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.
Copperheads:The Rise and Fall of Lincoln´s Opponents in the North Jennifer L. Weber
Copperheads:The Rise and Fall of Lincoln´s Opponents in the North Jennifer L. Weber
Beautiful and single, Guinevere Arlington knows her ´´place´´ in the early 20th century. She just refuses to stay there. Gwen loves her life in Idaho - the mountains, the town, her independence. But when she runs for mayor - and falls in love with her opponent - Gwen realizes winning may come at too high a price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathy Garver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000383/bk_zond_000383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Realties is, at its core, a battle between good and evil with Biblical overtones. On the evil side (and the protagonist of the novel) is Illyad, a physically huge figure who thinks nothing of killing both those who follow him (primarily through intimidation) and those who oppose him. He possesses time control powers but he uses them for far more than simply slipping back and forth between the three time eras he holds sway over on the distant planet Valleria. He uses his temporal abilities to age his opponents to the point of death and causes buildings to fall by aging their support structures. Illyad, by his own words, craves power above all things, including women and drink (although he craves them as well).
The second novella in Simon Scarrow´s Roman Arena series, following novice gladiator Pavo´s next gruelling test, which will put mentor Macro´s loyalties on the line. Rome under the rule of the ruthless new Emperor Claudius is a dangerous place. Condemned to gladiator school, Marcus Valerius Pavo, the son of a treasonous general, is a celebrated hero following a dramatic victory in the arena. Now he finds himself pitted against one of the greatest gladiators who ever lived: Decimus Cominius Denter. Though Denter has fallen on harder times, he is still a formidable opponent, and it is up to newly decorated Macro to whip him into shape. But as the much-heralded fight descends into chaos and riots threaten to engulf the city, Macro must choose between his duty to Rome and his loyalty to Pavo.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/001305/bk_head_001305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico washes a cache of doomsday weapons onto a Mexican beach: bombs filled with VX nerve gas mixed with anthrax, invented by the Nazis during World War II and perfected by the United States to use in the Cold War. The bombs soon fall into the wrong hands and create an unstoppable opponent. Only one Chicago police detective has a chance of preventing those bombs from being used on American soil. Reeling from the recent murder of her husband as well as allegations of police misconduct, Detective Superstition ´´Sue´´ Davis is thrown into an undercover assignment. She must infiltrate the Mexican narcotics cartel responsible for the death of her husband in order to get close to the cartel´s sociopathic enforcer, Jiménez ´´Jimmy´´ Garcia. But when the entire Garcia family is killed in Mexico by a US Special Forces raid gone wrong, Garcia will stop at nothing to get vengeance, including triggering newly acquired bombs on American soil. Superstition´s assignment quickly becomes more dangerous than planned as the threat of a terrorist attack looms closer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004898/bk_tant_004898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004192/bk_blak_004192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Warwick Montgomery and Mr. Livingston, President of Atheists United. In the fall of 1993, Whittier College - located in Whittier, California - hosted a lively debate. The topic: ´´Does God Exist?´´ And if so, does it matter? Each debater made a formal presentation, and then gave a brief critique of his opponent´s presentation. Then members of the audience had an opportunity to ask questions of the two debaters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. John Warwick, Herb Livingston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001939/bk_hove_001939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We were working the lab, late one night... then we made Monster Smash! This expansion to Smash Up brings you four new creepy decks to scare your opponents to death!or at least beat them to 15 points.Vampires drain power from their victims. Mad Scientists construct bizarre creations of great strength. Werewolves go berserk with power. Giant Ants swarm their victims.It´s enough to make you run out of the theater in terror!Smash Up lets you bring together various groups from Geekdom to create decks that will smash your opponents!Combine Wizard Pirates, or Ninja Dinosaurs, or Robot Vampires!Fight to score the most points and win the game.- Four all-new factions for Smash Up!- Great monster/halloween theme for this fall!- All new token bonuses adds a new strategy to Smash U