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Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Cam...
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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.

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A King's Cutter
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It is 1792 and Nathaniel Drinkwater is back in the Royal Navy, this time appointed to the twelve-gun cutter Kestrel, commanded by the inscrutable Madoc Griffiths. With the gathering menace of the French Revolution, he is involved in secret and dangerous operations off the French Coast including the rescue of émigrés and the landing of agents. As Europe plunges deeper into war, Kestrel takes part in the struggle for supremacy in the Channel and Drinkwater has some sinister encounters with Edouard Santhonax, a man who is stirring up interest with British government agents. Through Drinkwater's initiative I the network of intrigue is discovered, but the Royal Navy is paralyzed by mutiny. Will Kestrel have to stand alone between the Dutch Fleet and disaster? Events come to a climax at Camperdown and in the aftermath of the bloody battle, Drinkwater and his opponent come face to face.

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A King's Cutter
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It is 1792 and Nathaniel Drinkwater is back in the Royal Navy, this time appointed to the twelve-gun cutter Kestrel, commanded by the inscrutable Madoc Griffiths. With the gathering menace of the French Revolution, he is involved in secret and dangerous operations off the French Coast including the rescue of émigrés and the landing of agents. As Europe plunges deeper into war, Kestrel takes part in the struggle for supremacy in the Channel and Drinkwater has some sinister encounters with Edouard Santhonax, a man who is stirring up interest with British government agents. Through Drinkwater's initiative I the network of intrigue is discovered, but the Royal Navy is paralyzed by mutiny. Will Kestrel have to stand alone between the Dutch Fleet and disaster? Events come to a climax at Camperdown and in the aftermath of the bloody battle, Drinkwater and his opponent come face to face.

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19 Purchase Street , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 1124min
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In Gerald A. Browne's spellbinding New York Times best seller, a man bent on vengeance infiltrates a cabal of blue-blooded bankers that have taken over the Mafia. In a quiet suburb of New York City, a mansion on a gated estate houses one of the most powerful crime syndicates in the United States - an elite Mafia whose dons belong to the finest families that the WASP establishment has to offer. Millions of dollars flow in and out of 19 Purchase Street, toted by bagmen who gladly risk everything to share in the syndicate's profits. Nothing disrupts operations - until a courier gets a dangerous idea. To avenge a loved one's death, Drew Gainer joins the money-laundering scheme, plotting a billion-dollar heist with the help of a beautiful, daring woman and pitting himself against a ruthless opponent. From New York to Paris to Zurich, Gainer risks his life to become the winner who takes all. But who is really conning whom? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Constant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020730/bk_adbl_020730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Art of War
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Written in 500 BC, The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, is the foremost war strategy manuscript. This book will teach you when to battle, when not to battle, how to battle, how not to battle, and how to win every time you battle. Further key notions presented are: how to maintain an army, how to carry through a battle plan, how to gather intelligence, how to allocate resources, how to maintain high morale, how to weaken the enemy, how to deceive the opponent, and how to survive a battle. Several prevalent strategies shared by Sun Tzu are: · Battle if you are to win. · Let your plans be dark as night, and when you move, fall as a thunderbolt. · Appear weak when strong, and strong when weak. · Successful warriors win first and then war. Defeated soldiers war first and then seek to win. · All conflict is deception. · Move swift as wind and solid as wood. Attack like fire and remain motionless as a mountain. · Those who desire to battle must first consider the cost. The Art of War can be divided into three sections and the first two chapters, plus the last chapter, explore strategies of positional awareness. The second section highlights methods to expand. And the third section explores strategies to respond offensively and defensively. In the end, the strategies of Sun Tzu are basically an offensive-defensive order-maneuver before fighting, commit not until the opponent has revealed his hand, then deceive the enemy by engaging or attracting with one force while striking with another contingent. The Art of War is a valuable read for every war strategist and it is categorized under 13 headings. Use this knowledge wisely. · PRELIMINARY RECKONING · OPERATIONS OF WAR · THE ATTACK BY STRATAGEM · THE ORDER OF BATTLE · THE SPIRIT OF THE TROOPS · EMPTINESS AND STRENGTH · BATTLE TACTICS · THE NINE CHANGES · MOVEMENT OF TROOPS · GROUND · NINE GROUNDS · ASSAULT BY FIRE · THE EMPLOYMENT OF SPIES

