Partisan Life with Mosby:containing an account of the original mode of defensive war as practised by him as well as of the military operations of his command John Scott
Ada Gobetti´s Partisan Diary is both diary and memoir. From the German entry into Turin on 10 September 1943 to the liberation of the city on 28 April 1945, Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of events, sentiments, and personalities, in a cryptic English only she could understand. Italian senator and philosopher Benedetto Croce encouraged Ada to convert her notes into a book. Published by the Italian publisher Giulio Einaudi in 1956, it won the Premio Prato, an annual prize for a work inspired by the Italian Resistance (Resistenza). From a political and military point of view, the Partisan Diary provides firsthand knowledge of how the partisans in Piedmont fought, what obstacles they encountered, and who joined the struggle against the Nazis and the Fascists. The mountainous terrain and long winters of the Alpine regions (the site of many of their battles) and the ever-present threat of reprisals by German occupiers and their fascist partners exacerbated problems of organization among the various partisan groups. So arduous was their fight, that key military events - Italy´s declaration of war on Germany, the fall of Rome, and the Allied landings on D-Day - appear in the diary as remote and almost unrelated incidents. Ada Gobetti writes of the heartbreak of mothers who lost their sons or watched them leave on dangerous missions of sabotage, relating it to worries about her own son Paolo. She reflects on the relationship between anti-fascist thought of the 1920s, in particular the ideas of her husband, Piero Gobetti, and the Italian resistance movement (Resistenza) in which she and her son were participating. While the Resistenza represented a culmination of more than twenty years of anti-fascist activity for Ada, it also helped illuminate the exceptional talents, needs, and rights of Italian women, more than 100,000 of whom participated.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marisa Vitali. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021434/bk_adbl_021434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Senator Rand Paul, leading national politician and likely contender for the 2016 presidential bid, presents his vision for America. In his four years since joining the Senate, Rand Paul has risen to the forefront of the national discussion. He´s being called ´´the most interesting man in politics´´ by TIME magazine. When Senator Paul believes in an issue, he reaches across the aisle to collaborate with his colleagues. He´s worked with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on an antiwar bill, a financial assistance for childcare bill, and a protection for women in the military bill. He´s also working with Senator Cory Booker to reform the nation´s criminal justice system. He´s received standing ovations from conservatives when he spoke at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) and standing ovations from students when he spoke at University of California at Berkley, known to be a liberal institution. 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: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002028/bk_hach_002028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Manual of Military Reconnaissances:temporary fortification and partisan warfare - for officers of infantry and cavalry - containing : 1st. Military reconnaissances : 2d. Elements of military topography : 3d. Elements of temporary fortification : 4th Francois P. Le Louterel/ John M. Richardson
After nine months of examining and analyzing U.S. military involvement in Iraq, the bi-partisan Iraq Study Group issued this report on Dec. 6, 2006. The report calls the situation in Iraq ´´grave and deteriorating´´ and says, ´´There is no path that can guarantee success, but the prospects can be improved´´. The report makes a wide-ranging series of 79 recommendations for political, diplomatic, economic, and military action so the U.S. can ´´begin to move its combat forces´´ out of Iraq.The co-chairs of the Iraq Study Group were James A. Baker III, who served Pres. Reagan as Secretary of the Treasury and White House Chief of Staff, and Pres. George H.W. Bush as Secretary of State; and former Rep. Lee Hamilton, a Democrat who served in Congress for 34 years. Democratic members of the Study Group included former Secretary of Defense William Perry; former Governor and Senator Charles S. Robb; former Congressman and White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta; and Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., advisor to Pres. Clinton. Republican members included former Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court Sandra Day O´Connor; former Sen. Alan K. Simpson; former Attorney General Edwin Meese III; and former Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger. (Former CIA Director Robert Gates was an active member for a period of months until his nomination as Secretary of Defense.)Four organizations participated in preparing the report: United States Institute of Peace; James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University; Center for the Study of the Presidency; and Center for Strategic and International Studies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stow Lovejoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000050/bk_adbl_000050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mosby´s Rangers were some of the most feared Confederate troops of the American Civil War. Under the command of Col. John S. Mosby, they executed small raids behind Union lines, raiding at will and then vanishing quickly into the countryside to remain undetected. Formally known as the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, they were formed after the Partisan Ranger Act of 1862. By the summer of 1864, Mosby had around 400 men at his disposal in six cavalry companies and one artillery company. Their success led to the area around Fauquier and Loudoun counties becoming known as ´´Mosby´s Confederacy´´, due to the grip that he and his men held on the area.James Joseph Williamson was a private who fought under Mosby from April, 1863, through until the end of the war. He records in fascinating detail the activity of Mosby and his men from their companies´ organization until the moment that they were disbanded. Williamson provides brilliant insight into the campaigns that Mosby´s men fought, how they were organized, who led them, and the difficulties they faced, as well as their greatest victories.The effectiveness of Mosby and his small band can be seen in these two statements: General Lee said that Mosby was ´´zealous, bold, and skillful, and with very small resources he has accomplished a great deal.´´ While on the Union side, ´´General at one point reported that seventeen thousand of his men were engaged in keeping Mosby from attacking his weak points, and thus away from active service on the firing line. Finally it was not safe to send despatches by a courier unless a regiment was sent along to guard him.´´Yet, after the war, Grant held no animosity against his former foe and stated, ´´I have come to know Mosby personally and somewhat intimately. He is a different man entirely from what I supposed. He is able and thoroughly honest and truthful. There were probably but few men in the South who could have commanded successfully a separate detachment 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013689/bk_tant_013689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Russian soldiers invade Eastern Europe during WWII, they ravage the countryside and terrorize the people. After her mother is murdered, young Ludmelia Kudirka flees to the safety of the forest. Vowing vengeance, she joins the partisan resistance in a David-and-Goliath struggle against Stalin´s mighty war machine. A Soviet military officer ordered to crush the Lithuanian resistance is enraged by Ludmelia´s escape. Marshalling his killer instincts, he pursues Ludmelia and her fellow warriors into the forest, where he encounters a force he never expected. Rich with scenes and legends of Lithuania, Amber Wolf tells the little-known tale of a people struggling for their freedom against great odds. Long awaited by both the Eastern European community and WW II aficionados, Amber Wolf gels the turmoil of war into the saga of a family torn apart by the Soviet occupation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074667/bk_acx0_074667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In one bloody night, three of Washington’s most powerful politicians are executed with surgical precision. Their assassins then deliver a shocking ultimatum to the American government: set aside partisan politics and restore power to the people. No one, they warn, is out of their reach—not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals the killers are elite military commandos, but no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O’Rourke, a former U.S. Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country’s future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005551/bk_sans_005551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.