Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge Book
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Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge


  • Author : Booton Herndon
  • Publisher : Remnant Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-11-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Hero of Hacksaw Ridge Book

Hero of Hacksaw Ridge


  • Author : Booton Herndon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1629131547

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The Medic Book
Score: 4
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The Medic


  • Author : Adam Palmer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-11-26
  • Genre: Pacifists
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1492898562

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The Medic Excerpt :

During WWII, a young man from Lynchburg, Virginia was drafted into the Army and sent to the 77th Infantry Division. When he arrived at camp for basic training, he promptly made it known that he was a pacifist and would be unwilling to take a life or even so much as touch a weapon. He did however say that he would be proud to serve his country as a medic, if they would let him. No matter how much pressure the Army applied, the medic was unwilling to compromise his convictions. The other soldiers in his unit came to hate the conscientious objector, going so far as to throw their boots at him while he knelt by his bunk at night to pray. When the men of Company B assaulted "Hacksaw Ridge" on the island of Okinawa, something happened that would change their opinion of the medic forever.

Hacksaw Ridge Book

Hacksaw Ridge


  • Author : Ronald Kruk
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-05-14
  • Genre: Medal of Honor
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 : 1546685030

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Hacksaw Ridge Excerpt :

A short biography of Desmond Doss, who, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 50-100 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers, and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers.

The Birth of Hacksaw Ridge  How It All Began Book

The Birth of Hacksaw Ridge How It All Began


  • Author : Gregory Crosby and
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-11-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1389372987

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The Birth of Hacksaw Ridge How It All Began Excerpt :

The authorized and only book ever written on the childhood and teenage years of Desmond T Doss. Find out what inspired this young man to honor God, family, and country, and to go on to become one of America's greatest heroes. BOY, DO WE NEED MORE LIKE HIM TODAY! A great book for all ages.

The 25 Best World War II Sites Book
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The 25 Best World War II Sites


  • Author : Chuck Thompson
  • Publisher : ASDavis Media Group
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0966635264

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The 25 Best World War II Sites Excerpt :

Follow the footsteps of history with the world's first and only comprehensive guide covering the entire Pacific Theater. Directions to everything from jungle relics and city museums to landing beaches and hallowed battlefields. More than 500 individual points of interest and detailed histories. With maps of all sites and more than 40 color photos. In-depth travel information and Insider tips. Accommodations close to major sites and spectacular beaches. Never before documented sites. For the casual traveler or dedicated war buff, this unique, all-encompassing guide is an essential part of any trip to Asia or the Pacific. Meticulous, up-to-date research makes getting to sites easy, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the beaches and other fabled attractions of some of the most beautiful islands and vibrant cities in the world.

The Last Ridge Book

The Last Ridge


  • Author : Mckay Jenkins
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307432377

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The Last Ridge Excerpt :

When World War II broke out in Europe, the American army had no specialized division of mountain soldiers. But in the winter of 1939–40, after a tiny band of Finnish mountain troops brought the invading Soviet army to its knees, an amateur skier named Charles Minot “Minnie” Dole convinced the United States Army to let him recruit an extraordinary assortment of European expatriates, wealthy ski bums, mountaineers, and thrill-seekers and form them into a unique band of Alpine soldiers. These men endured nearly three years of grueling training in the Colorado Rockies and in the process set new standards for both soldiering and mountaineering. The newly forged 10th Mountain Division finally faced combat in the winter of 1945, in Italy’s Apennine Mountains, against the seemingly unbreakable German fortifications north of the Gothic Line. There, they planned and executed what is still regarded as the most daring series of nighttime mountain attacks in U.S. military history, taking Mount Belvedere and the sheer, treacherous face of Riva Ridge to smash the linchpin of the German army’s lines. Drawing on unique cooperation from veterans of the 10th Mountain Division and a vast archive of unpublished letters and documents, The Last Ridge is written with enormous warmth, energy, and honesty. This is one of the most captivating stories of World War II, a blend of Band of Brothers and Into Thin Air. It is a story of young men asked to do the impossible, and succeeding.

