The Otherworldly League

Author: Ameet Studio

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9781338047448

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6971

Relive all of the humor and action of LEGO(R) DC Comics Super Heroes in this fun-filled activity book! Includes mazes, matching, code-breaking, puzzles, and more! Plus, buildable minifigure!
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The Indifference League

Author: Richard Scarsbrook

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459710371

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2220

The Avengers for children of the Great Recession, The Indifference League take an obsessive, confused, and stressed-out look back at their old, superheroic dreams. When eyes go blurry trying to spot the line between good and evil, failure and success, sometimes the most important question is "why bother?"
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National League Franchises: Team Performances Inspire Business Success

Author: Frank Jozsa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319259938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 135

View: 3581

This brief analyzes each of the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises in the National League and their past regular-season and postseason records and financial performances while operating as competitive, popular, and profitable or unprofitable enterprises. Using sport-specific information and relevant demographic, economic, and financial data, this brief will highlight when and how well these MLB teams performed and the financial status and significance of their organization as a member of an elite professional baseball league. The brief also investigates the success of teams in terms of wins and losses based on home attendance at their ballparks, market value, and revenue. Furthermore, it compares the history, productivity, and prosperity of the franchises among rivals in their division like the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets in the National League East Division, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds in the Central Division, and Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in the West Division. This brief will be on interest to practitioners and scholars who research the sports industry, college and university professors who teach undergraduate and graduate students majoring in sports administration, business, economics and management, and fans of the sport.
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Surfer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Surfing

Page: N.A

View: 2615

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Moon Texas

Author: Andy Rhodes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1631216481

Category: Travel

Page: 525

View: 3513

Discover Texas with Moon Travel Guides! Get to know the fiery spirit, Southern hospitality, and big personality of the Lone Star State. Inside Moon Texas you'll find: Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, from a Route 66 road trip to quick getaways to the Hill Country, Big Bend National Park, and more Unique ideas and can't-miss activities: Learn the meaning of Texas pride at the Alamo, marvel at the original Mission Control at the NASA Space Center, or brush up on your presidential history at the Dallas Museum. Sample authentic, smoky barbecue, classic Tex-Mex staples, and down-home Southern cooking. Catch a show in the "Live Music Capital of the World," or learn the moves at a honky-tonk in Hill Country. See the striking sunset over the Palo Duro Canyon, stroll along the Padre Island National Seashore, or watch a genuine cowboy cattle heard at a classic Texas ranch Honest advice from Austin local Andy Rhodes on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around Thorough background information on the state's culture, history, geography, and regional vernacular Full-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps throughout Focused coverage of Dallas and Fort Worth, Austin and the Hill Country, San Antonio and South Texas, Houston and East Texas, the Gulf Coast, El Paso and West Texas, the Big Bend Region, and the Panhandle Plains With Moon Texas' practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring more of Texas? Try Moon Austin, San Antonio & The Hill Country or Moon Dallas & Fort Worth. If you're hitting the road, check out Moon Southwest Road Trip.
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Alles Licht, das wir nicht sehen

Roman

Author: Anthony Doerr

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 340666752X

Category: Fiction

Page: 519

View: 5568

Saint-Malo 1944: Marie-Laure, ein junges, blindes Mädchen, ist mit ihrem Vater, der am "Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle" arbeitet, aus dem besetzten Paris zu ihrem kauzigen Onkel in die Stadt am Meer geflohen. Einst hatte er ihr ein Modell der Pariser Nachbarschaft gebastelt, damit sie sich besser zurechtfinden kann. Nun ist in einem Modell Saint-Malos, der vielleicht kostbarste Schatz aus dem Museum versteckt, den auch die Nazis jagen. Werner Hausner, ein schmächtiger Waisenjunge aus dem Ruhrgebiet, wird wegen seiner technischen Begabung gefördert, auf eine Napola geschickt und dann in eine Wehrmachtseinheit gesteckt, die mit Peilgeräten Feindsender aufspürt, über die sich der Widerstand organisiert. Während Marie-Laures Vater von den Deutschen verschleppt und verhört wird, dringt Werners Einheit nach Saint-Malo vor, auf der Suche nach dem Sender, über den Etienne, Marie-Laures Onkel, die Résistance mit Daten versorgt & Kunstvoll und spannend, mit einer wunderschönen Sprache und einem detaillierten Wissen um die Kriegsereignisse, den Einsatz des Radios, Widerstandscodes, Jules Verne und vieles andere erzählt Anthony Doerr mit einer Reihe unvergesslicher Figuren eine Geschichte aus dem zweiten Weltkrieg, und vor allem die Geschichte von Marie-Laure und Werner, zwei Jugendlichen, deren Lebenswege sich für einen folgenreichen Augenblick kreuzen.
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LEGO the Batman Movie: Chaos in Gotham City (Activity Book W

