What was the bloodiest war in American history? Most people with at least a little knowledge of history would quickly say that it was the Civil War (1861-65), and they would certainly be correct overall. In recently-updated numbers, it is thought that over 750,000 Americans died in the Civil War from battle wounds, diseases and other causes. In a single day at the battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, almost 27,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, and missing. However, when historians go farther back in time and include colonial wars and look at casualties per capita, the correct answer would be the much-lesser known conflict known as ´´King Philip´s War´´ (1675-76). While a significant two-point-five percent of the US population perished in the Civil War, five percent of New England´s white settler population died during King Philip´s War, during which 13 towns were destroyed and 600 dwellings were burned by the natives. A larger, indeterminate number of the native population also died in the war. A hundred thousand pounds, an enormous sum of money in those days, was expended by the colonies in defeating the Indians. Throughout history, there have been men of war and men of peace, but few have actually had a war named after them. One of them was Pontiac, also known as Obwandiyag, an Odawa chief who left his mark on history by continuing the battle against the British after their official triumph during the French and Indian War. While modern historians question how important Pontiac´s role was in shaping America´s destiny, his leadership during Pontiac´s War was seen at that time as important enough to warrant significant articles and even a few 18th century books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102326/bk_acx0_102326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a swiftly gentrifying Manhattan, The Lost Language of Cranes tells the story of 25-year-old Philip, who realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the first time with a man. Philip´s parents are facing their own crisis: pressure from developers and the loss of their longtime home. But the real threat to this family is Philip´s father´s own struggle with his latent homosexuality, realized only in his Sunday afternoon visits to gay porn theaters. Philip´s admission to his parents and his father´s hidden life provoke changes that forever alter the landscape of their worlds. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of David Leavitt´s book, you´ll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview that begins when the audiobook ends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000860/bk_adbl_000860_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Never just a figurehead, always a driving force, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has relished every challenge in his illustrious life. The longest-serving consort to a British monarch in history, his support for his wife and sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, is unwavering. Explore Prince Philip´s role as one half of one of the most celebrated and enduring partnerships of modern times in this fascinating publication. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Roper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051906/bk_acx0_051906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beautifully presented, and thoroughly readable ´modern´ editions of the best of these pre-Baroque masterpieces. Carefully graded.It has often struck me as intriguing that The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (a collection of keyboard music spanning the period c.1562-1612) occupies a virtually non-existent place in the literature considered viable by pianists.Needless to say, harpsichordists continue to hold the music in the highest esteem, while a number of transcriptions for instruments and ensembles have been made available in more recent times. How can it be that this ancient heritage - which in keyboard music terms might be regarded as the equivalent to the Dead Sea Scrolls - has hitherto seemed a no-go area for pianists? It is as if the first ´proper´keyboard music tumbled miraculously out of some parallel universe around Bach´s time, i.e. the first half of the 18th century. While our modern piano is perhaps as different from a virginal as a washing machine is from a mangle, there are in fact a good many facets of virginal music which read across perfectly well to today´s instruments. For this to be possible we need to take the time to lookbeyond peculiarities in translation, which to a significant extent comes down to issues resulting from burgeoning notational practices. It also becomes necessary to re-imagine the music in light of what is possible, as well as what is desirable. Problems with accessing the sound-world of pre-Baroque keyboard music can be overcome quite easily, just as it is possible to become better in resonance withavant garde musical styles, given appropriate immersion. Since the writing of the performance notes to The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book more than a century ago (by J.A. Fuller Maitland and W. Barclay Squire), the momentum generated by the Early Music Revival has brought about immeasurable insights into the intentions of Renaissance and Baroque composers. Performances on periodinstruments continue to reacquaint us with a bygone age and stimulate a healthy fascination for the practices that were once fundamental to the craft. On balance however, the potential for a major, rejuvenated interest in the earliest keyboard music perhaps lies in its absorption into the broader piano repertory, and to this end there is an outstanding need to put pianists in touch with the highlynuanced spirit of the pre-Baroque masters.Bull Saint thomas WakeByrd Jhon come Kisse me NowGibbons The Woods so WildeMundy Fantasia ´Faire Wether´Philips Galiarda DolorosaRichardson Pavana
