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The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 1: The Hero Revealed

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Editor: Harper Collins
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In Superopolis everyone has a superpower! Well…almost everyone. Meet Ordinary Boy. In a town where everyone is a superhero, what if you were the only person with no superpowers at all? Welcome to the life of Ordinary Boy. He’s...well, he’s pretty much exactly as his name suggests. But things are not so super in Superopolis these days, with the evil Professor Brain-Drain on the loose. To make matters worse, Ordinary Boy and his friends are thrown into the middle of a baffling mystery. Forget superheroes. In a city where everyone is extraordinary, this just might be a job for...Ordinary Boy! With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this “celebration of the comics genre” (Kirkus) is perfect for readers who love the New York Times bestselling Captain Underpants series and Michael Buckley’s New York Times bestselling NERDS series, as well as young fans of Marvel and DC Comics—and anyone who’s ever longed to be super.


Girlgoyle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Better Hero Army
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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 Autobiography of Medgar Evers

The Autobiography of Medgar Evers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Myrlie Evers-Williams,Manning Marable
Editor: Civitas Books
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The Autobiography of Medgar Evers is the first and only comprehensive collection of the words of slain civil rights hero Medgar Evers. Evers became a leader of the civil rights movement during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He established NAACP chapters throughout the Mississippi delta region, and eventually became the NAACP's first field secretary in Mississippi. Myrlie Evers-Williams, Medgar's widow, partnered with Manning Marable, one of the country's leading black scholars, to develop this book based on the previously untouched cache of Medgar's personal documents and writings. These writings range from Medgar's monthly reports to the NAACP to his correspondence with luminaries of the time such as Robert Carter, General Counsel for the NAACP in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. Still, most moving of all, is the preface written by Myrlie Evers.

Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 2: The Return of Meteor Boy?

Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 2: The Return of Meteor Boy? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Boniface
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061881074
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Uh-Oh! The super town of Superopolis is hiding a gigantic secret! Years ago, a young superhero named Meteor Boy mysteriously vanished during a dangerous mission. But what really happened to him? Not only that! There may be more to the Meteor Boy secret than anybody suspected! As Ordinary Boy begins to investigate, he discovers that nobody knows where Meteor Boy came from in the first place . . . and clues start to indicate that he may in fact still be alive. Who is Meteor Boy? As the Amazing Indestructo plots to exploit the memory of Meteor Boy for profit, Ordinary Boy knows that the time has come to solve the mystery once and for all. And then Superopolis will finally know the real truth about Meteor Boy. . . . In a town where everyone is extraordinary, this might just be a job for . . . Ordinary Boy.

The Hero of Ages

The Hero of Ages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brandon Sanderson
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429960302
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action. Who is the Hero of Ages? To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness--the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists--is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed. Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans! Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hero Tales from American History

Hero Tales from American History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
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Hollywood Heroes

Hollywood Heroes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Turek,Zach Turek
Editor: NavPress
ISBN: 1641583533
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Hollywood Heroes by Frank Turek,Zach Turek Summary

Seven fictional stories—Captain America, Iron Man, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, and Wonder Woman—point us to the ultimate hero, Jesus Christ. Think about it. What if Batman knew your name and wanted to be friends with you? What if you were the one that Tony Stark died to save? What if it was you that Luke Skywalker would stop at nothing to redeem? Hollywood Heroes will awaken you to these questions and help you to see a God who stops at nothing to redeem you. And it will strengthen you to invite others into conversations of faith and life in Jesus. Fictional stories about heroes help us realize that there is evil to fight, souls to be won, and growth to be achieved. It helps us recognize—regardless of religious or cultural beliefs—that sacrificing your life for another’s is a powerful and beautiful display of love. Fictional heroes help us to reconsider what is tangibly in front of us through the lens of story rather than simply as just another day in our ordinary lives. Appealing straight to the heart, the stories bypass artificial barriers that we would normally block them with because our worldview has been threatened. When we examine out-of-this-world qualities like idealism, genius, a willingness to sacrifice, discipline, loyalty, humility, courage, wisdom, focus, power, and love, we discover that Jesus practices them perfectly.

