American Warlords is the story of the greatest ´´team of rivals´´ since the days of Lincoln. In a lifetime shaped by politics, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proved himself a master manipulator of Congress, the press, and the public. But when war in Europe and Asia threatened America´s shores, FDR found himself in a world turned upside down, where his friends became his foes, his enemies his allies. To help wage democracy´s first ´´total war´´, he turned to one of history´s most remarkable triumvirates. Henry Stimson, an old-money Republican from Long Island, rallied to FDR´s banner to lead the Army as Secretary of War and championed innovative weapons that helped shape our world today. General George C. Marshall argued with Roosevelt over grand strategy, but he built the world´s greatest war machine and willingly sacrificed his dream of leading the invasion of Europe that made his protégé, Dwight Eisenhower, a legend. Admiral Ernest J. King, a hard-drinking, irascible fighter who ´´destroyed´´ Pearl Harbor in a prewar naval exercise, understood how to fight Japan, but he also battled the army, the air force, Douglas MacArthur, and his British allies as they moved armies and fleets across the globe. These commanders threw off sparks whenever they clashed: generals against politicians, army versus navy. But those sparks lit the fire of victory. During four years of bitter warfare, FDR´s lieutenants learned to set aside deep personal, political, and professional differences and pull a nation through the 20th century´s darkest days. Encircling Roosevelt´s warlords - and sometimes bitterly at odds with them - was a colorful cast of the Second World War´s giants: Winston Churchill, MacArthur, Josef Stalin, Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Charles de Gaulle. These and other larger-than-life figures enrich a sweeping story of an era brimming with steel, fire, and blood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007577/bk_blak_007577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil´s biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit-men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southern Mexico, a crystal meth maker is venerated as a saint while imposing Old Testament justice on his enemies. A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments and taking over much of the world´s trade in narcotics, guns and humans. Who are these new masters of death? What personal qualities and life experiences have made them into such bloodthirsty leaders of men? What do they represent and stand for? What has happened in the Americas to allow them to grow and flourish? Author of the critically acclaimed El Narco: Inside Mexico´s Criminal Insurgency, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001, and gained access to every level of the cartel chain-of-command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policy-makers, Grillo provides a new and disturbing understanding of a war that has spiralled out of control - one that people across the political spectrum need to confront now. Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean.
American Warlords:How Roosevelt´s High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Jonathan W. Jordan
The Kaiser´s Warlords:German Commanders of World War I Ronald Pawly
The Kaiser´s Warlords:German Commanders of World War I Ronald Pawly
Join the fantasy phenomenon that pits Mage against Mage in an epic duel to the death! Now play as the Forcemaster a master of telekinesis and Mind magic, or the Warlord supreme commander of soldiers and War magic.Build an army of goblin soldiers with the Goblin Builder, Slinger, Grunt, and Bomber!Control the weak willed minds of your enemies with powerful enchantments like Mind Control, Charm, and Force Crush.Build a defensive fortress of conjurations and take over the entire arena with Wall of Pikes, Barracks, Archers Watchtower, and Garrison Post!Send in powerful Legendary creatures to finish the job with Iron Golem, Ludwig Boltstorm, Thorg, Sir Corazin, Grimson Deadeye, and more!Control the tides of battle with incredible incantations like Force Bash, Force Wave, Mass Sleep, Earthquake, and Destroy Magic!
In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps 500 body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil´s biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down 41 police officers and prison guards in two days. In Southern Mexico a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies. A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world´s trade in narcotics, guns, and humans. What they do affects you now - from the gas in your car to the gold in your jewelry to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans calling for refugee status in the US. Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the US after the Cold War. Author of the critically acclaimed El Narco, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001 and gained access to every level of the cartel chain of command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policy makers, Grillo provides a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiraled out of control - one that people across the political spectrum need to confront now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Cameron Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027483/bk_adbl_027483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Wizard and the Warlord is the gripping conclusion to the epic trilogy that M. R. Mathias wrote in a Texas prison. This compelling volume brings the elves, dwarves, giants, and dragons into the story again as our heroes, led by High King Mikahl and the great wizard Hyden Hawk, who are forced to fight for the fate of the Kingdoms. This time they do so against the terrible creature that Gerard Skyler has become and the legions of demon-beasts at his command. From M.R. Mathias, this is the conclusion to The Wardstone Trilogy. It has taken me several years and a lot of sleepless nights to complete this grand work. When I decided to become a writer, I gave it my all from the moment I put the inkpen to paper in prison to the new epic I am halfway through writing now. I hope you like listening to Wardstone as much as I enjoyed writing it and bringing it to fruition. You may see some of these characters and locals again, but the story of Claret and mighty Ironspike comes to its magnificent end here. Enjoy the journey. M.R. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Dorman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031877/bk_acx0_031877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Klawde is not your average cat. He´s an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He´s cruel. He´s cunning. He´s brilliant...and he´s about to become Raj Banerjee´s best friend. Whether he likes it or not. Klawde had everything. Sharp claws. Fine fur. And, being the high commander of the planet Lyttyrboks, an entire world of warlike cats at his command. But when he is stripped of his feline throne, he is sentenced to the worst possible punishment: exile to a small planet in a quiet corner of the universe...named Earth. Raj had everything. A cool apartment in Brooklyn. Three friends who lived in his building. And pizza and comics within walking distance. But when his mom gets a job in Elba, Oregon, and he is forced to move, all of that changes. It´s now the beginning of summer, he has no friends, and because of his mother´s urgings, he has joined a nature camp. It´s only when his doorbell rings and he meets a furball of a cat that Raj begins to think maybe his luck is turning around....With a hilarious, biting voice that switches between Raj and Klawde´s perspectives, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges as two fish out of water begin to find their footing in strange new worlds.´´Applaud for Klawde. Two paws up!´´ (Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series) ´´Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had.´´ (Max Brallier, author of the New York Times best-seller The Last Kids on Earth) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman, Vikas Adam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003584/bk_lili_003584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.