A Scientific Way of War analyzes how the doctrine of military science evolved from teaching specific Napoleonic applications to embracing subjects that were useful for war in North America. Drawing from a wide array of materials, Ian C. Hope refutes earlier charges of a lack of professionalization in the antebellum American army and an overreliance on the teachings of Swiss military theorist Antoine de Jomini. Instead, Hope shows that inculcation in West Point´s American military curriculum eventually came to provide the army with an officer corps that shared a common doctrine and common skill in military problem solving. The proliferation of military science ensured that on the eve of the Civil War there existed a distinctly American, and scientific, way of war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin F Spalding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048935/bk_acx0_048935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Did you know that Silly Putty is a by-product of World War II-era rubber rationing, or that the Anglo-Swedish War resulted in exactly zero direct deaths? And about the Richmond Golf Club, who posted an addendum to the official rules in case a round of golf was interrupted by a round of bombs dropped by the Nazi Luftwaffe?Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you´re guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know: Military. This special collection from the Now I Know archives will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world´s greatest facts. Now I Know: Military is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn about the military. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Techosky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016455/bk_adbl_016455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Military history as a fragment of extensive continuum of historical learning is in simple expressions the study of mankind in war. It denotes a wide range of subjects indistinguishably connected to the military activities of the past which include social, political, human, technological, and institutional aspects. Awareness of the wars from the past can help in understanding current problems and also benefit us by letting us guess what the future may have in store for us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100732/bk_acx0_100732_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A breakthrough diet has been spreading across America with a promised goal of helping anyone lose as much as 10 pounds in three days. We owe our gratitude to the men and women of the US Armed Forces for coming up with this remarkable and safe program. Aptly called the Military Diet, this weight loss program assures dieters that by choosing the right kind of food and pairing it with exercise, a healthier body can be within reach! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Schank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138179/bk_acx0_138179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Balance your military career and motherhood - without guilt or stress. Being a mom is hard. Being a mom in the military is like earning a PhD in hard. There is always the underlying uncertainty of what the military will bring next. You worry about deploying and how the kids will manage. You feel guilty for making career choices that take you away from your family. Benefsheh Verell understands. A mother of two, she’s married to a service member and served 20 years on active duty, including multiple deployments and a four-and-a-half-year stint during which she and her husband were stationed in different places. Benef discovered the keys to being both a successful mom and military leader. She now shares her triumphs and her failures so that you can better manage your career while nurturing your family. In Military and Mindful, Benef teaches you:The real culprit behind all your stress and guilt - and how to control itTips for dealing with exhaustion and burnoutThe secret to getting everything done and organizedHow to handle emotional overload (before you lose your cool)How to be the best mother and Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine you were meant to beYou don’t have to struggle, and you don’t have to do this alone! If you want to manage being in the military and being a mom, then Military and Mindful will show you the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Imai. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154550/bk_acx0_154550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
True and documented military UFO encounter cases that will surprise and make you question what we really know about alien visits to Earth. For as long as the UFO phenomenon has been a thing, the United States military has consistently denied any knowledge - or even interest - about the subject. But many suspect that Uncle Sam knows a lot more than he’s letting on, and this book explores all the possibilities - from the Roswell crash and Area 51, through foo fighters and rumors of possible reverse-engineered aircraft, all the way to the 2017 disclosure that the Pentagon is still investigating UFOs. Broaching the subject of UFOs typically sparks either great interest or great ridicule, depending on whom you’re talking to. But whatever our individual knee-jerk reaction to the tales may be, one thing that we can all agree on is that there never has been any satisfactory explanation for them. The 2020s seem poised to hold just as much mystery in regard to the subject as the 1950s did. And while there have been plenty of civilian UFO encounters, it is the men and women of our military who most often find themselves on the front line of this great mystery. Most of those who don the uniform are no better prepared for these encounters than anyone else, and they face the additional difficulty of having to report to their superiors in the aftermath of such odd incidents. In documenting these accounts, this book is not seeking to convince anyone of anything. All of these alleged events are left open to the listener´s own interpretation. But while you make up your own mind on the subject, here we present to you the fantastic and bizarre claims - as well as the sometimes equally shocking known truths - that comprise the strange anecdotes of military encounters with UFOs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160102/bk_acx0_160102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Discover four sexy stories with a military twist in Duty to Please: Love Letters, Book 2. ´´E Is for Entice´´, by Emily Cale: Coast Guard Petty Officer Evan Marshall knows it won´t be easy proving to his hometown that he´s matured - especially his former girlfriend, Ciara Knowles. Though they soon re-create some very hot memories, it may take a disaster to truly bring them together. ´´F Is for Fallout´´, by Ginny Glass: When Spencer Corwin returns from Iraq, all he can think about is finally meeting the woman he´s been corresponding with in the flesh. But will their red-hot passion survive the fallout of learning they´ve both been living a lie? ´´G Is for Gun-Shy´´, by Christina Thacher: Colonel Jack Travis doesn´t want to be partnered with buttoned-up military strategist Davina McCall - even if she´s the sexiest woman he´s ever seen. When a freak storm traps them in Jack´s cabin, the buttons start coming undone...and things really start heating up. ´´H Is for Hotshot´´, by Maggie Wells: Smoke jumper Luke Whitehawk usually fights fires - when he´s not fighting his sizzling attraction to pilot Tara Ferris. And Tara´s determined that this is one battle Luke is destined to lose.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pepper Street. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001384/bk_harl_001384_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally available in paperback, Ralph D. Sawyer´s incomparable study of ancient Chinese warfare.One of the most profound studies of warfare ever written, The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China presents us with an Eastern tradition of strategic thought that emphasizes outwitting one´s opponent through speed, stealth, flexibility, and a minimum of force - an approach very different from that stressed in the West, where the advantages of brute strength have overshadowed more subtle methods.Safeguarded for centuries by the ruling elites of imperial China, even in modern times, these writings have been known to only a handful of Western specialists. In this volume are seven separate essays, written between 500 B.C. and A.D. 700, that preserve the essential tenets of strategy distilled from the experience of the most brilliant warriors of ancient China. This accurate translation remedies a serious gap in Western knowledge of Asian thought. Based on the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, some only recently discovered by archaeologists, The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China is a uniquely important contribution to the world´s military literature and is essential reading for anyone interested in China´s rich cultural heritage or in the timeless principles of successful warfare strategy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Chen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001564/bk_adbl_001564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.