America Vs. The Justice Society (Jsa (Justice Society of America))
by: DC Comics
Product rating: 4.5 with 2 reviews
Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
Years after his death, Batman’s diary is made public only to excuse his old teammates, the Justice Society of America, of being Nazi collaborators with Hitler himself. Not wanting to fight their own country, the Justice Society surrender themselves to the law and now stand trial for crimes they did not commit. Who is the mastermind behind framing the World’s Greatest Superheroes? And why would they tarnish their pillars of society?
Written by the legendary Roy Thomas with illustrations by an all-star team of Jerry Ordway, Rafael Kayanan, and others, this classic tale collects AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY #1-4.
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Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972
by: TwoMorrows Publishing
Product rating: 5.0 with 11 reviews
Time-trip back to the frightening era of 1957-1972, when monsters stomped into the American mainstream! Once Frankenstein and fiends infiltrated TV in 1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comic books crashed upon an unsuspecting public. This profusely illustrated, full-color hardcover covers that creepy, kooky Monster Craze through features on Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the #1 hit “Monster Mash,” Aurora’s model kits, TV shows (Shock Theatre, The Addams Family, The Munsters, and Dark Shadows), Mars Attacks trading cards, Eerie Publications, Planet of the Apes, and more! It features interviews with James Warren (Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella magazines), Forrest J Ackerman (Famous Monsters of Filmland), John Astin (The Addams Family), Al Lewis (The Munsters), Jonathan Frid (Dark Shadows), George Barris (monster car customizer), Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (Rat Fink), Bobby (Boris) Pickett (“Monster Mash” singer/songwriter) and others, with a Foreword by TV horror host Zacherley, the “Cool Ghoul.”
Posted in Media Tie-In Tagged with: 1957-1972, America, Craze, Creepy, Kooky, Mash, Monster, TwoMorrows Publishing
The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up)
by: Broadside Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 6 reviews
The GOP’s leading millennial pollster offers an eye-opening look at America’s shifting demographics and reveals how these changes will affect future elections.
The American electorate is undergoing a radical transformation. Cultural factors are reshaping how a new generation of voters considers issues. Demographic shifts are creating an increasingly diverse electorate, and technological advances are opening new avenues for voter contact and persuasion.
Kristen Soltis Anderson examines these hot-topic trends and how they are influencing the way youth, women, and minorities vote. Blending observations from focus groups, personal stories, and polling results, the Republican pollster offers key insights into the changing nature of American politics. The Selfie Vote introduces you to tech-savvy political consultants and shows you how these hip young pollsters and consultants are using data mining and social media to transform electoral politics—including tracking your purchasing history. Make some purchases at a high-end culinary store? Crave sushi? Your choices outside the ballot box can reveal how you might vote. And anyone interested in the future of politics should know where these cultural trends are heading.
Data-driven yet highly readable, The Selfie Vote busts established myths about campaigns and elections while offering insights about what’s ahead—and what it could mean for American politics and governance.
Posted in Political Parties Tagged with: America, Broadside Books, Keep, Leading, Millennials, Republicans, Selfie, Vote, Where
Captain America Epic Collection: Streets of Poison (Epic Collection: Captain America)
Product rating: 4.5 with 2 reviews
Captain America joins the war on drugs! When Cap targets the gang that’s selling the new designer narcotic, Ice, he receives an accidental overdose that combines with the Super Soldier Serum in his blood. Left permanently enraged, a volatile shield-slinger finds himself in the middle of a street war between the Red Skull and the Kingpin. With deadly villains Crossbones and Bullseye on each side, Cap will need to rely on his friends – but the Ice-induced rage is alienating him from allies like Daredevil and the Black Widow. COLLECTING
: Captain America 372-386, Captain America Annual 9-10 (Captain America Epic Collection Vol . 16)
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All-New Captain America Vol. 1: Hydra Ascendant
Product rating: 4.0 with 1 reviews
The all-new, spy-fi, high-flying adventures of Sam Wilson, Captain America and Nomad begin here! Hydra is growing. The terrorist band has infiltrated society completely, but what is their ultimate goal? Cap and Nomad’s new partnership is put to the ultimate test as they race to uncover the Sect of the Unknown – but Steve Rogers’ old rogues’ gallery, united by Hydra, gathers to take down the new heroes! And as Nomad stands tall against one of Cap’s oldest foes, the new generations meet: the all-new Captain America battles Sin, daughter of the Red Skull! Cap uncovers the new Hydra’s ultimate goal, but is it too late to stop them? Millions of innocent souls hang in the balance – but, broken and nearly dead from Hydra’s gauntlet, can Cap stop the Great Leveling? COLLECTING:
All -New Captain America 1-6
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Justice League Vol. 6: Injustice League (The New 52) (Jla (Justice League of America))
by: DC Comics
Product rating: 4.6 with 7 reviews
The #1 New York Times
When the Crime Syndicate nearly destroyed our world, Lex Luthor led the fight against them. Now, with public opinion of him at an all-time high, Superman’s former nemesis has decided to continue fighting for good full time — as a member of the Justice League!
But does Lex really have only good intentions? And even if he has changed sides, can his teammates work alongside a man who once persecuted them?
Superstar writer Geoff Johns (SUPERMAN) and a league of comics’ greatest artists — including Doug Mahnke, Jason Fabok, Ivan Reis and Scott Kolins —present JUSTICE LEAGUE: INJUSTICE LEAGUE. It’s an unforgettable tale of enemies, allies and the thin line in between…
Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #30-39.
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The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America (Civilization Jihad Reader Series) (Volume 4)
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
Mr. Simpson’s copious documentation and fact-based findings chart the trajectory of the refugee resettlement industry. The Red-Green Axis illuminates the impetus that industry received early on via the United Nation’s Human Settlement Policy – a plan to redistribute, not just wealth, but population and land. Mr. Simpson proceeds to show how this plan is being inexorably advanced by today’s secretive and unaccountable federal refugee resettlement programs – operations that have brought nearly 2 million refugees from Muslim nations to this country since September 11, 2001.
Posted in Terrorism Tagged with: Agenda, America, Axis, Civilization, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Erase, Immigration, Jihad, Reader, Red-Green, Refugees, Series, Volume
Welcome To America (Red One )
by: Image Comics
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
What if happens when America’s Greatest Hero… is actually a Russian Spy? It’s 1977, the height of the Cold War between USSR and US, and the Kremlin has a plan to win the war against Uncle Sam: Propaganda! Vera Yelnikov is an elite agent in the Soviet Army during the Cold War – she IS the atomic bomb! Vera is sent to Los Angeles by her bosses at the Kremlin. Her mission? Become a true “American superhero”, to be the spearhead of a propaganda operation of communist values in the land of Uncle Sam and fight against the “Carpenter”, a fascist serial killer who blames America’s ills on liberals. Vera is clumsy and ignorant of the customs of “the American way of life”. Her secret identity in the US is Alabama Jones, and she must find a day job to cover her secret identity… a job that allows her to blend in and meet the aspirations of the Kremlin when the need arises as – RED ONE! Xavier Dorison (Long John Silver, The Third Testament) and Terry and Rachel Dodson(Star Wars: Princess Leia, Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Harley Quinn) launch a sexy and funky new superhero story, straight out of a Tarantino film.
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Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937–1946 (Languages and Folklore of Upper Midwest)
by: University of Wisconsin Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
America’s Upper Midwest is a distinctive region where many indigenous and immigrant peoples have maintained, merged, and modified their folk song traditions for more than two centuries. In the 1930s and 1940s, Sidney Robertson, Alan Lomax, and Helene Stratman-Thomas—with support from the Library of Congress and armed with bulky microphones, blank disks, spare needles, and cumbersome disk-cutting machines—recorded roughly 2,000 songs and tunes throughout Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Spanning dance tunes, ballads, lyric songs, hymns, laments, versified taunts, political anthems, street cries, and recitations, these field recordings—made by people born before or shortly after 1900—were captured at a transformative moment when America was in the throes of the Great Depression, World War II was erupting, and market-driven mass entertainment media were expanding rapidly. Yet, except for a handful of Anglo-American performances, these remarkable field recordings in more than twenty-five languages have remained largely unknown, along with the lives of their mostly immigrant, indigenous, rural, and working-class performers.
Since the 1970s, folklorist James P. Leary has worked steadily to bring the folk music of the Upper Midwest to a larger public. Folksongs of Another America presents 187 representative performances by more than 200 singers and musicians, carefully restored in digital form from deteriorating original formats. The accompanying book provides an introduction, full texts of all lyrics in the original languages and in English translation, extensive notes about each song and tune, biographical sketches and photographs of many of the performers, and details about Robertson, Lomax, and Stratman-Thomas and their fieldwork efforts as song collectors. These restored performances reveal with clarity and power a nearly lost sonic portrait of another America.
Posted in Ethnomusicology Tagged with: 1937–1946, America, Another, Field, Folklore, Folksongs, from, Languages, Midwest, Recordings, University of Wisconsin Press, Upper
A Walk in the Woods (Movie Tie-In): Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by: Broadway Books
Product rating: 4.2 with reviews
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes–and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
For a start there’s the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz’s overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson’s acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature.Bill Bryson has made a living out of traveling and then writing about it. In The Lost Continent he re-created the road trips of his childhood; in Neither Here nor There he retraced the route he followed as a young backpacker traversing Europe. When this American transplant to Britain decided to return home, he made a farewell walking tour of the British countryside and produced Notes from a Small Island. Once back on American soil and safely settled in New Hampshire, Bryson once again hears the siren call of the open road–only this time it’s a trail. The Appalachian Trail, to be exact. In A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson tackles what is, for him, an entirely new subject: the American wilderness. Accompanied only by his old college buddy Stephen Katz, Bryson starts out one March morning in north Georgia, intending to walk the entire 2,100 miles to trail’s end atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin.
If nothing else, A Walk in the Woods is proof positive that the journey is the destination. As Bryson and Katz haul their out-of-shape, middle-aged butts over hill and dale, the reader is treated to both a very funny personal memoir and a delightful chronicle of the trail, the people who created it, and the places it passes through. Whether you plan to make a trip like this one yourself one day or only care to read about it, A Walk in the Woods is a great way to spend an afternoon. –Alix Wilber
Posted in Natural History Tagged with: America, Appalachian, Broadway Books, Movie, Rediscovering, Tie-In, Trail, Walk, Wood's
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America
by: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Product rating: 4.8 with 23 reviews
What’s wrong with black women? Not a damned thing!
The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti–black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves.
When African women arrived on American shores, the three-headed hydra—servile Mammy, angry Sapphire, and lascivious Jezebel—followed close behind. In the ’60s, the Matriarch, the willfully unmarried baby machine leeching off the state, joined them. These stereotypes persist to this day through newspaper headlines, Sunday sermons, social media memes, cable punditry, government policies, and hit song lyrics. Emancipation may have happened more than 150 years ago, but America still won’t let a sister be free from this coven of caricatures.
Tamara Winfrey Harris delves into marriage, motherhood, health, sexuality, beauty, and more, taking sharp aim at pervasive stereotypes about black women. She counters warped prejudices with the straight-up truth about being a black woman in America. “We have facets like diamonds,” she writes. “The trouble is the people who refuse to see us sparkling.”
Posted in African-American Studies Tagged with: Alright, America, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Black, Broken, Changing, Narrative, Sisters, Women
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 45 SC – (Captain America & SHIELD Cover)
by: Gemstone Publishing
Product rating: 5.0 with 5 reviews
For four-and-a-half-decades, only one publication has brought collectors and dealers the prices of back issue comic books, market reports from the experts, and the history of the medium. This year, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide celebrates with new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, and more. Anniversaries the Guide marks this year include Captain Marvel at 75, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 50, the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents at 50, Wonder Girl at 50, and Captain Canuck at 40. Available this year with four covers in softcover and hardcover editions: a Captain America & Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cover by Greg Land, a Superman cover by Joe Schuster, a Bloodshot & X-O Manowar cover by Cary Nord, or a Captain Action cover by Paul Gulacy.
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Steel: From Mine to Mill, the Metal that Made America
by: Zenith Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
Steel provides the backbone for modern civilization – read all about its history, journey, and place in the world.
What is steel? How does it work? Why has it been so important? Who are the people who make it? How do they make it? Steel: From Mine to Mill, the Metal that Made America answers these questions.
Improperly understood until about 150 years ago and available until then only in small quantities, the metal itself is a delicate dance of iron crystals interspersed with carbon and – depending on intended service – other elements such as nickel, chromium, and molybdenum. Once deciphered, steel began to flow from hearths in increasing amounts for the building of railroads, steel ships, skyscrapers, and bridges, in the process raising to world economic dominance Great Britain, Germany, the United States, Japan, and the Soviet Union. The world’s current largest producer is China.
While researching this book, author Brooke C. Stoddard descended into Mesabi Iron Range open-pit iron mines, rode with 58,000 tons of iron ore on a 1,000-foot ore boat from Duluth to Cleveland, climbed to the top of the hemisphere’s largest blast furnace, interviewed men as they toiled next to their furnaces of liquid steel, and walked the immense rolling mills where steel is pressed into finished products.
Along the way, he wrote a narrative of iron and steel from pre-history through the Industrial Revolution and into the present age.
Steel is the sinew of modern civilization.
Posted in Natural Resource Extraction Tagged with: America, from, Made, Metal, Mill, Mine, Steel, That, Zenith Press