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Art of War
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Written in 500 BC, The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, is the foremost war strategy manuscript. This book will teach you when to battle, when not to battle, how to battle, how not to battle, and how to win every time you battle. Further key notions presented are: how to maintain an army, how to carry through a battle plan, how to gather intelligence, how to allocate resources, how to maintain high morale, how to weaken the enemy, how to deceive the opponent, and how to survive a battle. Several prevalent strategies shared by Sun Tzu are: · Battle if you are to win. · Let your plans be dark as night, and when you move, fall as a thunderbolt. · Appear weak when strong, and strong when weak. · Successful warriors win first and then war. Defeated soldiers war first and then seek to win. · All conflict is deception. · Move swift as wind and solid as wood. Attack like fire and remain motionless as a mountain. · Those who desire to battle must first consider the cost. The Art of War can be divided into three sections and the first two chapters, plus the last chapter, explore strategies of positional awareness. The second section highlights methods to expand. And the third section explores strategies to respond offensively and defensively. In the end, the strategies of Sun Tzu are basically an offensive-defensive order-maneuver before fighting, commit not until the opponent has revealed his hand, then deceive the enemy by engaging or attracting with one force while striking with another contingent. The Art of War is a valuable read for every war strategist and it is categorized under 13 headings. Use this knowledge wisely. · PRELIMINARY RECKONING · OPERATIONS OF WAR · THE ATTACK BY STRATAGEM · THE ORDER OF BATTLE · THE SPIRIT OF THE TROOPS · EMPTINESS AND STRENGTH · BATTLE TACTICS · THE NINE CHANGES · MOVEMENT OF TROOPS · GROUND · NINE GROUNDS · ASSAULT BY FIRE · THE EMPLOYMENT OF SPIES

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Special Operations: Grant's Battle , Hörbuch, D...
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Army Ranger Sergeant Jack Grant is in deep trouble. A blazing attack on Bagram Airbase and a brutal boxing bout against a monstrous opponent have left him wounded and badly beaten. But more trouble is on its way.A court martial looms based on trumped-up charges, and with it the threat of a long spell of imprisonment. Battling enemies from both sides, Grant’s troubles escalate when he is falsely accused of attacking an infantry officer.The base commander, General Weathers, offers Grant a way out. The offer of a battlefield commission, in return for taking insane risks on a vital mission that could transform the war. It sounds too good to be true, and it is. The chances of coming back alive are virtually zero. Yet if he is to stay out of jail, he has no other option. Grant must lead a four-man fire team deep inside enemy territory, and with every mile they travel, the bodies stack up ever higher.Up against overwhelming odds, the Rangers battle to achieve their objective. Every step of the journey is a nightmare of bloodthirsty, savage enemies and treacherous, backstabbing allies.Special Operations: Grant’s Battle is an incredible story of a tough, violent man in a tough, violent land. A full-length novel by the best-selling author of many Spec Ops books. These include the popular SEAL Team Bravo stories, Heroes of Afghanistan, Raider, Echo Six, and Devil's Guard titles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henry Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/214546/bk_acx0_214546_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Agent Sonya
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A TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'His best book yet' The Times'Macintyre's page-turner is a dazzling portrait of a flawed yet driven individual who risked everything (including her children) for the cause' Sunday TimesDISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE SPY WHO ALMOST KILLED HITLER - FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SPY AND THE TRAITORUrsula Kuczynski Burton was a spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret agent. Codenamed 'Agent Sonya', her story has never been told - until now.Born to a German Jewish family, as Ursula grew, so did the Nazis' power. As a fanatical opponent of the fascism that ravaged her homeland, Ursula was drawn to communism as a young woman, motivated by the promise of a fair and peaceful society. From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by stealing the science of atomic weaponry from Britain to give to Moscow, Ursula conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century.In Agent Sonya, Britain's most acclaimed historian Ben Macintyre delivers an exhilarating tale that's as fast-paced as any fiction. It is the incredible story of one spy's life, a life that would alter the course of history . . . 'Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else' John Preston'Macintyre has found a real-life heroine worthy of his gifts as John le Carré's nonfiction counterpart' New York Times 'This book is classic Ben Macintyre . . . quirky human details enliven every page' Spectator

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Agent Sonya
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A TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'His best book yet' The Times'Macintyre's page-turner is a dazzling portrait of a flawed yet driven individual who risked everything (including her children) for the cause' Sunday TimesDISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE SPY WHO ALMOST KILLED HITLER - FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SPY AND THE TRAITORUrsula Kuczynski Burton was a spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret agent. Codenamed 'Agent Sonya', her story has never been told - until now.Born to a German Jewish family, as Ursula grew, so did the Nazis' power. As a fanatical opponent of the fascism that ravaged her homeland, Ursula was drawn to communism as a young woman, motivated by the promise of a fair and peaceful society. From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by stealing the science of atomic weaponry from Britain to give to Moscow, Ursula conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century.In Agent Sonya, Britain's most acclaimed historian Ben Macintyre delivers an exhilarating tale that's as fast-paced as any fiction. It is the incredible story of one spy's life, a life that would alter the course of history . . . 'Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else' John Preston'Macintyre has found a real-life heroine worthy of his gifts as John le Carré's nonfiction counterpart' New York Times 'This book is classic Ben Macintyre . . . quirky human details enliven every page' Spectator

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