World War Z

World War Z
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-09-12
ISBN 10: 0307351939
ISBN 13: 9780307351937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War Z Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Prepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies.”—Entertainment Weekly We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the pandemic. The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “Will spook you for real.”—The New York Times Book Review “Possesses more creativity and zip than entire crates of other new fiction titles. Think Mad Max meets The Hot Zone. . . . It’s Apocalypse Now, pandemic-style. Creepy but fascinating.”—USA Today “Will grab you as tightly as a dead man’s fist. A.”—Entertainment Weekly, EW Pick “Probably the most topical and literate scare since Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds radio broadcast . . . This is action-packed social-political satire with a global view.”—Dallas Morning News

Books of the Dead

Books of the Dead
Author: Tim Lanzendörfer
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-09-17
ISBN 10: 1496819071
ISBN 13: 9781496819079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books of the Dead Book Review:

The zombie has cropped up in many forms--in film, in television, and as a cultural phenomenon in zombie walks and zombie awareness months--but few books have looked at what the zombie means in fiction. Tim Lanzendörfer fills this gap by looking at a number of zombie novels, short stories, and comics, and probing what the zombie represents in contemporary literature. Lanzendörfer brings together the most recent critical discussion of zombies and applies it to a selection of key texts including Max Brooks's World War Z, Colson Whitehead's Zone One, Junot Díaz's short story "Monstro, " Robert Kirkman's comic series The Walking Dead, and Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Within the context of broader literary culture, Lanzendörfer makes the case for reading these texts with care and openness in their own right. Lanzendörfer contends that what zombies do is less important than what becomes possible when they are around. Indeed, they seem less interesting as metaphors for the various ways the world could end than they do as vehicles for how the world might exist in a different and often better form.

The Zombie Survival Guide

The Zombie Survival Guide
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1400049628
ISBN 13: 9781400049622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zombie Survival Guide Book Review:

An illustrated, comprehensive guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any territory or terrain. Original. 35,000 first printing.

History of the World War

History of the World War
Author: Francis Andrew March
Publsiher: tredition
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN 10: 384720551X
ISBN 13: 9783847205517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the World War Book Review:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Origins of World War I

The Origins of World War I
Author: Richard Frederick Hamilton,Richard F. Hamilton,Holger H. Herwig
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2003-02-24
ISBN 10: 9780521817356
ISBN 13: 0521817358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of World War I Book Review:

Discusses and examines the possible causes of World War I.

Devolution

Devolution
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1984826794
ISBN 13: 9781984826794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devolution Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with “the Bigfoot thriller you didn’t know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read” (Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion). FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. The journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing—and too earth-shattering in its implications—to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate’s extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the legendary beasts behind it. Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and, inevitably, of savagery and death. Yet it is also far more than that. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us—and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity. Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it—and like none you’ve ever read before. Praise for Devolution “Delightful . . . [A] tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The story is told in such a compelling manner that horror fans will want to believe and, perhaps, take the warning to heart.”—Booklist (starred review)

This Is the Way the World Ends

This Is the Way the World Ends
Author: Keith Taylor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2017-08-03
ISBN 10: 9781974259502
ISBN 13: 1974259501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is the Way the World Ends Book Review:

February, 2031: The global population now stands at an estimated 400 million, and every survivor bears the scars of humanity's decade-long struggle to defeat an enemy few believed could exist. Some nations have emerged from the war stronger than ever. Others still struggle to survive. Some no longer exist at all. In the aftermath of the zombie pandemic Keith Taylor, noted pre-war author of apocalyptic fiction, traveled the world to gather the first hand accounts of survivors from every walk of life, culture and strata of society, ranging from American political leaders to British journalists to Mongolian miners to members of India's homeless underclass. Together these chilling interviews describe the course of humanity's most brutal war, leading from the initial emergence of the virus in the Siberian wilderness to the visceral, heart-rending Shibuya footage, through the confusion of the US President's impeachment to the unintended and disastrous consequences of the UN's sweeping refugee amendment, and ending with us battered and broken, diminished but not defeated, in the fragile peace we now enjoy. Together these accounts represent the most illuminating and complete commentary to date of humanity's loss. From these candid interviews emerges an image of early 21st century civilization as it truly was: imperfect, fragmented and wholly unprepared for a disaster on such a scale. This is the Way the World Ends takes an unflinching, uncompromising look at the world we had and lost; a look at the pain we suffered due to our inability to accept a single, simple truth: Zombies are real. Note: Readers who lived through the pandemic may find the interviews contained within this collection distressing. Discretion is advised.

