Last Man Out

Author by : James E. Parker, Jr.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ballantine Books
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Description : "I WAS AMONG THE FIRST MEN IN, AND I WAS THE LAST MAN OUT." In Vietnam, at both the start and finish of the conflict, 2d Lt. James E. Parker Jr. saw the war as few men did. Now, with uncommon insight and raw honesty, he captures the stark realities of jungle combat, heavy casualties, and heroic sacrifice. From the tight confines of a VC-occupied Cu Chi tunnel to bloody firefights in areas that hardcore VC and NVA vets had controlled for decades, Parker relives the rain, the heat, the horror, the pain--and the anguish of kneeling beside a buddy whose blood turnd the soil black as he lays dying. Vietnam exacted a very high price. Parker pays tribute to the men who paid it. From the Paperback edition.


Last Man Out

Author by : Mike Lupica
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Fantasy League comes a story of heroes, family, the thrills of skateboarding, and football. When the Brighton Bears suit up on game day, 12-year-old Tommy Gallagher is the toughest kid on the football field. And the bravest. After all, his father Patrick is a Boston firefighter--one of Boston's bravest. Tommy's dad taught him everything he knows about football--and life. Yet even Tommy isn't strong enough for what happens when the sirens ring and, for the first time, they're racing away from the fire. "First man in; last man out" had always been his dad's motto . . . yet he never said anything about leaving in an ambulance. What kind of risk had his dad taken? Now Tommy's biggest battle has nothing to do with football. And the kid who always had such respect for risk on the gridiron finds himself drawn to it off the field. Set in New England, home of the Patriots' football dynasty, Mike Lupica shows off his trademark knack for spinning a tale that's equal parts sports action and heart. Last Man Out is a thoughtful tribute to the bravery of firefighters and the need we all have to live up to the level of our heroes. Praise for Last Man Out "[S]hort, action-packed chapters . . . will keep even the most reluctant readers motivated to keep reading. As is characteristic of Lupica’s books, the sports segments, most particularly the football portions, are exceptionally well written."--VOYA "Lupica stirs equal quantities of grief and gridiron action into his latest outing. Lupica effectively puts readers into the center of the action . . . [I]n the best traditionsof sports writing, this will leave readers both breathless and thoughtful."--Booklist


Last Man Out

Author by : H. Robert Charles
Languange : en
Publisher by : Motorbooks
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Description : From June 1942 to October 1943, more than 100,000 Allied POWs who had been forced into slave labor by the Japanese died building the infamous Burma-Thailand Death Railway, an undertaking immortalized in the film "The Bridge on the River Kwai." One of the few who survived was American Marine H. Robert Charles, who describes the ordeal in vivid and harrowing detail in Last Man Out. The story mixes the unimaginable brutality of the camps with the inspiring courage of the men, including a Dutch Colonial Army doctor whose skill and knowledge of the medicinal value of wild jungle herbs saved the lives of hundreds of his fellow POWs, including the author.


Last Man Out

Author by : Bob Wilbanks
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : On December 14, 1944, Japanese soldiers massacred 139 of 150 American POWs. This biography tells the story of Glenn ("Mac") McDole, one of eleven young men who escaped and the last man out of Palawan Prison Camp 10A. Beginning on December 8, 1941, at the U.S. Navy Yard barracks at Cavite, the story of this young Iowa Marine continues through the fighting on Corregidor, the capture and imprisonment by the Japanese Imperial Army in May 1942, Mac's entry into the Palawan prison camp in the Philippines on August 12, 1942, the terrible conditions he and his comrades endured in the camps, and the terrible day when 139 young soldiers were slaughtered. The work details the escapes of the few survivors as they dug into refuse piles, hid in coral caves, and slogged through swamp and jungle to get to supportive Filipinos. It also contains an account and verdicts of the war crimes trials of the Japanese guards, follow-ups on the various places and people referred to in the text, with descriptions of their present situations, and a roster of the names and hometowns of the victims of the Palawan massacre.


