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The Marines Of Autumn

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Author: James Brady
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Book Size: 68.40 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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The Marines Of Autumn

by James Brady, The Marines Of Autumn Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Marines Of Autumn book, War has been the inspiration of such great novels as The Red Badge of Courage and A Farewell to Arms, and daring feats of courage and tragic mistakes have been the foundation for such classic works. Now, for the first time ever, the Korean War has a novel that captures that courage and sacrifice. When Captain Thomas Verity, USMC, is called back to action, he must leave his Georgetown home, career, and young daughter and rush to Korea to monitor Chinese radio transmissions. At first acting in an advisory role, he is abruptly thrust into MacArthur's last daring and disastrous foray-the Chosin Reservoir campaign-and then its desperate retreat. Time magazine at the time recounted the retreat this way: "The running fight of the Marines...was a battle unparalleled in U.S. military history. It had some aspects of Bataan, some of Anzio, some of Dunkirk, some of Valley Forge, and some of 'the retreat of the 10,000' as described in Xenophon's Anabasis." The Marines of Autumn is a stunning, shattering novel of war illuminated only by courage, determination, and Marine Corps discipline. And by love: of soldier for soldier, of men and their women, and of a small girl in Georgetown, whose father promised she would dance with him on the bridges of Paris. A child Captain Tom Verity fears he may never see again. In The Marines of Autumn, James Brady captures our imagination and shocks us into a new understanding of war.



The Marine

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Author: James Brady
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Book Size: 61.82 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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The Marine

by James Brady, The Marine Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Marine book, A rousing new Marine Corps adventure from the author of the New York Times bestselling Warning of War and The Marines of Autumn The Marine is Colonel James ("Oliver") Cromwell, a warrior forged at Notre Dame and the Berlin of Hitler's Olympics, and honed by combat at Guadalcanal as one of Carlson's Marine Raiders. With the world at peace, the thirty-five-year old Cromwell is restlessly, if pleasantly, beached on garrison duty in California, aware of how much he misses the war, when he is ordered to fresh duty beyond the seas, as military attaché to the American ambassador in a dull Asian backwater half a world away. There, at dawn on a June Sunday, Ollie gets his wish for action. Korea violently erupts and Colonel Cromwell is caught up in the early, panicked, rout. While South Koreans cut and run, the first GIs hurried into battle are brushed aside by advancing Red tanks and tough peasant infantry. The Marine chronicles the war-hardened Cromwell's experience of the dramatic First Hundred Days of a brutal three-year Korean War, the chaos and cowardice of retreat, the last-ditch gallantry of the Pusan Perimeter, MacArthur's brilliant left hook sending Marines against the deadly seawall at Inchon, and the bloody assault to liberate Seoul and promote MacArthur's 1952 presidential ambitions. Ollie Cromwell's is the story of a "forgotten war" that never truly ended, but for a bitter truce along what a recent U.S. president called "the most dangerous border in the world." In The Marine, James Brady crafts a powerful novel of one man's service to his country and Corps.



Warning Of War

Warning of War PDF
Author: James Brady
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Book Size: 18.96 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Warning Of War

by James Brady, Warning Of War Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Warning Of War book, The New York Times Bestselling Author of The Marines of Autumn Late November of 1941. Half the world is at war and with the other half about to join in, a thousand U.S. Marines stand sentinel over the last days of an uneasy truce between ourselves and the Imperial Japanese Army in chaotic North China. By November 27, FDR is convinced Japan is about to launch a military action. Washington doesn't know where, isn't sure precisely when. But the Cabinet is sufficiently alarmed that War Secretary Henry Stimson and Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox are authorized to send an immediate and coded "warning of war" to American bases and units in harm's way. In Shanghai two cruise ships are chartered and 800 armed American Marines are marched through the great port city with enormous pomp and circumstance and embarked for Manila. Another 200 Marines, unable to reach Shanghai, and serving in small garrisons and posts from Peking to Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, are caught short by this "warning of war." This is their story. Of how a detachment of American Marines marooned in North China as war erupts, set out on an epic march through hostile territory in an attempt to fight their way out of China and, somehow, rejoin their Corps for the war against Japan. James Brady dazzles us once again with a stunning and unflinching look at America at war. Warning of War is a moving tribute to sheer courage, determination, and Marine Corps discipline, and is a wonderful celebration of America in one of its darkest but finest hours.



Paris One

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Author: James Brady
Publisher:
Release Date: 1977-01-01
Book Size: 67.41 MB
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Languages : en
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Paris One

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The Press Lord

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Author: James Brady
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Release Date: 1983-03
Book Size: 73.90 MB
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The Press Lord

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The Coldest War

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Author: James Brady
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Book Size: 46.18 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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The Coldest War

by James Brady, The Coldest War Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Coldest War book, America's "forgotten war" lasted just thirty-seven months, yet 54,246 Americans died in that time -- nearly as many as died in ten years in Vietnam. On the fiftieth anniversary of this devastating conflict, James Brady tells the story of his life as a young marine lieutenant in Korea. In 1947, seeking to avoid the draft, nineteen-year-old Jim Brady volunteered for a Marine Corps program that made him a lieutenant in the reserves on the day he graduated college. He didn't plan to find himself in command of a rifle platoon three years later facing a real enemy, but that is exactly what happened after the Chinese turned a so-called police action into a war. The Coldest War vividly describes Brady's rapid education in the realities of war and the pressures of command. Opportunities for bold offensives sink in the miasma of trench warfare; death comes in fits and starts as too-accurate artillery on both sides seeks out men in their bunkers; constant alertness is crucial for survival, while brutal cold and a seductive silence conspire to lull soldiers into an often fatal stupor. The Korean War affected the lives of all Americans, yet is little known beyond the antics of "M*A*S*H." Here is the inside story that deserves to be told, and James Brady is a powerful witness to a vital chapter of our history.



