Angels of the Battlefield:a History of the Catholic Sisterhoods During the American Civil War George Barton
Angels of the Battlefield:A History of the Labors of the Catholic Sisterhoods in the Late Civil War George Barton
Angels Of The Battlefield:A history of the labors of the Catholic sisterhoods in the late Civil War George Barton
The Bivouac and the Battlefield:Campaign Sketches in Virginia and Maryland George Freeman Noyes
The Battle-Fields of Germany:From the Outbreak of the Thirty Years´ War to the Battle of Blenheim George Bruce Malleson
Compassionate Soldier illuminates some of the most fascinating and yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk. Included in this collection are the stories of Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who disobeyed orders and brought blankets and water to the wounded from both North and South during the Battle of Fredericksburg; Patrick Ferguson, a British soldier during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington, but refused to shoot a man in the back; and Oswald Böelcke, a German World War I flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat but was known for making sure the airmen he shot down made it to the ground alive. These inspirational stories illustrate that even in the midst of unspeakable horrors of war, acts of kindness, mercy, compassion, and humanity can prevail and, in doing so, expand our conventional thinking of honor and battlefield glory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009926/bk_blak_009926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall-America´s most distinguished soldier-statesman since George Washington-whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. ´´Enthralling.´´-Andrew Roberts ? ´´Important.´´-William I. Hitchcock ? ´´Majestic.´´-Susan Page ? ´´Engrossing.´´-Andrew J. Bacevich ? ´´Judicious.´´-Walter Isaacson ? ´´Definitive.´´-Kirkus Reviews Winston Churchill called him World War II´s ´´organizer of victory.´´ Harry Truman said he was ´´the greatest military man that this country ever produced.´´ Today, in our era of failed leadership, few lives are more worthy of renewed examination than Marshall and his fifty years of loyal service to the defense of his nation and its values. Even as a young officer he was heralded as a genius, a reputation that grew when in WWI he planned and executed a nighttime movement of more than a half million troops from one battlefield to another that led to the armistice. Between the wars he helped modernize combat training, and re-staffed the U.S. Army´s officer corps with the men who would lead in the next decades. But as WWII loomed, it was the role of army chief of staff in which Marshall´s intellect and backbone were put to the test, when his blind commitment to duty would run up against the realities of Washington politics. Long seen as a stoic, almost statuesque figure, he emerges in these pages as a man both remarkable and deeply human, thanks to newly discovered sources. Set against the backdrop of five major conflicts-two world wars, Palestine, Korea, and the Cold War-Marshall´s education in military, diplomatic, and political power, replete with their nuances and ambiguities, runs parallel with America´s emergence as a global superpower. The result is a defining account of one of our most consequential leaders.
Historical Guide to Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain:with descriptions of the battles, battle-fields, climate, industries, minerals, timber, etc George C. Connor