The Greatest Beer Run Ever Book
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The Greatest Beer Run Ever


  • Author : John "Chick" Donohue
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Date : 2020-11-10
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780062995483

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! Soon to be a major motion picture written and directed by Academy Award-winning director of Green Book, Peter Farrelly. “Chickie takes us thousands of miles on a hilarious quest laced with sorrow, but never dull. You will laugh and cry, but you will not be sorry that you read this rollicking story.”—Malachy McCourt A wildly entertaining, feel-good memoir of an Irish-American New Yorker and former U.S. marine who embarked on a courageous, hare-brained scheme to deliver beer to his pals serving Vietnam in the late 1960s. One night in 1967, twenty-six-year-old John Donohue—known as Chick—was out with friends, drinking in a New York City bar. The friends gathered there had lost loved ones in Vietnam. Now, they watched as anti-war protesters turned on the troops themselves. One neighborhood patriot came up with an inspired—some would call it insane—idea. Someone should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies there, give them messages of support from back home, and share a few laughs over a can of beer. It would be the Greatest Beer Run Ever. But who’d be crazy enough to do it? One man was up for the challenge—a U. S. Marine Corps veteran turned merchant mariner who wasn’t about to desert his buddies on the front lines when they needed him. Chick volunteered. A day later, he was on a cargo ship headed to Vietnam, armed with Irish luck and a backpack full of alcohol. Landing in Qui Nho’n, Chick set off on an adventure that would change his life forever—an odyssey that took him through a series of hilarious escapades and harrowing close calls, including the Tet Offensive. But none of that mattered if he could bring some cheer to his pals and show them how much the folks back home appreciated them. This is the story of that epic beer run, told in Chick’s own words and those of the men he visited in Vietnam.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever Book
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The Greatest Beer Run Ever


  • Author : J. T. Molloy
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Date : 2020-11-12
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781913183325

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*** THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'An extraordinary story.' - Daily Mail 'An unforgettable, wild ride from start to finish.' - John Bruning 'The astounding true story - from the streets of Manhattan to the jungles of Vietnam.' - Thomas Kelly IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME. As a result of a rowdy night in his local New York bar, ex-Marine and merchant seaman "Chick" Donohue volunteers for a legendary mission. He will sneak into Vietnam to track down his buddies in combat to bring them a cold beer and supportive messages from home. It'll be the greatest beer run ever! Now, decades on from 1968, this is the remarkable true story of how he actually did it. Armed with Irish luck and a backpack full of alcohol, Chick works his passage to Vietnam, lands in Qui Nhon and begins to carry out his quest, tracking down the disbelieving soldiers one by one. But things quickly go awry, and as he talks his way through checkpoints and unwittingly into dangerous situations, Chick sees a lot more of the war than he ever planned - spending a terrifying time in the Demilitarized Zone, and getting caught up in Saigon during the Tet Offensive. With indomitable spirit, Chick survives on his wits, but what he finds in Vietnam comes as a shock. By the end of his epic adventure, battered and exhausted, Chick finds himself questioning why his friends were ever led into the war in the first place.

Alexander the Great Book
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Alexander the Great


  • Author : Philip Freeman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2011-10-18
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781416592815

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An authoritative and dramatic portrait set against a backdrop of the war-torn Greek empire draws on extensive research to cover such topics as Alexander's military prowess, premature death and inspiration to subsequent historical conquerors.

