivating Guide to an Important Battle of the American Civil War, you will discover topics such as “Young Napoleon”Southern gentlemenThe men who fought, their equipment and uniformsBattle of South Mountain and Harper’s FerryAntietamDunker Church“Bloody Lane”Burnside’s BridgeSo if you want to learn more about the Battle of Antietam, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Zenobia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/191067/bk_acx0_191067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Doses of concentrated thrills and pure, raw excitement are delivered directly on the heels of the most explosive musical theme in radio - a crashing rendition of Mussorgsky's "Night On Bald Mountain". Produced and directed by William N. Robson, Norman MacDonnell, and Antony Ellis - and featuring stories by Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, and more - Escape is capable of chilling spines as expertly as it accelerates heartbeats. Through nail-biting espionage thrillers and desperate tales of survival, through stories of science fiction and the supernatural, through clashes on the battlefield and clashes against the terrifying power of nature (and all her creatures), you are thrust into extraordinary circumstances from which there is no…Escape! Vincent Price, Jack Webb, William Conrad, Frank Lovejoy, Joan Banks, John Dehner, and many of the greatest radio voices are featured in 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes of this pulse-pounding program. Episodes include: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", 12-10-47; "Confession", 12-31-47; "Papa Benjamin", 01-21-48; "She", 07-11-48; "Habit", 07-18-48; "The Drums of the Fore and Aft", 07-14-49; "Second-Class Passenger", 07-28-49; "Command", 12-06-49; "Border Town", 12-13-49; "Present Tense", 01-31-50; "Three Skeleton Key", 03-17-50; "Pass to Berlin", 05-19-50; "Serenade for a Cobra", 06-16-50; "Earth Abides, Part 1", 11-05-50; "Earth Abides, Part 2", 11-12-50; "This Side of Nowhere", 12-03-50; "A Bullet for Mr. Smith", 01-14-51; "Lily and the Colonel", 05-03-53; "The Far-Away Island", 06-21-53; and "Flood on the Goodwin", 07-24-54. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vincent Price, Jack Webb, William Conrad, Frank Lovejoy, John Dehner, Joan Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000847/rt_radi_000847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Antietam is a large creek that runs about a mile east and south of the small hamlet of Sharpsburg, Maryland. Despite its attractive name, Antietam was a man-made disaster, its name signifying horror to the participants and to generations of their families. Some 6,400 Americans were killed or mortally wounded on that day, which is more than those killed in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War and all the Indian wars, combined. At a time when the American population was a fraction of what it is today, the deaths at Antietam were more than twice the number killed at the World Trade Center, and four times the number killed on D-Day. Then of course there were the wounded and maimed. About 15,000 of them. Many would later die of their wounds, not counted as killed on the field. And an exceptional percentage of these wounded would go under the knife of the surgeons, aptly named “saw-bones”, on the kitchen table of a local farmer’s house, and then laid in some filthy straw in a dank barn, to either live or die. For those that lived, usually teenagers, they could look forward to spending the remainder of their lives hobbling around on a crude wooden crutch, or minus an arm or two, no longer capable of doing a man’s work of that time. And particularly for the Southerners, don’t count too much on any government assistance after the war. While this battlefield tour must by necessity focus on the “big picture” - the generals, the map arrows, the movements of divisions, brigades and regiments, etc. - I do from time to time try to include insights from the privates and corporals in the maelstrom, so that we don’t forget that on the ground, down at the regiment, company and individual level, Antietam was not just lines on a map; it was a brutal fight between flesh and blood men who believed so completely in their cause that they were quite willing to kill or be killed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Kunkel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024112/bk_acx0_024112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.