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A World Without Heroes

By Brandon Mull
  • ISBN Code: : 1416997989
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Jason tumbles into a quest to save a magical in this #1 New York Times bestselling start to Brandon Mull’s Beyonders fantasy series. Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he’s ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcomed visitors from the Beyond, but attitudes have changed since the wizard emperor Maldor rose to power. The brave resistors who opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail. In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.

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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838640968
  • Total of Pages : 287
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 286
  • Pdf File: the-idea-of-comedy.pdf

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"Disengaging unstated premises to show how the theoretical discourse about comedy often enacts the intellectual disputes of its time, The idea of comedy tracks the history of comic theories along two principal axes. The first is historical, showing how the Hellenistic ethical conception devolves into social superiority and then into populist assertions, enidng on the question of whether contemporary comic theory is still populist today." "The second axis is conceptual, sorting theories by types of agreement and dispute. Whether comedy improves the citizens or threatens political instability, whether it insults or enacts moral standards, whether it serves God and the integrated superego or the devil and the anarchic id, are some of the questions addressed by theroists such as Cicero, Maggi, Dryden, Kant, Schopenhauer, Baudelaire, Nietzsche, Freud, Lacan, and Genette." -book jacket.

If You Like Metallica...

By Mike McPadden
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1476813582
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 722
  • Pdf File: if-you-like-metallica.pdf

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A Call to Heroism

By Peter H. Gibbon
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  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Book Code : 0802198562
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 628
  • Pdf File: a-call-to-heroism.pdf

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An “engaging and provocative” exploration of American history’s heroic figures—from how we define a hero to the monuments we build to honor them (Arthur Schlesinger Jr.). Heroic ideals are fundamental to the enterprise of American liberty and to the fabric of our nation’s culture. Throughout history, men and women such as George Washington, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King Jr., and Lucretia Mott have brought together our society of dreamers and achievers. In A Call to Heroism, Harvard research associate Peter H. Gibbon surveys the lives, struggles, and accomplishments of these and other great individuals. It also considers the meaning of seven monuments and artworks dedicated to heroes, examining what these memorials say about the America of their time—and what they mean for us today. The result forges an enlightening understanding of what it means to be a hero. With a foreword by Peter J. Gomes “Fascinating and inspiring . . . Gibbon’s book emphasizes the importance of guiding young people to more realistic definitions of hero.” —The Christian Science Monitor “A concise history of the hero in America and a realistic formula for determining who deserves the accolade.” —The Tampa Tribune “This book is a delightful Grand Tour, taking us from war to sports to great literature. You will enjoy it.” —Jay Mathews, The Washington Post “Lively fare for classrooms and board rooms throughout the country.” —Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Animal Subjects

By Jodey Castricano
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Book Code : 1554580773
  • Total of Pages : 324
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 723
  • Pdf File: animal-subjects.pdf

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Although Cultural Studies has directed sustained attacks against sexism and racism, the question of the animal has lagged behind developments in broader society with regard to animal suffering in factory farming, product testing, and laboratory experimentation, as well in zoos, rodeos, circuses, and public aquariums. The contributors to Animal Subjects are scholars and writers from diverse perspectives whose work calls into question the boundaries that divide the animal kingdom from humanity, focusing on the medical, biological, cultural, philosophical, and ethical concerns between non-human animals and ourselves. The first of its kind to feature the work of Canadian scholars and writers in this emergent field, this collection aims to include the non-human-animal question as part of the ethical purview of Cultural Studies and to explore the question in interdisciplinary terms.

