Description : A collection of true-crime tales, selected from the author's "Crime Files" series, is accompanied by three new cases that chronicle the crimes of seemingly ordinary men possessing a twisted obsession with violence and death.
Description : Calling all Dawson's Creek fans! Television Without Pity features irreverent entries about the shows, characters, actors, clich s, plot devices, memorable moments, and catch phrases that make watching TV such a guilty pleasure. From weekend-long Real World marathons to the People's Choice Awards, from favorite characters (Brenda Walsh, Seth Cohen) to the most unfunny recurring skits on Saturday Night Live, this is a celebration of television unlike any other. Written by the creators of televisionwithoutpity.com (hailed by Entertainment Weekly as 'the industry standard' for obsessive TV fanatics), this snarktastic volume features 100 illustrations and an encyclopedic two-column design. It's great fun for nostalgic browsing and guaranteed to prompt more laughter than a whole season of Seinfeld.
Description : Maturing is difficult in a social world that demands conformity. Many who strive to succeed are often subjected to ridicule and conflict. Yet in spirit they envision a deeper meaning of love and seek a higher plane. Such is the journey upon the wings of an eagle named . . . Eric. In journey, Eric feels lost without sanction from either the world at large or heaven above. The storms seem severe and unending. Due to impatience he learns the hard way that the mere fluttering of wings does not yield purposeful flight. Often the young in life are swept up in storms of peril. Many do not even reach adulthood. Yet, others seem spared as if destined through struggle and blessing to serve a more noble purpose. Upon their wings rests a standard of aspiration for all to follow. Thus while there are many birds of a feather only the eagle is spirited in search of excellence. His flight is not of superiority as a sole utopian vanguard. But rather he identifies with those in life who strive for the treasures of the heart upon the breeze of graceful flight. Each of us attempts to avoid life's storms. However we cannot elude the rains which fall upon all. Yet there are rainbows and love's shining to guide our way. Eric's flight in life ends much differently than it began as an eaglet. Endeavor to learn the true wind beneath your wings.
Description : Don Hale's fight to clear Stephen Downing of murder, and the trail of clues the authorities want to hide. In 1973, a woman was brutally murdered in a graveyard in a picturesque market town. Stephen Downing, aged seventeen but with the mental age of eleven, was working as a gardener in the graveyard. He was charged with the crime and served 27 years in prison. Six years ago, Don Hale, the editor of the local newspaper, began his own investigation into the murder. This is the story of one man trapped in a web of evil, and of another's courageous fight to free him.
Description : Much to Bobby and Timah's horror, Rathraq the scarecrow warrior god has just crossed over from champion of the weak to bloodthirsty savage. Meanwhile, the newly formed Human Liberation Front decides to start its own war on the Esu monsters lurking in the city with shocking results! A new direction for RUMBLE by writer JOHN ARCUDI (Hellboy and the BPRD, Dead Inside) and new artist, rising superstar DAVID RUBN (Black Hammer, BEOWULF). Collects RUMBLE #1-5
Description : Collects Master of Kung Fu (1974) #29-53 and Annual #1. MASTER OF KUNG FU easily ranks as one of the most iconic series in Marvel history. Doug Moench and Paul Gulacys blend of kung fu action and globetrotting espionage reached beyond the already high standard for the title and pushed it to new horizons of action and adventure! Experience the thriller Crystal Connection; the debuts of the whip-cracking Pavane, the savage Razor-Fist and the lovely Leiko Wu; the showdown on Mordillos Island; the cinematic Hong Kong fight against the Cat; the tense intrigue of Oriental Expediters; the mystery of MI-6s mole; and the sweeping scale of The Return of Fu Manchu! Each adventure will have you on the edge of your seat, so dont hold back! Enter the world of Shang-Chi!
Description : He doesn't want revenge. He isn't motivated by anger, greed, or jealousy. He wants more from his victims, much more. More than money, more than sex, more than their physical suffering. He wants their souls. Claiming one new victim a week, the Slayer has the city living in terror. Each new week, the vigil begins anew. The Slayer, lurking in the shadows, the city in fear and the police frustrated. All wait for the new victim, the next companion of the Slayer to be chosen, to be taken. With few clues and even less evidence, the police struggle to identify the Slayer. Their efforts are complicated by a leak within the FBI, unrelenting pressure from the Mayor's office, a missing victim, a copycat killer and the appearance a bloodthirsty vigilante. As time runs out, the detectives race to piece together the clues, complete the profile, and save the next innocent victim. With help from the crime lab, a few strands of hair, a drop of blood and a failed drug test, the police are closing in. Innocent lives hang in the balance as the investigators work feverishly to stop the killer stalking his prey in A City Without Pity.
Description : Contemporary treatments of Calvin's political views often imply that he embraced a theocratic civil polity and that he was committed to holy war doctrine. On the basis of the primary sources, the first half of this volume argues that neither position is correct. Calvin, in his political thought, maintained the superiority of a republic as a civil polity. In addition, he placed himself firmly within the medieval just war tradition that was established by Augustine of Hippo and later reaffirmed by Thomas Aquinas. In terms of his commitment to classical just war teaching, Calvin stood in continuity with Martin Luther, even while he distanced himself from the holy war perspective of the Zurich Reformers Henry Bullinger and Peter Martyr Vermigli. In the thinking of Calvin, a war could only be authorized by the state, not the church. War had to be prosecuted with humanity and restraint, and not in the tradition of the medieval crusade. The second half of the book sets forth what Calvin actually believed on the matter of government and war. Here we examine his teaching on parliamentary resistance to monarchical tyranny and the full dimensions of his commitment to justice of war categories. Unlike Luther and Bullinger, Calvin provided a parliamentary remedy for the perennial evil of tyranny. With Vermigli and Theodore Beza siding with Calvin on this right, a body of Reformed doctrine was established to which succeeding generations could appeal for teaching, direction, and justification for taking up arms. It is clear that Calvin's political legacy is profoundly evident in the American Revolutionary War and in the constitutional determination for a republic in the United States of America. Calvin's ecclesiastical republicanism, as it came to fruition in Presbyterian church government, was a powerful impetus toward the creation of republican institutions in civil government.
Description : At times, everything is beautiful, Everything is calm. At times, everything turns around, and it becomes unpleasant and black. To find the lost tranquility, one must fight. It’s not enough to be strong in life. Never lose trust and hope. Never lose love. And you will be rewarded. ?Lacini