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.
From rockbound coast, from farm and logging camp came the men of the Twentieth Maine, a volunteer regiment in the Civil War. It was at Little Round Top that the Twentieth Maine, with Joshua Chamberlain in command, performed one of the miracles of the Civil War and saved the left flank of the Union battle line. Outnumbered two to one, their front doubled back to the shape of a horseshoe. And with ammunition gone, the men fixed bayonets, charged, and not only broke up the Confederate attack but also took 400 prisoners. At Appomattox, the Twentieth Maine was one of the regiments chosen to receive the surrender of General Lee´s infantry, and Joshua Chamberlain, the Bowdoin professor who had become a general, was appointed to command the Union troops at the ceremony. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barrett Whitener. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000779/bk_blak_000779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jonathan’s older brother is away fighting with General Washington in Pennsylvania. But at 13, Jonathan is too young to fight. Still too young. Then one morning, April 3, 1778, the tavern bell sounds, calling men to arms. Eager to prove his mettle, with blood pounding in his ears, Jonathan joins the gathering men at the tavern to hear the news. With a 12-pound, six-foot-long flintlock musket loaned to him by the tavern keeper, Jonathan finds a place in with the other men, marching to battle. Then the moment arrives - the distant sound of drums and the terrible whine of the fife. As the troops march into view, Jonathan sees 30 soldiers - all moving in perfect formation, a bayonet at every waist. ´´Hessians,´´ the man next to Jonathan said. ´´Hessians.´´ Avi is author of the Newbery-winner The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. In The Fighting Ground he recounts one unforgettable day in the life of young Jonathan, a naive New Jersey farmboy eager for war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006707/bk_reco_006707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is it like to broadcast the fateful words ´´Mayday, Mayday, Mayday,´´ then jump into the unknown? The members of one of the world´s most unusual brotherhoods provide the answers in this incredible book. Formed during the Second World War to celebrate the survival of pilots who had been forced to bail out over water, the Goldfish Club has taken on new members ever since. They share one pivotal moment, but their experiences beyond this couldn´t be more different. One World War II veteran will never forget having to walk through a hostile German town at the point of a Nazi bayonet. An American B-17 navigator found his courage in an SS prison cell after his Flying Fortress broke up over Italian waters. A Wessex helicopter pilot struggled against the Arctic chill of the North Norwegian Sea. Their stories and many others are told here. All are different. All are utterly gripping. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Barrett, David Thorpe, Jeff Harding, Annie Aldington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000636/bk_twuk_000636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live Throughout history - from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing modern era - there have been larger-than-life ass-kickers with a natural talent for unleashing their epic bloodlust on anyone who crossed them. They built empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and ultimate supremacy. Sometimes villains, sometimes heroes, sometimes criminally insane, they had one thing in common: They were all Badass! Chandragupta Maurya An Indian warlord who commanded an army of drunken war elephants and employed an elite detachment of highly trained female bodyguards Peter Francisco An unsung hero of the American Revolution, this powerful giant battled the British with a massive five-foot-long broadsword Wolf the Quarrelsome A mysterious barbarian leader who only appears in history twice - and both times he´s kicking someone´s ass Bhanbhagta Gurung A fearless Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross by clearing out six Japanese foxholes with nothing more than grenades, a bayonet, and a knife From Alexander the Great to George S. Patton, from Genghis Khan to Bruce Lee, this pantheon of ass-kicking awesomeness should inspire you to quit your stupid job and dive headfirst into a new career as a professional badass. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001503/bk_adbl_001503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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/004072/bk_brll_004072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.