With her life stolen by the mysterious Brand New May and her father in the hands of Fury, the Goblin Queen, a gravely injured Spider-Girl must carve a new life for herself as friends turn against her and old enemies come to her aid - and that's just the beginning! Collects Amazing Spider-Girl #25-30.
Cachaprès, le braconnier, court tel une bête sauvage à travers les bois depuis l'enfance jusqu'au jour où il aperçoit Germaine, la belle fermière. Pour la première fois, Cachaprès éprouve de l'amour, un amour fruste, sauvage mais sincère et Germaine se laisse toucher par l'emportement passionné de ce mâle terrible. Elle cède. Puis la lassitude arrive ; elle cherche à rompre ; mais le braconnier veille sur son amour avec une fureur jalouse, jusqu'à mourir. C'est l'éternelle histoire, l'éternel drame de l'amour.
It didn t take long for Barack Obama to make his mark as the biggest political star to ever occupy the White House. Over the course of his two terms in office, Obama has injected the American presidency deeper into popular culture than any of his predecessors. He and his wife Michelle have become iconic figures, celebrities of the first order.This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T.
Walsh, discusses how the Obamas reached this point. More important, it takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America s presidents as celebrities in chief since the beginning of the Republic. Walsh makes the point that modern presidents need to be celebrities and build on their fame in order to propel their agendas and rally public support for themselves as national leaders so that they can get things done.Combining incisive historical analysis with a journalist s eye for detail, this book looks back to such presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the forerunners of contemporary celebrity presidents. It examines modern presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt, each of whom qualified as a celebrity in his own time and place. The book also looks at presidents who fell short in their star appeal, such as George W.
Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and explains why their star power was lacking.Among the special features of the book are detailed profiles of the presidents and how they measured up or failed as celebrities; an historical analysis of America s popular culture and how presidents have played a part in it, from sports and television to movies and the news media; the role of first ladies; and a portfolio of fascinating photos illustrating the intersection of the presidency with popular culture."
As a child, Karen Conway had seen her mother fall in love with a man who could never be hers. Now Karen herself was in love with that same man's son, Riccardo Tornese. Rik's father had left Karen an interest in the family company, and Rik was furious when she insisted on the voting rights she was entitled to. Though they were passionate adversaries, Karen learned to love Rik, but she was convinced that he wanted her only for the stock that would be her bride price.
The Demon of the Birds The search for the final shard of the Shikon Jewel leads Inuyasha and the gang to a mountain fortress. But the gate is guarded by two giant statues and a force that will only allow the dead to enter Seeking a path to the underworld, Naraku meanwhile teams up with a new demon, Abi Hime, who hunts the blood of innocent villagers to heal her mother. Inuyasha and friends step in to stop them when they find that Kikyo may be involved
The twelfth novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate 20th-century England Christmas is a very special time of year. It is special for Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White and their ward Suki, who are determined to celebrate it properly. It is special for their friends, Doctor John Watson, and his wife Mary, both Elemental Masters, who have found great delight in the season seeing it through young Suki’s eyes. It is also special to others...for very different reasons. For Christmas Eve is also hallowed to dark forces, powers older than mankind, powers that come awake on this, the Longest Night. Powers best left alone. Powers that could shake the foundations of London and beyond. It begins slowly. Women disappearing in the dark of night, women only missed by those of their own kind. The whispers only begin when they start to reappear—because when they do, they are no longer sane. And when Nan and Sarah and the Watsons are called on to examine these victims, they discover that it was no ordinary horror of the streets that drove them mad. But then, the shadows reach for other victims—girls of good, even exalted families, who vanish from concerts, lectures, and evening balls. And it will take the combined forces of Magic, Psychic Powers, and the worlds greatest detective to stop the darkness before it can conquer all.
Ruben Waara asustelee vuoroin Espoossa ja vuoroin talvisessa Hangossa. Hän tutustuu pikkuhiljaa naapureihinsa, originelliin taiteilijaan Tex Hukkaseen sekä Kaj Karsteniin, vanhaan mieheen ja tämän hieman tuuliajolle joutuneeseen veljenpoikaan. Kaj pyytää Waaralta apua, sillä häntä yritetään ilmeisesti huijata nigerialaiskirjeiden avulla. Mutta kuka on kirjeiden takana ja ovatko ne aitoja nigerialaiskirjeitä? Entä kuka on Simon Eddy Akbata, musta mies, joka ilmestyy Hankoon kuin varkain? Waarasta tuntuu, että kaikki ei ole niin kuin pitäisi ja hän pyytää toistamiseen apua poliisiystävältään. Waaran firmallakaan ei mene hyvin ja hänen pitäisi pystyä keskittymään olennaiseen, mutta hän on levoton. Waara kuulee, että hänen vävynsä on päässyt vankilasta - ja sitten löytyy ruumis. Mutta mitä tekemistä tällä kaikella on Waaran kanssa? Sen hän saa tietää saadessaan vieraan Venäjältä.