World War Z

World War Z
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 420
ISBN: 0606320873
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Release: 2013-05-21
Editor: Turtleback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and zombies is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors, including soldiers, politicians, and civilians.

World War Z

World War Z
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307351937
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Release: 2006-09-12
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#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

World War Z

World War Z
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9780307346605
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Release: 2006
Editor: Crown Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.

The Zombie Survival Guide

The Zombie Survival Guide
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781400049622
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Release: 2003
Editor: Broadway Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

World War Z

World War Z
Author: Matthew Michael Carnahan,Drew Goddard,Damon Lindelof
Pages: 157
ISBN: 1781168857
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Release: 2013
Editor: Titan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The official illustrated companion to the movie ... features a wealth of stunning production art, design sketches and storyboards, alongside the full shooting script."--Page 4 of cover.

Devolution

Devolution
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781984826794
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Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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). 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)

World War Z

World War Z
Author: マックス・ブルックス
Pages: 313
ISBN: 4167812169
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Release: 2013-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: ja

Explanation of the Book:

中国で発生した謎の疫病―それが発端だった。急死したのちに凶暴化して甦る患者たち。中央アジア、ブラジル、南ア...疫病は急速に拡がり、ついにアウトブレイクする。アメリカ、ロシア、日本...世界を覆いつくす死者の軍勢に、人類はいかに立ち向かうのか。未曾有のスケールのパニック・スペクタクル。大作映画化。

Max Brooks Boxed Set

Max Brooks Boxed Set
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 640
ISBN: 0804137889
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Release: 2013-04-30
Editor: Broadway Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers zombie survival skills and an account of the conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead, told from the survivors perspective.

The Good War

 The Good War
Author: Studs Terkel
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781595587596
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Release: 2011-07-26
Editor: New Press/ORIM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “The richest and most powerful single document of the American experience in World War II” (The Boston Globe). “The Good War” is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Studs Terkel as an interviewer and oral historian. From a pipe fitter’s apprentice at Pearl Harbor to a crew member of the flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, his subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called “a splendid epic history” of WWII. With this volume Terkel expanded his scope to the global and the historical, and the result is a masterpiece of oral history. “Tremendously compelling, somehow dramatic and intimate at the same time, as if one has stumbled on private accounts in letters locked in attic trunks . . . In terms of plain human interest, Mr. Terkel may well have put together the most vivid collection of World War II sketches ever gathered between covers.” —The New York Times Book Review “I promise you will remember your war years, if you were alive then, with extraordinary vividness as you go through Studs Terkel’s book. Or, if you are too young to remember, this is the best place to get a sense of what people were feeling.” —Chicago Tribune “A powerful book, repeatedly moving and profoundly disturbing.” —People

Angel Falls

Angel Falls
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307756961
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Release: 2010-06-23
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“An all-night reading affair—you won’t be able to put it down. . . . [Angel Falls will] make you laugh and cry.”—New York Post When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together and care for their grieving, frightened children. Doctors tell Liam not to expect a recovery, but he believes that love can accomplish what medical science cannot. Daily he sits at Mikaela’s bedside, telling her stories of the precious life they have built together, hoping against hope that she will wake up. But then he discovers evidence of his wife’s secret past: a hidden first marriage to movie star Julian True. Desperate to bring Mikaela back at any cost, Liam knows that he must turn to Julian for help. But will that choice cost Liam his wife, his family, and everything he holds dear? One of Kristin Hannah’s most moving novels, Angel Falls is a poignant and unforgettable portrait of marriage and commitment, of an ordinary man who dares to risk everything in the name of love. Praise for Angel Falls “A tearjerker . . . about the triumphs of family.”—Detroit Free Press “A jewel . . . Hannah has executed her premise perfectly and plumbed its implications for every ounce of feeling.”—San Jose Mercury News “Hannah writes of love with compassion and conviction.”—Luanne Rice

World War Z Movie Trivia

World War Z Movie Trivia
Author: Milaton Williams
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9798714258077
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Release: 2021-03
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The much anticipated zombie horror-action film World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, an American action horror film directed by Marc Forster. Let's see some amazing facts and trivia about it that will turn you into a proper fan.

Closure Limited

Closure  Limited
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0715642936
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Release: 2012
Editor: Duckworth Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set in the same terrifying universe as his million-seeling World War Z, 'Closure, Limited' is among the short stories found within this collection. In it, Max interviews the head of a company dedicated to finding emotional closure for survivors of the zombie attackers.

The Essential Max Brooks

The Essential Max Brooks
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780804138185
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Release: 2013-04-30
Editor: Broadway Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Brooks [is] America’s most prominent maven on the living dead…Gripping reading.” —Hartford Courant This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together two New York Times bestselling titles from Max Brooks: The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, The Zombie Survival Guide is the key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. In World War Z, Brooks delivers an invaluable chronicle of the Zombie War, told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand.

Vampires and Zombies

Vampires and Zombies
Author: Dorothea Fischer-Hornung,Monika Mueller
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781496804754
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Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The undead are very much alive in contemporary entertainment and lore. Indeed, vampires and zombies have garnered attention in print media, cinema, and on television. The vampire, with roots in medieval European folklore, and the zombie, with origins in Afro-Caribbean mythology, have both undergone significant transformations in global culture, proliferating as deviant representatives of the zeitgeist. As this volume demonstrates, distribution of vampires and zombies across time and space has revealed these undead figures to carry multiple meanings. Of all monsters, vampires and zombies seem to be the trendiest—the most regularly incarnate of the undead and the monsters most frequently represented in the media and pop culture. Moreover, both figures have experienced radical reinterpretations. If in the past vampires were evil, blood-sucking exploiters and zombies were brainless victims, they now have metamorphosed into kinder and gentler blood-sucking vampires and crueler, more relentless, flesh-eating zombies. Although the portrayals of both vampires and zombies can be traced back to specific regions and predate mass media, the introduction of mass distribution through film and game technologies has significantly modified their depiction over time and in new environments. Among other topics, contributors discuss zombies in Thai films, vampire novels of Mexico, and undead avatars in horror videogames. This volume—with scholars from different national and cultural backgrounds—explores the transformations that the vampire and zombie figures undergo when they travel globally and through various media and cultures.

