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Was Superman A Spy

Author : Brian Cronin
ISBN : 9781101046562
Genre : Social Science
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Fascinating and often bizarre true stories behind more than 130 urban legends about comic book culture. Was Superman a Spy? demystifies all of the interesting stories, unbelievable anecdotes, wacky rumors, and persistent myths that have piled up like priceless back issues in the seventy-plus years of the comic book industry, including: • Elvis Presley's trademark hairstyle was based on a comic book character (True) • Stan Lee featured a gay character in one of Marvel's 1960s war comics (False) • Wolverine of the X-Men was originally meant to be an actual wolverine! (True) • What would have been DC's first black superhero was changed at the last moment to a white hero (True) • A Dutch inventor was blocked from getting a patent on a process because it had been used previously in a Donald Duck comic book (True) With many more legends resolved, Was Superman a Spy? is a must-have for the legions of comic book fans and all seekers of “truth, justice, and the American way.”
Category: Social Science

The Role Of Agency And Memory In Historical Understanding

Author : Gordon P. Andrews
ISBN : 9781443893886
Genre : History
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This book, the first in a series entitled Historical and Pedagogical Issues: Insights from the Great Lakes History Conference, addresses historical and pedagogical issues. It explores the agency of historical actors tied to larger movements, demonstrating the efficacy and power of individuals to act with historical impact. It also describes the nuanced role of memory, often neglected in larger national or global social movements. This volume explores these powerful themes through a broad range of topics, including the research and pedagogy of revolution, reform, and rebellion as they are applied to race, ethnicity, political movements, labour, reconciliation, memory, and moral responsibility. The book will interest researchers that have an interest in both, or either, history and pedagogy.
Category: History

The Spy Who Came In From The Sea

Author : Peggy Nolan
ISBN : 9781561642458
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A fourteen-year-old moves to Florida at the height of World War II to join his father, a Navy seaman, and soon develops such a reputation for exaggeration that when he announces having seen an enemy spy land on the beach, no one believes him.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Spy One

Author : Kenneth C. Kent
ISBN : 9781479731466
Genre : Fiction
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Agent Jim Huggins is embroiled in the largest case of his career. He was recruited shortly after graduating from Illinois. After a short stint with the Bureau the government set up a new agency that would concentrate on International Intelligence. Since he had a passion for intelligence he was offered a job within the new agency. He was assigned to the midwest office based in Chicago. What follows is an excerpt from the story. The school bus stopped at the corner, the tall long haired blonde girl with designer cut jeans got on board and waved at the other students on the bus and said hello to the driver. Today I noticed it was not the same driver that drove the bus for the past three weeks. It was a young woman that appeared to be in her middle thirties with dark brown hair cropped short in a bob, she was not wearing a wedding band but she had a Bluetooth or something stuck in her left ear so she could communicate with whoever she was talking to. She acknowledged the blonde girl, looked at her student ID and checked her log sheet to make sure she was supposed to be on this bus. Then the bus proceeded down the street until it got to the next corner where it stopped to pick up other students. As for me I could continue my surveillance. The blonde girl named Elisia is the daughter of the man I am following. He is believed to be a spy from an eastern European country that was once part of the Soviet Union. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union most of the satellite countries have their own networks. Why he is under surveillance is not my concern, my boss Rodger Allen McCray Field Supervisor Chicago office of international intelligence (I.I.A.) issued the order. Keep an eye on Karl Buranski record his every move and keep an eye on his family to see who they are in contact with. COMMENTS FROM THE READERS THAT PROOFED MY STORY: I really enjoyed the story and was very impressed by it. You added more depth to the characters and the story was very interesting. - DOTTIE N. This story is not my usual type to read but I did enjoy it and kept turning the pages to see what happens next. I'm glad I read it. - LIBBY B. The characters were all strong and you could relate to them. - JANET C The ending was good and it left it open to do a new adventure down the road. - JENNIFER Yes this story is definitely a go, I really really like the story- you outdid yourself!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. - MAUREEN B. After I read the first few chapters I couldn't wait to get my hands on the whole story since the story was very easy to read. When I was asked if I wanted to proof the final draft I jumped at the chance to read the whole story. - WENDY W Wow, I think you have hit upon something. Bravo and continue writing. - RAND M While I was reading it, it was like hearing you telling the story. - GEORGE P
Category: Fiction

