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Reading Joseph Heller's classic satire is nothing less than a rite of passage.Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him.
Reading Joseph Heller's classic satire is nothing less than a rite of passage. Set in the closing months of World War II, this is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.
A burlesque epic in the tradition of THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK, CATCH-22 exposes the absurdity of war by applying its own demented logic to America's involvement in Korea. The 'catch' is that soldiers have to claim to be mad in order to get out of fighting - but being capable of making such a claim automatically proves them sane.
This book presents a comprehensive history of the modern Middle East and Arab-Israeli conflict through the Cold War, focusing on relations between the region and the two superpowers. -- .
This richly illustrated book presents the diversity and natural history of sea snail groups.
This study of "The Stern Gang" attempts to demythologize the image of this extremist, Zionist underground group.
Bob Slocum was a promising executive. he had conformed and society demanded he be happy - or at least pretend to be, But the pretence was becoming more and more difficult, as Slocum's discontent grew into an overwhelming sense of desolation, frustration and fear. .
Bob Slocum is anxious, bored and fearful of his job. So why is it he wants nothing more than the chance to speak at the next company convention? In this darkly satirical book, the author takes us for a turn on the maddening hamster wheel of work.
The previously uncollected writings of Joseph Heller, including hitherto unpublished stories, lost chapters from Catch-22 and further tales about the unforgettable Yossarian
A darkly comic and ambitious sequel to the American classic Catch-22.
On paper, Bruce Gold seems to have carved a comfortable niche for himself. His ancient father thinks he's a fool, his children fail to notice him and even his wife doesn't realise he's no longer living with her. Hugely funny and sweetly sad, Good as Gold is the story of children grown up, parents grown old, anad lovers grown apart.