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.

World War Z

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

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: un

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: 420
ISBN: 9780307888686
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Release: 2011
Editor: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Language: un

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.

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: Matthew Michael Carnahan,Drew Goddard,Damon Lindelof
Pages: 157
ISBN: 1781168857
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Release: 2013
Editor: Titan Books
Language: un

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.

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: un

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

World War Z Export Edition

World War Z Export Edition
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 334
ISBN: 0715645110
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Release: 2012-09
Editor: Duckworth Overlook
Language: un

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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.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies

Theories of International Politics and Zombies
Author: Daniel W. Drezner
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780691163703
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Release: 2014-10-26
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner's groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask. Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies. Exploring the plots of popular zombie films, songs, and books, Theories of International Politics and Zombies predicts realistic scenarios for the political stage in the face of a zombie threat and considers how valid—or how rotten—such scenarios might be. This newly revived edition includes substantial updates throughout as well as a new epilogue assessing the role of the zombie analogy in the public sphere.

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.

Design the Home You Love

Design the Home You Love
Author: Lee Mayer,Emily Motayed
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781984856623
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the co-founders of Havenly comes “a perfect read for anyone looking to infuse more personality and style into their space—on their own time and budget, and in their own unique way” (Rachel Zoe). “Not only do Lee and Emily unpack all their tips for creating a space that looks as good as it feels, but they do it in a way that is made for real-life application.”—Bobby Berk, design expert and host of Netflix’s Queer Eye Interior design can be daunting, and as a result, many of us never even attempt to design our own homes. In Design the Home You Love, Havenly founders Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed break down the ambiguous world of home design. First you learn how to identify your own style (whether you’re a fan of Parisian Modern or California Casual) and then how to incorporate furniture that matches your style and fits your budget. Design the Home You Love takes you step-by-step and room-by-room through each part of the house to help you fulfill your home’s potential. Whether you’re looking to give your home a complete makeover, spruce up your rental apartment, or merely take your living room from blah to fab, Lee and Emily bring fresh ideas, advice, and inspiration to the table. Illustrated with eye-catching photography and livable inspiration from real-life clients, this is the interior design book that finally makes it possible for us all to achieve our design goals.

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: un

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.

A People s History of the Vampire Uprising

A People s History of the Vampire Uprising
Author: Raymond A. Villareal
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780316561655
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Mulholland Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this ambitious and wildly original debut--part social-political satire, part international mystery--a new virus turns people into something a bit more than human, upending society as we know it. This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to consult with the local police, it's an impossibility that threatens her understanding of medicine. Then, more bodies, dead from an inexplicable disease that solidified their blood, are brought to the morgue, only to also vanish. Soon, the U.S. government--and eventually biomedical researchers, disgruntled lawmakers, and even an insurgent faction of the Catholic Church--must come to terms with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism that will sweep first the United States, and then the world. With heightened strength and beauty and a stead diet of fresh blood, these changed people, or "Gloamings," rapidly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society. Soon people are beginning to be "re-created," willingly accepting the risk of death if their bodies can't handle the transformation. As new communities of Gloamings arise, society is divided, and popular Gloaming sites come under threat from a secret terrorist organization. But when a charismatic and wealthy businessman, recently turned, runs for political office--well, all hell breaks loose. Told from the perspective of key players, including a cynical FBI agent, an audacious campaign manager, and a war veteran turned nurse turned secret operative, A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is an exhilarating, genre-bending debut that is as addictive as the power it describes.

This Is the Way the World Ends

This Is the Way the World Ends
Author: Keith Taylor
Pages: 372
ISBN: 1974259501
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Release: 2017-08-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

World War Z 107 Success Secrets 107 Most Asked Questions on World War Z What You Need to Know

World War Z 107 Success Secrets   107 Most Asked Questions on World War Z   What You Need to Know
Author: Sean Roach
Pages: 114
ISBN: 1488868220
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Release: 2014-11-14
Editor: Emereo Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A breath of fresh World War Z air. There has never been a World War Z Guide like this. It contains 107 answers, much more than you can imagine; comprehensive answers and extensive details and references, with insights that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need--fast! This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces what you want to know about World War Z. A quick look inside of some of the subjects covered: 2013 in film - Highest-grossing films, Moving Picture Company - Awards, World War Z - Plot, Ludlow - Arts, Yonkers - In popular culture, Tisch School of the Arts - Department of Film and Television, Ninja in popular culture - Titles, Brad Pitt - 2004ndash;present, Camp Humphreys - In popular culture, Pandemic - Film, John Turturro - Audiobook, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - In popular culture, Aircraft in fiction - F-4 Phantom II, David Morse (actor) - Film and television, Kessler Syndrome - Fictional and dramatic representations, Curtains (Under the Dome) - Critical reception, Sterling Jerins - Career, World War Z - Reception, Adam Rutherford - Broadcasting, Russo-Japanese War, Snakehead (gang) - In popular culture, Dean Edwards - Voiceover work, Industrial Light & Magic - ILM selected filmography, Dede Gardner - Filmography, Matthew Fox - Career, List of Doctor Who henchmen - Captain von Weich, List of Doctor Who henchmen - General Smythe, 19th Critics' Choice Awards - Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie, J. Michael Straczynski - Film, Plan B Entertainment - Filmography, World War Z (film) - Release, Graham King - Filmography, Matthew Michael Carnahan - Filmography, List of apocalyptic films - 2010-2019 (42), Future history - Notable future histories, World War Z - Audiobook, World War Z (film) - Sequel, and much more...

Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures
Author: Ann Hornaday
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780465094240
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Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A veteran film critic offers a lively, opinionated guide to thinking and talking about movies--from Casablanca to Clueless Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art house film screening or discussing Oscar nominations among friends, we all need ways to look at and talk about movies. But with so much variety between an Alfred Hitchcock thriller and a Nora Ephron romantic comedy, how can everyday viewers determine what makes a good movie? In Talking Pictures, veteran film critic Ann Hornaday walks us through the production of a typical movie--from script and casting to final sound edit--and explains how to evaluate each piece of the process. How do we know if a film has been well-written, above and beyond snappy dialogue? What constitutes a great screen performance? What goes into praiseworthy cinematography, editing, and sound design? And what does a director really do? In a new epilogue, Hornaday addresses important questions of representation in film and the industry and how this can, and should, effect a movie-watching experience. Full of engaging anecdotes and interviews with actors and filmmakers, Talking Pictures will help us see movies in a whole new light-not just as fans, but as film critics in our own right.

The Light of Days

The Light of Days
Author: Judy Batalion
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780062874238
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture: a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters—a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now. Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland—some still in their teens—helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. They flirted with German soldiers, bribed them with wine, whiskey, and home cooking, used their Aryan looks to seduce them, and shot and killed them. They bombed German train lines and blew up a town’s water supply. They also nursed the sick and taught children. Yet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknown. As propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures, In the Garden of Beasts, Band of Brothers, and A Train in Winter, The Light of Days at last tells the true story of these incredible women whose courageous yet little-known feats have been eclipsed by time. Judy Batalion—the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors—takes us back to 1939 and introduces us to Renia Kukielka, a weapons smuggler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train. Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs, all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions. Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few—like Renia, who orchestrated her own audacious escape from a brutal Nazi jail—into the late 20th century and beyond. Powerful and inspiring, featuring twenty black-and-white photographs, The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds.