A look at the lives of the real nurses depicted in the PBS show Mercy Street. Heroines of Mercy Street tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia, mansion turned wartime hospital and setting for the new PBS drama Mercy Street. Among the Union soldiers, doctors, wounded men from both sides, freed slaves, politicians, speculators, and spies who passed through the hospital in the crossroads of the Civil War were nurses who gave their time freely and willingly to save lives and aid the wounded. These women saw casualties on a scale Americans had never seen before, and medicine was at a turning point. Heroines of Mercy Street follows the lives of women like Dorothea Dix, Mary Phinney, Anne Reading, and more before, during, and after their epic struggle in Alexandria and reveals their personal contributions to this astounding period in the advancement of medicine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002375/bk_hach_002375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When unimaginable calamities strike, Mercy Carver, a poor London woman, wonders what she has done to deserve such immeasurable suffering. It is only when she faces imminent death in the snow and ice-encrusted Virginia wilderness that she finally understands the power of destiny. Mercy is passionate. She loves and hates in equal measure. Can love and hatred give her the strength she needs now to reach a Northern state and free a runaway slave wanted for murders she committed? America and her people are strangled in an uncompromising political stalemate. Southern states have seceded from the Union, and a civil war is imminent. Mercy Carver´s journey is just beginning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marion Castle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cher/000701/bk_cher_000701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1858, Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. 2nd Lieutenant Dobey Walls meets and bonds with veteran Corporal Jimmy Melton. As the Civil War begins, they leave to join the 8th Texas Cavalry in Houston, then take part in the first and the final charges of the Army of Tennessee. Between those events, they ride with Nathan Bedford Forrest, play an honorable role in the Fort Pillow Massacre, harass Sherman with Shannon´s Raiders, and visit the second best brothel in Atlanta. As surrender looms, they´re released to search for Dobey´s long-missing family in the Texas Panhandle. Their efforts are hampered by destitute farmers, lonely widows, dangerous militia, freed slaves, and runaways, who increase their numbers and excitement. In the process, they save a quadroon and her daughter from Yankee deserters who have stolen a Union payroll. This act of mercy brings them romance but puts Pinkerton detectives and a renegade lawman on their trail. Confederate Cherokees and Cheyenne Dog Soldiers add to the chaos. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Newbill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013390/bk_acx0_013390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nurse Mercy Lynch is elbows deep in bloody laundry at a war hospital in Richmond, Virginia, when Clara Barton comes bearing bad news: Mercy’s husband has died in a POW camp. On top of that, a telegram from the west coast declares that her estranged father is gravely injured, and he wishes to see her. Mercy sets out toward the Mississippi River. Once there, she’ll catch a train over the Rockies and - if the telegram can be believed - be greeted in Washington Territory by the sheriff, who will take her to see her father in Seattle. Reaching the Mississippi is a harrowing adventure by dirigible and rail through war-torn border states. When Mercy finally arrives in St. Louis, the only Tacoma-bound train is pulled by a terrifying Union-operated steam engine called the Dreadnought. Reluctantly, Mercy buys a ticket and climbs aboard. What ought to be a quiet trip turns deadly when the train is beset by bushwhackers, then vigorously attacked by a band of Rebel soldiers. The train is moving away from battle lines into the vast, unincorporated West, so Mercy can’t imagine why they’re so interested. Perhaps the mysterious cargo secreted in the second and last train cars has something to do with it? Mercy is just a frustrated nurse who wants to see her father before he dies. But she’ll have to survive both Union intrigue and Confederate opposition if she wants to make it off the Dreadnought alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001134/bk_aren_001134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
,p>How our nation began told in a way that you will not forget Joseph Warren III, colonial Boston´s most prominent physician, teacher, writer, orator and scholar, is caught up in the radical movement, working to free the colony from British exploitation, and becomes a political and military leader. All the great names seek his help and leadership, each in a different way; the Adams cousins, James Otis, John Hancock, to name a few. Paul Revere, his most trusted, faithful follower, joins him to lead the Masons in their amazing exploits. Abigail Adams introduces him to the beautiful Mercy Scollay. A story of sacrifice, service and virtue, in novel form, based on the documents, revealing the dangerous choice for independence and union, the treachery of a friend turned spy, Lexington, Concord and Breed´s Hill in a whole new light. Following Joe calls our attention to a true revolutionary hero; a great read for lovers of American History. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018908/bk_acx0_018908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the close of the 24th century, a series of revolutions has caused the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union Army stretched thin, mercenary units have arisen for those who have the need - and the means - to hire them. Kay, the alien member of the Cutter Force Initiative, has returned to her brutal home world of Vast on a mission of mercy. Before she joined the merc team, she was a great healer. And now her skills are sorely needed. Hundreds of Vastalimi - including her blood-kin - are mysteriously dying. But is the plague a work of nature? Or is it a bioengineered virus, purposefully unleashed? Kay and Doc Wink will have to find out the hard way. With the Cutter Force light-years away, the two find the odds against them - and on a planet like Vast, where violence abounds and life is cheap, they may be facing a foe they can´t defeat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006244/bk_blak_006244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beyond All Priceis a historical novel, based on the real life story of Nellie M. Chase, a Union nurse during America´s Civil War. History books have recorded only a few lines about her experiences as a Civil War nurse. She left no personal letters and no formal records, but those whose lives she touched remembered her as an angel of mercy. Her story, told here by a trained historian, is factual whenever events can be documented. Fictional descriptions, conversations, and transitions strive to reflect the true nature of the time in which she lived and struggled. She had eloped at the age of 19 with a man she later discovered was a ´´drunk, a gambler, a liar, a forger, and a thief´´. She was strong enough to escape from that potentially abusive relationship and resourceful enough to find a job as wardrobe mistress for a theater. The woman with whom she shared a single room in a squalid tenement took an overdose of opium in an effort to escape a life of prostitution. Nellie joined the Union Army, because life in the midst of a war seemed safer than the one she had been living. She found a home with the 100th Pennsylvania Regiment, a band of volunteers whose nickname was The Roundhead Regiment because of their strong religious beliefs. She believed so passionately in her country´s cause that she displayed a soldier´s bravery. Her skill and compassion led one of her patients to write, ´´Even here, amid the roar and carnage, was found a woman with the soul to dare danger; the heart to sympathize with the battle-stricken; sense, skill, and experience to make her a treasure beyond all price.´´ She was equally at home managing a southern plantation full of abandoned slaves, a battlefield operating station, or a 600-bed military hospital. But after the war, her deep-seated need to dedicate her life to a worthy cause continued to drive her efforts until she faced an enemy more lethal than war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrianne Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020433/bk_acx0_020433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The memorable and gutsy heroines of J. H. Fletcher´s Land of Golden Wattle take us on a journey through Australian history. 1826, Van Diemen´s Land. When her father dies in a duel, 17-year-old Emma Tregellas is left with limited funds and at the mercy of her odious guardian. Faced with the prospect of being forced into marriage with a man she detests, she enlists the help of her true love, Ephraim Dark, who assists her to escape to faraway Van Diemen´s Land. Here she seeks sanctuary with her wealthy uncle, Barnsley Tregellas. 1982, Tasmania. The union of Bec Hampton and Jonathan, heir to the fabulously wealthy Penrose estate, brought promise of reconciliation to two warring sides of the same family: a dynasty that had its foundations laid by Emma Tregellas and Ephraim Dark nearly a 100 years earlier. Defying opposition from Jonathan´s formidable grandmother, Bec had gained control of Derwent, the agricultural empire that the family had built from the early days of white settlement. Now 85, Bec´s dearest wish is that her granddaughter Tamara should inherit the property, but Giles, her dissolute son, has other ideas. Will Bec and Tamara succeed in defeating Giles´ plans, or will control of Derwent pass irrevocably out of the family? This majestic historical drama spans seven generations of an often-divided Australian family. With them we experience many of the traumatic events of Australia´s history: the early days of white settlement, the gold rush, the cataclysm of two world wars and the Great Depression. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Vuletic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004082/bk_boli_004082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.