Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy by way of John Prados
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2 Mb
Overview: The tale of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II-the largest naval fight in historical past.
As Allied ships ready for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, each to be had warship, submarine and aircraft was once put on alert whilst Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey’s unwitting American armada. It was once the start of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf-the largest naval fight in historical past.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Bastian’s Storm by Shay Savage (Surviving Raine #2), Kai Kennicott (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 223mb, 8 hours 11 mins
Overview: Sebastian Stark just isn’t cut out for normal life with a girlfriend in the hot and humid city of Miami. All in all, he’d rather be back on the island where it was just the two of them, and he could keep everything in balance. The bar down the street tempts him daily, but he’s determined to remain strong. Adjusting to normal life is difficult, but Bastian is doing his best to keep himself together and the nightmares away. Raine’s happy, and that’s what matters to him the most.
But not all nightmares can be driven away.
When Bastian’s former mentor comes into the picture and presents him with an ultimatum, Bastian slips into old habits. Though he wants to shield Raine from the truth, the shady circumstances of his past form into a hurricane he can’t control. In an effort to protect her, Bastian has no choice but to throw himself back into his old job – death match tournaments – just one last time.
Dropped into the arctic wilderness with weapons loaded, Bastian has to compete against representatives from major crime lords all over the states. He’s studied his competition, he knows their weaknesses, and he’s ready to battle for the woman he loves. There’s only one opponent in the mix that causes him any concern. In order to guarantee Raine’s safety, Bastian will be pitted against the key hit man for Chicago’s largest mob family – a guy who’s known as one hell of a shot.
A guy named Evan Arden.
Contains mature themes.
Genre: Audiobook, Romance
Wings of War – Eagle #1 – The Eye of the Storm
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The Coming Storm by Mark Alpert
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 380 MB
Overview: "This novel isn’t just ripped from the headlines, it’s an alarm bell ringing from the near-future, a prescient warning of where we’re headed next. Read this now – before it’s literally too late." (New York Times best-selling author James Rollins)
America is on the brink of collapse, devastated by a brutal government trying to silence its citizens, in The Coming Storm, the next action-packed thriller from Mark Alpert.
New York City, 2023: Rising seas and superstorms have ravaged the land. Food and electricity are scarce. A dangerous Washington regime has terrorized the city, forcing the most vulnerable and defenseless people into the flood-ravaged neighborhoods. The new laws are enforced by an army of genetically enhanced soldiers designed to be the fiercest and cruelest of killers.
Genetic scientist Dr. Jenna Khan knows too much about how these supersoldiers were engineered: by altering the DNA sequence in ways that could change the fabric of humanity.
Escaping arrest and on the run, Jenna joins forces with a genetically enhanced soldier gone rogue and a Brooklyn gang kingpin to resist the government’s plan to manipulate the DNA of all Americans. The race is on to stop the evil experiment before it spreads the genetic changes…and transforms the human species forever.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Science Fiction, Thriller
Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic’s Age of Sail by Matthew R. Bahar
Requirements: .PDF reader, 23,3 Mb
Overview: Narratives of cultural encounter in colonial North America often contrast traditional Indian coastal-dwellers and intrepid European seafarers. In Storm of the Sea, Matthew R. Bahar instead tells the forgotten history of Indian pirates hijacking European sailing ships on the rough waters of the north Atlantic and of an Indian navy pressing British seamen into its ranks.
From their earliest encounters with Europeans in the sixteenth century to the end of the Seven Years’ War in 1763, the Wabanaki Indians of northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes fought to enhance their relationship with the ocean and the colonists it brought to their shores. This native maritime world clashed with the relentless efforts of Europeans to supplant it with one more amenable to their imperial designs. The Wabanaki fortified their longstanding dominion over the region’s land- and seascape by co-opting European sailing technology and regularly plundering the waves of European ships, sailors, and cargo. Their campaign of sea and shore brought wealth, honor, and power to their confederacy while alienating colonial neighbors and thwarting English and French imperialism through devastating attacks. Their seaborne raids developed both a punitive and extractive character; they served at once as violent and honorable retribution for the destructive pressures of colonialism in Indian country and as a strategic enterprise to secure valuable plunder. Ashore, Indian diplomats engaged in shrewd transatlantic negotiations with imperial officials of French Acadia and New England.
Positioning Indians into the Age of Sail, Storm of the Sea offers an original perspective on Native American, imperial, and Atlantic history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
This Contentious Storm: An Ecocritical and Performance History of King Lear (Environmental Cultures) by Jennifer Mae Hamilton
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.2 MB
Overview: From providential apocalypticism to climate change, this ground-breaking ecocritical study traces the performance history of the storm scene in King Lear to explore our shifting, fraught and deeply ideological relationship with stormy weather across time.
This Contentious Storm offers a new ecocritical reading of Shakespeare’s classic play, illustrating how the storm has been read as a sign of the providential, cosmological, meteorological, psychological, neurological, emotional, political, sublime, maternal, feminine, heroic and chaotic at different points in history. The big ecocritical history charted here reveals the unstable significance of the weather and mobilises details of the play’s dramatic narrative to figure the weather as a force within self, society and planet.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Trafalgar: The men, the battle, the storm by Tim Clayton , Phil Craig
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.0 MB
Overview: Two hundred years ago, Napoleon Bonaparte dominated Europe and threatened Britain with invasion. Against him stood the Royal Navy and the already legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson. On 21 October 1805, a massive naval battle off the coast of Spain decided mastery of the seas. Then, over the following days and nights, the battleships and their exhausted crews endured a gale of awesome fury. As Captain Charles Tyler wrote to his wife Margaret, ‘the wind blew a perfect storm’. The authors of the bestselling FINEST HOUR tell this story not only through the diaries, letters and memoirs of the men who wrestled with the enemy and the elements, but also through the eyes of their wives and children. Whether you are already familiar with this period of history or are coming to it for the first time, TRAFALGAR is a book that will enthral as it illuminates an event whose repercussions still echo today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History