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Accidental Hero

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Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Fans of Brandon Mull and James Riley will love this middle grade fantasy trilogy about a regular kid who discovers that the truth about his past could be the answer to saving the future. All Jack Blank knows is his bleak, dreary life at St. Barnaby’s Home for the Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost, an orphanage that sinks more and more into the swampland of New Jersey with each passing year. His aptitude tests project him as spending a long, unhappy career as a toilet brush cleaner. His only chance at escape comes through the comic books donated years ago to the orphanage that he secretly reads in the dark corners of the library. Everything changes one icy gray morning when Jack receives two visitors that alter his life forever. The first is a deadly robot straight out of one of his comic books that tries its best to blow him up. The second is an emissary from a secret country called the Imagine Nation, an astonishing place where all the fantastic and unbelievable things in our world originate—including Jack. Jack soon discovers that he has an amazing ability—one that could make him the savior of the Imagine Nation and the world beyond, or the biggest threat they’ve ever faced.

The Secret War

The Secret War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Myklusch
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416995668
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The second installment of the action-packed fantasy thrill ride that began with The Accidental Hero! Jack and his fellow students are now well into their School of Thought training and are “sidekicking” for official, card-carrying super heroes. But even though Jack feels more at home in the Imagine Nation, he’s still hiding secrets from his friends Skerren and Allegra. Jack is busy trying to find out how far the Rüstov sleeper virus has spread, working to find a cure, and striving to avoid the dire future that Revile warned him about. Meanwhile, Jonas Smart is working just as hard to discover what Jack is hiding from everyone. When a rogue Secreteer—the protectors of Imagine Nation citizens’ secrets—starts selling info to the highest bidder, Smart is ready and waiting. If Jack is going to help prevent a second Rüstov invasion, keep Smart from discovering his secrets, and find out what a shadowy, half-mad Secreteer knows about his long-lost father, he’ll need to learn to trust his friends and find the true path toward becoming a hero himself.

The End of Infinity

The End of Infinity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Myklusch
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416995692
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Jack Blank confronts his destiny in this action-packed conclusion to the trilogy Publishers Weekly calls a “no-holds-barred adventure.” Ever since Jack Blank learned that he came from the amazing country of the Imagine Nation, he’s known that his fate could go down two very different paths—he could either be the greatest hero the world has ever known, or its greatest villain. Now the final battle is here, and it’s time for Jack to discover the direction of his destiny. The action-packed trilogy concludes with more surprises, twists, and adventure than ever—along with the same humor and heart that has brought so many fans to Jack’s story.

Eric the Accidental Hero

Eric the Accidental Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jan Edwards
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466961260
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Eric is sent in to help a troubled family because Dads taken off.

An Accidental Hero

An Accidental Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Loree Lough
Editor: Steeple Hill
ISBN: 9781459211346
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A head-on collision with burned-out rodeo star Reid Alexander is the last thing actress Cammi Carlisle needs! Pregnant, widowed and considered a "has-been," Cammi is returning to her family's Texas ranch in search of forgiveness. Little does she know that Reid wants her forgiveness.... Though there's sizzling chemistry between them, Reid knows a relationship would never work. Unbeknownst to Cammi, Reid was the one driving the pickup that killed her mother years ago. Even though it was a tragic accident with no one at fault, how will she ever forgive him when he can't even forgive himself?

Mr. Accidental Hero

Mr. Accidental Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gina Robinson
Editor: Three Jays Press LLC
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An Accidental Hero and An Accidental Mom

An Accidental Hero and An Accidental Mom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Loree Lough
Editor: Steeple Hill
ISBN: 9781459202542
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Loree Lough shares stories of love, faith and healing. An Accidental Hero Struggling actress Cammi Carlisle is leading a life of bad luck. When fate throws her and Reid Alexander together, though, things start to look up. Still, Reid harbors a terrible secret that the pregnant Cammi may not be able to forgive…. An Accidental Mom Any glimpse of Max Sheridan, her long-lost love, has always made Lily London sparkle. Then Max, now a widower, returns to Amarillo with his young son. Max doesn't think the girl he left behind can handle a ready-made family—it's up to Lily to prove him wrong.

