Erscheinungsdatum: 12.09.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Milepost 271, Autor: Conner, George, Verlag: Newman Springs Publishing, Inc., Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: SOCIAL SCIENCE // Death & Dying, Rubrik: Soziologie, Seiten: 110, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 173 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Armed with only his bow and quiver, Oliver Queen has been targeting the criminals of the DC Universe for seventy-five years as the Green Arrow. First appearing in 1941 as a twentieth-century Robin Hood in a tale by Mort Wesinger and George Papp, the Emerald Archer has grown to a be a wisecracking, hot-blooded, and sometimes radical counterpoint to more straight-laced superheroes. This collection features the Green Arrow in all his many forms, from the zany, boxing-glove-arrow wielding adventurer of the Silver Age to the gritty urban vigilante of the 1980s and beyond. GREEN ARROW: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS is a crash course in the history of the Battling Bowman from origin to death to rebirth, featuring an all-star cast of comic talent including Mike Grell, Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams, Jack Kirby, Alan Moore, Kevin Smith, Phil Hester, Brad Meltzer, Amanda Conner, Jeff Lemire and more.
Am 13. November 1974 ging bei der Suffolk County Police ein verzweifelter Anruf ein, der sie zur Adresse 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, Long Island, bestellte. Im Inneren des riesigen, im Kolonialstil gebauten Hauses entdeckten sie ein entsetzliches Verbrechen, das die eigentlich so friedliche Gemeinde zutiefst erschütterte: Eine komplette Familie war in ihren Betten regelrecht abgeschlachtet worden. In den folgenden Tagen gestand Ronald DeFeo, Jr., seine Eltern und vier Geschwister mit einem Gewehr im Schlaf erschossen zu haben und erklärte, "Stimmen" in dem Haus hätten ihn zu den grausamen Morden getrieben. Ein Jahr später ziehen George und Kathy Lutz mit ihren Kindern an den Ort des Verbrechens und meinen ihr Traumhaus gefunden zu haben. Aber kaum sind sie eingezogen, geschehen unheimliche und unerklärliche Vorfälle - albtraumartige Visionen und quälende Stimmen aus einer schrecklichen Vergangenheit tauchen auf, die noch in den Mauern zu stecken schien. Verstört und besorgt über den merkwürdigen Umgang ihrer Tochter mit einer - ihrer Fantasie entsprungenen - Freundin namens Jodie, kämpft Kathy darum, ihre Familie zusammen zu halten, während George sich zunehmend verändert und ganze Tage und Nächte im Keller des Hauses verbringt. Dort entdeckt er schließlich einen Geheimgang, der zu einem mysteriösen und gruseligen "Roten Raum" führt. Visionen und böse Stimmen quälen ihn und das Haus entwickelt ein Eigenleben, das letztlich zu den entsetzlichen Ereignissen führt, die als THE AMITYVILLE HORROR zu erschütternder Berühmtheit gelangten.Darsteller: Jimmy Bennett, Chloe Moretz, Melissa George, Ryan Reynolds, Annabel Armour, Brendan Donaldson, Danny McCarthy, David Gee, Isabel Conner, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, José Taitano, Nancy Lollar, Nand Buyl, Philip Baker Hall, Rachel Nichols, Rich Komenich
In this third installment of the Great Generals series, World War II expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare. Eisenhower led the assault on the French coast at Normandy and held together the Allied units through the European campaign that followed. Wukovits follows Eisenhower's advocacy of the tank in the pre-war years, his friendships with George Patton and Fox Conner, his service in the Philippines with Douglas MacArthur, and his culminating role as supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe. He skillfully demonstrates how Eisenhower's evolution as a commander, his military doctrine, and his diplomatic skills are crucial to the understanding of modern warfare. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Emerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002228/bk_blak_002228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Visiting the dentist - in ancient Egypt Spending a night in the jungle - with giant tarantulas Wrestling with a grizzly bear - and living to tell the tale The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features 10 stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable - and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every listener, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, travelogues, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.The full list of narrators includes: Bruce Thomas, Hillary Huber, Robin Weigert, Thaao Penghilis, Greg Itzin, Freda Foh Shen, George Newbern, MacLeod Andrews, Jim Beaver, Jack Garrett, Ethan Sawyer, and Adam Conner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Thomas, Hillary Huber, Robin Weigert, P.J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004141/bk_harp_004141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You can try to escape from the mundane, or with the help of Paul Di Filippo, you can take a brief, meaningful break from it. In the vein of George Saunders or Michael Chabon, Di Filippo uses the tools of science fiction and the surreal to take a deep, richly felt look at humanity. His brand of funny, quirky, thoughtful, fast-moving, heart-warming, brain-bending stories exist across the entire spectrum of the fantastic from hard science fiction to satire to fantasy and on to horror, delivering a riotously entertaining string of modern fables and stories from tomorrow, now