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Heroes and Villains Book by ,

Heroes and Villains Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2011-02-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 0141968370

Summary: Sharp-eyed Marianne lives in a white tower made of steel and concrete with her father and the other Professors. Outside, where the land is thickly wooded and wild beasts roam, live the Barbarians, who raid and pillage in order to survive. Marianne is strictly forbidden to leave her civilized world but, fascinated by these savage outsiders, decides to escape. There, beyond the wire fences, she will discover a decaying paradise, encounter the tattooed Barbarian boy Jewel and go beyond the darkest limits of her imagination. Playful, sensuous, violent and gripping, Heroes and Villains is an ambiguous and deliriously rich blend of post-apocalyptic fiction, gothic fantasy, literary allusion and twisted romance.

Heroes and Villains Book by Anthony Horowitz

Heroes and Villains Book
  • Author : Anthony Horowitz
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-05-06
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 1447203755

Summary: A fun collection of five bite-size myths from across the globe, Heroes and Villains by Anthony Horowitz includes gripping tales from Greek, Polynesian and English mythology. Part of the Legends series of six books, Heroes and Villains from heroes such as Gawain and Achilles to classic villains such as Polyphemus the cyclops and the monster Grendel, these adventurous stories chart some of the greatest conflicts in storytelling. Featuring black and white illustrations, the Legends series by Anthony Horowitz, the author of the phenomenally successful Alex Rider series, brings classic stories to life with thrilling imagination.

Heroes and Villains Book by David R. Marples

Heroes and Villains Book
  • Author : David R. Marples
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN Code: 9789637326981

Summary: Certain to engender debate in the media, especially in Ukraine itself, as well as the academic community. Using a wide selection of newspapers, journals, monographs, and school textbooks from different regions of the country, the book examines the sensitive issue of the changing perspectives ? often shifting 180 degrees ? on several events discussed in the new narratives of the Stalin years published in the Ukraine since the late Gorbachev period until 2005. These events were pivotal to Ukrainian history in the 20th century, including the Famine of 1932?33 and Ukrainian insurgency during the war years. This latter period is particularly disputed, and analyzed with regard to the roles of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) and the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) during and after the war. Were these organizations "freedom fighters" or "collaborators"? To what extent are they the architects of the modern independent state? "This excellent book fills a longstanding void in literature on the politics of memory in Eastern Europe. Professor Marples has produced an innovative and courageous study of how postcommunist Ukraine is rewriting its Stalinist and wartime past by gradually but inconsistently substituting Soviet models with nationalist interpretations. Grounded in an attentive reading of Ukrainian scholarship and journalism from the last two decades, this book offers a balanced take on such sensitive issues as the Great Famine of 1932-33 and the role of the Ukrainian nationalist insurgents during World War II. Instead of taking sides in the passionate debates on these subjects, Marples analyzes the debates themselves as discursive sites where a new national history is being forged. Clearly written and well argued, this study will make a major impact both within and beyond academia." - Serhy Yekelchyk, University of Victoria

Heroes & Villains Book by Frank McLynn

Heroes & Villains Book
  • Author : Frank McLynn
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-11-10
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1409070344

Summary: In the history of warfare, an elite group of men have attained almost legendary status through their courage, ambition and unrivalled military genius. But many of these same men possessed deep personal character flaws. In Heroes & Villains, acclaimed historian Frank McLynn focuses on six of the most powerful and magnetic leaders of all time: Spartacus, Attila the Hun, Richard the Lionheart, Cortés, Tokugawa Ieyasu and Napoleon. How did these mortal men rise to positions of seemingly invincible power? What were the motives, the personal strengths and often weaknesses that drove them to achieve what no one else dared? In six powerful portraits, McLynn brilliantly evokes the critical moments when each of these warriors proved themselves in battle, changing their own lives, the destiny of their people and, in some cases, the history of the world. We discover what drove Spartacus to take on the might of Rome against seemingly impossible odds, and how the young Napoleon rose to power in dramatic fashion at the Siege of Toulon. Heroes & Villains is more than a collection of individual biographies. By examining the complex psychologies of these extraordinary men, McLynn builds up a convincing profile of the ultimate warrior. Accompanying a major BBC television series, this brilliant book takes us into the minds of the greatest warriors in history.

