A Certain Kind of Hero

Defender\Broomstick Cowboy

Author: Kathleen Eagle

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426882327

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Two bad boys find redemption when they become unlikely heroes to two very special women and their families. Don't miss these romantic favorites from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Kathleen Eagle! Defender Gideon Defender understood hard choices. Innocent and pure, Raina McKenny had deserved someone better than him, so he'd stepped aside and watched her marry his brother. He'd stayed away when they adopted a baby and created the perfect life he could never offer her. Now, fifteen years later, Raina had returned to the reservation a widow with her fatherless teenage son in tow, and Gideon faced the toughest choices of his life. Between desire and duty, between condemnation and trust, between fatherhood and honor…and even between life and death. Broomstick Cowboy Amy Becker needed a man. Tate Harrison wouldn't have been her first choice…but then, her first choice had gone and died, leaving her pregnant, broke and on the verge of losing everything. Surprisingly, Tate was a good father figure to her children, a tireless worker and far too tempting during those long winter nights. But Tate wasn't one for roots; he was hers only until spring. Unless she could convince him to stay.
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Hero

Author: Perry Moore

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

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Thom Creed is used to being on his own. Even as a highschool basketball star, he has to keep his distance because of his father. Hal Creed had once been one of the greatest and most beloved superheroes of The League--until the Wilson Towers incident. After that Thom's mother disappeared and his proud father became an outcast./DIV The last thing in the world Thom would ever want is to disappoint his father. So Thom keeps two secrets from him: First is that he's gay. The second is that he has the power to heal people. Initially, Thom had trouble controlling his powers. But with trail and error he improves, until he gets so good that he catches the attention of the League and is asked to join. Even though he knows it would kill his dad, Thom can't resist. When he joins the League, he meets a motely crew of other heroes, including tough-talking Scarlett, who has the power of fire from growing up near a nuclear power plant; Typhoid Larry, who makes everyone sick by touching them, but is actually a really sweet guy; and wise Ruth, who has the power to see the future. Together these unlikely heroes become friends and begin to uncover a plot to kill the superheroes. DIVAlong the way, Thom falls in love, and discovers the difficult truth about his parents' past. This is a moving, funny, and wonderfully original novel that shows that things are not always what they seem, and love can be found in the unlikeliest of places.
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Hero-A-Go-Go

Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters, & Culture of the Swinging Sixties

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 1605490733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Welcome to the CAMP AGE, when spies liked their wars cold and their women warm, good guys beat bad guys with a pun and a punch, and Batman shook a mean cape. HERO-A-GO-GO celebrates the camp craze of the Swinging Sixties, when just about everyone—the teens of Riverdale, an ant and a squirrel, even the President of the United States—was a super-hero or a secret agent. Back Issue magazine and former DC Comics editor MICHAEL EURY takes you through that coolest cultural phenomenon with this lively collection of nostalgic essays, histories, and theme song lyrics of classic 1960s characters like Captain Action, Herbie the Fat Fury, Captain Nice, Atom Ant, Scooter, ACG’s Nemesis, Dell’s super-Frankenstein and Dracula, the “split!” Captain Marvel, and others! Featuring interviews with Bill Mumy (Lost in Space), Bob Holiday (It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superman), Ralph Bakshi (The Mighty Heroes, Spider-Man), Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean Meet Batman), Ramona Fradon (Metamorpho), Tony Tallarico (The Great Society Comic Book), Vince Gargiulo (Palisades Park historian), Joe Sinnott (The Beatles comic book), Jose Delbo (The Monkees comic book), and many more!
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Unlikely Hero

Author: Sandy Steen

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460860411

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS One minute, wealthy bride-to-be Paige Davenport was dressing for her wedding. An hour later, she was stranded by the side of the road, fending off the attentions of two unsavoury characters. How did she get into this mess? But just when she needed a hero, one arrived. Little did she expect her rescuer to be A HELL-RAISER ON A HARLEY The last thing private investigator Logan Walker wanted to be was a hero, But how could he leave the sexy, sassy redhead alone on the side of the road? She was obviously in trouble and soon, so was he. Paige's body tempted him, her eyes taunted him. All Logan could think of was keeping her in his bed indefinitely. But Paige already had a groom and he was still looking for her .
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Killing Floor

