Not a Hero

Not a Hero
Author: Cherise Sinclair
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781947219120
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Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: VanScoy Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the Alaska wilderness, four streetwise boys became men—and brothers Now the crazy ex-military survivalist who plucked Gabriel and three other boys from an abusive foster care home has died. But the sarge leaves them a final mission--to revive the dying town of Rescue. Gabe is done with being a hero. Wounded in body and soul, the retired SEAL simply wants to remain holed up in his isolated cabin. He sure doesn’t want to be chief of police in some defunct town. But he has his orders. Audrey needs a place to hide After the Chicago librarian discovers a horrendous crime, she wakes to an assassin in her bedroom. Injured and terrified, she flees, covering her trail every inch of the way. New name, new ID. New home. As Audrey learns to survive in Rescue, she begins to fall for the town…and the intimidating chief of police who protects it. Can the shy introvert and the deadly police chief find a life together? Despite the discord in town, Gabe is finding his own peace…with the quiet young woman who seems to have no past. She’s adorable and caring and so very lost. But how can he trust someone who lies to him with every breath she takes? Cherise Sinclair is my go to author when I want a satisfying read. Heat, emotion, suspense. She’s got it all. ~ NYT Bestselling author Lexi Blake

I m No Hero

I m No Hero
Author: Charlie Plumb
Pages: 287
ISBN: 0937539384
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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No Hero

No Hero
Author: Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780698164444
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Release: 2014-11-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The companion volume to the multimillion-copy bestseller No Easy Day by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen reveals the evolution of a SEAL Team Six operator. Mark Owen’s instant #1 New York Times bestseller, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden, focused on the high-profile targets and headline-grabbing chapters of the author’s thirteen years as a Navy SEAL. His follow-up, No Hero, is an account of Owen’s most personally meaningful missions, missions that never made headlines, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates in both success and failure. Featuring stories from the training ground to the battlefield, No Hero offers readers a never-before-seen close-up view of the experiences and values that make Mark Owen and the SEALs he served with capable of executing the missions that make history.

No Perfect Hero

No Perfect Hero
Author: Nicole Snow
Pages: 392
ISBN: 1092569901
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Release: 2019-04-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bossy. Heart of stone. Snarly mess next door.Send help before I'm prick-matized...My next big mistake has a name.Warren Ford. Best kept secret in this weird little town.An alpha's alpha. Spartan abs. Too blunt for everybody's good.Moody, broody, mysterious, and totally up in my business.I thought Heart's Edge would be safe.No two timing exes. No pink slips. No hulking, loud, inked up -Oh. Right.Leave it to a badass to bring the drama piping hot.Then he goes and saves a cat who means the world to my little niece.Making me a mushy little puddle of wishes.Wishing I didn't know his savage kiss like my own reflection.Or how erasing tears must be his superpower.Wishing I'd never poked his scary past.Or heard him growl when he swears it's not our future.There's no way this works.He's no white knight. I'm no princess.I need to go. He says stay.Even our sheet-ripping nights can't work miracles.Only an answer as the danger closes in.Is Warren my perfect slice of hero?From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow - a twisted small town love story. See how far a damaged alpha goes to claim the feisty damsel in distress under his skin. Full length romance novel with a rollicking Happily Ever After.

Ain t No Place for a Hero

Ain t No Place for a Hero
Author: Kaitlin Tremblay
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781773050775
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Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: ECW Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A deep dive into the groundbreaking and bestselling video game series The critically acclaimed first-person shooter franchise Borderlands knows it's ridiculous. It's a badge of pride. After all, Borderlands 2 was promoted with the tagline "87 bazillion guns just got bazillionder." These space-western games encourage you to shoot a lot of enemies and monsters, loot their corpses, and have a few chuckles while chasing down those bazillion guns. As Kaitlin Tremblay explores in Ain't No Place for a Hero, the Borderlands video game series satirizes its own genre, exposing and addressing the ways first-person shooter video games have tended to exclude women, queer people, and people of colour, as well as contribute to a hostile playing environment. Tremblay also digs in to the way the Borderlands game franchise Ñ which has sold more than 26 million copies Ñ disrupts traditional notions of heroism, creating nuanced and compelling storytelling that highlights the strengths and possibilities of this relatively new narrative medium. The latest entry in the acclaimed Pop Classics series, Ain-t No Place for a Hero is a fascinating read for Borderlands devotees as well as the uninitiated.

