Of all the US Army posts in the West, none witnessed more history than Fort Laramie, positioned in the northern Great Plains join the Rocky Mountains. From its beginnings as a trading post in 1834 to its abandonment by the army in 1890, it was involved in the buffalo hide trade, overland migrations, Indian wars and treaties, the Utah War, Confederate maneuvering, and the coming of the telegraph and first transcontinental railroad. Douglas C. McChristian has written the first complete history of Fort Laramie, chronicling every critical stage in its existence, including its addition to the National Park System. He draws on an extraordinary array of archival materials — including those at Fort Laramie National Historic Site — to present new data about the fort and new interpretations of historical events. Emphasizing the fort´s military history, McChristian documents the army´s vital role in ending challenges posed by American Indians to US occupation and settlement of the region, and he expands on the fort´s interactions with the many Native peoples of the Central Plains and Rocky Mountains. He provides a particularly lucid description of the infamous Grattan fight of 1854, which initiated a generation of strife between Indians and US soldiers, and he recounts the 1851 Horse Creek and 1868 Fort Laramie treaties. Meticulously researched and gracefully told, this is a long-overdue military history of one of the American West´s most venerable historic places. The book is published by University of Oklahoma Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Utley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100389/bk_acx0_100389_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fortified pocket of survivors tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the former Boulder, Colorado. A culture based on military training and strength, the Stronghold is now the last bastion for the living. For nearly a century the Stronghold has thrived, rebuilding a small slice of civilization in the midst of a zombie-infested wasteland. But that is all about to change. The pride of the Stronghold, Dead Team Alpha, the elite strike force that helps keep not just the Zs, but crazies, cannibals, and cults from overrunning the walled sanctuary, is being put to the ultimate test, banding together with one of the community´s most deadly enemies in order for all of humanity to survive. Why would DTA need to put its trust in a crazy cult that almost killed them all? Because the Z herds are not lessening, they are getting bigger and stronger! It is a race against time, as DTA struggles to defend the Stronghold from the millions of undead that march towards them, hungry for the last bits of living flesh left in a land that is nothing but death for as far as the eyes can see! 1. Language: English. Narrator: F.C. McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066826/bk_acx0_066826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
U.S. Army Captain Kimberly N. Hampton was living her dream: flying armed helicopters in combat and commanding D Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry, the armed reconnaissance aviation squadron of the 82nd Airborne Division. An all-American girl from a small southern mill town, Kimberly was a top scholar, student body president, ROTC battalion commander, and highly ranked college tennis player. In 1998 she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. Then, driven by determination and ambition, Kimberly rapidly rose through the ranks in the almost all-male bastion of military aviation to command a combat aviation troop. On January 2, 2004, Captain Hampton was flying an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter above Fallujah, Iraq, in support of a raid on an illicit weapons marketplace, searching for an illusive sniper on the rooftops of the city. A little past noon her helicopter was wracked by an explosion. A heat-seeking surface-to-air missile had gone into the exhaust and knocked off the helicopter´s tail boom. The helicopter crashed, killing Kimberly. Kimberly´s Flight is the story of Captain Hampton´s exemplary life. This story is told through nearly 50 interviews and her own emails to family and friends, and is entwined with Ann Hampton´s narrative of loving and losing a child. Retired award-winning journalist Anna Simon was been a reporter with The Greenville News in South Carolina for 21 years. She received the South Carolina Press Association´s first place award for Reporting in Depth for 2009, and is a past recipient of multiple awards in education reporting, the press association´s Judson Chapman Award for Community Service, and other news and feature writing awards. Kimberly´s mother, Ann Hampton, first met Anna Simon at the bleakest point in her life, immediately following her daughter´s death, when Ms. Simon wrote a series of stories for The Greenville News about Kimberly´s life and the reaction in the small South 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johanna Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010090/bk_adbl_010090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the cold winter months that followed Franklin Roosevelt´s election in November 1940 to an unprecedented third term in the White House, he confronted a worldwide military and moral catastrophe. Almost all the European democracies had fallen under the ruthless onslaught of the Nazi army and air force. Great Britain stood alone, a fragile bastion between Germany and American immersion in war. In the Pacific world, Japan had extended its tentacles deeper into China. Susan Dunn dramatically brings to life the most vital and transformational period of Roosevelt´s presidency: the hundred days between December 1940 and March 1941, when he mobilized American industry, mustered the American people, initiated the crucial programs and approved the strategic plans for America´s leadership in World War II. As the nation began its transition into the preeminent