For Whom The Dogs Spy

Author : Raymond A. Joseph
ISBN : 9781628725544
Genre : History
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When the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, Raymond Joseph, the former Haitian ambassador to the United States, found himself rushing back to his beloved country. The earthquake ignited a passion in Joseph, inspiring him to run for president against great competition, including two well-known Haitian pop stars, his nephew Wyclef Jean and Michel Martelly. But he couldn’t compete in a democratic system corrupt to the core. Joseph’s insider’s account—having served four presidents—explores the country’s unfolding democracy. He unearths the hidden stories of Haiti’s cruel dictators, focusing on the tyranny of François “Papa Doc” Duvalier, who used the legend of voodoo to bewitch the country into fearing him. Joseph’s terrifying experiences while infiltrating the father-son regime are chilling. Threatened by Duvalier’s budding gestapo-like police, Joseph sought sanctuary in America. His grueling experience in Haitian politics gave him a unique outlook on international affairs, and he excelled in his ambassadorial career in the United States. Deep personal knowledge of politics allows Joseph to speak candidly about Haitian history. Readers will be surprised at how important the country of Haiti has been in global (and especially American) history. In this decades-spanning work, he challenges common misconceptions about Haiti. The country is rarely referenced without a mention of it being the “poorest in the Western Hemisphere,” a reductive label unfit for summarizing its rich history. There is no discussion around Haitian history beyond the war of independence. In For Whom the Dogs Spy, Raymond Joseph provides a compelling, modern-day look at Haiti like no other. With this book, Ambassador Raymond Joseph warns readers about Haiti’s current political leaders’ attempts to impose a new dictatorship. His hope is that Haiti can right itself despite the destruction it has suffered at the hands of man and nature.
Category: History

Spy Television

Author : Wesley Alan Britton
ISBN : 0275981630
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This comprehensive guide to television's spy genre covers 50 years of programs ranging from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to Alias .
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Content Cognition And Communication

Author : Nathan Salmon
ISBN : 9780191536106
Genre : Philosophy
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Nathan Salmon presents a selection of his essays from the early 1980s to 2006, on a set of closely connected topics central to analytic philosophy. The book is divided into four thematic sections. The first contains six essays on the theme of direct reference, and associated issues regarding names and descriptions, demonstratives and reflexivity. The four essays in the second section, under the heading of apriority, concern particular consequences of Millianism with respect to the semantic-epistemological status of certain special kinds of sentences. The five essays in the third section develop Salmon's project of reconciling Millianism with a host of problems posed by locutions of propositional attitude, especially by attributions of belief. The volume concludes with four essays about the distinction between meaning and use, or more generally, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics.
Category: Philosophy

A Spy In The House Of Years

Author : Giles Goodland
ISBN : 1903563097
Genre : Poetry
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This new collection from Giles Goodland further enhances his reputation as a published and award-winning poet. Goodland has a clutch of 1st prizes from major poetry competitions over the past 10 years, which is impressive enough, but when one considers that the judges of those competitions he has won include renowned writers such as Alasdair Grey, Fleur Adcock, Pauline Stainer and Robin Robertson, it is clear that he is a poet with great talent. A poet with a truly international appeal, Giles Goodland has had his work published in journals and poetry magazines all over the world including: Haiku International, Oxford Quarterly and Catharsis.
Category: Poetry

The Reluctant Spy

Author : John H. Goodwin
ISBN : 9781452057781
Genre : Fiction
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The Reluctant Spy is the timely story of Calvin Evan, a smart, but flawed CIA agent, beginning with the 1979 Iranian revolution. Cal develops a critical Iranian operative and becomes embroiled in the audacious, yet little honored effort to liberate the American embassy hostages. Romantically, he’s caught between his love for a rescued refugee and the aggressive intentions of his boss’ manipulative daughter. Ensnaring him, the savvy daughter navigates his career away from the political fallout of the mission’s failure and directs him to the battleground of the 1980’s- the Nicaraguan Contra war where Cal runs an illegal funding operation. Morally conflicted and victimized by his erratic behavior, he slips into a burned out funk, posted to Switzerland. There, amidst the rise of Middle Eastern terrorism, his past pulls him into conflict with his former Iranian asset, possibly a double agent, and reunites him with his long ago betrayed love, now a death squad target. The Reluctant Spy is the tale of Cal’s torment in trying to reconcile his heroic and destructive behaviors, his successes and failures, and his search for happiness and contentment. The backdrop of his struggles is the American foreign policy establishment’s often futile efforts to influence and control global events while carrying on insidious bureaucratic warfare. John H. Goodwin is a 1981 graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, Magna Cum Laude. John used his experience living abroad and knowledge of foreign cultures and American political and military affairs history in writing The Reluctant Spy. John manages global investment portfolios for wealthy American and international families at Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management business.
Category: Fiction

American Science Fiction Television Series Of The 1950s

Author : Patrick Lucanio
ISBN : UOM:39015047124386
Genre : Performing Arts
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As Americans grappled with the real problems of the atomic age in the 1950s, the science fiction television series provided escapist fare. At first essentially fantasy and adventure, the shows reflected the progress of the decade, using in the late 1950s extrapolations from the theories and findings of true science. From Adventures of Superman to World of Giants, this reference work covers all science fiction television series of the 1950s. A lengthy essay details character development, technical innovations, critical commentary and other matters. The episode guides that follow first provide primary cast and production credits for the entire season and then coverage of each individual episode, with title, airdate, writer, director, and a plot synopsis. Much of the information was derived from actual viewing, and many errors from other works are corrected here.
Category: Performing Arts

Five Spy Novels

Author : Howard Haycraft
ISBN : UOM:39015014321254
Genre : Fiction
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For contents, see Author Catalog.
Category: Fiction

I Spy

Author : Jacey Ford
ISBN : 0425201120
Genre : Fiction
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While undercover at an aeronautics firm to expose a corporate spy, Aimee Devlin finds her cover blown by a CIA operative who is searching for the same criminal, plunging them both into the middle of an international conspiracy that places both of their lives and hearts in danger. Original.
Category: Fiction

The Gospel According To Superheroes

Author : B. J. Oropeza
ISBN : 0820474223
Genre : Religion
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And 1970s, and the dark and violent creatures who embody the pre- and post-millennial crises of faith. Lavishly illustrated, the articles come to startling conclusions about what we have really been reading under the covers with flashlights for generations. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Category: Religion

Big Jesus

Author : Jimmy R. Watson
ISBN : 9781498200493
Genre : Religion
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This may be the most honest book ever written about Jesus. As a veteran pastor in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Watson shares his thoughts on the timeless topic of Christology--the doctrine of Christ--with new and creative insights, informative and accessible theology, personal anecdotes, and lively wit. Nothing is off-limits in this no-holds-barred contribution to the Jesus genre. Big Jesus is not another theological "spin" on the identity and nature of Jesus of Nazareth, nor is it a sentimental fairytale for those who prefer their Christology to be served up on Sunday mornings with fluffy sheep, little children, and footprints in the sand. This book is for Christian adults with a sense of humor.
Category: Religion

From Headline Hunter To Superman

Author : Richard Ness
ISBN : UOM:39015040062765
Genre : Reference
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This filmography, a detailed analysis of journalists as they have been portrayed in films, consists of 2,165 entries for feature films from the silent era through 1996.
Category: Reference

The Rough Guide To James Bond

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 1843531429
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This new Rough Guide is devoted to James Bond, the most famous fictional character of the 20th century. There's no one quite like 007, the secret agent whose identity is the world's worst kept secret and who is still the movie hero most men really aspire to be.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Motion Picture Serial

Author : Wayne Schutz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001761712
Genre : Performing Arts
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Citations presented in this first book-length bibliography ever compiled on the motion picture serial span serial film history, beginning with Edison's serial What Happened to Mary (1912) and concluding with Hollywood's final episode saga, Blazing the Overland Trail (1956). Among the many other serials covered: King of the Kongo, Perils of Pauline, Exploits of Elaine, Dick Tracy, Captain Marvel, Flash Gordon, The Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, and Tailspin Tommy. Since the serial has proved inspirational to present-day film-makers, as shown by Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Indiana Jones sequels, Schutz covers this topic as well. The book is designed as a master index with many cross references.
Category: Performing Arts

Silver Age Sundays 1963 1966

Author : Jerry Siegel
ISBN : 1684055547
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A comprehensive series that remedies a gap in comics history, reprinting all the Superman Sunday strips--among the character's rarest collectible--for the first time. In these classic adventures from January 27, 1963 until the series conclusion on May 1, 1966, the impish Mr. Mxyzptlk from the Fifth Dimension returns to exasperate the Man of Steel; Superman becomes Super-Cop to outwit a master spy when Metropolis's entire police force is disabled; tries to help a planet of blind people regain their sight, but loses his own powers in the process; fights it out with his arch enemy Lex Luthor on an alien planet where Luthor is the hero and Superman a villain; competes in the Interplanetary Olympics against a field in which everyone has super-powers; travels back in time with Lois Lane; and is reunited with the mermaid Lori Lemaris; plus more!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels