The Assam Mission of the American Baptist Missionary Union: Anonymous
The PWMU Cookbook: Presbyterian Women´s Missionary Union & Committee
The Missionary Jubilee:An account of the fiftieth anniversary of the American Baptist Missionary Union, at Philadelphia, May 24, 25, and 26, 1864 : with commemorative papers and discourses Anonymous
The Missionary Jubilee:an account of the fiftieth anniversary of the American Baptist missionary union, at Philadelphia, May 24, 25, and 26, 1864. With commemorative papers and discourses Soc. American Baptist Foreign Mission
When those fellows get started, all hell can´t stop them. (Union corps commander Gordon Granger during the Battle of Missionary Ridge) In late September 1863, the Confederates began laying siege to the Union Army of the Cumberland around Chattanooga in what would be their last gasp for supremacy in the West. Following the devastating Union defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, the army and its shaken commander, General William S. Rosecrans, began digging in around the city and waiting for reinforcements to arrive. Meanwhile the Confederate Army of Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg, took the surrounding heights, including Missionary Ridge to the east and Lookout Mountain to the southwest, allowing them control over the vital rail and river supply lines needed by the Union forces in the city. Bragg planned to lay siege to the city and starve the Union forces into surrendering. Having lost faith in Rosecrans after Chickamauga, Washington delegated to Ulysses S. Grant the task of lifting the siege by placing him in command of nearly the entire theater. Grant replaced Rosecrans with George H. Thomas, who had saved the army at Chickamauga, and ordered him to ´´hold Chattanooga at all hazards.´´ Thomas replied, ´´We will hold the town ´til we starve.´´ Meanwhile President Lincoln detached General Hooker and two divisions from the Army of the Potomac and sent them west to reinforce the garrison at Chattanooga. What followed were some of the most remarkable operations of the entire Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Orders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035080/bk_acx0_035080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The history of California is one that witnessed the rise and fall of several nations and peoples. From the first natives to settle the fertile lands to the encroaching foreigners from the south, east, west, and north, the land that eventually became the Golden State received them all. From across oceans, mountains, plains, and deserts, people came to take advantage of the region’s natural resources. In the mid-19th century, the battles would culminate with a young republic claiming the land in its endeavor to stretch from sea to shining sea. Given that Americans were still mostly on the East Coast, the early settlers and prospectors who came west would find a land rich in resources and people but without the means and ability to properly tap those resources. Thus, the land would change hands several times, with the natives stuck in the middle, as they so often were in colonial struggles. One of the most important and memorable events of America’s westward push across the frontier came with the discovery of gold in the lands that became California in January 1848. Located thousands of miles away from the country’s power centers on the East Coast at the time, the announcement came a month before the Mexican-American War had ended, and among the very few Americans that were near the region at the time, many of them were Army soldiers who were participating in the war and garrisoned there. San Francisco was still best known for being a Spanish military and missionary outpost during the colonial era, and only a few hundred called it home. Mexico’s independence, and its possession of those lands, had come only a generation earlier.Everything changed almost literally overnight. While the Mexican-American War technically concluded with a treaty in February 1848, the announcement brought an influx of an estimated 90,000 ´´Forty-Niners” to the region in 1849, hailing from other parts of America and even as far away as Asia. All told, an es 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144457/bk_acx0_144457_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bible in China:The History of the Union Version or the Culmination of Protestant Missionary Bible Translation in China JostOliver Zetzsche
Eric Henry Liddell was a Scottish athlete, rugby union international player, and missionary. He is perhaps most well known as the subject of the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire, which depicted his experiences training and racing in the Olympics and the religious convictions that influenced him. In his book about spiritual disciplines, he outlines his own pattern for living, which has as its foundation a daily Bible-reading plan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000808/bk_hove_000808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.