Memoirs of the Life of John Law of Lauriston: Including a Detailed Account of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the Mississippi System: John Philip Wood
The communistic societies of the United States; from personal visit and obervation: including detailed accounts of the Economists, Zoarites, Shakers, the Amana, Oneida, Bethel, Aurora, Icarian and other existing societies: Charles Nordhoff
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.
Stoicism, one of the oldest Western philosophical schools, has enchanted scholars and the general public alike for over 2,000 years. Where some accounts of human nature and the particularly human good fall short by the reduction of human being to physical or psychical phenomena, Stoicism´s power lies in engaging with the whole range of human experience, addressing rationality, emotion, piety, will, and both inner and outer impressions, each on their own terms, in language that treats each as significant in its own right. Stoicism is an active philosophy. That means that it is not enough to know its doctrines, one must also live them, develop habits that expand on and complete their ideas in practice. Practice, therefore, is also the focus of this book. The development of the listener´s inner and outer life, that they may follow their own path and discover what it means to ´´live life in accordance with nature´´. This book is a general introduction to Stoicism that pulls no punches when faced with the more complex aspects of Stoic doctrine. Topics addressed include: The history of the ancient Stoics. The nature of good and evil, virtue and vice, and positive and negative externals. The difference between those things in our control and those things not in our control. Stoic Logic and practical reasoning. Stoicism´s role in the development of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Stoic exercises and daily practice. Theology´s role in Stoicism and Stoic cosmology. And much more! Grab your copy of a detailed guide on stoicism philosophy and wisdom! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Slydell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101893/bk_acx0_101893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sea-Fishing On The English Coast - A Manual Of Practical Instruction On The Art Of Making And Using Sea-Tackle, With A Full Account Of The Methods In Vogue During Each Month Of The Year, And A Detailed Guide For Sea-Fishermen To All The Most Popular Water: Frederick George Aflalo
The Battle of Antietam, (also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg), was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek. The battle was the culmination of Robert E. Lee´s Maryland campaign in which Lee attempted to take the war to the North. The first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil, it was and remains, the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, claiming a staggering 23,000 casualties. The savage battle was not a clear victory for either side, though turning back the Confederate invasion gave Abraham Lincoln the ´´victory´´ he wanted before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. These are detailed, firsthand military accounts of the logistics of the battle, by both the Union and Confederate men who fought it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Mulcare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002492/bk_acx0_002492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.