Montana Mail-Order Wife (Mills & Boon American Romance):ebook Ausgabe Harlequin - Series eBook - American Romance. ePub First edition. Charlotte Douglas
As the 2012 presidential campaign begins: Profiles of 12 men who have run for the presidency and lost, but who, even in defeat, have had a greater impact on American history than many of those who have served as president - from Henry Clay to Stephen Douglas, William Jennings Bryan to Al Gore - Plus, mini-profiles on 22 ´´honorable mentions.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Farris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010032/bk_adbl_010032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An exciting and accurate portrayal of the military action in the southern colonies that led to a new American nation. A companion to Pancake´s study of the northern campaign, 1777: The Year of the Hangman, this volume deals with the American Revolution in the Carolinas. Together, the two books constitute a complete history of the Revolutionary War. Pancake tells a gripping story of the southern campaign, the scene of a grim and deadly guerilla war. In the savage internecine struggle, Americans fought Americans with a fierceness that appalled even a veteran like General Nathanael Greene. ´´Utilizing extensive manuscript collections, John Pancake explains not why the colonists won the War of Independence, but rather why the British lost. Yorktown, he argues, was not the result of a momentary oversight by the British navy, but the final consequence of the longstanding failure of British military and political leadership.´´ So said the Journal of Southern History when This Destructive War was first published in 1985. The Florida Historical Quarterly further opined, ´´Pancake has given us a well-researched and beautifully - and tightly - written book.´´ General audiences as well as scholars and students of the American Revolution will welcome anew this classic, definitive study of the campaign in the Carolinas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas R. Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081153/bk_acx0_081153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1924, three years before Lindbergh flew to Paris, four young army airmen answered the call of General Billy Mitchell to save US aviation from destruction by the politicians by winning the race with a dozen other nations to make the first flight around the world. In primitive open-cockpit biplanes powered by unreliable engines and few airfields, they were given little chance of success or even survival. This is the untold epic story of American patriotism, valor, and can-do ingenuity which triumphed over adversity and led to aviation dominance for the balance of the century - and the forgotten heroes that made it happen. Over 15 years of research, including the first access ever to the private Donald Douglas collection of Aviation memorabilia including worldwide newspaper accounts, diaries and logs of the aviators, have gone into the writing of this remarkable story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094572/bk_acx0_094572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After an arduous overland journey, Levi Scott and his son John arrived in Oregon City in November 1844. Scott joined the Jesse Applegate´s 1846 expedition seeking a better, safer way through the Cascades to the Willamette Valley. Their new southern route wound through the Umpqua Valley, three mountain ranges, and the Black Rock Desert before meeting the established California Trail. Applegate recruited emigrants and while others went ahead to prepare the road, Scott led the initial wagon train west. He details a harrowing trip. Retracing the trail in 1847 and 1849, he again faced narrow escapes and deadly encounters with Native Americans. Edited and extensively annotated, Scott´s unpublished autobiography has become Wagons to the Willamette. An exceptional contribution to Oregon Trail history, it is the only first-hand account written by someone who not only searched for the southern route but also accompanied its first wagon train. The book is published by Washington State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas McDonald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091154/bk_acx0_091154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A comprehensive review of the mom and pop farming era (early 1800s through 1980s) in Orleans County, NY, which ended when local canning factories closed. Current oral histories, as well as those of early pioneers, provide first-hand accounts of farming with teams of horses, steel-wheel tractors, and plenty of ´´kid power´´. Emphasis is placed on the exceptional fruit industry along the south shore of Lake Ontario and the modern technology developed in Orleans County, NY. Chapters include: Kids Play and Country Schools Dairies and Dairy Farmers Fairs & Celebrations Canning Factories Modern Technology Farming, a Dangerous Endeavor Beasts of Burden Personal accounts of close-knit farm family living makes this a touching, informative local history book - ´´the past brought to life´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas R. Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087186/bk_acx0_087186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.