Winston Groom

1 The Aviators

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs  Nonfiction  Transportation 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-11-05
Description :  Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of&#xa0;<i>Forrest Gump</i>),&#xa0;<i>The Aviators</i>&#xa0;tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators--Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle--and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage.<br />&#xa0;<br />This is the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival-at-sea, and will appeal to fans of&#xa0;<i>Unbroken</i>,&#xa0;<i>The Greatest Generation</i>, and<i>Flyboys</i>. With the world in peril in World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; and Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew together while facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. Groom's rich narrative tells their intertwined stories--from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive it); barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II; front-page triumph to anguished tragedy; and near-death to ultimate survival--as all took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the "greatest generation."

2 Forrest Gump

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-02-21
Description :  <b>The modern classic that inspired the beloved movie starring Tom Hanks. </b><br /><br />Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama’s football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur. With a voice all his own, Forrest is telling all in a madcap romp through three decades of American history.

3 The Generals

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-11-10
Description :  Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall, from World War I to World War II. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Their efforts revealed to the world the grit and determination that would become synonymous with America in the post-war years.<br />&#xa0;<br /> Filled with novel-worthy twists and turns, and set against the backdrop of the most dramatic moments of the twentieth century, <i>The Generals</i> is a powerful, action-packed book filled with marvelous surprises and insights into the lives of America's most celebrated warriors.

4 Shiloh, 1862

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-03-20
Description :  <b>A main selection in History Book-of-the-Month Club and alternate selection in Military Book-of-the-Month Club.</b><br /><br />In the spring of 1862, many Americans still believed that the Civil War, "would be over by Christmas." The previous summer in Virginia, Bull Run, with nearly 5,000 casualties, had been shocking, but suddenly came word from a far away place in the wildernesses of Southwest Tennessee of an appalling battle costing 23,000 casualties, most of them during a single day. It was more than had resulted from the entire American Revolution. As author Winston Groom reveals in this dramatic, heart-rending account, the Battle of Shiloh would singlehandedly change the psyche of the military, politicians, and American people--North and South--about what they had unleashed by creating a Civil War.<br /><br /> In this gripping telling of the first "great and terrible" battle of the Civil War, Groom describes the dramatic events of April 6 and 7, 1862, when a bold surprise attack on Ulysses S. Grant's encamped troops and the bloody battle that ensued would alter the timbre of the war.<br /><br />The Southerners struck at dawn on April 6th, and Groom vividly recounts the battle that raged for two days over the densely wooded and poorly mapped terrain. Driven back on the first day, Grant regrouped and mounted a fierce attack the second, and aided by the timely arrival of reinforcements managed to salvage an encouraging victory for the Federals.<br /><br />Groom's deft prose reveals how the bitter fighting would test the mettle of the motley soldiers assembled on both sides, and offer a rehabilitation of sorts for Union General William Sherman, who would go on from the victory at Shiloh to become one of the great generals of the war. But perhaps the most alarming outcome, Groom poignantly reveals, was the realization that for all its horror, the Battle of Shiloh had solved nothing, gained nothing, proved nothing, and the thousands of maimed and slain were merely wretched symbols of things to come.<br /><br /> With a novelist's eye for telling and a historian's passion for detail, context, and meaning, Groom brings the key characters and moments of battle to life. Shiloh is an epic tale, deftly told by a masterful storyteller.

5 El Paso: A Novel

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2016-10-04
Description :  Three decades after the first publication of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom returns to fiction with this sweeping American epic.<br /> Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early twentieth century, Winston Groom brings to life a much-forgotten period of history in this sprawling saga of heroism, injustice, and love. El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known only as the Colonel—whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel’s grandchildren and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his son head to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt down the Generalissimo. Replete with gunfights, daring escapes, and an unforgettable bullfight, El Paso becomes an indelible portrait of the American Southwest in the waning days of the frontier, one that is “sure to entertain” (Jackson Clarion-Ledger).

