Books about Camaraderie

  1. Lieutenant Hornblower

    by C.S. Forester
    An adventurous naval officer navigates the dangerous high seas of the Napoleonic Wars.

    William Bush , who becomes Hornblower's faithful companion and best friend, is introduced boarding HMS, Renown, as the third lieutenant . Hornblower is the fifth and most junior lieutenant. It is ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Redshirts

    by John Scalzi
    A group of space explorers uncover an unlikely conspiracy while on a mission to an alien planet.

    In the prologue, several senior officers of the Intrepid , flagship of the Universal Union, lament the unusually high number of casualties of low-ranking crew members during recent away missions and ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Forever War

    by Joe Haldeman
    A soldier's story of the horror of war and its consequences in the far future.

    The monumental Hugo and Nebula award winning SF classic— Featuring a new introduction by John Scalzi,The Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand—despite the fact that the fierce ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Chickenhawk

    by Robert Mason
    A soldier's unflinching account of his harrowing experiences in the Vietnam War.

    A true story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first ... (Goodreads)

  5. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1

    by Alan Moore
    A band of Victorian-era misfits join forces to protect the British Empire.

    In 1898, one year after her encounter with Dracula , Mina Murray has divorced her husband and now works for the British government. She meets with MI5 agent Campion Bond (the grandfather of James ... (Wikipedia)

  6. All Quiet on the Western Front

    by Erich Maria Remarque
    A soldier's harrowing experience of the horrors of war.

    The book tells the story of Paul Bäumer, who belongs to a group of German soldiers on the Western Front during World War I . The patriotic speeches of his teacher Kantorek had led the whole class to ... (Wikipedia)

  7. A Man Rides Through

    by Stephen R. Donaldson
    A journey through a post-apocalyptic world, as a man seeks redemption.

    In The Mirror of Her Dreams, the dazzling first volume of Mordant's Need, New York Times bestselling author Stephen R. Donaldson introduced us to the richly imagined world of Mordant, where mirrors ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Emperor's Blades

    by Brian Staveley
    Epic fantasy story of three siblings fighting to defend their kingdom from enemies both internal and external.

    The circle is closing. The stakes are high. And old truths will live again... The Emperor has been murdered, leaving the Annurian Empire in turmoil. Now his progeny must bury their grief and prepare ... (Goodreads)

  9. Chew, Vol. 3: Just Desserts

    by John Layman
    A detective story set in a world full of anthropomorphic food characters, unraveling a food crime conspiracy.

    Things are looking up for Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats. He's got a girlfriend. He's got a partner he trusts. He even ... (Goodreads)

  10. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

    by Anthony Bourdain
    A humorous and unflinching account of life in restaurant kitchens, exploring the culture and camaraderie of the culinary world.

    A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Three Musketeers

    by Alexandre Dumas
    An adventurous tale of friendship, courage, and battle in 17th century France.

    In 1625 France, d'Artagnan leaves his family in Gascony and travels to Paris to join the Musketeers of the Guard . At a house in Meung-sur-Loire , an older man derides d'Artagnan's horse. Insulted, ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Paul Street Boys

    by Ferenc Molnár
    A group of boys navigate their way through the streets of Budapest, facing their fears and learning about friendship.

    The war between two groups of Hungarian boys living in Budapest. One with Hungarian national colours (red, white, green) is defending the square from redshirts (from Garibaldi's redshirts), who want ... (Goodreads)

  13. Brothers in Arms

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    A sci-fi war story that explores loyalty, faith and friendship in the face of danger.

    Shortly after rescuing thousands of prisoners of war from the Cetagandans, as detailed in the novella " Borders of Infinity ", Admiral Miles Naismith and his Dendarii mercenaries arrive on Earth, ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Nice Work

    by David Lodge
    A satirical novel about a feminist academic and a factory manager who swap jobs, leading to unexpected personal and professional growth.

    Set in 1986, in the fictional city of Rummidge , the book describes the relationship between Robyn Penrose, a feminist university teacher specialising in the industrial novel and women's writing and ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Blood Bound

    by Patricia Briggs
    A supernatural quest to save humanity from a powerful and ancient evil.

    Under the rule of science, there are no witch burnings allowed, no water trials or public lynchings. In return, the average law-abiding, solid citizen has little to worry about from the things that ... (Goodreads)

  16. Dragonlance Chronicles

    by Margaret Weis
    Epic fantasy adventure of a group of adventurers on a quest to save the world from a dark force.

    More than three million readers have witnessed the return of the dragons...And now the books that began the best-selling 'dragonlance' saga are collected in their entirety in this special edition, ... (Goodreads)

  17. Deliverance

    by James Dickey
    Four friends embark on a dangerous river rafting journey, facing unexpected perils.

    Narrated in the first person by Ed Gentry, a graphic artist and one of the four main characters, the novel opens with him and three friends, all middle-aged men who live in a large city in Georgia, ... (Wikipedia)

  18. His Majesty's Dragon

    by Naomi Novik
    A Napoleonic-era naval captain and a dragon join forces to battle their enemies.

    Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons, bred for size or speed. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes ... (Goodreads)

  19. Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific

    by Robert Leckie
    A WWII Marine's first-hand account of his harrowing experiences in the Pacific Theater.

    Now the inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of the Second World War. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Missing Chums

    by Franklin W. Dixon
    The Hardy Boys investigate the disappearance of their friends and uncover a sinister plot.

    Eighteen year-old Frank and seventeen year-old Joe, no sooner accept a 'Shantytown' beach investigation from Police Chief Collig; when dear chums vanish. After a crime pops up that they partially ... (Goodreads)

  21. Matterhorn

    by Karl Marlantes
    A Vietnam War novel about the journey of a Marine lieutenant and his platoon in the jungles of Vietnam.

    Featured in PBS's, The Vietnam War, series by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick. The, New York Times, bestselling, "powerhouse" (,TIME, Magazine) debut from Vietnam War veteran, Karl Marlantes. An incredible ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    An action-packed adventure of a career soldier who is reluctantly caught in a web of political intrigue.
  23. Ball Four

    by Jim Bouton
    A candid account of the life of a professional baseball player, exposing the realities of the sport.

    Twentieth-anniversary edition of a baseball classic, with a new epilogue by Jim Bouton. When first published in 1970, Ball Four stunned the sports world. The commissioner, executives, and players ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Spellman Files

    by Lisa Lutz
    A light-hearted, comedic mystery involving a colorful detective family.

    Meet Isabel "Izzy" Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism; she may be ... (Goodreads)

  25. Danny the Champion of the World

    by Roald Dahl
    A loving father-son bond grows, as they pull off a daring plan to save their home.

    Danny’s life seems perfect: his home is a gypsy caravan, he’s the youngest car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. And when Danny ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Walking Dead, Book Five

    by Robert Kirkman
    Survivors of a zombie apocalypse struggle to rebuild society while facing new threats from both the undead and other humans.

    This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone interested ... (Goodreads)

  27. Storm of Steel

    by Ernst Jünger
    An autobiographical account of World War I, exploring the horrors of war.

    Storm of Steel begins with Jünger as a private entering the line with the 73rd Hanoverian Regiment in Champagne . His first taste of combat came at Les Éparges in April 1915 where he was first ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Guards! Guards!

    by Terry Pratchett
    A group of misfits join forces to save Ankh-Morpork from a dragon terrorizing their city.

    This is where the dragons went. They lie ... not dead, not asleep, but ... dormant. And although the space they occupy isn't like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Outsiders

    by S.E. Hinton
    A story of class struggle between the 'greasers' and the 'socs' in a small town.

    Ponyboy Curtis, a teenaged member of a loose gang of "greasers", is leaving a movie theater when he is jumped by "Socs", the greasers' rival gang. Several greasers, including Ponyboy's two older ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Venetia

    by Georgette Heyer
    A spirited young woman's thrilling adventure to win her true love.

