Book: The Greatest Beer Run Ever


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.

  • Author : John "Chick" Donohue
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 10 November 2020
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062995483

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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.

Book: The Greatest Beer Run Ever


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.

  • Author : John (Chick) Donohue
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release : 09 November 2021
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 0062995472

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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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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.

  • Author : J. T. Molloy
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 12 November 2020
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9781913183325

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*** 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.

Book: The Bastard Tree


She ends up developing a children's bereavement program and summer camp. Join Carol as she proves that even someone with a tainted past can inspire others and make a difference in The Bastard Tree.

  • Author : Carol Holoboff
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 01 November 2008
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 13 : 9780595534746

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Carol grows up in beautiful Montana, but her family is fraught with problems. When her parents separate and her mother dies she's sent to an orphanage. Longing to belong to a family again, Carol begs her grandmother to take her in, but she soon learns home is not as great as she envisioned. Her grandmother is unfit to raise her, and her father is an alcoholic. Eventually, Carol is sent to a reform school. When Carol gets a job as a nanny, the man of the house promptly gets her pregnant. After having children, she finds herself battling postpartum depression, and she enters a mental hospital in Oregon. Now, Carol must deal with a series of past marriages, a pending divorce and life's painful memories. Despite it all, Carol beats the odds, going to college and overcoming her demons. Everything is on the right track when one of her children dies. She ends up developing a children's bereavement program and summer camp. Join Carol as she proves that even someone with a tainted past can inspire others and make a difference in The Bastard Tree.

Book: The Domestic Revolution How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything


Wielding the same wit and passion as seen in How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman shows that the hot coal stove provided so much more than morning tea.

  • Author : Ruth Goodman
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 20 October 2020
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9781631497643

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The Domestic Revolution How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything Book Summary :

“The queen of living history” (Lucy Worsley) returns with an immersive account of how English women sparked a worldwide revolution—from their own kitchens. No single invention epitomizes the Victorian era more than the black cast-iron range. Aware that the twenty-first-century has reduced it to a quaint relic, Ruth Goodman was determined to prove that the hot coal stove provided so much more than morning tea: it might even have kick-started the Industrial Revolution. Wielding the wit and passion seen in How to Be a Victorian, Goodman traces the tectonic shift from wood to coal in the mid-sixteenth century—from sooty trials and errors during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the totally smog-clouded reign of Queen Victoria. A pattern of innovation emerges as the women stoking these fires also stoked new global industries: from better soap to clean smudges to new ingredients for cooking. Laced with uproarious anecdotes of Goodman’s own experience managing a coal-fired household, this fascinating book shines a hot light on the power of domestic necessity.

Book: The Greatest Beer Run Ever


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.

  • Author : John Donohue
  • Publisher : Monoray
  • Release : 12 November 2020
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 1913183297

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An incredible true story of how, in 1967 - having seen students protesting against the Vietnam war - Chickie Donohue and his New York City bar friends decided that someone should go to Vietnam and take their soldier pals a beer and show them that SOMEONE appreciates what they're doing out there. It would be the Greatest Beer Run Ever! But who'd be crazy enough to do it? One man was up for the challenge: John "Chickie" Donohue. A U. S. Marine Corps veteran turned merchant mariner, Chickie decided he wasn't about to desert his buddies on the front lines when they needed him most. In THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER, Chickie sets off on an adventure that changes his life forever. Armed with Irish luck and a backpack full of alcohol, he makes his way to Qui Nho'n, tracking down his disbelieving friends one by one. But Chickie sees more of the war than he ever bargained for, unexpectedly getting caught up for a night on the front line by the Demilitarized Zone, and in Saigon during the Tet Offensive. Donohue talks his way in and out of situations; learns a lot about himself and most importantly, changes his view on the Vietnam War, seeing first-hand the craziness of the whole endeavor and ultimately realising that the protesters were right.

Book: All But My Life


All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty.

  • Author : Gerda Weissmann Klein
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release : 31 March 1995
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9781466812420

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All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey. Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, 1939. Although the Weissmanns were permitted to live for a while in the basement of their home, they were eventually separated and sent to German labor camps. Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of "all but her life." By the end of the war she had lost her parents, brother, home, possessions, and community; even the dear friends she made in the labor camps, with whom she had shared so many hardships, were dead. Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity. In the darkness of the camps, Gerda and her young friends manage to create a community of friendship and love. Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. Gerda's beautifully written story gives an invaluable message to everyone. It introduces them to last century's terrible history of devastation and prejudice, yet offers them hope that the effects of hatred can be overcome.

Book: Chisel Pen Poignard


  • Author : Thomas Longueville
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 06 December 1899
  • Category: Artists, Italian
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 13 : OXFORD:590618216

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Book: A World Champion s Guide to Running the Beer Mile


In June, 2015, Lewis Kent was just an ordinary twenty-one-year-old college kid who liked to run.

  • Author : Lewis Kent
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 02 July 2019
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 13 : 9781510735569

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In June, 2015, Lewis Kent was just an ordinary twenty-one-year-old college kid who liked to run. By December, 2015, just six months later, he had appeared in ESPN, Buzzfeed, Ellen, and dozens of other major outlets. Videos of him running went viral, and he received daily calls from agents. So why all the attention? Simple: He ran the Beer Mile, and he ran it unbelievably fast. The beer mile is a track or road race in which you chug a beer, run a quarter mile, chug another beer, run another quarter mile, chug, run, chug, run: four beers, four laps, no vomiting allowed. “Chug, run, repeat.” If it sounds difficult (but really fun), it’s because it absolutely is. The event first went viral in 2014 when the five-minute barrier was broken. Kent became the world champion and broke the world record in late 2015 with a time of 4 minutes, 47 seconds, just over a minute longer than the world record for the regular mile. After that, he became the world’s first professional Beer Miler, literally being paid for his superhuman ability to run fast and drink quickly. Part memoir, part how-to manual, A World Champion's Guide to Running the Beer Miles is for both serious athletes and recreational runners who love to run, enjoy a drink, and like the idea of a challenge.

Book: Swish


A witty study of modern-day ideas about gay culture shares the author's personal exploration of his own gay identity through his exploits and adventures in the world of musical theater, Internet dating, summer camp, needlecraft, aerobics, ...

  • Author : Joel Derfner
  • Publisher : Broadway
  • Release : 16 June 2009
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 13 : 9780767924313

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A witty study of modern-day ideas about gay culture shares the author's personal exploration of his own gay identity through his exploits and adventures in the world of musical theater, Internet dating, summer camp, needlecraft, aerobics, go-go dancing, and more. 25,000 first printing.

Book: Grandma s Rocking Chair


Even during the final moments of Annie’s mother, both their love for each other never faltered. And even after her mother’s passing, Annie still felt the love her mother has for her.

  • Author : Annie Hernandez
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release : 17 March 2015
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 13 : 9781634172592

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A mother’s love surpasses the vast power of time, even the ineffability of death. Even during the final moments of Annie’s mother, both their love for each other never faltered. And even after her mother’s passing, Annie still felt the love her mother has for her. Unexpectedly, she received one gift from her mother that she never anticipated—her rocking chair. Now that the rocking chair is in her possession, countless memories come flashing. She feels her mother’s unconditional love toward her. The moments she and her mother enjoyed with the rocking chair will now be cherished by her and her daughter, Emilie. Grandma’s Rocking Chair will bring forth plenty of stories and memories worth treasuring.