Order of the Majestic

Order of the Majestic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Myklusch
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 153442489X
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Fans of Brandon Mull and James Riley will love this action-packed, accessible fantasy series opener about one kid’s journey to discover magic as he’s caught up in an epic battle between two powerful ancient orders. Twelve-year-old daydreamer Joey Kopecky’s life has been turned upside down. After acing a series of tests, he’s declared a genius and awarded a full scholarship at a special (year-round!) school. He’s understandably devastated, until he takes one last test, and the room around him disappears, replaced by the interior of an old theater. There, Joey meets the washed-up magician, Redondo the Magnificent, and makes a shocking discovery…magic is real, but sadly, there isn’t much left in the world. It may be too late to save what little remains, but for the first time in his life Joey wants to try—really try—to do something big. Soon he’s swept up into a centuries-old conflict between two rival societies of magicians—the Order of the Majestic, that fights to keep magic alive and free for all, and the dark magicians of the Invisible Hand, who hoard magic for their own evil ends. The endless battle for control of magic itself has reached a tipping point. For Redondo and the Order to survive, Joey must inherit the lost legacy of Harry Houdini. Will he prove himself worthy, or will the Invisible Hand strike him down? The answer will depend on Joey’s ability to believe, not just in magic, but in himself.

The Accidental Tourist

The Accidental Tourist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Tyler
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0143196332
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In this irresistible #1 New York Times best-selling novel, Anne Tyler explores the slippery alchemy of attracting opposites, and the struggle to rebuild one’s life after unspeakable tragedy. Travel writer Macon Leary hates travel, adventure, surprises, and anything outside of his routine. Immobilized by grief, Macon is becoming increasingly prickly and alone, anchored by his solitude and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts. Then he meets Muriel, an eccentric dog trainer too optimistic to let Macon disappear into himself. Despite Macon’s best efforts to remain insulated, Muriel up-ends his solitary, systemized life, catapulting him into the center of a messy, beautiful love story he never imagined. A fresh and timeless tale of unexpected bliss, The Accidental Tourist showcases Tyler’s talents for making characters—and their relationships—feel both real and magical. “Incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating…One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this.” —The Washington Post Look for Clock Dance, the charming new novel from Anne Tyler, available now.

Girlgoyle

Girlgoyle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Better Hero Army
Editor: Storyteller Press
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Tiffany Noboru has just awakened from her death, only to discover she has been drafted into the Gargoyle Ghost Hunter Corps. Soon she is fighting jealous rivalries within her own ranks, struggling to unravel the mystery of her recent death, and trying to avoid being killed a second time by a maniacal ghost named Bones who is seeking the destruction of the gargoyle world. In this full-length novel, appropriate for teens and young adults, a new twist on the role of gargoyles is imaginatively brought to life in spellbinding fashion. Woven into the pages are twenty original works of art by Miimork, which breathe life into this ghostly tale.

The Accidental Hero Series

The Accidental Hero Series Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Yager
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312683023
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This series consist of two short stories. They are The Accidental Hero and the follow up The Accidental Heroes. Both stories are funny and entertaining. They deal with a ordinary couple who decide to try there hand at crime fighting, or in there own words they just want to make a difference, even if it kills them.

The Accidental Highland Hero

The Accidental Highland Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Spear
Editor: Terry Spear
ISBN: 1633110478
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Lady Eilis Dunbarton's life undergoes a drastic change with the death of her cousin, Agnes. Now she's faced with the disagreeable prospect of marrying the man who was to be her cousin's husband. Not by a change of contract, though. Instead, by deceit-pretending to be her cousin. But if her husband-to-be discovers she's not really Agnes, her life is forfeit. So what choice does Eilis have but to flee? When Laird James MacNeill's clan rescues a half-drowned lass from the sea, there is speculation she is of the enemy clan, especially since she doesn't remember her own name. James is immediately enticed with the lady, but his focus must remain on finding the proper bride. For if he does not wed soon, he must give up his holdings to one of his younger brothers. Focus slips away with each day Eilis is close, and James finds himself contemplating the thought of taking her to wife without knowing her true identity. But how dangerous would the end result be? And what will happen if Eilis's husband-to-be comes looking for her only to find her in the arms of another man?

