Like Wolves at the Fold: The Defence of Rorke’s Drift by way of Mike Snook
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.2 MB
Overview: Wednesday 22 January 1879 was once one of the vital dramatic days within the annals of army historical past. In the morning, a contemporary British military was once swept apart by way of the onset of a apparently unstoppable host at Isandlwana. Nearby, at a far flung border outpost at the Buffalo River, a unmarried corporate of the 24th Regiment and a couple of dozen recovering medical institution sufferers have been passing any other sizzling, monotonous day. News of the crisis around the river got here like a bolt from the blue. Retreat was once no longer an choice. It appeared positive that the Rorke’s Drift detachment would proportion the horrible destiny in their comrades.
Colonel Snook brings the insights of an army skilled to endure on this strikingly unique account. It is an abnormal story – a victory in large part completed by way of the sheer bloody-mindedness in adversity of the British infantryman, preventing on the exceptional odds of over thirty to at least one. The heroics of all 11 VC winners are recounted intimately, and we’re presented new insights into how the Zulu assault spread out and the way 150 males completed their unbelievable victory. The creator describes the rest of the battle, from the restoration of the misplaced Queen’s Colour of the 24th to the climactic price of the 17th Lancers at Ulundi. We go back to Isandlwana to believe culpability, and be informed of the steadily tragic fates of lots of the battle’s individuals.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Fight Like a Tiger : Conway Barbour and the Challenges of the Black Middle Class in Nineteenth-Century America by way of Victoria L. Harrison
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.2 MB
Overview: Focusing at the lifetime of formidable former slave Conway Barbour, Victoria L. Harrison argues that the speculation of a black center magnificence traced its origins to the loose black inhabitants of the mid-nineteenth century and evolved along the speculation of a white center magnificence. Although slavery and racism intended that the definition of center magnificence used to be now not similar for white folks and loose folks of colour, they shared equivalent wants for development.
Born a slave in western Virginia about 1815, Barbour used to be a loose guy by way of the past due 1840s. His adventurous lifestyles took him via Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Cleveland, Ohio; Alton, Illinois; and Little Rock and Lake Village, Arkansas. In seek of upward mobility, he labored as a steamboat steward, attempted his hand at a number of business ventures, and entered politics. He sought, however used to be denied, a Civil War army appointment that will have equipped monetary balance. Blessed with intelligence, competence, and effort, Barbour used to be fast to spot alternatives as they seemed in private relationships-he used to be concurrently married to 2 women-business, and politics.
Despite an unconventional lifestyles, Barbour present in every position he lived that he used to be one of the loose black individuals who fought to higher themselves along their white countrymen. Harrison’s argument about black magnificence formation reframes the standard narrative of downtrodden loose African Americans within the mid-nineteenth century and engages present discussions of black inclusion, the concept that of "otherness," and the breaking down of societal limitations. Demonstrating that cautious analysis can expose the tales of people that were invisible to historical past, Fight Like a Tiger complicates our working out of the intersection of race and sophistication within the Civil War generation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence via Amy Sedaris
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 84 MB
Overview: Are you missing path in learn how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A cocktail party for white-collar employees? A festive accumulating for the grieving? Don’t depression. Take a cue from entertaining professional Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that may have your visitors raving.
No topic the way or dimension of the collection, from the simple to the extraordinary, I Like You supplies jackpot recipes and forged recommendation laced with Amy’s blisteringly humorous tackle entertaining and the whole thing it takes to drag off a celebration with strange aptitude.
You do not even wish to be a number or hostess to profit; Amy provides pointers for visitors, too! Readers will uncover distinctive dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the name of the game to a a success kids’s celebration (a 30 minutes cut-off date, video games incorporated), and far, a lot more!
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott (Like Us #2), Kai Kennicott (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 284mb, 10 hours 25 mins
Overview: I’m not supposed to be here. Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s stood between me and my final breath.
I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as if I didn’t need any more saving.
This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed. Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I shouldn’t.
The world thinks he’s missing. His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead. Only I know just how special he is. I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together, we’ll face impossible–we’ll rewrite our ending. And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.
Genre: Audiobook, Young Adult > Romance
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A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott (Like Us #1), Kai Kennicott (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 331mb, 12 hours 9 mins
Overview: They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me.
We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe. And then he disappeared.
Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars – the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day – and every day since – has taken away my desire to dream. I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things – they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed… until the new boy.
He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer, and his body is lean – strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me – his eyes constantly questioning, doubting… daring. Still, something about him – it feels… familiar. He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else. Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.
This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew, is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself.
Genre: Audiobook, Young Adult > Romance
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Like a Mighty Army (Safehold #7) by David Weber
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 760 MB
Overview: For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new – no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.
What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud – a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold’s founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth. Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost.
Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race.
And now the fight is thoroughly underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn’s help has vaulted forward into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. Fending off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn more and more of the countries of Safehold to the cause of independence and self-determination. But at a heavy cost in bloodshed and loss – a cost felt by nobody more keenly that Merlyn Athrawes.
The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and resources are vast. The fight for humanity’s future isn’t over, and won’t be over soon.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Science Fiction
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