W.H. Auden Encyclopedia

W.H. Auden Encyclopedia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Garrett Izzo
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 078647999X
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W.H. Auden Encyclopedia by David Garrett Izzo Summary

W.H. Auden’s life and work were perhaps best explained and condensed in the words of Edward Mendelson, Auden’s literary executor, when he remarked, “[Auden] grew up in a household in which the scientific inquiries of his father maintained an uneasy truce with the ritualized religion of his mother.” Indeed, science and religion were dominant themes in Auden’s life and work, which for him were oftentimes one and the same. Auden was hailed as the new T.S. Eliot and as the “coming” man, greatly influencing the future generations of angry young men with his thoughts on science, religion, and the relationship between the two. This book is an exhaustive reference to W.H. Auden. Those new to Auden and his writing will find the work a comprehensive introduction, while Auden scholars will appreciate the quick access it offers to the details of all his poems, plays, libretti, and other pieces of writing. It also includes entries on the people who were closest and most important to Auden, including fellow writers Christopher Isherwood, Stephen Spender, C. Day Lewis, Edward Upward, and T.S. Eliot, as well as significant events in his life, such as his arrival in America, his vision of agape, and his search in science and religion for answers to the deep questions of life and existence.

Persuasion in the Media Age

Persuasion in the Media Age Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Timothy Borchers
Editor: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478647809
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Persuasion in the Media Age addresses the impact of electronic media on the practice of persuasion and reviews constantly evolving digital strategies. Today’s world demands a new perspective on persuasion—one that is grounded in the assumption that human consciousness and culture have been forever altered by communication technology. The fourth edition provides timely examples of persuasion in political campaigns, social movements, marketing, and interpersonal relationships—and the role of social media and media technologies in all of the contexts. From advertisers to politicians to influencers to friends, persuaders use increasingly sophisticated strategies to sway behavior. Borchers skillfully weaves theory, research, and engaging examples to help readers understand the practice of social influence—and to apply critical-thinking skills to the persuasion they encounter daily. The text takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide the latest thinking on persuasion while also drawing on a broad theoretical base for foundational concepts, such as attitudes, rhetoric, and human motivation. Throughout, Borchers emphasizes audience, storytelling, visual images, and ethics. This comprehensive, insightful, and accessible overview of persuasive communication teaches readers how to be skilled creators of persuasive messages—as well as critical consumers.

Orion's Guiding Stars

Orion's Guiding Stars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marc Ladewig
Editor: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 1628942789
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Jacques Derrida: Basic Writings

Jacques Derrida: Basic Writings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barry Stocker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000143287
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Jacques Derrida: Basic Writings by Barry Stocker Summary

One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth-century, Jacques Derrida’s ideas on deconstruction have had a lasting impact on philosophy, literature and cultural studies. Jacques Derrida: Basic Writings is the first anthology to present his most important philosophical writings and is an indispensable resource for all students and readers of his work. Barry Stocker’s clear and helpful introductions set each reading in context, making the volume an ideal companion for those coming to Derrida’s writings for the first time. The selections themselves range from his most infamous works including Speech and Phenomena and Writing and Difference to lesser known discussion on aesthetics, ethics and politics.

Writing and Difference

Writing and Difference Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacques Derrida
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226816079
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Writing and Difference by Jacques Derrida Summary