Joe Louis Book

Joe Louis


  • Author : Randy Roberts
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Date : 2010-10-26
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780300168853

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A “humbling, inspiring . . . deeply emotional” biography of the boxing legend who held the heavyweight world championship for more than eleven years (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Known as the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis defended his heavyweight title an astonishing twenty-five times. Through the 1930s, he got more column inches of newspaper coverage than President Roosevelt. At a time when the boxing ring was the only venue where black and white could meet on equal terms, Louis embodied Black America’s hope for dignity and equality. And in 1938, his politically charged defeat of German boxer Max Schmeling made Louis a national hero on the world stage. Through meticulous research and first-hand interviews, acclaimed biographer Randy Roberts presents a complete portrait of Louis and his outsized impact on sport and country. Digging beneath the simplistic narratives of heroism and victimization, Roberts reveals an athlete who carefully managed his public image, and whose relationships with both the black and white communities—including his relationships with mobsters—were deeply complex. “Roberts is a fine match with his subject. He supports with powerful evidence his contention that Louis’s impact was enormous and profound.” —The Boston Globe

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell Book
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I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell


  • Author : Tucker Max
  • Publisher : Citadel
  • Date : 2012-03-01
  • Category : Humor
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780806535937

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The “highly entertaining and thoroughly reprehensible” #1 New York Times bestseller—now with sixteen pages of photos and a new introduction (The New York Times). My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole. I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead. But, I do contribute to humanity in one very important way: I share my adventures with the world. --from the Introduction Actual reader feedback: "I find it truly appalling that there are people in the world like you. You are a disgusting, vile, repulsive, repugnant, foul creature. Because of you, I don’t believe in God anymore. No just God would allow someone like you to exist." "I’ll stay with God as my lord, but you are my savior. I just finished reading your brilliant stories, and I laughed so hard I almost vomited. I want to bring that kind of joy to people. You’re an artist of the highest order and a true humanitarian to boot. I'm in both shock and awe at how much I want to be you."

An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport Book
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An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport


  • Author : Kenny Mayne
  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press
  • Date : 2009-02
  • Category : Humor
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9780307396198

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A SportsCenter broadcaster presents an irreverent study of the history of sports that combines real-life facts, offbeat trivia, fantastical exaggerations, and hilarious personal anecdotes and reflections that cover everything from football and bocce to badminton, skateboarding, and tetherball. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Fifteen Minutes Ago Book

Fifteen Minutes Ago


  • Author : Craig Tschetter
  • Publisher : Mill City Press, Incorporated
  • Date : 2017-09-12
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1635056365

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A Memoir: A innocent 18 year old leaves home to join the military during a time of war. He leaves because he can no longer live with the religious mandates imposed by his parents Mennonite faith. The Marine Corps boot camp and further training leave him filled with fear, uncertainty, and yet as a marine filled with pride. He serves 20 months in Vietnam during the height of the war (67-69) as a combat radio operator. Wounded twice, forced to witness a haunting murder, and living one day at a time he struggles to meet the date he can leave Vietnam. Finally he is sent to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA to become a Drill Instructor. After training seven platoons of raw recruit to face the hostile environment he left he is discharged after 4 years of a honorable decorated service. He marries, starts a family, earns his college degree while facing the hostile professors and student body in protest over the war he so valiantly fought. Years pass before he falls into a deep dark hole of depression. Obsessed with memories of Vietnam that won't leave him alone he see suicide as his only reprieve. Afraid of what he might do he finds help thru the local Veterans Hospital. No one but his wife understands the life he live and the medications required to keep him level. His family and friends see him as a happy, success former marine living life's dream. Little does anyone know the torment he's forced to live with everyday. When people ask him when he was in Vietnam, he responds by saying from November 1967 - July 1969. What he really wants to tell them is: 15 MINUTES AGO. CRAIG TSCHETTER, writes vividly about being raised by parents of strict Mennonite faith and his struggles to deal with their religious mandates. Enlisting in the Marine Corps to escape home he finds himself in the jungles of Vietnam for 20 months and then at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA as a Drill Instructor. Educated with a degree in Mortuary Science he spends the next 34 year

Empire Rising Book
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Empire Rising


  • Author : Thomas Kelly
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Date : 2006-01-24
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781466825307