From One Father to Another

By Kevin Robert Jarvis
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  • Publisher : Word Alive Press
  • Book Code : 1486619711
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 656
  • Pdf File: from-one-father-to-another.pdf

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Have you ever questioned how God can allow so much evil and suffering in this world? Perhaps you are kept awake at night wondering if God even hears your prayers at all. Do you get anxious speculating if God has a specific plan for your life? Is Christianity more true than other religions? Maybe you have even questioned if our gift of free will is worth the horrific consequences that we see so often on the daily news. During an afternoon walk, Kevin was pondering some of these same questions. One kept nagging at him: why would God create us to live in such a broken world? As he walked in silence, the question continued to haunt him. God answered him in the depths of his heart with a question of his own. “If you are willing to question why I would bring my children into such a fallen world, then how do you justify bringing your own three children into the same world?” The answer was the start of a journey, a humble journey into the heart of God, which became From One Father to Another.

ALSC's Popular Picks for Young Readers

By Diane Foote,Association for Library Service to Children
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838936067
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 909
  • Pdf File: alsc-s-popular-picks-for-young-readers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, this guide offers a goldmine of quality books for children, spotlighting more than 500 titles published within the last four years.

Real Heroes

By Lawrence W Reed
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504042190
  • Total of Pages : 295
  • Category : History
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: real-heroes.pdf

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Character is indispensable to a successful career and a happy life. It’s also essential to our liberty, because if a society can’t govern itself, then government must step in to police our decisions and actions. Sounds pretty heavy, right? Well, the good news is that character is nothing more than the sum of our choices, and it is something every one of us has total control over. And here’s even better news: this book gives us flesh-and-blood models—men and women whose choices and actions make them heroes. The forty people Lawrence W. Reed profiles in this accessible, inspirational book are not the usual examples. Some are well-known historical and cultural figures, yes—but Real Heroes also features many remarkable people you have never heard of. Reed ranges far and wide—from the distant past to the present; from the United States, to Europe, to Asia; from statesmen to scientists, athletes to inventors, entrepreneurs to theologians, and writers to teachers. Concise and compelling, Real Heroes features a bulleted summary of key facts and takeaways at the end of each profile. This book will become a treasured resource for parents and teachers and a favorite of readers of all ages.

Media Audiences and Identity

By S. Bailey
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230501117
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 582
  • Pdf File: media-audiences-and-identity.pdf

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Using a unique combination of cultural studies research, neo-pragmatist philosophy, and psychoanalytic theory, the author sheds light on the formation of a social identity and the important role that mass media play in this process. Case studies covering a range of media and communities provide a model for developing a truly explanatory as well as descriptive account of self-media interaction that bridges the two opposing sides of the media audience debate and provides a significant new dimension to notions of 'passive' and 'active' media audiences.

Crisis of the Strauss Divided

By Harry V. Jaffa
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Book Code : 1442217138
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 233
  • Pdf File: crisis-of-the-strauss-divided.pdf

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Harry V. Jaffa, one of Strauss’s most influential students and an ardent participant in the internal divisions among Straussians, brings together his key contributions to the battle to define Strauss’s legacy. The collection includes an important original essay, published here for the first time, “Straussian Geography: A Memoir and Commentary.”

Guardian Angel

By Anthony Bell
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 9781456715113
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 697
  • Pdf File: guardian-angel.pdf

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When Aufero gets punished in Heaven he discovers a side of Heaven he never knew existed. In his attempt to get back in the good graces of God, he discovers love, an awkward partnership, and his dark side. Satan has discovered a new way to defeat the guardian angels and is eager to take the throne of God for himself. Determined to change the course of battle Aufero guides his fellow angels into a battle meant to change Satan's mind about attacking the Gates of Heaven. The battle doesn't go as planned and the object of Aufero's affection (Aphasia) is abducted and taken to Hell. Now against the wishes of God he must find a way to retrieve her and escape banishment from Heaven. Things don't go as well as he plans when he meets his match in battle. He finds himself helpless, hopeless, and in Hell. Unwilling to accept defeat Aufero challenges Satan and discovers a side of the fallen angel he hadn't expected. When Satan offers him paradise, he must make a tough decision that could find him in a no win situation. Forced to fight to the death he must find the will and strength to defeat a demon that's never been bested. Should he succeed in his action against the devil he is faced with another dilemma. Will his success in Hell lead to his failure in Heaven?