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405286244

Category:

Page: 32

View: 6359

Enter the exciting world of LEGO� The Batman Movie books filled with adventure and peril! This new book from the LEGO� The Batman Movie series is filled with exciting activities in Gotham City, where the good guys Batman and Robin battle against super-villains like The Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow. LEGO� The Batman Movie: Chaos in Gotham City includes all-action comic strips and fun puzzles to entertain all Batman fans. It comes with an exclusive Batman minifigure to collect! Other available LEGO� The Batman Movie books available from January 2017 include: LEGO� The Batman Movie I Am Batman! The Dark Knight's Activity Journal LEGO� The Batman Movie Choose Your Super Hero Doodle Activity Book LEGO� The Batman Movie Ready, Steady, Stick! Also available LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes books include: LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes The Otherworldly League (Activity Book with Superman minifigure) LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes Enter the Dark Knight (Activity Book with Batman minifigure) LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Ready, Steady, Stick! (Sticker Activity Book)
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LEGO the Batman Movie: Ready, Steady, Stick!

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405286657

Category:

Page: 16

View: 3602

Enter the exciting world of LEGO� The Batman Movie books filled with adventure and peril! This new book from the LEGO� The Batman Movie series is filled with exciting activities and stickers featuring Gotham City, where the good guys Batman and Robin battle against super-villains like The Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow. It's perfect for 7 to 10 year olds. Other available LEGO� The Batman Movie books available from January 2017 include: LEGO� The Batman Movie Chaos in Gotham City (Activity Book with an exclusive Batman minifigure) LEGO� The Batman Movie Choose Your Super Hero Doodle Activity Book LEGO� The Batman Movie I Am Batman! The Dark Knight's Activity Journal Also available LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes books include: LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes The Otherworldly League (Activity Book with Superman minifigure) LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes Enter the Dark Knight (Activity Book with Batman minifigure) LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Ready, Steady, Stick! (Sticker Activity Book)
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LEGO the Batman Movie: I Am Batman! the Dark Knight's Activi

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405286275

Category:

Page: 64

View: 1615

Enter the exciting world of LEGO� The Batman Movie books filled with adventure and peril! This new book from the LEGO� The Batman Movie series is filled with exciting activities in Gotham City, where the good guys Batman and Robin battle against super-villains like The Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow. I Am Batman! The Dark Knight's Activity Journal is filled with heroic action and activities for you to help Batman save the day, plus some cool stickers, too! Other available LEGO� The Batman Movie books available from January 2017 include: LEGO� The Batman Movie Chaos in Gotham City (Activity Book with an exclusive Batman minifigure) LEGO� The Batman Movie Choose Your Super Hero Doodle Activity Book LEGO� The Batman Movie Ready, Steady, Stick! Also available LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes books include: LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes The Otherworldly League (Activity Book with Superman minifigure) LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes Enter the Dark Knight (Activity Book with Batman minifigure) LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Ready, Steady, Stick! (Sticker Activity Book)
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LEGO the Batman Movie: Choose Your Super Hero Doodle Activit

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405286251

Category:

Page: 96

View: 6695

Enter the exciting world of LEGO� The Batman Movie books filled with adventure and peril! This new book from the LEGO� The Batman Movie series is filled with exciting doodle activities in Gotham City, where the good guys Batman and Robin battle against super-villains like The Joker, Catwoman, Mr Freeze, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow. The LEGO� The Batman Movie: Choose Your Super Hero Doodle Activity Book is filled with loads of awesome things to draw, colour and complete for loads of creative fun! Other LEGO� The Batman Movie books available from January 2017: LEGO� The Batman Movie Chaos in Gotham City (Activity book with an exclusive Batman minifigure) LEGO� The Batman Movie Ready, Steady, Stick! (Sticker Activity Book) LEGO� The Batman Movie I am Batman! The Dark Knight's Activity Journal! Also available LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes books include: LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes The Otherworldly League (Activity Book with Superman minifigure) LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes Enter the Dark Knight (Activity Book with Batman minifigure) LEGO� DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Ready, Steady, Stick! (Sticker Activity Book)
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The Paradox of Southern Progressivism, 1880-1930