The Daughters of Juarez

The Daughters of Juarez
Author: Teresa Rodriguez,Diana Montané
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1416538895
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Release: 2007-03-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite the fact that Juarez is a Mexican border city just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, most Americans are unaware that for more than twelve years this city has been the center of an epidemic of horrific crimes against women and girls, consisting of kidnappings, rape, mutilation, and murder, with most of the victims conforming to a specific profile: young, slender, and poor, fueling the premise that the murders are not random. Indeed, there has been much speculation that the killer or killers are American citizens. While some leading members of the American media have reported on the situation, prompting the U.S. government to send in top criminal profilers from the FBI, little real information about this international atrocity has emerged. According to Amnesty International, as of 2006 more than 400 bodies have been recovered, with hundreds still missing. As for who is behind the murders themselves, the answer remains unknown, although many have argued that the killings have become a sort of blood sport, due to the lawlessness of the city itself. Among the theories being considered are illegal trafficking in human organs, ritualistic satanic sacrifices, copycat killers, and a conspiracy between members of the powerful Juárez drug cartel and some corrupt Mexican officials who have turned a blind eye to the felonies, all the while lining their pockets with money drenched in blood. Despite numerous arrests over the last ten years, the murders continue to occur, with the killers growing bolder, dumping bodies in the city itself rather than on the outskirts of town, as was initially the case, indicating a possible growing and most alarming alliance of silence and cover-up by Mexican politicians. The Daughters of Juárez promises to be the first eye-opening, authoritative nonfiction work of its kind to examine the brutal killings and draw attention to these atrocities on the border. The end result will shock readers and become required reading on the subject for years to come.

Anger Kills

Anger Kills
Author: Dr. Redford Williams
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307818782
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Release: 2012-11-14
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anger kills. We’re speaking here not about the anger that drives people to shoot, stab, or otherwise wreak havoc on their fellow humans. We mean instead the everyday sort of anger, annoyance, and irritation that courses through the minds and bodies of many perfectly normal people. • If your immediate impulse when faced with everyday delays or frustrations—elevators that don’t immediately arrive at your floor, slow-moving supermarket lines, dawdling drivers, rude teenagers, broken vending machines—is to blame somebody; • If this blaming quickly sparks your ire toward the offender; • If your ire often manifests itself in aggressive action; then, for you, getting angry is like taking a small dose of some slow-acting poison—arsenic, for example—every day of your life. And the result is often the same: Not tomorrow, perhaps, or even the day after, but sooner than most of us would wish, your hostility is more likely to harm your health than will be the case for your friend whose personality is not tinged by the tendencies to cynicism, anger, and aggression just described. In Anger Kills, learn how to recognize the symptoms of chronic anger in yourself, avoid feelings of hostility, and deal with hostility from others.

Del Rey s Next Reads Sampler 2020 Edition

Del Rey s Next Reads Sampler 2020 Edition
Author: Max Brooks,Peter F. Hamilton,Kevin Hearne,Silvia Moreno-Garcia,Simon Jimenez,Jenna Glass,Zack Jordan,Bob Proehl,Micaiah Johnson,Emily Skrutskie
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593355091
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the best in science fiction, fantasy, and horror with the 2020 Del Rey ebook sampler! 2020 is a year of new chapters. Max Brooks, who helped us survive a zombie pandemic, now searches for a more elusive threat: Bigfoot. Kevin Hearne, the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, takes us back to that beloved world with a new spin-off series—and dreams up a different epic fantasy series with an entirely new mythology. Peter F. Hamilton masterfully builds a blazing space opera series. Silvia Moreno-Garcia, who dazzled us with her vision of 1920s Mexico and the Mayan underworld, reimagines the classic gothic suspense novel with the story of an isolated mansion in the 1950s Mexican countryside. These eleven recent and upcoming works are full of action. A young space pilot tries to save his best friend—the heir to a galactic empire—from a ruthless rebellion. A girl whose interdimensional doppelgängers have died in 372 worlds discovers a secret that puts her life in jeopardy. A man whose daughter has newfound, terrifying powers must risk his life to save hers. The last human in the galaxy hides her identity while trying to discover the truth about humanity. A woman traveling through time finds a mysterious child with unimaginable power. A spell allows women to control their own fertility in an epic feminist fantasy. This captivating ebook sampler contains excerpts from: DEVOLUTION by Max Brooks THE WOMEN’S WAR by Jenna Glass SALVATION by Peter F. Hamilton INK & SIGIL by Kevin Hearne A PLAGUE OF GIANTS by Kevin Hearne THE VANISHED BIRDS by Simon Jimenez THE SPACE BETWEEN WORDS by Micaiah Johnson THE LAST HUMAN by Zack Jordan MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia THE NOBODY PEOPLE by Bob Proehl BONDS OF BRASS by Emily Skrutskie

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
Author: Hugh Chisholm
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023653715
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Release: 1910
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Harlem Hellfighters

The Harlem Hellfighters
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780307464972
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Release: 2014
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781408330456
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Release: 2013-10-03
Editor: Orchard Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the forbidden woods of Neverland, Tiger Lily falls under the alluring Peter Pan's spell. She will risk everything - her family, her future - to be with him. But Tiger Lily soon discovers that the most dangerous enemy can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart. From the New York Times bestselling author comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.