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1. Full Metal Jacket Diary
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. Acting environmentally: the multi-talented
4. Biography - Modine, Matthew (1959-):
5. People From Imperial Beach, California:
6. Redeemer
7. PT 109 John F. Kennedy in WW II
8. PT 109: John F. Kennedy in World
9. A Separate Peace
10. And the Band Played on [V-AND
11. Una rubia auténtica.(TT: An Authentic

1. Full Metal Jacket Diary
by Matthew Modine
Hardcover: 304 Pages (2005-10-25)
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Asin: 1590710479
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Despite the infamous reputation of the enigmatic Stanley Kubrick, Matthew Modine couldn’t refuse his offer. Faced with the prospects of a career-defining role and mentorship by a cinematic great, the 24-year-old Hollywood actor arrived in London armed with a large-format Roliflex camera–inspired by Kubrick’s early career as a Look photographer–and a notebook to record his own on-set reportage; preparation for his starring role as a Marine Corps journalist.

But expectations eroded as a strange, creeping sickness pervaded the set, a horrific accident sidelined a principal, and an unexpected rivalry arose with a co-star. And as the months dragged on, take-by-take, Modine realized he was falling victim to a manipulative mind-game of the Grand Master himself.

By the time his tour of duty ended a year and a half later, Modine had shot hundreds of photos and written countless entries. Only now–after two decades and the death of Kubrick–can Modine look back on his images and words. The result–a coming-of-age drama set against the backdrop of a seminal Vietnam saga.

A book like no other, Stanley Kubrick would have been the first in line to buy Full Metal Jacket Diary. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I was excited to receive this book.The metal cover is a nice touch along with the serial number.Now I need help in trying to locate Matthew Modine to get his signature to make this book a true collector's item.I'm a huge fan of FMJ and it inspired me to enlist in the Marine Corp's.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Look Inside the Movie Industry
Modine showed up on the set of Stanley Kubrick's 1987 Vietnam War masterpiece "Full Metal Jacket", in which he starred as Private Joker, armed with his weapon and his gun and his Rollei.

Not only does Modine prove himself to be quite a talented photographer, but his behind-the-scenes account of the making of the motion picture is a wonderfully revealing look inside the movie making process that few people see.

If you've ever been curious about how movies are made, or are curious about what it was like to work with Stanley Kubrick, Matthew's book lifts the curtains and let's you inside.

5-0 out of 5 stars Behind The Scenes Of A Great Film
Real simple - if you want to get the behind the scenes reality of the making of one of the best films ever made, read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars For any Full Metal Jacket fan
Behind the scenes features on DVDs are great but it isn't often you get a first person account as in-depth as Matthew Modine's diary of his experiences on Full Metal Jacket.

The photos and his entries are outstanding and sent me back to the movie with a new perspective.Very entertaining.

4-0 out of 5 stars Full Metal Jacket
I read this book pretty much one Sunday.I love the Kubrick film and wanted to read about actor Matthew Modine's memories of working with such a great director.Great insites and trivia fun to read and he took a lot of great personal pictures.!! ... Read more

2. Full Metal Jacket
 Unknown Binding: Pages (2007-10)
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3. Acting environmentally: the multi-talented Matthew Modine, along with his trusty bicycle, sets out to prove that together we can make a world of difference.(Interview): ... An article from: American Forests
by Michelle Robbins
 Digital: 6 Pages (2008-09-22)
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Title: Acting environmentally: the multi-talented Matthew Modine, along with his trusty bicycle, sets out to prove that together we can make a world of difference.(Interview)
Author: Michelle Robbins
Publication: American Forests (Magazine/Journal)
Date: September 22, 2008
Publisher: American Forests
Volume: 114Issue: 3Page: 32(4)

Article Type: Interview

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4. Biography - Modine, Matthew (1959-): An article from: Contemporary Authors Online
by Gale Reference Team
 Digital: 4 Pages (2007-01-01)
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Word count: 985. ... Read more