Magneto

Magneto
Author: Anonim
Pages: 96
ISBN: 078515860X
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Release: 2012-05-23
Editor: Marvel
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The X-Men are shaken when Magneto finally goes villain again - as the Master of Magnetism is caught on video murdering members of an anti-mutant group! Why did he throw away everything he's earned with the X-Men? Or is this just the only time he's gotten caught? This new series by Skottoe Young (WIZARD OF OZ) and Clay Mann (X-MEN LEGACY) will change the way you look at the best X-Villain of all time! COLLECTING: Magneto : Not A Hero 1-4

No Hero

No Hero
Author: Jonathan Wood
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781781168134
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Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Titan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“SO FUNNY I LAUGHED OUT LOUD” CHARLAINE HARRIS What would Kurt Russell do? Oxford police detective Arthur Wallace asks himself that question a lot. While he's a good cop, he prefers his action on the big screen. But when he sees tentacles sprouting from the neck of a fresh corpse, the secretive government agency MI37 comes to recruit Arthur in its struggle against a threat from another dimension known as the Progeny. But Arthur is NO HERO! Can an everyman stand against sanity-ripping cosmic horrors? “Impeccably written - literally unputdownable... Unarguably one of the best novels I've read so far this year.” BARNESANDNOBLE.COM “The book Lovecraft might have written if he had a sense of humor and watched too many Kurt Russell movies... Recommended.” THE MAD HATTER BOOKSHELF AND REVIEW “[An] overload of awesome. The story reads like a fever dream of action, in a good way.”?BOOKGASM

Looking for a Hero

Looking for a Hero
Author: Peter Maslowski,Don Winslow
Pages: 618
ISBN: 9781496228031
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Release: 2020-10-08
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Widely acclaimed as the Vietnam War's most highly decorated soldier, Joe Ronnie Hooper in many ways serves as a symbol for that conflict. His troubled, tempestuous life paralleled the upheavals in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, and his desperate quest to prove his manhood was uncomfortably akin to the macho image projected by three successive presidents in their "tough" policy in Southeast Asia. Looking for a Hero extracts the real Joe Hooper from the welter of lies and myths that swirl around his story; in doing so, the book uncovers not only the complicated truth about an American hero but also the story of how Hooper's war was lost in Vietnam, not at home. Extensive interviews with friends, fellow soldiers, and family members reveal Hooper as a complex, gifted, and disturbed man. They also expose the flaws in his most famous and treasured accomplishment: earning the Medal of Honor. In the distortions, half-truths, and outright lies that mar Hooper's medal of honor file, authors Peter Maslowski and Don Winslow find a painful reflection of the army's inability to be honest with itself and the American public, with all the dire consequences that this dishonesty ultimately entailed. In the inextricably linked stories of Hooper and the Vietnam War, the nature of that deceit, and of America's defeat, becomes clear.

Zero the Hero

Zero the Hero
Author: Joan Holub
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781466808652
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Release: 2012-02-28
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. That's what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn't add anything in addition. He's of no use in division. And don't even ask what he does in multiplication. (Hint: Poof!) But Zero knows he's worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable.

No Hero No Heroine

No Hero   No Heroine
Author: Lauryne Hope
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781532057106
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Release: 2019-03-16
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The journey of a 11 yr old who was forced to live not only through the drowning death of her beloved brother at age 9, but what happened afterward. As you read it you will be drawn in, and find a lie that caused the author, after learning more about what was said and knowing it to be untrue, finally had to speak up. The newspaper did not have the truth, and it had to come out, so peace could be found...

Magneto

Magneto
Author: Skottie Young
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780785182924
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Release: 2012-05-23
Editor: Marvel Entertainment
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The X-Men are shaken when Magneto finally goes villain again - as the Master of Magnetism is caught on video murdering members of an anti-mutant group! Why did he throw away everything he's earned with the X-Men? Or is this just the only time he's gotten caught? This new series by Skottoe Young (WIZARD OF OZ) and Clay Mann (X-MEN LEGACY) will change the way you look at the best X-Villain of all time! COLLECTING: Magneto : Not A Hero 1-4

Peter

Peter
Author: Francis Hopkinson Smith
Pages: 482
ISBN: IND:30000111829101
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Release: 1915
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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I m No Hero