6 A Storm in Flanders

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-12-01
Description :  <b>From the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of <i>Forrest Gump</i>: “A fascinating, evenhanded, page-turning account” of Ypres’s pivotal WWI battles (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> The Ypres Salient in Belgian Flanders was the most notorious and dreaded territory in all of World War I—possibly of any war in history. After Germany’s failed attempt to capture Britain’s critical ports along the English Channel, a bloody stalemate ensued in this pastoral area no larger than the island of Manhattan. Ypres became a place of horror, heroism, and terrifying new tactics and technologies: poison gas, tanks, mines, air strikes, and the unspeakable misery of trench warfare.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Drawing on the journals of the men and women who were there, Winston Groom has penned a drama of politics, strategy, the human heart, and the struggle for victory against all odds.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>This ebook features 16 pages of black-and-white historical photographs.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Everything nonfiction should be.” —<i>Fort Worth Star-Telegram</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Groom reconstructs a forgotten military passage that serves as a cautionary tale about war’s consequences.” —<i>Pittsburgh Tribune-Review</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Groom’s account, full of detail and the smell of gunsmoke, is expertly paced and free of dull stretches.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Moving&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;Inspiring&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;An important and brilliantly written book.” —<i>Booklist</i><br /> &#xa0;

7 Patriotic Fire

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Military  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2006-05-02
Description :  December 1814: its economy in tatters, its capital city of Washington, D.C., burnt to the ground, a young America was again at war with the militarily superior English crown. With an enormous enemy armada approaching New Orleans, two unlikely allies teamed up to repel the British in one of the greatest battles ever fought in North America.<br /><br />The defense of New Orleans fell to the backwoods general Andrew Jackson, who joined the raffish French pirate Jean Laffite to command a ramshackle army made of free blacks, Creole aristocrats, Choctaw Indians, gunboat sailors and militiamen. Together these leaders and their scruffy crew turned back a British force more than twice their number. Offering an enthralling narrative and outsized characters, <i>Patriotic Fire</i> is a vibrant recounting of the plots and strategies that made Jackson a national hero and gave the nascent republic a much-needed victory and surge of pride and patriotism.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

8 Vicksburg, 1863

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-04-07
Description :  In this thrilling narrative history of the Civil War’s most strategically important campaign, Winston Groom describes the bloody two-year grind that started when Ulysses S. Grant began taking a series of Confederate strongholds in 1861, climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg two years later. For Grant and the Union it was a crucial success that captured the Mississippi River, divided the South in half, and set the stage for eventual victory. <br /><br /><i>Vicksburg, 1863</i> brings the battles and the protagonists of this struggle to life: we see Grant in all his grim determination, Sherman with his feistiness and talent for war, and Confederate leaders from Jefferson Davis to Joe Johnston to John Pemberton. It is an epic account by a masterful writer and historian.

9 Forrest Gump

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2014-11-17
Description :  Er ist ein Idiot. Er ist ein Genie. Er ist ein Ereignis. <br/> Dieser Mensch verändert das Leben aller Menschen, die das Glück haben, ihm zu begegnen.<br/> Sein Name ist Forrest Gump.<br/> <br/> Dies ist die warmherzige, tief berührende Geschichte eines gutmütigen Mannes aus Alabama, der einen Orden für seine Tapferkeit im Vietnamkrieg erhält und den Präsidenten von Amerika trifft. Eines ganz und gar ungewöhnlichen Menschen. Für die einen ist er ein naiver Schwachkopf, für die anderen ein Held. Was immer er auch anpackt, es geht garantiert schief. In Wirklichkeit aber zählt für Forrest Gump nur Jenny – die große Liebe seines Lebens...

10 1942

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2007-12-01
Description :  <b>America’s first year in World War II, chronicled in this “page-turner” by the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of&#xa0;<i>Forrest Gump</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>The Generals </i>(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> On December 7, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. To the generation of Americans who lived through it, the Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, and the defining moments of that war were played out in the year 1942.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> This account covers the Allies’ relentless defeats as the Axis overran most of Europe, North Africa, and the Far East. But by midyear the tide began to turn. The United States finally went on the offensive in the Pacific. In the West, the British defeated Rommel’s panzer divisions at El Alamein while the US Army began to push the Germans out of North Africa. By the year’s end, the smell of victory was in the air.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>1942</i>, told with Winston Groom’s accomplished storyteller’s eye, allows us into the admirals’ strategy rooms, onto the battlefronts, and into the heart of a nation at war.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “When not drawing in readers with the narrative, Groom is impressing them with his masterful analyses.” —<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Groom has done an artful job of blending the many stories of 1942.” —<i>The Anniston Star</i>

11 Eyewitness to World War II

Author : Stephen G. Hyslop & Winston Groom
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2018-05-08
Description :  <b><b>This elegant narrative edition of Neil Kagan's best-selling </b><b><i>Eyewitness to World War II</i></b><b> offers incredible first-person stories and amazing moments of heroism, providing new context and perspective on history's greatest conflict. </b></b><br /><br />The unforgettable story of World War II is told through the words of those who lived it--both on the battlefield and the home front--creating a dramatic tapestry of the wartime experience. Personal writings and recollections of Roosevelt, Hitler, and Patton, as well as letters composed by soldiers at battle and diaries of women serving in the military at home, present an absorbing narrative that tells the entire history of the war from several perspectives. In this absorbing reader's edition, a carefully curated selection of memorable, significant photographs and illuminating maps from the 2012 book accompanies the revised text. Comprehensive and compelling, this finely wrought book is as gift-worthy as its predecessor.

