The Age of Daredevils

  • Filename: the-age-of-daredevils.
  • ISBN: 1503935418
  • Release Date: 2016-10-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Michael Clarkson
  • Publisher: Little a

At the dawn of the twentieth century, a small but determined band of barrel jumpers risked their lives in one of the world's most wondrous waterfalls. Only a few survived. By turns a family drama and an action-adventure story, The Age of Daredevils chronicles the lives of the men and women who devoted themselves to the extraordinary sport of jumping over Niagara Falls in a barrel--a death-defying gamble that proved a powerful temptation to a hardy few. Internationally known in the 1920s and '30s for their barrel-jumping exploits, the Hills were a father-son team of daredevils who also rescued dozens of misguided thrill seekers and accident victims who followed them into the river. The publicity surrounding the Hills' spectacular feats ushered in tourism, making Niagara Falls the nation's foremost honeymoon destination, but ultimately set Red Hill Jr. on a perilous path to surpass his father's extraordinary leaps into the void. Like the works of Jon Krakauer and David McCullough, The Age of Daredevils explores the primal force of fear and the thirst for adventure that drive humans to the brink of death to see if they can somehow escape.

Divas Dames Daredevils

  • Filename: divas-dames-daredevils.
  • ISBN: 9781935259244
  • Release Date: 2013-10-18
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Mike Madrid
  • Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press

A fully illustrated and thrilling look back at the lost supergirls of Golden Age comics

Queen of the Falls

  • Filename: queen-of-the-falls.
  • ISBN: 9780547315812
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Chris Van Allsburg
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Recounts how, at the turn of the nineteenth century, retired charm school teacher Annie Edson Taylor planned and executed her daring feat to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, earning her the name "Queen of the Falls."

The Ages of Wonder Woman

  • Filename: the-ages-of-wonder-woman.
  • ISBN: 9780786471225
  • Release Date: 2013-11-18
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Joseph J. Darowski
  • Publisher: McFarland

Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous runs of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding her story, resulting in different interpretations of the Amazon Princess. In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society.


  • Filename: niagara.
  • ISBN: UVA:X002171216
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Pierre Berton
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd

Anthony Trollope's mother wept at the sight of it; Charles Dickens saw God in its rushing waters; and Harriet Beecher Stowe became so "maddened" by its beauty she contemplated flinging herself into the cascade. Few natural wonders have inspired the passions and the imaginations of so many as Niagara Falls, whose sublime beauty and awesome power have made it a magnet for statesmen and stuntmen, poets and poseurs, ordinary sightseers and exceptional visionaries. Popular historian Pierre Berton traces the history and allure of one of America's great natural phenomena. As Thurston Clarke noted in his front page "New York Times Book Review," Berton "makes a serious and convincing case for Niagara's pivotal role in North American history.... His Niagara is a lodestar for North American culture and invention: site of the first railway suspension bridge, inspiration for Nikola Tesla's discovery of the principle of alternating current, and the subject of Frederic Church's most celebrated landscape; a natural wonder that has bewitched generations of scientists, authors, and utopians, and stimulated innovations and social movements still casting long shadows."

The Supergirls

  • Filename: the-supergirls.
  • ISBN: 9781935259350
  • Release Date: 2016-09-19
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Mike Madrid
  • Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press

"Mike Madrid is doing God's work. . . . mak[ing] accessible a lost, heady land of female adventure." —ComicsAlliance "Sharp and lively . . . [Madrid] clearly loves this stuff. And he's enough of a historian to be able to trace the ways in which the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society's ever-changing feelings about women and sex."—Entertainment Weekly "A long overdue tribute to [those] fabulous fighting females." —Stan Lee Mike Madrid has become known as a champion of women in comics and as the expert in Golden Age female characters. And now here is where it all began, as informative and entertaining as ever, in a revised and updated edition, including new illustrations and a new introduction, as well as an afterword bringing us up-to-date on what's happening with women in comics now. Mike Madrid is the author of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics; Vixens, Vamps & Vipers: Lost Villainesses of Golden Age Comics; and the original The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, an NPR "Best Book To Share With Your Friends" and American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project Notable Book. A San Francisco native and lifelong fan of comic books and popular culture, Madrid also appears in the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines and is the illustrator of two of The History of Arcadia books: Lily the Silent and The Lizard Princess.

