The year is 1792 - the start of the French Revolutionary Wars. A shadow hangs over John Thomas Fury in this his first voyage as a midshipman aboard the 32-gun frigate Amazon. Fury is already seen as a pariah by his fellow sailors. Ten years earlier, his father, a brig commander in the Service, became mentally unbalanced and violent and his ships crew mutinied and went over to the French. Now, as Amazon heads southwards on her voyage to India, Fury is involved in a dreadful shipboard accident and he finds himself working doubly hard to prove that he isn’t cursed just like his father. Redemption arrives when Amazon reaches Bombay, only to discover that ships of the East India Company have disappeared, including the Company’s warships – somewhere in the Indian Ocean a very powerful privateer is at work and the governor despatches Amazon to find and destroy her. Soon afterwards, Amazon is in a fight for her life against a much stronger foe, resulting in many of her officers killed. Fury finds himself, in his first ever combat, in charge of the gun deck. In such crucibles of fire are the officers in His Majesty’s Service forged. Showing exceptional courage and coolness, the shadows of the past are forever banished and Fury’s naval career begins in glory as he becomes a leader of men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Wickham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000619/bk_rhuk_000619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Former Minister in charge of External Affairs Kunwar Natwar Singh's autobiography, One Life Is Not Enough, is an honest, searing account of the veteran's life as a bureaucrat, politician, and cabinet minister. Natwar Singh talks about his experiences in Delhi's political corridors and sets the record straight on several events, including the Volcker controversy. Natwar Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service and served as a bureaucrat for 31 years. He joined the Congress Party in 1984 and became a Minister of State in the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's council, with the portfolios of steel, agriculture, and coal and mines in 1985. In this much-awaited autobiography, the former cabinet minister talks justly about his experiences and services in various ministries. Singh has played a significant role in Indian politics for more than 20 years and has been a part of some of the most epochal events of independent India, including Indo-China talks and the formation of Bangladesh. In 2002, when the Congress party came back to power, Natwar Singh was appointed as the Minister for External Affairs. But his eventful career saw its end with the Volcker Report in the year 2005. His name appearing in the Iraqi food-for-oil scam forced him to resign from the cabinet and eventually from the Congress party. Singh talks about all these events and the ups and downs of the Congress party in One Life Is Not Enough, an account of an insider. His association with the party allowed him to observe some of the historical events closely, and he talks about Pakistan in the 1980s under the rule of President Zia-ul-Haq, Indo-Chinese and Indo-USSR relations, and other sensitive developments. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sanjiv Jhaveri. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028632/bk_adbl_028632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Robert Christie Buchanan (March 1, 1811 November 29, 1878) was an American military officer who served in the Mexican War and then was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. In a career than spanned more than forty years, Buchanan held numerous commands (including several forts) and received multiple citations for bravery and distinguished service. Buchanan was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the nephew by marriage of President John Quincy Adams, and received his appointment to United States Military Academy during Adams'' administration. (His mother''s sister was Louisa Adams, the First Lady.) He graduated from the Academy in 1830 and was assigned to the 4th U.S. Infantry as a brevet second lieutenant. His assignments included service in the Black Hawk War (he was in charge of gunboats during the Battle of Bad Axe) and against the Seminoles, as well as in the removal of the Cherokees to the Indian Territory. He was promoted to captain during his service in Florida.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.Zacharie Jacques Théodore Allemand, (Port-Louis, 1 May 1762 - Toulon, 2 March 1828) was a French admiral. Allemand was born to a captain of the East Indian Company. Orphaned at an early age, he started his sailing career at 12 as an apprentice on Superbe, an East Indiaman. In 1778, at the outbreak of the American War of Independence, he volunteered for Navy service of Sévère, in Suffren''s squadron. By the end of the war, Allemand had rose to lieutenant de frégate and served on Annibal. He later went on to serve on the fluyts Baleine and Outarde in the Indian Ocean. In late 1786, Allemand returned to France to benefit from a reform of the Navy by which he could obtain a permanent commission of sous-lieutenant de vaisseau for his service. In this capacity, he served on a number of frigates in the Caribbean and off America.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Halsey (died 1708) was a colonial American privateer and a later pirate who was active in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans during the early 18th century. Although much of his life and career is unknown, he is recorded in A General History of the Pyrates which states "He was brave in his Person, courteous to all his Prisoners, lived beloved, and died regretted by his own People. His Grave was made in a garden of watermelons, and fenced in with Palisades to prevent his being rooted up by wild Hogs." Born in Boston, Halsey became a privateer in the service of Great Britain commanding the 10-gun brigantine Charles during the War of the Spanish Succession, or Queen Anne''s War as it was known in the American colonies, and raided French fishing fleets in the Newfoundland and later sailed to Fayal in the Azores and the to the Canary Islands where he attacked Spanish ships en route to Barcelona during 1704. During the voyage, several of his men deserted as he put his lieutenant ashore at Cape Verde.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ved Prakash Marwah (born September 15, 1932) is a former governor of Manipur, Mizoram and Jharkhand. e was born in Peshawar, which is now situated in Pakistan. A former member of the Indian Police Service, Marwah has held assignments in different states in India during his 36-year career, including Commissioner of Police, Delhi, Director General of the National Security Guard, and Adviser to the Governors in Jammu & Kashmir and Bihar. Marwah headed the Marwah Commission, which was appointed in November 1984 to inquire into the role of the police during 1984 Anti-Sikh riots. Marwah almost completed his inquiry towards the middle of 1985 but was directed by the Rajiv Gandhi government not to proceed further as the Misra Commission had been appointed by then.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. William Babcock Hazen (September 27, 1830 January 16, 1887) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Indian Wars, as a Union general in the American Civil War, and as Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army. His most famous service was defending "Hell''s Half Acre" at the Battle of Stones River in 1862. Hazen was born in West Hartford, Vermont, but moved to Ohio at the age of three. He spent his boyhood in the town of Hiram and formed a close personal friendship with future President James A. Garfield. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, in 1855, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Infantry. Before the Civil War, he served primarily in the Pacific Northwest and Texas, where he was wounded severely on November 3, 1859, during a fight with the Comanches along the Llano River. He was absent on sick leave until 1861.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ernest House Sr. was an American tribal leader who served as the Chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe for four four-year terms from 1982 to 2010. Ernest House was born in Mancos Canyon on September 27, 1945, to Thomas House Sr. and Francis Marie. A member of the Weeminuche Band of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, House was the grandson of the last hereditary chief of the Ute Mountain Ute, Chief Jack House. He was raised in Mancos Canyon in southwestern Colorado. House served as a veteran of the Colorado Army National Guard within the Special Forces Airborne Group. He was also employed by the National Park Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs at various times during his career. Ernest House worked for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe for more than fifty years, including more than thirty years in Ute tribal politics
Britain's famous overseas civil services - the Colonial Administrative Service, the Indian Civil Service and the Sudan Political Service - no longer exist as a major and sought-after career for Britain's graduates. In this detailed study the history of each service is presented within the framework of the need to administer an expanding empire. Close attention is paid to the methods of recruitment and training and to the socio-educational background of the overseas administrators as well as to the nature of their work. The prestigious incumbents of Government House are revealingly examined. The impact of decolonisation on overseas officials and the kinds of 'second careers' which they took up are documented. This authoritative narrative history is enlivened by recourse to Service lore and anecdotes.