No Heroes

Author: Chris Offutt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684865521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 9518

The author recalls his painful but ultimately revealing attempts to return home to the rural hills of Kentucky to give back to his community and to record the story of his parents-in-law, Holocaust survivors who had emigrated from Poland in 1946.

E.V.I.L. Heroes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 24

View: 8247

With great power… comes great corruption. Superheroes are real. They walk the earth as gods among men. But the fairy tales of them protecting mankind and being heroes were all lies. Humans have become their slaves, fit only to serve their super powered masters. But in man the nature of the true hero still survives…and one group rises up to challenge their self-appointed masters. Can they hope to succeed or will their opposition only push mankind closer to extinction.

Gods, Heroes, & Kings

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190291702

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6654

The islands of Britain have been a crossroads of gods, heroes, and kings-those of flesh as well as those of myth-for thousands of years. Successive waves of invasion brought distinctive legends, rites, and beliefs. The ancient Celts displaced earlier indigenous peoples, only to find themselves displaced in turn by the Romans, who then abandoned the islands to Germanic tribes, a people themselves nearly overcome in time by an influx of Scandinavians. With each wave of invaders came a battle for the mythic mind of the Isles as the newcomer's belief system met with the existing systems of gods, legends, and myths. In Gods, Heroes, and Kings, medievalist Christopher Fee and veteran myth scholar David Leeming unearth the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths in which pagan and Judeo-Christian beliefs fought for dominance, and classical, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Celtic narrative threads became tangled together. The resulting body of legends became a strange but coherent hybrid, so that by the time Chaucer wrote "The Wife of Bath's Tale" in the fourteenth century, a Christian theme of redemption fought for prominence with a tripartite Celtic goddess and the Arthurian legends of Sir Gawain-itself a hybrid mythology. Without a guide, the corpus of British mythology can seem impenetrable. Taking advantage of the latest research, Fee and Leeming employ a unique comparative approach to map the origins and development of one of the richest folkloric traditions. Copiously illustrated with excerpts in translation from the original sources,Gods, Heroes, and Kings provides a fascinating and accessible new perspective on the history of British mythology.

Heroes Truth

Author: LC Taylor

Publisher: Behind the Badge Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 129

View: 5633

The truth, no matter how broken... may be the only thing that sets them both free. I've seen and done things that still haunt my dreams. I don't deserve a normal life—I don't deserve her. When I walked away, I destroyed us, fracturing any hope of a future. But when her past rears its ugly head, I'll do whatever I can to help her, even if it means telling her mine. Because a life without her in it... isn't a life at all. This is book two in the Crossroads Heroes, a second chance romance series. While each book is a standalone, it is recommended that you start with Broken Vows, Book One. Characters from the first book will be mentioned and spoilers could occur. If you want to start at the very beginning, check out Heroes with Heat and Heart (a 9/11 Charity Anthology) and read Broken Promises. The prequel that started it all! There are adult situations in this book, i.e. sex, alcohol and swearing. If you are offended by those things, you're in the wrong romance category. Each book has a HEA and no cheating or cliffhangers.

Raising Everyday Heroes

Author: Elisa Medhus


ISBN: 1442962186

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 554

View: 8144

LIVING IN A CULTURES A TURATED WITH MEDIA messages focused on fame, wealth, and beauty, it's easy for today's youth to rely on these external messages for guidance. As parents and role models, our natural instinct is to protect and shield our youth from these negative messages and attitudes. Unfortunately, this mode of thinking has encouraged the growing epidemic of youth helplessness. In Raising Everyday Heroes, award-winning author Dr. Elisa Medhus tackles this growing social phenomenon and inspires parents to raise tomorrow's everyday heroes.

Forgotten Heroes of Ground Zero

Author: Russell Feliciano

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1638142645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 3836

“The Bravest” is a label of enormous respect. No higher level of respect can one identify with that of the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY). No greater leadership and traditional institution have I ever been a part of. I never envisioned how my life would virtually spin in so many directions in one year. The dramatic challenge that the FDNY has ahead leaves one breathless.

Action Heroes

Author: Dewan Mukto

Publisher: Dewan Mukto


Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 8844

The world is full of danger, risk, and excitement. Many people seek these fortunes, but only a few succeed. Guns and ammo rule the world of action. Harrison Garison had been trained to art of warfare by his agency, the MIW. But being the kingpin is quite hard. Hard indeed. To be the best action hero alive, you must be tough. Tougher than tempered steel. There's only room for one action hero in NY. Can Harrison Garison be the last man standing? Renowned gunman agent Harrison Garison recently returns from a hard month's work in the IMF. But his vacation was spoilt when his childhood friend, John Luther, summons him on a mission to stop a nuclear terrorist attack in New York. But the consequences are worth it. ● Can Harrison track down the terrorists before it's too late? ● Can he stop a cartel in Miami who are trafficking illegal drugs? ● Can he stop a crisis in Manhattan, where the nuclear terrorists are planning to poison all the water? Catch the thrilling adventures in the fast-paced blockbuster. P.S. This book was written by Dewan Mukto when he was 12 years old.

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--Comparing Folk Heroes

Author: Christine Dugan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480778818


Page: 10

View: 7895

This lesson integrates academic vocabulary instruction into content-area lessons. Two easy-to-implement strategies for teaching academic vocabulary are integrated within the step-by-step, standards-based social studies lesson.

Heroes: A Tribute, Pink Art Edition

Author: Doug Meyer

Publisher: Tra Publishing

ISBN: 0998693170

Category: Art

Page: 25

View: 983

Heroes: A Tribute celebrates the lives and contributions of 49 brilliant, creative figures who were early victims of HIV/AIDS—unique portraits by artist Doug Meyer reflect the core of each individual and are paired with insightful obituaries. In Heroes: A Tribute artist Doug Meyer celebrates the lives and accomplishments of creative pioneers who were victims of HIV/AIDS in the early years of the epidemic. Brilliant figures from the worlds of art, design, film, and dance are honored here—people such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Rudolph Nureyev, Freddie Mercury, Rock Hudson, John Duka, Tina Chow, Klaus Nomi, Halston, and Angelo Donghia. The Art Editions of Heroes are stamped, signed, and numbered by Doug Meyer and include a print of the 49th hero. The Pink Art Edition includes a pink version of the print in the back of each copy. Heroes began as an installation at a Design Industry Foundation to Fight AIDS event and grew into a traveling exhibition. The portraits vary in form, material, and style, and incorporate drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. In his multi-dimensional artwork, Meyer blends techniques and media, such as terracotta, églomisé, papier-mâché, and computer-generated collage. The text includes essays by Meyer and writer Beth Dunlop as well as brief biographies of each hero that highlight the contributions these figures made to the worlds of art, design, and culture. This beautifully designed book features sophisticated graphic design and includes pages from Doug Meyer’s sketchbooks showing his artistic process. A true celebration, Heroes: A Tribute both pays homage to these visionary creatives who died too soon, and it teaches younger generations about these important figures. This book will appeal to all who have an interest in art, design, fashion, creativity, gay and LGBTQ issues and history, and more.