Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Uncommon Type: Some Stories Description:

b A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor b br br A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country s civil war A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN s newest celebrity and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel romance and a bit of real life These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories They are surprising intelligent heartwarming and for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans an absolute must have

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

Alan Bean Plus Four

Alan Bean Plus Four Description:

Traveling to the moon was way less complicated this year than it was back in as the four of us proved not that anyone gives a whoop You see over cold beers on my patio with the crescent moon a delicate princess fingernail low in the west I told Steve Wong that if he threw say a hammer with enough muscle said tool would make a five hundred thousand mile figure eight sail around that very moon and return to Earth like a boomerang and wasn t that fascinating

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

Tipi non comuni

Tipi non comuni Description:

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Rating: 3.50 out of 5

The Green Mile

The Green Mile Description:

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Rating: 3.48 out of 5

A Man on the Moon

A Man on the Moon Description:

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Rating: 3.31 out of 5

Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race

Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race Description:

An extraordinary book br Arthur C Clarke br br Space was one of the most fiercely fought battlegrounds of the Cold War the Moon its ultimate beachhead br br In this dual autobiography i Apollo i commander David Scott and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov the first man to ever walk in space recount their exceptional lives and careers spent on the cutting edge of science and space exploration and their participation in the greatest technological race ever to land a man on the Moon br br With each mission fraught with perilous tasks and each space program touched by tragedy these parallel tales of adventure and heroism read like a modern day thriller Cutting fast between their differing recollections this book reveals in a very personal way the drama of one of the most ambitious contests ever embarked on by man set against the conflict that once held the world in suspense the clash between Communism and Western democracy br br Through the men s memoirs their courage passion for exploration and determination to push themselves to the limit emerge not only through their triumphs but also through their perseverance in times of extraordinary difficulty and danger br br i Two Sides of the Moon i is unique among space histories If you are looking for a balanced interesting and personal account of the American and Soviet space programs during the s and s this is it br i Astronomy i magazine

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

Virtual Apollo: A Pictorial Essay of the Engineering and Construction of the Apollo Command and Service Modules: Apogee Books Space Series 30

Virtual Apollo: A Pictorial Essay of the Engineering and Construction of the Apollo Command and Service Modules: Apogee Books Space Series 30 Description:

With this book readers can become acquainted with the Apollo spacecraft in detail and learn the story of its design and construction br

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa Description:

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Rating: 3.64 out of 5

Gary Cooper Off Camera

Gary Cooper Off Camera Description:

Gary Cooper is an American icon an actor whose handsome features and unstudied poise made him one of the great stars of Hollywood s Golden Era Now his only child gives us an extraordinary memoir a book that reveals the Gary Cooper only she knew Illustrated throughout with photographs including many never before published family pictures Maria Cooper Janis heartfelt book offers an unprecedented look at her father s private side from his Montana boyhood and his Hollywood home life to his friendships with Ernest Heming way Pablo Picasso and Jimmy Stewart among others Filled with anecdotes that capture the off screen humor and warmth of this avid outdoorsman and great humanitarian i Gary Cooper Off Camera i is an unforgettable portrait of a great star and a beloved father photographs in duotone x

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends Description:

p b Tom Hanks introduces the remarkable i Publishers Weekly i story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries i Band of Brothers i b br br William Wild Bill Guarnere and Edward Babe Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U S Army members of an elite unit of the st Airborne Division called Easy Company The crack unit was called upon for every high risk operation of the war including D Day Operation Market Garden in Holland the Battle of the Bulge and the capture of Hitler s Eagle s Nest in Berchtesgaden Both men fought side by side until Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home Heffron went on to liberate concentration camps and take Hitler s Eagle s Nest hideout United by their experience they reconnected at the war s end and have been best friends ever since Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms and to all those who fought for freedom p

Rating: 3.77 out of 5