A landmark of Civil War History, The Campaigns of the Civil War series was originally published in 1881, and has often been reprinted in facsimile editions. The series still remains of interest to historians for its eye-witness accounts of political and military events, as well as its portrayals of the soldiers and statement who waged the conflict. The Outbreak of Rebellion is the first of 12 volumes in this series to be produced in audiobook format by Audio Americana. John G. Nicolay was private secretary to Abraham Lincoln in Illinois and followed the president-elect to Washington D.C. where he continued to serve President Lincoln throughout the war. While modern historians may find Nicolay´s objectivity occasionally wanting, especially in his vociferous condemnation of the southern "conspiracy"; his contemporary account of the secession of South Carolina, the surrender of Fort Sumter, and the retreat from Bull Run provide the sort of vivid, first-person recollections that make The Outbreak of Rebellion an enduring classic, and the Campaigns of the Civil War series a cornerstone of Civil War literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lee Philips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/open/000034/bk_open_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Le Club has its own BEAM5RBEAM moving head with Philips© MSD PLATINUM 5R lampSWORD5R is a ´´BEAM” moving head with Philips MSD Platinum 5R lamp. It is also equipped with a high-quality optical system allowing a 3.5´ aperture. Colour wheel with 14 colours + open, gobo wheel with 17 gobos + open and 8-facet rotating prism.We also added a Frost filter, motorized focus and strobe with variable speed. Needless to say it is incredibly powerful and precise. SWORD5R: This is what any professional and beginner needs.Light source- Philips© MSD PLATINUM 5R - 8000´K- Light output : 770000 lux at 5m- Beamwidth: 3.5´Effects- Strobe with adjustable speed, pulse effect and random strobe- Adjustable dimmer from 0 to 100%- Frost Filter- Motorized focus- Colour wheel with 14 colours + open via dichroic filters- Half-colours- Gobo wheel wih 17 gobos + open- 8-facet rotating prism with adjustable speed- Gobo shake functionControl- Standard DMX-512- 1, 12 and 16 DMX channels- Built-in music-sensitive programs (via internal mic)Simplified command of several units via Master/Slave mode- LCD drop-down menu to choose and assign the different modesMovements- PAN and TILT movements- Range: Pan 540´ - Tilt 270´ - PAN and TILT position memory and auto repositioningPackage contents- The package must contain the following elements:- Your SWORD5R- 2 fixation brackets with Omega holders- The user guide- 1x2-pole + earth power cord / Powercon® socketAdditional characteristics- Power consumption: 270 W maximum- Power supply: 100/230V, AC - 50/60Hz- Dimensions: 500 x 394 x 525 mm - Net weight: 18 Kg
The bitter conflict between England and France we call The Hundred Years War, and lasting 116 years between 1337 and 1453, was fought over claims by the English kings to the French throne. By the end of this titanic struggle, it can fairly be said that the Middle Ages had come to an end. By the mid-15th century, in the place of feudal monarchies that had depended on the support of their vassals at the outbreak of the war, we find the genesis of the modern nation state with a stable, centralized government backed by a standing professional army, paid for by taxation. Volume One briefly traces the causes of the conflict and then plunges straight ahead into the military preparations and initial clashes, mainly naval. Under what many consider the leadership of England´s greatest sovereign, Edward III, Calais is seized as a port-of-entry for English arms and supplies. With Calais secure in his rear, Edward marches into the interior of France and comes to grips with Philip´s army at Crécy in 1346, an epoch changing calamity for France. After numerous sieges, marches and smaller battles, the next French King, John II, is captured by Edward´s son, the Black Prince, at the battle of Poitiers in 1356. By the time of Edward III´s death in 1377, England controls a good third of French territory. But the French doggedly resist, and the war drags on into a desultory second phase lasting well into the early 1400s. The Hundred Years War is a military history, and probably the finest English chronicle of these confusing events. Drawing upon all known English and French sources, A. H. Burne has assembled a stunning narrative that sweeps you into the military camps of the English and French kings. Volume 2 carries the story to its climactic ending in 1453. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000101/bk_acon_000101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray star in four more episodes of the popular nautical comedy: Frenchmen in J.41 (´Having a Bit of Trouble with the French´) 13 August 1967 Troutbridge returns from trials to find a French frigate docked in their berth - to Pertwee´s great concern.... The Police Drop In (´Tangling with the Law´) 20 August 1967 Povey is told to cooperate with the law over a theft from a local museum - but the Troutbridge crew get nervous when a police helicopter drops in. The Bumble Spit Lighthouse Affair (´Cavorting About´) 23 April 1972 Troutbridge has an unfortunate collision with the Bumble Spit Light Vessel, and Murray is feeling tetchy because Rita is away. The Tonipouhaha Treasure (´Digging Themselves Stupid´) 30 April 1972 An MOD decision that Troutbridge should ´show the flag´ in the South Seas leads the Master to head to Tonipouhaha in search of buried treasure.... These classic BBC radio episodes also feature Ronnie Barker, Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen, Tenniel Evans, Michael Bates and Elizabeth Morgan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002928/bk_rhuk_002928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
15R Beam Moving HeadThe ultimate powerThe EVORA-BEAM15R is the most powerful beam fixture in our range. Featuring a PHILIPS© MSD PLATINUM 15R lamp which delivers a massive light output of 60,000 lux at 20 meters, with an aperture angle from 1 to 4.8´ for a perfect sharp and luminous beam effect.With an outstanding light beam comes a lot of great features such as fixed and rotative gobos wheels, colors, motorized zoom iris and 8-facet prism. Light source- Philips© MSD PLATINUM 15R Lamp - 8000´K- Lifespan limited to 2000 hours for safety reasons- Power consumption : 300WColours, Gobos and Effects- 1 colour wheel with 8 dichroic colours and rainbow effect- 1 gobo wheel with 8 indexable gobos and gobo shake effect- 1 gobo wheel with 13 fixed gobos and gobo shake effect- 8 facet rotating prism with 16 macros- 1 - 13 flashes per second strobe and random strobe- 8/16-bit motorised focus- Adjustable dimmer: 0 - 100%- Frost filterControl- Standard DMX-512- 16, 14 or 22 DMX channels (3 modes : Standard, Basic or Expert)- Assignable patch to every channel- 7 built-in programs accessible from the DMX- Built-in musical programs- Automatic detection of the DMX, slave or master mode- Colour LCD drop-down menu to choose and assign the different modes- Battery-operated memory system to address and choose modes without the 230V power supply- Compatible with RDM for console feedbacksMovements- 8 or 16 bits Pan and Tilt resolutions- Ranges : Pan 540 or 630´ - Tilt 270´Optical- Beamwidth: 1 - 4.8´- Light output: 106400 Lux at 15mAdditional characteristics- Power consumption : 500W max.- Power supply : AC 100/240V - 50/60Hz- Net weight : 22 KgPackage contents- The Evora-Beam15R moving head and its lamp- Bracket with quick lock system- The user guide- 1 safety chain- 1 DMX cable- 1x2-pole + earth power cord / Powercon® socket
Spot moving head with a Philips© MSD PLATINUM 15R lampFlexibility meets powerThe EVORA-FLEX15R is the most powerful FLEX series spot moving head. Its optical system was built around the new Philips MSD PLATINUM15R lamp and generates a high-precision incredibly bright light output.With 17,000 lux at 7 metres, the EVORA-FLEX15R is one of the most complete moving head in the world.The EVORA-FLEX15R benefits from the latest technological breakthroughs: the super-fast zoom, the iris and the frost filter allow you to switch from a beam to a wash effect in the blink of an eye.Shape the light beam with the fixed and rotating gobo wheels and the 3-facet rotating prism.There is more: every FLEX moving head is equipped with a trichromatic (CMY) mixing system in addition to a 6-colour wheel, allowing you to create a gigantic colour palette.Light source- Philips© MSD PLATINUM 15R Lamp - 8000´K- Lifespan limited to 2000 hours for safety reasons- Power consumption : 300WColours, Gobos and Effects- 3 Cyan, Magenta and Yellow filters for trichromatic colour mixes- 1 colour wheel with 6 dichroic colours and rainbow effect- 1 gobo wheel with 8 indexable and rotating gobos and gobo shake effect- 1 gobo wheel with 14 fixed gobos and gobo shake effect- 3-facet rotating prism with 16 macros- 1 -13 flashes per second strobe and random strobe- Adjustable iris: 5 - 100%- Adjustable dimmer: 0-100%- Adjustable frost filter: 0 - 100%- Adjustable focus: 0 - 100%- Adjustable zoom: 6 - 28´Control- Standard DMX-512- 21, 23 or 34 DMX channels (3 modes : Basic, Standard or Expert)- Assignable patch to every channel- 7 built-in programs accessible from the DMX- Built-in musical programs- Automatic detection of the DMX, slave or master mode- Colour LCD drop-down menu to choose and assign the different modes- Battery-operated memory system to address and choose modes without the 230V power supply- Compatible with RDM for console feedbacksMovements- 8 or 16 bits Pan and Tilt resolutions- Ranges : Pan 540 or 630´ - Tilt 270´Optical- Beamwidth: 6´ to 28´- Light output: 38600 LUX at 5m with a 6´ apertureAdditional characteristics- Power consumption : 400W max.- Power supply: AC 100/240V - 50/60Hz- Net weight: 19 KgPackage contents- The Evora-Flex15R moving head and its lamp- The user guide- Bracket with quick lock system - 1 safety chain- 1 DMX cable- 1x2-pole + earth power cord / Powercon® socket