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Books vs. Movies, Part 2

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department,
An open movie book

Part II (see part 1 here)

92 B 717 Bu
Saga of Billy the Kid movie: “Billy the Kid”
Walter Noble Burns
Wallace Beery is back in this 1930 King Vidor spectacle but this time as Pat Garrett.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0_3FfCXjOI

92 P322 Fa
Patton
Ladislas Farago
The last guy in the world you want as your supervisor when you call in sick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTabyW4IfAo

975.82 B488
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
John Berendt
You could never dream a history of the city of Savannah, Georgia could be so spicy. Book is one of the department’s hottest circulators.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH-xzt91Lgc

967.62
Out of Africa
Isak Dinesen
Out of Africa will get out your handkerchiefs and make for a terrific read or movie experience.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbVTzvvvtQ8

940.53492 T 289
The Hiding Place
Corrie Ten Boom
More of an ordeal than a pleasant experience in the theater or with the book but the religious aspect of her struggle in the concentration camp has inspired many.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWg47sLwlHk

959.7 M822
We Were Soldiers Once
Harold G. Moore
Before Mel Gibson was crazy he made a very fine movie about the battle of La Drang in the early stages of the Vietnam war. Remarkable in that it portrays the Viet-Cong forces with respect.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgKgiI6NDgk

940.5345 V371
Anzio
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Great cast but not so great movie with Robert Mitchum perfectly cast a grizzled war-correspondent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ago2q6010V0

947.08 R324
Ten Days That Shook the World (movie: “Reds”)
John Reed
Epic film on the Bolshevik Revolution that garnered Warren Beatty the oscar for best director and drove thousands to read the rather dense but amazing eye-witness account of journalist John Reed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjjRDJ039FI

940.53914 B846-1
The Great Raid (on Cabanatuan: rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor)
William B. Breuer
A rather thrilling book detailing a truly heroic rescue of American prisoners of War. The movie is a rather thrilling last-third of the film about a heroic rescue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIEn0x3r-N0

92 H1673
Roots
Alex Haley
Probably the all-time most popular book because of the film version in the history of the History department. This not counting the run on Samurai books after “Shogun.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSJUgws9M-E

967.73 B784
Black Hawk Down
Mark Bowden
Edge of your seat movie and edge of your recliner book.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdlKgzUzY6w

951.9 M369-1
Pork Chop Hill
S.L.A. Marshall
The great Gregory Peck saves the grim tale of one of the Korean War’s most bloody engagements.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPaEECzwUxI


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