Friedrich Gentz, an Opponent of the French Revolution and Napoleon: Paul Friedrich Reiff
Friedrich Gentz, an Opponent of the French Revolution and Napoleon (Classic Reprint): Paul F. Reiff
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From the #1 bestselling author of The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross comes an exciting new book on the greatest minds of military leadership in history. Whether it is Hannibal of Carthage marching elephants across the Alps and attacking the heart of Rome, Khalid ibn al-Walid boasting an undefeated military career and destroying the Persian Empire while subduing the Byzantines, or Russian General Alexander Suvurov and his elevation of the bayonet to a work of art that could cut down any European army, great military leaders have exerted tremendous influence on society. This book will look at the lives of the 10 greatest military commanders in history. Some conquered the fullest expanse of the known world, as did Alexander the Great. Still others were master statesmen and capable of translating military victory into long-term political gains, such as Julius Caesar, whose vanquishing of the Gauls and his political opponents laid the groundwork for several centuries of unmatchable Roman imperial might. It will also look at the tactics they used to bring down stronger armies and befuddle them at every turn; whether it is Napoleon, who nearly conquered Europe through his deadly manoeuvre sur les derrieres and marching unexpectedly away from the enemy´s main strength and concentrating on a weak but vital enemy point; or Hannibal´s double entrapment maneuver, which has been the envy of military strategists for the last 2,000 years. Whatever their background, these rulers show that the right military commander at the right time in history can destroy an empire, change civilization, and alter the course of world history forever. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014308de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
That much of Great Britains action was unjustifiable, and at times even monstrous, regarded in itself alone, must be admitted; but we shall ill comprehend the necessity of preparation for war, if we neglect to note the pressure of emergency, of deadly peril, upon a state, or if we fail to recognize that traditional habits of thought constitute with nations, as with individuals, a compulsive moral force which an opponent can control only by the display of adequate physical power. Such to the British people was the conviction of their right and need to compel the service of their native seamen, wherever found on the high seas. The conclusion of the writer is, that at a very early stage of the French Revolutionary Wars the United States should have obeyed Washingtons warnings to prepare for war, and to build a navy; and that, thus prepared, instead of placing reliance upon a system of commercial restrictions, war should have been declared not later than 1807, when the news of Jena, and of Great Britains refusal to relinquish her practice of impressing from American ships, became known almost coincidently. But this conclusion is perfectly compatible with a recognition of the desperate character of the strife that Great Britain was waging; that she could not disengage herself from it, Napoleon being what he was; and that the methods which she pursued did cause the Emperors downfall, and her own deliverance, although they were invasions of just rights, to which the United States should not have submitted.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of many dreadful murders, but the one which astonished and distressed readers the most was when the author, anxious to try something new, killed off Sherlock Holmes. Trapped in mortal combat with the dastardly Professor Moriarty, Holmes and his opponent plunged to their deaths in the Reichenback Fall. For 10 long years, Baker Street was without its most revered resident. Then, in 1903, Doyle took pity on his readers and brought the sagacious sleuth back to life. The stories included in this masterful book tell of his return. Cases of mysterious codes, persecuted millionaires, stalkers, abductions, and a meeting with ´the worst man in London´ are all attacked with renewed vigour. But Holmes´ old enemies are watching his every move.´´The Adventure of the Empty House´´, ´´The Adventure of the Norwood Builder´´, ´´The Adventure of the Dancing Men´´, ´´The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist´´, ´´The Adventure of the Priory School´´, ´´The Adventure of Black Peter´´, ´´The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton´´, ´´The Adventure of the Six Napoleons´´, ´´The Adventure of the Three Students´´, ´´The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez´´, ´´The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter´´,´´ The Adventure of the Abbey Grange´´, and ´´The Adventure of the Second Stain´´. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004192de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.