A Reply to Various Opponents:Particularly to Strictures on Colonel Napier´s History of the War in the Peninsula, Together With Observations Illustrating Sir John Moore´s Campaigns (Classic Reprint) William Francis Patrick Napier
Are corporations citizens? Is political inequality a necessary aspect of a democracy or something that must be stamped out? These are the questions that have been at the heart of the debate surrounding campaign finance reform for nearly half a century. But as Robert E. Mutch demonstrates in this fascinating book, these were not always controversial matters. The tenets that corporations do not count as citizens, and that self-government functions best by reducing political inequality, were commonly heldup until the early years of the twentieth century, when Congress recognized the strength of these principles by prohibiting corporations from making campaign contributions, passing a disclosure law, and setting limits on campaign expenditures. But conservative opposition began to appear in the 1970s. Well represented on the Supreme Court, opponents of campaign finance reform won decisions granting First Amendment rights to corporations, and declaring the goal of reducing political inequality to be unconstitutional. Buying the Vote analyzes the rise and decline of campaign finance reform by tracking the evolution of both the ways in which presidential campaigns have been funded since the late nineteenth century. Through close examinations of major Supreme Court decisions, Mutch shows how the Court has fashioned a new and profoundly inegalitarian definition of American democracy. Drawing on rarely studied archival materials on presidential campaign finance funds, Buying the Vote is an illuminating look at politics, money, and power in America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019817/bk_adbl_019817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surprisingly neglected in accounts of Allied wartime triumphs, in 1941 British and Commonwealth forces completed a stunning and important victory in East Africa against an overwhelmingly superior Italian opponent. A hastily formed British-led force, never larger than 70,000 strong, advanced along two fronts to defeat nearly 300,000 Italian and colonial troops. This compelling book draws on an array of previously unseen documents to provide both a detailed campaign history and a fresh appreciation of the first significant Allied success of the war. Andrew Stewart investigates such topics as Britain´s African wartime strategy; how the fighting forces were assembled (most from British colonies, none from the US); General Archibald Wavell´s command abilities and his difficult relationship with Winston Churchill; the resolute Italian defense at Keren, one of the most bitterly fought battles of the entire war; the legacy of the campaign in East Africa; and much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007021/bk_tant_007021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the fall of 1864, the Civil War´s outcome rested largely on Abraham Lincoln´s success in the upcoming presidential election. As the contest approached, cautious optimism buoyed the President´s supporters in the wake of Union victories at Atlanta and in the Shenandoah Valley. With all eyes on the upcoming election, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant conducted a series of large-scale military operations outside Richmond and Petersburg, which have, until now, received little attention. In Richmond Must Fall, Hampton Newsome examines these October battles in unprecedented scope and detail. The narrative begins with one of Lee´s last offensive operations of the war at the Darbytown Road on October 7, 1864, and ends with Grant´s major offensive on October 27 to seize the South Side Railroad, the last open rail line into the Confederate stronghold at Petersburg. The October 1864 operations offer important insights into the personalities and command styles of Lee and Grant, including Lee´s penchant for audacity and overwhelming thirst to strike a blow against his opponent even against bitter odds and Grant´s willingness to shoulder heavy responsibility in the face of great risk. The narrative explores the relationships within the high command of both armies, including Grant´s sometimes strained partnership with the cautious George Meade. Drawing on an array of original sources, Newsome focuses on the October battles themselves, examining the plans for the operations, the decisions made by commanders on the battlefield, and the soldiers´ view from the ground. At the same time, he places these military actions in the larger political context of the fall of 1864. With the election looming, neither side could afford a defeat at Richmond or Petersburg. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claton Butcher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008660/bk_acx0_008660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This article explains the secret to Dr. Ben Carson´s success as a presidential candidate: grassroots support. Unlike the bland establishment candidates, Dr. Carson has spent years filling auditoriums and learning from ordinary Americans. Listen to this article to find out why grassroots support matters, and why it gives Ben Carson a leg up on his political opponents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038999/bk_acx0_038999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this third volume of Michael Logusz´s epic study of the Wilderness War of 1777, a sizable British military force, augmented with German and loyalist soldiers, attacks the Northern Army´s southern front in the fall of 1777 in hopes of assisting a much larger British Army that is threatened to the