First published in 1967, Writing and Difference, a collection of Jacques Derrida's essays written between 1959 and 1966, has become a landmark of contemporary French thought. In it we find Derrida at work on his systematic deconstruction of Western metaphysics. The book's first half, which includes the celebrated essay on Descartes and Foucault, shows the development of Derrida's method of deconstruction. In these essays, Derrida demonstrates the traditional nature of some purportedly nontraditional currents of modern thought—one of his main targets being the way in which "structuralism" unwittingly repeats metaphysical concepts in its use of linguistic models. The second half of the book contains some of Derrida's most compelling analyses of why and how metaphysical thinking must exclude writing from its conception of language, finally showing metaphysics to be constituted by this exclusion. These essays on Artaud, Freud, Bataille, Hegel, and Lévi-Strauss have served as introductions to Derrida's notions of writing and différence—the untranslatable formulation of a nonmetaphysical "concept" that does not exclude writing—for almost a generation of students of literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. Writing and Difference reveals the unacknowledged program that makes thought itself possible. In analyzing the contradictions inherent in this program, Derrida foes on to develop new ways of thinking, reading, and writing,—new ways based on the most complete and rigorous understanding of the old ways. Scholars and students from all disciplines will find Writing and Difference an excellent introduction to perhaps the most challenging of contemporary French thinkers—challenging because Derrida questions thought as we know it.

A Little Brother's Journey... the Hero Within

A Little Brother's Journey... the Hero Within Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Darren R.J. LaLonde
Editor: BalboaPress
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A Little Brother's Journey... the Hero Within by Dr. Darren R.J. LaLonde Summary

I was around ten years old, sleeping in the back seat of my mom’s car, parked during evenings at the Detroit River. I looked out the window at the stars, as I feared morning until by exhaustion I would fall asleep. I often woke up having wet my pants from my very real and imagined fears. By day, my mom would look for work and wash clothes while I hung out with the old black guys that would spend their day fishing in the Detroit River. I thought I was the only one who grew up in fear, in a world of abuse, until at thirteen I finally met my half-brother at a professional boxing match. He was in sitting next to our dad. Donny looked at me from inside the ring, trying to figure out who I was as the fight announcer was making his formal introductions. All we had shared at this point was the same biological father. Little did we know...

Germs of Death

Germs of Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mauro Senatore
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438468490
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An analysis of Derrida’s early work engaging Plato, Hegel, and the life sciences. Germs of Death explores the idea of genesis, or dissemination, in the early work of Jacques Derrida. Looking at Derrida’s published and unpublished work from “Force and Signification” in 1963 to Glas in 1974, Mauro Senatore traces the development of Derrida’s understanding of genesis both linguistically and biologically, and argues that this topic is an overlooked thread that draws together Derrida’s readings of Plato and Hegel. Demonstrating how Derrida’s analysis liberates the understanding of genesis from Platonic and Hegelian presupposition, Senatore also highlights Derrida’s engagement with the biological thought of his day. Senatore also shows that the implications of Derrida’s insights extend into contemporary ethical and political questions relating to postgenomic conceptions of life. “Senatore here demonstrates with stunning insight, clarity, and economy that Derrida’s work of the 1960s and ’70s needs to be understood as a radical critique or deconstruction of both the philosophical concept of life (from Plato to Hegel) and the prevailing biological model of heredity as a ‘genetic program.’ It will be impossible henceforth to read Derrida on questions of the trace, dissemination, life, and so on, without coming to terms with ‘the germs of death.’” — Michael Naas, author of The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments: Jacques Derrida’s Final Seminar “The book represents a major contribution to the field of Derrida studies and phenomenology, particularly its attention to the concept of genesis that formed the basis of Derrida’s earliest study of Husserl and the origin of his concept of writing. The unique contribution is the inclusion of the works from the periods of the mid-1970s, which have been neglected in the mainstream scholarship on Derrida.” — Gregg Lambert, author of Philosophy after Friendship: Deleuze’s Conceptual Personae

Brazil’s Emerging Role in Global Governance

Brazil’s Emerging Role in Global Governance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Fraundorfer
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137491213
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Brazil’s Emerging Role in Global Governance by M. Fraundorfer Summary

The author examines Brazil's emerging role as an important actor in various sectors of global governance. By exploring how Brazil's exercise of power developed over the last decade in the sectors of health, food security and bioenergy, this book sheds light on the power strategies of an emerging country from the global south.

