Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 0735272468
ISBN 13: 9780735272460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heroes of the Frontier Book Review:

A captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America, Dave Eggers’s Heroes of the Frontier is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the bestselling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

The Red Blooded

The Red Blooded
Author: Edgar Beecher Bronson
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN 10: 3752370432
ISBN 13: 9783752370430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Blooded Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: The Red Blooded by Edgar Beecher Bronson

The Red blooded Heroes of the Frontier

The Red blooded Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Edgar Beecher Bronson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1910
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433082339486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red blooded Heroes of the Frontier Book Review:

Heroes of the Age

Heroes of the Age
Author: David B. Edwards
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1996-10-02
ISBN 10: 0520200632
ISBN 13: 9780520200630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heroes of the Age Book Review:

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.

Fess Parker TV s Frontier Hero

Fess Parker  TV s Frontier Hero
Author: William R. Chemerka
Publsiher: BearManor Media
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-11-03
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fess Parker TV s Frontier Hero Book Review:

Fess Parker was an American film and television actor, who also was known as the owner of the Fess Parker Winery along the famous Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, and he was also a resort owner-operator.Fess grew up in Texas. After serving in World War II, he began his show-business career in the summer of 1951 as an extra in the play Mister Roberts. His work in films began as the voice of Leslie, the chauffeur, in the 1950 film Harvey. Within months, he was on location with a minor part in Untamed Frontier with Joseph Cotton and Shelley Winters. Fess became a contract player with Warner Bros., appearing in small roles in several films, such as Springfield Rifle (1952), Island in the Sky, The Bounty Hunter, and Battle Cry. In 1954, he appeared as Great Dalton in the Jim Davis syndicated Western anthology series, Stories of the Century in the episode “The Dalton Brothers.” Walt Disney picked him over James Arness and other actors to star as Davy Crockett in a three-part mini series entitled Davy Crockett (1954–55), a tremendous hit that led to a merchandising frenzy for coonskin caps and all things Crockett. Fess became a contract star for Disney and appeared in The Great Locomotive Chase, Westward Ho, the Wagons!, Old Yeller, and The Light in the Forest. He also appeared on many television programs, and he composed and sang. He performed the occasional role of Tom Conrad, editor of the Diablo Courier in the syndicated Western series, Annie Oakley (1954–1957), starring Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, and Jimmy Hawkins. Fess appeared in a small assortment of movies, including supporting roles in The Jayhawkers! (1959) with Jeff Chandler and Hell Is for Heroes (1962) with Steve McQueen. In 1962, he starred in the title role of the TV series Mr Smith Goes to Washington, portraying the same idealistic character that James Stewart had played in the 1939 film. Fess took to the stage in 1963, in a traveling production of Oklahoma! In 1964, Fess appeared in Daniel Boone, another television series, portraying another historic figure of America's frontier days. The action-adventure television series aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes and was one of the highest rated shows of its time. Fess was not only the star of the series but also the co-producer and director of five of its most popular episodes. William R. Chemerka has written an authorized biography, a respectful tribute to an amazing man, and the book also features thoughtful recollections from Fess’ family, friends, co-stars, and fans, and includes a number of never-before-published photographs. 416 pages. Illustrated. First Edition. "Put on your coonskin cap and enjoy William Chemerka’s respectful tribute to an amazing man who believed in and lived the American Dream." - Western Clippings

Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Author: Charles Reagan Wilson,William R. Ferris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1634
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002857101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Book Review:

Offers a large-scale, detailed portrait of life and culture in the Southern United States. Bibliogs

The Parade

The Parade
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 0735277532
ISBN 13: 9780735277533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parade Book Review:

From a beloved author, a spare, powerful story of two men, Western contractors sent to work far from home, tasked with paving a road to the capital in a dangerous and largely lawless country. Four and Five are partners, working for the same company, sent without passports to a nation recovering from ten years of civil war. Together, operating under pseudonyms and anonymous to potential kidnappers, they are given a new machine, the RS-90, and tasked with building a highway that connects the country's far-flung villages with the capital. Four, nicknamed "The Clock," is one of the highway's most experienced operators, never falling short of his assigned schedule. He drives the RS-90, stopping only to sleep and eat the food provided by the company. But Five is an agent of chaos: speeding ahead on his vehicle, chatting and joking with locals, eating at nearby bars and roadside food stands, he threatens the schedule, breaks protocol, and endangers the work that they must complete in time for a planned government parade. His every action draws Four's ire, but when illness, corruption, and theft compromise their high-stakes mission, Four and Five discover danger far greater than anything they could pose to one another.