Accidental Hero

Accidental Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lauren Nichols
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459265904
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WAY OUT WEST THE HELL-RAISER AND THE PREACHER'S DAUGHTER Ross Dalton had always been trouble—the kind a "good girl" like Maggie Bristol should stay away from. But she'd never been able to get that across to her heart. And it seemed as if nothing had changed, even though she was the law in the part of Montana now, and he was a suspected thief. Ross had become a sinfully seductive man—and Maggie still ached for him. Now she longed to prove to this town—and to him—that Ross Dalton was a better man than anyone knew…. Because there's nothing like a cowboy.

The Hero of Drumree: Beyond the Stars

The Hero of Drumree: Beyond the Stars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek Landy
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000810333X
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A short story taken from the Fighting Words charity collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by two of the most outstanding talents in children’s fiction today

Accidental Heroes

Accidental Heroes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Danielle Steel
Editor: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 110188410X
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A decorated former Air Force pilot. A pregnant flight attendant. A dedicated TSA agent. The fates of these three, and many others, converge in Danielle Steel’s gripping new novel—a heart-stopping thriller that engages ordinary men and women in the fight of their lives during a flight from New York to San Francisco. On a beautiful May morning at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, two planes have just departed for San Francisco—one a 757, another a smaller Airbus A321. At a security checkpoint, TSA agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous—perhaps ominous—message. Her supervisor dismisses her concerns, but Bernice calls security and soon Ben Waterman arrives. A senior Homeland Security agent, still grappling with guilt after a disastrous operation in which hostages were killed, Ben too becomes suspicious. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean? As Ben scans the passenger manifests, his focus turns to the A321, with Helen Smith as its senior pilot. Helen’s military service and her tenure with the airline have been exemplary. But her husband’s savage death in Iraq was more than anyone should bear, leaving her widowed with three children. A major film star is on board. So is an off-duty pilot who has just lost his forty-year career. So is a distraught father, traveling with the baby son he has abducted from his estranged wife. Sifting through data and relying on instinct, Ben becomes convinced that someone on Helen’s plane is planning something terrible. And he’s right. Passengers, crew, and experts on the ground become heroes out of necessity to try to avert tragedy at the eleventh hour. In her stunning novel, Danielle Steel combines intense action with stories of emotionally rich, intertwined lives. As the jet bears down on its destination of San Francisco, strangers are united, desperate choices are made, and futures will be changed forever by a handful of accidental heroes.

Mr. Accidental Rival

Mr. Accidental Rival Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gina Robinson
Editor: Gina Robinson
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MR. ACCIDENTAL RIVAL is book 3 of the Jet City Matchmaker series. This is a standalone novel. But if you haven’t read book 1, MR. ACCIDENTAL HERO, you’re missing out on some fun. –Gina A beautiful entrepreneur. A hot multimillionaire. Accidental rivals who unwittingly fall in love. A rivals to lovers romance. Small business owner Toria Williams is fighting the anonymous guy who's trying to steal her beautiful office space. Fortunately, life isn't all struggles. Her matchmaker has just paired her with the hottest, sweetest man. It's love at first date. Even better—this great guy is determined to help her keep her space. Cam Johnson has finally found the perfect office space for his new pet project. Now all he has to do is outbid the pesky current tenant who refuses to give up her suite. Fortunately, he has a beautiful, witty woman to distract him and sympathize. It looks like his matchmaker has finally found him his perfect match in Toria. Until Cam accidently discovers that the enchanting woman he's involved with is actually his office space rival. Smart, funny romance. Scroll up and grab your copy today!