Last Man Out

Author by : Elliott Kay
Languange : en
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Description : THE DEADLIEST UNPAID INTERN IN THE GALAXYSome people struggle to get to college. Tanner Malone had to fight through an interstellar war. Far from home, under a cloud of scandal and propaganda, hunted by assassins and haunted by trauma, Tanner is finally enrolled in a top university.He didn't plan for an archaeological expedition on the far side of human space. He didn't want more corporate mercenaries or space pirates in his life, either. Yet ancient alien secrets don't come without cost. If his classmates want to survive the summer, their infamous intern is the only chance they've got.


The Last Man Out Of Saigon

Author by : Chris Mullin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Description : A thriller set in the last days of the Vietnam war. As Saigon falls, CIA agent MacShane is sent in under journalist cover to organise a network of stay-behind agents. Needless to say, his cover is quickly blown, but nothing in his training has prepared him for what follows...


Last Man Out

Author by : Melissa Fay Greene
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : The deepest coal mine in North America was notoriously unpredictable. One late October evening in 1958, it "bumped" - its rock floors heaving up and smashing into rock ceilings. A few miners staggered out, most of the 174 on shift did not. Nineteen men were trapped, plunged into darkness, hunger, thirst, and hallucination. As days and nights passed, the survivors began to hope for death by gas rather than from thirst. Above ground, journalists and families stood in despairing vigil, as rescuers brought out scores of the dead. The hope of finding life undergound faded and families made funeral preparations. Then, a miracle: Rescuers stumbled across a broken pipe leading to a cave of survivors, then a second group was discovered. A media circus followed. Ed Sullivan, then the state of Georgia, invited survivors to visit. Publicity, politics, and segregation sorted the men differently than they had ordered themselves. Underground, the one black survivor nursed a dying man; in Atlanta, Governor Marvin Griffin said: "I will not shake hands with a Negro." If every great writer has one tale of peril, heroism, and survival, Last Man Out is Melissa Fay Greene's. Using long-lost stories and interviews with survivors, Greene has reconstructed the drama of their struggle to stay alive


First Man Out Last Man Standing

Author by : Karen Simmons
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xulon Press
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Description : Banners and flags have been an intricate part of wars, victories, and celebrations through out the ages. Find out how they are used to express God's Voice in worship and intercession.


The Last Men Out

Author by : Tom Downey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan
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Description : Examines one of the nation's most elite firehouses--New York's Rescue 2 unit--introducing the humor, camaraderie, and grit that make these men true American heroes.


Last Man Out

Author by : Donald Honig
Languange : en
Publisher by : Niagara
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Description : It is February 1946 in New York. World War II is over at last, and the first glorious postwar baseball season is on the horizon. Best of all, the Dodgers have a sensational rookie prospect, Harvey Tippen. Then fate throws a curve. Gorgeous young society heiress Gloria Manley is found brutally murdered in her East Side townhouse, along with her live-in maid. Harvey Tippen had been her lover - and now he tops the list of suspects. Caught between cops looking for a quick conviction and a Dodger ownership seeking to sweep the scandal under the carpet, and agonizing over a secret of his own he is afraid to confess, Tippen is coerced into a confession. It looks like Tippen's diamond future is over before it's begun - when baseball reporter Joe Tinker sends the game into extra innings. Tinker, whom fans of both baseball and mystery will remember from his debut in Donald Honig's acclaimed The Plot to Kill Jackie Robinson, finds himself far from the simple verities of the ballfield as he hunts the ugly truth about the young beauty who used men as playthings and made love a cruel sport. He is now in a world of cafe society and sophisticated sensuality, where the rich and the rapacious make their own rules for the games they play. Tinker must deal in very different ways with an oversexed divorcee...a producer who makes him question his notions of homosexuality...a macho actor who nay be overplaying his part...and a swaggering Lothario who caters to women with enough wealth to buy the very best in bed. At the same time he must persuade Roger Selman, a tough New York City police detective who has seen it all, that a vital piece of the puzzle has been overlooked. But nothing can prepare Tinker forwhat awaits him at the end of this twisted trail of desire and death amid the high jinks and low-down dirt of the smart set. With a wondrously created atmosphere of New York in the 1940s, when the Bums played at Ebbetts Field and the beautiful people paraded at the Copa, Donald Honig has written a mystery-thriller as rich in nostalgic magic as it is in spellbinding suspense. Ringing with authenticity, it is a solid hit all the way.