King of the Wild Frontier

King of the Wild Frontier
Author: Davy Crockett
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-07-04
ISBN 10: 0486137740
ISBN 13: 9780486137742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King of the Wild Frontier Book Review:

This easy-reading autobiography of bear hunting and Indian fighting — written in 1834, two years before Crockett met his fate at the Alamo — popularized tall tales of the frontier.

The Wild West

The Wild West
Author: Will Wright
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2001-08-09
ISBN 10: 9780761952336
ISBN 13: 0761952330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wild West Book Review:

This book, written by the author of the celebrated volume Six Guns and Society, explains why the myth of the Wild West is popular around the world. It shows how the cultural icon of the Wild West speaks to deep desires of individualism and liberty and offers a vision of social contract theory in which a free and equal individual (the cowboy) emerges from the state of nature (the wilderness) to build a civil society (the frontier community). The metaphor of the Wild West retained a commitment to some limited government (law and order) but rejected the notion of the fully codified state as too oppressive (the corrupt sheriff). Compelling and magnificently suggestive, the book unpacks one of the core icons of our time.

DC Women of Action

DC  Women of Action
Author: Shea Fontana
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 1452174326
ISBN 13: 9781452174327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DC Women of Action Book Review:

For decades, DC Super Heroes have inspired us to reach new heights, find strength in adversity, and access our inner power. This gorgeously illustrated collection tracks this progress, profiling the fiercest, strongest, and most independent female Super Heroes and Super-Villains in the DC Universe, along with the real-life women integral to their development. Featuring Wonder Woman™, Lois Lane, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Hawkgirl, Black Canary, Amanda Waller, and many more, this lush volume is a vivid celebration of the amazing, inspirational women of DC. All DC characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s19)

Black Heroes of the Wild West

Black Heroes of the Wild West
Author: James Otis Smith
Publsiher: TOON Books
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781943145522
ISBN 13: 1943145520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Heroes of the Wild West Book Review:

This graphic novel by JAMES OTIS SMITH celebrates the extraordinary true tales of three black heroes who took control of their destinies and stood up for their communities in the Old West. Born into slavery in Tennessee, Mary Fields became famous as "Stagecoach Mary," a cigar-chomping, cardplaying coach driver who never missed a delivery. Bass Reeves, the first black Deputy US Marshal west of the Mississippi, was one of the wiliest lawmen in the territories, bringing thousands of outlaws to justice with his smarts. Bob Lemmons lived to be 99 years old and was so good with horses that the wild mustangs on the plains of Texas took him for one of their own.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Heroes

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Heroes
Author: Jay Stevenson,Matthew Budman
Publsiher: Alpha Books
Total Pages: 405
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780028633770
ISBN 13: 0028633776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Heroes Book Review:

Collects facts on and stories of such accomplished, great, and legendary Americans as Paul Bunyan, Theodore Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Sammy Sosa, and Bill Cosby

The Institute

The Institute
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 1982110562
ISBN 13: 9781982110567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Institute Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It. In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.” In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute. As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.

The Literature of War

The Literature of War
Author: Andrew Rutherford
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4282112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literature of War Book Review:

It is widely assumed today that heroism is obsolete as an ideal, that heroic virtue is a contradiction in terms, and that war literature must be anti-war by definition. The author argues that the theoretical foundations of these assumptions are inadequate and do not fit the literary facts.