Live, Love, Explore

Live, Love, Explore Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leon Logothetis
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621453243
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Leon Logothetis’s life was well plotted out for him. He was to do well in school, go to university, get a job in finance, and spend the next fifty years of his life sitting behind a slab of wood, watching the rain-slicked streets of London from thirty floors above. For a long time, he followed that script, until one day, he finally realized he was living someone else’s life—a good one—but not one of his own choosing. So he walked out of that life, and discovered the one that took him around the world. Since then, Leon has driven a broken-down English taxicab across America, offering people free rides; ridden a vintage motorbike around the world, relying solely on the kindness of strangers; and followed a fellow traveler through India without ever knowing where he was going. He has visited more than 90 countries on every continent. Along the way, he learned something about the human spirit and about the heart of this world. He learned that he needed to shed his old ideas about who he was supposed to be in order to feel his soul rise to the surface and become the person he always longed to be. The wisest words he heard, and the greatest lessons he learned, came from everyday people he met on his travels. He became their accidental student, and after years of sharing those lessons through TV shows, college tours, books, and in the media, he realized that he had also become an accidental teacher. His experiences are more than a collection of stories, they have become a way of life—the Way of the Traveler. So, what is the Way of the Traveler? It’s a roadmap to living your best life, loving with all your heart, and exploring the world—both the great and adventurous one waiting outside your door, and the even greater, more adventurous one waiting within your soul. Weaving together Leon’s hilarious and heartwarming stories of his misadventures on the road with simple but profound exercises to help you uncover your true path, Live, Love, Explore will teach you how to live fully and without regrets. It’s not to say that everyone who reads it will have to go to the ends of the world. Because you don’t have to go to Mongolia to discover the truths that lie inside. No, those life lessons can just as easily be learned from the people all around you--the chap serving you coffee at Starbucks, the woman sitting next to you on a plane, your co-workers, family, and friends. There’s an entire world of people willing to teach you their lessons if you’re willing to learn. And by opening yourself up to new adventures, by recognizing that you have the freedom to choose your own road, you’ll find something else that has been hiding in plain sight: you’ll find the life of which you have always dreamed… and the curiosity and courage it takes to make that life happen.

Mr. Accidental Groom

Mr. Accidental Groom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gina Robinson
Editor: Three Jays Press LLC
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Discovering Bravery: Beyond the Stars

Discovering Bravery: Beyond the Stars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emma Brade
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008115591
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A short story taken from the Fighting Words charity collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by two of the most outstanding talents in children’s fiction today

The Self-Love Experiment

The Self-Love Experiment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shannon Kaiser
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704520
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Put a stop to self-sabotage and overcome your fears so that you can gain the confidence you need to reach your goals and become your own best friend. Too many people seem to believe that they are not allowed to put themselves first or go after their own dreams out of fear of being selfish or sacrificing others' needs. The Self-Love Experiment rectifies this problem. Whether you want to achieve weight loss, land your dream job, find your soul mate, or get out of debt, it all comes back to self-love and accepting yourself first. Shannon Kaiser learned the secrets to loving herself, finding purpose, and living a passion-filled life after recovering from eating disorders, drug addictions, corporate burnout, and depression. Shannon walks you through her own personal experiment, a simple plan that compassionately guides you through the process of removing fear-based thoughts, so you can fall in love with life. If you want to change your outcome in life, you have to change your daily habits and perspective. Shannon takes you on this great journey into self-love and true self-acceptance.

An Accidental Family

An Accidental Family Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Loree Lough
Editor: Carina Press
ISBN: 1459206223
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That's the question stirring Texan widower Lamont London's heart. His longtime neighbor Nadine Greene still turns heads—especially his. But after enduring an abusive marriage, Nadine's gun-shy when it comes to relationships. And Lamont has some unresolved feelings to overcome about his late wife. It isn't until Nadine's ranch house burns to the ground and Lamont offers refuge to her and her son's family in his empty mansion that she opens her heart. Can they find a sweet second chance at love, and make two families into one?

An Accidental Mom

An Accidental Mom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Loree Lough
Editor: Steeple Hill
ISBN: 9781459207325
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Lily London had been crushed when Max Sheridan left town to marry someone else. Years later, her heart leaped when he returned to Amarillo, Texas, to take over his mother’s diner. Now that she was old enough to do more than dream of becoming Mrs. Max Sheridan, she prayed he would see the woman she’d become. Because this time, she was really in love...not just with Max but with his motherless four-year-old son, too! Yet despite the intense emotions that still sparked between them, Max refused to believe that a vibrant young woman like Lily was ready to take on the responsibilities of wife...and mother. Together, could they learn to trust in God’s leadership...and in their love for one another?

