A new story of infantry combat in the Vietnam War. After the furious battles around Dak To and the horrific fight for Hill 875, Youth in Asia is a new novella of young Americans trapped in the jungles of Vietnam's Central Highlands in a war they did not understand. Youth In Asia relives the friendships, loyalties and betrayals of young men in combat, and for those that survive, the memories they carried home. Written by an infantryman who served as both an enlisted man and an officer in the military after the war, Youth in Asia is a realistic account of five men of the 173rd Airborne Brigade separated from their platoon in the darkness of a jungle night while armed with little more than M16s, a M60 machine gun, Claymore mines, and a desperate desire to survive. This war story is about infantrymen conducting air assault operations near the border with Cambodia as North Vietnamese Army units and Viet Cong irregulars are streaming east toward the coast to fight the Marines in the Battle of Hue, or south past Pleiku to Saigon in preparation for the brutal Tet Offensive of 1968 that broke the back of America's commitment to fight the Vietnam War. It is a memorial to our Vietnam veterans and a war story of determination, triumph, and loss. It is a story of furious, close combat in lethal firefights, and it is a story of confusion both on the battlefield and in the minds of young men a million miles from their homes. Those that survive will have changed. Forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Crawford Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073025/bk_acx0_073025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
War is hell. And sometimes profitable…. Action, adventure, and intrigue intersect amid the war in Afghanistan in The Severance, a novel whose authenticity springs from author Elliott Sawyer’s two combat tours as a decorated captain in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Severance is the story of a “rehabilitation platoon,” made up of bitter, unruly troublemakers and misfits whose past disciplinary sins have led the army to put them into this unit, a unit assigned the dirty missions no one else wants. They are twenty-first-century counterparts of the World War II rogue soldiers in The Dirty Dozen, the 1965 bestseller made into the classic movie of that name. The platoon’s leader is Captain Jake Roberts, picked as punishment for past lapses of his own. He and his men, fighting and patrolling in the Afghan mountains, discover a large cache of American dollars hidden by a corrupt contractor. They devise a plan to hide it and later smuggle it out of the country when they are sent home for discharge. They call it their “severance pay package.” Soon the men discover the Taliban insurgents aren’t the only enemy they must confront and defeat on and off the battlefield. Someone has found out about the Severance and wants to hijack it.Is this second enemy one of them, another soldier at their base, or even Jake’s girlfriend? The mystery builds to a climax as their unknown adversary tries to kill Jake and some of his men while they seek to safeguard the Severance and determine the identity of their deadly stalker. ELLIOTT SAWYER was an officer in the 101st Airborne Division. He saw action as a combat patrol leader in Iraq in 2005 and 2006 and during a second deployment in Afghanistan in 2008 and 2009. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation medals. Now, back in the United States, he commands a training company of up to 240 soldiers. He and his wife live in Elgin, Oklahoma. The Severance is his first 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004046/bk_blak_004046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'Highly readable and deeply researched' - Andrew Roberts 'Masterful ... brilliantly brings to life one of the most complex characters of modern European history' - Sunday Telegraph 'It is sure to be the standard English-language account for many years. It instructs; it entertains; and it surprises' - Philip Mansel, The Spectator Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the eighteenth century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the nineteenth. He was a force of nature, a ruthless, brilliant, charismatic military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, a gifted composer, performer, poet and philosopher, and a discerning patron of artists, architects and writers, most famously Voltaire. From the very start of his reign he was an intensely divisive figure - fascinating even to those who hated him. Tim Blanning's brilliant new biography captures Frederick's vitality, complexity and flawed genius better than any previous writer. He also recreates a remarkable era, the last flowering of the old regime that would be swept away almost immediately after Frederick's death by the French Revolution. Equally at home on the battlefield or in the music room at Frederick's extraordinary miniature palace of Sanssouci, Blanning draws on a lifetime's immersion in the eighteenth century to present him in the round, with new attention paid to his cultural self-fashioning, including his sexuality. Frederick's spectre has hung over Germany ever since, both as inspiration and warning - Blanning at last allows us to understand him in his own time.