The Age of Wonder

  • Filename: the-age-of-wonder.
  • ISBN: 0307378322
  • Release Date: 2009-07-14
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Richard Holmes
  • Publisher: Vintage

The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science—an era whose consequences are with us still. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards.

Divergent Divergent Book 1

  • Filename: divergent-divergent-book-1.
  • ISBN: 9780007420438
  • Release Date: 2011-05-03
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Veronica Roth
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

She turns to the future in a world that’s falling apart. The No. 1 New York Times bestseller DIVERGENT – a major motion picture in 2014.

Bad Girls Throughout History

  • Filename: bad-girls-throughout-history.
  • ISBN: 9781452157023
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Ann Shen
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books

Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, worthy tribute.

The Day the Falls Stood Still

  • Filename: the-day-the-falls-stood-still.
  • ISBN: 9781446494462
  • Release Date: 2011-08-31
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Cathy Marie Buchanan
  • Publisher: Random House

Niagara Falls, 1915 When Bess Heath returns to her family home near the picturesque falls, it is to an unfamiliar scene - the elegance of the life she once knew has vanished. Her father is a broken man, jobless and losing hope, and her mother is struggling to keep the family afloat. Isabel, the lively, charismatic sister Bess has always relied on is almost unrecognisable. Her engagement called off, she languishes in her bedroom, brooding and refusing to eat. Through all of this Bess finds solace in Tom Cole, a man she met by chance the night she returned home. Constant, gentle and devoted to Bess, he understands better than anyone the awesome and potentially devastating power of the falls - and consoles her through a tragedy that nearly ruins her. But as their lives become more fully entwined, Bess is forced to make a painful choice between what she wants and what is best for her family . . .

X Men

  • Filename: x-men.
  • ISBN: 0785159827
  • Release Date: 2012-03-07
  • Number of pages: 1072
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Marvel

Charles Xavier is dead - killed twenty years in the past during a freak time-travel accident - and the world that has arisen in his absence is dark and dangerous indeed. The Darwinian conqueror Apocalypse rules with an iron fist, ruthlessly enforcing his dictum that only the strong shall survive - and in Apocalypse's long shadow, hidden among a downtrodden humankind, are a group of ragtag freedom fighters led by Xavier's oldest friend, Magneto: the Amazing X-Men! When Bishop, last survivor of the true Marvel Universe, locates the X-Men and explains how the world went wrong, these embittered mutants and their tenuous allies must risk everything - and undertake a dangerous and multi-pronged quest - to put things right! The comics event of 1995 is collected in one deluxe oversized hardcover! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #320-321, X-MEN (1991) #40-41, CABLE (1993) #20, X-MEN ALPHA, AMAZING X-MEN #1-4, ASTONISHING X-MEN (1995) #1-4, FACTOR X #1-4, GAMBIT & THE X-TERNALS #1-4, GENERATION NEXT #1-4, WEAPON X (1995) #1-4, X-CALIBRE #1-4, X-MAN #1-4, X-MEN OMEGA, AGE OF APOCALYPSE: THE CHOSEN and X-MEN ASHCAN #2.

The Age of the Aviator

  • Filename: the-age-of-the-aviator.
  • ISBN: 9781411698093
  • Release Date: 2006-04-01
  • Number of pages: 396
  • Author: James Crawford
  • Publisher:

THE AGE OF THE AVIATOR is the story of a unique period in history. It was a time when no one was yet certain of the potential of flight and when the task of testing its limits fell to a handful of eccentric and ingenious daredevils. This sweeping novel describes the century-long life of one such adventurer: someone who loved danger more than safety; a man of common origins who rose to uncommon heights and lifted up a generation of people with him.

Divas Dames Daredevils

  • Filename: divas-dames-daredevils.
  • ISBN: 9781935259244
  • Release Date: 2013-10-18
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Mike Madrid
  • Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press

A fully illustrated and thrilling look back at the lost supergirls of Golden Age comics

The Age of Responsibility

  • Filename: the-age-of-responsibility.
  • ISBN: 1119973384
  • Release Date: 2011-03-08
  • Number of pages: 408
  • Author: Wayne Visser
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This landmark book shows how the old model of corporate sustainability and responsibility is being replaced by a second generation movement that goes beyond the outmoded approach of CSR as philanthropy or public relations concern to a more authentic, stakeholder-driven model. The author describes the new concept and mission of the new movement and explains its agenda in a succinct guide that will be useful for CSR professionals, including managers, consultants, academics, and non-governmental organizations.

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