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Brady, James 1928-2009

Works: 27 works in 163 publications in 5 languages and 12,947 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  History  War fiction  Christmas stories  Humorous fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Religious fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewer
Classifications: PS3552.R243, 813.54
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Most widely held works by James Brady
Warning of war : a novel of the North China Marines by James Brady( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
A courageous young Marine captain leads a daring mission across Asia at the start of World War II, braving harsh weather, brutal conditions, ruthless bandits, and enemy troops led by a determined Japanese commander
The Marines of autumn : a novel of the Korean War by James Brady( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
"When Captain Thomas Verity, USMC, is called back to action, he must leave his Georgetown home, career, and young daughter and rush to Korea to monitor Chinese radio transmissions."--Jacket
Why Marines fight by James Brady( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
Draws on interviews with combat Marines from numerous wars to offer insight into their motivations and capacity for military battles, in a tribute to U.S. Marine Corps veterans who went on to become influential civil servants in the public sector
The marine : a novel of war from Guadalcanal to Korea by James Brady( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Assigned the duties of military attache to the American ambassador in Korea, World War II Marine Colonel James Cromwell finds himself in the throes of the dramatic first hundred days of the Korean War
Hero of the Pacific : the life of Marine legend John Basilone by James Brady( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
"Can a single night define a man's life? From the summer of 1943 to early 1945, John Basilone was one of the most famous and admired people in America. As the first enlisted man to be awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II, for extraordinary bravery under fire at Guadalcanal, he toured the nation with movie stars, shared podiums with mayors and governors, shook the hands of thousands of citizens, and was even rumored to have made a romantic connection with a beautiful young actress. Why would a man who had proven his courage beyond any doubt, who had gone above and beyond the call of duty, and was reaping the rewards of his sacrifice beg his commanding officers to break with tradition and send a Medal of Honor winner back into combat? Legendary columnist James Brady explores this and many other puzzling questions in this thrilling and surprising biography. Hero of the Pacific tells the dramatic and compelling life story of a small-town boy who became one of World War II's greatest and best-known heroes, only to be forgotten after his death during another famous and hellish battle on Iwo Jima. You may never have heard of John Basilone, but once you read this powerful tale, you'll never forget him"--Publisher's description
Further lane : a novel of the Hamptons by James Brady( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
A murderous romp in the celebrity playground of East Hampton. A socialite is murdered and Beecher Stowe, a foreign correspondent on holiday, sets out to find the killer with the help of the very British and beautiful Lady Alex Dunraven
Gin Lane : a novel of Southampton by James Brady( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
While jogging on Long Island, a radio broadcaster who likes to poke fun at his neighbors, mostly Wasps and millionaires, is hit by a car in an obvious attempt to kill him. At that, investigators Beecher Stowe and Lady Alix Dunraven spring to action. By the author of Further Lane
A Hamptons Christmas by James Brady( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
The idyllic holiday Beecher Stowe and his gorgeous lover Alix Dunraven had planned in the Hamptons is complicated by the arrival of skinny Susannah who had come, thinking that she could spend the season with her role model, Martha Stewart, not knowing that Ms. Stewart does Christmas at her other home in Westport, Connecticut
Designs : a novel by James Brady( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
The varying fortunes of Marc Street, protege of Coco Chanel. Real-life and fictional characters mingle to provide a realistic insider's look at the world of high fashion through the lives and loves of its business people, models, designers, critics, and sometimes less-than-legitimate backers. Marc and his gay designer, Adam Green his lover Chelsea West, heiress-turned-model-turned-designer, encounter any number of difficulties in their professional and personal relationships before the final triumph of spirit that marks the resolution
Fashion show, or, The adventures of Bingo Marsh : a novel by James Brady( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Founder-publisher of "Fashion" and a legend in the business, Bingo Marsh's grooming of John Sharkey as leading columnist runs afoul of family politics, demolishing Marsh's magazine and his alliance with Sharkey, and giving Sharkey a sharper perception of friendship
The house that ate the Hamptons : a novel of Lily Pond Lane by James Brady( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
On Long Island, a journalist and an heiress join forces to campaign against a Texas billionaire's planned 30-bedroom house and 200-car garage. They claim it is an eyesore and will ruin the ambiance of the Hamptons, a rich man's retreat
Paris One : a novel by James Brady( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in 6 languages and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Na de dood van een Franse modekoning ontstaat er een gevecht om zijn erfenis
The press lord by James Brady( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Holy wars : a novel by James Brady( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Nielsen's children by James Brady( Book )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Hero of the Pacific : the life of Marine legend John Basilone by James Brady( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
