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A Bridge Too Far

By Cornelius Ryan
  • ISBN Code: : 1439126712
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : History
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The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II. A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters—from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to common soldiers and commanders—Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill-fated operations of the war. A Bridge Too Far superbly recreates the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies.

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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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  • Total of Pages : 296
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: the-devil-s-birthday.pdf

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Arnhem was the heaviest Allied defeat of 1944 and was the subject of the famous film A Bridge Too Far. Casualties during the battle were appalling; the brave and enduring Dutch people suffered catastrophically in the aftermath and German morale was strengthened at a time of otherwise ebbing fortunes. This new revised edition besides being a superb history is, above all, a record of quite extraordinary courage. It is unlikely to be superseded as the standard work on a bold, gallant, yet doomed, undertaking.

Konflik Bersejarah: A Bridge Too Far - Neraka Pasukan Linud

By Nino Oktorino
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  • Publisher : Elex Media Komputindo
  • Book Code : 6020247791
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : History
  • Members : 145
  • Pdf File: konflik-bersejarah.pdf

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Aku tidak akan mengatakan bahwa Arnhem adalah suatu kekalahan. Orang-orang seperti mereka tidak akan pernah dikalahkan. Mereka akan bertempur hingga tidak memiliki apa-apa untuk bertempur—dan kemudian tetap bertempur.‘ — Dick Ennis, pilot pesawat layang Parhampuran Arnhem merupakan sualu titik balik dalam Parang Dunia II, sebuah perjudian yang dilakukan olah Marsakal Montgomery. Tiga divisi lintas udara dikerahkan untuk merebut sejumlah jembatan yang melineang di atas sungai-sungai besar di Belanda untuk mengujungtombaki serangan Sekutu ke Jerman sendiri. Apabila jembatan-jembatan tersebut berhasil direbut dan dipertahankan, dan jika pasukan darat Sekutu berhasil membebaskan pasukan lintas udara yang diteurjunkan di balik garis pertahanan Jerman itu. maka perang di Eropa akan berakhir pada Hari Natal 1944. Ternyata, operasi itu berubah menjadi sebuah bencana berdarah bagi Red Devils, pasukan payung elite lnggris ....

Marketing Management

By Luca M. Visconti,Lisa Peñaloza,Nil Toulouse
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351358820
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 662
  • Pdf File: marketing-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Culture pervades consumption and marketing activity in ways that potentially benefit marketing managers. This book provides a comprehensive account of cultural knowledge and skills useful in strategic marketing management. In making these cultural concepts and frameworks accessible and in discussing how to use them, this edited textbook goes beyond the identification of historical, sociocultural, and political factors impinging upon consumer cultures and their effects on market outcomes. This fully updated and restructured new edition provides two new introductory chapters on culture and marketing practice and improved pedagogy, to give a deeper understanding of how culture pervades consumption and marketing phenomena; the way market meanings are made, circulated, and negotiated; and the environmental, ethical, experiential, social, and symbolic implications of consumption and marketing. The authors highlight the benefits that managers can reap from applying interpretive cultural approaches across the realm of strategic marketing activities including: market segmentation, product and brand positioning, market research, pricing, product development, advertising, and retail distribution. Global contributions are grounded in the authors’ primary research with a range of companies including Cadbury’s Flake, Dior, Dove, General Motors, HOM, Hummer, Kjaer Group, Le Bon Coin, Mama Shelter, Mecca Cola, Prada, SignBank, and the Twilight community. This edited volume, which compiles the work of 58 scholars from 14 countries, delivers a truly innovative, multinationally focused marketing management textbook. Marketing Management: A Cultural Perspective is a timely and relevant learning resource for marketing students, lecturers, and managers across the world.

The Last German Victory

By Bates Aaron
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
  • Book Code : 1399000799
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Members : 535
  • Pdf File: the-last-german-victory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Operation Market Garden – the Allied airborne invasion of German-occupied Holland in September 1944 – is one of the most famous and controversial Allied failures of the Second World War. Many books have been written on the subject seeking to explain the defeat. Historians have generally focused on the mistakes made by senior commanders as they organized the operation. The choice of landing zones has been criticized, as has the structure of the airlift plan. But little attention has been paid to the influence that combat doctrine and training had upon the relative performance of the forces involved. And it is this aspect that Aaron Bates emphasizes in this perceptive, closely argued and absorbing re-evaluation of the battle. As he describes each phase of the fighting he shows how German training, which gave their units a high degree of independence of action, better equipped them to cope with the confusion created by the surprise Allied attack. In contrast, the British forces were hampered by their rigid and centralized approach which made it more difficult for them to adapt to the chaotic situation. Aaron Bates’s thought-provoking study sheds fresh light on the course of the fighting around Arnhem and should lead to a deeper understanding of one of the most remarkable episodes in the final stage of the Second World War in western Europe.

