Armor Command: The Personal Story of a Commander of the 13th Armored Regiment: Brig.-Gen. Paul McDonald Robinett
Brooke Valen has resigned herself to a life of adoring Samsyn Cimarron from afar. The massive warrior has been her knight in shining armor since her family was forced to seek refuge on the island of Arcadia to avoid a terrorist’s bounty. Devoted to earning Syn’s respect, Brooke fears he’ll never see her as anything more than a scrawny teen with stars in her eyes.To Samsyn Cimarron, true love is a concept best left to storybooks. Syn prefers to keep things simple with a string of one-night lovers as he focuses on the security of his country. When Brooke is wounded helping to defend the kingdom, all his careful mandates are shattered, as a night of fleeting passion with her doesn’t feel like enough.Can he fight the new sensations that come with committing everything to her? There’s a dark side of his desire…and exposing it may turn Brooke from him forever.Despite sharing a bed with the man of her dreams, Brooke has never felt more alone. Is the love in her soul strong enough to reach the beast in Syn’s? Or will Brooke have to prove her devotion further by confronting Arcadia’s arch enemy? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Summer Morton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011144/bk_brll_011144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Images of U.S. Marines assaulting Pacific beaches in World War II have stereotyped the service´s roles and personnel for more than 50 years. This frank firsthand account of Marines sweeping over sands of a different sort in fast armored vehicles retires that popular legend and recasts the Corps as the modern, professional fighting force it was in Desert Storm. Battling a savage environment; an unknown enemy brandishing threats of nuclear, gas, and biological attacks; and a host of technological and tactical snafus, Alpha Company of the 1st Light Armored Infantry Battalion pushed forward at the ´´tip of the spear´´ past burning oil fields, hundreds of Iraqi tanks and vehicles, and heartrending friendly casualties to help liberate Kuwait City and drive the Iraqis back to Baghdad. Here G. J. Michaels, a section leader and vehicle commander, provides a vivid, personal chronicle of events as they unfolded. Michaels further draws on his 13 years of LAV experience to examine lessons learned from the war as well as its controversies, including the confusion over use of the LAV as both recon scout and infantry support and the lack of effective identification/friend-or-foe systems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Stechschulte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010710/bk_adbl_010710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group (12 King Tigers and a flak company) against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant (from November 1944, his final rank). Only 489 of these King Tiger tanks were ever built. They were the most powerful heavy tanks to see service, and only one kind of shell could penetrate their armor at a reasonable distance. Every effort had to be made to retrieve any of them bogged down or otherwise immobilized, which led to many towing adventures. The author has a fine memory and eye for detail. His account is easy to listen to and not technical, and adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated in the Second World War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011298/bk_tant_011298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get even more out of Ogre Sixth Edition with its first expansion, Ogre Reinforcements! This set features new units for both sides, eight scenarios, and more map overlays.Components include three Ogres for the Paneuropean faction, a complete set of basic armor and infantry as well as two 3-D Command Posts for the Combine faction, and five new types of armored units for both sides. It also comes with town overlays for the map, which adds new complexities to movement and defense.
Armed with more than 40 years of research, armor expert Steven Zaloga enters the battle over the best tanks of World War II with this heavy-caliber book. Zaloga provides provocative but fact-based rankings, breaking the war into eight periods and declaring a Tanker´s Choice and Commander´s Choice for each.
Although he missed combat in World War II and Korea, Donn Starry became one of the most influential commanders of the Vietnam War and after Vietnam was one of the ´´intellectual giants´´ who reshaped the US Army and its doctrines. Throughout his career he worked to improve training, leadership, and conditions for the men who served under him.Starry was a leading advocate for tank warfare in Vietnam, and his recommendations helped shape the contours for American armor in Southeast Asia - and paved the way for his success as commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry during the invasion of Cambodia.When commander of Fort Knox and the Armor Center and School in the 1970s, Starry redeveloped armor tactics and doctrine and improved training. In his 16 months as commander of V Corps, he thoroughly tested the doctrine of Active Defense, then used his observations to create a new doctrine, AirLand Battle, which paved the way for overwhelming victory in the Gulf War. Like most battlefield commanders from the Vietnam era, Starry´s legacy is often overshadowed by the controversy of the war itself and the turmoil of the immediate postwar Army. However, with the invasion of Cambodia and the development of AirLand Battle, it is hard to imagine anyone who has had a greater impact on modern maneuver warfare.In this new biography of General Donn Starry, armor officer Mike Guardia examines the life and work of this pioneering, crusading officer using extracts from interviews with veterans and family and from Starry´s personal papers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013168/bk_blak_013168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Castle Joiry had been taken. The heavy boots of invaders rang in the hallways, and the arching ceiling echoed back the clash of falling swords. Still struggling violently, Joiry´s commander was brought before the conqueror. Standing tall, armor running red with blood, Jirel of Joiry refused to surrender her home and vowed to her enemy that his victory would cost him his life, and more. That very night, Joiry´s lady crept by secret ways to the castle´s deepest dungeon. Laying her strong hands upon a forbidden door, she bade farewell to the world of treacherous men, then walked of her own will through the doorway and into Hell in search of revenge. A haunting, powerful, surrealistic fantasy by a true grand master of the genre. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Just. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zigg/000030/bk_zigg_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.