Wars of the Century and the Development of Military Science (Classic Reprint): Oscar Browning
Osprey´s new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history--from the sword to the machine gun. In this volume, Gordon Rottman examines this history of the longest serving weapon in the U.S. military´s small arms inventory. Thoroughly researched and illustrated with rare photographs and original artwork by Johnny Shumate, the book takes readers from the origins of the ´´fifty´´ on the battlefields of WWI to its use in the war on terror today. Rottman provides lists of the companies that manufactured the Browning and analyzes the variants that have arisen over the years since it first entered service in 1933. He also provides descriptions and photos of how it was used on aircraft, ships, riverboats, tanks, Humvees, and by ground forces. A cutaway illustration from Alan Gilliland details the parts of the weapon and a final chapter dispels myths told about it.
Sgt. Print Davis is reluctant to retire his trusted revolver until his MP squad is tasked with participating in the 1911 tests being held by the Army in their quest for a new semi-automatic service pistol. He becomes a convert of the new weapon. Afterward, John Browning, its inventor, gives him the Colt pistol used in the trials. Print carries the gun in combat in Mexico as his regiment chases Pancho Villa, then through World War I where his prowess with the number one saves his life and others time after time against the Germans. Later, he uses the pistol in South America in a rescue mounted to save some Americans from revolutionists. Then Davis is posted to China where he soon needs all his skills and determination to survive! Although a work of fiction, this novel is dedicated to the Medal of Honor recipients whose citations were earned with the use of the pistol. Their factual stories of valor are woven between the chapters of Lloyd’s tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108990/bk_acx0_108990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Public Auction Sale:The Browning Collection, Rare Coins, Medals, Tokens, Paper Money, Military Medals, Curios, Relics, Etc. , On Saturday, May 13, 1933 (Classic Reprint) Thomas Lindsay Elder
1910 AD - Impending war with England has given Nikola Tesla the chance to build his dream: a weapon to end all wars. The American steam-powered Beowulf tank is larger than a house, and carries enough firepower to face an army. Beowulf also has a mechanical brain, embedded with the consciousness of Colonel Browning, America´s best military strategist. But in England, King George has put Albert Einstein to work for his own war effort: zeppelins capable of reaching the former colony, and new, radiological bombs to remind them of the price of disloyalty. When two brilliant pacifists wield technology to bring peace to a planet at war, the final outcome will surprise them both, and the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey M. Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013727/bk_acx0_013727_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Financial analyst Sky Chapman must free her sister of a murder charge. Ex-SEAL Dirk Browning uses his skills as a private investigator and a military dog trainer to search for a way to keep Sky safe while they look for the killer and the missing millions the killer thinks she has. Neither Sky nor Dirk want the attraction that springs between them. She doesn´t want it because she refuses to fall into the philandering husband trap both her mother and sister dove into. He doesn´t because his mother abandoned him to the Brownings at the age of 10 and he never saw her again. The killer has given Sky a timeline. Find the money and turn it over, or she and her sister die. Will Sky survive long enough to explore the feelings she has for Dirk? Will Dirk be there for her? Or will the thief and killer make the questions moot? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawson McBride. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114181/bk_acx0_114181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ex-Navy SEALs Cooper and Dirk Browning´s PI firm has been hired to find out who kidnapped their teammate´s ten-year-old daughter, Christie. They are stretched thin investigating two frustrating cases, in addition to handling their flourishing military canine-training enterprise. Coop and his star dog-in-training find a mysterious woman with a head wound. Her memory is gone. Between trying to find a clue to Christie´s kidnapper, and his efforts to find the real identity of the woman he names Lori, Coop falls in love. So does Lori. But how realistic is that? She doesn´t know who she is, and Coop can´t envision a life with a woman he knows nothing about. When the truth comes out will their love survive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chiquito Joaquim Crasto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113044/bk_acx0_113044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born in a Pennsylvania steel town in 1903, Homer L. Litzenberg Jr. began his long and distinguished military career as a private in the Pennsylvania National Guard. After less than two years of service, Litzenberg left the National Guard and enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Demonstrating his great abilities and leadership potential while serving in stateside posts and in combat in Haiti, Litzenberg was able to earn a commission as a second lieutenant through the Officer Candidate School after only two years of service as a Marine. As a staff officer and planning officer, Homer Litzenberg served at various times at the highest levels of the US Armed Forces command structure. He worked with and for such notable military leaders as Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, General of the Armies George C. Marshall, General George S. Patton Jr., and Commandant of the Marine Corps General Clifton B. Cates. In combat in Haiti and Nicaragua in the 1920s, and the Marshall and Marianas Islands during World War Two, Homer Litzenberg proved himself to be a courageous and skillful leader of Marines. He was one of the very few Marines to participate in amphibious assaults in both the North Africa / European Theater and the Pacific Theater. He faced the ultimate test as a combat leader during the Korean War when he led the 7th Marine Regiment in the 1st Marine Division’s breakout from the Chosin Reservoir despite the horrendous cold and overwhelming numbers of Communist Chinese forces. For his leadership, he was awarded the Navy Cross, second only to the Medal of Honor in the hierarchy of American military/naval decorations. While many Marine officers and even several prominent generals, including Lieutenant General Lewis ´´Chesty” Puller, General Graves B. Erskine, and Commandant of the Marine Corps General Carl Mundy, have begun their careers as enlisted Marines, very, very few earned their commissions without having earned college degrees or having even attende... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Browning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121296/bk_acx0_121296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
International security is never out of the headlines. War and peace, military strategy, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and revisionist states remain central to the discussion, but concerns such as climate change, migration, poverty, health, and international terrorism have complicated the field. So what really matters: The traditional prioritization of state security or the security needs of individuals, humanity, and the biosphere? Using a broad range of international examples, Christopher Browning outlines the nature of the key debates about contemporary international security challenges, and discusses the inherent difficulties that exist in tackling them. He also asks to what extent such debates are infused with questions of power, politics, justice, morality, and responsibility. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015669/bk_adbl_015669_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.