Description : "I WANTED TO SERVE, TO BE PART OF THIS THING MY FATHER HAD GIVEN HIS LIFE FOR. I DIDN'T WANT THE WAR TO END, AND ALL I'D BE ABLE TO SAY WAS, NO I DIDN'T SERVE, I WAS RIGHT HERE THE WHOLE WAR, SAFE IN BAKERSFIELD." Adam Pelko witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that killed his father, a lieutenant on the USS Arizona. Even though Adam is underage, he defies his mother's wishes and enlists in the Marines. Sent first to boot camp, then to Okinawa, he experiences the stark reality of war firsthand -- the camaraderie and the glory as well as the grueling regimen, the paralyzing fear, and death. And at every turn, Adam must confront memories of his father. In the concluding volume of his World War II trilogy, Harry Mazer masterfully illustrates Adam's journey as he navigates brutal circumstances that no boy should know.
Description : This book, set in the mid-to-late 1800's, is about a boy who, following a family tragedy at the age of fifteen, runs away to fight in the US Civil War. During the war he befriends another boy his age and they end up becoming the marshal and deputy in the fictional Kansas town of Tornado Gulch. Following another tragedy after years of being the marshal, he decides to runaway to his hometown in Dakota Territory, where he resorts to farming and befriends a tribe of Lakota Indians. This book is a true western in every sense of the word. Duncan Sims, the protagonist in this story is a man who is a loner. He is a man who loves and loses and deals with tremendous issues, such as deaths of those he is close to and being friends with Native Americans, who the people who pay his salary don't exactly appreciate. This book was written with the intent of reaching a young adult demographic, though the story is so universal that anyone should be able to enjoy it. Author Biography Having a life based around his wife and two sons keeps Jonathan W. Howe a well-rounded person. Heroes Don't Run is the first book that Jon has written for publication after years of experience writing poetry and music. Jon lives in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul. He is a long time Minnesota Twins fan and a dreamer of the future and the past. Reading about the past or watching a historical documentary (or tastefully made film) is what he likes to do when he's not doing all the other things that take precedence in his life. Category: Fiction/Western
Description : In this action-packed World War II novel, Jonathon is eighteen when he enlists in the RAF in 1940 to become a pilot. After finally getting his wings, he is sent on a night raid in a Mosquito aircraft. Jonathan's plane is shot down over France and he hides in a farmer's barn. Then he meets Michelle, a member of the French Resistance. Michelle helps Jonathan escape, but she is captured and taken prisoner by the Germans. Jonathon leaves the RAF when the war is over and goes in search of Michelle. What he finds is unexpected and will change his life forever. Heroes Don't Cry is a war story that shakes the lives of all those who were brave enough and lucky enough to survive. About the Author: Born in Cheshire, UK, Denise Buckley used to perform a singing act with her sister in cabarets and clubs. She now lives in the Lake District of Cumbria, where she paints and writes. Her first novel is Yesterday's Tomorrows: The Dark Secret. This is the second book in a series. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/DeniseBuckley
Description : Heroes Don’t Cry-#3 Dystopian Thriller HEROES Series is a fast paced, dystopian thriller. Be the hero. Save the girl. But Ben Jackman is a hunted man. He has killed and that changes a man. When Ben discovers a plot to kill the King using children strapped with explosive vests, he must come out of the dark and save the day. But being the hero doesn’t come easy to Ben. There is a child to save, bombs to defuse and a woman to impress. Alas, two out of three is the best he can hope for. Heroes Don’t Cry - #3 Dystopian Thriller Heroes Series. If you love fast paced adventure, engaging characters, a load of intrigue with a dystopian setting that makes district 12 look like the land of Oz, then you’ll love the third instalment of Roo I Macleod’s page turning thriller series. Buy Heroes Don’t Cry today to enter this exciting dystopian world.
Description : A contemporary mix of Ayn Rand's Anthem and George Orwell's 1984, this is the story of one character's struggle to survive within a twisted version of oppression. No more than a child, this martyr is born into a futuristic society dominated by an unforgiving dictator known as the General. Trapped inside a backward utopia and locked in a life-threatening battle between individualism and conformity, an unconventional hero will learn what it means to live, to love, and to lose.
Description : The first unauthorized look at the philosophy behind Heroes, one of TV's most popular shows When ordinary individuals from around the world inexplicably develop superhuman abilities, they question who they are, struggle to cope with new responsibilities, and decide whether to use their new power for good or for evil. Every episode of Tim Kring's hit TV show Heroes is a philosophical quandary. Heroes and Philosophy is the first book to analyze how philosophy makes this show so compelling. It lets you examine questions crucial to our existence as thinking, rational beings. Is the Company evil, or good? Does Hiro really have a destiny? Do we? Is it okay to lie in order to hide your powers or save the world? Heroes and Philosophy offers answers to these and other intriguing questions. Brings the insight of history's philosophical heavyweights such as Plato and Nietzche to Heroes characters and settings Adds a fun and fascinating dimension to your understanding of the show Expands your thinking about Heroes as the series expands from graphic and text novels to action figures and a video game Whether you're new to Heroes or have been a fan since day one, this book will take your enjoyment of the show to the next level.
Description : From a New York Times bestselling favorite comes two beloved novels and one extraordinary novella, brought together for the first time in this special trade edition...
Description : Ghetto Heroes: Meanteam is the origin of four teenage African- American males in a Southern Mississippi housing project that discover a hidden location near their living quarters. In that hidden location, they are introduced to an alien technology that has been keeping watch over their world waiting for the ultimate evil to resurface and that technology informs them of their destiny and purpose to protect their world and the universe from the rise and conquest of Evil. They are told that they had seen reference to the Evil in their religious book written to tabulate their worlds history.
Description : ____________________________ Learn the tragic origins of the wicked Arch-Illager in this official Minecraft novel, a prequel to Minecraft Dungeons! Brave heroes have banded together to take a perilous journey through the war-torn Overworld to defeat the Arch-Illager and his formidable army. But how did that army come to be? And just where did the Arch-Illager come from? The terrible truth behind the Arch-Illager is that he never asked for ultimate power. Known as Archie, this little Illager is bullied by his fellow Illagers and mistrusted by fearful Villagers. Archie only ever wanted a place to call home, but he finds himself shunned by all. As he wanders through deep forests and up craggy mountains, he stumbles upon a dark cavern—with a sinister secret waiting inside. Archie discovers an object that whispers to him promises of power: the Orb of Dominance. With it, Archie realizes he can wield incredible magic and reshape a world that turned its back on him. All he needs to do is exactly what it tells him . . . After all, it’s called the Orb of Dominance for a reason, right? But is it named for the way Archie uses it—or is it using him?
Description : In this sad tale from Haitian novelist Trouillot, siblings Colin and Marila, slum children of Port-au-Prince, live in fear of their violent father, Corazn-until the day they beat him to death to protect their mother, Josephine. In short chapters, each one long paragraph in length, Trouillot channels the desperate and sometimes disconnected, floating feelings of young, needy Colin as he and Marila, the elder at 16, flee the scene of the crime.