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Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 1999-10-05
Download Book : 415 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780684865133


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Was one of the most unheralded captains of the Toronto Maple Leafs also one of the greatest players in the history of hockey's most popular team? In telling his story of turmoil in Toronto's Ballard years (and with Don Cherry's Mississauga Ice Dogs), growing up in an environment filled with alcohol and alcoholism, and his own struggles and battles, Rick Vaive finally sets the record straight. In the storied history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, no player scored fifty goals in a season until Rick Vaive in 1981-82. He did it three years in a row (only two others have scored 50 since) before being unceremoniously stripped of his captaincy and traded out of town, and he did it for a promising team that was nonetheless largely stuck at the bottom of the standings. So why isn't his number 22 hanging from the rafters of the Leafs' rink and his name as revered in Leafs lore as Gilmour, Sundin and Clark? You could blame it on a team that lost far more than it won. You could blame Harold Ballard and his erratic ownership. You could blame the fans, the media...Rick Vaive doesn't blame anybody. Sometimes, life just doesn't go your way. He'd know. Growing up in a household plagued by alcoholism, the gifted young hockey player took shelter in the company of his grandmother and a blind and severely disabled uncle. Rick learned quickly that there are more valuable things in life than hockey. Even after his promising coaching career stopped dead when it ran into Don Cherry in Mississauga--one of the worst seasons in Ontario junior hockey history--he still doesn't point fingers. Life is too sweet for regrets, but learning that lesson can be one hell of a ride.

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Genre Book : Sports & Recreation
Author Book : Rick Vaive
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release Book : 2020-11-17
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780735280304


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Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 1999-10-05
Download Book : 415 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780684865133


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This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie. Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer. Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller’s personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2010-10-26
Download Book : 464 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781451632965


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Presents a collection of essays analyzing Heller's Catch-22, including a chronology of his works and life.

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Genre Book : War stories, American
Author Book : Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Book : 2009-01-01
Download Book : 293 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781438113746


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Discusses the writing of Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

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Genre Book : War stories, American
Author Book : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Book : 2009-01-01
Download Book : 149 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781438117096


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Genre Book : Trials (Military offenses)
Author Book : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
Release Book : 1973
Download Book : 22 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0573642230


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Comic novelist and critic, Paul McDonald, provides an accessible, revealing guide to Joseph Heller’s seminal anti-war novel, Catch-22. In order to help readers deepen their understanding of this perplexing comedy, McDonald succinctly contextualises it both in relation to the author’s life, and key developments in modern American literature. The book offers a thorough summary and analysis of the plot of Catch-22, addresses important characters such as Colonel Cathcart, Lieutenant Scheisskopf, Milo Minderbinder, Major Major, and Doc Daneeka, and explains the various ways in which Yossarian’s hilarious predicament has been interpreted. Among other things it considers Yossarian’s status as a mythic hero, an individualist hero, and a postmodern hero, assessing his relevance to contemporary America, and his re-emergence in the sequel to Catch-22, Closing Time, published in 1994. It also offers a descriptive bibliography of important secondary sources, and links to useful online texts.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Paul McDonald
Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
Release Book : 2012-02-01
Download Book : 88 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781471621512


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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Catch-22 takes you into this unforgettable novel that is full of satire, exaggeration, grotesque and comic caricatures, and telling allusions. Heller’s main characters are two Jewish boys from Brooklyn at the end of World War II – one from an orthodox family, one from a secular background. The growing friendship between the boys reflects the tensions within American society. With this study guide, you’ll be able to follow the unique structure of the novel and supplement your reading with insights into the life and background of author Joseph Heller. Other features that help you study include Life and background of the author Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays Review questions Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Charles A Peek
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Book : 2007-08-20
Download Book : 48 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780544180758


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The perfect companion to Joseph Heller's "Catch-22," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : BookCaps
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Release Book : 2011
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781610427692