Erscheinungsdatum: 01.01.2010, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: The Literary Digest History of the World War, Vol. VIII (in Ten Volumes, Illustrated), Titelzusatz: Compiled from Original and Contemporary Sources: American, Brit, Autor: Halsey, Francis W., Verlag: Cosimo Classics, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Military // World War I // Erster Weltkrieg // 1914 bis 1918, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 432, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken mit Schutzumschlag, Gewicht: 719 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Sawyer Bennett...Kynan McGrath has just joined The Jameson Group, a security organization handling everything from covert military operations to providing protection for high-profile celebrity clients. As second-in-command, Kynan has the authority to accept or decline any mission. But when a stunningly beautiful pop princess walks through the doors, Kynan knows he’ll do anything to get closer to her.Joslyn Meyers is on the brink of super stardom, but with fame comes a level of attention she was never prepared for. She’s even less prepared for the gorgeous, tattooed, British bodyguard her mom has hired to keep her safe.When Kynan escorts Joslyn to her hometown of Cunningham Falls for a benefit concert, it becomes clear that the threat to Joslyn’s heart is more real than any physical threat to her safety. But when Hollywood comes calling, will the pop princess and the wickedly hot Brit be able to preserve their relationship? Or will the force of their differing worlds drive them apart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imogen Church, Shane East. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051575/bk_adbl_051575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most iconic images of the First World War are of the war on land. They depict the trench lines, the shell holes, and the barbed wire. They show a generation of young men in uniform, living in holes dug from the dirt, rifle in hand, waiting for the next devastating artillery bombardment. But part of that same generation faced a very different war, one that was just as important in deciding the fate of Europe, but which is often forgotten in popular histories. This was the war at sea. It was vital to the economic side of the war, as the Allies cut off Germany's supply lines from the outside world and so placed a squeeze on their opponents' military industries. Here events took place that would draw America into the war, providing the Allies with a new pool of manpower and so ensuring that the scales of the conflict tipped in their favor.The war at sea saw innovations tested. Some, such as Germany's submarine fleet, were a huge success that defined the future for warfare. Some, such as seaborne planes, played only a small part but acted as a prelude to bigger changes to come. Some, such as battle cruisers, were costly failures. At sea just as much as on land, this was a war that would shape the future of the world.On August 28, 1914, a British naval force of 31 destroyers, two light cruisers, and a submarine force emerged from the early morning mist on a mission deep into German home waters. Their target was Heligoland Bight, a bay on the German North Sea coastline located at the mouth of the Elbe River. Their objective was aggressive and daring: to ambush and destroy the daily German destroyer patrols defending Heligoland Bight. The raid was an aggressive departure from British strategy up to that point in the war, which had consisted of the British Navy utilizing a distant blockade to cut Germany off from their oceanic supply chains. As such, the raid took the Germans by complete surprise.The Heligoland Operation was the brainchild of Brit 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/174166/bk_acx0_174166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.