The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomattox: Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan, and Their Brothers Audiobook

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by John Waugh
No solitary group of males at West Position–or probably any academy–has been so indelibly composed into history as the class of 1846. The names are legendary: Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, George B. McClellan, Ambrose Powell Hill, Darius Nash Couch, George Edward Pickett, Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, and George Stoneman. The course fought in 3 wars, created 20 generals, and remaining the country a long lasting legacy of bravery, brilliance, and bloodshed.This interesting, remarkably intimate chronicle traces the life of these unforgettable males–their instruction, their personalities, and the activities in which they manufactured their names and fulfilled their fates. Drawing on letters, diaries, and individual accounts, John C. Waugh has prepared a collective biography of masterful proportions, as vivid and engrossing as fiction in its re-creation of these brilliant figures and their pivotal roles in American history.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Wreck of the Medusa: Mutiny, Murder, and Survival on the High Seas Audiobook

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by Alexander McKee
In 1816, a fleet of ships remaining France to accept the British hand-over of the port of Saint-Louis in Senegal. Among them was the frigate Medusa. A thirty day period right after it established sail, she shank miles off of Africa’s west coastline, leaving the travellers to flee on lifeboats and a raft cobbled collectively from elements of the sinking ship. After a failed attempt by people in the lifeboats to tow the raft, it and the a lot more than 150 men and women aboard ended up abandoned. This is the horrific tale, filled with suicide, murder, and cannibalism, of those left guiding.

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Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield Audiobook

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by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
From the writer of the New York Instances bestseller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana will come the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking group of feminine American warriors who served along with Specific Operations troopers on the battlefield in Afghanistan including Ashley White, a beloved soldier who died serving her region s trigger.In 2010, the U.S. Military Special Operations Command developed Cultural Assistance Teams, a pilot program to set girls on the battlefield along with Environmentally friendly Berets and Military Rangers on sensitive missions in Afghanistan. The idea was that ladies could access locations and folks that had remained out of achieve, and could build associations lady to lady in approaches that male soldiers in a conservative, conventional place could not. Although officially banned from fight, female soldiers could be connected to various teams, and for the first time, women through the Military heard the get in touch with to try out for this unique ops system.In…

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Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield Audiobook

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by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
From the writer of the New York Occasions bestseller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana arrives the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking staff of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations troopers on the battlefield in Afghanistan such as Ashley White, a beloved soldier who died serving her country s trigger.In 2010, the U.S. Army Special Functions Command designed Cultural Support Teams, a pilot program to place women on the battlefield along with Green Berets and Military Rangers on delicate missions in Afghanistan. The thought was that women could obtain locations and individuals that had remained out of reach, and could develop associations woman to woman in methods that male soldiers in a conservative, conventional place could not. Although formally banned from combat, woman troopers could be connected to distinct teams, and for the very first time, ladies throughout the Army listened to the phone to try out for this particular ops software.In…

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Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and Their World Audiobook

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by Hugh Brewster
Gilded Lives, Deadly Voyage takes us powering the paneled doorways of the Titanic s sophisticated non-public suites to current persuasive, memorable portraits of her most noteworthy passengers. The intimate atmosphere onboard history s most renowned ship is recreated as by no means before. The Titanic has often been named an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era, but till now, her story has not been offered as such. In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personalized narratives of the dropped liner s most fascinating men and women with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Using scrupulous investigation and featuring one hundred not often-witnessed photos, he properly depicts the ship s brief life and tragic denouement, presenting the quite newest considering on every thing from when and how the lifeboats were loaded to the very last tune performed by the orchestra. Yet here way too is a convincing evocation of the table ta…

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The Wright Brothers Audiobook

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by David McCullough
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the extraordinary story-powering-the-tale about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banking companies of North Carolina, two unidentified brothers from Ohio transformed history. But it would take the world some time to think what experienced took place: the age of flight experienced begun, with the 1st heavier-than-air, driven equipment carrying a pilot.Who have been these men and how was it that they reached what they did?David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the stunning, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright.Significantly more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who occurred to hit on success, they ended up men of excellent bravery and determination, and of significantly-ranging mental passions and ceaseless curiosity, considerably of which they attributed to their upbringing. The house they lived in experienced no electri…

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