Erscheinungsdatum: 26.10.2013, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Assessing Guerrilla Doctrine, Titelzusatz: Battlefield Lessons on Network Structure and Multi-Front Insurgency, Autor: Adams, Joseph Ovid, Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft, Seiten: 116, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 191 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Inspired by true events, this is a story of my family.Although much of it is set against a backdrop of war, devastation, and destruction, it is a tale of humanity and the triumph of human spirit. There are accounts of tragedy and heartbreak but also anecdotes about hidden strength, silver linings, and humorous situations.Beginning with my grandfather Joseph Patrick Murphy, a colorful character and highly decorated veteran of the Great War, it then traces my mother Eileen's early days growing up in Liverpool. In 1940, the story shifts to London and follows her life and experiences "doing her bit" as a young nurse in the middle of the fiery and tumultuous London blitz...and beyond.The final chapter introduces the American side of my family and my father William Randolph Karsteter. It chronicles his unthinkable loss after the stock market crash of 1929 and, eventually, his date with destiny on D-Day plus one when, as part of the 82nd Airborne, he piloted his Waco glider into the Normandy battlefield and a rendezvous with a German sniper. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher C. Karsteter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/169800/bk_acx0_169800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The war between the Republic of Cascadia and the rogue nation Western Canada is raging. With support from President Cruz in the United States, Gordon Van Zandt has assembled a formidable army to march north and engage the forces of Western Canada, who have occupied much of the panhandle of Idaho. Gordon must defeat Jacques and his army swiftly, but to do so requires a final decisive battle. This battle will be do or die for Gordon and his fledgling republic, but is not the only problem Gordon is facing. With much of his attention focused on Jacques, he must also dedicate time to a political war brewing in McCall and Olympia. There he'll discover his adversary is the most cunning and cut-throat of any enemy he has ever faced on the battlefield. When it all ends, some who've stood with Gordon will be lost and those who remain pray that their sacrifices will usher in the new world they've been fighting so hard for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Morton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079263/bk_acx0_079263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you interested in taking inspiration from some of the greatest military strategists the world has ever seen?The Art of Military Strategy: Lessons from Sun Tzu, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte introduces listeners to the leadership, strategies, and battle exploits of these three great men. With this audiobook, you’ll understand how they influenced their generations and the impact they've had on the history of the world.This audiobook offers an unparalleled insight into the wars of these ancient leaders and highlights what today's leaders can learn from their achievements and failures. Within this audiobook, you’ll find the finest analyses of these warriors and military leaders.Author Joseph Steele wrote with exceptional articulation and clarity in this audiobook, covering fascinating detail about their backgrounds while providing detailed information about their battlefield plans.The intriguing details shared in this audiobook are guaranteed to fascinate both scholars and military practitioners. This is not just an audiobook that tells a story of military prowess, it is one of those rare works that inspires strategic thinking and that people will want to consume again and again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Breazeale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147247/bk_acx0_147247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While fighting his way toward Atlanta, William T. Sherman encountered his biggest roadblock at Kennesaw Mountain, where Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee held a heavily fortified position. The opposing armies confronted each other from June 19 to July 3, 1864, and Sherman initially tried to outflank the Confederates. His men endured heavy rains, artillery duels, sniping, and a fierce battle at Kolb’s Farm before Sherman decided to directly attack Johnston’s position on June 27. Kennesaw Mountain tells the story of an important phase of the Atlanta campaign. Historian Earl J. Hess explains how this battle, with its combination of maneuver and combat, severely tried the patience and endurance of the common soldier and why Johnston’s strategy might have been the Confederates’ best chance to halt the Federal drive toward Atlanta. He gives special attention to the engagement at Kolb’s Farm on June 22 and Sherman’s assault on June 27. A final section explores the Confederate earthworks preserved within the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005555/bk_blak_005555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NPR reveals remarkable stories of valor, bravery, and survival from the deadliest conflict in history with this vast panorama of interview, memories, and first person accounts from fronts in Europe, the Pacific, and at home. Harrowing, heartbreaking and deeply personal, this collection offers an intimate, engaging way to learn more about the war that changed the world. Contents: Introduction by Neal Conan Voices from the WWII Memorial Reflections on Germany, Poland, and WWII The London Blitz Pearl Harbor: A Personal History Hearing Voices: A Japanese-American in a WWII Camp A Mother-in-Law's WWII Saga WWII Heroes Recall the Doolittle Raid Pearl harbor: A Personal History Part 2 The Kitchen Sisters: War & Separation StoryCorps: My Mother's Story: Dot the Welder War in the Pacific Unbroken by War Artists of Battlefield Deception: Soldiers of the 23rd Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls A Tuskegee Airman's Harrowing WWII Tale Remembrances of D-Day The "Mad Piper" of Normandy Kate Nolan, WWII Combat Nurse WWII Combat Cameraman: "The Public Had To Know" WWII Veterans on the Battle of the Bulge StoryCorps: Joseph Robertson Holocaust Survivors Honor Camp Liberator The Greatest Generation Remembering the Final Days of World War II Pilot Remembers Fateful Bombing Mission Over Nagasaki Thanks, Grandpa Tommy, for Saving the World 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Conan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000719/bk_high_000719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Runner-up, PROSE Award, Classics and Ancient History, 2013From antiquity until now, most writers who have chronicled the events following the death of Alexander the Great have viewed this history through the careers, ambitions, and perspectives of Alexander’s elite successors. Few historians have probed the experiences and attitudes of the ordinary soldiers who followed Alexander on his campaigns and who were divided among his successors as they fought for control of his empire after his death. Yet the veterans played an important role in helping to shape the character and contours of the Hellenistic world.This pathfinding book offers the first in-depth investigation of the Macedonian veterans’ experience during a crucial turning point in Greek history (323–316 BCE). Joseph Roisman discusses the military, social, and political circumstances that shaped the history of Alexander’s veterans, giving special attention to issues such as the soldiers’ conduct on and off the battlefield, the army assemblies, the volatile relationship between the troops and their generals, and other related themes, all from the perspective of the rank-and-file.Roisman also reexamines the biases of the ancient sources and how they affected ancient and modern depictions of Alexander’s veterans, as well as Alexander’s conflicts with his army, the veterans’ motives and goals, and their political contributions to Hellenistic history. He pays special attention to the Silver Shields, a group of Macedonian veterans famous for their invincibility and martial prowess, and assesses whether or not they deserved their formidable reputation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Burlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127632/bk_acx0_127632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George Gordon Meade could hardly believe it: only three days earlier, he had been thrust unexpectedly into command of the Army of the Potomac, which was cautiously stalking its long-time foe, the Army of Northern Virginia, as it launched a bold invasion northward. Meade had hardly wrapped his head around the situation before everything exploded. Outside the small college town of Gettysburg, Confederates had inexplicably turned on the lead elements of Meade’s army and attacked. The first day of battle had ended poorly for Federals, but by nightfall, they had found a lodgment on high ground south of town. There, they fortified - and waited. “Don’t give an inch, boys!” one Federal commander told his men. The next day, July 2, 1863, would be one of the Civil War’s bloodiest. Confederate commander Robert E. Lee would launch his army at the Federal position in a series of assaults that would test the mettle of men on both sides in a way few had ever before been tested - and the Pennsylvania landscape would run red as a result. With names that have become legendary - Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Peach Orchard, the Wheatfield, Culp’s Hill - the second day at Gettysburg encompasses some of the best-known engagements of the Civil War. Yet those same stories have also become shrouded in mythology and misunderstanding.In Don’t Give an Inch: The Second Day at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, historians Chris Mackowski and Daniel T. Davis peel back the layers to share both the real and often-overlooked stories of that fateful summer day. In the same engaging style that has invited thousands into the Civil War’s most important stories, Mackowski and Davis share their intimate knowledge of the battlefield they both grew up on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph A Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/186690/bk_acx0_186690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The riveting saga of a nation at war with itself - from the Union Army's disaster at Fredericksburg to its costly triumph at Gettysburg - by Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War chronicler Bruce Catton. In the second book of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Bruce Catton - one of America's most honored Civil War historians - once again brings the great battles and the men who fought them to breathtaking life. As the War Between the States moved through its second bloody year, General Ambrose Burnside was selected by President Lincoln to replace the ineffectual George "Little Mac" McClellan as commander of the Union Army. But the hope that greeted Burnside's ascension was quickly dashed in December 1862 in the wake of his devastating defeat at Fredericksburg. Following Burnside's exit, a mediocre new commander, Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker, turned a sure victory into tragedy at Chancellorsville, continuing the Union's woes and ensuring Robert E. Lee's greatest triumph of the war. But the tide began to turn over the course of three days in July 1863, when the Union won a decisive victory on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Months later, Lincoln would give his historic address on this ground, honoring the fallen soldiers and strengthening the Union Army's resolve to fight for a united and equal nation for all of its people. With brilliant insight, color, and detail, Catton interweaves thrilling narratives of combat with remarkable portrayals of politics and life on the home front. Glory Road is a sweeping account of extraordinary bravery and shocking incompetence during what were arguably the war's darkest days. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026014/bk_adbl_026014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.