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Storey
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000295176
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In this ninth edition of his award-winning introduction, John Storey presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of, and various approaches to, popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of disciplines. Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions and using appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area. New to this edition: updated throughout with contemporary examples of popular culture revised and expanded sections on Richard Hoggart and Utopian Marxism brand new discussions on Black Lives Matter and intersectionality updated student resources at This new edition remains essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects.

Serve the Country with Loyalty

Serve the Country with Loyalty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zi Mu
Editor: Funstory
ISBN: 1647595894
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Serve the Country with Loyalty by Zi Mu Summary

It was still fresh in his mind now. When would he be destroyed due to the hatred of his subjects?Smoke beacons rose, the world was in turmoil, even the martial arts world was bloody. Did swordsmen save the people, or did they sell their souls to avenge their mistakes? Feng Yun was originally two brothers, and in this book, the experience of the two of them growing up was the main line. In this book, the experience of the two of them growing up was the main line, and in the story of the two of them in their different experiences, good and evil were only limited to one thought.

Keith Knight's Story: A Choose A Hero Romance™

Keith Knight's Story: A Choose A Hero Romance™ Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tracy Tappan
Editor: Tracy Tappan
ISBN: 0998755680
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Keith Knight's Story: A Choose A Hero Romance™ by Tracy Tappan Summary

If you burn him, you’re out. A man with a temper as red-hot as his looks, Petty Officer Keith Knight isn’t about to forgive Justice for what she did to him after BUD/S graduation. Doesn’t matter that he’s still got the hots for her, and maybe - just maybe - he’s totally in love with her. Okay, it does matter. A lot. He doesn’t hesitate to yank her out of hot water when her classified mission goes south. Face-to-face with her for the first time in a year, his anger and hurt detonate in a scorching confrontation. Never one to back down, Justice lets him have it right back, and out of the fire he discovers what really happened at BUD/S. His the-hell-with-you attitude goes out the door - turns out he got it all wrong. His desire for this tough-on-soft woman jacks back up to turbocharge…but is Justice too wounded from their painful misunderstanding to let him in for a second chance…? Content guidelines: contains profanity, some violence, and adult situations. KEITH KNIGHT’S STORY is the ending portion only of a CHOOSE A HERO ROMANCE™ novel. Please download the first part, JUSTICE, before enjoying this story.


Dot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: KE Milrona
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465385452
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When Warren and Kinet awaken in a realm of blue, they have no one but each other to rely on. Here their working-relationship forms into a stronger bond as history is revealed and family discovered. Their journey takes them into the depths of the realm, and introduces them to the tip of a war that has waged for countless centuries. Join them, in the Dot, as the Daryndel seek a way out or go mad in the attempt.

Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics

Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lou Mougin
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476638608
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Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics by Lou Mougin Summary

 When Superman debuted in 1938, he ushered in a string of imitators--Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Captain America. But what about the many less well-known heroes who lined up to fight crooks, super villains or Hitler--like the Shield, the Black Terror, Crimebuster, Cat-Man, Dynamic Man, the Blue Beetle, the Black Cat and even Frankenstein? These and other four-color fighters crowded the newsstands from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. Most have since been overlooked, and not necessarily because they were victims of poor publication. This book gives the other superheroes of the Golden Age of comics their due.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

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Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241289904
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The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. Alongside its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, The Epic of Gilgamesh is, above all, about mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death. The Babylonian version has been known for over a century, but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Andrew George's gripping translation brilliantly combines these into a fluid narrative and will long rank as the definitive English Gilgamesh. If you enjoyed The Epic of Gilgamesh, you might like Homer's Iliad, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A masterly new verse translation' The Times 'Andrew George has skilfully bridged the gap between a scholarly re-edition and a popular work' London Review of Books

Rube Waddell

Rube Waddell Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan H. Levy
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786481129
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Rube Waddell by Alan H. Levy Summary

George Edward "Rube" Waddell was one of the zaniest characters ever to play baseball. The legendary Connie Mack, who saw quite a few cards during his nearly seven decade stint in the majors, once observed that no other screwball he ever saw could hold a candle to Rube. Mack also said that Rube's curveball was the best he'd ever seen. Indeed, Waddell was one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the game. Rube won 191 games in 13 seasons, had four straight 20-win seasons for Mack and the Philadelphia A's, and claimed six consecutive strikeout titles. In 1904 he struck out 349 batters, a record that held for six decades. This biography traces his early life in western Pennsylvania, the fits and starts of his first years in professional baseball, his big years with the A's, and his subsequent fade into obscurity and his early death in a sanatorium on April Fool's Day, 1914.

