Edwards contends that Afghanistan's troubles derive less from foreign forces and the ideological divisions between groups than they do from the moral incoherence of Afghanistan itself.
Every hero has a beginning. So does every villain. When the world's greatest superhero is found murdered, new threats emerge. And three lives are forever changed. From the ashes rises a new generation of superheroes. But with immense superpowers, and a history of tragedy, the line between right and wrong blurs. Will they become protectors of justice, or agents of chaos? Choose your side in Age of Heroes, the first book of The Pantheon Saga superhero series. Start reading today. WARNING: This novel contains moderate swearing and big damn superhero action. If you're not a fan of moderate swearing or big damn superhero action, this novel might not be for you.
Chronicles the officer's life, describing his early years, role in establishing trade relations with China, and naval career during the American Revolution and with the new United States Navy.
The specific historical figures that represented the "scarlet thread" of Messianic kingship during the Ptolemaic Age just so happen to also be the most celebrated figures of that period (between Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar). This is not at all coincidental. Ancient historians were obliged to honor the direct ancestors of the royal family above all others. This book examines the surprising relationship between Ptolemy II (of Egypt), Hannibal Barca (of Carthage), Judas Maccabee (of Israel) and Gaius Marius (of Egypt), who are not only the most recognized persons from the Ptolemaic Age to us today, but identified by ancient writers as the most significant leaders from that time, as well.
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."
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action. Who is the Hero of Ages? To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness--the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists--is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed. Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans! Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
This volume explores the relationship of hero to celebrity and the changing role of the hero in American culture. It establishes that the nature of hero and its function in society is a communication phenomenon, which has been and is being altered by the rapid advance of electronic media.