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A Novel of High-Stakes Romance and Betrayal, Set During the Race to Finish the World's Tallest Building In Empire Rising, his extraordinary third book, Thomas Kelly tells a story of love and work, of intrigue and jealousy, with the narrative verve that led the Village Voice's reviewer to dub him "Dostoevsky with a hard hat and lead pipe." As the novel opens, it is 1930-the Depression-and ground has just been broken for the Empire State Building. One of the thousands of men erecting the building high above the city is Michael Briody, an Irish immigrant torn between his desire to make a new life in America and his pledge to gather money and arms for the Irish republican cause. When he meets Grace Masterson, an alluring artist who is depicting the great skyscraper's ascent from her houseboat on the East River, Briody's life turns exhilarating-and dangerous, for Grace is also a paramour of Johnny Farrell, Mayor Jimmy Walker's liaison with Tammany Hall and the underworld. Their heartbreaking love story-which takes place both in the immigrant neighborhoods of the Bronx and amid the swanky nightlife of the '21' Club--is also a chronicle of the city's rough passage from a working-class enclave to a world-class metropolis, and a vivid reimagining of the conflict that pitted the Tammany Hall political machine and its popular mayor against the boundlessly ambitious Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Colin Harrison, in The New York Times Book Review, called Kelly's The Rackets "A well-paced, violent thriller, [and] an elegy for the city's old Irish working class." In Empire Rising, Kelly takes his work to a new level: telling of the story of the people who built the "eighth wonder of the world," he makes old New York the setting for a rich and unforgettable story.

Race to Hawaii Book

Race to Hawaii


  • Author : Jason Ryan
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Date : 2018-08-01
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780912777276

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A thrilling account, Race to Hawaii chronicles the first flights to Hawaii in the 1920s, during the Golden Age of Aviation. These journeys were fraught with danger. To reach the tiny islands, fearless pilots flew unreliable and fragile aircraft outfitted with primitive air navigation equipment. The Dole Derby was an unprecedented 1927 air race in which eight planes set off at once across the Pacific, all eager to reach the islands first and claim a cash prize offered by "Pineapple King" James Dole. Military men, barnstormers, a schoolteacher, a Wall Street bond salesman, a Hollywood stunt flyer and veteran World War aces all encountered every type of hazard during their perilous flights. With so many pilots taking aim at the far-flung islands in so many different types of planes, everyone wondered who would reach Hawaii first, or at all.

Letters From THE HEART Book

Letters From THE HEART


  • Author : Jonathan Benumof
  • Publisher : Park Place Publications
  • Date : 2021-04-08
  • Category :
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 1953120202

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Letters from THE HEART provides a fascinating look at history through the daily lens of an intelligent and articulate physician who was drafted to serve in Vietnam for a year.

Women at War Book

Women at War


  • Author : Scott Baron
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Date : 2013-07-10
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781612514079

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Today, women in all U.S. military services are involved in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. They serve as pilots and crewmen of assault helicopters, bombers, fighters, and transport planes, and are frequently engaged in firefights with enemy insurgents while guarding convoys, traveling in hostile territory, or performing military police duties. Like their male counterparts, they carry out their missions with determination and great courage. The advent of the insurgency war, which has no rear or front lines, has made the debate regarding women in combat irrelevant. In such a war zone, anyone can be killed or injured at any moment. The stories of these courageous women are told by James E. Wise and Scott Baron, who use a format similar to the one employed with such success in the book "Stars in Blue". The profiles of some forty women and their photographs are included. To record their stories, the authors conducted numerous personal interviews, and in every case Wise and Baron were struck by the women's extraordinary display of dedication to their mission and to the soldiers and sailors with whom they served. Because the service of women in the military has been under reported to date, most of the women included in this book will be unknown to readers and reveal another dimension to the service of women in the desert and the vital role they play in the armed forces. While the book's focus is on today's women in combat, it also reaches back to Vietnam, Korea, and World War II to offer selected stories of inspiring women who served at the "cusp of the spear" as they fought and died for their country.

