The History of Rome in 12 Buildings: A Travel Companion to the Hidden Secrets of the Eternal City [Audiobook]

The History of Rome in 12 Buildings: A Travel Companion to the Hidden Secrets of the Eternal City [Audiobook]
The History of Rome in 12 Buildings: A Travel Companion to the Hidden Secrets of the Eternal City [Audiobook] by Phillip Barlag, read by Stephen Graybill
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 3 hours and 59 minutes | 110.13MB

Any travel guide to Rome will urge visitors to go the Colosseum, but none answers a simple question: Why is it called the Colosseum?

The History of Rome in 12 Buildings: A Travel Companion to the Hidden Secrets of the Eternal City is compelling, concise, and fun, and takes you behind the iconic buildings to reveal the hidden stories of the people that forged the Roman Empire.

Typical travel guides provide torrents of information but deny their listeners depth and perspective. In this gap is the really good stuff - the stories that make the buildings come alive and vividly enhance any trip to Rome.

The History of Rome in 12 Buildings will immerse you in the world of the Romans, one full of drama, intrigue, and scandal. With its help, you will be able to trace the rise and fall of the ancient world's greatest superpower:

  • Find the last resting spot of Julius Caesar.
  • Join Augustus as he offers sacrifices to the gods.
  • Discover the lie on the façade of the Pantheon.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Jesus.
  • And so much more.

The Frozen Chosen: The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir [Audiobook]

The Frozen Chosen: The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir [Audiobook]
The Frozen Chosen: The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir [Audiobook] by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver, read by Norman Dietz
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 15 hours and 38 minutes | 429.45MB

The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division from November to December 1950, following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, it is considered by the US Marine Corps to be the Corps' finest hour. Fourteen Medals of Honor, a record for any American battle, and 85 Navy Crosses attest to the intensity of the battle.

Based on first-person interviews from surviving veterans who came to be known as the Frozen Chosen, this is the incredible story of heroism and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, as a handful of marines fought desperately against wave after wave of Chinese forces. Sometimes forced into desperate hand-to-hand fighting in intense cold, cut off from reinforcements, and with dwindling supplies and ammunition, the fighting retreat from Chosin marked one of the darkest moments for Western forces in Korea but would go on to resonate with generations of marines as a symbol of the Marine Corps' dogged determination, fighting skill, and never-say-die attitude on the battlefield.

Of Plymouth Plantation [Audiobook]

Of Plymouth Plantation [Audiobook]
Of Plymouth Plantation [Audiobook] by William Bradford, edited by Harold Paget, read by Matthew McAuliffe
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs and 20 mins | 339.18MB

The most important and influential source of information about the Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony, this landmark account was written between 1630 and 1647. It vividly documents the Pilgrims' adventures: their first stop in Holland, the harrowing transatlantic crossing aboard the Mayflower, the first harsh winter in the new colony, and the help from friendly Native Americans that saved their lives.

No one was better equipped to report on the affairs of the Plymouth community than William Bradford. Revered for his patience, wisdom, and courage, Bradford was elected to the office of governor in 1621, and he continued to serve in that position for more than three decades. His memoirs of the colony remained virtually unknown until the 19th century. Lost during the American Revolution, they were discovered years later in London and published after a protracted legal battle.

The current edition rendered into modern English and with an introduction by Harold Paget, remains among the most enjoyable books from 17th-century America.

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