The Baseball Filmography, 1915 through 2001, 2d ed.

The Baseball Filmography, 1915 through 2001, 2d ed. Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hal Erickson
Editor: McFarland
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The Baseball Filmography, 1915 through 2001, 2d ed. by Hal Erickson Summary

Since the first baseball movie (Little Sunset) in 1915, Hollywood has had an on-again, off-again affair with the sport, releasing more than 100 films through 2001. This is a filmography of those films. Each entry contains full cast and credits, a synopsis, and a critique of the movie. Behind-the-scenes and background information is included, and two sections cover baseball shorts and depictions of the game in non-baseball films. An extensive bibliography completes the work.

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rob Reid
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442274425
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Reaching Reluctant Young Readers by Rob Reid Summary

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers features 150 middle-grade books. Each profiled title has the potential to hook the reluctant reader and lure them to read the entire book. To specifically encourage elementary and middle-school-age reluctant children to read, there is first a pitch to get the reader’s attention. That is followed by a short reading passage to “set the hook” and encourage the young person to read the rest of the book on their own. Further, the book contains several hundred additional recommended titles. The books selected for this collection were chosen following the criteria of reluctant reader books created by the Quick Picks committee sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. While these guidelines were designed for young adult books, they also work well for middle-grade books. The criteria include: clear writing (no convoluted long sentences with sophisticated vocabulary), high interest “hook” in the first few pages, well-defined characters, interesting plot, and familiar themes.

Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy

Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Rodosthenous
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472591542
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Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy: Auteurship and Directorial Visions provides a wide-ranging analysis of the role of the director in shaping adaptations for the stage today. Through its focus on a wide range of international productions by Katie Mitchell, Theodoros Terzopoulos, Peter Sellars, Jan Fabre, Ariane Mnouchkine, Tadashi Suzuki, Yukio Ninagawa, Andrei Serban, Nikos Charalambous, Bryan Doerries and Richard Schechner, among others, it offers readers a detailed study of the ways directors have responded to the original texts, refashioning them for different audiences, contexts and purposes. As such the volume will appeal to readers of theatre and performance studies, classics and adaptation studies, directors and theatre practitioners, and anyone who has ever wondered 'why they did it like that' when watching a stage production of an ancient Greek play. The volume Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy is divided in three sections: the first section - Global Perspectives - considers the work of a range of major directors from around the world who have provided new readings of Greek Tragedy: Peter Sellars and Athol Fugard in the US, Katie Mitchell in the UK, Theodoros Terzopoulos in Greece and Tadashi Suzuki and Yukio Ninagawa in Japan. Their work on a wide range of plays is analysed, including Electra, Oedipus the King, The Persians, Iphigenia at Aulis, and Ajax. Parts Two and Three – Directing as Dialogue with the Community and Directorial Re-Visions - focus on a range of productions of key plays from the repertoire, including Prometheus Landscape II, Les Atrides, The Trojan Women, The Bacchae, Antigone and The Suppliants, among others. In each, the varying approaches of different directors are analysed, together with a detailed investigation of the mise-en-scene. In considering each stage production, the authors raise issues of authenticity, contemporary resonances, translation, directorial control/auteurship and adaptation.