    The beautiful Venetia Lanyon, thanks to a reclusive and over-protective father, grew up in the country, away from the world with only her younger brother Aubrey, bookish and lame, for company. Her ... (Wikipedia)

  31. The Tournament at Gorlan

    by John Flanagan
    A young Ranger named Halt and his friends compete in a tournament to become knights. But something sinister is afoot.

    When Halt and Crowley discover that the ambitious Morgarath has been infiltrating the Rangers in order to corrupt the Corps, the young Rangers travel north to find Prince Duncan, seeking a royal ... (Goodreads)

  32. Stiletto

    by Daniel O'Malley
    A secret government agency in modern-day London battles supernatural forces.

    Following the events chronicled in The Rook , Odette Leliefeld, great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of the Grafters' leader finds herself a member of the delegation negotiating the complex ... (Wikipedia)

  33. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    An elderly Botswanan detective solves mysteries with the help of her quirky team of investigators.

    Precious Ramotswe is pressed by troubles of two people close to her. Mma Silvia Potokwane, who heads the orphan farm and Fanwell, the younger of the two assistant mechanics, both need help. The ... (Wikipedia)

  34. War

    by Sebastian Junger
    A gripping account of the experience of soldiers in combat and the psychological aftermath of war.

    In his breakout bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger created "a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand ... (Goodreads)

  35. Gentlemen of the Road

    by Michael Chabon
    Two Jewish warriors of fortune on a wild journey through the Middle East.

    The story centers on two world-traveling Jewish bandits who style themselves with the euphemism "gentlemen of the road." Amram is a hulking Abyssinian (African) who is equally proficient with an axe ... (Wikipedia)

  36. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

    by Sue Townsend
    A witty and humorous coming-of-age novel, following the daily life of a teenage boy as he navigates school, family, and first love.

    Adrian Mole's first love, Pandora, has left him; a neighbor, Mr. Lucas, appears to be seducing his mother (and what does that mean for his father?); the BBC refuses to publish his poetry; and his dog ... (Goodreads)

  37. H.M.S. Surprise

    by Patrick O'Brian
    An adventure on the high seas, as a British navy commander and his crew battle the French during the Napoleonic Wars.

    A convoy including Aubrey seizes the ships carrying the gold deemed necessary by Spain to agree to join the war on the side of France. On the quibble that Spain had not yet entered the war, the new ... (Wikipedia)

  38. If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

    by Tim O'Brien
    A reflective memoir of war from the perspective of a young soldier.

    Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found, here, A CLASSIC FROM THE, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF, THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato , Tim ... (Goodreads)

  39. Assassin's Apprentice

    by Robin Hobb
    A humble orphan discovers his true identity, rising through the ranks to become a powerful assassin.

    The novel covers the early life of FitzChivalry , a royal bastard living in Buckkeep Castle as he begins his training as an assassin and successfully safeguards the throne from his over-ambitious ... (Wikipedia)

  40. The Good Soldier Švejk

    by Jaroslav Hašek
    A Czech soldier's satirical adventures during WWI, highlighting the absurdity of war.

    The story begins in Prague with news of the assassination in Sarajevo that precipitates World War I . Švejk displays such enthusiasm about faithfully serving the Austrian Emperor in battle that no ... (Wikipedia)

  41. Deadlocked

    by Charlaine Harris
    A supernatural murder mystery, with a Southern-twist, as a secret world of vampires, shapeshifters and fairies is revealed.

    Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on that there are things she'd rather not know. An now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, ... (Goodreads)

  42. Slam Dunk 1

    by Takehiko Inoue

    Sakuragi. Au collège, Hanamichi Sakuragi s'est fait jeter par 50 filles. Il est ensuite entré au lycée, mais il est resté sous le choc du refus de la 50ème fille qui lui a répondu : « Je suis ... (Goodreads)

  43. The Rest of Us Just Live Here

    by Patrick Ness
    A story of a group of normal teens in an extraordinary world of superheroes.

    Six starred reviews! A bold and irreverent YA novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable,, The Rest of Just Live Here, is from novelist Patrick Ness, author of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. The Cruel Sea

    by Nicholas Monsarrat
    A British naval ship and its crew fight against the German U-boats during World War II, facing danger and loss.

    The action commences in 1939. Lieutenant-Commander George Ericson, a Merchant Navy and Royal Naval Reserve officer, is recalled to the Royal Navy and given command of the fictitious Flower-class ... (Wikipedia)

  45. The Canterbury Tales

    by Geoffrey Chaucer
    A collection of stories told by a group of pilgrims on a journey to Canterbury.

    The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others ... (Goodreads)

  46. Dawn

    by Erin Hunter
    A group of cats face the dangers of the forest and a rival clan in their quest for survival.

    Something terrifying is happening in the world of the Clans. Amid the destruction of the forest, cats are disappearing, including ThunderClan's beloved medicine cat apprentice, Leafpaw. Now the young ... (Goodreads)

  47. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander

    by Phil Robertson
    An inspirational autobiography of the founder of Duck Commander, sharing his journey of success.

    From the TV smash hit Duck Dynasty ® comes a no-holds-barred autobiography of Phil Robertson and the three things that matter most to him: Faith, family, and ducks. It isn’t often that a person can ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. Looking for Alaska

    by John Green
    A teenage boy's journey across America in search of the meaning of life.

    Miles Halter, a teenage boy obsessed with last words, leaves his normal high school in Florida to attend Culver Creek Preparatory High School in Alabama for his junior year. Miles' reasoning for such ... (Wikipedia)

  49. The Screaming Staircase

    by Jonathan Stroud
    A team of kids battle supernatural creatures in a race to save the world.

    When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic ... (Goodreads)

  50. The Heroes

    by Joe Abercrombie
    A dark fantasy tale of a war-torn kingdom, with a band of characters on a quest for glory.

    They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by ... (Barnes & Noble)

  51. The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship

    by David Halberstam
    Four former Boston Red Sox teammates reunite to visit their dying friend, Ted Williams, and reflect on their lives and careers.

    More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer ... (Barnes & Noble)

  52. Johnny Carson

    by Henry Bushkin
    A memoir of the author's time as Johnny Carson's lawyer, confidant, and friend, revealing the private life of the legendary talk show host.

    A revealing and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The ... (Goodreads)

  53. Once Upon a Time in the North

    by Philip Pullman
    A tale of adventure, courage, and friendship in a snow-covered Northern land.

    Lee Scoresby , a 24-year-old young Texan aeronaut, and his dæmon , the jackrabbit Hester, make a rough landing in Novy Odense, a harbour town on an island in the White Sea , in Muscovy. After paying ... (Wikipedia)

  54. Ramona the Pest

    by Beverly Cleary
    School problems arise as a young girl learns to cope with a new baby brother.

    Ramona Quimby is excited because she is starting kindergarten. She is a year older than in, Beezus and Ramona, and trouble still seems to follow her. Although Ramona does not mean to be a pest, she ... (Wikipedia)

  55. Asterix the Legionary

    by René Goscinny
    Gauls Asterix and Obelix travel to Rome to rescue their friend, who has been conscripted into the Roman army.

    Obelix is in love - but the beautiful Panacea is engaged to Tragicomix, a conscript in the Roman army. Who'd have expected to see Asterix in a legionary's uniform? When he and Obelix join up to ... (Goodreads)

  56. Gore ot Uma

    by Alexander Griboyedov
    A satirical comedy of manners that follows a young man’s misadventures in Moscow high society.

    "Горе от ума" - одна из первых русских комедий, разодранных на пословицы и поговорки, которыми до сих пор украшена речь всякого мало-мальски начитанного человека. "Горе от ума" - комедия, давшая ... (Goodreads)

  57. Asterix and Cleopatra

    by René Goscinny
    Gaulish warriors Asterix and Obelix take on Julius Caesar in a battle of wits and strength.

    How can lovely Queen Cleopatra show Julius Caesar that ancient Egypt is still a great nation? Her architect Edifis recruits his Gaulish friends to help him build a magnificent palace within three ... (Goodreads)

  58. Going After Cacciato

    by Tim O'Brien
    An ambitious soldier's surreal quest to bring a fellow soldier home from war.

    Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found, here, Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of ... (Goodreads)

  59. The Phoenix Guards

    by Steven Brust
    A group of guards in a fantasy world navigate political intrigue and danger while serving their emperor.

    Khaavren of Castlerock is a young Dragaeran gentleman from the House of the Tiassa whose family has fallen onto hard times. Though lacking an inheritance, Khaavren has a long sword and is "tolerably ... (Wikipedia)

  60. The Bro Code

    by Matt Kuhn
    A humorous guidebook for men on how to navigate the world of dating, relationships, and bro-hood.

    Everyone's life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this holy grail the Bro Code. Historically a spoken tradition ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Plague Dogs

    by Richard Adams
    Two dogs escape from a laboratory and struggle to survive in the wild, while being hunted by humans.

    This book tells of the escape of two dogs, Rowf and Snitter, from a government research station in the Lake District in England, where they had been horribly mistreated. They live on their own with ... (Wikipedia)

  62. The Black Company

    by Glen Cook
    Mercenary soldiers of a legendary company face the trials and tribulations of war.

    The series follows an elite mercenary unit, The Black Company, last of the Free Companies of Khatovar, through roughly forty years of its approximately four-hundred-year history. Cook mixes fantasy ... (Wikipedia)

  63. The Children of Noisy Village

    by Astrid Lindgren
    A group of children living in a small Swedish village, navigating the joys and sorrows of life.

    Welcome to Noisy Village! Go crayfishing in the summer at Nocken, "dipping in the pot" at Christmastime with Lisa and Karl, and join Britta and Anna who know the best way to go about "nutting" for ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Boys of Summer

    by Roger Kahn
    Exploring the lives of a legendary baseball team and the lasting impact of their championship season.

    This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke ... (Goodreads)

  65. Five on a Hike Together

    by Enid Blyton
    The Famous Five go on a hike and stumble upon a mysterious cave, leading them on an adventure to uncover hidden treasure.

    Two pupils at Julian’s and Dick’s school win a scholarship so that the school gets extra holidays. Because Anne and George have a mid-term break at the same time the Five decide immediately to go for ... (Wikipedia)

  66. The Hot Rock

    by Donald E. Westlake
    A group of thieves attempt to steal a valuable gem, but their plans are constantly thwarted by unforeseen circumstances.

    John Archibald Dortmunder is the thief whose capers never quite come off. Here, the released convict and his ride pal Kelp plot to steal the $500,000 Balaboma Emerald. The former British colony has ... (Goodreads)

  67. The Enemy

    by Charlie Higson
    A deadly virus has wiped out all adults, leaving children to fend for themselves against a new, terrifying enemy - each other.

    Charlie Higson's The Enemy is the first in a jaw-dropping zombie horror series for teens. Everyone over the age of fourteen has succumbed to a deadly zombie virus and now the kids must keep ... (Goodreads)

  68. Flood Tide

    by Clive Cussler
    Thrilling adventure of a daring salvage mission to rescue a sunken Civil War ship.

    Following the runaway success of his first nonfiction book, The Sea Hunters, Clive Cussler returns with his legendary fictional hero Dirk Pitt" - in a masterfully crafted tale of villainy on the high ... (Goodreads)

  69. Upper Fourth at Malory Towers

    by Enid Blyton
    Darrell Rivers returns to Malory Towers for her second year, facing new challenges and making new friends.

    The girls are in a higher form now. This year there is the tension of exams for the first time, but there is all the fun of the summer term as well - and the high spirits of a lively and imaginative ... (Goodreads)

  70. Last Term at Malory Towers

    by Enid Blyton
    Darrell Rivers' final term at Malory Towers is filled with adventures, challenges, and unexpected surprises.

    In Blyton's final book about the girls at Malory Towers, Darrell becomes head girl. Unfortunately not all the girls are as responsible as she is and in her last term Darrell sees many changes in her ... (Goodreads)

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