Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the Alps with elephants and a full baggage train. Descending into Italy, he destroyed the main Roman army at Lake Trasimeno and came close to conquering Rome itself. At Cannae, Hannibal’s brilliant cavalry tactics enabled him to destroy a reassembled Roman army, and his subsequent defeats over a 15-year stay in Italy were due more to lack of sufficient support from home than to any failings of generalship. Theodore Ayrault Dodge’s classic history, first published in 1891, is equally perceptive of Hannibal’s military prowess and his visionary character. Dodge followed Hannibal’s route from Carthage to Italy, paying particular attention to the famous crossing of the Alps, exploring every pass in order to determine Hannibal’s route. In this book, he wrote an entire history of the art of war among these two mighty armies. Hannibal remains unequaled as the most comprehensive and readable study of history’s greatest general. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004411/bk_blak_004411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unlike much of the rest of Maine, which is famous for its rock-bound coast, the South Coast is best characterized by its long, flat, sandy beaches. Great swimming and sunning begins in Kittery, just across the border from New Hampshire, and continues north up the coast through York, Ogunquit, Well, Kennebunk, Biddeford, and Old Orchard. But the South Coast is more than just beaches. There are scores of picturesque harbors, quaint shops, cozy inns, and bed and breakfasts. Portland, Maine´s largest city, reigns over the region. Its famous Old Port section, characterized by gas-lit cobblestone streets, now bustles with trendy shops and charming restaurants and bars. To the northwest is one of Maine´s premier freshwater playgrounds, Sebago Lake. The towns that surround it boast long, proud histories predating the Revolutionary War and are themselves the gateway to New Hampshire´s lofty White Mountains. At the northeastern end of this region lies Freeport, home to L.L. Bean and dozens of other outlet and factory stores. Still, the South Coast has plenty to offer those who seek to cast off the cloak of civilization. From nature centers, bird sanctuaries, and state parks in Scarborough, to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Kennebunk to Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, escape from the hustle and bustle is only minutes away. Here´s the most detailed guide to the region. Earl Brechlin is a registered Maine Guide and a resident of Bar Harbor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Georato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044832/bk_acx0_044832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For most visitors interested in the outdoors, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the top destination. It has more than 50 miles of groomed gravel carriage roads, where motorized traffic is banned. Nearly 120 miles of hiking trails traverse seven major barren mountaintops. There is much to see and do here, and plenty of places to explore. The island´s many lakes invite paddlers and swimmers of all skill levels. Pocket cobblestone beaches in hidden coves await discovery by those who wish to avoid the crowds at Sand Beach. With thousands of motel rooms, a similar quantity of campsites, and plenty of private cottages and cabins to rent, Mount Desert Island easily accommodates throngs of visitors, although traffic can get heavy in late July and in August. Towns surrounding Acadia brim with galleries and shops offering interesting wares from around the world. Bar Harbor alone boasts more than 100 restaurants. While many come back year after year to stroll Bar Harbor´s shore path, gazing out at some of the more than 40 ocean liners that visit each year, others prefer to visit more traditional fishing villages such as Bass Harbor. Here is the most detailed guide to this unforgettable region of Maine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019289/bk_acx0_019289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2014/Echoes) 16 tracks Taj Mahal has been delighting audiences for more than forty years since debuting with Ry Cooder in the heavily influential Rising Sons in 1966. Having originally gained his own foothold with a white audience courtesy of CBS´ low-budget sampler The Rock Machine Tarns You On, it seemed that he had truly arrived with his self-titled debut LP in 1968. Taj Mahal was already enjoying the fruits of his live work with two albums documenting the Fillmore East and Big Sur appearances from 1971, but his landmark 1972 performance at Philadelphia´s Main Point offers a rare opportunity to hear the guitarist´s wildly eclectic brand of blues reek with an original, unedited FM broadcast. Although mostly noted for his blues approaCh, it is how he approaches the blues that truly sets him apart from so many of his contemporaries. At a time when music seemed to be revolutionising the world, Taj Mahal´s inspirational fluency found room in which he could draw on the gospel, Caribbean and psychedelic influences to explore blues with such graceful ease. Echoes is delighted to present the entire FM broadcast from the 14th March appearance at the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1972. With detailed liners, rare photographs and professionally re-mastered sound.
Private equity firms have long been at the center of public debates on the impact of the financial sector on Main Street companies. Are these firms financial innovators that save failing businesses or financial predators that bankrupt otherwise healthy companies and destroy jobs? The first comprehensive examination of this topic, Private Equity at Work provides a detailed yet accessible guide to this controversial business model. Economist Eileen Appelbaum and Professor Rosemary Batt carefully evaluate the evidence including original case studies and interviews, legal documents, bankruptcy proceedings, media coverage, and existing academic scholarship to demonstrate the effects of private equity on American businesses and workers. They document that while private equity firms have had positive effects on the operations and growth of small and mid-sized companies and in turning around failing companies, the interventions of private equity more often than not lead to significant negative consequences for many businesses and workers. Prior research on private equity has focused almost exclusively on the financial performance of private equity funds and the returns to their investors. Private Equity at Work provides a new roadmap to the largely hidden internal operations of these firms, showing how their business strategies disproportionately benefit the partners in private equity firms at the expense of other stakeholders and taxpayers. In the 1980s, leveraged buyouts by private equity firms saw high returns and were widely considered the solution to corporate wastefulness and mismanagement. And since 2000, nearly 11,500 companies representing almost 8 million employees have been purchased by private equity firms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colleen Patrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028511/bk_acx0_028511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2015/Echoes) 13 tracks - WBCN-FM radio broadcast - fully remastered with detailed liner notes and photos - unofficial release
Argyll truly has its own special beauty. From peaceful wooded glens to beautiful beaches; gorgeous little fishing ports to romantic castles, Argyll and the Inner Hebrides have all the ingredients of a classic Scottish holiday. FootprintFocus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this beautiful region of Scotland. - Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Argyll and the Inner Hebrides - Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and seek adventure - Includes information on tour operators and activities, from sampling the finest whiskey to sea fishing. - Detailed maps for Argyll and the Inner Hebrides. - Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, FootprintFocus Argyll & Inner Hebrides (includes Oban, Mull, Iona, Islay, Jura & Arran) provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of Scotland´s most varied and stunning regions. The content of the Footprintfocus Argyll & Inner Hebrides (includes Oban, Mull, Iona, Islay, Jura & Arran) guide has been extracted from the Scotland Highlands and Islands Footprint Handbook.
The History of the Buccaneers of America:Containing Detailed Accounts of Those Bold and Daring Freebooters, Chiefly Along the Spanish Main, in the West Indies, and in the Great South Sea, Succeeding the Civil Wars in England (Classic Reprint) A. O. Exquemelin
Defending Eve is wholeheartedly inspired with love by true events and is not meant as a self-help book. Rather it is a genuine and heartfelt story that leaves the reader with many valuable lessons intended to better all relationships. It is also unique because such a tender story has its source from the acrimony of a break up. Ironically, it is only through such a stormy environment that the light is able to shine through. In his intimate and detailed storytelling, Jaffe´s main character admits how he was sabotaging his own dreams for happiness. He uses the lessons that he´s crystallized from his years as a divorce lawyer to spur a complete metamorphosis of his character. He´s proof that it´s never too late to change for love and uncovers the one and only Truth to making a marriage not just last but be rewarding. Surprisingly , it is his career as a divorce lawyer where Author Adam Scott Jaffe learned there is no half-way effort if relationships are to thrive. He has truly seen behind the curtain. Through his work, he was able to discover a simple yet paramount secret that provides couples the greatest opportunity to follow through on their commitments to each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Scott Jaffe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018784/bk_acx0_018784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This work moves from Art Nouveau to modern minimalism. One cannot visit Brussels without being struck by its impressive architecture, from the ornate traditional buildings on the Grand Place to the plethora of Art Nouveau townhouses scattered throughout the city. This style guide begins with a collection of period photos of the city and in the main body features detailed photos of Brussels´s loveliest interiors, including works by renowned Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta, the minimal home designed by Vincent van Duysen, the classic antique-filled apartment by Axel Vervoordt, and examples of the work of interior designers Lionel Jadot and Agnes Emery.