Armor Command: The Personal Story of a Commander of the 13th Armored Regiment: Brig.-Gen. Paul McDonald Robinett
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.
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.
I have seen men become Gods and I have seen Gods become dust Magic pieces of armor rain from Lenova´s skies, granting men God-like powers. Mountains move, lightning bends to command, and a man´s future can be written in a book before it´s even happened. In this emerging chaos, teenage Finn SunRider cares only for escaping the burning desert of the Crust and exploring the world he lives in. Yet that will prove quite difficult with monsters and tyrants roaming the land, conquering cities and killing the innocent. With a Sorceress and her evil Lich master rising from the South, and with an ancient mysterious artifact grafted onto Finn´s arm, he´s ended up getting a lot more than he bargained for. From flaming coal-coated vat-worms and two-directional streams to floating cities and underground pyramids, follow a fantasy journey of epic proportions! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Lister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000602/bk_podm_000602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Roman army is one of the most famous fighting forces in history. Through its power and prowess, a once obscure Italian city forged an empire that encircled the Mediterranean and covered half of Europe. The physical remains of its presence can be traced from the mountainous borders of Scotland to the arid deserts of Egypt, but its legacy is far greater and more enduring, as Rome´s influence continues to shape the political, legal, and cultural landscape of Europe to this very day. While the Roman army is rightly famed as an institution, the image of the individual legionary is also an iconic one. The uniformed, disciplined soldier of the late Republic and early Empire is one of the first things many people imagine when they think of Rome. They are the ultimate image of the ancient soldier, their arms and armor instantly recognizable. Their abilities, not only as warriors but also as engineers and administrators, have made them role models for other soldiers through the centuries. In the same vein, their commanders are still celebrated and studied, and generals the world over have tried to emulate the likes of Julius Caesar. Of course, recruiting and equipping the Roman army were hardly easy tasks. Gathering new recruits wasn’t difficult since service in the military was a requirement for social advancement, but new soldiers had to be trained to fight as heavy infantry and work together. For these men to be trained properly, however, they needed to have equipment, including swords, shields, javelins, helmets, and assorted armor. In addition to this, the new recruits had to be clothed, fed, and paid, while commanders had to be found. Moreover, one of the key ingredients to Rome’s success was the military’s complete willingness to incorporate discovered technologies. If a different weapon, type of armor, or basic equipment or artillery worked better than what they were using, the Romans were not afraid to adopt that piece of military ha... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103015/bk_acx0_103015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a lieutenant colonel, Ryck is given command of the Second Battalion, Third Marines, the Fuzos. Along with one other battalion, 2/3 is designated as a new assault battalion, with its own armor, artillery, and air assets. With the Marine Corps anxious to certify the resurfaced concept of integrated operations units, the battalion is thrown right into the fire. With his new command, Ryck has the opportunity to prove his ability to be a true combat leader and not just as a warrior. But with that opportunity come the risk that he cannot handle the manager aspect of command: the logistics, training, maintenance, admin, and support aspects that allow every unit to maximize its combat potential. As a sergeant and junior office, Ryck has ordered men to their death before, but with a battalion, he has to make even harder decisions with even greater reach, decisions that will mean life and death to those affected. A proven fighting Marine, Ryck still has to master every requirement of command - the tactical and the support - if he is going to keep his career alive in the Corps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxwell Zener. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049370/bk_acx0_049370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. (1 Corinthians 2:4) This audiobook examines three things that are of utmost importance in this fight of faith. The first is our armory, which is the inspired Word of God. The second is our army, the church of the living God, which we must lead under our Lord’s command. The third is our strength, by which we wear the armor and use the sword. The message in this audiobook, when originally presented by Charles Spurgeon in his final address to his own Pastor´s College, was received rapturously and enthusiastically. It was almost immediately published and distributed around the world and in several languages. After Charles Spurgeon´s death in 1892, 34,000 copies were printed and distributed to pastors and leaders in England through Mrs. Spurgeon´s book fund. It is with great pleasure that we present this updated and very relevant audiobook to the Lord´s army of today. About the author: Charles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist preacher. He started preaching at age 17 and quickly became famous. He is still known as the ´´Prince of Preachers´´ and frequently had more than 10,000 people present to hear him preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His sermons were printed in newspapers, translated into many languages, and published in many books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saethon Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108901/bk_acx0_108901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.