Guys Read: Heroes & Villains Book by Jon Scieszka,Christopher Healy,Sharon Creech,Cathy Camper,Laurie Halse Anderson,Ingrid Law,Deborah Hopkinson,Pam Munoz Ryan,Eugene Yelchin,Jack Gantos,Lemony Snicket

Guys Read: Heroes & Villains Book
  • Author : Jon Scieszka,Christopher Healy,Sharon Creech,Cathy Camper,Laurie Halse Anderson,Ingrid Law,Deborah Hopkinson,Pam Munoz Ryan,Eugene Yelchin,Jack Gantos,Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0062385623

Summary: Heroes and Villains, the seventh volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read Library of Great Reading, is chock-full of adventure featuring an array of characters—with and without capes. Featuring ten all-new, original stories that run the gamut from fantasy to comics to contemporary adventure to nonfiction, and featuring eleven of the most acclaimed, exciting writers for kids working today, this collection is the perfect book for you, whether you use your powers for good—or evil. Authors include Laurie Halse Anderson, Cathy Camper and Raúl Gonzalez, Sharon Creech, Jack Gantos, Christopher Healy, Deborah Hopkinson, Ingrid Law, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Lemony Snicket, and Eugene Yelchin, with illustrations by Jeff Stokely.

Heroes and Villains Book by World History

Heroes and Villains Book
  • Author : World History
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Release Date : 2020-09-20
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN Code: 8726625946

Summary: With Europe overrun by Hitler’s thundering war machine, Churchill is the only head of state with the courage to stand up to the Führer. The British Prime Minister’s iron will makes him a role model in Great Britain and across the continent. Churchill and his V-sign become a symbol of resistance against Nazi Germany. In Germany in February 1942, armaments minister Albert Speer has the job of making sure that there’s a steady supply of prisoners of war to man the plants and factories –at the same time as the SS are on a killing spree. But Speer isn’t saving prisoners’ lives: men, women and children are worked to death producing weapons for the German army. Churchill was a true hero, and Speer, a nasty villain – or were they? Churchill had racist views, while Speer defied Hitler at risk to his own life and saved Germany’s infrastructure. This issue gets up close to World War II’s greatest personalities. World History invites you on a fascinating journey to bygone eras, allowing you to explore the greatest events in history. Take a trip back in time - to the frontlines of World War 2, to the Viking raids, and the religious rituals of ancient Egypt. World History is for everyone who would like to know more about the exciting and dramatic events of the past.

Heroes and Villains Book by David Hajdu

Heroes and Villains Book
  • Author : David Hajdu
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0786751045

Summary: Heroes and Villains is the first collection of essays by David Hajdu, award-winning author of The Ten-Cent Plague, Positively 4th Street, and Lush Life. Eclectic and controversial, Hajdu’s essays take on topics as varied as pop music, jazz, the avant-garde, comic books, and our downloading culture. The heart of Heroes and Villains is an extraordinary new piece of cultural rediscovery, original to this book. It tells the untold story of one of the most important—and, ultimately, one of the most tragic—figures in American popular music, Billy Eckstine. Through exhaustive new research, Hajdu shows how this great, forgotten singer, once more popular than Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, transformed American music by combining sex appeal, sophistication, and black machismo—in the era of segregation. The cost, for Eckstine, was his career—and nearly his life. Other essays in this expansive book deal with topical and surprising subjects like Beyoncé, Bobby Darin, Kanye West, Marjane Satrapi, Woody Guthrie, Will Eisner, the White Stripes, Elmer Fudd, Elvis Costello, Harry Partch, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, and more.

Hero vs. Villain Book by T. Nat Fuller

Hero vs. Villain Book
  • Author : T. Nat Fuller
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN Code: 1683352734

Summary: Hero vs. Villain is a gently irreverent book of opposites with a slight narrative that plays on the popularity of benign villains and superheroes. Their adversarial relationship makes heroes and villains the perfect stars for a book about opposites. But can sworn enemies learn to be friends?