John Basilone was a Marine legend who received the Medal of Honor for holding off 3,000 Japanese on Guadalcanal and the Navy Cross posthumously for his bravery on Iwo Jima
Why Marines fight by James Brady( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
The author compiles a story based on interviews and personal acquaintance with Marines about the motivations and emotions surrounding this question. Includes the accounts of Senator James Webb and his lance corporal son, Jim; New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly; and New York Yankee second baseman and marine fighter pilot Jerry Coleman
Warning of war : [a novel of the North China Marines] by James Brady( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Late November of 1941. Half the world is at war, and with the other half about to join in, a thousand U.S. Marines stand sentinel over the last days of an uneasy truce between ourselves and the Imperial Japanese Army in chaotic North China. By November 27, FDR is convinced Japan is about to launch a military action. Washington doesn't know where, and isn't sure precisely when. But the Cabinet is sufficiently alarmed that War Secretary Henry Stimson and Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox are authorized to send an immediate and coded "warning of war" to American bases and units in harm's way. In Shanghai, two cruise ships are chartered and eight hundred armed American Marines of the 4th Regiment (serving in China since the Boxer Rebellion) are marched through the great port city with enormous pomp and circumstance, about to embark for Manila. Another two hundred Marines, unable to reach Shanghai, and serving in small garrisons and posts from Peking to Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, are caught short by this "warning of war." This is their story. Of how a detachment of American Marines marooned in North China as war erupts set out on an epic march through hostile territory in an attempt to fight their way out of China and, somehow, rejoin their Corps for the war against Japan
The coldest war : a memoir of Korea by James Brady( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
America's "forgotten war" lasted just thirty-seven months, yet 54,246 Americans died in that time -- nearly as many as died in ten years in Vietnam. On the fiftieth anniversary of this devastating conflict, James Brady tells the story of his life as a young marine lieutenant in Korea. In 1947, seeking to avoid the draft, nineteen-year-old Jim Brady volunteered for a Marine Corps program that made him a lieutenant in the reserves on the day he graduated college. He didn't plan to find himself in command of a rifle platoon three years later facing a real enemy, but that is exactly what happened after the Chinese turned a so-called police action into a war. The Coldest War vividly describes Brady's rapid education in the realities of war and the pressures of command. Opportunities for bold offensives sink in the miasma of trench warfare; death comes in fits and starts as too-accurate artillery on both sides seeks out men in their bunkers; constant alertness is crucial for survival, while brutal cold and a seductive silence conspire to lull soldiers into an often fatal stupor. The Korean War affected the lives of all Americans, yet is little known beyond the antics of "M*A*S*H." Here is the inside story that deserves to be told, and James Brady is a powerful witness to a vital chapter of our history
Why Marines fight by James Brady( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
United States Marines, for more than two centuries, have been among the world's fiercest and most admired of warriors. They have fought from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq, in famous battles become bone and sinew of American lore. But why do Marines fight' Why fight so well' Why run toward the guns' Now comes a thrilling new book, pounding and magnificent in scope, by the author some Marines consider the unofficial "poet laureate" of their Corps. James Brady interviews combat Marines from wars ranging from World War II to Afghanistan, their replies in their own individual voices unique and powerful, an authentically American story of a country at war, as seen through the eyes of its warriors. Culling his own correspondence and comradeship with hundreds of fellow Marines, Brady compiles a story--lyrical and historical--of the motivations and emotions behind this compelling question. Included are the accounts of Senator James Webb and his lance corporal son, Jim; New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly; Yankee second baseman (and Marine fighter pilot) Jerry Coleman, and of teachers, firemen, authors, cops, Harvard football players, and just plain grunts, as well as the unforgettable story of Jack Rowe, who lost an eye and other parts and now grows avocados and chases rattlesnakes. Their stories poignantly and profoundly illustrate the lives and legacies of battlefront Marines. Why Marines Fight is a ruthlessly candid book about professional killers not ashamed to recall their doubts as well as exult in their savagely triumphant battle cries. A book of weight and heft that Marines, and Americans everywhere, will want to read, and may find impossible to forget. Praise for James Brady The Scariest Place in the World "[A] graceful, even elegant, and always eloquent tribute to men at arms in a war that, in a way, never ended."--Kirkus Reviews "James Brady has done it again. A riveting and illuminating insight into a dark corner of the world."--Tim Russert, NBC's Meet the Press The Coldest War "His story reads like a novel, but it is war reporting at its best--a graphic depiction, in all its horrors, of the war we've almost forgotten."--Walter Cronkite "A marvelous memoir. A sensitive and superbly written narrative that eventually explodes off the pages like a grenade in the gut . . .taut, tight, and telling."--Dan Rather The Marine "In The Marine, James Brady again gives us a novel in which history is a leading character, sharing the stage in this case with a man as surely born to be a gallant warrior as any knight in sixth-century Camelot." --Kurt Vonnegut The Marines of Autumn "Mr. Brady knows war, the smell and the feel of it." --The New York Times
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Brady, James P.
Brady, James Winston 1928-2009
James Brady Amerikaans journalist
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