The Harlem Hellfighters

The Harlem Hellfighters
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0307464970
ISBN 13: 9780307464972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harlem Hellfighters Book Review:

This fictionalized account of the first African-American regiment, called the Harlem Hellfighters by their enemies, to fight in World War I relates the heroic journey these soldiers undertook for a chance to fight for America. Original. 150,000 first printing.

The Zombie Survival Guide

The Zombie Survival Guide
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 030740577X
ISBN 13: 9780307405777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zombie Survival Guide Book Review:

In graphic novel format, provides the lessons learned throughout history about zombie outbreaks, from the African savannah to the legions of ancient Rome to the ill-advised experiments of the Soviet army.

United States Army in the World War 1917 1919 Organization of the American Expeditionary Forces

United States Army in the World War  1917 1919  Organization of the American Expeditionary Forces
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112001425971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States Army in the World War 1917 1919 Organization of the American Expeditionary Forces Book Review:

Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914 1919

Canadian Expeditionary Force  1914 1919
Author: G.W.L. Nicholson,Mark Osborne Humphries
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2015-11-01
ISBN 10: 0773597905
ISBN 13: 9780773597907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914 1919 Book Review:

Colonel G.W.L. Nicholson's Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919 was first published by the Department of National Defence in 1962 as the official history of the Canadian Army’s involvement in the First World War. Immediately after the war ended Colonel A. Fortescue Duguid made a first attempt to write an official history of the war, but the ill-fated project produced only the first of an anticipated eight volumes. Decades later, G.W.L. Nicholson - already the author of an official history of the Second World War - was commissioned to write a new official history of the First. Illustrated with numerous photographs and full-colour maps, Nicholson’s text offers an authoritative account of the war effort, while also discussing politics on the home front, including debates around conscription in 1917. With a new critical introduction by Mark Osborne Humphries that traces the development of Nicholson’s text and analyzes its legacy, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919 is an essential resource for both professional historians and military history enthusiasts.

World War Z The Art of the Film

World War Z  The Art of the Film
Author: Titan Books
Publsiher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-06-18
ISBN 10: 1781168857
ISBN 13: 9781781168851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War Z The Art of the Film Book Review:

World War Z is the eagerly awaited film starring Brad Pitt. The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to annihilate humanity itself. World War Z: The Art of the Film is the official illustrated companion to the movie, and features a wealth of stunning production art, design sketches and storyboards, alongside the full shooting script. (TM) & © 2013 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Zombies in Western Culture

Zombies in Western Culture
Author: John Vervaeke,Christopher Mastropietro,Filip Miscevic
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 178374331X
ISBN 13: 9781783743315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zombies in Western Culture Book Review:

Why has the zombie become such a pervasive figure in twenty-first-century popular culture? John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro and Filip Miscevic seek to answer this question by arguing that particular aspects of the zombie, common to a variety of media forms, reflect a crisis in modern Western culture. The authors examine the essential features of the zombie, including mindlessness, ugliness and homelessness, and argue that these reflect the outlook of the contemporary West and its attendant zeitgeists of anxiety, alienation, disconnection and disenfranchisement. They trace the relationship between zombies and the theme of secular apocalypse, demonstrating that the zombie draws its power from being a perversion of the Christian mythos of death and resurrection. Symbolic of a lost Christian worldview, the zombie represents a world that can no longer explain itself, nor provide us with instructions for how to live within it. The concept of 'domicide' or the destruction of home is developed to describe the modern crisis of meaning that the zombie both represents and reflects. This is illustrated using case studies including the relocation of the Anishinaabe of the Grassy Narrows First Nation, and the upheaval of population displacement in the Hellenistic period. Finally, the authors invoke and reformulate symbols of the four horseman of the apocalypse as rhetorical analogues to frame those aspects of contemporary collapse that elucidate the horror of the zombie. Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis is required reading for anyone interested in the phenomenon of zombies in contemporary culture. It will also be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience including students and scholars of culture studies, semiotics, philosophy, religious studies, eschatology, anthropology, Jungian studies, and sociology.

Africa and World War II

Africa and World War II
Author: Judith A. Byfield,Carolyn A. Brown,Timothy Parsons,Ahmad Alawad Sikainga
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN 10: 110705320X
ISBN 13: 9781107053205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa and World War II Book Review:

This volume offers a fresh perspective on Africa's central role in the Allied victory in World War II. Its detailed case studies, from all parts of Africa, enable us to understand how African communities sustained the Allied war effort and how they were transformed in the process. Together, the chapters provide a continent-wide perspective.

Legacies of World War II in South and East Asia

Legacies of World War II in South and East Asia
Author: David Koh Wee Hock
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9812304681
ISBN 13: 9789812304681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legacies of World War II in South and East Asia Book Review:

Illustrates how the political and social fallout from the World War II is still alive and divisive in South and East Asia.

Troopships of World War II

Troopships of World War II
Author: Roland Wilbur Charles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1947
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012354554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Troopships of World War II Book Review:

"This book contains authentic photographs and salient facts covering 358 troopships used in World War II. In addition, other vessels of miscellaneous character, including Victory and Liberty type temporary conversions for returning troops, are listed in the appendices ..."--Pref.

Minecraft The Island

Minecraft  The Island
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN 10: 0399181784
ISBN 13: 9780399181788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Island Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The first official Minecraft novel! The author of World War Z tells the story of a hero—stranded in the world of Minecraft—who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. “A rollicking adventure yarn; Robinson Crusoe for the digital age.”—NPR Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn’t much time to soak up the sun. It’s getting dark, and there’s a strange new world to explore! The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . . like the horde of zombies that appears after nightfall. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow. In this world, the rules don’t always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed. Collect all of the official Minecraft books: Minecraft: The Island Minecraft: The Crash Minecraft: The Lost Journals Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress Minecraft: Guide to Exploration Minecraft: Guide to Creative Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End Minecraft: Guide to Redstone Minecraft: Mobestiary Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames Minecraft: Guide to Farming Minecraft: Let’s Build! Theme Park Adventure Minecraft for Beginners

A World at Total War

A World at Total War
Author: Roger Chickering,Stig Förster,Bernd Greiner
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780521834322
ISBN 13: 0521834325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World at Total War Book Review:

This volume presents the results of a conference on the history of total war.

Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Air Force Combat Units of World War II
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1428915850
ISBN 13: 9781428915855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Force Combat Units of World War II Book Review:

What Every Person Should Know About War

What Every Person Should Know About War
Author: Chris Hedges
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN 10: 1416583149
ISBN 13: 9781416583141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Every Person Should Know About War Book Review:

Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself. Hedges poses dozens of questions that young soldiers might ask about combat, and then answers them by quoting from medical and psychological studies. • What are my chances of being wounded or killed if we go to war? • What does it feel like to get shot? • What do artillery shells do to you? • What is the most painful way to get wounded? • Will I be afraid? • What could happen to me in a nuclear attack? • What does it feel like to kill someone? • Can I withstand torture? • What are the long-term consequences of combat stress? • What will happen to my body after I die? This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we subject our armed forces stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of war and the concealment of its barbarity.