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone
Author: Janet Benge,Geoff Benge
Publsiher: YWAM Publishing
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781932096095
ISBN 13: 1932096094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daniel Boone Book Review:

In search of a land to call his own, Daniel Boone (1734-1820) fearlessly led a band of brave settlers into bountiful Kentucky wilderness, where his heroic accomplishments on the frontier made him an American legend for all time.

Music in the Western

Music in the Western
Author: Kathryn Kalinak
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-05-22
ISBN 10: 1136620575
ISBN 13: 9781136620577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music in the Western Book Review:

Music in the Western: Notes from the Frontier presents essays from both film studies scholars and musicologists on core issues in western film scores: their history, their generic conventions, their operation as part of a narrative system, their functioning within individual filmic texts and their ideological import, especially in terms of the western’s construction of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity. The Hollywood western is marked as uniquely American by its geographic setting, prototypical male protagonist and core American values. Music in the Western examines these conventions and the scores that have shaped them. But the western also had a resounding international impact, from Europe to Asia, and this volume distinguishes itself by its careful consideration of music in non-Hollywood westerns, such as Ravenous and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and in the “easterns” which influenced them, such as Yojimbo. Other films discussed include Wagon Master, High Noon, Calamity Jane, The Big Country, The Unforgiven, Dead Man, Wild Bill, There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men. Contributors Ross Care Corey K. Creekmur Yuna de Lannoy K. J. Donnelly Caryl Flinn Claudia Gorbman Kathryn Kalinak Charles Leinberger Matthew McDonald Peter Stanfield Mariana Whitmer Ben Winters The Routledge Music and Screen Media Series offers edited collections of original essays on music in particular genres of cinema, television, video games and new media. These edited essay collections are written for an interdisciplinary audience of students and scholars of music and film and media studies.

DC

DC
Author: Darwyn Cooke,Jared K. Fletcher
Publsiher: Dc Comics
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781401210809
ISBN 13: 1401210805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DC Book Review:

The dawning of the Silver Age DC Universe is told from the perspective of those who survived the anti-hero sentiment of the Cold War, including Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, as well as eager newcomers like Green Lantern and The Flash, poised to become the nextgeneration of crimefighters. This oversized hardcover includes the entire series plus annotations, new story pages, and rare promotional art.

Crusade and Conversion on the Baltic Frontier 1150 1500

Crusade and Conversion on the Baltic Frontier 1150   1500
Author: Alan V. Murray
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 135194715X
ISBN 13: 9781351947152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crusade and Conversion on the Baltic Frontier 1150 1500 Book Review:

This volume represents a major contribution to the history of the Northern Crusades and the Christianization of the Baltic lands in the Middle Ages, from the beginnings of the Catholic mission to the time of the Reformation. The subjects treated range from discussions of the ideology and practice of crusade and conversion, through studies of the motivation of the crusading countries (Denmark, Sweden and Germany) and the effects of the crusades on the countries of the eastern Baltic coast (Finland, Estonia, Livonia, Prussia and Lithuania), to analyses of the literature and historiography of the crusade. It brings together essays from both established and younger scholars from the western tradition with those from the modern Baltic countries and Russia, and presents in English some of the fruits of the first decade of historical scholarship and dialogue after the collapse of the Iron Curtain. The depth of treatment, diversity of approaches, and accompanying bibliography of publications make this collection a major resource for the teaching of the Baltic Crusades.

Hero of the Empire

Hero of the Empire
Author: Candice Millard
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0307948781
ISBN 13: 9780307948786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hero of the Empire Book Review:

A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival Churchill was taken prisoner ... The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Hero of Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect twentieth-century history.

How We Are Hungry

How We Are Hungry
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-05-28
ISBN 10: 0307369064
ISBN 13: 9780307369062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Are Hungry Book Review:

How We Are Hungry is a gripping, lyrical and soulful collection of stories from the acclaimed author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Ranging from a doomed Irish setter’s tales of running and jumping (“After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned”) to a bitterly comic meditation on suicide and friendship (“Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance”), and from the Egyptian desert to the asphalt of Interstate 5, these stories are Eggers at his finest. By turns devastating, clear-eyed and funn – incredibly funny – this collection is a marvel.