Heroes or Villains? Book by Jon Davis,John Rentoul

Heroes or Villains? Book
  • Author : Jon Davis,John Rentoul
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-14
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 0191613444

Summary: Tony Blair was the political colossus in Britain for thirteen years, winning three elections in a row for New Labour, two of them by huge majorities. However, since leaving office he has been disowned by many in his own party, with the term 'Blairite' becoming an insult. The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader in 2015 seemed to be, if not an equal, at least an opposite reaction to Blair's long dominance of the centre and left of British politics. Drawing on new contributions from most of the main players in the Blair government, including Tony Blair himself, Jon Davis and John Rentoul reconsider the history and common view of New Labour against its record of delivering moderate social democracy. They show how New Labour was not one party but two, and how it essentially governed as a coalition, much like the government that followed it. This book tells the inside story of how Tony Blair worked out, late in the day, his ideas for improving the NHS and school reform; how he groped towards, and was eventually defined by, a foreign policy of liberal interventionism; how he managed a difficult relationship with his Chancellor for ten years; and how Gordon Brown finally took over just as the boom went bust and the New Labour era came to an end. Rentoul and Davis reveal how the governing tribes dealt with each other in the New Labour years: not simply the 'Blairites' and the 'Brownites', but the 'temporary' ministers and the 'permanent', under-reported civil servants who worked alongside them. Many of the arguments that raged within and around the Blair government of 1997-2007 remain very much alive: reform of public services; the right course for the divided Labour Party; and the Iraq war. The Blair Government Reconsidered aims at a balanced account of how decisions were made, to allow the reader to make up their own mind about controversies that still dominate politics today.

Of Heroes and Villains Book by D. Keith Campbell

Of Heroes and Villains Book
  • Author : D. Keith Campbell
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-08-05
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN Code: 1620329239

Summary: Gripping stories, whether modern or ancient, always include heroes and villains. The Synoptic Gospels, chock full of villains (religious leaders and others) in pursuit of an emerging hero (Jesus), are no different. Drawing first-century Jews into their familiar past and beckoning modern readers to join in its appreciation, these writers employ a literary tactic that intensifies this conflict; they depict these characters as Old Testament heroes and villains. To enter this fascinating, intertextual character portrayal, this book, in building on eighty years of lament studies, advances our understanding of the Synoptists's literary and rhetorical use of the Psalmic Lament in relation to other Old Testament motifs to characterize Jesus and his opponents. Other contributions made along the way, including insights into the Synoptists's literary appropriation of Isaiah's Servant, are all geared toward helping us better understand how Matthew, Mark, and Luke characterize their hero and villains.

Heroes and Villains of the Bible Book by Thomas Nelson

Heroes and Villains of the Bible Book
  • Author : Thomas Nelson
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2011-10-30
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1400318564

Summary: 50 true-life adventures of real people from the Bible—stories of good versus evil, right versus wrong, and heroes versus villains—and their life-shaping lessons that point children to God—the greatest hero of all! The Bible is packed with stories of courageous people who loved and served God, and how He used them to do great things in the world. It is also filled with villainous people who disobeyed God and did horrible things. Heroes and Villains of the Bible encourages its readers to aspire to become great, courageous, and heroic servants of God, and reject all that is evil in the world. With Heroes and Villains of the Bible, children will realize some of their favorite heroes aren’t from the movies, but are real people from the Bible.

Heroes and Villains of Finance Book by Adam Baldwin

Heroes and Villains of Finance Book
  • Author : Adam Baldwin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-04-17
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN Code: 1119039002

Summary: Explore history's titans of finance, and their lasting global impact Heroes and Villains of Finance is a fascinating dive into the history of money as an institution, highlighting the fifty most significant figures that, rightly or wrongly, are responsible for the financial landscape we live in today. From philosophers and bankers to fraudsters and academics, this book provides a striking introduction to the most remarkable characters in the history of finance. Their impact reaches far beyond the financial system itself, and has helped shape the course of human history. The economic systems of today would look very differently if it weren't for these innovators, thought leaders, storytellers, and rebels, and this captivating examination takes you inside their stories to understand their thinking, their background, their perspective, and their inspiration. People both inside and outside the world of finance are perpetually curious about the larger-than-life characters who built, shaped, and continue to populate the industry. Their actions, both positive and negative, are responsible for what we understand as finance today. This book provides a glimpse into the events and motivations that contributed to the industry's evolution. Learn how the Knights Templar became the first banking institution Examine the Rothschild family's pioneering use of financial instruments in order to safeguard their wealth from distrusting European monarchs Study the origins and evolution of the Ponzi scheme Realise how Reaganomics still affects the U.S. economy today The finance industry is always in the public eye, and it's one of the few places where the actions of a few — or even a single person — can ripple throughout large populations. Heroes and Villains of Finance gives you a closer look at the biggest names that had the biggest impact, for better or worse. "This book is a marvellous introduction to a gallery of fascinating figures from the world of Big Money. The author has chosen a brilliant collection of crooks, entrepreneurs, philosophers, economists and bankers. These highly readable short lives provide an excellent education to any reader who wants to understand the personalities who shaped today's world of investment" Luke Johnson, Chairman of Risk Capital Partners, former chairman of Pizza Express and Channel 4 Television, Financial Times columnist and author of 'Start It Up' "Heroes and Villains of Finance provides a fascinating and insightful guide to the personalities and developments that have transformed finance and continue to do so. Anyone trying to understand where finance is now, how it got there and where it might go should read this book" Dr Stephen Davies, Institute of Economic Affairs "An exciting, informative ride through the big ideas and even bigger personalities that have shaped the world of finance" Sam Bowman, The Adam Smith Institute "This delightful book provides a punchy reminder that, whilst we should rightly celebrate the longevity of the vision of the heroes of finance like Adam Smith, the potential downsides of financial innovation have always been with us which we are inclined to forget" Professor Mike Wright, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London and ranked #1 worldwide for publications in academic entrepreneurship

Galaxy of Adventures: Heroes & Villains Book by Lucasfilm Press

Galaxy of Adventures: Heroes & Villains Book
  • Author : Lucasfilm Press
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 1368055168

Summary: Read along with Star Wars! Meet the characters from the beloved Star Wars saga! Featuring easy-to-read text and colorful artwork, this illustrated primer is ideal for young fans learning to read.

Heroes and Villains of New Mexico Book by Bud Russo

Heroes and Villains of New Mexico Book
  • Author : Bud Russo
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-07
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN Code: 1611395526

Summary: Some of these tales are about genuine heroes. Some are about dastardly villains. Others you’ll have to decide for yourself: hero or villain? You’ll recognize these people, even if you don’t remember their names. They are Spanish colonials, Mexicans, and Anglos all the way to the present. They are even aboriginal Americans predating the arrival of Europeans. These are personal tales—gossip, you might say—and, when you finish a story, if you’re like me, you’ll be able to say, “I didn’t know that!” Now, don’t you think knowing the quirks and grit of those who peopled the pages of your history textbooks—rather than all those dates and places—is more interesting? The author always thought so. After a dozen years writing travel stories about New Mexico, he undertook writing yarns of adventure, intrigue, failure, and even death. Open the book to Elfego Baca’s story and learn why one Mexican had no fear of American cowboys. Or how Navajo Chester Nez, who was denied the right to speak his native language, used Navajo words to help win World War II. Or even how the haughty wife of a colonial governor was falsely denounced to the Inquisition as a Crypto-Jew. Fact or imagination? Sometimes it’s hard to know which it is, but these, at least, are true life episodes. Includes Readers Guide.

Heroes and Villains of the British Empire Book by Stephen Basdeo

Heroes and Villains of the British Empire Book
  • Author : Stephen Basdeo
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Release Date : 2020-07-30
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 1526749408

