Story Without a Hero Twenty Years Later

Author: Jean Van Hamme

Publisher: Europe Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Twenty years have passed since the survivors of the Corsair crash emerged from the jungle. But suddenly they begin dropping like flies. Rafalowski, the cowardly pianist, vanishes. Miss Taylor, the nanny, drowns. Draillac, who was 12 at the time of the accident, is kidnapped and believed dead... His abductors are actually members of an intelligence service and staged his death... to save his life. Because someone is trying to eliminate all the survivors...

Story Without a Hero Story Without a Hero

Author: Van Hamme Jean

Publisher: Europe Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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A plane from a South American company crashes in the jungle. Only half of the passengers and crew survive. Some businessmen, a university professor, a steward, an aging movie star, a banana republic general, a young boy and his nanny... All these varied personalities will have to find a way to unite and work together to survive. But who should they listen to? Who should they follow? Who can they trust? And is help even on its way?

Scenes from the Bathhouse

And Other Stories of Communist Russia

Author: Mikhail Zoshchenko

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472060702

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 9031

Uproariously funny stories that give a behind-the-scenes look at daily life in the Soviet Union of Zoshchenko's time

Without a Backward Glance

Author: Kate Veitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440639579

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1058

A deeply felt first novel of family, choices, and coming to terms with the past. On a stifling Christmas Eve in 1967 the lives of the McDonald children-Deborah, Robert, James, and Meredith-changed forever. Their mother, Rosemarie, told them she was running out to buy some lights for the tree. She never came back. The children were left with their father, and a gnawing question: why had their mother abandoned them? Over the years, the four siblings have become practiced in concealing their pain, remaining close into adulthood, and forming their own families. But long-closed wounds are reopened when a chance encounter brings James face-to-face with Rosemarie after nearly forty years. Secrets that each sibling has locked away come to light as they struggle to come to terms with their mother's reappearance, while at the same time their beloved father is progressing into dementia. Veitch's family portrait reveals the joys and sorrows, the complexity and ambiguity of family life, and poignantly probes what it means to love and what it means to leave.

Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684868733

Category: Fiction

Page: 573

View: 3866

The nation's most celebrated literary critic introduces children to the exciting world of literature through this collection of great stories by Hans Christian Andersen, William Blake, O. Henry, Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and others. 100,000 first printing.

Men to Boys

The Making of Modern Immaturity

Author: Gary Cross

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231513119

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Adam Sandler movies, HBO's Entourage, and such magazines as Maxim and FHM all trade in and appeal to one character the modern boy-man. Addicted to video games, comic books, extreme sports, and dressing down, the boy-man would rather devote an afternoon to Grand Theft Auto than plan his next career move. He would rather prolong the hedonistic pleasures of youth than embrace the self-sacrificing demands of adulthood. When did maturity become the ultimate taboo? Men have gone from idolizing Cary Grant to aping Hugh Grant, shunning marriage and responsibility well into their twenties and thirties. Gary Cross, renowned cultural historian, identifies the boy-man and his habits, examining the attitudes and practices of three generations to make sense of this gradual but profound shift in American masculinity. Cross matches the rise of the American boy-man to trends in twentieth-century advertising, popular culture, and consumerism, and he locates the roots of our present crisis in the vague call for a new model of leadership that, ultimately, failed to offer a better concept of maturity. Cross does not blame the young or glorify the past. He finds that men of the "Greatest Generation" might have embraced their role as providers but were confused by the contradictions and expectations of modern fatherhood. Their uncertainty gave birth to the Beats and men who indulged in childhood hobbies and boyish sports. Rather than fashion a new manhood, baby-boomers held onto their youth and, when that was gone, embraced Viagra. Without mature role models to emulate or rebel against, Generation X turned to cynicism and sensual intensity, and the media fed on this longing, transforming a life stage into a highly desirable lifestyle. Arguing that contemporary American culture undermines both conservative ideals of male maturity and the liberal values of community and responsibility, Cross concludes with a proposal for a modern marriage of personal desire and ethical adulthood.

The John Carlos Story

The Sports Moment That Changed the World

Author: Dave Zirin,John Wesley Carlos

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 9619

2012 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work—Biography/Autobiography "A powerful and poignant memoir."—Cornel West, from the foreword "John Carlos is an American hero. And finally he has written a memoir to tell us his story—and a powerful story it is. I couldn't put this book down."—Michael Moore Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos. John Carlos is a former track and field athlete and professional football player, and a founding member of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. He won the bronze medal in the 200-meter race at the 1968 Olympics, where his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy. Dave Zirin is the author of four books, including Bad Sports: How Owners are Ruining the Games We Love, A Peoples' History of Sports in the United States, and What's My Name, Fool?

Heroes from the Attic

Author: Herman I. Neuman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146977724X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 408

View: 6067

An inspirational, eye-popping true story about conquering incredible adversities. The drama, suspense and offbeat humor will keep you turning pages. The author and his brother were born in Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. He recounts their childhood of danger, starvation, homelessness and ill-matched parents. Eventually, their mother sent them to relatives in America who immediately enslaved them on separate farms. At the age of twenty, Herman still lived in deep, isolated poverty. The boys eventually escaped and with courage, tenacity, self-discipline and backbreaking work, they put themselves through college and became Americans. Herman and his wife have traveled the world and some of their adventures are included. Please visit the author's Web pages at

The Ashgate Research Companion to Memory Studies

Author: Dr Siobhan Kattago

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472405331

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

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Memory has long been a subject of fascination for poets, artists, philosophers and historians. This timely volume, edited by Siobhan Kattago, examines how past events are remembered, contested, forgotten, learned from and shared with others. Featuring contributions from key thinkers in the field, this comprehensive volume will be a valuable resource for all academics and students working within this area of study.

The Ranch

Author: Chris Peck

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493111817

Category: Humor

Page: 191

View: 8851

This book and its author grew up together. The 1960s in America transformed everyone who lived through this amazing time in our nation’s history. Civil rights laws were fought for and passed; women began to find a voice and break down barriers. Immigrant workers and Native Americans raised their voices. We became a smarter, more aware nation—for a while. The Vietnam War became a symbol of those times. The music helped define us, and the illegal use of banned substances gave some of us the temporary courage to face the insanity head-on. The ranch is a mostly accurate first-person account of one young man’s strange journey from gung ho high school student to landing himself in the middle of the “ world’s most dangerous navy.” Our hero slowly evolves into a war resister who gets into the exact amount of trouble to get assigned to a horse ranch in the U.S. Navy. There are a few rants that I included for mostly therapeutic reasons and several well-chosen fits of profanity that help to paint the military experience as it was and, I believe, still is to this day. I consider this book funny and thoughtful, but then I’m severely prejudiced. I wrote this back cover account myself because George Carlin and Joseph Heller had busy schedules in the afterlife, and I don’t know Sara Silverman—yet. The Ranch is my first attempt at being considered a writer. I have plans to write a second book, which will document my experience as a telephone man in Northeast New Jersey. There will be plenty of danger, sex, drugs, and rock and roll with a hint of The Sopranos, so don’t spoil my enthusiasm and buy this book. Thanks, America.

Groundwork for a Philosophy of Peace

Author: Leon Kabasele

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1504935004

Category: Education

Page: 110

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In Groundwork for a Philosophy of Peace, readers will learn how human beings are capable of analyzing peace in the world. Readers will understand the meaning of politics according to the viewpoints of Aristotle and Immanuel Kant. This book is not for reading only; it is for developing ideas that human beings have been ignoring for many generations, during which time the world has existed in ignorance without a good plan for the future. The conflict started when human beings started to develop and multiply on earth, and expanded as they populated the entire world. The consciousness of human beings is based on living in harmony; but there are just few people who enjoy a better life in the world. More people become depressed in their own countries when their authorities do not provide them with the peace they need. On other hand, the population refuses to respect the principles of their authorities. Sometime the feelings are reciprocal; the citizens need to claim their rights, but the authorities feel the citizens are against them. Also the authorities want to solve the citizens' problems, but the citizens feel that the authorities are not working for them. Many people will discover that Groundwork for a Philosophy of Peace is a new philosophy for peace. It is about thinking deeper about the situation and debating the matters that need to be resolved. When you finish reading this book, please read also: The World's Problems and Solutions: Diversity Issues Analysis: Dealing with Human Race, Human Rights, Philosophy, Scientific, Religious, and World Economic Issues.

Twice-Told Tales (Annotated Edition)

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849640876

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

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This is the annotated edition including both volumes of the original book, a rare and extensive biographical essay on the author, as well as an essay by Edgar Allan Poe on Hawthorne's tale-writing. Hawthorne's early stories were collected in 1837 and published under the title "Twice-Told Tales." They include two of the stories founded on early New England annals, -- "The Gray Champion," based on a tradition of one of the judges of Charles I., and "The Maypole of Merry-Mount," in which Endicott appears as the embodiment of the Puritan spirit. Besides these are the allegories "Fancy's Show Box," "The Great Carbuncle," and " The Prophetic Pictures ; " "The Hollow of the Three Hills," one of the typical stories of witchcraft, foreshadowing some of his later and more powerful work; the curious study, "Wakefield", the popular "Rill from the Town Pump ;" the pretty' fantasy, " David Swan," in which the lighthearted boy goes on his pilgrimage unconscious of the shadows of possibilities that have fallen across his sleeping face; the pathetic story of Quaker suffering, "The Gentle Boy ; " " Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," -' touching a subject which recurs again in " Septimius Felton " and " The Dolliver Romance ;" and the light humor of "Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe,-" — thus including almost every class of subject on which he afterward touched, though in all he rose to higher levels in his later work. '

Young Goodman Brown and Other Tales

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605689

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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This selection of twenty of Hawthorne's tales is the first in paperback to present his most important short works with full annotation in one volume. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Sex, Sin, and Our Selves

Encounters in Feminist Theology and Contemporary Women’s Literature

Author: Anna Fisk

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872962

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Sex, Sin, and Our Selves brings together readings in feminist theological thought and the literature of the acclaimed contemporary writers Michèle Roberts and Sara Maitland. Through placing theology in conversation with Roberts's and Maitland's literary engagement with issues of religion and gender, this book explores themes of selfhood, connection, sex, sin, and self-sacrifice. In doing so, it challenges a tendency of feminist theology to seek simple and idealized answers, rather than honor complexity and the need to continue to ask questions. In the encounters in feminist theology and contemporary women's writing, Anna Fisk employs autobiographical narrative, critically understood as reading these stories beside my own.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429903848

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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Calgary's Grand Story

The Making of a Prairie Metropolis from the Viewpoint of Two Heritage Buildings

Author: Donald B. Smith

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552381749

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 1119

Calgary was a boomtown of 50,000 people in 1912, the year the Lougheed Building and the adjacent Grand Theatre were built. Through the great days of Vaudeville and classic cinema, through the Depression, two world wars, and the oil and gas boom, the Lougheed and the Grand were cornerstones of downtown Calgary. As the city grew up around them, questions about their future arose. Complemented by over 140 historical images, Calgary's Grand Story is a fascinating tribute to the Lougheed and the Grand, and celebrates their unrivalled position in the city's political, economic, and cultural history.