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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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A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France. As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as “Last Hope Island.” Getting there, one young emigré declared, was “like getting to heaven.” In this epic, character-driven narrative, acclaimed historian Lynne Olson takes us back to those perilous days when the British and their European guests joined forces to combat the mightiest military force in history. Here we meet the courageous King Haakon of Norway, whose distinctive “H7” monogram became a symbol of his country’s resistance to Nazi rule, and his fiery Dutch counterpart, Queen Wilhelmina, whose antifascist radio broadcasts rallied the spirits of her defeated people. Here, too, is the Earl of Suffolk, a swashbuckling British aristocrat whose rescue of two nuclear physicists from France helped make the Manhattan Project possible. Last Hope Island also recounts some of the Europeans’ heretofore unsung exploits that helped tilt the balance against the Axis: the crucial efforts of Polish pilots during the Battle of Britain; the vital role played by French and Polish code breakers in cracking the Germans’ reputedly indecipherable Enigma code; and the flood of top-secret intelligence about German operations—gathered by spies throughout occupied Europe—that helped ensure the success of the 1944 Allied invasion. A fascinating companion to Citizens of London, Olson’s bestselling chronicle of the Anglo-American alliance, Last Hope Island recalls with vivid humanity that brief moment in time when the peoples of Europe stood together in their effort to roll back the tide of conquest and restore order to a broken continent. Praise for Last Hope Island “In Last Hope Island [Lynne Olson] argues an arresting new thesis: that the people of occupied Europe and the expatriate leaders did far more for their own liberation than historians and the public alike recognize. . . . The scale of the organization she describes is breathtaking.”—The New York Times Book Review “Last Hope Island is a book to be welcomed, both for the past it recovers and also, quite simply, for being such a pleasant tome to read.”—The Washington Post “[A] pointed volume . . . [Olson] tells a great story and has a fine eye for character.”—The Boston Globe

Showman of the Screen

By A. T. McKenna
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813168724
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 734
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Short, immaculately dressed, and shockingly foul-mouthed, Joseph E. Levine (1905--1987) was larger than life. He rose from poverty in Boston's West End to become one of postwar Hollywood's most prolific independent promoters, distributors, and producers. Alternately respected and reviled, this master of movie promotion was responsible for bringing films as varied as Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (1956), Hercules (1958), The Graduate (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and A Bridge Too Far (1977) to American audiences . In the first biography of this controversial pioneer, A. T. McKenna traces Levine's rise as an influential packager of popular culture. He explores the mogul's pivotal role in many significant industry innovations from the 1950s to the 1970s, examining his use of saturation release tactics and bombastic advertising campaigns. Levine was also a trailblazer in promoting European art house cinema in the 1960s. He made Federico Fellini's 81⁄2 (1963) a hit in America, feuded with Jean-Luc Godard over their production of Contempt (1963), and campaigned aggressively for Sophia Loren to become the first actress to win an Oscar for a foreign language performance for her role in Two Women (1960). Despite his significant accomplishments and prominent role in shaping film distribution and promotion in the post-studio era, Levine is largely overlooked today. McKenna's in-depth biography corrects misunderstandings and misinformation about this colorful figure, and offers a sober assessment of his contributions to world cinema. It also illuminates Levine's peculiar talent for movie- and self-promotion, as well as his extraordinary career in the motion picture business.

Marketing Management

By Luca M. Visconti,Lisa Peñaloza,Nil Toulouse
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351358820
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: marketing-management.pdf

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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 : 738
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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.

The Devil's Birthday

By John Hackett
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 1844681440
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : History
  • Members : 295
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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.

Sound and Silence

By Dunstan Chan
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466998776
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 215
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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 : 811
  • 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 : 912
  • Pdf File: the-battle-of-arnhem.pdf

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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

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 : 425
  • 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 ....

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 : 845
  • Pdf File: 100-great-war-movies.pdf

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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