No Heroes No Villains

Author: Steven J. Phillips
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 030743446X
Size: 19,36 MB
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On June 28, 1972 in a South Bronx subway station, John Skagen, a white off-duty policeman on his way home, suddenly and without apparent provocation, ordered James Richardson, a black man on his way to work, to get against the wall and put his hands up. Richardson had a gun, and the two exchanged shots. In the melee that followed, Skagen was fatally wounded by a cop who rushed to the scene. In the ensuing trial, William Kunstler handled Richardson's defense and the author of this book, then assistant district attorney, prosecuted the case. Here is a first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of every step of the proceedings. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dr No

Author: Ian Fleming
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448139309
Size: 12,96 MB
Format: PDF
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Dr Julius No is a man with a mysterious past. Nobody knows what secrets are hidden on his Caribbean island, and all those who have attempted to investigate further have disappeared. When two British agents go missing in Jamaica, Bond is sent to investigate. Battling the Doctor's twin obsessions with power and pain, he uncovers the true nature of his opponent's covert operation - but he must undergo a deadly assault course before he can destroy the Doctor's plans once and for all.

No Villains No Heroes

Author: Thomas Moore
Editor: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458202801
Size: 18,82 MB
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NO VILLAINS, NO HEROES is a moving historical novel of the 1912 “Hillsville Massacre,” the most shocking crime in the state of Virginia, and a cautionary tale for our own time about the true meaning of law and justice. No Villains, No Heroes dramatizes a shocking episode in Virginia history. In March 1912 Floyd Allen was convicted of assault in Carroll County, in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. When he announced, “Gentlemen, I ain’t a-goin,” a gun battle erupted in the crowded courtroom between law officers and the Allen clan. Five people were killed; seven wounded. Floyd and his young son Claude were executed a year later. Other Allens served long prison sentences. But who were the villains? Who were the heroes? In this moving historical novel, the narrator, a detective called in to hunt down the fugitives, grapples with these perplexing questions and the true meaning of law and justice. “This exciting novel tells the story of a once-famous but now largely forgotten episode in Virginia history, the ‘Hillsville Massacre’ of March 1912, recalled in vivid detail by Carter Hayne, a private lawman on the scene. His experience is so transforming that it turns him into a crusading lawyer who dedicates his life to advancing criminal justice. It effortlessly recreates an age and place, pre-modern America 100 years ago in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the setting for an event so complex and weighty, even primal, that it is, as Hayne says, “just like a Greek tragedy.” Kirkpatrick Sale, author of 12 books, including The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream.

Heroes Villains And Conflicts

Author: Peter Francis Kenny
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514443775
Size: 13,69 MB
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Over many centuries, the world has been gripped by warfare, and from this chaos there have risen many heroes and villains. This book takes a look at various individuals and their deeds, including the year and place of birth (wherever possible). Their ranks range from the lowliest Private soldier to Field Marshals. They have been decorated in some cases for their actions, and the student of history will be stunned to discover just how they acted. Some of these have included ancient leaders such as Emperors, and their various campaigns covered most of Europe and also the Middle East.

Now You Know Heroes Villains And Visionaries

Author: Doug Lennox
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459724771
Size: 17,98 MB
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Presenting four books in the popular and exhaustive trivia series. In these Doug Lennox’s brain-teasers focus on famous figures, both real and mythological, dealing with kings and queens, villains, Canada’s heroes, and dastardly pirates. Questions answered include: What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer? What royal family in the world today has ruled the longest? How did Tom Longboat astound the world in 1907? What caused Moses to break the tablets of the Ten Commandments? and hundreds more. Includes Now You Know Pirates Now You Know Royalty Now You Know Canada’s Heroes Now You Know the Bible

Heroes And Villains

Author: Mike Alsford
Editor: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 1932792929
Size: 16,35 MB
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Hercules, Jesus, James Bond, Luke Skywalker, Gandalf, Frodo, Harry Potter, Buffy Summers, Spiderman, Batman, Captain Kirk, Dr. Who, Darth Vader, Sauron, Voldemort, Lex Luthor, Dr. Doom, the Daleks, the Borg. Almost anybody living in the developed West would be able to group these individuals into two camps: the heroes and the villains. However, what criteria they may use to do this is less clear. Mike Alsford introduces us to a range of heroic and villainous archetypes on a journey through film, television, comic books, and literature. On the way, he addresses questions such as: What is a true hero? What is a true villain? Have we misunderstood these terms? What kind of societal values do our mythical heroes and villains represent? In trying to understand the extremes of hero and villain we are made more aware of our own ethical standards and given a space in which to explore contemporary concerns over notions of right and wrong, good and bad.

Heroes Villains And Velodromes Chris Hoy And Britain S Track Cycling Revolution

Author: Richard Moore
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007351682
Size: 18,39 MB
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Fully updated to include the extraordinary scenes at London 2012, where Hoy won two more gold medals to bring his total to six and overtake Sir Steve Redgrave, this is the story of Britain's greatest ever Olympian.

Media And Society

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742553842
Size: 20,12 MB
Format: PDF
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Media and Society is a lively, illustrated introduction to the role that mass media--and the messages and texts they carry--play in our lives and our society. Arthur Asa Berger explores the time we spend with media, media aesthetics, ethics, audiences, media effects, technologies, violence and sexuality in media, and ownership. Media and Society helps us understand the relationship between consumers and media--the books, television, radio, magazines, web sites, video games, newspapers, movies, and other mass media we encounter every day. --Publisher.

Fantastic Heroes And Villains

Author: John A. Witcher
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449076866
Size: 17,35 MB
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Fantastic Heroes and Villains is a coloring book that carries on the tradition of great comic book folklore.

Heroes And Villains Of The Bible

Author: R. D. Stuart
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1602666687
Size: 19,37 MB
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While looking at heroes and villains of Scripture, readers will not only learn about character flaws and attributes, but will discover practical doctrines that encourage them to live for Christ. (Christian)