5. People From Imperial Beach, California: Brian Bilbray, Matthew Modine, Esteban Loaiza, Robert Clark Young, Serge Dedina, David A. Bramlett
Paperback: 58 Pages (2010-05-04)
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Asin: 1155480171
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Brian Bilbray, Matthew Modine, Esteban Loaiza, Robert Clark Young, Serge Dedina, David A. Bramlett, Charlie Jackson, Eleanor Mariano, Allen Holder. Excerpt:Allen "Dempsey" Holder was one of the earliest surfers in San Diego , California 's south county. He was one of the first surfers to ride the big surf off the coast of the Tijuana sloughs . Dempsey was also head of the Imperial Beach lifeguard services for many years. The Public Safety building that houses sheriff and lifeguard services is now named after Dempsey for his important contributions to surfing and public safety. References (URLs online) A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Brian Bilbray Brian Phillip Bilbray (born January 28, 1951) is a U.S. Republican politician who is a member of the United States House of Representatives , first serving from 1995 to 2001, representing California's 49th congressional district . After that, he was a registered Washington lobbyist. On June 6, 2006, Bilbray won a special election as representative for California's 50th congressional district to serve out the remaining seven months of the term of fellow Republican former Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham , who resigned after pleading guilty to accepting $2.4 million in bribes. Bilbray won re-election in the November 2006 general election and has been representing the 50th district ever since. Personal life Bilbray was born in Coronado, California , and grew up in Imperial Beach, California . He graduated from Mar Vista High School and attended Southwestern College , a community college in Chula Vista, California . He worked as a tax consultant before entering politics. He and his wife, Karen Walker Bilbray, have five children. He is a cousin of former Nevada Democratic Representative James Bilbray . Bilbray is an avid ... ... Read more

6. Redeemer
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Looking for inspiration for his next book, an author decides to teach writing to prison inmates. He becomes captivated by the story of a former Black Panther who is serving time for a murder he didn't commit. As he digs deeper, he finds an unsettling truth. ... Read more

7. PT 109 John F. Kennedy in WW II [Unabridged Audiobook]
by Robert J. Donovan
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8. PT 109: John F. Kennedy in World War II
by Robert J. Donovan
Audio Cassette: Pages (2001-10-01)
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Asin: 0694526142
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In the early morning darkness of August 2, 1943, a Japanese destroyer sliced an American PT boat in two, leaving its crew for dead in a flaming sea. The boat's skipper was John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Swimming into darkness and seriously injured, Kennedy led his men through a grueling three miles to the safety of a small island, towing one badly burned crewman the whole way. Over the next three days, he repeatedly risked his life to summon help until he finally secured his crew's rescue. He lost only two men.

In PT 109, journalist Robert Donovan vividly re-creates these events, as well as a later daring night operation in which Kennedy, skippering another boat, braved heavy enemy gunfire to pluck fifty men from the water and carry them to safety.

This audio of Donovan's classic includes a new foreword from Daniel Schorr, a new preface by the author, and a new afterword by World War II naval historian Duane Hove. Here for a new generation is a compelling glimpse of the values of service and duty that characterized America during the war years, as fresh and timely now as when it was published forty years ago.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Short, easy to read and inspirational
I had seen the movie, but had never read the book, so when I found "PT 109..." for sale at a flea market, (© 1961, first printing, 220 pages, hardback) I decided the time had come to do so. I was 15 and too young to vote in 1960 when John Fitzgerald Kennedy ran for President of The United States, but I was aware of some of the campaign rhetoric for and against his election. In the years that followed, I was neither pro- or con- on the issue of his presidency, until November 22, 1963 when Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated him. All I was aware of was he had a fitness program that annoyed me greatly because it impinged on my teenage laziness. That is until November 22 when I, like the rest of America and the world cried at the thought that someone could do this evil thing. Since then I had considered him heroic as a martyr is considered heroic. Reading Robert J. Donovan's "PT 109..." has opened my eyes to the true measure of JFK's heroism in the 46 years he had in this life.

"PT109" is not so much about a boat, or a crew, or WW II, but about what happens when you put them together, and call forth the best they can produce. NOW I am impressed with the man. He was not the kind of hero that produced awesome stories of great events in great numbers. He was an ordinary man who was capable of heroic acts who called forth the best he had in him, who did what he had to do, and who did it impressively well. NOW I understand why he was so loved, respected and appreciated by those who knew him personally.