Sound and Silence

By Dunstan Chan
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466998776
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 302
  • Pdf File: sound-and-silence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sound and Silence is a collection of essays written at different times, from different places, and on different issues—and yet they transcend time and place. They touch on that which is common to man: his strengths and weaknesses; his courage and fears, his attitude and values. As I pass through, I see things that create a stir in my breast, ignite a spark within. Perhaps it’s the same with you. Maybe I write of that which is muted in your heart sing the song unsung give sound to the silence.

Dirk Bogarde

By John Coldstream
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  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Book Code : 1780221746
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 745
  • Pdf File: dirk-bogarde.pdf

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'Biographies only tend to be definitive until the next one comes along, but there's no danger of Coldstream's erudite, moving analysis ever being superseded' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. As an actor Dirk Bogarde was a Rank contract artist and matinee idol who became a giant of the intellectual cinema, working on films such as Death in Venice, The Servant and Providence. Fiercely protective of his privacy, and that of his partner of 40 years, he left England in the 1960s to live abroad, where he carved a second career for himself as a bestselling author. Although Bogarde destroyed many of his papers, John Coldstream has had unique access to his personal archives and to friends and family who knew him well. The result is a fascinating biography of a complex and intriguing personality.

The Battle of Arnhem

By Christopher Hibbert
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1787205878
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : History
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: the-battle-of-arnhem.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this book, first published in Christopher Hibbert, one of Britain’s foremost historians, tells the true story of the Battle of Arnhem which was fought in September 1944 on Dutch soil and made famous in the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far. Nine thousand men of the First British Airborne Division were parachuted into the peaceful countryside that surrounded Arnhem. Their objective was to capture and hold the bridge over the Rhine ahead of the advancing British Second Army. Nine days later, after some of the fiercest street-fighting of the war, 2,000 paratroopers managed to escape to safety. This is the vivid account of how a brilliant plan turned into an epic tragedy. ‘Alive with the detail that evokes the smoking background’—Daily Telegraph ‘Finely recorded...truly the battle of Arnhem has been fortunate in its historian’—Sunday Times ‘Clear-sighted, well written and scrupulously fair...it deserves to stand with the best of the battle chronicles’—Sunday Telegraph

100 Great War Movies: The Real History Behind the Films

By Robert Niemi
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440833869
  • Total of Pages : 374
  • Category : History
  • Members : 638
  • Pdf File: 100-great-war-movies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book serves as a fascinating guide to 100 war films from 1930 to the present. Readers interested in war movies will learn surprising anecdotes about these films and will have all their questions about the films' historical accuracy answered. • Applies an internationalist perspective to the war film through entries from countries including Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Japan, Poland, Finland, and Latvia • Defines great war films as the most artistically accomplished, politically subversive, and thought-provoking, not merely as the most popular or commercially successful, and is therefore a relevant reference for students and film and history buffs • Provides clearly written and informative histories of the films themselves as well as of the cultural context surrounding the making and reception of them • Recounts critical controversies and analyzes the ideological biases implicit in these films in its examination of how the films shaped their source material and what they included, distorted, and added or left out

The Guns at Last Light

By Rick Atkinson
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 142994367X
  • Total of Pages : 896
  • Category : History
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: the-guns-at-last-light.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson's acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson's riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich—all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory. With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson's accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West. One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

Hollywood and the Military Bureaucracy

By Bob Herzberg
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476641889
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 240
  • Pdf File: hollywood-and-the-military-bureaucracy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Through a century of movies, the U.S. military held sway over war and service-oriented films. Influenced by the armed forces and their public relations units, Hollywood presented moviegoers with images of a faultless American fighting machine led by heroic commanders. This book examines this cooperation with detailed narratives of military blunders and unfit officers that were whitewashed to be presented in a more favorable light. Drawing on production files, correspondence between bureaucrats and filmmakers, and contemporary critical reviews, the author reveals the behind-the-scenes political maneuvers that led to the rewriting of history on-screen.

The Cat's Pyjamas

By Julia Cresswell
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141912421
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 768
  • Pdf File: the-cat-s-pyjamas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fascinating, thematic exploration of clichés from as the actress said to the bishop to zero hour, explaining what they are and where they’ve come from. Julia Cresswell has taken her best-selling dictionary of clichés (‘Sumptuous... A mine of information.’ Guardian) back to the drawing board and has created a book, packed with famous (and infamous) quotations and memorable information, that will change the way you see English.