He is one of basketball´s towering figures: Mr. Clutch, who mesmerized his opponents and fans. The coach who began the Lakers´ resurgence in the 1970s. The general manager who helped bring Showtime to Los Angeles, creating a championship-winning force that continues to this day. Now, for the first time, the legendary Jerry West tells his story-from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his unbelievable college success at West Virginia University, his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his relationships with NBA legends like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O´Neal, and Kobe Bryant. Unsparing in its self-assessment and honesty, WEST BY WEST is far more than a sports memoir: it is a profound confession and a magnificent inspiration.
He is one of basketball´s towering figures: ´´Mr. Clutch,´´ who mesmerized his opponents and fans. The coach who began the Lakers´ resurgence in the 1970s. The general manager who helped bring ´´Showtime´´ to Los Angeles, creating a championship-winning force that continues to this day. Now, for the first time, the legendary Jerry West tells his story-from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his unbelievable college success at West Virginia University, his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his relationships with NBA legends like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O´Neal, and Kobe Bryant. Unsparing in its self-assessment and honesty, West by West is far more than a sports memoir: it is a profound confession and a magnificent inspiration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000706/bk_hach_000706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s always tomorrow. Yes, there´s always tomorrow. And yesterday. And the nights with the same dreams. Dead men´s faces taunting me. Always taunting me. An old gunfighter told me one time, ´´The only way to stop the dreams is to let your opponent win. It´s a guaranteed cure. No more dreams.´´ ´´Sounds too final for me,´´ I told him. ´´I´ll just keep having the dreams.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Rundell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049895/bk_acx0_049895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the comfortable distance of seven decades, it is quite easy to view the victory of the Allies over Hitler´s Germany as inevitable. But in 1940 Great Britain´s defeat loomed perilously close, and no other nation stepped up to confront the Nazi threat. In this cogently argued book, Robin Prior delves into the documents of the time - war diaries, combat reports, Home Security´s daily files, and much more - to uncover how Britain endured a year of menacing crises. The book reassesses key events of 1940 - crises that were recognized as such at the time and others that were not fully appreciated. Prior examines Neville Chamberlain´s government, Churchill´s opponents, the collapse of France, the Battle of Britain, and the Blitz. He looks critically at the position of the United States before Pearl Harbor and at Roosevelt´s response to the crisis. Prior concludes that the nation was saved through a combination of political leadership, British Expeditionary Force determination and skill, Royal Air Force and Navy efforts to return soldiers to the homeland, and the determination of the people to fight on ´´in spite of all terror.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shaun Grindell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004937/bk_tant_004937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With Allied armies poised on the banks of the Rhine, Nazi Germany tottered on the brink of collapse. The ensuing battles on German soil - especially those in the so-called Ruhr Pocket - were as fierce and hard-fought as any in the European theater. Going well beyond previous accounts, Derek S. Zumbro chronicles this key military campaign from a unique and fresh perspective - that of the defeated German soldiers and civilians caught in the final maelstrom of the war´s Western front. Best known for his translation of In Deadly Combat, the best-selling World War II memoir, Zumbro chronicles the relentless assault on the Ruhr Pocket through German eyes as the Allied juggernaut battered the region´s cities, villages, and homes into submission. He tells of children pressed into service by a desperate Nazi regime - and of even more desperate parents trying to save their sons from sacrifice at the 11th hour. He also tells of unspeakable conditions suffered by foreign laborers, POWs, and political opponents in the Ruhr Valley and of the mass graves that gave Allied soldiers a grisly new understanding of their enemy. Zumbro also recounts the story of Field Marshal Walter Model´s final hours. His eventual suicide effectively ended the existence of the Wehrmacht´s once-formidable Army Group B after being pursued, methodically encircled, and finally destroyed by US and British forces. Through interviews with surviving members of Model´s former staff, Zumbro has uncovered the attitudes - and harrowing experiences - of beleaguered officers that official records could never convey. Other interviews with former soldiers reveal the extent to which Allied bombing contributed to the rapid deterioration of German combat effectiveness and tell of civilians begging soldiers to abandon the war. Zumbro´s deep research reveals the identities of specific characters discussed in previous works but never identified, describes the final hours of German off 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Elfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015248/bk_tant_015248_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 West, and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025778/bk_adbl_025778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the First World War, the British army´s most consistent German opponent was Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. Commanding more than a million men as a General, and then Field Marshal, in the Imperial German Army, he held off the attacks of the British Expeditionary Force under Sir John French and then Sir Douglas Haig for four long years. But Rupprecht was to lose not only the war, but his son and his throne. In Haig´s Enemy, Jonathan Boff explores the tragic tale of Rupprecht´s war - the story of a man caught under the wheels of modern industrial warfare. Providing a fresh viewpoint on the history of the Western Front, Boff draws on extensive research in the German archives to offer a history of the First World War from the other side of the barbed wire. He revises conventional explanations of why the Germans lost with an in-depth analysis of the nature of command, and of the institutional development of the British, French, and German armies as modern warfare was born. Using Rupprecht´s own diaries and letters, many of them never before published, Haig´s Enemy views the Great War through the eyes of one of Germany´s leading generals, shedding new light on many of the controversies of the Western Front. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Elfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014060/bk_tant_014060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Plato to NATO:The Idea of the West and Its Opponents David Gress