north of New York City in the wilderness region of Saratoga. In previous works on the Wilderness War, Logusz deftly described General John Burgoyne´s efforts in the Saratoga campaign. He covered the exploits of British general Barry St. Leger and the convergence of British, German, Canadian mercenary, loyalist, and Indian forces toward Albany. In this third installment, Logusz presents how British general Sir William Howe was to advance northward from New York City with a force of almost 20,000 regulars accompanied with a strong river naval force to link up with the two other commanders in Albany. Capturing Albany would not only deny the provincials a vital town on the edge of a wilderness, but also cut off the entire region of New England from the rest of the newly established nation. Instead, Howe decided to pursue Washington in Pennsylvania, leaving behind British general Sir Henry Clinton in New York City to deal with the city´s lingering troubles and the events to the north. The book vividly describes the hardships encountered by the patriots fighting for independence and their opponents, along with Clinton´s experiences in and around New York City, West Point, and the Hudson Valley region. Logusz illustrates in depth the terrain, tactics, and terror of the multifaceted Wilderness War of 1777. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for listeners interested in history - books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old Wes... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025778/bk_adbl_025778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the first insider account of the precipitous fall of Hillary Clinton. How the scandals of a lifetime finally reached critical mass. How, in the last few days of the campaign, some on her staff saw the ghostly shroud of defeat creeping over them but were helpless to act, frozen by the self-denial of the group. Here is an explanation of why the national media and their corporate owners kept Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren out of the race. Why they wanted their investment in the Clintons to work and how they were willing to go to great lengths to make that happen. Don´t have time to read the tens of thousands of leaked emails from inside the Clinton machine? The author has done it for you and has come back from the experience with a stunning peek into the world of a political leader who privately declared that she wanted a hemisphere ´´with open trade and open borders´´. Finally, here is the story of the rise of Donald Trump. How his opponents sought to derail him. This is the story of how Donald Trump´s message and brand transcended the traps laid by his enemies. How, against all odds, he won the presidency. And here are the details of his plan to make American great again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Wead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003022/bk_hach_003022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The agents of the Imperial Security Bureau in Cloud City are commanded by none other than Agent Blaise, a cold and methodical warrior and an expert interrogator. With Agent Blaise by your side, you can menace the Rebel heroes in any campaign or strip your opponent of Command cards during a skirmish game.With an entirely new three-card Agenda set, new Command cards, additional Deployment cards, and missions for both campaign and skirmish games, the Agent Blaise Villain Pack is your chance to level the might of the ISB against your opponents.This figure pack includes a sculpted plastic figure of Agent Blaise that you can use to replace the token included in The Bespin Gambit.
Boyfriends are supposed to be loyal, caring, and handsome. Giovanna´s boyfriend, Jesse, has perfected the last two. But when her twin brother, Dante, runs for student body president, Jesse doesn´t support Dante, choosing to campaign for his opponent instead. Shouldn´t the fact that Jesse is Giovanna´s boyfriend count for something? So Giovanna dumps Jesse and becomes Dante´s campaign manager. But as the political debates heat up, Giovanna begins to regret breaking up with Jesse, and realizes that maybe her decision wasn´t the political strategy she should have used. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Bianco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002984/bk_lili_002984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Donald J. Trump is an icon: the very definition of the American success story. President-elect, reality-television star, and developer of some of the planet´s most prestigious real estate, he´s also become one of the world´s wealthiest men. Trump is a living example of how thinking BIG and knowing when to back up your opinions aggressively-regardless of what your critics or opponents might say-can help you maximize your personal and professional achievements. In his first political campaign, Trump defeated his opponents by rallying voters nationwide to ´´Make America Great Again.´´ For the first time ever, you too can learn Trump´s secrets to thinking BIG and kicking ass! Learn: Momentum: the Big Mo. How to get it and how to get it back. Revenge: how and when to get it (and why it´s so sweet). ´´I love you, now sign this!´´ Why contracts in business and personal life are so important. Real-life stories from people who´ve applied the think BIG formula in their own lives. These strategies are proven and attested to by those who´ve learned to think BIG from Donald Trump and found success in their own lives even when the world seems to be against them. Co-authored with Bill Zanker, an entrepreneur who learned these tactics firsthand from Trump, Think BIG and Kick Ass shows you how to bring a winning attitude to everything you do.