The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : John "Chick" Donohue
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-11-10
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780062995483


The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER "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 Soon to be a major motion picture from Peter Farrelly, director of the Academy Award-winning Green Book--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.

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Author : John (Chick) Donohue
Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
Release : 2021-11-09
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0062995472


The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

*** THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'An extraordinary story.' - Daily Mail 'An unforgettable, wild ride from start to finish.' - John Bruning 'The astounding true story - from the streets of Manhattan to the jungles of Vietnam.' - Thomas Kelly IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME. As a result of a rowdy night in his local New York bar, ex-Marine and merchant seaman "Chick" Donohue volunteers for a legendary mission. He will sneak into Vietnam to track down his buddies in combat to bring them a cold beer and supportive messages from home. It'll be the greatest beer run ever! Now, decades on from 1968, this is the remarkable true story of how he actually did it. Armed with Irish luck and a backpack full of alcohol, Chick works his passage to Vietnam, lands in Qui Nhon and begins to carry out his quest, tracking down the disbelieving soldiers one by one. But things quickly go awry, and as he talks his way through checkpoints and unwittingly into dangerous situations, Chick sees a lot more of the war than he ever planned - spending a terrifying time in the Demilitarized Zone, and getting caught up in Saigon during the Tet Offensive. With indomitable spirit, Chick survives on his wits, but what he finds in Vietnam comes as a shock. By the end of his epic adventure, battered and exhausted, Chick finds himself questioning why his friends were ever led into the war in the first place.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : J. T. Molloy
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-11-12
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781913183325


Empire Rising

Empire Rising

A Novel of High-Stakes Romance and Betrayal, Set During the Race to Finish the World's Tallest Building In Empire Rising, his extraordinary third book, Thomas Kelly tells a story of love and work, of intrigue and jealousy, with the narrative verve that led the Village Voice's reviewer to dub him "Dostoevsky with a hard hat and lead pipe." As the novel opens, it is 1930-the Depression-and ground has just been broken for the Empire State Building. One of the thousands of men erecting the building high above the city is Michael Briody, an Irish immigrant torn between his desire to make a new life in America and his pledge to gather money and arms for the Irish republican cause. When he meets Grace Masterson, an alluring artist who is depicting the great skyscraper's ascent from her houseboat on the East River, Briody's life turns exhilarating-and dangerous, for Grace is also a paramour of Johnny Farrell, Mayor Jimmy Walker's liaison with Tammany Hall and the underworld. Their heartbreaking love story-which takes place both in the immigrant neighborhoods of the Bronx and amid the swanky nightlife of the '21' Club--is also a chronicle of the city's rough passage from a working-class enclave to a world-class metropolis, and a vivid reimagining of the conflict that pitted the Tammany Hall political machine and its popular mayor against the boundlessly ambitious Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Colin Harrison, in The New York Times Book Review, called Kelly's The Rackets "A well-paced, violent thriller, [and] an elegy for the city's old Irish working class." In Empire Rising, Kelly takes his work to a new level: telling of the story of the people who built the "eighth wonder of the world," he makes old New York the setting for a rich and unforgettable story.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Thomas Kelly
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2006-01-24
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9781466825307


The Cottagecore Coloring Book

The Cottagecore Coloring Book

Relax and enjoy the simpler things in life as you color through detailed illustrations of quaint cottages, blooming gardens, and other delightful cottagecore scenes. Whether you’re looking to destress or simply take a break from the routine of everyday life, these coloring pages of country life will help you escape into a world of the cottagecore aesthetic. Immerse yourself in color and creativity with pages of wildflowers, picnics, cottages with climbing roses, laundry drying on the clothes line, and so much more!

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Genre : Games & Activities
Author : Editors of Ulysses Press
Publisher : Ulysses Press
Release : 2021-03-16
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9781646042364


Good Night Texas

Good Night Texas

Rest your head in the prairies of the Lone Star State! Saddle up, Partner! It’s time to adventure to the Great State of Texas! Hike all around Big Bend National Park, swim in the warm beach on Galveston Island, learn about the history of the Alamo, and so much more. Texas has so much to offer from different sceneries to huge historical landmarks. This book is the perfect gift to bring for little Texans everywhere, for birthdays, baby showers, housewarming and going away parties. With the Good Night Our World series, toddlers and preschool-age kids can build listening and memory skills by identifying famous landmarks. Perfect for bedtime or naptime, reading simple, soothing phrases to your young one will help them fall gently to sleep. Our readers love that their child will pick a favorite portion of the story to read along with them, and on top of that, these classic board books were built to last! Made from thick paperboard construction, it was designed with your kids in mind. Introduce stories of exploration to your little one using colorful illustrations and distinct vocabulary with Good Night Books. Be sure to look through our entire line of kids picture books about Texas, including Good Night Dallas/Fort Worth, Good Night Austin, Good Night San Antonio, and many more! Surprise your little traveler today with Good Night Texas!

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Adam Gamble
Publisher : Good Night Books
Release : 2007-10-15
Total Pages : 20 Pages
ISBN : 9781602199361


The Photoromance

The Photoromance

"The first feminist reading of photoromances that examines both its industry and its fandom, arguing for their remarkable relevance as transmedia narratives in a transnational market"--

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Paola Bonifazio
Publisher :
Release : 2020
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780262539289


Born To Run

Born To Run

Recounts the author's experiences with the reclusive Tarahumara Indians, whose techniques allow them to run long distances with ease, and describes his training for a fifty-mile race with the tribe and a number of ultramarathoners.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Christopher McDougall
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 287 Pages
ISBN : 9780307279187


The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book

The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book

For the first time, Norris gives readers not only his favorite "facts about himself, but also the stories behind the facts and the code by which he lives his life.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Chuck Norris
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 305 Pages
ISBN : 9781414334493


The Rackets

The Rackets

When Jimmy Dolan's father is brutally murdered while running for president of the construction worker's union, Jimmy must decide whether to risk his life to defend his father's honor and the interests of the rank and file, in a novel set in the union halls, taverns, and half-built skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan. Reprint.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Thomas Kelly
Publisher : Plume
Release : 2002-05-16
Total Pages : 374 Pages
ISBN : 0452283264