On November 2, 1983, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. In the wake of the tragedy, their father, John, set out to learn everything he could about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and how to kill it. In his personal journal, he not only compiled folklore, legend, and superstition about all manner of otherworldly enemies but he also recorded his experiences—hunting the creature that killed his wife even as he raised his two sons.
Part prequel, part resource guide, John Winchester's Journal finally gives fans the ultimate companion book for Supernatural. It's all here: the exorcism Sam and Dean used in "Phantom Traveler," John's notes on everything from shape-shifters to Samuel Colt, Dean's first hunt, Sam's peewee soccer team . . . and John's single-minded pursuit of a growing and deadly evil.
Fans of the blockbuster television phenomenon can rejoice! A one-of-a-kind compilation of all of Sam and Dean's demon-busting knowledge, The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls contains illustrations and detailed descriptions that catalogue the more than two dozen otherworldly enemies that most people believe exist only in folklore, superstition, and nightmares:vampires, ghosts, revenants, reapers, and even bloody clowns. You'll find within these pages Sam and Dean's notes, observations, and memories interwoven with sections of John Winchester's invaluable journal, making this book the perfect companion to every thrilling episode—and an essential weapon in the secret war against the hidden creatures of the darkness!
Brenda despairs over her separation from her brothers. Eventually, she finds solace with her neighbor, Nicholas.
Reginald quickly accepts his new life on a farm. After a failed marriage, during World War II, he finds the woman who fills his life with meaning.
Mathew grieves most severely. He settles into the life of a poet in France. He finds the love he longed for. Her demise sinks him into deep despair. When he returns to America, he is rescued by a new love.
The trials of separation, war, and lost loved ones trigger the human instinct to recover in the Crenshaws. They find acceptable substitutes.
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. At first acting in an advisory role, he is abruptly thrust into MacArthur's last daring and disastrous foray-the Chosin Reservoir campaign-and then its desperate retreat.
Time magazine at the time recounted the retreat this way: "The running fight of the Marines...was a battle unparalleled in U.S. military history. It had some aspects of Bataan, some of Anzio, some of Dunkirk, some of Valley Forge, and some of 'the retreat of the 10,000' as described in Xenophon's Anabasis."
The Marines of Autumn is a stunning, shattering novel of war illuminated only by courage, determination, and Marine Corps discipline. And by love: of soldier for soldier, of men and their women, and of a small girl in Georgetown, whose father promised she would dance with him on the bridges of Paris. A child Captain Tom Verity fears he may never see again.
In The Marines of Autumn, James Brady captures our imagination and shocks us into a new understanding of war.
Reb toils hard all day and enjoys hearty food, a good drink and, if he can find it, the company of an obliging woman at night. But then he receives his call-up papers; his country is fighting in Korea and he is expected to do his duty.
Emilio, his father, is an ageing anarchist and urges his son to skip the country to avoid waging someone else’s war. Angelina, his mother, quietly watches on, her silent pleas those of thousands of mothers across the country. Reb himself has no appetite for fighting, and even less for leaving his simple yet tranquil life in Massachusetts, but neither is he a shirker. He finds himself determined to find a way to do his duty while staying true to his father’s anarchist spirit.
But first, Reb plans one more night on the town.
What About Reb is a tale of families and divided loyalties and of a young man enjoying his last days of freedom.