The Battle of Okinawa 1945 Book

The Battle of Okinawa 1945


  • Author : Jonathan Russell Diamond
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2019-03-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1526726033

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The Battle of Okinawa 1945 Excerpt :

The American campaign to capture Okinawa, codename Operation ICEBERG was fought from 1 April to 22 June 1945. 350 miles from Japan, Okinawa was intended to be the staging area for the Allied invasion of the Japanese mainland.The Japanese Thirty Second Army defenders were on land and the Imperial Navy at sea fought tenaciously. They faced the US Tenth Army, comprising the US Army XXIV Corps and the US Marines’ III Amphibious Corps.As the author of this superb Images of War book describes in words and pictures this was one of the most bitterly fought and costly campaigns of the Second World War. Ground troops faced an enemy whose vocabulary did not include ‘surrender’ and at sea the US Fifth Fleet, supported by elements of the Royal Navy, had to contend with kamikaze (‘divine wind’) attacks by suicide air attacks and over 700 explosive laden suicide boats.The Okinawa campaign is synonymous with American courage and determination to defeat a formidably ruthless enemy. The campaign was the subject of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ , the recent Hollywood blockbuster – this is the real story.

The Ultimate Battle Book
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The Ultimate Battle


  • Author : Bill Sloan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-10-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743292474

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The Ultimate Battle Excerpt :

A narrative account of the large-scale land-sea-air battle during the spring of 1945 profiles the conflict as a sobering clash that was marked by the death of America's highest-ranking officer killed during World War II, the hara-kiri deaths of two top-ranking Japanese commanders, and the deaths of more than 250,000 soldiers, sailors, and civilians. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Australian Genre Film Book

Australian Genre Film


  • Author : Kelly McWilliam
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429889813

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Australian Genre Film Excerpt :

Australian Genre Film interrogates key genres at the core of Australia’s so-called new golden age of genre cinema, establishing the foundation on which more sustained research on film genre in Australian cinema can develop. The book examines what characterises Australian cinema and its output in this new golden age, as contributors ask to what extent Australian genre film draws on widely understood (and largely Hollywood-based) conventions, as compared to culturally specific conventions of genre storytelling. As such, this book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of Australian genre film, undertaken through original analyses of 13 significant Australian genres: action, biopics, comedy, crime, horror, musical, road movie, romance, science fiction, teen, thriller, war, and the Western. This book will be a cornerstone work for the burgeoning field of Australian film genre studies and a must-read for academics; researchers; undergraduate students; postgraduate students; and general readers interested in film studies, media studies, cultural studies, Australian studies, and sociology.

100 Great War Movies  The Real History Behind the Films Book

100 Great War Movies The Real History Behind the Films


  • Author : Robert Niemi
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2018-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440833861

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100 Great War Movies The Real History Behind the Films Excerpt :

This book serves as a fascinating guide to 100 war films from 1930 to the present. Readers interested in war movies will learn surprising anecdotes about these films and will have all their questions about the films' historical accuracy answered. • Applies an internationalist perspective to the war film through entries from countries including Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Japan, Poland, Finland, and Latvia • Defines great war films as the most artistically accomplished, politically subversive, and thought-provoking, not merely as the most popular or commercially successful, and is therefore a relevant reference for students and film and history buffs • Provides clearly written and informative histories of the films themselves as well as of the cultural context surrounding the making and reception of them • Recounts critical controversies and analyzes the ideological biases implicit in these films in its examination of how the films shaped their source material and what they included, distorted, and added or left out

Nobody s Perfect Book
Score: 4.5
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Nobody s Perfect


  • Author : Anthony Lane
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-08-19
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307488879

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Nobody s Perfect Excerpt :

