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All of the Marvels
  • Author : Douglas Wolk
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780735222168
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Winner of the 2022 Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book The first-ever full reckoning with Marvel Comics’ interconnected, half-million-page story, a revelatory guide to the “epic of epics”—and to the past sixty years of American culture—from a beloved authority on the subject who read all 27,000+ Marvel superhero comics and lived to tell the tale “Brilliant, eccentric, moving and wholly wonderful. . . . Wolk proves to be the perfect guide for this type of adventure: nimble, learned, funny and sincere. . . . All of the Marvels is magnificently marvelous. Wolk’s work will invite many more alliterative superlatives. It deserves them all.” —Junot Díaz, New York Times Book Review The superhero comic books that Marvel Comics has published since 1961 are, as Douglas Wolk notes, the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction ever created: over half a million pages to date, and still growing. The Marvel story is a gigantic mountain smack in the middle of contemporary culture. Thousands of writers and artists have contributed to it. Everyone recognizes its protagonists: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men. Eighteen of the hundred highest-grossing movies of all time are based on parts of it. Yet not even the people telling the story have read the whole thing—nobody’s supposed to. So, of course, that’s what Wolk did: he read all 27,000+ comics that make up the Marvel Universe thus far, from Alpha Flight to Omega the Unknown. And then he made sense of it—seeing into the ever-expanding story, in its parts and as a whole, and seeing through it, as a prism through which to view the landscape of American culture. In Wolk’s hands, the mammoth Marvel narrative becomes a fun-house-mirror history of the past sixty years, from the atomic night terrors of the Cold War to the technocracy and political division of the present day—a boisterous, tragicomic, magnificently filigreed epic about power and ethics, set in a world transformed by wonders. As a work of cultural exegesis, this is sneakily significant, even a landmark; it’s also ludicrously fun. Wolk sees fascinating patterns—the rise and fall of particular cultural aspirations, and of the storytelling modes that conveyed them. He observes the Marvel story’s progressive visions and its painful stereotypes, its patches of woeful hackwork and stretches of luminous creativity, and the way it all feeds into a potent cosmology that echoes our deepest hopes and fears. This is a huge treat for Marvel fans, but it’s also a revelation for readers who don’t know Doctor Strange from Doctor Doom. Here, truly, are all of the marvels.

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    Marvels: The Remastered Edition
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Marvel
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1302913166
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Within the Marvel Universe, heroes soar high in the skies, ready to battle the villains who threaten their world. Yet living in the shadow of these extraordinary icons are ordinary men and women who view the "Marvels" with a mixture of fear, disbeliev, envy and admiration. Among them is Phil Sheldon, a New York City photojournalist who has dedicated his career to covering the exploits of the Marvels and their effect on humankind. Written by Kurt Busiek and masterfully illustrated by Alex Ross, Marvels presents a richly painted historical overview of the entire Marvel Universe, spanning from the 1939 debut of the Human Torch to the fearsome coming of the world-devouring Galactus--and culminating in the shocking death of Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man's first love. COLLECTING: Marvels 0-4

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    Marvels
  • Author : Kurt Busiek
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780785170761
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly colored costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily. This is the world of MARVELS. Collecting Marvels (1994) #0-4.

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    The Marvels
  • Author : Brian Selznick
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1407159453
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Books
  • In The Marvels, Selznick crafts another remarkable artistic and bookmaking achievement that weaves together two seemingly unrelated stories-one in words, the other in pictures-with spellbinding synergy. The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries. Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heart-rending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.

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    Dr. Mutter's Marvels
  • Author : Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781592409259
  • Reader Reviews : 41
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia, performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the mid-nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s renowned Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them: Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter’s “overly modern” medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the “[P. T.] Barnum of the surgery room.”

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    The Marvels
  • Author : Brian Selznick
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9780545922128
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Don't miss Selznick's other novels in words and pictures, The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck, which together with The Marvels, form an extraordinary thematic trilogy! A breathtaking new voyage from Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.Two stand-alone stories--the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose--create a beguiling narrative puzzle.The journey begins at sea in 1766, with a boy named Billy Marvel. After surviving a shipwreck, he finds work in a London theatre. There, his family flourishes for generations as brilliant actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage.Nearly a century later, runaway Joseph Jervis seeks refuge with an uncle in London. Albert Nightingale's strange, beautiful house, with its mysterious portraits and ghostly presences, captivates Joseph and leads him on a search for clues about the house, his family, and the past.A gripping adventure and an intriguing invitation to decipher how the two stories connect, The Marvels is a loving tribute to the power of story from an artist at the vanguard of creative innovation.

