Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA
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Fighting Fox Company: The Battling Flank of the Band of Brothers by Terry Poyser and Bill Brown
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Overview: Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division has become one of the most famous small units in U.S. history, thanks to Stephen Ambrose’s superb book Band of Brothers, followed by portrayals in film. However, to date little has been heard of Fox Company of that same regiment-the men who fought alongside Easy Company through every step of the war in Europe, and who had their own stories to tell.
Notably this book, over a decade in the making, came about for different reasons than the fame of the “Band of Brothers.” Bill Brown, a WWII vet himself, had decided to research the fate of a childhood friend who had served in Fox Company. Along the way he met Terry Poyser, who was on a similar mission to research the combat death of a Fox Company man from his hometown. Together, the two authors proceeded to locate and interview every surviving Fox Company vet they could find. The result was a wealth of fascinating firsthand accounts of WWII combat as well as new perspectives on Dick Winters and others of the “Band,” who had since become famous.
Told primarily through the words of participants, Fighting Fox Company takes the reader through some of the most horrific close-in fighting of the war, beginning with the chaotic nocturnal paratrooper drop on D-Day. After fighting through Normandy the drop into Holland saw prolonged ferocious combat, and even more casualties; and then during the Battle of the Bulge, Fox Company took its place in line at Bastogne during one of the most heroic against-all-odds stands in U.S. history.
As always in combat, each man’s experience is different, and the nature of the German enemy is seen here in its equally various aspects. From ruthless SS fighters to meek Volkssturm to simply expert modern fighters, the Screaming Eagles encountered the full gamut of the Wehrmacht. The work is also accompanied by rare photos and useful appendices, including rosters and lists of casualties, to give the full look at Fox Company which has long been overdue.
Genre: Non-fiction | History
Fast Company – Summer 2019
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Overview: Fast Company is written for the innovative pioneers who are transcending the boundaries of normal business conventions and shaping the business world. Fast Company showcases the individuals and companies who impact the world through creative ingenuity. With a unique focus on innovation, design and sustainability, Fast Company continues to advise and inform its readers in a way unlike any magazine.
Genre: Magazine –
Impossible Plays: Adventures with the Cottesloe Company (Plays and Playwrights)
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Good Company, Issue 3: The Money Issue (Good Company) by Grace Bonney
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Overview: Debuting last year in thewake of her continuing bestseller In the Company of Women, Grace Bonney’s Good Company is the innovative and supportive journal for women and nonbinary creatives at every stage of life, founded on the power of inclusivity, diversity, and celebrating the differences that unite. Its mission is to provide motivation, inspiration, advice, and a vital sense of connection and community. Sharing everything from overarching philosophy and pep talks to useful, targeted advice, the debut Community Issue brought together diverse voices (including Tavi Gevinson, Cynthia Erivo, Julia Turshen, Emma Straub, Ashley C. Ford, and Beejoli Shah) and experiences (from woodworkers, tattoo artists, bakers, mental health advocates, designers, and more).
This third issue continues Good Company’s mission to provide an energetic and highly stimulating place to connect, learn, grow, and work through the challenges that women across the spectrum experience in pursuing their passions and dreams.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General
In Great Company: How to Spark Peak Performance By Creating an Emotionally Connected Workplace
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Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made through Richard Rhodes
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Overview: From the Pulitzer Prize successful and bestselling writer of The Making of the Atomic Bomb the exceptional tale of the Spanish Civil War in the course of the eyes of the newshounds, writers, artists, medical doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. The Spanish Civil War impressed and haunted an odd choice of remarkable artists and writers, together with Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Martha Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and John Dos Passos. The idealism of the cause-defending democracy from fascism at a time when Europe used to be darkening towards some other international war-and the brutality of the war drew from them a few of their easiest paintings: Guernica, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Homage to Catalonia, The Spanish Earth.
The warfare spurred breakthroughs in army and scientific era as neatly. New plane, new guns, new ways and technique all emerged within the intense Spanish war. Indiscriminate destruction raining from the sky changed into a dreaded truth for the primary time. Progress additionally arose from the horror: the medical doctors and nurses who volunteered to serve with the Spanish defenders devised primary advances in battlefield surgical treatment and front-line blood transfusion. In the ones tactics, and in lots of others, the Spanish Civil War served as a take a look at mattress for World War II, and for all the 20th century.
From the lifetime of John James Audubon to the discovery of the atomic bomb, readers have lengthy trusted Richard Rhodes to give an explanation for, distill, and dramatize a very powerful moments in historical past. Now, he’s taking us into battlefields and bomb shelters, into the studios of artists, into the crowded wards of warfare hospitals, and into the hearts and minds of a wealthy forged of characters to turn how the ideological, aesthetic, and technological traits that emerged in Spain modified the sector ceaselessly.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Solitude & Company: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez — Told with Help from His Friends, Family, Fans, Arguers, Fellow Pranksters, Drunks, and a Few Respectable Souls by Silvana Paternostro
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Overview: An oral history biography of the legendary Latin American writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, brimming with atmosphere and insight.
Irrevent and hopeful, Solitude & Company recounts the life of a boy from the provinces who decided to become a writer. This is the story of how he did it, how little Gabito became Gabriel García Márquez, and of how Gabriel García Márquez survived his own self-creation.
The book is divided into two parts. In the first, BC, before Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude), his siblings speak and those who were friends before García Márquez became the universally loved Latin American icon. Those who knew him when he still didn’t have a proper English tailor nor an English biographer, and didn’t accompany presidents. It gathers together the voices around the boy from the provinces, the sisters and brothers, the childhood friends, the drinking buddies and penniless fellow students.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs