No Heroes

Author: Chris Offutt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684865521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 4641


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

Raising Everyday Heroes

Author: Elisa Medhus

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442962186

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 552

View: 9096


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.

E.V.I.L. Heroes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 24

View: 5566


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.

Forgotten Heroes of Ground Zero

Author: Russell Feliciano

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1638142645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 4588


“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.

Academic Vocabulary Level 2--Comparing Folk Heroes

Author: Christine Dugan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480778818

Category:

Page: 10

View: 603


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: 220

View: 1770


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.

Age of TV Heroes

Author: Jason Hofius,George Khoury,Alex Ross

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 1605490105

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

View: 3068


Presents the history of live-action superhero television programs and their impact on both the television industry and the comic book world, including "Superman," "The Incredible Hulk," "Smallville," and "The Tick."

Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington, D. C.

Author: Jenny Masur

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439666032

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6025


Many of the unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad lived and worked in Washington, D.C. Men and women, black and white, operatives and freedom seekers - all demonstrated courage, resourcefulness and initiative. Leonard Grimes, a free African American, was arrested for transporting enslaved people to freedom. John Dean, a white lawyer, used the District courts to test the legality of the Fugitive Slave Act. Anna Maria Weems dressed as a boy in order to escape to Canada. Enslaved people engineered escapes, individually and in groups, with and without the assistance of an organized network. Some ended up back in slavery or in jail, but some escaped to freedom. Anthropologist and author Jenny Masur tells their stories.