War & Military

The Art of War (Version 4)

Read by Bob Neufeld


Sun Tzu 孙武


The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The…

The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

Read by Sue Anderson


Leander Stillwell


Leander Stillwell was an 18-year-old Illinois farm boy, living with his family in a log cabin, when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Stillwell …

Commentaries on the Gallic War

Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Gaius Julius Caesar


Commentarii de Bello Gallico (English: Commentaries on the Gallic War) is Julius Caesar's firsthand account of the Gallic Wars, written as a…

Over the Top

Read by Mark F. Smith


Arthur Guy Empey


Arthur Guy Empey was an American who responded to the sinking of the Lusitania by enlisting with the British Army to fight in France. His ex…

Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 1

Read by Timothy Ferguson


Lord Thomas Cochrane


This two volume work is the autobiography of Lord Cochrane, a naval captain of the Napoleonic period. His adventures are seminal to the deve…

The U-boat Hunters

Read by William Tomcho


James Brendan Connolly


The author takes the listener on a tour of various ships used in WW1. He discusses the boats and the seamen who occupy them and their encoun…

A German Deserter's War Experience

Read by Lee Smalley


Anonymoustranslated Byjulius Koettgen


The author of this 1917 narrative, who escaped from Germany and military service after 14 months of fighting in France, did not wish to have…

A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier: Some of the Adventures, Dangers, and Su…

Read by Barry Eads


Joseph Plumb Martin


Joining the Continental Army as a teenager, Joseph Plumb Martin spent the next eight years fighting in the Revolutionary War as an enlisted …

Fighting the Flying Circus

Read by Brett W. Downey


Eddie Rickenbacker


This is the WWI memoirs of Medal of Honor winner, Capt Eddie Rickenbacker. He fought in and eventually became commander of the 94th "Ha…

The Escaping Club

Read by Tom Weiss


A. J. Evans


Described by some as one of the greatest escape books published. The Escaping Club recounts Evans' escape to Switzerland from a supposedly &…

The River War - An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

Read by Mark F. Smith


Winston S. Churchill


When the self-proclaimed Mahdi (“Guided One”) gathered Islamic forces and kicked the Anglo-Egyptians out of the Sudan, he unleashed a backla…

Somme Battle Stories

Read by David Wales


Alec John Dawson


Stories of World War I warfare, published in 1916 in the midst of the war. (That's why names of persons and units are literally "blanke…

Anabasis

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Xenophon


Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave hi…

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

Read by James Christopher


United States Office Of Strategic Services


Formed during World War II, the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS), was organized for special operations and intelligence gath…

Early Kings of Norway

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Thomas Carlyle


"The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fa…

History of the World War

Read by MaryAnn


Francis Andrew March


This is a popular narrative history of the world's greatest war. Written frankly from the viewpoint of the United States and the Allies, it…

Chancellorsville and Gettysburg

Read by Mark F. Smith


Abner Doubleday


Abner Doubleday began the Civil War as a Union officer and aimed the first cannon shot in response to the bombardment opened on Ft. Sumter i…

The Rough Riders

Read by William Peck


Theodore Roosevelt


Theodore Roosevelt's personal account of The Rough Riders, the name affectionately bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one …

The Naval War of 1812

Read by James E. Carson


Theodore Roosevelt


Somewhat detailed history of naval engagements between the United States and England during the War of 1812, from a decidedly American persp…

Inventions Of The Great War

Read by David Wales


Alexander Russell Bond


“… this war was not one of mere destruction. It set men to thinking as they had never thought before. It intensified their inventive faculti…

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