Nonfiction - Military History
It's been said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". As generation after generation of those who lived through the great wars passes on, we have only their words to remind us. AudioGO.com is very proud to bring you the best of those words from some of the greatest statesmen who ever lived. Listen to "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat".
On May 13, 1940, Winston Churchill stood before the House of Commons to deliver his first speech as Prime Minister. Europe was in crisis: Three days earlier, Germany had invaded France and the Low Countries. Facing only feeble resistance, Hitler's armies were rapidly sweeping westward. Churchill had little support within the British government when he rose to address it that day. He lacked confidence, both in himself and in his ability to lead his nation to victory, for he recognized far earlier than most the military genius of Adolph Hitler, and the potency of the German military. In "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat", the eminent historian and master storyteller John Lukacs recreates this pivotal moment in world history, and reveals Churchill as he has rarely been seen before: as a man both unsure of himself and deeply fearful of his nation's defeat. AudioGO brings you this unique look at history on a 3 CD set for over 3 hours of listening. Get your copy today.
Don't miss "The Missing of the Somme", Geoff Dyer's remarkable book on the significance of the First World War, a gem for Dyer fans and history buffs alike. With his characteristic wit and insight, here Dyer weaves a network of myth and memory, photos and film, poetry and sculptures, graveyards, and ceremonies that illuminate our understanding of, and relationship to, the Great War. From one of our most beloved, original authors, a classic book never before published in the U.S.-a personal meditation on war and remembrance. We have it for you right here at AudioGO - over 4 hours of unabridged reading available for audio download to your MP3 Player.
A must for all historians and especially those Civil War buffs, AudioGO presents to you "The American Civil War" featuring extracts from BBC Radio's "America: Empire of Liberty". Ten episodes from David Reynolds' award-winning radio series trace the history of the American Civil War. This narrative tells the story of the American Civil War through the voices of those who lived it.
"America: Empire of Liberty" won the Voice of the Listener & Viewer Award for the Best New Radio Program and was nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award.
The 10 episodes included are: 'The Ninety-Day War', 'The Killers Take Command', 'Forever Free', 'A New Nation', 'War Behind the Battle Lines', 'The Passing of the Dead', 'Dead States, New Birth', 'Reunion but not Reconstruction', 'New South, Old Ways' and 'War and Memory'.
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Reporting America at War: An Oral History
Now, for the first time, the nation's most respected reporters share their stories as the eyes and ears of the nation to create a fascinating oral history. Some of the most influential journalists...$13.17 $21.95
The Fighting 69th
On the eve of September 11, 2001, New York City's famous National Guard regiment, the fighting 69th Infantry, was not fit for duty. Most of its soldiers were immigrant kids with no prior military...$15.57 $25.95$14.98 $29.95
Reader: Original Recordings
This program focuses on the largest sea-borne invasion in modern history -- and one of the world's most tightly kept secrets. It brings together dispatches from the BBC War Correspondents who...$12.47 $24.95
World War Two: On Air (BBC War Reports)
From Neville Chamberlain’s historic declaration of war on Germany in 1939 to the sounds of rejoicing crowds on VJ Day in August 1945, the BBC – regarded at home and abroad as the very voice of...$3.99 $14.95$12.47 $24.95
Drum-Taps and Memoranda During the War
Reader: Bronson Pinchot
Walt Whitman experienced first-hand the ravages of the Civil War as a volunteer nurse in the hospitals of Washington D.C. During that time, he filled notebooks with "impromptu jottings" that...$19.95
A Special Mission
In September 1943, Adolf Hitler sent German troops into Rome and ordered SS General Karl Wolff to occupy the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XII. To save Pius, Wolff and fellow conspirators...$15.57 $25.95
BBC War Reports: Home Front Telegraph Promotion
Beginning with Neville Chamberlain’s announcement as Prime Minister that 'this country is at war with Germany', this disc includes eyewitness accounts of ordinary people caught up in the...$5.97 $9.95
The Western Front
Reader: Richard Holmes
Military historian Richard Holmes turns his attention to the infamous First World War trench line, the Western Front. Of the nine million British and Dominion soldiers who were killed in action in...$6.99 $14.95
World War Two: The Home Front (BBC War Reports)
In this remarkable collection of BBC recordings, we hear what the people of the Home Front listened to as they lived, loved, laughed and worked through the dark days of World War Two; from the...$3.99 $14.95
Twelve Desperate Miles
Reader: Joe Barrett
Twelve Desperate Miles is the story of the November 1942 invasion of Axis forces in North Africa consisting of more than 100 ships carrying over 30,000 soldiers, with a spotlight on a little-known...$6.49 $29.95$15.95 $29.95
The Battle of Britain: From the BBC Archives
First-hand accounts featuring the RAF pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain - one of the chief turning points of World War Two.'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by...$3.99 $14.95
No Greater Glory
During the night of February 3, 1943, a torpedo shattered the side of the SS Dorchester off the coast of Greenland. The 904 men aboard, who would certainly have drowned, were saved thanks to the...$11.97 $19.95