All Quiet on the Western Front Book
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All Quiet on the Western Front


  • Author : Erich Maria Remarque
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1996-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780449911495

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All Quiet on the Western Front Excerpt :

Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . . This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another . . . if only he can come out of the war alive. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review

All Quiet on the Western Front Book

All Quiet on the Western Front


  • Author : Erich Maria Remarque
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101908082

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All Quiet on the Western Front Excerpt :

A hardcover edition of the classic tale of a young German soldier's harrowing experiences in the trenches, widely acclaimed as the greatest war novel of all time—featuring an Introduction by historian Norman Stone. Soon to be Netflix Film. When twenty-year-old Paul Bäumer and his classmates enlist in the German army during World War I, they are full of youthful enthusiam. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught to believe in shatters under the first brutal bombardment in the trenches. Through the ensuing years of horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another. Erich Maria Remarque's classic novel not only portrays in vivid detail the combatants' physical and mental trauma, but dramatizes as well the tragic detachment from civilian life felt by many upon returning home. Remarque's stated intention--"to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war"--remains as powerful and relevant as ever, a century after that conflict's end.

Filming  All Quiet on the Western Front  Book

Filming All Quiet on the Western Front


  • Author : Andrew Kelly
  • Publisher : I.B. Tauris
  • Release Date : 1998-12-31
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1860643612

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Filming All Quiet on the Western Front Excerpt :

Published to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Erich Maria Remarque, author of "All Quiet on the Western Front", this is an account of the making of the Academy Award-winning film of the novel. When it first appeared in 1928, the book transformed the popular image of war; the film, directed by Lewis Milestone, was released the following year and was instantly acclaimed as a classic. It remains the quintessential view of World War I and of the brutality and waste of war. Like the novel, however, it suffered censorship internationally: it was banned in Italy, and in Germany following violent protests, and cut elsewhere, including Hollywood. This account covers the film's origins and production, and its fortunes on and after release. The author's five years of research included visits to archives around the world, viewings of all extant versions of the film, and interviews with people involved in its production. The book is illustrated with scenes from the film and contains extensive extracts from the screenplays.

All Quiet on the Western Front Book

All Quiet on the Western Front


  • Author : Brian Murdoch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-05-14
  • Genre: World War, 1914-1918
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 1587657201

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All Quiet on the Western Front Excerpt :

Essay selections include a comparison of All Quiet on the Western Front to Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, a comprehensive survey of the novel's popular and critical reception, an examination of the novel's often overlooked subtleties of tone, characterization, and plot, and Remarque's startling direct style and his relevance to twenty-first-century readers. Previously published essays offer a close reading of the novel and its themes of comradeship, and the devastating effects of war on those who live through them as well as an account of the production and reception of the 1930 film adaptation.

Erich Maria Remarque s All Quiet on the Western Front Book

Erich Maria Remarque s All Quiet on the Western Front


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604134025

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Erich Maria Remarque s All Quiet on the Western Front Excerpt :

This 1929 novel served as Remarque's attempt to confront and ultimately rid himself of the graphic and haunting memories of his time serving in World War I. A novel with autobiographical overtones, All Quiet on the Western Front traces the evolution of one man's powerful antiwar sentiments. This title in the Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations series features a fresh selection of full-length critical essays, in addition to a bibliography, a chronology of the author's life, and an introduction by esteemed scholar Harold Bloom.

Death of a Hero Book
Score: 3
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Death of a Hero


  • Author : Richard Aldington
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101602935

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One of the great World War I antiwar novels—honest, chilling, and brilliantly satirical Based on the author's experiences on the Western Front, Richard Aldington's first novel, Death of a Hero, finally joins the ranks of Penguin Classics. Our hero is George Winterbourne, who enlists in the British Expeditionary Army during the Great War and gets sent to France. After a rash of casualties leads to his promotion through the ranks, he grows increasingly cynical about the war and disillusioned by the hypocrisies of British society. Aldington's writing about Britain's ignorance of the tribulations of its soldiers is among the most biting ever published. Death of a Hero vividly evokes the morally degrading nature of combat as it rushes toward its astounding finish. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

All Quiet on the Western Front Book

All Quiet on the Western Front


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: All quiet on the Western front (Motion picture)
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 1417560835

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Hitler s First War Book
Score: 4
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Hitler s First War


  • Author : Thomas Weber
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199233205

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The story of Hitler's formative experiences as a soldier on the Western Front - now told in full for the first time, presenting a radical revision of Hitler's own account of this time in Mein Kampf.

