Runner-up, PROSE Award, Classics and Ancient History, 2013From antiquity until now, most writers who have chronicled the events following the death of Alexander the Great have viewed this history through the careers, ambitions, and perspectives of Alexander’s elite successors. Few historians have probed the experiences and attitudes of the ordinary soldiers who followed Alexander on his campaigns and who were divided among his successors as they fought for control of his empire after his death. Yet the veterans played an important role in helping to shape the character and contours of the Hellenistic world.This pathfinding book offers the first in-depth investigation of the Macedonian veterans’ experience during a crucial turning point in Greek history (323–316 BCE). Joseph Roisman discusses the military, social, and political circumstances that shaped the history of Alexander’s veterans, giving special attention to issues such as the soldiers’ conduct on and off the battlefield, the army assemblies, the volatile relationship between the troops and their generals, and other related themes, all from the perspective of the rank-and-file.Roisman also reexamines the biases of the ancient sources and how they affected ancient and modern depictions of Alexander’s veterans, as well as Alexander’s conflicts with his army, the veterans’ motives and goals, and their political contributions to Hellenistic history. He pays special attention to the Silver Shields, a group of Macedonian veterans famous for their invincibility and martial prowess, and assesses whether or not they deserved their formidable reputation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Burlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127632/bk_acx0_127632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Puerperal Diseases:Clinical Lectures Delivered at Bellevue Hospital (Classic Reprint) Fordyce Barker
A werewolf video leaves Micky terrified of dogs. Mum decides the only answer is to get Micky a puppy of his own. To everyone´s surprise, including Micky´s, he chooses a werepuppy. But Wolfie turns out to be a very special pet...and a real joker! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phyllida Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/000778/bk_bbcw_000778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lizzy gripped Mary’s hands and began her speech.´´Now is the time for you. Heal now. Future only, my dearest sister.”Mary Bennet has spent her entire life fighting to be herself. If only she knew just what that was. For years she buried her nose in the musty musing of Fordyce’s Sermons to Young Women, trying to be exceptional. She hid her light brown eyes - and herself - behind useless spectacles.With both Jane and Lizzy married, it is time for Miss Bennet to emerge from her cocoon. Learn how a young woman of deep faith and inquisitive mind emerges. Yet, even as Mary Bennet overcomes her troubled teenage years, she is challenged by her sudden and total love for a man who mysteriously appears on the night of a great calamity. And his secret grows out of a remarkable device - the Bennet Wardrobe!The Keeper follows the life of Mary Bennet as she matures from the prosy, moralizing caricature found in Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice into a confident young woman looking to make her mark in the rapidly changing world of the Industrial Revolution. And discover how the amazing Bennet Wardrobe makes life interesting for all Bennets.The Keeper is volume one of the Bennet Wardrobe Series...named Best Series of 2017 by More Agreeably Engaged! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Berry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125031/bk_acx0_125031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She´s a servant masquerading as a lady... Gillian Beaumont never had a fairytale life: she was left penniless after her father’s death, forcing her into service as a lady’s maid. Luckily, her mistress is more adventurous than most ladies and soon Gillian is aiding her espionage. One such spy mission forces Gillian to masquerade as a high-born lady to infiltrate a Hellfire Club. But when she falls into the club’s trap, she’s rescued by gentleman rogue, the Earl of Pembroke. His heated kisses make her long for a different life, but she has a secret that could destroy everything… He´s a gentleman on the outside, but a rogue on the inside... James Fordyce, Earl of Pembroke, tries to be a well-behaved man - for the most part. A member of the Wicked Earls’ Club, he has his fair share of notoriety, but he’s longing for the day when he might settle down. A chance encounter with a mysterious beauty leaves him feeling full of hope. When she vanishes without a trace and danger seems to be following her, he knows he must find her and rescue the woman he is determined to make the future Countess of Pembroke. Tracking her down to the seedy halls of a Hellfire Club, he knows he’ll have to fight against all odds to save her before it’s too late… Warning: This book contains a woman dreaming of a life she can never have, a hero who’s convinced he’ll never find the one woman destined to be his, and a love so powerful nothing can stop it. Steamy and adventurous, fans of Julia Quinn and Johanna Lindsey won’t want to miss out on this upstairs/downstairs romance! Get your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carolyn Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114128/bk_acx0_114128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Death is just a reason to say, ´´I miss you.´´ Talking to children about death and dying can be a challenging ordeal. See Ya Later, Ralphie was specifically written to help children understand loss, while also bringing comfort and emotional healing. However, the insights within the book will also help bring more peace, clarity, and perspective to parents and adults of all ages. See Ya Later, Ralphie explores the bond between two best friends. It is a delicate and heartwarming story that educates children on coping with the separation from loved ones, and faces their fears associated with tears and sadness. The story presents the issues of death and grieving in an inspiring way, through a combination of lighthearted humor, and uplifting revelation. See Ya Later, Ralphie delivers an unforgettable message that eases the pain of loss, and teaches children that, for the living, the journey of life keeps going, and the love we feel lasts forever. See Ya Later, Ralphie is an important book in the categories of Grief and Bereavement that will help you, your child, and your family, to deal with the effects of death and dying, through the lives and friendship of two adorable dogs. Those we love are never far away. They remain in our hearts, and leave impressions on our souls. There´s a memory in every tear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Ellis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092299/bk_acx0_092299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rivals, lovers, a dark plot, a suicide mission...the perfect recipe for marriage? Deyro is brash. Cocky. Arrogant. He´s also one of the best Dragonborn Ranger in Los Angeles. His skill with a blade is almost unparalleled - and he knows it. Alexis survived a horribly abusive childhood to become a skilled fighter. A fierce hunter. A warrior. Her skill with a blade is nearly as good as any Dragonborn Ranger - but she lacks confidence in herself. Paired together, Deyro and Alexis don´t have a friendship. They have a tense partnership - one that is often marked by clashes and angry words. Their bedroom chemistry is almost as intense and angry as their partnership on the battlefield. But when the Council of Kings discovers the illegal alliance between humans and Dragonborn, the pair is asked to do the unthinkable - travel to Chondelai and become political assassins. Their task is perilous. It´s likely a suicide mission. And if they manage to survive, they´ll be required to do something even more profoundly difficult - marry one another. This book is a standalone, no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happy ending! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Schwairy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097872/bk_acx0_097872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.