Three Wise Men Book
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Three Wise Men


  • Author : Beau Wise
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Date : 2021-01-12
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9781250253453

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From Beau Wise and Tom Sileo comes Three Wise Men, an incredible memoir of family, service and sacrifice by a Marine who lost both his brothers in combat—becoming the only "Sole Survivor" during the war in Afghanistan. Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, three brothers by blood became brothers in arms when each volunteered to defend their country. No military family has sacrificed more during the ensuing war, which has become the longest ever fought by America’s armed forces. While serving in Afghanistan, US Navy SEAL veteran and CIA contractor Jeremy Wise was killed in an al Qaeda suicide bombing that devastated the US intelligence community. Less than three years later, US Army Green Beret sniper Ben Wise was fatally wounded after volunteering for a dangerous assignment during a firefight with the Taliban. Ben was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, while Jeremy received the Intelligence Star—one of the rarest awards bestowed by the U.S. government—and also a star on the CIA’s Memorial Wall. United States Marine Corps combat veteran Beau Wise is the only known American service member to be pulled from the battlefield after losing two brothers in Afghanistan. Told in Beau’s voice, Three Wise Men is an American family’s historic true story of service and sacrifice.

The Borowitz Report Book
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The Borowitz Report


  • Author : Andy Borowitz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2010-05-11
  • Category : Humor
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781439129494

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Prepare to be shocked. From the man The Wall Street Journal hailed as a "Swiftean satirist" comes the most shocking book ever written! The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers, by award-winning fake journalist Andy Borowitz, contains page after page of "news stories" too hot, too controversial, too -- yes, shocking -- for the mainstream press to handle. Sample the groundbreaking reporting from the news organization whose motto is "Give us thirty minutes -- we'll waste it."

A Walk Around the Block Book
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A Walk Around the Block


  • Author : Spike Carlsen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Date : 2020-10-20
  • Category : Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780062954770

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“Carlsen sees a world of wonder hiding in plain sight and may just change how you look at the world around you.” - TODAY Show A simple walk around the block set journalist Spike Carlsen, bestselling author of A Splintered History of Wood, off to investigate everything he could about everything we take for granted in our normal life—from manhole covers and recycling bins to bike lanes and stoplights. In this celebration of the seemingly mundane, Carlsen opens our eyes to the engineering marvels, human stories, and natural wonders right outside our front door. He guides us through the surprising allure of sewers, the intricacies of power plants, the extraordinary path of an everyday letter, and the genius of recycling centers—all the while revealing that this awesome world isn’t just a spectator sport. Engaging as it is endearing, A Walk Around the Block will change the way you see things in your everyday life. Join Carlsen as he strolls through the trash museum of New York City, explores the quirky world of squirrels, pigeons, and roadkill, and shows us how understanding stoplights, bike lanes, and fine art of walking can add years to our lives. In the end, he brings a sense of wonder into your average walk around the block, wherever you are. Guaranteed.

Slaughterhouse Five Book
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Slaughterhouse Five


  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
  • Date : 1999-01-12
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780385333849

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A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powers, author of the National Book Award finalist The Yellow Birds Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of what Kurt Vonnegut described as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he had witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines historical fiction, science fiction, autobiography, and satire in an account of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a barber’s son turned draftee turned optometrist turned alien abductee. As Vonnegut had, Billy experiences the destruction of Dresden as a POW. Unlike Vonnegut, he experiences time travel, or coming “unstuck in time.” An instant bestseller, Slaughterhouse-Five made Kurt Vonnegut a cult hero in American literature, a reputation that only strengthened over time, despite his being banned and censored by some libraries and schools for content and language. But it was precisely those elements of Vonnegut’s writing—the political edginess, the genre-bending inventiveness, the frank violence, the transgressive wit—that have inspired generations of readers not just to look differently at the world around them but to find the confidence to say something about it. Authors as wide-ranging as Norman Mailer, John Irving, Michael Crichton, Tim O’Brien, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, David Sedaris, Jennifer Egan, and J. K. Rowling have all found inspiration in Vonnegut’s words. Jonathan Safran Foer has described Vonnegut as “the kind of writer who made people—young people especially—want to write.” George Saunders has declared Vonnegut to be “the great, urgent, passionate