Anthony Lane on Con Air— “Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark. Compared with the chicken napalm I ate on my last flight, the men in Con Air are about as dangerous as balloons.” Anthony Lane on The Bridges of Madison County— “I got my copy at the airport, behind a guy who was buying Playboy’s Book of Lingerie, and I think he had the better deal. He certainly looked happy with his purchase, whereas I had to ask for a paper bag.” Anthony Lane on Martha Stewart— “Super-skilled, free of fear, the last word in human efficiency, Martha Stewart is the woman who convinced a million Americans that they have the time, the means, the right, and—damn it—the duty to pipe a little squirt of soft cheese into the middle of a snow pea, and to continue piping until there are ‘fifty to sixty’ stuffed peas raring to go.” For ten years, Anthony Lane has delighted New Yorker readers with his film reviews, book reviews, and profiles that range from Buster Keaton to Vladimir Nabokov to Ernest Shackleton. Nobody’s Perfect is an unforgettable collection of Lane’s trademark wit, satire, and insight that will satisfy both the long addicted and the not so familiar.

The Battle of Okinawa 1945 Book

The Battle of Okinawa 1945


  • Author : Jon Diamond
  • Publisher : Pen & Sword Military
  • Release Date : 2019-03-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1526726009

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The Battle of Okinawa 1945 Excerpt :

The American campaign to capture Okinawa, codename Operation ICEBERG was fought from 1 April to 22 June 1945\. 350 miles from Japan, Okinawa was intended to be the staging area for the Allied invasion of the Japanese mainland. The Japanese Thirty Second Army defenders were on land and the Imperial Navy at sea fought tenaciously. They faced the US Tenth Army, comprising the US Army XXIV Corps and the US Marines' III Amphibious Corps. As the author of this superb Images of War book describes in words and pictures this was one of the most bitterly fought and costly campaigns of the Second World War. Ground troops faced an enemy whose vocabulary did not include 'surrender' and at sea the US Fifth Fleet, supported by elements of the Royal Navy, had to contend with kamikaze ('divine wind') attacks by suicide air attacks and over 700 explosive laden suicide boats. The Okinawa campaign is synonymous with American courage and determination to defeat a formidably ruthless enemy. The campaign was the subject of 'Hacksaw Ridge' , the recent Hollywood blockbuster - this is the real story. AUTHOR: Jon Diamond MD is a kidney specialist in the USA with a deep interest in the Second World War. He is a keen collector of photographs. His Stilwell and the Chindits, War in the South Pacific and Invasion of Sicily, Invasion of the Italian Mainland: Salerno to Cassino, 1943-1944 and Onto Rome 1944 are published by Pen and Sword in their Images of War series. 250 b/w photographs

Age of Anxiety Book

Age of Anxiety


  • Author : Anthony M. Wachs
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498575195

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Age of Anxiety Excerpt :

Age of Anxiety: Meaning, Identity, and Politics in 21st Century Film and Literature analyzes literature and films that speak to our age of anxiety resulting from the decline of narratives that provided individuals with a meaningful human life. The authors argue that the twentieth-century sought to free individuals from the constraints of authoritative cultural traditions and institutions, liberating the autonomous self. Yet this has given rise to anxiety rather than liberation. Instead of deriving one’s sense of purpose from one’s role and place within a community, the consumer has been deceived into thinking that their identity can be purchased through the meaning represented by the conspicuous consumption of a brand. The same phenomenon manifests itself in politics within recent populist revolts against globalist politics. In addition, the rapid pace of technological development is driving an unprecedented faith in the malleability of human beings, raises doubts as to what it means to be a person. Utilizing paradigms from the fields of Communication/Rhetoric and Political Philosophy the book shows how the self has been displaced from its natural habitat of the local community. The book traces the origins of modern anxiety as well as possible remedies. Considered in the book are such popular culture artifacts as Downton Abbey, WALL-E, Hacksaw Ridge, Westworld, and Lord of the Rings and zombie films.