Starting with the flag on the front and back covers of this book, you will find the documented history of the First New York Dragoons' participation in the American Civil War. The battlefield with it's movements of troops, and the roar of cannon and the rattle of small arms, brings to life the struggles of the heroes and brave comrades of the rebellion. Included is a storehouse of genealogical data of first and last names, rank, discharged, transferred and wounded, causalities, deserters, post office location and dates. A partial list of the comrades named, some with pictures: Abbot, Abbott, Abrams, Adams, Albright, Aldernam, Aldrich, Alford, Allen, Annabal, Annis, Ansel, Arnold, Atwell, Babcock, Bacon, Baker, Barber, Barnes, Barns, Barrager, Barrell, Barron, Barton, Bayer, Beach, Beadle, Beebe, Beecher, Belden, Bennett, Bigelow, Bills, Binder, Bishop, Blackman, Blanchard, Bliss, Bonnond, Booher, Booth, Borden, Botsford, Bowen, Boyd, Brainard, Brenell, Brennan, Brick, Briggs, Brightlop, Britton, Booker, Brown, Brundage, Buck, Buckley, Burke, Burkhard, Burlison, Burr, Bursley, Bush, Bushnell, Butler, Callahan, Calvin, Cameron, camp, Campbell, Card, Carpenter, Carroll, Carter, Cary, Case, Chamberlain, Chapin, Chapman, Chase, Chilson, Clark, Clifford, Cluet, Cobb, Colcharta, Cole, Conklin, Connor, Cook, Cornell, Cotten, Covell, Coy, Crane, Crawford, Crittenden, Crocker, Cross, Culbertson, Cummings, Curtis, Daily, Daniels, Darling, Davis, Day, Dewey, Draper, Driscoll, Duggan, Dunn, Eber, Elliott, ellis, Emmons, Farman, Farnsworth, Ferguson, fish, Fisher, Flint, Ford, Foster, Fowler, Fox, Francis, Freeman, Fry, Gage, Gardner, Garrett, Gearhart, Gibbs, Gibson, Gilbert, Gilman, Gleason, Godfrey, Graham, Granger, Graves, Gray, Green, Griffith, Griggs, Griswold, Grover, Haight, Hakes, Haley, Hall, Halsted, Hamilton, Hanks, Harden, Harding, Hardy, Hare, Harrington, Hartmen, Harvey, Harwood, Hatch, Heath, Helmer, Hennig, Henshaw, Herrington, Hicks, Hinman, Hitchock, Hoffman, Holley, Hooker, Hopkins, Horton, House, Howard, Howe, Hubbard, Hunt, Hyde, Jackson, James, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones, Karns, Keghan, Kelley, Kerslaw, Ketch, King, Kinney, Knapp, Knox, Lancey, Land, Lawrence, Lawton, Leach, Leddick, Lee, Leggett, Lemen, Lewis, Lilly, Lockwood, Lorish, Luther, Lyman, Lyon, Mack, Mahanna, Masterson, Mattison, McCabe, McGuire, McIntosh, McMann, Meade, Merchant, Miller, Mix, Moore, Moores, Morey, Morris, Murphy, Needham, Nichols, Norton, Ogilvie, Oliver, Olney, Orcutt, Osborne, Osgood, Page, Palmer, Parker, Parkins, Patridge, Patterson, Payn, Peck, Pettebone, Pettie, Phelps, Pinney, Pratt, Prosper, Pryor, Purchase, Pursell, Randolph, Ransom, Rathbone, Reed, Roberts, Robinson, Rogers, Rood, Root, Royce, Sabin, Sackett, Sales, Salsberry, Sanderson, Saterly, Saunders, Schleick, Scott, Sears, Shaw, Sheldon, Simmons, Simonds, Simons, Simpson, Skinner, Slater, Slocum, Smith, Snow, Southworth, Spencer, Squires, Stanley Starks, Sterling, Stratton, Strawberger, Street, Sweet, Swift, Tallman, Taylor, Terry, Thompson, Thorp, Torrey, Townsend, Tucker, Vanderwalker, Wade, Wakeman, Walcott, Waldo, Walker, Waller, Walsh, Warner, Washburn, Wasterson, Waters, Watts, Weaver, Welch, Wells, Wessells, West, Wheelock, White, Wickson, Wight, Wilcox, Wilkins, William Williams, Wilson, Winegar, Wing, Wolf, Wood, Worclen, Yeomans and many more....