Author: William A. Link

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807862995

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 6753

Focusing on the cultural conflicts between social reformers and southern communities, William Link presents an important reinterpretation of the origins and impact of progressivism in the South. He shows that a fundamental clash of values divided reformers and rural southerners, ultimately blocking the reforms. His book, based on extensive archival research, adds a new dimension to the study of American reform movements. The new group of social reformers that emerged near the end of the nineteenth century believed that the South, an underdeveloped and politically fragile region, was in the midst of a social crisis. They recognized the environmental causes of social problems and pushed for interventionist solutions. As a consensus grew about southern social problems in the early 1900s, reformers adopted new methods to win the support of reluctant or indifferent southerners. By the beginning of World War I, their public crusades on prohibition, health, schools, woman suffrage, and child labor had led to some new social policies and the beginnings of a bureaucratic structure. By the late 1920s, however, social reform and southern progressivism remained largely frustrated. Link's analysis of the response of rural southern communities to reform efforts establishes a new social context for southern progressivism. He argues that the movement failed because a cultural chasm divided the reformers and the communities they sought to transform. Reformers were paternalistic. They believed that the new policies should properly be administered from above, and they were not hesitant to impose their own solutions. They also viewed different cultures and races as inferior. Rural southerners saw their communities and customs quite differently. For most, local control and personal liberty were watchwords. They had long deflected attempts of southern outsiders to control their affairs, and they opposed the paternalistic reforms of the Progressive Era with equal determination. Throughout the 1920s they made effective implementation of policy changes difficult if not impossible. In a small-scale war, rural folk forced the reformers to confront the integrity of the communities they sought to change.
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In the Shadow of the Law

A Novel

Author: Kermit Roosevelt

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429931493

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4319

Morgan Siler is one of Washington, D.C.'s most powerful K Street law firms, its roster of clients stocked with multi-billion-dollar corporations. Through the obsessive efforts of its founder's son, Peter Morgan, his father's old-fashioned business has been transformed into a veritable goliath, embracing bankruptcy and merger divisions that Archibald Morgan had deemed ungentlemanly. As Peter reaches the pinnacle of his career, his firm is embroiled in two difficult cases: a pro bono death-penalty case in Virginia, and a class-action lawsuit brought against Hubble Chemical of Texas after an on-site explosion killed dozens of workers. Assigned to these cases is a group of young associates and seasoned partners struggling to make their way in the firm. Mark Clayton, fresh out of law school, is beginning to loathe his dull workload, and to be frightened by the downgrading of his personal life, when he is assigned to the pro bono case. Assisting him is the mercurial Walker Eliot, a brilliant third-year associate whose passion for the law is as great as his skill at unraveling its intricacies. The aggressive, profane, and wildly successful litigator Harold Fineman is leading the Hubble defense, assisted by first-year Katja Phillips, whose twin devotion to productivity and idealism intrigue him, and Ryan Grady, another first-year, whose quest to pick up girls is starting to interfere with his work. In this complex, ambitious, and gripping first novel, Kermit Roosevelt vividly illustrates the subtle and stark effects of the law on the lives not only of a group of lawyers, but also on communities and private citizens. In the Shadow of the Law is a meditation about the life of the law, the organism that is a law firm, and its impact on those who come within its powerful orbit.
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The Justice League Companion

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905481

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 219

View: 8942

Commemorating the Justice League of America's 45th anniversary, The Justice League Companion is a comprehensive examination of the Silver Age JLA. Written by Michael Eury (author of the critically acclaimed Captain Action and co-author of The Superhero Book), The Justice League Companion traces the JLA's development, history, imitators, and early fandom through vintage and all-new interviews with the series' creators, an issue-by-issue index of the JLA's 1960-1972 adventures, classic and never-before-published artwork, and other fun and fascinating features!
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Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

