Why do wars really start?In Battlefield Ukraine, all the usual suspects are hard at work: battles over resources, money, and miscommunication. This predictive novel explores a potential war between NATO and Russia over the fate of the separatist regions in eastern Ukraine.... You´ll hope this realistic scenario doesn´t become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Lines have been drawn in the sand, but how firm are they? Will the massive disinformation campaign by the Russians trick the new American administration to do their bidding? Will the new American president back down, or will the world creep one step closer toward global war? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013851/bk_tant_013851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No nation is a stranger to war, but for Russians war is a central part of who they are. Their ´´motherland´´ has been the battlefield where some of the largest armies have clashed, the most savage battles have been fought, the highest death tolls paid. Having prevailed over Mongol hordes and vanquished Napoleon and Hitler, many Russians believe no other nation has sacrificed so much for the world. In Russia: The Story of War, Gregory Carleton explores how this belief has produced a myth of exceptionalism that pervades Russian culture and politics and has helped forge a national identity rooted in war. While outsiders view Russia as an aggressor, Russians themselves see a country surrounded by enemies. Time and again history has called upon Russia to play the savior - of Europe, of Christianity, of civilization itself - and its victories have come at immense cost. In this telling, even defeats lose their sting. Isolation becomes a virtuous destiny and the whole of its bloody history a point of pride. War is the unifying thread of Russia´s national epic, one that transcends its wrenching ideological transformations. As Putin´s Russia asserts itself in ever bolder ways, knowing how the story of its war-torn past shapes the present is essential to understanding its self-image and worldview. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Cameron Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007844/bk_tant_007844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If the Pacific falls to the Chinese, they will be one step closer to dominating all of Asia. A line has been drawn in the sand - if there is any hope of stemming Operation Red Storm, the Philippines cannot be conquered. Will the Allies be able to hold their ground in this intense sea battle? Reeling from the loss of two aircraft carriers, the US is forced to move its carriers from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. Will additional ships from the Atlantic Fleet and the new railguns on the Zumwalt-class destroyers be enough to overcome the drone and cruise missile swarms of the Chinese navy? Or will the sheer numbers of incoming munitions simply overtake the Allied forces? Battlefield Pacific is the highly anticipated fourth book in the Red Storm geopolitical military thriller series. If you like pulse-pounding combat scenes, rich characters, and unpredictable twist and turns, you’ll love James Rosone and Miranda Watson’s newest addition to the series. Uncover some of the deeper threads that have been woven in Russia and China’s master plot. With the addition of India and Indonesia to their alliance, will the democracies of the West be able to stand against the dictatorial regimes of the East? Grab your copy of Battlefield Pacific to join the action and find out.The Red Storm Series is best enjoyed when read in the correct order as each book builds on the previous work. Reading order: Book 1: Battlefield Ukraine Book 2: Battlefield Korea Book 3: Battlefield Taiwan Book 4: Battlefield Pacific Book 5: Battlefield Russia Book 6: Battlefield China - End of Series 1. Language: English. Narrator: B. J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148474/bk_acx0_148474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fate of Taiwan hangs in the balance. If it falls to the Chinese, they will be one step closer to dominating all of Asia. Japan, Thailand, the Philippines - no one is safe from their hostile takeover. While North Korea no longer poses a significant threat, the incursions there have greatly weakened the United States military force. Will the President´s draft and retooling of the economy move swiftly enough to make a victory possible? Or will America´s resources be stretched so thin that Europe and Asia will both be lost? Uncover some of the deeper threads that have been woven in Russia and China´s master plot. Will they be able to pull India into their web? Will China´s new techno-communism become the new world order? Or will the United States find a way to reunite a fractured Europe and break free of the relentless attacks? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014570/bk_tant_014570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Spanish Civil War is sometimes seen as merely a precursor to World War II, and it’s easy to understand why. The troops of the extreme right fought against those of the extreme left, and the soldiers and military hardware of Germany, Italy, and Russia faced off on Spanish battlefields many years before they fought each other on the Russian steppes. For the first time, the world would see bombings of civilians to create terror. There were secret police forces on both sides and large numbers of arbitrary executions, and the use of imprisonment without trial and torture as a means of establishing state power became almost routine.But the Spanish Civil War was much more than just an overture to World War II. It was a war born out of schisms in Spanish society between rich and poor, monarchists and Republicans, the right and the left, and between those who supported the church and those who saw it as an instrument of oppression. For all its brutality and horror, the Spanish Civil War was a conflict between ideals often fought by volunteers on each side who truly believed that they were helping to build a better world.You will read learn about:Taking positionsOutside interventionThe terrorNationalists triumphant in the northThe Republicans fight backThe end of the warAnd much more!This book provides an overview of the causes which led to the war, the significance of outside intervention, and the main events which took place between July 1936 and April 1939. This is not an exhaustive history of the war, but it’s rather a succinct introduction for anyone interested in an overview of this confusing but important European war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Paul Aulridge, Jr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125000/bk_acx0_125000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1072 AD. The Normans have captured England. The Turks have captured a Norman knight. And in order to free him, a Frank warrior named Vallon must capture four rare white hawks. In the company of a Sicilian scholar and an English falconer, Vallon sets off a heart-stopping odyssey to the far ends of the earth - from Greenland to Russia to Constantinople, across raging Arctic seas and blood-drenched battlefields. Braving Viking warlords, vengeful Normans, and the unforgiving elements, Vallon and his comrades must track down their quarry one by one in a relentless race against time. Ric Jerrom reads Robert Lyndon’s epic historical adventure packed with visceral combat, marvellous period detail, and gripping suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005299/bk_bbcw_005299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At war with Russia, United States Special Forces confront a supernatural horror in this military thriller from a writer of the video games Battlefield 1 and Star Wars Battlefront II. Illustrated by the artist of Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath and Garth Ennis´ War Stories, this suspenseful graphic novel combines the cosmic terror of H.P. Lovecraft´s At the Mountains of Madness with the unflinching gaze of Francis Ford Coppola´s Apocalypse Now, bringing readers on a horrifying descent into the heart of darkness. Co-Pilot Hannah Vance believed her faith in God could survive anything, including combat. But when her helicopter is shot down behind enemy lines while lifting out a squad of Army Rangers, she finds her morality, and her sanity, tested to its limits and beyond. Hunted by the Russians and surviving on little more than go-pills and fear, Hannah´s desperate search for a way out of enemy territory will lead her to fight and to kill on an ever more savage battlefield. On the horizon, an evil waits for her--and freedom, of a sort. This is a tense and terrifying journey through the lies laid bare by modern warfare, and the dark truths that lurk beneath them.