Because We Are Canadians: A Battlefield Memoir:A Battlefield Memoir Douglas & McIntyre Charles Kipp
Battlefield Faith is a story of war and warriors; of faith and prayers from home. Witness the agony and challenges the author experiences coupled with his faithful determination as his Fifth Marines engage the North Vietnamese Army in the Battle of Hue City during the Tet Offensive of 1968. Hear of the tiny baby girl that he helped to deliver one night while the battle raged all around the building where the family had taken refuge. The author shares his personal letters from the battlefield. Hear about the author receiving the Bronze Star with Valor in 2016 where Miss America Heather French Henry, the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky Jenean Hampton, and many other dignitaries were present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Milford Loudermilk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134765/bk_acx0_134765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In November 1942, Paul Andrew Kennedy (1912-1993) boarded the St. Elena in New York Harbor and sailed for Casablanca as part of Operation Torch, the massive Allied invasion of North Africa. As a member of the US Army´s 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group, he spent the next 34 months working in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, in close proximity to the front lines and often under air or artillery bombardment. He was uncomfortable, struck by the sorrows of war, and homesick for his wife, for whom he kept detailed diaries to ease his unrelenting loneliness. In Battlefield Surgeon, Kennedy´s son Christopher has edited his father´s journals and provided historical context to produce an invaluable personal chronicle. What emerges is a vivid record of the experiences of a medical officer in the European theater of operations in World War II. Despite the enormous success of the popular M*A*S*H franchise, there are still surprisingly few authentic accounts of military doctors and medical practice during wartime. This remarkable firsthand account offers an essential perspective on the Second World War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellery Truesdell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061983/bk_acx0_061983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a SEAL on combat deployment in Iraq, Mike Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he found his true calling. While the SEAL teams had used dogs in the past, they never had dogs trained specifically by SEALs, for SEALs. To fill this void, Ritland started his own company after he retired, training and supplying dogs for the West Coast SEAL teams. He knew that less than 1% of all working dogs had what it takes to contribute to the success of our nation’s elite combat units. He searched the globe for animals who fit this specific profile. These specialized canines had to pass rigorous selection tests before their serious training could begin. The results were a revelation: highly trained working dogs capable of handling both detection and apprehension work in the most extreme environments and the tensest of battlefield conditions. Though fiercely aggressive and athletic, these dogs develop a close bond with the handlers they work side by side with and the other team members. Truly integrating themselves into their units, these K9 warriors are much like their human counterparts - unwavering in their devotion to duty, strong enough and tough enough to take it to the enemy through pain, injury, or fear. For the first time ever, listeners get an inside look at these elite K9 warriors - who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake saving countless lives asking for little in the way of reward. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and most highly skilled working animals on the planet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Gurner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001557/bk_aren_001557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wife and War: The Memoir is Amalie Flynn´s story of 9/11, of being just blocks away and witnessing the terror attack, of running in the dust and debris as the Twin Towers collapsed behind her, and of how, in the years that followed 9/11, she became intertwined with the war on terror that began on that day. She became a military wife. She and her husband survived his 15 month deployment to Afghanistan. And then they endured the aftermath of war when war followed her husband home, occupied their house and their marriage, and created battlefields they did not expect. But Wife and War: The Memoir is more than just Flynn´s story. In a time when war spreads itself across the globe, Wife and War: The Memoir is our story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amalie Flynn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024531/bk_acx0_024531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this inspiring memoir, a former female marine platoon leader recalls the wars she has fought - on the playing field and the battlefield and inside her own soul - revealing how overcoming the harrowing circumstances in her life helped her ultimately redefine what it means to be strong and what ´´perfect´´ really is. Theresa Larson has lived multiple lives. At 10 she was a caregiver to her dying mother. As an adolescent, an All-Star high school, college, and professional softball player. As a young adult, a fitness competition winner, beauty pageant contestant, and model. And as a grown woman, a high-achieving lieutenant in the marines, in charge of an entire platoon while deployed in Iraq. Meanwhile, Theresa was battling bulimia nervosa, an internal struggle that ultimately cut short her military service when she was voluntarily evacuated from combat. Theresa´s journey to wellness required the bravery to ask for help, to take care of herself first, and to abandon the idea of ´´perfect´´. In Warrior, she lays bare all of these lives in intimate and vivid detail, examining extremely personal and sometimes painful moments and how, by finally accepting the