In 1947, at the start of the Cold War, President Truman tried to assure Americans who were worried about Communists in government that he was ´´not worried about the Communist Party taking over the Government of the United States, but I am against a person, whose loyalty is not to the Government of the United States, holding a Government job. They are entirely different things. I am not worried about this country ever going Communist. We have too much sense for that.´´ Nonetheless, shortly after World War II, Congress´ House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) began investigating Americans across the country for suspected ties to communism. The most famous victims of these witch hunts were Hollywood actors, such as Charlie Chaplin, whose ´´un-American activity´´ was being neutral at the beginning of World War II, but at the beginning of the Cold War, many Americans had the Red Scare. Among the people called before HUAC, perhaps none are as controversial as Alger Hiss. Hiss had graduated from Harvard Law, after which he worked as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, worked in the Roosevelt administration for the Agricultural Adjustment Association, and was Head of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. That background didn´t exactly sound like one held by a Soviet spy, let alone a communist, but Elizabeth Bentley, a former communist, notified the Committee about a suspected spy ring and named several names, including Hiss. More notably, Hiss was also accused of being a communist and Soviet spy by an admitted communist, Whittaker Chambers. HUAC was well in decline by the time the ´60s dawned, a fact so obvious that HUAC actually tried to restore its reputation by changing its name to the Internal Security Committee in 1969. Nevertheless, a few years later, the committee´s authority was rolled into the House Judiciary Committee´s, bringing to an end one of Congress´ most controversial chapters. Another factor w... Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080073de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At daybreak on April 6, 1862, Confederate forces launched a bold suprise attack on the Union army, encamped in southwestern Tennesse. The battle of Shiloh, also known as the battle of Pittsburg Landing, would prove to be the bloodiest battle up until that point in United Staes history. The two day battle would cost a staggering 23,000 casualties. Both sides were stunned at the appalling loss of life. At the time, neither realized that three more years of such bloodshed were still to come. These are detailed and moving first-hand accounts, from generals to privates, about their experiences participating in this dramatic and historically significant battle. Brilliantly narrated in northern and southern accents by a professional actor and gifted voice talent, this unique audiobook vividly brings to life the words and heartfelt sentiments of those who wrote these riveting accounts. Includes accounts from: William T. Sherman P.G.T. Beauregard Ulysses S. Grant William Preston Johnston Lew Wallace Warren Onley Thomas Jordan Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss Wilber F. Crummer ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Mulcare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wwre/000031de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the 12th of April 1865, the Army of Northern Virginia marched to the field in front of Appomattox Court-House, stacked their arms, folded their colors, and walked off empty handed to find their distant, blighted homes. These are detailed and moving first-hand accounts from a number of prominent witnesses to Robert E. Lee´s surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox. Listen to accounts from: Major-General Wesley Merritt, USAMajor-General John Gibbon, USAColonel Charles Marshall, Aide-de-Camp and Military Secretary to General R. E. LeeBrigadier-General E. P. Alexander, CSALt. General James Longstreet, CSAGeneral Phil Sheridan, USALt. General Ulysses S. Grant Brilliantly narrated in Northern and Southern accets by a professional actor and gifted voice talent, this unique audiobook vividly brings to life the words and heartfelt sentiments of those who wrote these riveting accounts. Also included is the ´´famous telegram´´ that informed President Lincoln of Lee´s surrender. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Mulcare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wwre/000021de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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