and anytime. After you read Paul Di Filippo, you'll no longer see everyday life quite the same. For most people, as they say, money makes the world go 'round. For Rory Honeyman, it's a different story. Having inadvertently and, almost without noticing, invented a new form of cash cow, money makes Rory's world go strangely pear-shaped and out-of-control. He has an endless supply of blank checks that never bounce but he's being guided by an albino, hustled by a saline-snorting sandwich-obsessed gourmet, manipulated by a devious banker and befuddled and bemused by a never-ending assortment of attractive and baffling women. And, for reasons unknown and unknowable, after racing from the Great Plains to Mexico City to Canada to Europe, he's stuck in Hoboken and there appears to be no way out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Conner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022100/bk_adbl_022100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Developer Trays is master photography printer John Cyr's tribute to the craft and art he has spent his career perfecting. As sure as the age of silver has come to an end, there remain few but extraordinary and dedicated darkroom practitioners such as Cyr who continue to work with chemistry and processes more or less unchanged since the early days of the medium. With an unrivaled passion for the darkroom and all its accouterments Cyr set out to document the actual developer trays of many of the world's most renowned photographers. Cyr celebrates in stunning large-format color photographs the intimate materiality of the developer tray itself and the ephemeral presence of the artist within it. This revelatory work showcases the ubiquitous developer tray as an essential vehicle of analog photography that defies modern digital photographic advances: its material nature and functionality will not become obsolete. Developer Trays presents its viewer with a rare glimpse into the darkroom experiences of many of the world's leading photographers. Each tray's physical appearance is a direct reflection of its treatment: the years of usage, the maintenance of it, the chemicals in the developer, and the level of print agitation. Every accumulated tong mark, silver deposit, and chemical stain seen in these photographs is the result of the artist's handling and a signature bearing the imprint of its artist. Trays from many of the giants of photography, including: Ansel Adams, Eddie Adams, Tom Baril, Lillian Bassman, Edna Bullock, Wynn Bullock, Bill Burke, Ellen Carey, Mark Cohen, Lois Conner, Linda Connor, John Coplans, Valdir Cruz, John Cyr, Bruce Davidson, John Draper, Elliott Erwitt, Dan Estabrook, Andreas Feininger, Larry Fink, Abe Frajndlich, Leonard Freed, Adam Fuss, The George Eastman House, Ralph Gibson, John Goodman, Emmet Gowin, David Graham, Ed Grazda, Stanley Greenberg, Ted Hendrickson, Lizzie Himmel, Paul Himmel, Henry Horenstein, Sid Kaplan, Chuck Kelton, Michael Kenna, John George Kingsley, Builder Levy, O. Winston Link, Vera Lutter, Alen MacWeeney, Sally Mann, Edward Mapplethorpe, Chris McCaw, Amanda Means, Jim Megargee, Barbara Mensch, Richard Misrach, Andrea Modica, Abelardo Morell, The National Press Photographers Association, Arnold Newman, Olivia Parker, Philip Perkis, The Photo Studio of the American Museum of Natural History, The Photo Studio of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Photographic History Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Sylvia Plachy, Eugene Richards, Stuart Rome, Ken Rosenthal, Alison Rossiter, Gary Schneider, Mark Seliger, Neil Selkirk, John Sexton, Mark Sink, Aaron Siskind, Joni Sternbach, Helen M. Stummer, George Tice, Eileen Travell, Jerry Uelsmann, Catherine Wagner, Harvey Wang, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kim Weston, Minor White, and Joel-Peter Witkin.
WWII expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare. American general and 34th president of the United States, Eisenhower led the assault on the French coast at Normandy and held together the Allied units through the European campaign that followed. The book reveals Eisenhower's advocacy in the pre-war years of the tank, his friendships with George Patton and Fox Conner, his service in the Philippines with Douglas MacArthur, and his culminating role as supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe. Wukovits skillfully demonstrates how Eisenhower's evolution as a commander, his military doctrine, and his diplomatic skills are of extreme importance in understanding modern warfare.
Shooting a basketball is a beautiful thing. With his flawless stroke, Thomas Conner has perfected the art of the jump shot. But trying to prove he can play like his hero, the great Larry Bird, leads to disaster for Thomas. With the season and his career hanging in the balance, Thomas must identify and conquer his greatest enemy. If successful, Thomas and his George Washington University teammates might become the next NCAA Cinderella story. Interwoven with rich historical detail, The Blue Team is more than just basketball. It's a story of fathers and sons, overcoming adversity, and the redemptive power of Christ. 'I got so absorbed that I read it in just two days.' Norm Sonju - Co-founder and retired President/GM, Dallas Mavericks 'I laughed, I cried, and cheered as the story behind the story unfolded. The book spoke to my heart and most of all it spoke to my soul. When it ended, I wanted more!' Mike Jarvis - Author, speaker, and former head basketball coach at George Washington and St. John's