Breaking The Minder

Author: Viola Grace
Publisher: Devine Destinies
ISBN: 1487409699
Size: 42.69 MB
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Breaking The Minder from the Author: Viola Grace. Being single-minded has never been a talent... until now.

The Secret History Of Wonder Woman

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385354053
Size: 63.99 MB
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The Secret History Of Wonder Woman from the Author: Jill Lepore. A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.

Nick Fury

Author: Stan Lee
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises
ISBN:
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Nick Fury from the Author: Stan Lee. Presents a collection of comic book stories of the legendary Nick Fury, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Hark A Vagrant

Author: Kate Beaton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0224094149
Size: 11.12 MB
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Hark A Vagrant from the Author: Kate Beaton. "Hark! A Vagrant" takes readers on a romp through history and literature--with dignity for few and cookies for all--with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Kate Beaton's pared-down, excitable style. This collection features favorite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Whether she's writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.

Black Women In Sequence

Author: Deborah Elizabeth Whaley
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295806117
Size: 12.94 MB
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Black Women In Sequence from the Author: Deborah Elizabeth Whaley. Black Women in Sequence takes readers on a search for women of African descent in comics subculture. From the 1971 appearance of the Skywald Publications character �the Butterfly� - the first Black female superheroine in a comic book - to contemporary comic books, graphic novels, film, manga, and video gaming, a growing number of Black women are becoming producers, viewers, and subjects of sequential art. As the first detailed investigation of Black women�s participation in comic art, Black Women in Sequence examines the representation, production, and transnational circulation of women of African descent in the sequential art world. In this groundbreaking study, which includes interviews with artists and writers, Deborah Whaley suggests that the treatment of the Black female subject in sequential art says much about the place of people of African descent in national ideology in the United States and abroad. For more information visit the author's website: http://www.deborahelizabethwhaley.com/#!black-women-in-sequence/c65q

Age Of Tv Heroes

Author: Jason Hofius
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
ISBN: 1605490105
Size: 19.74 MB
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Age Of Tv Heroes from the Author: Jason Hofius. 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."

After The Golden Age

Author: Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429960854
Size: 64.87 MB
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After The Golden Age from the Author: Carrie Vaughn. It's not easy being a superhero's daughter.... Carrie Vaughn has captured legions of fans with her wildly popular Kitty Norville novels. Now she uses her extraordinary wit and imagination to tell a sensational new story about superhuman heroes-and the people who have to live with them. Most people dream of having superheroes for parents, but not Celia West. The only daughter of Captain Olympus and Spark, the world's greatest champions, she has no powers of her own, and the most exciting thing she's ever done is win a silver medal in a high school swim meet. Meanwhile, she's the favorite hostage of every crime boss and supervillain in Comemrce City. She doesn't have a code name, but if she did, it would probably be Bait Girl, the Captive Wonder. Rejecting her famous family and its legacy, Celia has worked hard to create a life for herself beyond the shadow of their capes, becoming a skilled forensic accountant. But when her parents' archenemy, the Destructor, faces justice in the "Trial of the Century," Celia finds herself sucked back into the more-than-mortal world of Captain Olympus-and forced to confront a secret that she hoped would stay buried forever. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Butterfly Mosque

Author: G. Willow Wilson
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802197094
Size: 66.84 MB
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The Butterfly Mosque from the Author: G. Willow Wilson. The extraordinary story of an all-American girl’s conversion to Islam and her ensuing romance with a young Egyptian man, The Butterfly Mosque is a stunning articulation of a Westerner embracing the Muslim world. When G. Willow Wilson—already an accomplished writer on modern religion and the Middle East at just twenty-seven—leaves her atheist parents in Denver to study at Boston University, she enrolls in an Islamic Studies course that leads to her shocking conversion to Islam and sends her on a fated journey across continents and into an uncertain future. She settles in Cairo where she teaches English and submerges herself in a culture based on her adopted religion. And then she meets Omar, a passionate young man with a mild resentment of the Western influences in his homeland. They fall in love, entering into a daring relationship that calls into question the very nature of family, belief, and tradition. Torn between the secular West and Muslim East, Willow records her intensely personal struggle to forge a “third culture” that might accommodate her own values without compromising the friends and family on both sides of the divide.

Superman

Author: James Dale Robinson
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401226374
Size: 76.33 MB
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Superman from the Author: James Dale Robinson. In order to keep an eye on General Zod, the military leader of New Krypton, Superman joins his people in their new home and must adapt to their ways, even if it means accepting someone he does not trust as his legitimate military superior.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

Author: Dan Abnett
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 0785139826
Size: 31.51 MB
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 from the Author: Dan Abnett. Collects Guardians of the Galaxy #7-12. If the Guardians have broken up, who will save the galaxy from the Church of Universal Truth, the Badoon and King Blastaar? Fear not, for a new team has risen, including Bug, Major Victory, Gamora, Groot, and led by Rocket Raccoon. And they are ready to put a beat down on any bad guys bent on destruction.