Description : The Legacy of Heroes is a Fantasy Role Playing Game with a singular focus: imagination. The Legacy of Heroes Player's Guide offers everything you need to bring the myriad characters from movies, literature, mythology and anything else you can imagine to life on the page before you. This book contains 11 races, 11 classes, 40 heroic arcs and all the spells, styles, equipment, magic items and more you need for your own brave heroes to move from character to legend. The Legacy of Heroes exciting Heroic Talent and Heroic Moment systems empower the players to create truly memorable role-playing experiences like never before. This book facilitates that collaboration by giving you, the player, the tools you need for the stories you imagine in an efficient, simple, and familiar system based on the OGL license. The only question is, are you ready for your own legacy? Visit www.thelegacyofheroes.com for support, downloads and more!
Description : Few thinkers have enjoyed so pervasive an influence as Rousseau, who originated dissatisfaction with modernity. By exploring polarities articulated by Rousseau—nature versus society, self versus other, community versus individual, and compassion versus competitiveness—these fourteen original essays show how his thought continues to shape our ways of talking, feeling, thinking, and complaining. The volume begins by taking up a central theme noted by the late Allan Bloom—Rousseau's critique of the bourgeois as the dominant modern human type and as a being fundamentally in contradiction, caught between the sentiments of nature and the demands of society. It then turns to Rousseau's crucial polarity of nature and society and to the later conceptions of history and culture it gave rise to. The third part surveys Rousseau's legacy in both domestic and international politics. Finally, the book examines Rousseau's contributions to the virtues that have become central to the current sensibility: community, sincerity, and compassion. Contributors include Allan Bloom, François Furet, Pierre Hassner, Christopher Kelly, Roger Masters, and Arthur Melzer.
Description : Suzanne Evans finds commonalities between the many images of war mothers - the Canadian Silver Cross mother, the ancient Jewish Maccabean mother of seven martyred sons, the mother of a Palestinian suicide bomber. She compares the lore about mothers of martyrs in the Judeo-Christian, Muslim, and Sikh traditions with stories of World War I Canadian mothers who were depicted in the media as having sacrificed their sons for the sake of civilization, justice, freedom, and God. After the war these mothers were honoured with the Silver Cross medal. Evans argues that, like the mothers of past martyrs, the image of the war-supportive mother in Canada had a powerful influence over public opinion and drew supporters to the cause.
Description : "Aside from Amelia Earhart, America's earliest airwomen and their achievements remain largely unknown to the public. While enjoying widespread media attention in the twenties, thirties, and forties, America's female pilots lapsed into obscurity following World War II, denying current generations of women a promising cadre of role models. This book pays tribute to these spectacular pioneers: Katherine Stinson, Louise Thaden, World War II's Women Airforce Pilots, and many others." "Heroes Withowut Legacy examines basic features of the dramatic and exciting period between 1912 and 1944, when aviation began to mature both technically and commercially and when airwomen were competing head-to-head with men in record-breaking flights. During this period, women were among the entrepreneurs and innovators. They participated in the establishment of transportation routes and the transition from open cockpit biplanes to machines with practical cabins." "Examining the important role they played in fields as diverse as racing and aerial navigation, Dean Jaros probes the reasons why the substantial accomplishments of these women have been so neglected and reflects on whether the airwomen themselves might not have affected their own future in more positive ways. Rather than popularize or glorify the airwomen, Jaros provides an interpretive assessment of these individuals and the circumstances that influenced their lives." "Illustrated with eighteen photographs, most never before published, Heroes Without Legacy not only addresses a glaring historical deficiency but documents a recent resurgence of interest in these women aviators."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved