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The First Heroes

Author : Harry Turtledove
ISBN : 1429915013
Genre : Fiction
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The Bronze Age. The era of Troy, of Gilgamesh, of the dawning of human mastery over the earth. For decades, fantasists have set tales of heroism and adventure in imagined worlds based on the real Bronze Age, from the "Hyborean Age" of the Conan stories to the Third Age of Middle-earth. Now bestselling science fiction and fantasy author Harry Turtledove, a noted expert on the ancient world, teams up with author and Egyptologist Noreen Doyle to present fourteen new tales of the real Bronze Age from some of the best writers in science fiction. In The First Heroes: here is Gene Wolfe's mock-journal of a man from the future who travels with figures out of history and mythology; Judith Tarr's tale of a town that sends its resident goddess to try to learn the secrets of the morose God of Chariots; Harry Turtledove's story about mythological beings witnessing the devastating effect of the first humans on the Earth's natural order; and a poignant new story from the late Poul Anderson, in which a modern scholar is sent to the late Bronze Age to witness the end of an era, emerging with memories from the past as vibrant and intact as those from his accustomed life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

The First Heroes

Author : Craig Nelson
ISBN : 9781448168330
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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18 April 1942. Sixteen planes take off from a US Navy carrier in the mid-Pacific. A squadron of young, barely trained flyers under a famous daredevil, Jimmy Doolittle, they are America's first retaliation towards Japan since Pearl Harbor. Their mission: to bomb Japan's 's five main cities including Tokyo. Critically compromised by the discovery of the US fleet by Japanese spies, they are not expected to come back. Having successfully delivered their bombs, most of the squadron run out of fuel and are forced to crash land in Japan, China and the Soviet Union. The stories of their journeys home are as heroic as that of the raid itself. Incredibly of the 80 flyers who left the USS ... 90% eventually returned alive to the US. The First Heroes tells the extraordinary story of the daring raid and shows for the first time the real story of what was to be the turning point in the war against Japan.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

War Of The Gods The First Heroes

Author : Ashvin Sivakumar
ISBN : 9789814320825
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Heroes are admired for their brave deeds and noble qualities. Who were the First Heroes of Ancient Greece? Join Zachary, Alice and Mark on their amazing adventure around the different realms in a bid to prevent a catastrophic war and save our world.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Mike Larson
ISBN : 9780595525218
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Even today, my thoughts of Vietnam are positive. I have incredibly fond memories of spending one year in that theater with some incredible people. My feelings about the Vietnam War mesh exactly with what Michael Norman wrote in his book These Good Men: Friendships Forged From War-even though Norman's heroes served in the U.S. Marine Corps and mine served in the First Air Cav. In recalling his tour in Vietnam, Norman wrote: "I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the U.S. Marine Corps. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never since given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Demonwars First Heroes

Author : R. A. Salvatore
ISBN : 9780765396266
Genre : Fiction
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Collected together for the first time, Demonwars: First Heroes is the exciting start to New York Times–bestselling author R. A. Salvatore's Saga of the First Kings series! In The Highwayman, Salvatore takes his readers back to his signature world of Corona many years before the DemonWars, introducing a fascinating new hero. The roads are unsafe to travel; goblins and bloodthirsty Powries search out human prey. Two religions struggle fiercely for control. Only the Highwayman travels freely, his sword casting aside both Powries and soldiers. The people need a savior, but is the Highwayman on a mission of mercy...or vengeance? In The Ancient, Bransen Garibond is tricked into journeying across the Gulf of Corona to the wild lands of Vanguard, where he is pressed into service in a desperate war. If Branson fails, all who live on the lake will perish, and all of northern Honce will fall under the shadow of the merciless and vengeful Samhaists. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction


Author : Thomas Nelson
ISBN : 9781400314256
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Dive into the action and adventure of the Bible! BibleForce will help you and your children discover the message of the Bible and the heroes within its pages. The focus on Bible heroes makes the stories even more thrilling. This beautifully illustrated Bible is retold in a visually enticing, fast-paced narrative that is sure to capture your attention. BibleForce follows the events of the Bible in chronological order and shares nearly 200 stories of Scripture in a simple, straightforward retelling. BibleForce is a great book to be read together and is simple enough for young readers to read on their own. Kids will be enthralled in the thrilling drama of the Bible and the visually engaging detail of the illustrations—they won’t be able to put down this exciting book. Jump into the story of God’s Word and the amazing heroes within its pages.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Heroes Of Hildegoth The First

Author : R.R. Tabby
ISBN : 9781365913846
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The High King of Hildegoth should be proud of his accomplishments, and often he can convince himself that he is. The Garull Wars had nearly crippled the lands of the civilized beings to the point of devastation. Only by the risk and craft of the most brilliant and the most brave in all the High Kingdom of Hildegoth did the men and mankindred return from the very teetering edge of annihilation, but a new evil looms, one that spawned and brewed in the space between spaces. Now, its eyes opened, it peers at the frailty that was once strength. In desperation, an ancient elf attempts to gather the most unlikely of champions to aid his dear mortal friend the High King, but will it be enough?

First Heroes

Author : Rod Colvin
ISBN : 9781940495163
Genre : History
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The result of five years of research, First Heroes untangles an intricate web of information and ultimately concludes that the prisoners of war that were held captive in Southeast Asia were forgotten or ignored by their own country. Author Rod Colvin crisscrossed the country interviewing military and government officials, veterans, returned POWs, political figures, journalists, and members of the National League of Families and the National Forget-Me-Not Association and balances hard facts with the dramatic personal accounts of parents, wives, brothers, sisters, and children who have waged a difficult battle for the truth about their loved ones. This chronicle is as much a testament to the faith and unending hope of the family members as it is the story of the men themselves. First Heroes is destined to change the way readers think about war, freedom, and their country.
Category: History

The First Hero

Author : William Maxwell
ISBN : 1983420824
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The First Hero is history fiction for children ages 10 to 18 and details how humankind's first inventions came about. The story element is the universal story of heroes seeking to live in a healthier environment, less despotism, more respect. Perils abound in each enviornment, but these children conquer each. This heroic family begins their journey from a steamy rain forest in what is now Nigeria, moves to a savannah with very different animals and dangers; moves on to a safer mountain where the reader meets three generations of the pioneers of all human cultures and civilizations.For centuries, opinion leaders, including popular movies and news stories, have presented nearly all of Africa in an unfavorable light. The effects of such myths are profound, justifying colonialism, slavery, economic exploitation, and even stimulating racist theories. This book looks at Africans of 190,000 years ago with huge admiration and invites the readers to re-think the stereotypes they absorbed from biased sources. Heroism is a trait that lies in all humans as a potential. That nobel quality blossoms frequently and sometimes insistently, but not always.The early history of the first truly human family is told by the bravest daughter/sister, Venus. The reader meets her and her grandchildren and grandnieces and grandnephews at humankind's first fireside. Venus tells how the family escape the control of an Alpha Male, the childrens great grandfather, by fleeing to the savannah. In the savannah the family meets new kinds of threats, including the most powerful master of the savannah, the soon-to-be-made extinct Giant Brown Bear. One memberr of that fearsome species eats the children's mother, rendering all six orphans.Grief is so profound that Venus invents humankind's first articulate word, am'mah (mother). The challenge of living in a cooler climate generates new inventions, beginning with the kaftan. The first music, the first raft, the first organized war party, the first celebratory dance are but a few of the amazing inventions that this heroic family creates to start humankind on the long and difficult path from primate culture to truly human culture.The oldest son, soon named "Torchbearer," connects the pre-puberty family to the transcendental and begins to enforce necessary rules for the healthy survival of his family. The reader is drawn into the story by realistic depictions of what dangers and challenges our brave ancestors conquered. We put up with despots and tyranny at our and our children's perils. This book easily translates into "the big screen" or a lengthy television series. A challenge and an opportunity awaits the entrepreneurs with vision and a sense of justice.When children around the world identify with Venus and Torchbearer's family, they banish from our racial memory that short historic period of racist and caste-based bigotries and usher in a consciousness of the oneness of humankind.


Author : Joe Abercrombie
ISBN : 9783641062330
Genre : Fiction
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Es herrscht Krieg. In einem unbedeutenden Tal entscheidet sich das Schicksal der Nordlande, und drei Männer kämpfen sich durch eine dreitägige, blutige Schlacht: Bremer dan Gorst, in Ungnade gefallener Leibwächter des Königs der Union, Prinz Calder, machtbesessen und feige, sowie Curnden Craw, einer der letzten ehrlichen Barbaren. Drei Männer mit dunklen Seiten, drei noch finsterere Tage voller Blut und Tod, und eines steht von Beginn an fest: Helden gibt es hier schon lange nicht mehr...
Category: Fiction