The Scariest Place In The World

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Author: James Brady
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: 2006-04-04
Book Size: 36.21 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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The Scariest Place In The World

by James Brady, The Scariest Place In The World Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Scariest Place In The World book, Half a century after he fought there as a young lieutenant of Marines, James Brady returns to the brooding Korean ridgelines and mountains to sound Taps for a generation. It's been 15 years since Brady first wrote of Korea in The Coldest War, drawing raves from Walter Cronkite and The New York Times, which called it "a superb personal memoir of the way it was." In the spring of 2003 Brady and Pulitzer-winning combat photographer Eddie Adams, a couple of old Marines, "gentlemen rankers off on a spree," flew in Black Hawk choppers and trekked the Demilitarized Zone where it meanders into North Korea, interviewing four-star generals and bunking in with tough U.S. Recon troops, in Brady's words, "raw meat on the point of a sharpened stick." The two Marine veterans bond with this handful of youthful GIs confronting the loopy and nuclear saber-rattling North, in a contemporary Korea which just might become the war we have to fight next. Brady recalls that first time on bloody Hill 749, the men who died there, what happened to the Marines who lived to make it home, and experiences yet again the emotional pull of a lifelong love affair with the Corps in which they all served. With consummate skill James Brady summons up the past and illuminates the present, be it the Korea of "the forgotten war", the Yanks who fought there long ago or today's soldiers standing wary sentinel over "the scariest place in the world". The result is uplifting, inspiring, often heart-breaking, and this new Brady memoir proves as powerful as his first.



A Hamptons Christmas

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Author: James Brady
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: 2001-11-19
Book Size: 32.45 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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A Hamptons Christmas

by James Brady, A Hamptons Christmas Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download A Hamptons Christmas book, Christmas in the Hamptons would not be complete without traditional holiday trimming, Steven Spielberg's children dressed as elves, and a little girl's plot to spend the Christmas Eve with her heroine, Martha Stewart. Reprint.



Why Marines Fight

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Author: James Brady
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: 2007-10-30
Book Size: 26.98 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Why Marines Fight

by James Brady, Why Marines Fight Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Why Marines Fight book, United States Marines, for more than two centuries, have been among the world's fiercest and most admired of warriors. They have fought from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq, in famous battles become bone and sinew of American lore. But why do Marines fight? Why fight so well? Why run toward the guns? Now comes a thrilling new book, pounding and magnificent in scope, by the author some Marines consider the unofficial "poet laureate" of their Corps. James Brady interviews combat Marines from wars ranging from World War II to Afghanistan, their replies in their own individual voices unique and powerful, an authentically American story of a country at war, as seen through the eyes of its warriors. Culling his own correspondence and comradeship with hundreds of fellow Marines, Brady compiles a story---lyrical and historical---of the motivations and emotions behind this compelling question. Included are the accounts of Senator James Webb and his lance corporal son, Jim; New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly; Yankee second baseman (and Marine fighter pilot) Jerry Coleman, and of teachers, firemen, authors, cops, Harvard football players, and just plain grunts, as well as the unforgettable story of Jack Rowe, who lost an eye and other parts and now grows avocados and chases rattlesnakes. Their stories poignantly and profoundly illustrate the lives and legacies of battlefront Marines. Why Marines Fight is a ruthlessly candid book about professional killers not ashamed to recall their doubts as well as exult in their savagely triumphant battle cries. A book of weight and heft that Marines, and Americans everywhere, will want to read, and may find impossible to forget. Praise for James Brady The Scariest Place in the World "[A] graceful, even elegant, and always eloquent tribute to men at arms in a war that, in a way, never ended." ---Kirkus Reviews "James Brady has done it again. A riveting and illuminating insight into a dark corner of the world." ---Tim Russert, NBC's Meet the Press The Coldest War "His story reads like a novel, but it is war reporting at its best---a graphic depiction, in all its horrors, of the war we've almost forgotten." ---Walter Cronkite "A marvelous memoir. A sensitive and superbly written narrative that eventually explodes off the pages like a grenade in the gut . . .taut, tight, and telling." ---Dan Rather The Marine "In The Marine, James Brady again gives us a novel in which history is a leading character, sharing the stage in this case with a man as surely born to be a gallant warrior as any knight in sixth-century Camelot." ---Kurt Vonnegut The Marines of Autumn "Mr. Brady knows war, the smell and the feel of it." ---The New York Times



A Narrative Of The Expedition To Holland In The Autumn Of The Year 1799

A Narrative of the Expedition to Holland  in the Autumn of the Year 1799 PDF
Author: Edward Walsh
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Release Date: 1800
Book Size: 51.48 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
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A Narrative Of The Expedition To Holland In The Autumn Of The Year 1799

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Superchic

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Author: James Brady
Publisher: Little Brown
Release Date: 1974-01-01
Book Size: 79.41 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 266
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Superchic

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Naval And Military Memoirs Of Great Britain From 1727 To 1783

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Author: Robert Beatson
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Release Date: 1804
Book Size: 19.50 MB
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Category : Great Britain
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Naval And Military Memoirs Of Great Britain From 1727 To 1783

by Robert Beatson, Naval And Military Memoirs Of Great Britain From 1727 To 1783 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Naval And Military Memoirs Of Great Britain From 1727 To 1783 book,