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Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures

Author : Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN : 9780345505460
Genre : Fiction
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Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white art by the team behind Dark Horse Comic's "The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob," an anthology of Howard's classic desert adventures featuring legendary swordsman Dark Agnes restores each tale to its earliest, most definitive version. Original.

Medievalist Comics And The American Century

Author : Chris Bishop
ISBN : 9781496808516
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The comic book has become an essential icon of the American Century, an era defined by optimism in the face of change and by recognition of the intrinsic value of democracy and modernization. For many, the Middle Ages stand as an antithesis to these ideals, and yet medievalist comics have emerged and endured, even thrived alongside their superhero counterparts. Chris Bishop presents a reception history of medievalist comics, setting them against a greater backdrop of modern American history. From its genesis in the 1930s to the present, Bishop surveys the medievalist comic, its stories, characters, settings, and themes drawn from the European Middle Ages. Hal Foster's Prince Valiant emerged from an America at odds with monarchy, but still in love with King Arthur. Green Arrow remains the continuation of a long fascination with Robin Hood that has become as central to the American identity as it was to the British. The Mighty Thor reflects the legacy of Germanic migration into the United States. The rugged individualism of Conan the Barbarian owes more to the western cowboy than it does to the continental knight-errant. In the narrative of Red Sonja, we can trace a parallel history of feminism. Bishop regards these comics as not merely happenchance, but each success (Prince Valiant and The Mighty Thor) or failure (Beowulf: Dragon Slayer) as a result and an indicator of certain American preoccupations amid a larger cultural context. Intrinsically modernist paragons of pop-culture ephemera, American comics have ironically continued to engage with the European Middle Ages. Bishop illuminates some of the ways in which we use an imagined past to navigate the present and plots some possible futures as we valiantly shape a new century.

Men Of Bronze

Author : Scott Oden
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Genre : Fiction
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Hasdrabal Barca is a killer. As captain of Pharaoh's border guard, the fearsome Medjay, he stands between the rich heartland of the Nile and the countless foes who would see the proud and ancient land of Egypt brought to its knees. Hasdrabal Barca is a murderer. Haunted by a crime of passion, its memory has eaten away all but the last slender thread of his humanity. Rage drives him; a berserk fury few men can fathom — and fewer can withstand. He is the Beast at the Gate, Pharaoh's vengeance. Hasdrabal Barca is a hero. For when one of Egypt’s most celebrated generals, a Greek mercenary called Phanes, defects to the Persians, it triggers a savage war that will tax Barca’s ferocious skills, and his humanity, to the limit. From the political wasteland of Palestine, to the searing deserts east of the Nile, to the streets of ancient Memphis, Barca and Phanes play a desperate game of cat-and-mouse — a game culminating in the bloodiest battle of Egypt’s history.

Memnon

Author : Scott Oden
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Genre : Greece
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Against history's greatest conqueror, one man will stand alone ...When Alexander of Macedon crossed the Hellespont in the spring of 334 BC, he came ravenous for Glory, desperate for the immortality that was his birthright. At the Granicus River, he smashed an army devised by the formidable satraps of Asia Minor. Even so, Alexander's road to conquest was not clear. For among the myriads of the enemy stood the one man Alexander feared: a mercenary, a seasoned commander on both land and sea who knew the secret to defeating the Macedonians - Memnon of Rhodes.But Memnon was no common mercenary. In his youth, he had led a revolution and suffered exile as his punishment; a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, and a mediator, he had tasted tragedy as well as triumph. To his fellow Greeks he was a traitor, but to the Great King of Persia Memnon was the only man he could trust to stave off the destruction of his empire. For Memnon of Rhodes fought for something deeper than Glory or gold. He fought for loyalty, for honor, for duty; he fought for the love of Barsine, grand-daughter of kings and a woman of remarkable beauty and grace. Most of all, he fought for the promise of peace.Praised for its "vivid conjecture, deft plotting, and graceful prose" (Publisher's Weekly), MEMNON is the epic story of one man - a man nearly forgotten by history - whose duty to his family outweighed that of his heritage; a tale of love and loss, set against the sweeping panorama of war."An eloquent and captivating historical thriller." - Publisher's Weekly