I m No Hero
Author: Henry Friedman
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780295801452
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Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Henry Friedman was robbed of his adolescence by the monstrous evil that annihilated millions of European Jews and changed forever the lives of those who survived. When the Nazis overran their home town near the Polish-Ukrainian border, the Friedman family was saved by Ukrainian Christians who had worked at their farm. Henry, his mother, his younger brother, and a young schoolteacher�who had been hired by his father when Jews were forbidden to attend school�were hidden in a loft over the animal stalls at a neighbor�s farm; his father hid in another hayloft half a mile away. When the family was liberated by the Russians after eighteen months in hiding, Henry, at age fifteen, was emaciated and too weak to walk. The Friedmans eventually made their way to a displaced persons camp in Austria where Henry learned quickly to wheel and deal, seducing women of various ages and nationalities and mastering the intricacies of dealing in the black market. In I�m No Hero, he confronts with unblinking honesty the pain, the shame, and the bizarre comedy of his passage to adulthood. The family came to Seattle in 1949, where Henry Friedman has made his home ever since. In 1988 he returned with his wife to Brody and Suchowola, where he succeeded in finding Julia Symchuk, who, as a young girl, had warned his father that the Gestapo was looking for him, and whose family had hidden the Friedmans in their loft. The following year he was able to bring Julia to Seattle for a triumphal visit, where she was honored in many ways, although, as Friedman writes, �in her own country she had never been honored with anything except hard work.� Like many other survivors, Henry Friedman has found it difficult to confront his past. Like others, too, he has felt the obligation to bear witness. Now retired, he devotes much of his time to telling his story, which he believes is a message of hope, to thousands of schoolchildren throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has received national recognition for his role in establishing the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, and as a founder of the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center.

A Hero Of Our Time

A Hero Of Our Time
Author: Mikhail Lermontov
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781590209561
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Release: 2009-01-16
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first major Russian novel, A Hero of Our Time was both lauded and reviled upon publication. Its dissipated hero, twenty-five-year-old Pechorin, is a beautiful and magnetic but nihilistic young army officer, bored by life and indifferent to his many sexual conquests. Chronicling his unforgettable adventures in the Caucasus involving brigands, smugglers, soldiers, rivals, and lovers, this classic tale of alienation influenced Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov in Lermontov’s own century, and finds its modern-day counterparts in Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, the novels of Chuck Palahniuk, and the films and plays of Neil LaBute.

It Doesn t Take a Hero

It Doesn t Take a Hero
Author: H. Norman Schwarzkopf,Peter Petre
Pages: 625
ISBN: 9780553563382
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Release: 1993
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The memoirs of the commander of the Allied Forces during the Persian Gulf War detail General Schwarzkopf's life and military service

Peter

Peter
Author: F. Hopkinson Smith
Pages: 404
ISBN: 9781427081100
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Release: 2008-11-05
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

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Three Wars But Not a Hero

Three Wars   But Not a Hero
Author: Bud Barbee
Pages: 308
ISBN: 1425128874
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first 89 years of the author's life - childhood, family, education, occupations, military career, the sixty-one years of a romantic, exciting, dedicated marriage.

No Hero Hardcover

No Hero Hardcover
Author: Warren Ellis
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1592910858
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Release: 2010-01-26
Editor: Avatar Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young man, obsessed with fighting street crime, is invited to join the ranks of America's superheroes, but at the terrible cost of his physical body, his mental state, and possibly the lives of every other hero in the world. Forty years ago, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by a man whose unique new drugs gave them incredible powers. For five generations, they've stood for the rights of freedom and safety, and invited other like-minded individuals of sound mind and unflinching dedication to stand with them. To these young men and women, they ask, "How much do you want to be a superhuman?" One young man, obsessed with the need for street justice, wants it badly... perhaps even enough to bring on the last days of an American legend. See, the team is not the only thing that's advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories once their luck finally runs out. A revolution in masked heroes by Warren Ellis, the award-winning creator of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY.

A Thousand Questions

A Thousand Questions
Author: Saadia Faruqi
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062943224
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set against the backdrop of Karachi, Pakistan, Saadia Faruqi’s tender and honest middle grade novel tells the story of two girls navigating a summer of change and family upheaval with kind hearts, big dreams, and all the right questions. Mimi is not thrilled to be spending her summer in Karachi, Pakistan, with grandparents she’s never met. Secretly, she wishes to find her long-absent father, and plans to write to him in her beautiful new journal. The cook’s daughter, Sakina, still hasn’t told her parents that she’ll be accepted to school only if she can improve her English test score—but then, how could her family possibly afford to lose the money she earns working with her Abba in a rich family’s kitchen? Although the girls seem totally incompatible at first, as the summer goes on, Sakina and Mimi realize that they have plenty in common—and that they each need the other to get what they want most. This relatable and empathetic story about two friends coming to understand each other will resonate with readers who loved Other Words for Home and Front Desk.

They Call Me a Hero

They Call Me a Hero
Author: Daniel Hernandez,Susan Goldman Rubin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781442462359
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Release: 2014-02-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A student and intern credited with saving the life of Gabrielle Giffords during the Tucson shooting shares the story of his life while exploring the character qualities that have helped him rise above adversity and pursue his goals.