Heroes of the Age

Heroes of the Age


  • Author : David B. Edwards
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0520200640


Heroes of the Age Book Description :

Edwards contends that Afghanistan's troubles derive less from foreign forces and the ideological divisions between groups than they do from the moral incoherence of Afghanistan itself....

Age of Heroes

Age of Heroes


  • Author : James Lovegrove
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-09
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 1781084041


Age of Heroes Book Description :

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Heroes of the Hellenistic Age

Heroes of the Hellenistic Age


  • Author : Charles N. Pope
  • Publisher : DomainOfMan.com
  • Release Date : 2016-01-10
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 :


Heroes of the Hellenistic Age Book Description :

The specific historical figures that represented the "scarlet thread" of Messianic kingship during the Ptolemaic Age just so happen to also be the most celebrated figures of that period (between Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar). This is not at all coincidental. Ancient historians were obliged to honor the direct ancestors of the royal family above all others. This book examines the surprising relationship between Ptolemy II (of Egypt), Hannibal Barca (of Carthage), Judas Maccabee (of Israel) and Gaius Marius (of Egypt), who are not only the most recognized persons from the Ptolemaic Age to us today, but identified by ancient writers as the most significant leaders from that time, as well....

The Age of Fable

The Age of Fable


  • Author : Thomas Bulfinch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1855
  • Genre: Mythology
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  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HWRGKD


The Age of Fable Book Description :

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The First Heroes

The First Heroes


  • Author : Harry Turtledove
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429915013


The First Heroes Book Description :

The Bronze Age. The era of Troy, of Gilgamesh, of the dawning of human mastery over the earth. For decades, fantasists have set tales of heroism and adventure in imagined worlds based on the real Bronze Age, from the "Hyborean Age" of the Conan stories to the Third Age of Middle-earth. Now bestselling science fiction and fantasy author Harry Turtledove, a noted expert on the ancient world, teams up with author and Egyptologist Noreen Doyle to present fourteen new tales of the real Bronze Age from some of the best writers in science fiction. In The First Heroes: here is Gene Wolfe's mock-journal of a man from the future who travels with figures out of history and mythology; Judith Tarr's tale of a town that sends its resident goddess to try to learn t...

American Heroes in a Media Age

American Heroes in a Media Age


  • Author : Susan J. Drucker
  • Publisher : VNR AG
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1881303195


American Heroes in a Media Age Book Description :

This volume explores the relationship of hero to celebrity and the changing role of the hero in American culture. It establishes that the nature of hero and its function in society is a communication phenomenon, which has been and is being altered by the rapid advance of electronic media....

Heroes   Ballyhoo

Heroes Ballyhoo


  • Author : Michael K. Bohn
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781597976091


Heroes Ballyhoo Book Description :

A handful of star athletes, along with their promoters and journalists, created America's sports entertainment industry during the 1920s, the Golden Age of American sports. The period had an extraordinary impact, profoundly changing individual sports, establishing the secular religion of sports and sports heroes, and helping bond disparate social and regional sectors of the country. It's when sports became a cornerstone of modern American life. Heroes and Ballyhoo profiles the ten most prominent Golden Age heroes and describes their effect on sports and society. Babe Ruth saved baseball after the Black Sox Scandal. Boxer Jack Dempsey made the "sweet science" a respectable sport. Red Grange single-handedly set professional football on a path to eventu...

Travelling Heroes

Travelling Heroes


  • Author : Robin Lane Fox
  • Publisher : Vintage Books USA
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679763864


Travelling Heroes Book Description :

"Presented as a kind of historical detective story, Travelling heroes draws upon archaeology, ancient texts, and new discoveries to develop a fresh and provocative thesis: that migrants from the Greek island of Euboea settled in specific places both in the Near East and in Italy and that what they found there helped shape their most distinctive myths"--Jacket flap....

Rogues and Heroes of Newport s Gilded Age

Rogues and Heroes of Newport s Gilded Age


  • Author : Edward Morris
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614236665


Rogues and Heroes of Newport s Gilded Age Book Description :

Newport, Rhode Island, was the summer playground of the Gilded Age for the Astors, Belmonts and Vanderbilts. They built lavish villas designed by the best Beaux Arts-style architects of the time, including Richard Morris Hunt, Charles McKim and Robert Swain Peabody. America's elite delighted in referring to these grand retreats as "summer cottages," where they would play tennis and polo and sail their yachts along the shores of the Ocean State. The coachman had an important role as the discreet outdoor butler for Gilded Age gentlemen--not only was he in charge of the horses, but he also acted as a travel advisor and connoisseur of entertainment venues. From the driver's seat, author and guide Edward Morris provides a diverse collection of biographica...