Thank You, Harry S. Truman tells the compelling story of America´s 33rd President from his humble beginnings as a dirt farmer in Missouri to his rise in the US Senate, on through to his election as Vice President and President of the United States. Overcoming adversity, physical challenges, and age limits, Truman found his way into the United States Army where, as a Captain, he led troops in battle without losing a single man. The book focuses largely on Truman´s accomplishments, postwar, most importantly his decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan once the United States had been engaged in World War II following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Author Rivera explores the difficulty of Truman´s decision, the alternate plan of invasion, the estimated cost in lives for that invasion - both American and Japanese - and the ultimate decision to use the bomb. With a guest chapter by James Martin Davis, Rivera has woven a complex portrait of a great man faced with an unimaginable decision. Through narrative, storytelling, and historical detail, Rivera makes the case for Harry S. Truman as one of the foremost politicians of the 20th century and one of the greatest American presidents of all time. Without Truman´s fortitude and courage, Rivera claims, many of us would not be here today. For that alone, we can all say, Thank You, Harry S. Truman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kyle Carpenter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034511/bk_acx0_034511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first book in the best-selling Harry the Happy Mouse series. Harry´s Lovely Spring Day follows Harry the mouse as he learns the value of kindness and that one small thing to someone could mean something huge to someone else! This book teaches children the value of kindness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollye Sangster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119069/bk_acx0_119069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the third book in the best-selling Harry the Happy Mouse series! Harry´s Spooky Surprise! is set around Halloween. Harry needs to visit his friends at nighttime to collect items from them for a very special reason. Harry learns that there is no reason to be afraid of the dark and the importance of saying ´´thank you´´. Harry the Happy Mouse (the first book in the series) is an Amazon #1 best-seller, teaching children the value of kindness. Harry the Christmas Mouse (the second book), which was a #1 best-seller in both the UK and USA, teaches children the value of team work Pre-release reviews for Harry´s Spooky Surprise!: ´´A charming story that kids will love.´´ (thedadwebsite.com, five-star review) ´´Sweet character. Sweet story. Sweet surprise!´´ (Katharine E. Hamilton, author) ´´Love the book - sweet, funny and rhyming poems.´´ (theelysiangeek.com, five-star review) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollye Sangster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119078/bk_acx0_119078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It happened in early September, the time of year when the city does its damndest to remember what heat was, just one more time before winter rocks on in ... This is a story of horror and haunting regret. A group of homeless men - fishing for a little fun and folly - latch onto something that might be a mermaid. Remember, regret lives on and lingers - long after the last tear drop has fallen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Zainea. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091457/bk_acx0_091457_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry´s War is a well-written, insightful description of how our fighter pilot warriors think, and the challenges they face when they come back down to earth. Harry´s War fully brings to life war in both its literal and metaphorical sense. It explores an air battle that takes place over Iraq along the Iraq-Iranian border. It doesn´t take long before this story has Harry in the middle of a crazy dogfight with four Su-27 Flanker fighter planes in the Iraqi skies. Harry is flying an F-15, which is the inferior craft of the two, but he is the superior pilot, and his skills are pushed to the limit in this life or death battle. The dogfight scene will entertain you better than any other Air Force driven novel you have ever read. You will not be able to stop listening to this book. But then things change. As the story morphs seamlessly into a new scene, a second war unfolds, which is equally as hard as the one Harry fought in the skies. Heartfelt emotion is now on the table in these closing chapters, as Harry has to deal with demons from his past and fight for his survival in a new and very different future. ´´Being a fighter pilot is not just about flying planes!´´ - Brigadier General James ´´Bulldog´´ Rippenger. This book is not a Top Gun BS story. This is the real deal. And if you´re looking for real entertainment from a flyboy´s perspective, then Harry´s War is a must. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023377/bk_acx0_023377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our son Harry died in my arms when he was 10 months old. He had actually survived far longer than experts had predicted. Cared for by Acorns Children´s Hospice, his support had cost over £100,000. Years later, inspired by another bereaved parent, I decided I would undertake a sponsored physical challenge that would take me well beyond my personal comfort zone: Having never swum further than around a mile, I decided to attempt swimming the infamous English Channel. This book charts Harry´s short life, and tells the back-story of my Channel attempt, as shown on BBC4´s Swim the Channel documentary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103507/bk_acx0_103507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grand strategy is one of the most widely used and abused concepts in the foreign policy lexicon. In this important book, Hal Brands explains why grand strategy is a concept that is so alluring - and so elusive - to those who make American statecraft. He explores what grand strategy is, why it is so essential, and why it is so hard to get right amid the turbulence of global affairs and the chaos of domestic politics. At a time when ´´grand strategy´´ is very much in vogue, Brands critically appraises just how feasible that endeavor really is. Brands takes a historical approach to this subject, examining how four presidential administrations, from that of Harry S. Truman to that of George W. Bush, sought to ´´do´´ grand strategy at key inflection points in the history of modern U.S. foreign policy. As examples ranging from the early Cold War to the Reagan years to the War on Terror demonstrate, grand strategy can be an immensely rewarding undertaking - but also one that is full of potential pitfalls on the long road between conception and implementation. Brands concludes by offering valuable suggestions for how American leaders might approach the challenges of grand strategy in the years to come. The book is published by Cornell University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Belcher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031898/bk_acx0_031898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In March 2008, the public learned the news that Prince Harry had been fighting with British troops in Afghanistan. This amazing book gives the definitive inside story of Prince Harry´s brave service and reveals, amongst other breathtaking stories, how the third in line to the throne was operating only 500 yards from enemy positions, calling in air strikes and carrying out surveillance of Taliban fighters in Helmand province; how he took part in a heroic fire-fight alongside the Gurkhas and how he killed dozens of enemy insurgents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pros/000057/bk_pros_000057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´No one will ever study or write about the time of Truman again without a bow of gratitude to Merle Miller. Never has a president of the United States, or any head of state for that matter, been so totally revealed, so completely documented.´´ (Robert A. Arthur) Plain Speaking is a book based on conversations between Merle Miller and the thirty-third President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. From these interviews, as well as others who knew him over the years, Miller transcribes Truman’s feisty takes on everything from his personal life, military service, and political career to the challenges he faced in taking the office during the final days of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. Using a series of taped discussions from 1962 that never aired on television, Plain Speaking takes an opportunity to deliver exactly how Mr. Truman felt about the presidency, and his thoughts in his later years on his accomplishments and the legacy he left behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Andrew Ciulla. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033817/bk_adbl_033817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.