Michael Midas Champion Book One

Author: Jordan B. Gorfinkel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101987537
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Long-time Batman editor Jordan B. Gorfinkel and DC and Marvel superhero artist Scott Benefiel team-up to tell the tale of a new kind of hero... IT’S A SUPERHEROIC LIFE As Champion, the crimson guardian of his hometown Urbana Falls, Michael Midas battles vengeful samurai, wicked sorcerers and evil creatures, earning the gratitude of the people he saves—and the heart of Dani, the woman he loves. But being a superhero doesn’t pay the bills. All of Michael’s super-strength and stamina is defenseless against the daily trials and tribulations of making ends meet. Beneath his colorful costume, he’s another struggling blue collar worker, full of lingering self-doubt about his role as Champion. Then Michael’s super and civilian identities collide when he’s confronted by Truck, his grade school bully and romantic rival. His long-time nemesis has evolved into an endlessly adaptable, monstrous supervillain, determined to destroy the world—and he’s got the power to do it. Torn between fulfilling conflicting responsibilities to his family and to mankind, can Michael Midas Champion find the power to fix the problems of his past and save the world?

The Vault

Author: Boyd Morrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145162848X
Format: PDF, ePub
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National bestselling author Boyd Morrison brings back Tyler Locke, who must race to stop a terrorist cell that has stolen an ancient text related to the tale of King Midas in this, “heart-thumping ride…not to be missed” (Steve Berry). Tyler Locke’s routine commute on a Washington State ferry is interrupted by a chilling anonymous call: his father has been kidnapped, and a truck bomb is set to detonate on board in twenty minutes. When Tyler reaches the bomb on the boat’s car deck, he’s stunned to find classical languages expert Stacy Benedict waiting for him. She’s received the same threat, and her sister has also been taken. In order to disarm the bomb, Tyler and Stacy must work together to solve an engineering puzzle—a puzzle written in ancient Greek. But preventing the explosion is only the first step; they soon learn the entire setup is a test created by a ruthless criminal who forces them to go on a seemingly impossible mission: uncover the legendary lost riches of King Midas. Tyler and Stacy have just five days to track down the gold. Armed with an ancient manuscript penned by brilliant Greek inventor Archimedes, they begin a quest to unravel a two-thousand-year-old mystery whose answer is hidden within the workings of a cryptic artifact: the Antikythera Mechanism, a device designed by Archimedes himself. To save their loved ones and prevent their captors from recovering a treasure that will finance unspeakable devastation, the two scramble to Italy, Germany, Greece, and finally to the streets of New York City in a race against the clock to find the truth behind the story of King Midas. The Vault combines an explosive premise and blistering pace with a fascinating exploration of one of history’s most intriguing inventors and a brilliant reimagining of an ancient legend.

Think Like a Champion

Author: Donald Trump
Publisher: Vanguard Press
ISBN: 0786747579
Format: PDF, Docs
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Over the years, President Donald Trump has written many bestselling books, but he has also written shorter essays that encompass his philosophy about how to live life to the fullest, both personally and professionally. In these pieces, which have been personally selected by Trump for this book, he gives his special perspective in what amounts to an "informal education" about success in business and in life. With a foreword by Rich Dad, Poor Dad, author Robert Kiyosaki, Trump's business acumen is on full display in such essays as: *Keep the Big Picture in Mind *Essays, Assets, and Stephen King *Imagination: A Key to Financial Savvy *Financial Literacy *Think Like a Genius *How to Get Rich

Big Moose One Shot

Author: Sean Ryan
Publisher: Archie Comic Publications
ISBN: 1682551474
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Riverdale’s resident jock gets the spotlight in this special one-shot where everything’s Moose! Stories by Sean Ryan, Ryan Cady and Gorf with art by Cory Smith, Thomas Pitilli and Wilfredo Torres!

A Matter of Breeding

Author: Michael Brandow
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807033448
Format: PDF, ePub
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A provocative look at the “cult of pedigree” and an entertaining social history of purebred dogs In this illuminating and entertaining social history, social critic Michael Brandow probes the “cult of pedigree” and traces the commercial rise of the purebred dog. Combining consumer studies with sharp commentary, A Matter of Breeding reveals the sordid history of the dog industry and shows how our brand-name pets—from Labs to French bulldogs and everything in between—pay the price with devastatingly poor health. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Midas Code

Author: Boyd Morrison
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 9780751544305
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Top army engineer Tyler Locke is given a mysterious ancient manuscript. Written in Greek, it initially seems indecipherable. But with the help of classics scholar Stacy Benedict, Locke comes to understand that this manuscript could provide the clues to the greatest riches known to mankind - the legendary treasure of King Midas. However, there are others who are also hot on the trail - and it rapidly becomes a race against time to crack a code that is both fiendishly difficult and potentially deadly.... A sweeping, gripping read, The Midas Code blends fascinating incidents from myth and legend with a modern plot that will have you guessing to the very last page.

Greek Mythology

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442473304
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides facts on the classic myths of the Greeks and Romans, from how Prometheus outsmarted the gods to how Achilles's heel led to his death.

Louise Brooks Detective

Author: Rick Geary
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 1561639524
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fictional story centered on actress Louise Brooks, this graphic novel by Rick Geary is spun around her actual brief meteoric career as a smoldering film actress who popularized bangs. Geary fantasizes about her coming back to her home town of Wichita where she becomes intrigued by a murder involving a friend, a famous reclusive writer and a shady beau. Not before she gets herself in great danger will she emerge with the solution the police fail to grasp.

Life on the Color Line

Author: Gregory Howard Williams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673337
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize “A triumph of storytelling as well as a triumph of spirit.”—Alex Kotlowitz, award-winning author of There Are No Children Here As a child in 1950s segregated Virginia, Gregory Howard Williams grew up believing he was white. But when the family business failed and his parents’ marriage fell apart, Williams discovered that his dark-skinned father, who had been passing as Italian-American, was half black. The family split up, and Greg, his younger brother, and their father moved to Muncie, Indiana, where the young boys learned the truth about their heritage. Overnight, Greg Williams became black. In this extraordinary and powerful memoir, Williams recounts his remarkable journey along the color line and illuminates the contrasts between the black and white worlds: one of privilege, opportunity and comfort, the other of deprivation, repression, and struggle. He tells of the hostility and prejudice he encountered all too often, from both blacks and whites, and the surprising moments of encouragement and acceptance he found from each. Life on the Color Line is a uniquely important book. It is a wonderfully inspiring testament of purpose, perseverance, and human triumph. “Heartbreaking and uplifting… a searing book about race and prejudice in America… brims with insights that only someone who has lived on both sides of the racial divide could gain.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Power of You

Author: Chris Michaels
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 0399162607
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A spiritual director describes how to locate, define and reach an "other presence", an otherworldly guide that often accompanies successful people at their peak performance levels and discusses how tapping into this presence can improve every facet of life. Original.