Investigating Shrek

Investigating Shrek Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T. Nieguth,A. Lacassagne
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230120016
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Investigating Shrek by T. Nieguth,A. Lacassagne Summary

An exploration of the social significance of Shrek from a variety of theoretical perspectives, this book pursues two different, yet intertwined objectives. The first is to present Shrek as pedagogical tool that could be usefully employed in a number of different disciplines. Shrek is approached from a political science angle, a sociological perspective, and applied to the tenets of evolutionary psychology. The second objective is concerned with outlining some of the ways in which Shrek is actively bound up with various aspects of social reality - such as capitalism, power relations, inequality, rule and resistance. This book analyzes the green ogre and his companions in a way that is entertaining as well as informative.

The Bullseye Principle

The Bullseye Principle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. Riley Mills,David Lewis
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119484677
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The Bullseye Principle by G. Riley Mills,David Lewis Summary

Critical communication lessons for sustained corporate success The Bullseye Principle is the definitive how-to guide for communicating, collaborating, and executing as a leader in the corporate arena. With these “soft skills” trending above technical knowledge in executive wish lists, this book provides invaluable guidance for new and experienced leaders alike; from the planning stages to the outcome and beyond, the discussion features critical insight and actionable tips based on award-winning methods. Polish your presence, utilize intention, influence emotion, engage workers, build relationships, make connections, and leverage the power of storytelling—it all comes down to technique. This book shows you everything you need to know to start communicating more effectively, starting today. The success of any communication rests more on how the information is conveyed than what that information actually is; at every level, in every sphere, effective leaders strive to master key skills that inspire, empower, motivate, and more. This book gives you a solid blueprint for effective communication in nearly any situation, merging the practical and theoretical to help you: Master the most challenging business interactions Become more influential as a leader and communicator Adopt a 3-step methodology to collaborate more effectively Build your personal brand and executive presence toward sustained success Most people believe that their communications skills are satisfactory for their jobs—most managers would disagree. That gap in perception presents a problem that ripples beyond your chances of promotion—where your communication fails, it has the capacity to affect the organization as a whole. The Bullseye Principle helps you build a robust repertoire of communication skills that put you ahead of the pack.

ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Missy Molloy
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474428746
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ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier by Missy Molloy Summary

Featuring essays from both recognized and up-and-coming scholars in Scandinavian, transnational and feminist film and media studies, this book also includes an original interview with Bier, addressing some of the provocative readings of her films advanced by the volume's contributors.

Following Homer's Odyssey

Following Homer's Odyssey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Art Aeon
Editor: AEON PRESS, Halifax, NS, Canada
ISBN: 1990060218
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Following Homer's Odyssey by Art Aeon Summary

Following Homer’s Odyssey: Inner Journey into Human Nature {1} by Art Aeon is a fictional narrative poem in the tercet stanzas. It imagines a numinous dream of the character Homer-Outis (the bard of the Odyssey) in which he converses with the shade of his revered ancestor, Odysseus (the protagonist of the Odyssey), on important events following his return to Ithaca. To avoid awful armed conflicts against the revolting families of the slain suitors, Odysseus takes a life-long exile. His devoted wise wife, Penelope, decides to join with Odysseus; they transform the fateful exile into the meaningful adventures to learn of the mystery of human nature. This narrative poem consists of two parts: Book 1: Into a Dream of Homer-Outis Book 2: The Exile of Odysseus with Penelope Following Homer’s Odyssey is the beginning part {1} of an imaginary epic poem: Inner Journey into Human Nature.

A Voyage to India

A Voyage to India Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Goncalo M. Tavares
Editor: Deep Vellum Publishing
ISBN: 1628972033
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A Voyage to India is the story of Bloom, our hero, as he makes his way from Lisbon to India in a decidedly non-heroic age. Gone are the galleons, gone is god; so too the swords of the swashbuckler and sacerdotal certainty. In such an era, where is wisdom to be found? Bloom—ever deliberate, ever longwinded—takes his time getting to India, stopping first in London, then Paris and elsewhere in Europe, making friends, encountering enemies, recounting his life story, revealing the reasons for his flight from Lisbon and his vague hopes for and nagging fears about what he might find in India. Or within himself. His is a melancholic itinerary, an attempt to learn and forget. As our narrator flatly declares: “Life proceeds and is monstrous.” Parodying The Lusiads, Luis de Camões’s sixteenth-century Portuguese epic of seafaring exploration and naval prowess, Tavares’s poem is a solemn requiem of sorts, an investigation into the psyche of humankind in a world where the advance of technology outpaces our ability (or desire) to theorize it, the search for wisdom has been abandoned, and old imperialist dreams have revealed themselves to be a postcolonial nightmare.