Hawkwood S Sword

Author : Christian Cameron
ISBN : 9781409180272
Genre : Fiction
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'One of the finest writers of historical fiction in the world' BEN KANE THE BRAND NEW MEDIEVAL ADVENTURE FROM THE MASTER OF HISTORICAL FICTION 1368. France, Spain and England prepare for war. In Italy, the Pope and the Visconti princes are battling for bloody supremacy. The worst years of Sir William Gold's life are about to begin. Leaving the side of his commander, Sir John Hawkwood, William embarks on a new journey that will bring him fame and favour - until a heart-breaking personal tragedy leads him to put down his sword. But men of war can't stay out of battle for long. Gold yearns to return to Italy and rejoin Hawkwood. Only now the game of the Italian Princes is changing and, as chaos descends, Gold must finally decide who he stands for... * * * * * * * Praise for Christian Cameron: 'The master of historical fiction' SUNDAY TIMES 'A storyteller at the height of his powers' HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY 'Superb' THE TIMES 'A sword-slash above the rest' IRISH EXAMINER

Chronicles Of Conan Volume 7 The Dweller In The Pool And Other Stories

Author : Roy Thomas
ISBN : 9781621153825
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Throughout his adventures across the mythic Hyperborean world, the barbarian called Conan crosses swords with many colorful and dangerous characters, somehow always finding himself on the wrong end of a wizard's wrath, or staring down the hungry jaws of a nightmarish beast. Proving himself more than a match for whatever comes his way, Conan has become one of the most enduring and strangely endearing characters in all of popular culture. The stories in this edition feature more tales of thrilling adventure and chilling betrayal as only writer Roy Thomas and artist John Buscema could deliver. • Presenting more of the celebrated Roy Thomas/John Buscema Conan the Barbarian run. Featuring completely remastered color, all proving once again why Conan is considered the greatest and most savage fantasy character of all time.

Re Viewing The Past

Author : Sean D. O’Reilly
ISBN : 9781501336034
Genre : Performing Arts
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Re-Viewing the Past: The Uses of History in the Cinema of Imperial Japan analyzes the complicated relationship between history films, audiences, reviewers and censors in Japan for the critically important years from 1925-1945. First contextualizing the history of the popular “Bakumatsu” period (1853-1868), the moment of Japan's emergence as a modern nation, Sean O'Reilly paves the way for a reinterpretation of Japanese pre and postwar cinema. Setting a film in the Bakumatsu period offered 'cultural breathing room' to both filmmakers and viewers, offering a cinematic space where apolitical entertainment and now-forbidden themes like romance still reigned. Some filmmakers-and viewers-even conceived of these films as being a form of resistance against Japan's growing militarism. As comparisons between the popularity of such films versus that of state-sponsored propaganda films show, audiences responded enthusiastically to these glimmers of resistance. O'Reilly argues that we should turn our attention to the much more popular films of the time that were major hits with audiences in order to understand what resonated with wartime spectators, and to speculate about why this might have been the case. Including clips of these rare films, a so-far neglected area of Japanese film history is now firmly situated in context to offer a thought-provoking, multidisciplinary approach.

Claws Of The Tigress The Firebrand The Pearls Of Bonfadini 3 Historical Adventures In One Edition

Author : Max Brand / Frederick Schiller Faust
ISBN : 9788027226115
Genre : Fiction
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This collection contains three adventurous historical romances set in 16th-century Italy. The main character is Tizzo, a master swordsman, known as "Firebrand" because of his flaming red hair and flame-blue eyes. Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. Prolific in many genres he wrote historical novels, detective mysteries, pulp fiction stories and many more. His love for mythology was a constant source of inspiration for his fiction, and it has been speculated that these classical influences accounted in some part for his success as a popular writer. Many of his stories would later inspire films.