Donovan has produced what I consider an excellent description of courage, leadership, determination, and loyalty. Kennedy embodied all these traits in abundance, and, as a result, earned his way to the White House. "PT 109..." is also about survival, war time naval life, and the trials of military life in general. Along with these elements, the author skillfully weaves in humorous vignettes and descriptions of the flora and fauna of some of the islands and word pictures of the islands themselves. His descriptions of Kennedy shortly after his rescue is a good example of his linguistic talent:

"Here he was, bearded, gaunt, unwashed, half-starved, half-naked, blotched with festering coral wounds, castaway on a miserable patch of jungle surrounded by sharks, being greeted as if he were in his father's embassy in London." (pg. 187)

His description of one of the islands was also helpful in "seeing" the place:

"If Lumberi was a wilderness, Lambu Lambu was little more than a mangrove swamp, where green lizards a foot long glided over damp roots and scorpions dropped out of trees into PT boats moored below. Lambu Lambu Cove leads back into a small river, which is known to the natives as the Katapaqu but which could as suitably be called Styx. It is a dark, fetid stream that flows through blackened mangrove roots into heavy jungle and looks as though it may disappear eventually into a dismal cavern. The screech of strange birds pierces the foliage..."

Contrary to what was written by one Amazon dot Com reviewer, this book is not boring. It is anything but boring. While it would not rise to the level of a fast paced action thriller, it is a page turner. There is great suspense and good story telling to be found in the descriptions of PT 109's collision with the Amagiri, the Japanese destroyer that rammed her (109) and the hours just before and just after. There is likewise good storytelling and great suspense in the crew's efforts to survive and find their way to an island not covered by Japanese, avoid shark attacks, and then to get from island to island where they could be found and rescued. Admittedly this is only a part of the story, yet it is still the central part of the adventure, and this reader was well pleased with Donovan's work. Further, the author rounds out and finishes the story bringing us briefly to the White House in 1961. I am really sorry that the other reviewer found this boring. He obviously missed the point of the book, which was not to thrill and excite, but to tell an authentic story of strength and the ordinary heroism, possibly waiting to be brought out in all of us.

Therefore, I give Robert J. Donovan five very satisfied and enthusiastic stars for PT 109.

Note: This review is from the 1961 first edition, hard cover, 220 pages.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Profile in Courage of JFK and Others...
The book is very detailed and descriptive. Some today might say the book's pace could be a little faster. However, it is still a good read. The book shows how the men of that generation volunteered to go into the service and then into harm's way; regardless of their background, education, or families money. Truly, as fellow author Stephen Ambrose stated they were "Citizen Soldiers". This book is not a combat, action-packed wartime epic but instead about Jack Kennedy and other Navy men and how they got into the PT Boat service and their experiences in the Pacific war.

It is ironic that JFK could have been killed on several occasions, such as when Japanese dive-bombers and fighters hit Rendova Harbor right before the fateful intercept patrol with Japanese destroyers. Further, Jack Kennedy just missed being killed when the incident with the Amagiri occurred. Further, the author does a very good job laying out the facts of that incident.

It is telling of Jack's leadership and character when later he asks the surviving crew members if they want to "fight or surrender". When it was about to be put to a vote, Kennedy stated, "There's nothing in the book about a situation like this. A lot of you men have families and some of you have children. What do you want to do? I have nothing to lose" (page 119). Here is a man who went to Harvard, his father was Ambassador to England with a family both well known & wealthy, and JFK states he has "nothing to lose". Whether a reader likes the Kennedy family or not, this book tells the true story of a young JFK who rose to the challeges put in front of him.

The only criticism I would have is that JFK's time as commander of the PT-59 is only very briefly mentioned in the main book. However, one could argue that this is a book focusing on Jack's time with the PT-109, only. The new Foreword and new Preface to the 40th Anniversary Edition help put things in perspective. The new Afterward gives some detailed information on the history of American PT Boats and JFK's time as Skipper of the PT-59 (after the PT-109).

4-0 out of 5 stars Even more heoric than I imagined.
I thought I already knew the story of PT109 but this definitive account corrected many of my misconceptions. I found the "true story" to be evenmore heoric than my idealized truth had been.

While PT-109 is written in a factual, after-action battle report style, it can serve a purpose greater than just the telling of a heoric story.For PT109 does not, as one might suspect, glorify war.Rather it celebrates a time when a man from a very privliged family risked his life not just for his country, but for his shipmates who were "common men".For this reason and for the straight-forward history it delivers, it deserves to be on every High School history teacher's list of "recommended books."

Even if your not a teacher, when your are done with PT109, be sure to past it on to somone of the upcoming generation.Who knows? You might insipre a future President.

5-0 out of 5 stars Classic American History!
As Daniel Schorr in the new forward to this book suggests, World War 2 brought out the best in many men, and the ones who manned the motor torpedo boats were among the bravest, setting out in small plywood boats to fight an enemy in often large ships. The ordeal that Kennedy and his crew went through after PT-109 was destroyed is a story of courage that will last the ages. It is obvious that Robert Donovan was very careful to get the facts straight as he wrote this book, it is a great war story. For me it was a page turner, written in an easy to read, flowing style. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, a gem of a book about a small piece of American history, a fascinating account indeed. Kennedy is portrayed, and rightly so, as a compassionate and intelligent young man.

In a very fine afterword to this 40th anniversary edition, Duane Hove give us additional details of Kennedy's military service, and also interesting text on the history of the PT boats before, during, and after the war, and also where you can see PT boats on display today, only a few of these magnificent boats remain with us.

5-0 out of 5 stars great to see this new edition
I was about 10 when the Saturday Evening Post ran a serialized version of Donovan's book.I'll never forget coming home from school the day the next edition was due, and dropping everything to read the next installment.With the passage of 40 years, and a rather older perspective, I can see that the book isn't perfect.Other reviews pick on the flaws.But it's great regardless.If you've never read the story, or like me want to relive a bit of the past, I recommend it highly. ... Read more

9. A Separate Peace
by John Knowles
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1987-05-01)
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Asin: 0553450549
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Ever since its publication in 1960, A Separate Peace has been hailed as a modern classic. Now the story of two best friends attending a New England boarding school during World War II comes to life in this powerful audio presentation. 2 cassettes. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great buy
Wanted this book since we recently moved to NH and live near Exeter - where the prep school is based.Good quality, as expected.Great buy.

1-0 out of 5 stars Boring.
Overall the book was not interesting but I did see some good in it, It really does bring you back in the past but it was just not interesting. The plot was good, laid-out very well, but I felt like things were going a little bit too slow for me, there wasn't much action to it besides maybe 3 scenes. This was my summer reading book for school though. And I read many books before and this is by far one of the worst I read. I just wanted to really stop reading it, almost tear the page off. But i had to for school. This is more for older people to read. Im 16 and couldn't find anything good to read in this book. I just didn't like it.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
This book was one of the most exciting books I've read. It starts out somewhat boring like all other books, but it gets better as the story progresses. John Knowles must be a genius!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with it over all
I had to read this book for school, and I thought it was a good book.It was, in all, a well written novel.

4-0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars . . . A Muted War
Had I been subjected to this novel as a school assignment, I, like many of the younger reviewers on here, might have found it a chore to get through. The action is sparse, the conflict more psychological than physical, and the setting hard to relate to for readers in 2010. And yet, I loved it.

"A Separate Peace" follows two high school boys, at a New England private school in 1942 and '43, as they tumble through one glorious summer and then face the consequences of that summer and the ensuing darkness of winter and world war. Gene Forrester is the intelligent, brooding narrator of the story, and he draws us into the carefree and charismatic world of his best friend, Phineas. Finny, as he is known, challenges other boys to acts of courage, comes up with unannounced winter festivals, and pushes the boundaries with his somber schoolteachers. Despite his wild-child ways, Finny never seems to get in trouble. The teachers realize he means no serious harm and acts out of no real rebellion. This intrigues many of Finny's classmates, but Gene begins to suspect an ulterior motive--and once he buys into this suspicion, finds himself plotting against his own friend.

Gene's actions lead to trouble for Finny, but Gene is the one locked away in a world of guilt and deception. Soon, other schoolmates latch onto the truth, and they push for a full unveiling. In the end, the results are somewhat sudden, surprising, yet inevitable. As others prepare for recruitment into the war, Gene discovers a separate peace inside himself, the lull after he has fought his own muted war. Like the much darker "Lord of the Flies," this book explores the evil that can sprout within the human heart, even in the midst of idyllic surroundings. Jealousy, envy, suspicion, rage--they all show their hands through John Knowles' vivid and utterly believable narrative. ... Read more

10. And the Band Played on [V-AND THE BAND PLAYED ON -OS] [DVD]
by Roger(Director) ; Various Artists(Performed by); Modine, Matthew(Actor) Spottiswoode
 CD-ROM: Pages (2009-10-31)

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11. Una rubia auténtica.(TT: An Authentic Blond): An article from: Epoca
by Pedro Crespo
 Digital: 3 Pages (1998-07-20)
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Title: Una rubia auténtica.(TT: An Authentic Blond)
Author: Pedro Crespo
Publication: Epoca (Magazine/Journal)
Date: July 20, 1998
Publisher: Difusora de Informacion Periodica, S.A. (DINPESA)
Issue: n699Page: p66(2)

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