Erscheinungsdatum: 01.05.2009, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: English Army and Navy Lists, Compiled During the American Revolutionary War by Ansbach-Bayreuth Lieutenant Johann Ernst Prechtel, Autor: Burgoyne, Bruce E., Verlag: Heritage Books Inc., Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Military // General, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 130, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 165 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround for a navy that only began to modernize in 1868, although defeats inflicted on the Russians and Chinese in successive wars at the turn of the century gave a sense of the threat the IJN was to pose. Bringing together for the first time material previously published in Osprey series books, and with the recorded material of the addition of new writing making use of the most recent research, this audiobook details the Japanese ships which fought in the Pacific and examines the principles on which they were designed, how they were armed, when and where they were deployed, and how effective they were in battle. A valuable reference source for Pacific War enthusiasts and historians, The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War provides a history of the IJN's deployment and engagements, analysis of the evolution of strategy and tactics, and finally addresses the question of whether it truly was a modern navy, fully prepared for the rigors of combat in the Pacific. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011378/bk_tant_011378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Books 1-3 of the Evan Gabriel trilogy. Follow North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel as he crosses the galaxy searching for Redemption, Returns to where it all began, then finally seeks Revenge on those responsible. Military science-fiction adventure at its best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Chase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000179/bk_podm_000179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This program includes summaries of three books: The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War by Thomas J. Dilorenzo Breaking BUD/S: How Regular Guys Can Become Navy SEALs by DH Xavier Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg McCarthy, Michael Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106183/bk_acx0_106183_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A true survival guide; U.S. Navy Boot Camp comes complete with a daily schedule and a week-by-week breakdown. Also includes tips, tricks, hints, and true stories from a former sailor. Don't waste your money on other books claiming to be complete, with ambiguous information and meaningless content that you can find with an internet search. You want answers? Here they are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Maguire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/177402/bk_acx0_177402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After numerous beloved and best-selling sports books, John Feinstein returns to the subjects of his first 10 books, crafting a narrative of the most revealing encounters he's had. Feinstein has interviewed some of the most enduring figures in sports - from hallowed coaches, such as Bob Knight, Jim Valvano, Mike Krzyzewski, and Dean Smith, to beloved athletes, including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, and John McEnroe. And here we have John Feinstein at his very best. He goes behind the scenes of his reporting from The Final Four, Wimbledon, The US Open, the Army/Navy game, the Olympics, and more, opening up sport's most private, closed-door places and sharing exclusive stories from the reporting of books like Season on the Brink, A Good Walk Spoiled, A Season Inside, and A Civil War. These are the coaches and athletes who know their games the best, and the legends and legendary moments that gave inherent shape to our favorite pastimes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David de Vries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000783/bk_hach_000783_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because they represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters, James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war’s naval campaigns and their military leaders. McPherson recounts how the Union navy’s blockade of the Confederate coast, leaky as a sieve in the war’s early months, became increasingly effective as it choked off vital imports and exports. Meanwhile, the Confederate navy, dwarfed by its giant adversary, demonstrated daring and military innovation. Commerce raiders sank Union ships and drove the American merchant marine from the high seas. Southern ironclads sent several Union warships to the bottom, naval mines sank many more, and the Confederates deployed the world’s first submarine to sink an enemy vessel. But in the end, it was the Union navy that won some of the war’s most important strategic victories - as an essential partner to the army on the ground at Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Mobile Bay, and Fort Fisher, and all by itself at Port Royal, Fort Henry, New Orleans, and Memphis. James M. McPherson taught US history at Princeton University for 42 years and is the author of more than a dozen books on the Civil War era. His books have won a Pulitzer Prize and two Lincoln Prizes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005267/bk_blak_005267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lieutenant-Commander, the hero of this novel, is axed from the Navy at the age of 36, one of many thousands obliged to re-plan their lives as the result of cuts in the armed services. A widower with a small daughter, he has no experience or knowledge outside submarines and the Royal Navy. His whole life had been that of a sailor since he joined up direct from school at the beginning of the war. This is not only the story of his struggles and adventures when he tries to find some way of earning his living; it is the story of his difficulty in adjusting himself to an unfamiliar civilian world. Monica Dickens's novel is the story of all such men in any of the services who find themselves so rudely thrust into the ordinary life of their country which, though they have served unselfishly, they find they are ill-equipped to live in. Written with the lighter humorous touch of some of her earlier books, it is a sympathetic presentation of the human side of one of those mass adjustments forced on society by the changing nature of the world and its affairs. Great granddaughter to Charles Dickens, Monica (1915-1992) was born into an upper middle class family. Disillusioned with the world she was brought up in - she was expelled from St Paul’s Girls School in London for throwing her school uniform over Hammersmith Bridge - Dickens then decided to go into service, despite coming from the privileged class; her experiences as a cook and general servant would form the nucleus of her first book, One Pair Of Hands in 1939. Dickens married an American Navy officer, Roy O. Stratton, and spent much of her adult life in Massachusetts and Washington D.C., but the majority of writing continued to be set in Britain. Her book of 1953, No More Meadows, reflected her work with the NSPCC and she later helped to found the American Samaritans in Massachusetts. Between 1970 and 1971 she wrote a series of children’s books known as The Worlds End Series which dealt wit 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandro Monetti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009180/bk_adbl_009180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This narrated galactic action-adventure contains the first two books of the military science fiction and space opera series, The Glory Game.The proposition?Assume command of an armed star-freighter, take orders from a former Vice-Admiral, of a Galactic Empire Navy, with a reputation for recklessness, and liberate a space colony conquered by galactic space pirates.For ex-Captain Damascus "Mac the Knife" Steele, this is an offer he must take if he is going to restore his tarnished reputation as a military officer.What could possibly go wrong? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184254/bk_acx0_184254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.