Erscheinungsdatum: 30.08.2006, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Founding Fighters, Titelzusatz: The Battlefield Leaders Who Made American Independence, Autor: Cate, Alan, Verlag: Praeger, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Military // General, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 266, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 569 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
SEASON 1 - In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving’s classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and only one of the many formidable foes that Ichabod must face to protect not only Sleepy Hollow, but the world. As Ichabod finds himself in 2013’s Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town he no longer recognises and grapples to understand. Teaming up with Lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie, 42, The Good Wife, Shame), a young cop who has her own supernatural experiences, the two embark on a mission to stop the evil that has awoken along with Ichabod and that now is seeping into this once-sleepy town. SEASON 2 - A thrilling, mystery-adventure drama series spanning two and a half centuries, in which a resurrected Ichabod Crane pairs up with a present-day cop to save the enigmatic town of Sleepy Hollow – and the world – from unprecedented evil. SEASON 3 - All 18 episodes from the third season of the supernatural police drama starring Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie. When Ichabod Crane (Mison) and the Headless Horseman (Jeremy Owens/Craig Branham) killed each other on the battlefield in 1781, their blood mixed together creating an eternal connection. More than 230 years later the Horseman is resurrected by an occult group rooting for evil and this, in turn, causes Ichabod to rise, his blood feeling the pull of his nemesis. In this series, an ancient demon is released in a shopping mall, Ichabod investigates a mysterious case of two sisters, and Pandora (Shannyn Sossamon) brings back to life a deadly creature with a poisonous sting. The episodes are: 'I, Witness', 'Whispers in the Dark', 'Blood and Fear', 'The Sisters Mills', 'Dead Men Tell No Tales', 'This Red Lady from Caribee', 'The Art of War', 'Novus Ordo Seclorum', 'One Life', 'Incident at Stone Manor', 'Kindred Spirits', 'Sins of the Father', 'Dark Mirror', 'Into the Wild', 'Incommunicado', 'Dawn's Early Light', 'Delaware' and 'Ragnarok'. SEASON 4 - SLEEPY HOLLOW returns for a fourth season full of supernatural creatures, mysterious events and the search for the truth about the lives of the Witnesses, as a resurrected Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) joins forces with modern-day allies to save the world from supernatural forces and unprecedented evil.
In 336 B.C., Egypt lies under the yoke of Persia. But a spirit of fire has risen to blaze across the world. His name is Alexander, and he is the destined conqueror of the Persian Empire - and the king foretold of Egypt. Meriamon, daughter of the last Pharaoh, journeys out of the Two Lands to find him and bring him home. From the battlefield of Issus to the siege of Tyre, from the founding of Alexandria to the divine revelations of Siwah, Meriamon both leads and follows her divine charge, who becomes her friend and her chosen king. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014575/bk_adbl_014575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“The flag bearers!” Sergeant Loyod pointed down the line as three Confederate battle flags made it to the top of the berm, waving erratically back and forth. “Shoot’em down! Don’t let them rally!”For two years, the terrible and bloody Civil War raged in the United States of America, tearing at the very fabric of its glorious founding. In the midst of utter turmoil, a young boy, Anderson Roach, longed to join his brother as part of the famed Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.With his brother gone fighting for nearly two years, Anderson was now ready to leave the farm and prove himself by joining the ranks of men on the battlefield. Little did Anderson know that his dreams of adventure and heroism would soon be met with the harsh reality of soldiering in the Union Army.With each step, he would walk hand in hand with death and experience the physical and mental anguish of war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Tanner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/180144/bk_acx0_180144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On January 17, 1781, at Cowpens, South Carolina, the notorious British cavalry officer Banastre Tarleton and his legion had been destroyed along with the cream of Lord Cornwallis’s troops. The man who planned and executed this stunning American victory was Daniel Morgan. Once a barely literate backcountry laborer, Morgan now stood at the pinnacle of American martial success. When George Washington called for troops to join him at the siege of Boston in 1775, Morgan organized a select group of riflemen and headed north. From that moment on, Morgan’s presence made an immediate impact on the battlefield and on his superiors. Washington soon recognized Morgan’s leadership and tactical abilities. When Morgan’s troops blocked the British retreat at Saratoga in 1777, ensuring an American victory, he received accolades from across the colonies. In Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life, the first biography of this iconic figure in 40 years, historian Albert Louis Zambone presents Morgan as the quintessential American everyman, who rose through his own dogged determination from poverty and obscurity to become one of the great battlefield commanders in American history. Using social history and other advances in the discipline that had not been available to earlier biographers, the author provides an engrossing portrait of this storied personality of America’s founding era - a common man in uncommon times. The book is published by Westholme Publishing. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. “Quite an enjoyable read!” (Edward G. Lengel, author of General George Washington: A Military Life) “A tour-de-force. A wonderful book.” (Mark Edward Lender, coauthor of Fatal Sunday) "Evocative and engaging book...crisply written and not to be missed by readers interested in the origins of the American Republic." (Lorri Glover, Saint Louis University) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Taverna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168310/bk_acx0_168310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sincere religious reflection was a hallmark of soldiers in both armies in the Civil War, and it was generally an authentic religiosity rather than a battlefield conversion to spirituality. This is not surprising, as these characteristics had been common in the general population since the founding of the United States. Americans, despite their politics and prejudices, had always been and continued to be a strongly religious and highly moral people throughout the Antebellum Period (c. 1820-1860). Although there may have been a large number of battlefield conversions, in the average community, a person's attitude toward devotion was strongly shaped by the dominant religious beliefs of his neighbors or the local population as a whole. This book has been written for those persons interested in not only the Civil War but also in the religious culture of the Antebellum Era that affected it. For a variety of reasons, historians seem to have studied the morale of Southerners more closely than that of their Northern foe in the Civil War Era. Because Confederate troops had more success in keeping Federal (Union) troops at bay, morale stayed reasonably high into mid-1864. The role of religion has not been so thoroughly debated among historians. It has rather been ignored. Of the thousands of titles dealing with the Civil War, surprisingly few address the significant role that religion played in framing the issues of the conflict or in driving the sacrifices of those who fought and died in it. It is the purpose of this selection to investigate and document this facet of the 19th century. There is a great need today for Americans to further their understanding of the role religion has played in the rebirth of the government of a reunited United States. It is a national embarrassment that adults, in particular, are virtually uneducated in the foundations of American history. An attempt has been made herein to compartmentalize this history so that the interconnect 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gloria Mason Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065760/bk_acx0_065760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force). He is a master of espionage, trained to take on hijackers, terrorists, and enemy armies. He can deploy by parachute or arrive by commercial aircraft, survive alone in hostile cities, speak foreign languages fluently, strike at enemy targets with stunning swiftness and extraordinary teamwork. He is the ultimate modern warrior: the Delta Force operator. In this dramatic chronicle, Eric Haney, one of the founding members of Delta Force, takes us inside this legendary counterterrorist unit. Here, for the first time, are details of the grueling selection process—designed to break the strongest of men—that singles out the best of the best. With heart-stopping immediacy, Haney tells what it’s really like to enter a hostage-held airplane. From his days in Beirut, he tells a remarkable tale of bodyguards and bombs, of a day-to-day life of madness and beauty, and of how he and a teammate are called on to kill two gunmen targeting US Marines at an airport. As part of the team sent to rescue American hostages in Tehran, Haney offers a first-person description of that failed mission that is a chilling, compelling account of a bold maneuver undone by chance—and a few fatal mistakes. From fighting guerrilla warfare in Honduras to rescuing missionaries in Sudan and leading the way onto the island of Grenada, Haney captures the daring and discipline that distinguish the men of Delta Force. Inside Delta Force brings honor to these singular men while it puts us in the middle of around-the-world a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004352/bk_blak_004352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the 1770s, the decade of big hats, big wigs, and big ideas. You might have learned about the American Revolution in history classes, but this book will tell you everything your teachers couldn’t. Get ready to learn all about the American Revolution, from the ins and outs of the Enlightenment philosophy that inspired the war to stories you’ve heard about the Founding Fathers that may be straight-up false, from how the War of Independence sparked a wave of new bids for revolution from Ireland to Japan to why the movie where Nicholas Cage steals the Declaration of Independence is a great piece of American Revolution philosophy. You’ll learn: Who were the big players off the battlefield?What does “no taxation without representation” actually mean?Was George Washington actually as great as everyone says? How did science experiments cause the American Revolution?And what was Canada doing the whole time?Each chapter of our trivia books is broken up into 15 short sections that will introduce you to major players, major ideas, or majorly weird stories. Unlike your high school history teacher, we’re not going to put you to sleep with the names of a million generals or the dates and places of every time the British and Americans looked at each other funny. To go along with the 15 short break downs of the war, every chapter also ends with 20 fun facts, or bits of trivia, and five questions to test your knowledge on the American Revolution.So put on your tricorn hat, ready your stars and stripes, and get ready to learn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132230/bk_acx0_132230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.