military, industrial, and moral power on the planet, FDR laid out the stunning blueprint not only for war but for the American Century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011583/bk_blak_011583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Governments across the globe have failed to stop the spread of the Oni Agent. The biological weapon continues to wreak havoc. Those that are infected become abominations known as Skulls, a fate worse than death. Captain Dominic Holland and Meredith Webb have made it to Fort Detrick. The Army base was once a bastion for America´s biodefense. Now, swarms of hungry Skulls prowl outside the walls. With Fort Detrick´s resources, Dom and Meredith think they may finally have a chance to slow the spread of the Oni Agent. But with the United States military in disarray, the situation outside Detrick´s walls grows bleaker. More and more civilians succumb to the Skulls - or become them. Dom leads a desperate mission to establish a safe zone for civilians fleeing the nightmarish creatures. Despite this apocalyptic new world, Dom and the Hunters are determined to succeed. New threats and discoveries challenge them every step of the way. But they soon find potential help from an unlikely source...if they can survive long enough to receive it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Kennard Burke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054477/bk_acx0_054477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tucked away within the romantic landscapes of Europe, a remarkable range of beautifully preserved medieval cities and towns invites discovery - time capsules of history where you can stroll the cobbled streets of another time; savor the treasures of palaces, stately mansions, soaring cathedrals, and grand civic centers; and walk the mighty bastions and ramparts that once defended them. Now, in The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe, award-winning Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett of the University of Toronto invites you to travel through time to the golden ages of 12 of Europe’s most beautiful medieval cities. In 24 lectures, you’ll discover the sights, sounds, and smells of teeming markets and mercantile centers, royal feasts and ritual, dramatic military engagements, magnificent religious pageantry, and the many colorful layers of daily medieval life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth R. Bartlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/001129/bk_tcco_001129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Das Jahr 2134: Die Erde steht vor dem Untergang - und mit ihr die gesamte Menschheit. Hunger und Armut, Kriminalität, Gewalt und Terror beherrschen den Alltag. Die einzige Rettung der Menschheit scheint in der Kolonisierung neuer Welten zu bestehen. Die Space Troopers, Kämpfer einer speziell ausgebildeten militärischen Einheit, sollen die Kolonisten beschützen. Doch im Kassiopeia-Sektor wartet ein fremder Feind, dessen Brutalität die Menschheit kaum etwas entgegenzusetzen hat. Die Serie ´´Space Troopers´´ ist packende und actionreiche Military Science Fiction. Im Kampf gegen die Aliens entscheidet sich das Schicksal der gesamten Menschheit. Folge 6: Die letzte Kolonie: Auf Libra 2.2 führen die Space Troopers einen erbitterten Kampf gegen die Aliens. Johns Kameradin Ophelia will im Alleingang ihren Bruder retten, der mit seinem Team verschollen ist. Aber John stellt sich ihr in den Weg. Im Virgo-Sektor greifen die Aliens die letzte Kolonie der Menschen an. Doch auf der Erde hat es einen Militärputsch gegeben und die Space Troopers müssen hilflos mitansehen, wie Virgo 3.4 zu fallen droht - und damit die letzte Bastion der Menschheit. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Uve Teschner. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/001657/bk_lueb_001657_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
One of the most important breakthroughs in military technology associated with World War I, and certainly the one that continues to capture the public imagination, was the introduction of a war machine that came to dominate the face of land battles throughout most of the 20th century: the tank. As a concept, it was not revolutionary; in fact, it harkened back to classical antiquity and to the Middle Ages, such as the covered battering rams and testudos that had made frequent appearances on ancient battlefields. In essence, it was designed to solve the age-old problem of protecting infantry from enemy projectiles while remaining mobile. The tanks of World War I, revolutionary (and initially terrifying) as they were, had their limitations. A standard tank would literally consume its own weight in spare parts, and they were painfully slow compared to more modern iterations. They were also lightly armed - usually with machine guns or light guns at most - and some poorly designed models tended to ´´ditch” themselves, sometimes irretrievably, in wider trenches. However, as a mobile bastion for infantry to shelter behind in the advance, and as a psychological weapon, they were significant. All major powers, and many minor ones, learned their lesson in World War I. During the interwar period (late 1918 to mid-1939), a wide variety of tanks and anti-tank weapons were developed by a number of different countries, and those nations that did not have their own models hastened to purchase some from the more advanced countries. These tanks would shape the war that was to come. World War II was thus the culmination of a quarter century of tank development, and it would also be the first major test of tanks in mobile warfare, during which they had to face other tanks. However, many of the tanks were constructed with the static warfare of the Western Front in mind and were thus slow and had short operational ranges. Others were too light to fac 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116901/bk_acx0_116901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.