12 Kearny's March

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs  Military 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2011-11-08
Description :  A thrilling re-creation of a crucial campaign in the Mexican-American War and a pivotal moment in America's history. <br />&#xa0;<br />In June 1846, General Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with a thousand cavalrymen of the First United States Dragoons. When his fantastic expedition ended a year and two-thousand miles later, the nation had doubled in size and now stretched from Atlantic to Pacific, fulfilling what many saw as its unique destiny. Kearny's March has all the stuff of great narrative history: hardships on the trail, wild Indians, famous mountain men, international conflict and political intrigue, personal dramas, gold rushes and land-grabs. Winston Groom plumbs the wealth of primary documentation--journals and letters, as well as military records--and gives us a sleek, exciting account that captures our imaginations and enlivens our understanding of the sometimes dirty business of country-making.

13 The Allies

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Release Date :  2018-11-13
Description :  <b><b>Best-selling author Winston Groom tells the complex story of how Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin--the three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders--aligned to win World War II and created a new world order.</b></b><br /><br />By the end of World War II, 59 nations were arrayed against the axis powers, but three great Allied leaders--Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin--had emerged to control the war in Europe and the Pacific. Vastly different in upbringing and political beliefs, they were not always in agreement--or even on good terms. But, often led by Churchill's enduring spirit, in the end these three men changed the course of history. Using the remarkable letters between the three world leaders, enriching narrative details of their personal lives, and riveting tales of battles won and lost, best-selling historian Winston Groom returns to share one of the biggest stories of the 20th century: The interwoven and remarkable tale, and a fascinating study of leadership styles, of three world leaders who fought the largest war in history.

14 Shrouds of Glory

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  United States  Books  History 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2007-12-01
Description :  <b>The Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of <i>Forrest Gump</i> examines Confederate general John Bell Hood’s fateful maneuvers in the final moments of the Civil War.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In <i>Shrouds of Glory</i>, acclaimed novelist and historian Winston Groom introduces readers to the courageous but reckless Hood, prematurely thrust into the spotlight by a combination of destiny and fate. Witness the unlikely rise of this young Confederate, who graduated forty-fourth out of a class of fifty-two at West Point, as he overcomes the nearly fatal amputation of his shattered leg and eventually devises a strategy to turn the tide of the war.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Weaving together eyewitness accounts, journal entries, military communiqués, and newspaper headlines, Groom recreates the war from the charged battlefields to the general’s tent where Grant, Sherman, Lee, and others plotted their unorthodox strategies. He paints vivid portraits of the major players in the conflict, revealing the character, the faults, the emotions, and most of all the doubts that molded the course of the war.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Storytelling with energy, surprise, freshness, power, and yes, art.” —<i>Chicago Tribune</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Meticulously reconstructed&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;shows us the war in all its savagery.” —<i>Los Angeles Times</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An excellent introduction into a complex campaign.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> &#xa0;

15 ONLY - Extrait

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-10-06
Description :  <b>Une pépite à quatre pattes, le nouveau personnage culte de l'auteur de <i>Forrest Gump</i>.</b> <br />George et Alice Martin, jeunes mariés, accueillent un nouveau membre dans leur famille : Only, un chien de berger orphelin et pataud. C'est le bonheur, mais ils s'aperçoivent vite que le chiot a des idées bien arrêtées et que, lorsqu'il veut quelque chose, il est prêt à tout pour l'obtenir. Observateur sensible et insolite, Only regarde ses humains évoluer et s'aventurer vers des horizons inattendus. Perplexe, il décide un jour d'abandonner la maison pour partir à la rencontre du vaste monde. Le voyage ne sera pas de tout repos ! <br /><br /> Seul l'auteur de <i>Forrest Gump</i> pouvait nous faire vibrer ainsi, d'un bout à l'autre de toute la palette des sentiments, en nous racontant l'histoire d'un chien. Préparez-vous donc à éprouver une empathie et une affection inconditionnelles pour Only, à trembler pour lui, l'encourager, rire et pleurer, jusqu'à un dénouement absolument inoubliable. Un pur moment de grâce... et d'émotion.

