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The Things They Carried
A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived ...
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War 1st (first) Edition by Marlantes, Karl 
Atlantic Monthly Press
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
An incredible publishing storywritten over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a New York Times best seller for sixteen weeks, a National Indie Next and a USA Today best seller Matterhorn has been hailed as a brilliant account of war” ( New York Times Book Review ). Now out in paperback, Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead and James Jones’s ...
"He seems to have brought to this book the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter . . . the premier war correspondence of Vietnam."--Washington Post. "The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time."--John le Carre." . . . Dispatches puts the rest of us in the shade."--Hunter S. Thompson.
The ascent of the Matterhorn
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and ...
A Rumor of War
The classic Vietnam memoir, as relevant today as it was almost thirty years ago. In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenent Philip J. Caputo landed at Da Nang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history's ugliest wars, he returned home--physically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism forever gone. A Rumor of War is more than one soldier's story. Upon ...
The Matterhorn - The Most Dangerous Mountain
Alpine Avenue Books, 2013
No other mountain in the world is as fascinating as the Matterhorn. Since the dramatic first ascent in 1865, the drama and the myths have created a unique interest in this mountain, which has probably caused the deaths of more mountaineers than any other. Each year, thousands of climbers attempt to reach the summit, but only one in five succeeds. And every season, the mountain claims the lives of ten to twenty climbers. Steffen Kjaer describes ...
Fields of Fire
They each had their reasons for being a soldier. They each had their illusions. Goodrich came from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo — Death Before Dishonor — before he got the uniform. And Hodges was haunted by the ghosts of family heroes. They were three young men from different worlds plunged into a white-hot, murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin, 1969. They had no way of knowing what ...
The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War
Frederick Downs Jr.
W. W. Norton & Company
“The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”— Army Times Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon ...
What It Is Like To Go To War
#3 on Amazon.com’s 10 Best Books of 2011 The New Yorker Favorite Books from 2011 Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2011 Barnes & Noble Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 St. Louis Post Dispatch Favorite Books of 2011 A Shelf Awareness Reviewer’s Top Pick of 2011 One of the most important and highly-praised books of 2011, Karl Marlantes’s What It Is Like to Go to War is set to become just as much of a classic as his epic novel ...
Tour of the Matterhorn (Cicerone Guides)
Cicerone Press Limited
The Tour of the Matterhorn is a superb alpine trek with a huge variety of scenery and culture. As the Matterhorn straddles the Swiss-Italian frontier, the trek visits both countries, each with its own unique traditions, way of life and scenery. The tour goes over high passes reached by delightful footpaths and through charming alpine villages where life has hardly changed for centuries, providing a precious insight into local life. Not only is ...
In the Shadow of the Matterhorn
Synergy Books, 2012
Intimate stories about life, love, and laughter at Disneyland. A look at Disneyland from the perspective of living very close to the Park, working at the Park, and the life-changing effect that Disneyland had on so many. Contains unpublished stories about Disneyland, about cast members working there, and about some of the crazy events that the author experienced during his six years working at the "Happiest Place on Earth".
Dog Ear Publishing, 2013
On Jan. 17, 1972, during some of the darkest days of the Vietnam War, an American soldier walked out of the jungle and onto an isolated US Army firebase in the Central Highlands. The stranger had no identification, was in good health and otherwise seemed normal. But there was a problem. While the stranger said his name was Daniel Carson, he could remember almost nothing else. Quiet and reserved, he could not explain where he came from or why he ...
Banner in the Sky
James Ramsey Ullman
The Citadel It stands unconquered, the last great summit of the Alps. Only one man has ever dared to approach the top, and that man died in his pursuit. He was Josef Matt, Rudi Matt's father. At sixteen, Rudi is determined to pay tribute to the man he never knew, and complete the quest that claimed his father's life. And so, taking his father's red shirt as a flag, he heads off to face the earth's most challenging peak. But before Rudi can ...
The USAAF in World War II: Vol V, The Pacific, MATTERHORN to Nagasaki, June 1944 to August 1945 (USAF ...
This volume of the USAF official history of of the USAAF in WWII, 5 in the 7 volume series, covers the final campaigns in the Pacific. Operation MATTERHORN, the strategic bombing of Japan, which culminated in the most destructive air raid of the war, the burning of Tokyo, is covered in great detail. The book finishes with the two Atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
ONE STEP AT A TIME (English Edition) (HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH Educational Children's Book Collection 5)
Happy Language Kids Publications, 2013
ENGLISH EDITION Come on a sea adventure with HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH as he finds out that HAPPINESS STARTS WITH COMMITMENT. “ONE STEP AT A TIME Happiness Begins One Step At A Time” is a great tale to teach commitment. Hugo is a little starfish with a big sense of adventure. One day he finds an empty candy wrapper with a picture of a huge chocolate mountain. Usually when Hugo finds trash in the ocean it upsets him but this time what he ...
The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat
November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to ...
Hoover Wilderness Region Trail Map: Twin Lakes, Lundy Lake, Bridgeport, Green Creek, Virginia Lakes, Buckeye ...
Tom Harrison Maps
Shaded relief map, complete UTM Grid and GPS Compatible. Revised and edited in 2010. In this map is the town of Bridgeport, a gateway to Twin Lakes popular fishing and hiking spots. Wheelewr Flat Bush Mountain, Sweetwaters, and Huntoon Valley. If you are planning a trans-Sierra trip you will probably use this map while connecting the Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail om your way to the Emigrant Wilderness in the west side of the Sierras. Adjacent ...
Matterhorn and Zermatt
A photo book. The Matterhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. At 4,478 meters (14,690 ft) high, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It has four steep faces which face north, south, east and west, and rise above the surrounding glaciers. The Matterhorn overlooks the village of Zermatt in the canton of Valais to the north-east and Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south. The ...
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