The Voyages Travels And Adventures Of W O G V Esq ; With The History Of His Brother Jonathan Vaughan Six Years A Slave In Tunis Etc A Novel By W T Chetwood

Author : William Owen Glin VAUGHAN
ISBN : BL:A0021508018
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The History Of The Life And Adventures Of The Famous Knight Don Quixote De La Mancha

Author : Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda
ISBN : OXFORD:N11733410
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Daniel Defoe Ultimate Collection 50 Adventure Classics Pirate Tales Historical Novels Including Biographies Historical Works Travel Sketches Poems Essays Illustrated

Author : Daniel Defoe
ISBN : 9788026867432
Genre : Fiction
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Hearings

Author : United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Small Business
ISBN : UOM:39015081251400
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Living With Cannibals And Other Women S Adventures

Author : Michele B. Slung
ISBN : UOM:49015002559483
Genre : Travel
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Drawn from more than one hundred years of first-person narratives from the collection of the National Geographic Society, a collection of firsthand accounts documents the accomplishments of women explorers who ventured into the unknown, featuring contributions from astronaut Shannon Lucid, arctic explorer Helen Thayer, Victorian world traveler Isabella Bird Bishop, and others.

Activities Of Regulatory And Enforcement Agencies Relating To Small Business Federal Communications Commission

Author : United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Small Business
ISBN : UCAL:$B655263
Genre : Communication and traffic
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The Ultimate Adventure Collection Complete Novels History Of The Pirates Military Biographies And More Illustrated

Author : Daniel Defoe
ISBN : 9788026867531
Genre : Fiction
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A Companion To Women S Military History

Author : Barton Hacker
ISBN : 9789004212176
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This volume addresses the changing relationships between women and armed forces from antiquity to the present: eight chapters review the existing literature, an extended picture essay visually documents women’s military work, and eight chapters illustrate more restricted topics.

The History And Adventures Of The Renowned Don Quixote

Author : Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
ISBN : OXFORD:N12132547
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The Count Of Monte Cristo Illustrated Historical Adventure Classic From The Renowned French Writer Known For The Three Musketeers The Black Tulip Twenty Years After La Reine Margot And The Man In The Iron Mask

Author : Alexandre Dumas
ISBN : 9788026838968
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Count of Monte Cristo (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Dumas completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean, and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838. It is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. The book is considered a literary classic today. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors.

The Great Adventure Boxed Set 56 Action Adventure Classics Spy Thrillers Historical Novels

Author : Emma Orczy
ISBN : 9788026888468
Genre : Fiction
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This grand collection includes all Scarlet Pimpernel Adventures, as well as Action-Thrillers and other Adventure Novels by Emma Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel Series: The Laughing Cavalier The First Sir Percy The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy Leads the Band The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel I Will Repay The Elusive Pimpernel Lord Tony's Wife The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel Eldorado Mam'zelle Guillotine Sir Percy Hits Back Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel A Child of the Revolution In the Rue Monge Pimpernel and Rosemary The Scarlet Pimpernel Looks at the World Other Novels: The Emperor's Candlesticks Beau Brocade The Nest of the Sparrowhawk The Heart of a Woman (A True Woman) The Bronze Eagle Leatherface The Honourable Jim The Celestial City Marivosa A Joyous Adventure The Uncrowned King Short Stories: The Man in Grey Silver-leg The Spaniard The Mystery of Marie Vaillant The Emeralds of Mademoiselle Philipa The Bourbon Prince The Mystery of a Woman's Heart The League of Knaves The Arrow Poison The Last Adventure Castles in the Air A Roland For His Oliver A Fool's Paradise On The Brink Carissimo The Toys Honour Among –– An Over-Sensitive Heart

The Neverending Hunt

Author : Paul Herman
ISBN : 9780809562565
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Prepared by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman with the assistance of Glenn Lord, this is the first new bibliography of Robert E. Howard since 1976. This massive volume contains more than twice as much information as the preceding biblio, The Last Celt. Robert E. Howard is considered the Godfather of Sword and Sorcery, and the creator of the international icon, Conan the Cimmerian, yet wrote successfully in numerous genres. The Neverending Hunt lists every story, poem, letter and publication in which a Howard work has appeared. It's more than you might think . . .

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