The Greatest Beer Run Ever

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Author by John "Chick" Donohue
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780062995483
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 254
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! Soon to be a major motion picture written and directed by Academy Award-winning director of Green Book, Peter Farrelly. “Chickie takes us thousands of miles on a hilarious quest laced with sorrow, but never dull. You will laugh and cry, but you will not be sorry that you read this rollicking story.”—Malachy McCourt A wildly entertaining, feel-good memoir of an Irish-American New Yorker and former U.S. marine who embarked on a courageous, hare-brained scheme to deliver beer to his pals serving Vietnam in the late 1960s. One night in 1967, twenty-six-year-old John Donohue—known as Chick—was out with friends, drinking in a New York City bar. The friends gathered there had lost loved ones in Vietnam. Now, they watched as anti-war protesters turned on the troops themselves. One neighborhood patriot came up with an inspired—some would call it insane—idea. Someone should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies there, give them messages of support from back home, and share a few laughs over a can of beer. It would be the Greatest Beer Run Ever. But who’d be crazy enough to do it? One man was up for the challenge—a U. S. Marine Corps veteran turned merchant mariner who wasn’t about to desert his buddies on the front lines when they needed him. Chick volunteered. A day later, he was on a cargo ship headed to Vietnam, armed with Irish luck and a backpack full of alcohol. Landing in Qui Nho’n, Chick set off on an adventure that would change his life forever—an odyssey that took him through a series of hilarious escapades and harrowing close calls, including the Tet Offensive. But none of that mattered if he could bring some cheer to his pals and show them how much the folks back home appreciated them. This is the story of that epic beer run, told in Chick’s own words and those of the men he visited in Vietnam.


A World Champion S Guide To Running The Beer Mile

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Author by Lewis Kent
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781510735569
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 196
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In June, 2015, Lewis Kent was just an ordinary twenty-one-year-old college kid who liked to run. By December, 2015, just six months later, he had appeared in ESPN, Buzzfeed, Ellen, and dozens of other major outlets. Videos of him running went viral, and he received daily calls from agents. So why all the attention? Simple: He ran the Beer Mile, and he ran it unbelievably fast. The beer mile is a track or road race in which you chug a beer, run a quarter mile, chug another beer, run another quarter mile, chug, run, chug, run: four beers, four laps, no vomiting allowed. “Chug, run, repeat.” If it sounds difficult (but really fun), it’s because it absolutely is. The event first went viral in 2014 when the five-minute barrier was broken. Kent became the world champion and broke the world record in late 2015 with a time of 4 minutes, 47 seconds, just over a minute longer than the world record for the regular mile. After that, he became the world’s first professional Beer Miler, literally being paid for his superhuman ability to run fast and drink quickly. Part memoir, part how-to manual, A World Champion's Guide to Running the Beer Miles is for both serious athletes and recreational runners who love to run, enjoy a drink, and like the idea of a challenge.


Tap Code

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Author by Carlyle S. Harris
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Zondervan
ISBN : 9780310359128
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 264
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Discover never-before-told details of POW underground operations during the Vietnam War told through one airman's inspiring story of true love, honor, and courage. Air Force pilot Captain Carlyle "Smitty" Harris was shot down over Vietnam on April 4, 1965 and taken to the infamous Hoa Lo prison--nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton." For the next eight years, Smitty and hundreds of other American POWs--including John McCain and George "Bud" Day--suffered torture, solitary confinement, and unimaginable abuse. It was there that Smitty covertly taught many other POWs the Tap Code--an old, long-unused method of communication from World War II. Using the code, they could softly tap messages of encouragement to lonely neighbors and pass along resistance policies from their leaders. The code quickly became a lifeline during their internment. It helped the prisoners boost morale, stay unified, communicate the chain of command, and prevail over a brutal enemy. Meanwhile, back home in the United States, Harris's wife, Louise, raised their three children alone, unsure of her husband's fate for seven long years. One of the first POW wives of the Vietnam War, she became a role model for other military wives by advocating for herself and her children in her husband's absence. Told through both Smitty's and Louise's voices, Tap Code shares the riveting true story of: Ingenuity under pressure Strength and dignity in the face of a frightening enemy The hope, faith, and resolve necessary to endure even the darkest circumstances Praise for Tap Code: "Tap Code is an incredible story about two American heroes. Col. "Smitty" Harris and his wife, Louise, epitomize the definition of commitment--to God, to country, and to family. This tale of extreme perseverance will restore your faith in the human spirit." --Brigadier General John Nichols, USAF "The incomprehensibly long ordeal of the Harris family is agonizing. Their love, faith, loyalty, and courage epitomize all that is good about America." --Lt. Col. Orson Swindle, USMC (ret.), POW, Hanoi, 11/11/1966 to 3/4/1973


Bullet Train

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Author by Kotaro Isaka
Genre : Fiction
Editor : Abrams
ISBN : 9781647003845
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 484
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A dark, satirical thriller by the bestselling Japanese author, following the perilous train ride of five highly motivated assassins—soon to be a major film from Sony starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, and Benito A Martínez Ocasio, and more Satoshi—The Prince—looks like an innocent schoolboy but is really a stylish and devious assassin. Risk fuels him, as does a good philosophical debate, such as questioning: Is killing really wrong? Kimura’s young son is in a coma thanks to The Prince, and Kimura has tracked him onto a bullet train heading from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers on board. Nanao, also nicknamed Ladybug, the self-proclaimed “unluckiest assassin in the world,” is put on the bullet train by his boss, a mysterious young woman called Maria, to steal a suitcase full of money and get off at the first stop. The lethal duo of Tangerine and Lemon are also traveling to Morioka, and the suitcase leads others to show their hands. Why are they all on the same train, and who will make it off alive? A bestseller in Japan, Bullet Train is an original and propulsive thriller that fizzes with incredible energy as its complex net of double-crosses and twists unwinds up to the last station.


And A Hard Rain Fell

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Author by John Ketwig
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN : 9781402224737
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 434
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"A magnetic, bloody, moving, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that is from the first page to last a wound that can never heal. A searing gift to his country."-Kirkus Reviews The classic Vietnam war memoir, ...and a hard rain fell is the unforgettable story of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a young soldier's odyssey from the roads of upstate New York to the jungles of Vietnam. Updated for its 20th anniversary with a new afterword on the Iraq War and its parallels to Vietnam, John Ketwig's message is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago. "Solidly effective. He describes with ingenuous energy and authentic language that time and place."-Library Journal "Perhaps as evocative of that awful time in Vietnam as the great fictions...a wild surreal account, at its best as powerful as Celine's darkling writing of World War One."-Washington Post


The Company

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Author by Stephen Bown
Genre : History
Editor : Anchor Canada
ISBN : 9780385694094
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 505
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A thrilling new telling of the story of modern Canada's origins. The story of the Hudson's Bay Company, dramatic and adventurous and complex, is the story of modern Canada's creation. And yet it hasn't been told in a book for over thirty years, and never in such depth and vivid detail as in Stephen R. Bown's exciting new telling. The Company started out small in 1670, trading practical manufactured goods for furs with the Indigenous inhabitants of inland subarctic Canada. Controlled by a handful of English aristocrats, it expanded into a powerful political force that ruled the lives of many thousands of people--from the lowlands south and west of Hudson Bay, to the tundra, the great plains, the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific northwest. It transformed the culture and economy of many Indigenous groups and ended up as the most important political and economic force in northern and western North America. When the Company was faced with competition from French traders in the 1780s, the result was a bloody corporate battle, the coming of Governor George Simpson--one of the greatest villains in Canadian history--and the Company assuming political control and ruthless dominance. By the time its monopoly was rescinded after two hundred years, the Hudson's Bay Company had reworked the entire northern North American world. Stephen R. Bown has a scholar's profound knowledge and understanding of the Company's history, but wears his learning lightly in a narrative as compelling, and rich in well-drawn characters, as a page-turning novel.


Russell Crowe

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Author by Gabor H. Wylie
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : ECW Press
ISBN : 9781550224726
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 154
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The first biography of the Oscar winning star of 'Gladiator'. From his New Zealand roots to his emotional Oscar triumph, Wylie traces Crowe's journey to stardom with true stories that have textured his life along the way. Crowe who has been acting since 1985 has appeared in over 22 moveies, including the top-grossing 'Gladiator', 'The Insider' and 'LA Confidential' and received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 'Gladiator'.


North Sar

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Author by Gerry Carroll
Genre : Fiction
Editor :
ISBN : 0671855883
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 400
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In the tradition of Tom Clancy and Harold Coyle, Gerry Carroll has drawn on his own experience as a navy helicopter pilot for this tale of war and friendship. In the US Navy's air war against North Vietnam, Lieutenant Boyle's challenge is to fly fast and low to rescue downed pilots.


Summary Of John Chick Donohue J T Molloy S The Greatest Beer Run Ever

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Author by Milkyway Media
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Milkyway Media
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Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 44
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 The Colonel, the owner of Doc Fiddler’s, was a great military historian and patriot. He had become unhappy with the news reports about the war, and he organized a parade up Sherman Avenue to raise awareness of the soldiers who were being sent to Vietnam. #2 Inwood had already buried 28 brothers, cousins, and friends who had been killed in Vietnam by late 1967. People from the whole neighborhood would attend the funeral, whether they knew the boy or not. #3 The soldiers we were losing were young kids, like Tommy Minogue, who had signed up at seventeen or eighteen. The marines, which I’d joined at seventeen, considered me old at twentysix. #4 I wanted to do something to help the soldiers, so I decided to go to Vietnam and bring them beer. I had the right identification papers to slip into Vietnam as a civilian.


Summary Of John Chick Donohue J T Molloy S The Greatest Beer Run Ever

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Author by Everest Media,
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Everest Media LLC
ISBN : 9781669356097
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 44
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Colonel, the owner of Doc Fiddler’s, was a great military historian and patriot. He had become unhappy with the news reports about the war, and he organized a parade up Sherman Avenue to raise awareness of the soldiers who were being sent to Vietnam. #2 Inwood had already buried 28 brothers, cousins, and friends who had been killed in Vietnam by late 1967. People from the whole neighborhood would attend the funeral, whether they knew the boy or not. #3 The soldiers we were losing were young kids, like Tommy Minogue, who had signed up at seventeen or eighteen. The marines, which I’d joined at seventeen, considered me old at twenty-six. #4 I wanted to do something to help the soldiers, so I decided to go to Vietnam and bring them beer. I had the right identification papers to slip into Vietnam as a civilian.