All the Dead Heroes

A T.S.W. Sheridan Mystery Stephen F. Wilcox. ALL THE DEAD HEROES ALL THE DEAD HEROES A TSW Sheridan Mystery STEPHEN F.

Author: Stephen F. Wilcox

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595212910

Category: Fiction

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Crime reporter T.S.W. Sheridan investigates the troubled life—and untimely death—of one of his boyhood idols from the 1960s, baseball legend Frank Wooley. The second black player to play for the New York Yankees, Wooley's outspokenness on civil rights and labor issues -- and a reputation for womanizing and gambling -- had forced him from the game he loved. For twenty years he's lived the life of a recluse on a secluded piece of land tucked away in upstate New York's Finger Lakes region. Now, only weeks before his controversial induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Wooley is savagely murdered and Sheridan is determined to find out why.
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All the Dead Heroes

Assigned to investigate the career of one of the first black major league players, Frank Wooley, free-lance reporter T.S.W. Sheridan finds that the rumors of wife beating and gambling are hiding an even ghastlier secret.

Author: Stephen F. Wilcox

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 0312068964

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Assigned to investigate the career of one of the first black major league players, Frank Wooley, free-lance reporter T.S.W. Sheridan finds that the rumors of wife beating and gambling are hiding an even ghastlier secret.
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The Death of Captain Marvel

COLLECTING: MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) 12-13; CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) 1, 34; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1979) 1-2; MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL 1: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL

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Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 1302915932

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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As Protector of the Universe and de facto defender of Earth, the Kree Captain Mar-Vell has triumphed over foes large and small. But when Mar-Vell is diagnosed with cancer, he fi nds himself face-to-face with a foe that even his vast might can't defeat...and both he, and a universe that loves him, must rally together to accept the inevitable. Plus, look back at the seminal battle with Nitro that infected Captain Marvel years before - and, in the midst of a battle with Titan's planet-sized computer system, now corrupted by the madness of Thanos, witness the budding romance between Mar-Vell and his true love Elysius! COLLECTING: MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) 12-13; CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) 1, 34; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1979) 1-2; MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL 1: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL
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Gods Heroes and Kings The Battle for Mythic Britain

Freya shared some Valkyrie-like attributes—although it sometimes escapes notice, she took her half-share of the battlefield dead, after all, and her feather coat reminds us of the “swan maiden” Valkyries of the saga of Weland, ...

Author: Christopher R. Fee Assistant Professor of English Gettysburg College

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195350630

Category: Social Science

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The islands of Britain have been a crossroads of gods, heroes, and kings-those of flesh as well as those of myth-for thousands of years. Successive waves of invasion brought distinctive legends, rites, and beliefs. The ancient Celts displaced earlier indigenous peoples, only to find themselves displaced in turn by the Romans, who then abandoned the islands to Germanic tribes, a people themselves nearly overcome in time by an influx of Scandinavians. With each wave of invaders came a battle for the mythic mind of the Isles as the newcomer's belief system met with the existing systems of gods, legends, and myths. In Gods, Heroes, and Kings, medievalist Christopher Fee and veteran myth scholar David Leeming unearth the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths in which pagan and Judeo-Christian beliefs fought for dominance, and classical, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Celtic narrative threads became tangled together. The resulting body of legends became a strange but coherent hybrid, so that by the time Chaucer wrote "The Wife of Bath's Tale" in the fourteenth century, a Christian theme of redemption fought for prominence with a tripartite Celtic goddess and the Arthurian legends of Sir Gawain-itself a hybrid mythology. Without a guide, the corpus of British mythology can seem impenetrable. Taking advantage of the latest research, Fee and Leeming employ a unique comparative approach to map the origins and development of one of the richest folkloric traditions. Copiously illustrated with excerpts in translation from the original sources, Gods, Heroes, and Kings provides a fascinating and accessible new perspective on the history of British mythology.
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Daily Report Foreign Radio Broadcasts

Veterans Day is the day to remind all our people to show gratitude to those who have rought to defend our ratherland . Veterans Day is also the day to remind the veterans and dead heroes ' families that they are still the combatants who ...

Author: United States. Central Intelligence Agency

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ISBN: OSU:32435064984305

Category: World politics

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Sequels

... 5 all the dead heroes, 689 all the deadly Beloved, 5 all the dead Were Strangers, 76 all the dirty Cowards, 5 all the Flowers are dying, 82 all the great Pretenders, 5 all the hungry Mothers, 5 all the Lonely People, 248 all the ...

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
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Justice Incorporated No More Heroes

In a world where heroes were forced into retirement in the aftermath of a nuclear attack on America Michael Sanders must rise to the occasion and discover what it means to live and rise up from underneath The Long Shadow.

Author: Colin Jared Turzai

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 150011944X

Category: Drama

Page: 278

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In a world where heroes were forced into retirement in the aftermath of a nuclear attack on America Michael Sanders must rise to the occasion and discover what it means to live and rise up from underneath The Long Shadow.
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Guinness Book of Me

All the dead heroes have weekend houses here. All the dead heroes float pontoon boats in the annual Fourth of July parade. All the dead heroes are waiting for me. I kick my shoes off on the rocks, wade out until my toes won't touch, ...

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743282574

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Ashes Images and Memories

In either case, unlike the normal dead, heroes received prayers, official and regular cult, and sacrifice. Were the war dead in fifth-century Athens honored as heroes? Like those of all dead, their graves would have been tended, ...

Author: Nathan T. Arrington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199369072

Category: Art

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Ashes, Images, and Memories argues that the institution of public burial for the war dead and images of the deceased in civic and sacred spaces fundamentally changed how people conceived of military casualties in fifth-century Athens. In a period characterized by war and the threat of civil strife, the nascent democracy claimed the fallen for the city and commemorated them with rituals and images that shaped a civic ideology of struggle and self-sacrifice on behalf of a unified community. While most studies of Athenian public burial have focused on discrete aspects of the institution, such as the funeral oration, this book broadens the scope. It examines the presence of the war dead in cemeteries, civic and sacred spaces, the home, and the mind, and underscores the role of material culture - from casualty lists to white-ground lekythoi-in mediating that presence. This approach reveals that public rites and monuments shaped memories of the war dead at the collective and individual levels, spurring private commemorations that both engaged with and critiqued the new ideals and the city's claims to the body of the warrior. Faced with a collective notion of "the fallen" families asserted the qualities, virtues, and family links of the individual deceased, and sought to recover opportunities for private commemoration and personal remembrance. Contestation over the presence and memory of the dead often followed class lines, with the elite claiming service and leadership to the community while at the same time reviving Archaic and aristocratic commemorative discourses. Although Classical Greek art tends to be viewed as a monolithic if evolving whole, this book depicts a fragmented and charged visual world.
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Triumph and Trauma

Even if not all heroes are dead, their heroism lives only in the community«s acts to represent and remember them. The immortality of the hero as construed by collective rituals is brought out even more clearly if there is no living ...

Author: Bernhard Giesen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317250074

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book deals with triumphant and tragic heroes, with victims and perpetrators as archetypes of the Western imagination. A major recent change in Western societies is that memories of triumphant heroism-for example, the revolutionary uprising of the people-are increasingly replaced by the public remembrance of collective trauma of genocide, slavery and expulsion. The first part of the book deals with the heroes and victims and explores the social construction of charisma and its inevitable decay. Part 2 focuses on a paradigm case of the collective trauma of perpetrators: German national identity between 1945 and 2000. After a time of latency, the legacy of nationalistic trauma was addressed in a public conflict between generations. The conflict took center stage in vivid public debates and became a core element of Germany's official political culture. Today public confessions of the guilt of the past have spread beyond the German case. They are part of a new post-utopian pattern of collective identity in a globalised setting.
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The Perturbed Self

However, not all dead heroes can fit in both official and private memories of the past, and it is here we witness the ... status as a national hero is unquestionable as he died fighting foreigners, the other story about dead heroes, ...

Author: Mengxing Fu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000431315

Category: Literary Criticism

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By comparison of late nineteenth-century ghost stories between China and Britain, this monograph traces the entangled dynamics between ghost story writing, history-making, and the moulding of a gendered self. Associated with times of anxiety, groups under marginalisation, and tensions with orthodox narratives, ghost stories from two distinguished literary traditions are explored through the writings and lives of four innovative writers of this period, namely Xuan Ding (宣鼎) and Wang Tao (王韬) in China and Vernon Lee and E. Nesbit in Britain. Through this cross-cultural investigation, the book illuminates how a gendered self is constructed in each culture and what cultural baggage and assets are brought into this construction. It also ventures to sketch a common poetics underlying a "literature of the anomaly" that can be both destabilising and constructive, subversive, and coercive. This book will be welcomed by the Gothic studies community, as well as scholars working in the fields of women’s writing, nineteenth-century British literature, and Chinese literature.
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Ancient Greece

... record offerings to Triple Hero (trishêrôs, ti-ri-se-ro-e) show that the religious meaning went back all the way ... while aware of the special status of heroes after death, had his reasons for ignoring it.22 All dead heroes go to ...

Author: Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748627295

Category: History

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The period between the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization around 1200 BC and the dawning of the classical era four and half centuries later is widely known as the Dark Age of Greece, not least in the eponymous history by A. M. Snodgrass published by EUP in 1971, and reissued by the Press in 2000.In January 2003 distinguished scholars from all over the world gathered in Edinburgh to re-examine old and new evidence on the period. The subjects of their papers were chosen in advance by the editors so that taken together they would cover the field. This book, based on thirty-three of the presentations, will constitute the most fundamental reinterpretation of the period for 30 years. The authors take issue with the idea of a Greek Dark Age and everything it implies for the understanding of Greek history, culture and society. They argue that the period is characterised as much by continuity as disruption and that the evidence from every source shows a progression from Mycenaean kingship to the conception of aristocratic nobility in the Archaic period. The volume is divided into six parts dealing with political and social structures; questions of continuity and transformation; international and inter-regional relations; religion and hero cult; Homeric epics and heroic poetry; and the archaeology of the Greek regions. Copiously illustrated and with a collated bibliography, itself a valuable resource, this book is likely to be the essential and basic source of reference on the later phases of the Mycenaean and the Early Greek Iron Ages for many years.
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The Hero King

All those dead Heroes in the crypt thought the same thing. That's how they got dead. And you got work to do yet.” He paused, but I didn't say anything. “Besides, you're spoiling my ninth birthday.” “Your what?” “I'm nine years old today ...

Author: Rick Shelley

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 9781936535484

Category: Fiction

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When seven moons rise, the world will end. So the prophecy says, and so it is being carried out. In the magical world of Varay, more and more moons rise. On Earth, nuclear war lays the planet to waste. Gil Tyner, Hero of Varay, must make common cause with his sworn enemy, the Elflord, to avert the end of everything. As the boundaries between Earth and the realm of magic begin to blur, Gil must brave dangers in both worlds, until he finally stands against an entity so mighty that their battle will either avert Armageddon, or destroy everything we’ve ever known.
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The Secret Dead

Vivia is a hag, one of the last of her race, and can die, visit the underworld and return at will.

Author: S. Fairbrother

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1499517734

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Vivia is a hag, one of the last of her race, and can die, visit the underworld and return at will. She has a job she loves-helping London's most vulnerable supernaturals, even if her colleague Malcolm drives her round the bend on a daily basis. Then Malcolm is outed as a zombie and, along with his teenage son Ben, flees the police. When Malcolm is captured, he is only able to pass on one message before his dead brain degrades completely: 'He killed me.'As Ben remains missing, the police find decades-old corpses hidden near Malcolm's house, and Vivia begins to realise there's a lot more at stake than just a possible zompocalypse...
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The Sanskrit Hero

ñèalî kavacî åûro, 'a hero with ear-rings and breast-plate' (III,291,17).20 In fact it is the promise of the divine ... The final reference to ear-rings in the poem comes when all the dead heroes rise out of the Gaògâ and meet one last ...

Author: Kevin McGrath

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004137295

Category: Religion

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At the hand of the hero Karna this book offers a model for 'heroic religion', having to a large extent shaped not only the Indic epics, but also cognate Indo-European epics, such as Homer's Iliad.
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A Warrior s Son

He passed it on to me in his words, in his deeds, and in his love for all of us. It now becomes my duty to do the same. ... I said that dead heroes were of no use except to glorify dead heroes. And now my dad is a dead hero.

Author: Dewey ''Duke'' Pasquini

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453565926

Category: Fiction

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Thirteen-year old Jake Bennett’s life turns upside down when his Army dad leaves for the first of three tours in Iraq. His mom and his six-year old brother seem like strangers to him as his family adjusts their lives to his dad’s absences and returns. A Warrior’s Son follows Jake through his teen years as he struggles to find a place in his hurting family, while navigating the complexities of girls, sports, and friends through middle school and high school. The story is a testament to the resilience of military families, and to the determination of one boy who must cope with adolescence and the emotional stress of being a warrior’s son.
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Poets of World War I Part One

“The Dead Heroes” is an important reminder of the fullness of Rosenberg's account of the war; unlike Sassoon, ... As he wrote in 1916, “I am determined that this war, with all its powers for devastation, shall not master my poeting; ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438115801

Category: English poetry

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Provides insight into four each of Wilfred Owen's and Isaac Rosenberg's most influential works along with a short biography of each poet.
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