An Accidental Atheist

An Accidental Atheist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Bernard Kelly
Editor: Aquinine books
ISBN: 0980709717
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Religion & beliefs.

Three Loves, One Death

Three Loves, One Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Evald Flisar
Editor: Peter Owen Publishers
ISBN: 072061919X
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A small family moves to the Slovenian countryside to restore a large, dilapidated farmhouse. Then the relatives arrive—Cousin Vladimir, a former partisan writing his memoirs, Uncle Vinko, an accountant who would like to raise the largest head of cabbage on record, Aunt Mara, and her illegitimate daughter Elisabeth, bent on losing her virginity. And finally Uncle Schweik, the accidental hero who everyone assumed was dead. Flisar handles the absurd events that follow like no other writer, making the smallest incidents rich in meaning.

Deadpool and Philosophy

Deadpool and Philosophy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicolas Michaud,Jacob Thomas May
Editor: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812699521
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Deadpool is the super-anti-hero who knows he's in a comic book. His unique situation and blood-stained history give rise to many philosophical puzzles. A group of philosophical Deadpool fans delve into these puzzles in Deadpool and Philosophy. For instance, if you know that someone is writing the script of your life, can you really be a hero? Is Deadpool really Wade Wilson, or did Wilson have his identity stolen by the monster who is now Deadpool? Are his actions predetermined by the writers, or does he trick the writers into scripting his choices? And what happens when Deadpool breaks into the real world to kill the writers? What kind of existence do literary characters have? How can we call him a moral agent for good when he still commits murder left and right and then left again and then right? Since Deadpool gets paid for his good deeds, can they be truly heroic? And which of the many Deadpool personalities are the real Deadpool? And of course, why does Deadpool love to annoy Wolverine so much? Deadpool challenges us to think outside the box. Deadpool and Philosophy shows us the profound implications of this most contradictory and perplexing comic book character.

Journalists in Film

Journalists in Film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian McNair
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748634487
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A study of the representation of journalists on film and what this tells us about society's relationship with journalism and news media.

The Elim Chew Story: Driven by Purpose, Destined for Change

The Elim Chew Story: Driven by Purpose, Destined for Change Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Loretta Chen
Editor: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814771457
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Driven by Purpose, Destined for Change is a heartwarming, candid and frank biography of one of Singapore’s most prominent entrepreneur and multi-hyphenate, Elim Chew. Elim shares her lesser known familial histories, pangs of growing up, days of being wild, history of retail icon 77th Street, social enterprise, youth mentorships as well as her latest love, fishing. Through the book, we get a deeper understanding of who multi-hyphenate Elim Chew really is, get to share in and learn from her community leadership, business experiences, unique perspective on life and a whole lot of Singlish. She also provides insight into newly independent Singapore in the 1970s as well as an insider’s glimpse into pop culture in the rocking 1980s and 1990s. You will also get to know more of Elim’s hair-raising past, present motivations and future visions. The book is written with reflections, take away lessons, engaging entrepreneurial tips and activities for anyone who wishes to be Driven by Purpose and Destined for Change.

The Hollywood War Machine

The Hollywood War Machine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Boggs
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 135154361X
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The newly expanded and revised edition of The Hollywood War Machine includes wide-ranging exploration of numerous popular military-themed films that have appeared in the close to a decade since the first edition was published. Within the Hollywood movie community, there has not been even the slightest decline in well-financed pictures focusing on warfare and closely-related motifs. The second edition includes a new chapter on recent popular films and another that analyzes the relationship between these movies and the bourgeoning gun culture in the United States, marked in recent years by a dramatic increase in episodes of mass killings.

