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.
A leading expert reexamines history to offer a stunningly original portrait of Hitler as a competent military commander and strategist.After Germany´s humiliating World War II defeat, numerous German generals published memoirs claiming that their country´s brilliant military leadership had been undermined by the Führer´s erratic decision making. The author of three highly acclaimed books on the era, Stephen Fritz upends this characterization of Hitler as an ill-informed fantasist and demonstrates the ways in which his strategy was coherent and even competent.That Hitler saw World War II as the only way to retrieve Germany´s fortunes and build an expansionist Thousand-Year Reich is uncontroversial. But while his generals did sometimes object to Hitler´s tactics and operational direction, they often made the same errors in judgment and were in agreement regarding larger strategic and political goals. A necessary volume for understanding the influence of World War I on Hitler´s thinking, this work is also an eye-opening reappraisal of major events like the invasion of Russia and the battle for Normandy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: P.J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013525/bk_tant_013525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some fairy tales start after midnight. The crown prince and I have nothing in common. He´s a rugged, battle-hardened soldier who spent four years in the Royal Guard, an elite military unit. I met the king and queen for the first time wearing leggings and a sweatshirt. But there´s the way he looks at me. Like he knows every dirty thought I´ve had about him - and he likes them. There´s the way my pulse skyrockets every time his hand brushes mine. I´m the ambassador´s daughter. I know better than to mess around with a foreign head of state. But I don´t know how long I can resist. Not all princes are charming. I spent years in the Royal Guard, our most elite military unit, fighting like hell so I could rule one day - not so I could give my father an heir with some well-bred rich girl. I have a f--king country to run. My love life can take a back seat. It´s not like I´ve ever met a girl I had to have - until her. I can´t stop thinking about the way she laughs, about how she might taste. My father´s threatening to strip me of my title if I touch her, but she makes me want to break every one of my own rules. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lidia Dornet, Will Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007079/bk_tant_007079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post senior Pentagon correspondant Thomas E. Ricks´ Fiasco is masterful and explosive reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq, based on the unprecedented candor of key participants. The American military is a tightly sealed community, and few outsiders have reason to know that a great many senior officers view the Iraq war with incredulity and dismay. But many officers have shared their anger with renowned military reporter Thomas E. Ricks, and in Fiasco, Ricks combines these astonishing on-the-record military accounts with his own extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to create a spellbinding account of an epic disaster. As many in the military publicly acknowledge here for the first time, the guerrilla insurgency that exploded several months after Saddam´s fall was not foreordained. In fact, to a shocking degree, it was created by the folly of the war´s architects. But the officers who did raise their voices against the miscalculations, shortsightedness, and general failure of the war effort were generally crushed, their careers often ended. A willful blindness gripped political and military leaders, and dissent was not tolerated. There are a number of heroes in Fiasco; inspiring leaders from the highest levels of the Army and Marine hierarchies to the men and women whose skill and bravery led to battlefield success in towns from Fallujah to Tall Afar, but again and again, strategic incoherence rendered tactical success meaningless. There was never any question that the U.S. military would topple Saddam Hussein, but as Fiasco shows, there was also never any real thought about what would come next. This blindness has ensured the Iraq war a place in history as nothing less than a fiasco. Fair, vivid, and devastating, Fiasco is an audiobook whose tragic verdict feels definitive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Lurie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000496/bk_peng_000496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this landmark book, Robert D. Kaplan, veteran correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of Balkan Ghosts, shows how American imperialism and the Global War on Terrorism are implemented on the ground, mission by mission, in the most exotic landscapes around the world.Given unprecedented access, Kaplan takes us from the jungles of the southern Philippines to the glacial dust bowls of Mongolia, from the forts of Afghanistan to the forests of South America, not to mention Iraq, to show us Army Special Forces, Marines, and other uniformed Americans carrying out the many facets of U.S. foreign policy: negotiating with tribal factions, storming terrorist redoubts, performing humanitarian missions, and training foreign soldiers.In Imperial Grunts, Kaplan provides an unforgettable insider´s account not only of our current involvement in world affairs, but also of where America, including the culture of its officers and enlisted men, is headed. This is the rare book that has the potential to change the way readers view the men and women of the military, war, and the global reach of American imperialism today.Never before has America´s overarching military strategy been parsed so incisively and evocatively. Kaplan introduces us to lone American servicemen whose presence in obscure countries is largely unknown, and concludes with a heart-stopping portrait of marines in the first battle in Fallujah. Extraordinary in its scope, beautifully written, Imperial Grunts combines first-rate reporting with the sensitivity and insights of an acclaimed writer steeped in history, literature, and philosophy, to deliver a masterly account of America´s global role in the twenty-first century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000660/bk_rand_000660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Adventures of a Military Wife delves into the life of a scorned military wife. She is a newlywed and her husband has been deployed and away from her for four months. She had to find ways to keep herself sexually satisfied until he came home. He should be home pretty soon. She gets hit with a curveball, which makes her rethink her whole situation. She has to think about what her actions have caused and what decisions she needs to make to secure her future. It is a wonderful story about love and the satiation of primal needs. What would you do in her situation? Being a military wife is no easy task. It takes a strong woman.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Holt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112812/bk_acx0_112812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Joseph has established himself as one of the most unique military fiction writers of our time. Wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller, Joseph delivers in Spooky Military Tales the stories the military does not want you to know. He introduces the origins behind the haunted KC-135 tanker that still flies, the aircraft that flew the remains to the US from Jonestown, the strange sightings at Arlington National Cemetery, and connects the unexplained incidents in the corrosion hangar at Atsugi Naval Base, Japan. A magnificent, eerie, and compelling collection of spooky military stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael J. McCue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053301/bk_acx0_053301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.