Friday, March 06, 2015
Steve Rogers' bookshelf
Adding to the continuing series of books in movies...
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Steve Rogers' climbs in through the window of his apartment after realizing someone has broken in. There are two shelves you see him pass by on his way to see who's in his apartment. He passes by the second one so fast the titles are illegible (although I hope to one day get a good screen-capture of it). The lighting on the first shelf is bad, but I've played with it some to make out the titles better. Here's what I can discern. If you can fill in any of the books or correct what I have, let me know in the comments!
Standing books, left:
Never Surrender: A Soldier’s Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom by Lieutenant General William G. Boykin
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
(Not completely certain on this) A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
All The President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
Three books I can't identify, although one may be Dispatches by Michael Herr
The fifth book from the left is probably The Catcher in the Rye (see comments)
Next to it is Steinbeck in Vietnam (see comments)
Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling by Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis
George H.W. Bush by Timothy Naftali
Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss
The Night Stalkers: Top Secret Missions of the US Army’s Special Operations Aviation Regiment by Michael J. Durant, Steven Hartov, and Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Johnson
Standing books, right:
The Second World War: An Illustrated History of WWII, Sir John Hammerton (editor)—two volumes out of the ten-volume series published by Trident Press (1999-2000)—I'm not sure which two volumes, though
What I like about the book choices is that it fits in with one of the running gags in the movie about Rogers trying to catch up on everything he missed from World War II to when he was discovered. These books show he was definitely focusing on history (which is why I'm uncertain on the Hemingway), at least on this shelf.