English, Hardback/Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag,26x26 cm, 160 pages/ Seiten, complete illustrated with color and b&w photos -
English, Paperback, 22x24 cm, 96 pages - nice overview on today´s cruisers and neo drive inn´s etc. (illustrated in full color) / tolles Buch über Meetings, 50s Style Diner etc. im Jahre 2000 - komplett farbig illustriert -
Author Margaret Coit´s Pulitzer Prize winning biography of John C. Calhoun is a towering accomplishment in the writing of American history, powerful in the fullest sense of the word. This is no bland recital of dates and events. It is a searing, blinding, cascading roller coaster of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and above all, human, history. The listener lives through hot, sleepy days on the South Carolina frontier of Calhoun´s youth; goes with him to Yale in 1802 where the scent of the sea wafted in through his rooms; to the stern, New England town of Litchfield, Connecticut and its law school to study under Federalist mentors, and where students were expected to wear buckled breeches and ruffled stocks. Muddy, primitive Washington, D.C. comes to life in the terrible years when our national tragedy of disunion was unfolding, with Jackson, Benton, Randolph, Webster, Clay, and Calhoun each struggling in his own way to avert catastrophe. When you have known the great South Carolinian at all the stages of his life; when you have lived through the events which determined his views; and when you have followed the path of his relentless logic - then you will finally understand our Civil War as few of us have ever been able to understand it before. In Miss Coit´s brilliant story of Calhoun´s personal life we discover a man of human frailties and human magnificence, much different from the image in those brooding photographs. And for the first time we understand how John C. Calhoun held the passionate loyalty of his people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000186de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The American cowboy came to the West to begin again after a bloody civil war had ended. He worked long hours in lonely cow camps and his pay was meager, but he had grit and determination. He faced constant danger; he fought Indians and rustlers and braved swollen rivers and stampedes. And, finally, when the days of the open range were over, he rode off into the sunset. But his legacy lives on.He had created a new West, a West that would endure forever in books, songs, movies, and television. In your mind´s eye, you can still see him astride his horse, silhouetted on a hill, looking resolute, wild and free.There were others, though, who wanted to claim a homestead and live forever in the West. On September 16, 1893, they had their chance. One hundred and fifty thousand men and women waited at the edges of a vasttract of government land they called the Cherokee Strip, waiting for a signal that would open 40,000 homesteads for settlement. They had come from every state and abroad. Among them were doctors and lawyers, housewives, farmers, cowboys, and drifters. But for every person who would claim a homestead, two would be disappointed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donnie Blanz, Joe Loesch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/read/000002de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On June 25, 1876, five troops of the U. S. Seventh Cavalry, under command of General George Armstrong Custer, rode into the valley of the Little Big Horn River expecting to rout the Indian encampment there. Instead they were met by the gathered strength of the Sioux and Cheyenne warriors, who did not run, but turned to battle the soldiers. White Bull charged again and again, leading a war party until the last soldier lay dead. The battle became known as Custer´s Last Stand, and Chief White Bull as the warrior who killed Custer. In 1932, White Bull told his own side of the story to Stanley Vestal. ´´All that I have told is straight and true,´´ said White Bull. His story is a matchless telling of the life of a Sioux warrior. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000539de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sergeant Charles Windolph was the last white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn when he told his story nearly 70 years later. A six-year veteran in the Seventh Cavalry, Windolph rode in the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition, and the 1874 Black Hills Expedition. He fought in Captain Benteen´s troops on the fatal Sunday, and vividly recalls the battle that wiped out Custer´s command. Equally vivid is the evidence marshaled by historians Frazier and Robert Hunt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Sondericker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000533de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
FNH Audio presents the story of Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry, a regiment that was formed during the American Civil War. Its officers were almost all experienced men and the rank and file was likewise seeded with experience. The unit served with distinction throughout its existence. The book comes in three sections. The first tells of the ´´Battle at High Bridge´´. The Fourth were dispatched to the bridge having been told the defences would be light or non-existent. The truth however was somewhat different. Not only was it defended by infantry but also dug-in artillery in a strong position. The second section tells of the part ´´the Fourth´´ played in raising the Union flag in Richmond, as told by the wife of a southern general, Major-General George E. Pickett. As the Northern army closed in, the civilian and military occupants of Richmond began pulling out. The southern troops tried to fire the town. Into this maelstrom rode ´´the Fourth´´. The final part starts with president Lincoln entering Richmond and is escorted around by ´´the Fourth´´, and then follows the Fourth as they move onto Appomattox. There they meet and escort General Lee, through the lines and on to his home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/fnha/000005de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Not many have experienced as much of Texas history firsthand as John James Dix. At the age of seven, he came to Texas with his family, arriving in Stephen F. Austin´s colony, and listened to the stories of his father, who fought in the early battles of the Texas Revolution under heroes of the Republic - Austin and Travis. He drove steers, worked under General Zachary Taylor in the Mexican-American War, and, after he married, was a neighbor to Richard King on the Santa Gertrudis Ranch. He became a Texas Ranger and rode with John Salmon Old Rip Ford. These were only a few of Dix´s many adventures, and in this detailed biography, Dan R. Manning brings to light the great history of a man who was part of that legendary foundation that became the Lone Star State. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Rundell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046837de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.