World War Z

World War Z
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 342
ISBN: 0715643096
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Release: 2013
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It began with rumours from China about another pandemic. Then the cases started to multiply and what had looked like the stirrings of a criminal underclass, even the beginnings of a revolution, soon revealed itself to be much, much worse. Faced with a future of mindless, man-eating horror, humanity was forced to accept the logic of world government and face events that tested our sanity and our sense of reality. Based on extensive interviews with survivors and key players in the 10-year fight-back against the horde, World War Z brings the very finest traditions of American journalism to bear on what is surely the most incredible story in the history of civilisation.

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

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.

World War Z

World War Z
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9780307346605
Available:
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.

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)

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

World War Z

World War Z
Author: マックス・ブルックス
Pages: 334
ISBN: 4167812177
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Release: 2013-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: ja

Explanation of the Book:

死者の大軍を前にアメリカ軍は大敗北を喫し、インド=パキスタン国境は炎上、日本は狭い国土からの脱出を決めた。兵士、政治家、主婦、オタク、潜水艦乗り、スパイ...戦場と化した陸で、海で、人々はそれぞれに勇気を振り絞り、この危機に立ち向かう。「世界Z大戦」と呼ばれる人類史上最大の戦い。本書はその記録である。

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

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。

Shadow Walk

Shadow Walk
Author: Mark Waid,Shane Davis,Thomas Tull,Max Brooks,Mark Morales
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781937278564
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Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: Legendary Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow of Death... Is the Shadow of Death a metaphor or could it actually be a real place? Three separate paranormal incidents over the last century, in a valley near modern day Iraq, seem to give credence to these claims. But when satellite photos taken over the area hint at a dangerous new energy source, the U.S. decides to send in a Special-Ops team to locate and extract it before it can fall into enemy hands. Led by John Raines, a deadly soldier who has been rotting in Guantanamo accused of allegedly killing his entire platoon after entering the very same Valley years prior, they head into dangerous territory to battle a roster of demonic creatures with little chance of survival. Armed with with two arcane artifacts as their guide and protector - they will find out once and for all if the road to Hell has just opened up on Earth. Written by Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come) from a story by Waid, Max Brooks (World War Z) and Legendary producer, Thomas Tull, this high-quality graphic novel is designed and penciled by Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), inked by Mark Morales (Siege) and colored by Morry Hollowell. (Wolve rine: Old Man Logan) From the Hardcover edition.

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.

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.

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.

How Iceland Changed the World

How Iceland Changed the World
Author: Egill Bjarnason
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780525507468
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Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"[A] joyously peculiar book." -- The New York Times ‘Bjarnason’s intriguing book might be about a cold place, but it’s tailor-made to be read on the beach.’ –New Statesman The untold story of how one tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic has shaped the world for centuries. The history of Iceland began 1,200 years ago, when a frustrated Viking captain and his useless navigator ran aground in the middle of the North Atlantic. Suddenly, the island was no longer just a layover for the Arctic tern. Instead, it became a nation whose diplomats and musicians, sailors and soldiers, volcanoes and flowers, quietly altered the globe forever. How Iceland Changed the World takes readers on a tour of history, showing them how Iceland played a pivotal role in events as diverse as the French Revolution, the Moon Landing, and the foundation of Israel. Again and again, one humble nation has found itself at the frontline of historic events, shaping the world as we know it, How Iceland Changed the World paints a lively picture of just how it all happened.

America and Iran

America and Iran
Author: John Ghazvinian
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9780525659327
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Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An important, urgently needed book--a hugely ambitious, illuminating portrait of the two-centuries-long entwined histories of Iran and America, and the first book to examine, in all its aspects, the rich and fraught relations between these two powers--once allies, now adversaries. By an admired historian and the author of Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil ("he would do Graham Greene proud"--Kirkus Reviews). In this rich, fascinating history, John Ghazvinian traces the complex story of the relations of these two powers back to the Persian Empire of the eighteenth century--the subject of great admiration of Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams--and an America seen by Iranians as an ideal to emulate for their own government. Drawing on years of archival research both in the United States and Iran--including access to Iranian government archives rarely available to Western scholars--the Iranian-born, Oxford-educated historian leads us through the four seasons of U.S.-Iran relations: the "spring" of mutual fascination; the "summer" of early interactions; the "autumn" of close strategic ties; and the long, dark "winter" of mutual hatred. Ghazvinian, with grasp and a storyteller's ability, makes clear where, how, and when it all went wrong. And shows why two countries that once had such heartfelt admiration for each other became such committed enemies; showing us, as well, how it didn't have to turn out this way.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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

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The Second World Wars

The Second World Wars
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780465093199
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Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian. World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, bestselling author Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory. An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.

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.