Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Volumes 1 & 2 Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910) Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte." De Conte is identified as Joan's page and secretary. For those who've always wanted to "get behind" the Joan of Arc story and to better understand just what happened, Twain's narrative makes the story personal and very accessible. The work is fictionally presented as a translation from the manuscript Read more [...]
Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865, The Leander STILLWELL (1843 - 1934) audiobook Leander Stillwell was an 18-year-old Illinois farm boy, living with his family in a log cabin, when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Stillwell felt a duty "to help save the Nation;" but, as with many other young men, his Patriotism was tinged with bravura: "the idea of staying at home and turning over senseless clods on the farm with the cannon thundering so close at hand . . . was simply Read more [...]
The Art of War audiobook SUN TZU (554 BCE - 496 BCE), translated by Lionel GILES (1875 - 1958) First compiled in the 6th century BC, The Art of War presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. It is accepted as a masterpiece on strategy and is frequently cited and referred to by generals and theorists since it was first published, translated, and distributed internationally. The book is not only popular among military theorists, but has also become increasingly popular Read more [...]

Four Weeks in the Trenches audiobook
Fritz KREISLER (1875 – 1962)
A brief record of the fighting on the Eastern front in the great war by a participant in that great conflict (Summary by FNH)
Genre(s): War & Military Fiction
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

 

Diary of a U-boat Commander Stephen KING-HALL (1893 - 1966) Captain Karl von Schenk of the Kaiser's Navy is a stereotypical German nobleman - supremely self-confident, touchy about the divisions of class and any infringement on his place. He thinks he is handsome, has a suitably manly physique, an excellent singing voice, and a facility with writing. His wartime service related in his diary is a series of triumphs over harrowing circumstances, bringing his boat back in spite of the best efforts Read more [...]
The History of the Peloponnesian War audiobook THUCYDIDES (c. 460 BC - c. 395 BC), translated by Richard CRAWLEY (1840 - 1893) The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens) in the 5th Century BC. It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war. It is widely considered a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of Read more [...]
Army Life in a Black Regiment audiobook by Thomas Wentworth Higginson These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first colored regiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major-General Butler at New Orleans. These scarcely belonged to the same class, however, being recruited from the free colored population Read more [...]
Kitchener's Mob Adventures of an American in the British Army audiobook by James Norman Hall "Pvt Ryan", "Platoon", "A Soldier's Home", "Kitchener's Mob". These aren't happy stories, they are about the experience of War. War at different times, and although modern warfare may be more sanitized, the adventure, the horror, the emotions don't change. James Norman Hall has been there. He "Saw the Elephant", and his portrayal of his WWI experience is a tribute to those ordinary people who do such Read more [...]
High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France audiobook by James Norman Hall High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France by James Norman Hall; you will find this book although an exciting narrative has an unpolished feel because it was published in June of 1918 while Mr. Hall was a captive in a German POW camp. When he was captured behind enemy lines, the book was still a work in progress. The Armistice would not be reached until November of that year. Although he does not Read more [...]
Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant audiobook by Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) "In preparing these volumes for the public, I have entered upon the task with the sincere desire to avoid doing injustice to any one, whether on the National or Confederate side, other than the unavoidable injustice of not making mention often where special mention is due. There must be many errors of omission in this work, because the subject is too large to be treated of in two volumes in such way as to do justice to Read more [...]
Gallipoli Diary audiobook by John Graham Gillam Major John Graham Gillam, British Supply Officer, wrote in his World War I "Gallipoli Diary" that when he sailed from England for the Dardanelles in March, 1915, he had visions of "trekking up the Gallipoli Peninsula with the Navy bombarding a way for us up the Straits and along the coast-line of the Sea of Marmora, until after a brief campaign we entered triumphantly Constantinople, there to meet the Russian Army, which would link up with ourselves Read more [...]
The Good Soldier audiobook by Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) The Good Soldier (1915) "... is set just before World War I and chronicles the tragedies of the lives of two seemingly perfect couples. The novel is told using a series of flashbacks in non-chronological order, a literary technique pioneered by Ford. It also makes use of the device of the unreliable narrator, as the main character gradually reveals a version of events that is quite different from what the introduction leads you to believe. Read more [...]
Over the Top audiobook by Arthur Empey Arthur Guy Empey was an American who responded to the sinking of the Lusitania by enlisting with the British Army to fight in France. His experiences in the trenches, including his ultimate wounding and convalescence, became this book. When published in 1917, it was a major hit and helped the recruiting effort when America entered the Great War. If you've heard of the horror of trench warfare in WWI and want to see it from below dirt level, Empey offers Read more [...]
In the Field (1914-1915) audiobook by Marcel Dupont (1879-1964). Translated by H. W. Hill (1871-1947). I have merely tried to make a written record of some of the hours I have lived through during the course of this war. A modest Lieutenant of Chasseurs, I cannot claim to form any opinion as to the operations which have been carried out for the last nine months on an immense front. I only speak of things I have seen with my own eyes, in the little corner of the battlefield occupied by my regiment. Read more [...]
The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service audiobook by James Driscoll -- pseudonym for Samuel Frances Aaron (1862-1942/47) The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service is a boys adventure story set in WWI -- Three College Chums join the military and face the perils of spies, submarines and enemy soldiers in the trenches of embattled Europe. An engaging story set in a period where good guys wore white hats, bad guys wore black hats and every chapter ends with a cliffhanger so you have to come back for Read more [...]
The White Company audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Set during the Hundred Years' War with France, The White Company tells the story of a young Saxon man who is learning what it is to be a knight. Raised by Cistercian Monks and rejected by a violent elder brother, Alleyn Edricson takes service with one of the foremost knights in the country. When Alleyn falls in love with the knight's daughter, he must prove himself to be a courageous and honourable knight before he can win her Read more [...]
Three Soldiers audiobook by John Dos Passos (1896-1970) Three Soldiers, the second novel by John Dos Passos, follows the experiences of several young Americans thrown into the confusion and brutality of World War I. Written when the author was just twenty-three, it was key to the development of a realistic depiction of war in American literature, and earned Dos Passos, later named by Jean-Paul Sartre "the greatest living writer of our time", important early attention. Critic H L Menken Read more [...]
A Confederate Girl's Diary audiobook by Sarah Morgan Dawson (1842-1909) Sarah Morgan Dawson was a young woman of 20 living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she began this diary. The American Civil War was raging. Though at first the conflict seemed far away, it would eventually be brought home to her in very personal terms. Her family's loyalties were divided. Sarah's father, though he disapproved of secession, declared for the South when Louisiana left the Union. Her eldest brother, who became Read more [...]
On War audiobook by Carl von Clausewitz (1780 - 1831) Translated by J. J. Graham (1808-1883) Volume 1 of a classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing statements and then draws them together to describe many facets of war. Free of technical jargon, and suitable for modern readers. This audiobook is based on a 1909 English translation.     Read more [...]
Greenmantle audiobook by John Buchan (1875-1940) Greenmantle is the second of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1916 by Hodder & Stoughton, London. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other being Mr Standfast (1919); Hannay's first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), is set in the period immediately before the war started. -- Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes Read more [...]