In April 1932 Fleming replied to an advertisement in the personal columns of The Times: ´´Exploring and sporting expedition, under experienced guidance, leaving England June to explore rivers central Brazil, if possible ascertain fate Colonel Percy Fawcett; abundant game, big and small; exceptional fishing; Room Two More Guns; highest references expected and given.” The result of this trip was Brazilian Adventure, his best known book. Fleming kept traveling and published nine books altogether. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Gaminara. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004487/bk_adbl_004487_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The image is indelible: densely packed lines of slow-moving Redcoats picked off by American sharpshooters. Now Matthew H. Spring reveals how British infantry in the American Revolutionary War really fought. This groundbreaking audiobook offers a new analysis of the British Army during the ´´American rebellion” at both operational and tactical levels. Presenting fresh insights into the speed of British tactical movements, Spring discloses how the system for training the army prior to 1775 was overhauled and adapted to the peculiar conditions confronting it in North America. First scrutinizing such operational problems as logistics, manpower shortages, and poor intelligence, Spring then focuses on battlefield tactics to examine how troops marched to the battlefield, deployed, advanced, and fought. In particular, he documents the use of turning movements, the loosening of formations, and a reliance on bayonet-oriented shock tactics, and he also highlights the army´s ability to tailor its tactical methods to local conditions. Written with flair and a wealth of details that will engage scholars and history enthusiasts alike, With Zeal and with Bayonets Only offers a thorough reinterpretation of how the British Army´s North American campaign progressed and invites serious reassessment of most of its battles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Skinner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023994/bk_acx0_023994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This fascinating third volume in the Britannia´s Fist series will have you pondering how easily history could have been swayed differently. What if other countries had become involved in America´s Civil War? Historian Peter G. Tsouras presents the third installment in his Britannia´s Fist alternate history series. The winter of 1863 lowered a white curtain on the desperate struggle for North America. The United States and Great Britain fought each other to a bitter draw. On both sides of the Atlantic, the forges of battle glowed as they poured out new technologies of war. British and French aid transformed the ragged Confederate armies and filled them with new confidence. Both sides strained to be ready for the coming campaign season. Now both sides seek to anticipate each other. The British strike suddenly at Hooker´s strung-out army in winter quarters in upstate New York in a brutal, swirling, late battle across frozen fields and streams. Besieged Portland shudders against relentless assault. The French attack Fort Hudson on the Mississippi. At Lincoln´s direction,two great raids are launched at the United Kingdom itself as Russia enters the war on the side of the Union to raid the Irish Sea. These are only preliminaries to the great gathering of modernized armies and ironclad fleets, and with them are deadly submersibles and balloons. Battles rage from Maine to Northern Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay, down to steamy Louisiana. And far away across the sea, Dublin stands siege as Russia simultaneously eyes Constantinople. For Americans (blue and gray), Britons, Irish, Frenchmen, and Russians, the summer of 1864 is the crescendo battle of destinies and dreams. 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: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020053/bk_adbl_020053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Johnstone Country. Where it´s never quiet on the Western front. Springfield Model 1880. Trapdoor rifle with bayonet. Vengeance optional.With a handful of murderous rogues, Captain Jed Foster has run off with four wagons containing new Springfield rifles, bayonets, and ammunition meant to resupply the troops at Fort Bowie in Arizona Territory. Foster plans to sell the weapons to the highest bidder - whether it´s Apaches, Mexican revolutionaries, or Confederate veterans who still dream of destroying the Union. But that´s the least of Foster´s problems....His junior officer, Lieutenant Grat Holden, is coming after him. With the help of an ornery ex-sergeant known as ´´Hard Rock´´ Masterson and fiery guerilla fighter Soledad, the young lieutenant will face off with war chiefs, banditos, and cutthroat outlaws. That´s just for starters. Then he´s got to take down a man who has enough guns for a small army. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Rodney Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015777/bk_tant_015777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world is their war zone! The war’s never over for the battle-toughened Rat Bastards. From one jungle hell to another, they strike raw terror and drive razor-sharp bayonets into the heart of their enemies. Always in the thick of the fight, they hit hard and die harder. And when a new band of misfits joins their ranks, you can hear the panic buttons getting pushed all the way to Tokyo. The Rat Bastards. Turning losers into hell-bent heroes. The Rat Bastards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007490/bk_adbl_007490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Armed with M1 rifles, bayonets, and a few hand grenades, young soldiers from different units, operating without command, come together as The Stragglers. Take a journey into the trenches in this fascinating true story of a group of misplaced soldiers fighting courageously as other American troops withdrew from the city of Chinju, South Korea. Charles C. Smith recalls the story of his 17-year-old self, the lone survivor from a battle that took place more than 50 years ago. A rag-tag group of soldiers solidifies as The Stragglers. As lives are lost, honor and courage are upheld. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Kilgore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000612/bk_tate_000612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year 1777: In the throes of the Revolutionary War, Landon Mansion is commandeered by British Lord ´´Butcher” Bedford. He stabs Lucy Tarleton - who spurned his king and his love - leaving her to die in her father’s arms. Now: After the day’s final tour, docent Allison Leigh makes her rounds while locking up…and finds a colleague slumped over Bedford’s desk, impaled on his own replica bayonet. Resident ghosts may be the stock-in-trade of stately Philadelphia homes, but Allison - a noted historian - is indignant at the prospect of ´´ghost hunters” investigating this apparent murder. Agent Tyler Montague knows his hauntings and his history. But while Allison is skeptical of the newcomer, a second mysterious murder occurs. Has ´´Butcher” Bedford resurfaced? Or is there another malevolent force at work in Landon Mansion? Wary, yet deeply attracted, Allison has to trust in Tyler and work with him to discover just what uninvited guest - dead or alive - has taken over the house. Or their lives could become history! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004073/bk_brll_004073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1914, a new kind of war came about, bringing with it a new kind of world. World War One began on horseback, with generals employing bayonet charges to gain ground, and ended with attacks resembling the Nazi blitzkriegs. The scale of devastation was unlike anything the world had seen before: 14 million combatants died, a further 20 million were wounded, and four empires were destroyed. Even the victors´ empires were fatally damaged. An overwhelming disaster from which the world is still recovering, World War One can seem baffling in its complexity. But now Norman Stone, one of world´s greatest military historians, has composed a dazzlingly lucid and succinct history of the conflict. Stone has distilled a lifetime of teaching, arguing, and thinking into this brisk and opinionated account of the fundamental tragedy of the 20th century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Prebble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001087/bk_adbl_001087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.