Author: Lee Child

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101147054

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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THE FIRST JACK REACHER NOVEL The bestselling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero" (People) who inspired the hit films Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.
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The 1993 Canadiens

Seven Magical Weeks, Unlikely Heroes And Canada’s Last Stanley Cup Champions

Author: K.P. Wee

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 1626015457

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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Never to be confused with any previous Montreal Canadien “Flying Frenchmen” juggernauts who dominated the NHL between the 1950s and 1970s, the 1992-93 Canadiens, whose lone superstar was future Hall-of-Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, were essentially a nondescript team coming off an embarrassing second-round playoff series sweep against the Boston Bruins the previous spring. Yet these Habs, led by the goaltending of Roy and with timely goals from various unlikely heroes, stunned the hockey world by winning a record 10 consecutive playoff overtime games over a magical seven-week run during the spring of 1993. Montreal ultimately captured hockey’s ultimate prize that June—the 24th championship in franchise history—in the last Stanley Cup Finals series ever played at the venerable Montreal Forum. While the Canadiens had veteran presence in Kirk Muller, Vincent Damphousse, Brian Bellows, Denis Savard and Guy Carbonneau, Montreal might not have won the Cup without unlikely heroes like Gilbert Dionne, Stephan Lebeau and Paul DiPietro scoring goals in the clutch. Others such as Gary Leeman and Mario Roberge, despite not always being in the lineup, contributed in ways that didn’t necessarily show up on the scoresheet. And behind the bench, while Jacques Demers made all the right moves that spring, he isn’t even considered today among the top 50 coaches of all-time. More than a quarter century later, these Habs remain the last Canadian-based team to win the Cup—and in The 1993 Canadiens: Seven Magical Weeks, Unlikely Heroes and Canada’s Last Stanley Cup Champions, K. P. Wee relives the story of this incredible season.
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Marvel Comics In The 1980s

An Issue-By-Issue Field Guide To A Pop Culture Phenomenon

Author: Pierre Comtois

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 1605490598

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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TwoMorrows Publishing presents Marvel Comics in the 1980s, the third volume in Pierre Comtois’ heralded series covering the pop culture phenomenon on an issue-by-issue basis! This new book covers Marvel’s final historical phase, when the movement begun by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko moved into a darker era that has yet to run its course. The 1980s saw Stan Lee's retreat to the West Coast, Jim Shooter's rise and fall as editor-in-chief, the twin triumphs of Frank Miller and John Byrne, the challenge of independent publishers, and the weakening hold of the Comics Code Authority that led to the company's creative downfall—and ultimately the marginalization of the industry itself. Comics such as the Chris Claremont/John Byrne X-Men, Frank Miller's Daredevil, the New Universe, Roger Stern's Avengers and Spider-Man, the new wave of dark heroes such as Wolverine and the Punisher, and more are all covered, in the analytic detail—and often irreverent manner—readers have come to expect from the previous 1960s and 1970s volumes. However, the 1980s represented years of upheaval in the comics industry—with Marvel at the center of the storm—so expect a bumpy ride in the 1980s decade that marked the beginning of the end of Marvel Comics as you knew them!
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Profiles of Black Success

Thirteen Creative Geniuses who Changed the World

Author: Gene N. Landrum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 402

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Examines ten behavior characteristics in thirteen African American superachievers, including Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou, Colin Powell, and Thurgood Marshall, and compares their background and success with nonblack subjects
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Children's Literature Review

Excerpts from Reviews, Criticism, Amd Commentary on Books for Children and Young People

Author: Tom Burns

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787680480

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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Presents full-text literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.
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