Superheroes of the Round Table

Superheroes of the Round Table Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jason Tondro
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 078648876X
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Superheroes of the Round Table by Jason Tondro Summary

Few scholars nursed on the literary canon would dispute that knowledge of Western literature benefits readers and writers of the superhero genre. This analysis of superhero comics as Romance literature shows that the reverse is true—knowledge of the superhero romance has something to teach critics of traditional literature. Establishing the comic genre as a cousin to Arthurian myth, Spenser, and Shakespeare, it uses comics to inform readings of The Faerie Queene, The Tempest, Malory’s Morte and more, while employing authors like Ben Johnson to help explain comics by Alan Moore, Jack Kirby, and Grant Morrison and characters like Iron Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, and the Justice League. Scholars of comics, medieval and Renaissance literature alike will find it appealing.

Chicago's White City of 1893

Chicago's White City of 1893 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David F. Burg
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813184681
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Chicago's White City of 1893 by David F. Burg Summary

In 1893, the year that marked the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the New World, Chicago was host to an exposition to mark the occasion. Although the World's Columbian Exposition was the fifteenth world's fair, it was of vastly greater scope than any of its predecessors. Chicago created a veritable new city. It was not only larger than any previous exposition but also more elaborately designed, more precisely laid out, more fully realized, and more prophetic. It was the first exposition truly to solicit the participation of the entire world. In this study of the White City, David F. Burg shows America at a crossroads in its development. It was in the process of moving from a largely agricultural society to a predominately urban and industrial one. The exposition was an index of American values, achievements, and expectation in this era of profound and complex change. The exposition was an achievement of cooperative endeavor and expertise. It demonstrated that both artistic capacity and technology were available to transform, in agreeable combination, burgeoning industrial cities into well-designed centers of business, culture, and community. Burg places his discussion in the context of the United States and Chicago during the early 1890s. Besides dealing with the multifaceted fair itself—its architecture, artworks, music, technological achievements—he discusses the congresses that were held on a variety of subjects, two of the most significant being the Congresses of Women and the World's Parliament of Religions. In the exposition's theme was the potential of fashioning the Kingdom of God on earth in contrast to the chaotic, dirty, industrial cities of the time. Burg finds in the exposition a significant legacy to architecture, city planning, and civic organization. Its most promising aftereffect occurred in the City Beautiful movement; its influence extended also to such ordinary concerns as well-lighted streets, efficient waste disposal, and honest government.

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884847X
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Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love by Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel Summary

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

The Hero Pose

The Hero Pose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Glen Ebisch
Editor: Crossroad Press
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The Hero Pose by Glen Ebisch Summary

Alison Randall returns from her military service as an MP in Iraq wounded both psychologically and physically. She attempts to regain her health by becoming a yoga instructor and is gradually recovering when she is approached by one of her students, Lauren Malcolm, whose boyfriend has disappeared. Ali reluctantly agrees to help with the search. It soon becomes apparent that Lauren’s boyfriend, Dr. Jim, a married but separated physician, has had a number of affairs with his patients, and is quite possibly being blackmailed by one of them. The question quickly arises as to whether the doctor has been murdered or has chosen to disappear. As the dirty secret in the doctor’s background is slowly revealed, Ali finds herself forced out of her comfort zone and reexamining her own past. The Hero Pose is a fast-paced mystery with psychological depth and a dark sense of humor that also provides an examination of the real costs of war.