Summary: From the sixteenth until the twentieth century, British power and influence gradually expanded to cover one quarter of the world’s surface. The common saying was that “the sun never sets on the British Empire”. What began as a largely entrepreneurial enterprise in the early modern period, with privately run joint stock trading companies such as the East India Company driving British commercial expansion, by the nineteenth century had become, especially after 1857, a state-run endeavor, supported by a powerful military and navy. By the Victorian era, Britannia really did rule the waves. Heroes of the British Empire is the story of how British Empire builders such as Robert Clive, General Gordon, and Lord Roberts of Kandahar were represented and idealized in popular culture. The men who built the empire were often portrayed as possessing certain unique abilities which enabled them to serve their country in often inhospitable territories, and spread what imperial ideologues saw as the benefits of the British Empire to supposedly uncivilized peoples in far flung corners of the world. These qualities and abilities were athleticism, a sense of fair play, devotion to God, and a fervent sense of duty and loyalty to the nation and the empire. Through the example of these heroes, people in Britain, and children in particular, were encouraged to sign up and serve the empire or, in the words of Henry Newbolt, “Play up! Play up! And Play the Game!” Yet this was not the whole story: while some writers were paid up imperial propagandists, other writers in England detested the very idea of the British Empire. And in the twentieth century, those who were once considered as heroic military men were condemned as racist rulers and exploitative empire builders.

Hero or Villain? Book by Abigail G. Scheg,Tamara Girardi

Hero or Villain? Book
  • Author : Abigail G. Scheg,Tamara Girardi
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2017-10-27
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN Code: 1476630526

Summary: One dimensional television characters are a thing of the past—today's popular shows feature intricate storylines and well developed characters. From the brooding Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries to the tough-minded Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, protagonists are not categorically good, antagonists often have relatable good sides, and heroes may act as antiheroes from one episode to the next. This collection of new essays examines the complex characters in Orange Is the New Black, Homeland, Key & Peele, Oz, Empire, Breaking Bad, House, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Heroes, Villains, and Fools Book by Orrin E. Klapp

Heroes, Villains, and Fools Book
  • Author : Orrin E. Klapp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 1351515829

Summary: This volume presents three major social types in American society-heroes, villains, and fools-as models for American behaviour. Approaching these models primarily through language, Orrin E. Klapp explores what they may suggest about Americans as a people. Rather than study people, the author describes abstract types named and embedded in popular language. These social types are important symbols; and a way to attack a symbol is by identifying its meaning in various contexts. He further argues that the language surrounding heroes, villains, and fools reveals a social structure. We may not escape being ascribed a type, but we do have a choice of type. Known more commonly as "finding oneself," we can manipulate cues-with dress, facial expressions, style of life, or conspicuous public roles-to build an identity. This classic study has serious contemporary implications. For a public figure, an inevitable result of the typing process is the development of at least two selves, the public and the private. When the book originally appeared in 1962, the struggle to balance two images generally only plagued celebrities and politicians. Today, social media offers everyone the opportunity to develop an online persona. This volume will be of interest to sociologists as well as anyone who has a Facebook account.

The Tiger In The Smoke Book by Margery Allingham

The Tiger In The Smoke Book
  • Author : Margery Allingham
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-03-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1448138086

Summary: A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY - WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY SUSAN HILL Agatha Christie called her ‘a shining light’. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? A fog is creeping through the weary streets of London - so too are whispers that the Tiger is back in town, undetected by the law, untroubled by morals. And the rumours are true: Jack Havoc, charismatic outlaw, knife-wielding killer and ingenious jail-breaker, is on the loose once again. As Havoc stalks the smog-cloaked alleyways of the city, it falls to Albert Campion to hunt down the fugitive and put a stop to his rampage - before it's too late... As urbane as Lord ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction’s Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion

Re-Thinking Men Book by Anthony Synnott

Re-Thinking Men Book
  • Author : Anthony Synnott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN Code: 1317063937

Summary: Much writing on men in the field of gender studies tends to focus unduly, almost exclusively, on portraying men as villains and women as victims in a moral bi-polar paradigm. Re-Thinking Men reverses the proclivity which ignores not only the positive contributions of men to society, but also the male victims of life including the homeless, the incarcerated, the victims of homicide, suicide, accidents, war and the draft, and sexism, as well as those affected by the failures of the health, education, political and justice systems. Proceeding from a radically different perspective in seeking a more positive, balanced and inclusive view of men (and women), this book presents three contrasting paradigms of men as Heroes, Villains and Victims. With the development of a comparative and revised gender perspective drawing on US, Canadian and UK sources, this book will be of interest to scholars across a range of social sciences.