16 Die letzten Tage des Sommers

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2014-11-17
Description :  Ein packender, bewegender Roman aus dem tiefen Süden der USA – meisterhaft erzählt von Winston Groom, dem Autor des unsterblichen &#34;Forrest Gump&#34;!<br/> <br/> Seit Generationen sind die Holts die Herren von Bienville, Louisiana. Ihnen gehört das Land, ihr Wort ist Gesetz. Doch dann werden reiche Ölvorkommen nahe dem kleinen, verschlafenen Städtchen entdeckt – und zwar ausgerechnet auf einem Stück Land, das den Holts nicht mehr gehört. Der clevere und unerschrockene Anwalt Willie Croft ist der einzige, der es wagt, die Rechte der armen, schwarzen Pächterfamilie vor Gericht zu vertreten. Ein schier aussichtsloser Kampf, der schließlich in einem aufsehenerregenden Prozess entschieden wird...

17 Only

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2016-10-20
Description :  <b>Une pépite à quatre pattes, le nouveau personnage culte de l'auteur de Forrest Gump.</b> <br />George et Alice Martin, jeunes mariés, accueillent un nouveau membre dans leur famille : Only, un chien de berger orphelin et pataud. C'est le bonheur, mais ils s'aperçoivent vite que le chiot a des idées bien arrêtées et que, lorsqu'il veut quelque chose, il est prêt à tout pour l'obtenir. Observateur sensible et insolite, Only regarde ses humains évoluer et s'aventurer vers des horizons inattendus. Perplexe, il décide un jour d'abandonner la maison pour partir à la rencontre du vaste monde. Le voyage ne sera pas de tout repos ! <br /><br /> Seul l'auteur de <i>Forrest Gump </i>pouvait nous faire vibrer ainsi, d'un bout à l'autre de toute la palette des sentiments, en nous racontant l'histoire d'un chien. Préparez-vous donc à éprouver une empathie et une affection inconditionnelles pour Only, à trembler pour lui, l'encourager, rire et pleurer, jusqu'à un dénouement absolument inoubliable. Un pur moment de grâce... et d'émotion. <br />

18 Gump & Cie

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2017-11-09
Description :  <b>Enfin la suite de <i>Forrest Gump</i> !</b> <br /><br />Un peu plus vieux et, à sa façon, un peu plus sage qu'avant, Forrest n'a cessé de courir. C'est maintenant les années 1980 qu'il va devoir traverser, l'époque où le culte du moi, de la réussite et du libéralisme succède à tous les espoirs collectifs de la décennie précédente. Seul avec son fils à élever, Forrest voudrait bien, lui aussi, avoir sa part du gâteau. Après une tentative avortée dans le sport, de nouvelles tribulations l'attendent, depuis la vente d'encyclopédies jusqu'à quelques rencontres avec les grandes figures de l'époque Reagan et Bush, en passant par l'invention d'une recette miracle pour Coca Cola, la chute presque involontaire du mur de Berlin et la capture de Saddam Hussein. À la fin, n'en doutons pas, Forrest sera de nouveau entré dans l'histoire de son temps. <br /><br /> À la fois touchantes et désopilantes, ces nouvelles aventures de Forrest Gump rappellent tout le charme du film et du roman précédent. Avis aux amateurs.

19 Ronald Reagan Our 40th President

Author : Winston Groom
Genre :  Biography  Books  Young Adult 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-03-05
Description :  He was one of America’s true greats. As president, he changed the world, developing a successful strategy for defeating Communism, toppling the Soviet Union, and liberating Eastern Europe (while hardly firing a shot). And just as important, he restored an America that had found itself mired in a malaise of falling living standards, moral decay, and what seemed like inevitable decline. Though he was our oldest president, Reagan acted as a tonic, rejuvenating America’s economy, restoring her confidence, and attracting a majority of young voters won over by his vision of making America once again a shining city on a hill. In this superlative biography for young adults, bestselling author Winston Groom—author of Forrest Gump—gives us the full Reagan, from his Midwestern American boyhood, to his early career as a radio sports announcer, to his days as a Hollywood star and his extraordinary political career as a union leader, governor of California, and president of the United States. Covering the gamut of Reagan’s dramatic life, <i>Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President</i> is essential reading, as inspiring as its subject.



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