Transmedia Archaeology

Transmedia Archaeology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Scolari,P. Bertetti,M. Freeman
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137434376
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Transmedia Archaeology by C. Scolari,P. Bertetti,M. Freeman Summary

In this book, the authors examine manifestations of transmedia storytelling in different historical periods and countries, spanning the UK, the US and Argentina. It takes us into the worlds of Conan the Barbarian, Superman and El Eternauta, introduces us to the archaeology of transmedia, and reinstates the fact that it's not a new phenomenon.

Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television

Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Stewart
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137319852
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Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television by M. Stewart Summary

Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television debates the ways in which melodrama expresses and gives meaning to: trauma and pathos; memory and historical re-visioning; home and borders; gendered and queer relations; the family and psychic identities; the national and emerging public cultures; and morality and ethics.

How to Read the Bible as Literature

How to Read the Bible as Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leland Ryken
Editor: Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 0310536332
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How to Read the Bible as Literature by Leland Ryken Summary

Why the Good Book Is a Great Read If you want to rightly understand the Bible, you must begin by recognizing what it is: a composite of literary styles. It is meant to be read, not just interpreted. The Bible’s truths are embedded like jewels in the rich strata of story and poetry, metaphor and proverb, parable and letter, satire and symbolism. Paying attention to the literary form of a passage will help you understand the meaning and truth of that passage. How to Read the Bible as Literature takes you through the various literary forms used by the biblical authors. This book will help you read the Bible with renewed appreciation and excitement and gain a more profound grasp of its truths. Designed for maximum clarity and usefulness, How to Read the Bible as Literature includes * sidebar captions to enhance organization * wide margins ideal for note taking * suggestions for further reading * appendix: "The Allegorical Nature of the Parables" * indexes of persons and subjects

The Promise

The Promise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D K Gaston
Editor: Mooniverse Publishing
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Little attention is given by police detectives when the body of a hooker is found murdered in a run-down motel in Detroit. After the victim's sister, a news anchor, starts threatening to release a series of reports highlighting the police's inadequacies, the mayor orders immediate action. Corrupt homicide detective Roman Stefan has crossed the line more than once. When his ailing father, a hero to the community, asks him to change his ways, Stefan reluctantly agrees. Assigned to a new case, he must come to grips with his evil nature and take on the broken justice system he was once a part of. Each step takes him down a shaky path that forces him to struggle with his inner demons and the promise he made to his father.

Challenging Common Core Language Arts Lessons

Challenging Common Core Language Arts Lessons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clg Of William And Mary/Ctr Gift Ed
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000490890
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Challenging Common Core Language Arts Lessons by Clg Of William And Mary/Ctr Gift Ed Summary

This book, from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, provides gifted and advanced learners challenging activities to master and engage with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts through four mini units. Each mini unit is packed with activities that enrich and extend grade-level ELA content for grade 5. Included texts have messages and characters that are developmentally suitable for students. Through higher order reasoning questions, resulting discussions, and student-created products associated with these texts, gifted and advanced students' needs are met while still maintaining messages and characters to which students can relate. Students will be exposed to themes such as the hero's journey, success from failure, journey as a symbol for change, and conflict. Each theme was chosen with advanced fifth-grade students in mind and their emerging need to learn more about themselves, their world, and how to work through adversity to accomplish their goals. Grade 5

Greek Gods Abroad

Greek Gods Abroad Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Parker
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520967259
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Greek Gods Abroad by Robert Parker Summary

From even before the time of Alexander the Great, the Greek gods spread throughout the Mediterranean, carried by settlers and largely adopted by the indigenous populations. By the third century b.c., gods bearing Greek names were worshipped everywhere from Spain to Afghanistan, with the resulting religious systems a variable blend of Greek and indigenous elements. Greek Gods Abroad examines the interaction between Greek religion and the cultures of the eastern Mediterranean with which it came into contact. Robert Parker shows how Greek conventions for naming gods were extended and adapted and provides bold new insights into religious and psychological values across the Mediterranean. The result is a rich portrait of ancient polytheism as it was practiced over 600 years of history.

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