help of others, she learned to make herself whole. From growing up in a log cabin outside Seattle to facing down the enemy in Iraq, Theresa´s journey demonstrates that good health and happiness are daily, intentional acts that require persistence and commitment. Theresa hopes that through sharing her story, she will inspire others to empower themselves, embrace their inner warriors, and redefine strength. Startling and funny, terrifying and triumphant, heartbreaking and inspirational, Warrior is at heart a story of perseverance and success - of a determined woman who is a model for all who are struggling to conquer their own demons. Theresa shows that asking for help can be an act of courage and that we are stronger than we think when faced with seemingly impossible odds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005090/bk_harp_005090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Kenyon Webster´s memoir is a clear-eyed, emotionally charged chronicle of youth, camaraderie, and the chaos of war. Relying on his own letters home and recollections he penned just after his discharge, Webster gives a firsthand account of life in E Company, 101st Airborne Division, crafting a memoir that resonates with the immediacy of a gripping novel. From the beaches of Normandy to the blood-dimmed battlefields of Holland, here are acts of courage and cowardice, moments of irritating boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror, and pitched urban warfare. Offering a remarkable snapshot of what it was like to enter Germany in the last days of World War II, Webster presents a vivid, varied cast of young paratroopers from all walks of life, and unforgettable glimpses of enemy soldiers and hapless civilians caught up in the melee. Parachute Infantry is at once harsh and moving, boisterous and tragic, and it stands today as an unsurpassed chronicle of war - how men fight it, survive it, and remember it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004202/bk_tant_004202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Covering the pivotal years 1861-1864, General Ulysses S. Grant leads us in his own words from Fort Sumter to his appointment as commander of all the armies of the North. Grant remembers his experiences with the key players of the day, takes us onto the battlefields, and recounts the twists and turns of fate. Grant was a failed peacetime soldier, failed farmer, failed woodcutter, failed bill collector, and 38-year-old clerk in a harness store in the spring of 1861. By 1864, he was directing all the Union forces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000084/bk_reco_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The gripping memoir of Navy Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart recipient SEAL Lieutenant Mark L. Donald... As A SEAL and combat medic, Mark served his country with valorous distinction for almost 25 years and survived some of the most dangerous combat actions imaginable. From the rigors of BUD/S training to the horrors of the battlefield, Battle Ready dramatically immerses the listener in the unique life of the elite warrior-medic who advances into combat with life-saving equipment in one hand and life-taking weapons in the other. It is also an uplifting human story that reveals how a young Hispanic American bootstrapped himself out of a life that promised a dead-end future by enlisting in the military. That new life begins with the Marines and includes his heroic achievements on the battlefield and the operating table, and finally, of his inspirational triumph over the demons caused by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that threatened to destroy him and his family. Includes an excerpt from the SEAL creed read by the author and a bonus conversation with Mark L. Donald and his editor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Berman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001564/bk_aren_001564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Company of Tanks, first published in 1920, is the final part of WHL Watson´s memoirs of World War One. Watson, a young History graduate from Oxford University, enlisted as a corporal in the Royal Engineers on the outbreak of the war and was sent over to France as a motorcycle despatch rider. In 1915 he published Adventures of a Despatch Rider based on his letters home, but by then he had been promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to the Divisional Cyclists (known as the Gaspipe Cavalry because the cycle frame tubes resembled gas pipes). A Company of Tanks picks up his story in October 1916, when Major Watson (as he had become) volunteered to join the Heavy Machine Gun Corps (as the Tank Corps was then called) and was placed in command of No. 11 Company, D Battalion. Watson tells how the tank crews trained by carrying dummy tanks of wood and canvas (to the great amusement of local children) before engaging in initially disastrous battles. At Bullecourt, tanks were delayed by a blizzard and then, conspicuous against snow, devastated by enemy fire that penetrated inadequate armor. In the Third Battle of Ypres they were bogged down in mud and gassed. Lessons were learned, and at Cambrai tanks began be used more successfully. At the end of 1917, after a bout of trench fever, Watson returned to England to form a company of ´´carrier tanks´´ (used to provide logistical support on the battlefield) which he commanded in France until the end of the war. After the war, Watson joined the Civil Service and rose to high rank in the Ministry of Labour before his untimely death in 1932, at the age of 41. A Company of Tanks is a personal memoir filled with details of the messy process of industrial war, with its tragedy and horror but also humor, people, landscape, food, and drink. It will be of interest to professional historians or anyone interested in World War One. In this audiobook, it is read by Stephen Lowe Watson, a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Lowe Watson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085486/bk_acx0_085486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.