Making Journalists

Making Journalists Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hugo de Burgh
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134377541
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At a time when the media’s relation to power is at the forefront of political discussion, this book considers how journalists can affect public discourse on politics, economy and society at large. From well-known and respected authors providing all new material, Making Journalists considers journalism education, training, practice and professionalism across a wide range of countries, including Saudi Arabia, Africa, India, USA and the UK. The book offers insights into: what journalism is how education makes the journalist and, therefore, the news models of journalism taught and practised across the globe the ethical implications of the process. When news reporting can lead to decisions on whether or not to got to war, everything can be affected by journalists and their mediation of the world. This text brings these present issues together in one invaluable resource for all students of journalism, politics and media studies.

Nobody's Hero

Nobody's Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Leslie
Editor: Stark Publishing
ISBN: 1989351107
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Some are born to save the world. Most of us just dream about it. What makes a hero? Is a hero someone who puts on a mask and costume and rushes to the rescue? Is a hero someone who lands a crippled airplane? Is a hero someone who finds a cure to a wasting disease? Is a hero someone who uses their supernatural powers to help others? Is a hero someone who loves another person so much they put their needs ahead of their own? Is a hero someone who stops in the hustle and bustle of life just to listen to those who no longer have a voice? Heroes comes in all shapes, sizes, and personas. And that it what this short story collection is about. Seven stories that explore heroes and heroic activities. Some Are Born to Save the World Collateral Damage The Zombie Whisperer This Time Around A Murder of Scarecrows Memento Mori From Out of the Night If you like stories reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits or Black Mirror, then you'll love this themed collection of short tales from Mark Leslie.

Quick, Where's My Cape?

Quick, Where's My Cape? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ric Gibbs
Editor: Mythmaker Films & Media
ISBN: 194733803X
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After 20 years as a dramatist Ric Gibbs made a startling discovery: the myths and legends beneath his fictional characters were showing up in the lives of his friends as well. Right down to their plot points and key reversals, their hero’s journey and moments of life-changing recognition! QUICK, WHERE’S MY CAPE? is a riveting work of applied psychology. An exploration not just of superheroes, but of the powerful stories we all carry in our unconscious mind and the steps we can take to activate them - to draw sword from stone - and live the lives we were meant to achieve.

Picturing Argentina: Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision

Picturing Argentina: Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Currie K. Thompson
Editor: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1604978791
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Picturing Argentina: Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision by Currie K. Thompson Summary

Although Juan Domingo Perón's central role in Argentine history and the need for an unbiased assessment of his impact on his nation's cinema are beyond dispute, the existing scholarship on the subject is limited. In recent decades Argentina has witnessed a revival of serious film study, some of which has focused on the nation's classical movies and, in one case, on Peronism. None of this work has been translated into English, however.This is the first English-language book that offers an extensive assessment of Argentine cinema during first Peronism. It is also the first study in any language that concentrates systematically on the evolution of social attitudes reflected in Argentine movies throughout those years and that assesses the period's impact on subsequent filmmaking activity. By analyzing popular Argentine movies from this time through the prism of myth-second-order communication systems that present historically developed customs and attitudes as natural-the book traces the filmic construction of gender, criminality, race, the family, sports, and the military. It identifies in movies the development and evolution of mindsets and attitudes that may be construed as "Peronist." By framing its consideration of films from the Perón years in the context of earlier and later ones, it demonstrates that this period accelerates-and sometimes registers backward-looking responses to-earlier progressive mythic shifts, and it traces the development in the 1950s of a critical mindset that comes to fruition in the "new cinema" of the 1960s. Picturing Argentina: Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision is an important book for Latin American studies, film studies, and history collections.

Best European Fiction 2012

Best European Fiction 2012 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aleksandar Hemon
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Now in its third year, the Best European Fiction series has become a mainstay in the literary landscape, each year featuring new voices from throughout Europe alongside more established names such as Hilary Mantel, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Ingo Schulze, George Konrad, Victor Pelevin, and Enrique Vila-Matas. For 2012, Aleksandar Hemon introduces a whole new cross-section of European fiction, and there are a few editorial changes as well. For the first time, the preface will be by an American—Nicole Krauss—and the stories, one per country/language, will be arranged within themes (love, art, war, the body), to facilitate book club and reading group discussions.