Eight Stories Book
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Eight Stories


  • Author : Erich Maria Remarque
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479826919

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Eight Stories Excerpt :

A compelling set of short stories from the author of World War I classic, All Quiet on the Western Front German-American novelist Erich Maria Remarque captured the emotional anguish of a generation in his World War I masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front, as well as in an impressive selection of novels, plays, and short stories. This exquisite collection revives Remarque’s unforgettable voice, presenting a series of short stories that have long ago faded from public memory. From the haunting description of an abandoned battlefield to the pain of losing a loved one in the war to soldiers’ struggles with what we now recognize as PTSD, the stories offer an unflinching glimpse into the physical, emotional, and even spiritual implications of World War I. In this collection, we follow the trials of naïve war widow Annette Stoll, reflect on the power of small acts of kindness toward a dying soldier, and join Johann Bartok, a weary prisoner of war, in his struggle to reunite with his wife. Although a century has passed since the end of the Great War, Remarque’s writing offers a timeless reflection on the many costs of war. Eight Stories offers a beautiful tribute to the pain that war inflicts on soldiers and civilians alike, and resurrects the work of a master author whose legacy – like the war itself – will endure for generations to come. A compelling set of short stories from the author of World War I classic, All Quiet on the Western Front German-American novelist Erich Maria Remarque captured the emotional anguish of a generation in his World War I masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front, as well as in an impressive selection of novels, plays, and short stories. This exquisite collection revives Remarque’s unforgettable voice, presenting a series of short stories that have long ago faded from public memory. From the haunting description of an abandoned battlefield to the pain of losing a loved one in the war to soldiers’ struggles with what we n

Cry Pilot Book
Score: 4.5
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Cry Pilot


  • Author : Joel Dane
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984802538

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A devastated Earth. Rogue bio-weapons. And a recruit with secrets. In this explosive new military science fiction novel, a tight-knit infantry squad is thrown into battle against a mysterious enemy that appears without warning and strikes without mercy. There's only one way for a man with Maseo Kaytu's secrets to join the military: by volunteering for a suicide mission as a 'cry pilot'. He cheats the system to survive, but you can't fake basic training. Assigned to a squad of misfits, Kaytu learns how to fight, how to obey, and how to trust. Yet the more he bonds with his fellow recruits, the more he risks exposure of his criminal past. Keeping his secret is about to become the least of his problems. Kaytu discovers that his platoon is being deployed against a new kind of rogue bio-weapon. One that has torn apart every military force it's ever faced . . . .

A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear Book
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A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear


  • Author : Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541788480

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A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear Excerpt :

A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears. Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, they set their sights on Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road. When they descended on Grafton, public funding for pretty much everything shrank: the fire department, the library, the schoolhouse. State and federal laws became meek suggestions, scarcely heard in the town's thick wilderness. The anything-goes atmosphere soon caught the attention of Grafton's neighbors: the bears. Freedom-loving citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations on food disposal. They built a tent city in an effort to get off the grid. The bears smelled food and opportunity. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear is the sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying tale of what happens when a government disappears into the woods. Complete with gunplay, adventure, and backstabbing politicians, this is the ultimate story of a quintessential American experiment -- to live free or die, perhaps from a bear.

A Fatalist at War  Classic Reprint  Book

A Fatalist at War Classic Reprint


  • Author : Rudolf Binding
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 0331482673

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A Fatalist at War Classic Reprint Excerpt :

Excerpt from A Fatalist at War T HE s E sketches resist any effort to work them up, to collate or elaborate them. In recognition of their documentary value and to conserve their spontaneity, they have not been altered from the form in which they were originally written during the War. The author took the field with one of the Jungdeutschland divisions in October 1914. In August 1916 he was appointed a.d.c. On the Staff of one of the new divisions then being formed. He did not take part in the retreat at the end of the War as he was in a hospital at home in consequence of a serious illness. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

All Quiet on the Western Front Book
Score: 5
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All Quiet on the Western Front


  • Author : Erich Maria Remarque
  • Publisher : Crw Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: War stories
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 1907360670

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All Quiet on the Western Front Excerpt :

This story is told by a young soldier in the trenches of Flanders during the First World War. Through his eyes we see the realities of war. Incidents are vividly described, but there is no sense of adventure, only the feeling of youth betrayed.

Understanding Erich Maria Remarque Book

Understanding Erich Maria Remarque


  • Author : Hans Wagener
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 0872497402

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Understanding Erich Maria Remarque Excerpt :

In this book, Wagener presents the life and work of the German writer Erich Maria Remarque, whose antiwar and exile novels have sold millions of copies worldwide. The author tells of Remarque's fascinating life as a child in the Westphalian city of Osnabruck, as a soldier in World War 1 as a newspaper editor in Hannover and Berlin, as the famed author of All Quiet on the Western Front, and as a German living in exile in Switzerland and the United States. Wagener then provides an in-depth analysis of Remarque's novels, placing them in the context of 20th century history. A discusssion of their aesthetic merits as well as their reception in the United States and in Germany is also included.

The Promised Land Book

The Promised Land


  • Author : Erich Maria Remarque
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-02-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448138265

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The Promised Land Excerpt :

The final, previously unpublished novel by the author of All Quiet on the Western Front - a dreamlike, powerfully moving account of an emigrant's experience of New York during World War II. From the detention centre on Ellis Island, Ludwig Somner looks across a small stretch of water to the glittering towers of New York, which whisper seductively of freedom after so many years of wandering through a perlious, suffering Europe. Remarque's final novel, left unfinished at his death, tells of the precarious life of the refugee – life lived in hotel lobbies, on false passports, the strange, ill-assorted refugee community held together by an unspeakable past. For Somner, each new luxury - ice cream served in drugstores, bright shop windows, art, a new suit, a new romance - has a bittersweet edge. Memories of war and inhumanity continue to resurface even in this peaceful promised land.