A Librarian's Guide

Author: Rosemary Chance

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440835438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 3151

Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books
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America in Black and White

One Nation, Indivisible

Author: Stephan Thernstrom,Abigail Thernstrom

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439129098

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 349

In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception of serious racial divisions in this country is outdated -- and dangerous.
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The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov

Figures of Paradox

Author: Jeremi Szaniawski

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850522

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 718

One of the last representatives of a brand of serious, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced a massive oeuvre exploring issues such as history, power, memory, kinship, death, the human soul, and the responsibility of the artist. Through contextualization and close readings of each of his feature fiction films (broaching many of his documentaries in the process), this volume unearths a vision of Sokurov's films as equally mournful and passionate, intellectual, and sensual, and also identifies in them a powerful, if discursively repressed, queer sensitivity, alongside a pattern of tensions and paradoxes. This book thus offers new keys to understand the lasting and ever-renewed appeal of the Russian director's Janus-like and surprisingly dynamic cinema – a deeply original and complex body of work in dialogue with the past, the present and the future.
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Null K

Roman

Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346231601X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7992

»Wir werden geboren, ohne eine Wahl zu haben. Müssen wir deswegen auf gleiche Art sterben?« »Null Grad Kelvin« ist DeLillos klügster, humorvollster und bewegendster Roman seit Jahren, eine große Vater-Sohn-Geschichte, eine Meditation über den Tod und die Ewigkeit und eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben. Ross Lockhart ist ein Milliardär in den Sechzigern mit einer viel jüngeren Frau, Artis Martineau, die schwer krank ist. Er ist Großinvestor eines geheimen, im Verborgenen agierenden Unternehmens, das den Tod ausschalten will. Das Businessmodell: Menschliche Körper werden so lange konserviert, bis Medizin und Technik so weit sind, dass der Mensch ein Leben ohne Krankheiten und zeitliche Begrenzungen führen kann. Als Artis plant, ihren Körper aufzugeben, reist Ross’ Sohn Jeffrey an, um Abschied von seiner Stiefmutter zu nehmen, auf unbestimmte Zeit. »Wir werden geboren, ohne eine Wahl zu haben. Müssen wir deswegen auf gleiche Art sterben? Macht es den Menschen nicht gerade aus, dass er sich weigern kann, sein Schicksal zu akzeptieren?« Diese Fragen treiben Ross um, der mit aller Macht in eine andere Dimension menschlichen Lebens vorstoßen möchte. Sein Sohn hingegen verteidigt leidenschaftlich die Ansicht, dass es des Menschen Bestimmung ist, im Hier und Jetzt zu leben. »Null Grad Kelvin« ist ein großer Wurf, ein brillanter Roman, der an den Kern unserer Existenz rührt.
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The League of Heroes

Author: Xavier Maumejean,Manuella Chevalier

Publisher: Hollywood Who Done It

ISBN: 9781932983449

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 7935

Lord Kraven, leader of Phileas Fogg's "League of Heroes," battles alongside Sherlock Holmes, Lord Greystoke, Captain Hook, and other colorful heroes to protect the mighty Empire of Albion from the dastardly villainy of Peter Pan, the Jade Mask, the deadly Doctor Fatal, and a host of other foes.
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Glühender Stahl

Roman

Author: Richard Morgan

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641043484

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 5157

Das letzte Zeitalter der Helden hat begonnen Ein Held, eine Kriegerin, ein Barbar – und ein nahezu aussichtsloser Kampf. Denn die Grenzen des Imperiums von Yhelteth werden von düsteren Gefahren aus längst vergangenen Zeiten heimgesucht – Zeiten, als die magischen Schwerter geschmiedet wurden und die Menschen noch Furcht vor den Drachengöttern hatten. Doch Furcht kann sich nun niemand mehr leisten ... Das ultimative Fantasy-Epos vom mehrfach preisgekrönten Bestseller-Autor Richard Morgan »Actiongeladen und kompromisslos – Richard Morgan fährt wie eine Axt durch sämtliche Klischees der Fantasy!« Joe Abercrombie »Grandios! Richard Morgans Helden lassen keinen Stein auf dem anderen.« Steven Erikson
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