Travelling the Road of Peace and Happiness

Travelling the Road of Peace and Happiness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bob Myers
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Everyone experiences conflict with other people, some on a daily basis. Everyone seeks peace of mind and happiness. Travelling the road of peace and happiness combines both concepts and shows how we can discover peace and happiness by transforming conflict into creative conflict. We all gained a sense of right and wrong, and learned how to resolve conflict, through early childhood experiences in whatever was ‘home’ for us, and carried it into adult life. Therefore, this book uses simple family scenarios to expose the effects competition and domination have on relationships, while exploring the healing power of nonviolence.

The Accidental Mail Order Bride

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Eric Johnson’s real mail order bride shows up later than expected, and she quickly learns he is already married. Now Allie Jones is stuck in a small Colorado town with no way to leave. She must either marry the only suitable bachelor or risk being sold to the saloon’s owner to be one of the soiled doves. Seeing she has no real choice, she agrees to marry the bachelor. Rumored as being a monster by the people in town, Travis Martin is content to live alone, sheltered in the wooded area of the mountainside. The last thing he expects is a preacher when there’s a knock on the door. With great hesitation, he agrees to the marriage. He can’t confine such a beautiful young lady to the saloon, but he knows the marriage won’t be a happy one for her, not when she could have had someone so much better. So the best thing he can do is keep his distance and leave her alone. She, however, can't help but be intrigued by her new husband. Is he the ugly beast the people in town claim, or is there something beautiful worth loving just beneath the surface?

Spencer Tracy Fox Film Actor

Spencer Tracy Fox Film Actor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: New England Vintage Film Society, Inc.
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The New England Vintage Film Society Inc. proudly presents this collection of essays and images extolling legendary two-time Academy Award winning actor Spencer Tracy's outstandingly energetic legacy of early screen performances in Fox's lively 1930s depression era pre-code films, rare Americana from Hollywood's Golden Age to be re-discovered, discussed and learned from today, including: Up the River (1930) Quick Millions (1931) Goldie (1931) Me and My Gal (1932) Face in the Sky (1933) The Power and The Glory (1933) Looking for Trouble (1934) Bottoms Up (1934) Now I'll Tell (1934) Marie Galante (1934) It's a Small World (1935) Dante's Inferno(1935)

Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel

Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sara Martin Alegre
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Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort sits at the intersection of literary studies and masculinity studies, arguing that the villain, in many works of contemporary British fiction, is a patriarchal figure that embodies an excess of patriarchal power that needs to be controlled by the hero. The villains' stories are enactments of empowerment fantasies and cautionary tales against abusing patriarchal power. While providing readers with in-depth studies of some of the most popular contemporary fiction villans, Sara Martin Algre shows how current representations of the villain are not only measured against previous literary characters but also against the real-life figure of the archvillain Adolf Hitler.

French Costume Drama of the 1950s

French Costume Drama of the 1950s Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Hayward
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When political and civil unrest threatened Frame's social order in the 1950's, French cinema provided audiences a seemingly unique form of escapism from such troubled times: a nostalgic look back to the France of the nineteenth and earlier centuries, with costume dramas set in the age of Napoleon, the Belle +poque, the Revolution and further back still to seventeenth-century swashbuckler adventures and tales of mystery and revenge. Film critics have routinely dismissed this period and this genre of French cinema, overlooking its importance in terms of political cultural history. French Costume Drama of the 1950's redresses this balance, exploring a diverse range of films including Guitry's NapolTon (1955). Vernay's Le comte de Monte Cristo (1953), and Le Chanois' Les MisTrables (1958) to expose the political cultural paradox between nostalgia for a lost past and the drive for modernization --Book Jacket.

Trouble Comes to Hornville

Trouble Comes to Hornville Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fred Wrazel
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Let’s leave Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys to their vanilla pudding, and instead hearken back to the 50’s and some youngsters who unwittingly find themselves involved in problems big and not-so-big---murder, a chronic bully, and mysterious newcomers to town. An entertaining cozy read for all ages. Welcome to Hornville!

What if Ireland Defaults?

What if Ireland Defaults? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Constantin Gurdgiev
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