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    The Book of Marvels and Travels
  • Author : John Mandeville
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780199600601
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • In his Book of Marvels and Travels, Sir John Mandeville describes a journey from Europe to Jerusalem and on into Asia, and the many wonderful and monstrous peoples and practices in the East. A captivating blend of fact and fantasy, Mandeville's Book is newly translated in an edition that brings us closer to Mandeville's worldview.

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    The Marvel Book
  • Author : DK,Stephen Wiacek
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781465496010
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • One Marvel book to guide them all. If you want to understand how the Marvel Comics Universe works, The Marvel Book is the only book you need. It is a unique exploration of the vast, interconnected Marvel Comics Multiverse from its beginnings to the end of everything and beyond. From iconic Super Heroes such as the Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Black Panther, to revolutionary technology like Iron Man's : and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarriers, to enduring villains such as Thanos and Loki, The Marvel Book explores the key concepts, characters, and events that have defined and shaped Marvel Comics over the past 80 years. Meticulously researched and expertly written, The Marvel Book is packed with vivid, carefully sourced artwork, illuminating infographics, and incisive, specially curated essays that shed new light on the myriad wonders of the Marvel Comics universe. The book's content is divided into key subject areas-The Multiverse, Science and Technology, War and Peace, Cosmic Forces, Magic and the Supernatural, and Alternate Realities-that form the foundations of Marvel Comics. The Marvel Book is a revealing and invaluable roadmap to a boundless comics universe that no Marvel fan will want to miss! © 2019 MARVEL

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    Mongrels or Marvels
  • Author : Deborah A. Starr,Sasson Somekh
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9780804769532
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  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • This collection of essays and fiction offers critical insights into Egypt's cosmopolitan past, Jewish-Levantine identities, and the possibilities for cultural integration within Israel and beyond.

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    Marvel Comics into Film
  • Author : Matthew J. McEniry,Robert Moses Peaslee,Robert G. Weiner
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9780786443048
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Marvel Studios' approach to its Cinematic Universe--beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)--has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties. Yet films featuring Marvel characters can be traced back to the 1940s, when the Captain America serial first appeared on the screen. This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical, textual and cultural context of the larger cinematic Marvel universe, including serials, animated films, television movies, non-U.S. versions of Marvel characters, films that feature characters licensed by Marvel, and the contemporary Cinematic Universe as conceived by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. Films analyzed include Transformers (1986), Howard the Duck (1986), Blade (1998), Planet Hulk (2010), Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013), Elektra (2005), the Conan the Barbarian franchise (1982-1990), Ultimate Avengers (2006) and Ghost Rider (2007).

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    Marvels of Science
  • Author : Kendall F. Haven
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1563081598
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  • Genre : Education
  • Brief narratives spotlight key moments in the history of the physical, life, and earth sciences

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    Merchants and Marvels
  • Author : Pamela H. Smith,Paula Findlen
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 041592815X
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  • Genre : Art
  • First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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    Marvel Super Hero Adventures Mighty Marvels!
  • Author : MacKenzie Cadenhead,Sean Ryan
  • Publisher : Marvel Press
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1368008585
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this fourth installment of the Super Hero Adventures early chapter book series, Spider-Man is joined by none other than Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel! Girl power comes to town to help Spider-Man defeat a new villain in the super cute, super accessible, Super Hero Adventures art style!

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    Marvels
  • Author : Kurt Busiek,Alex Ross
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1439552290
  • Reader Reviews : 53
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Follows thirty-five years of Marvel superhero action from the perspective of Phil Sheldon, a newspaper photographer who witnessed some of the more spectacular battles and events.

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    The Matter Marvels
  • Author : D. R. Andersen
  • Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9781410842169
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  • Genre : Children's plays
  • Perform this script about the Matter Marvel Superheroes as they save the world from Auntie Matter.

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    The Merchant of Marvels
  • Author : Frederic Clement,Emma Cole
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 0811832945
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  • Genre : Art
  • Frederick the peddler of dreams searches for the perfect gift for his friend Alice, the merchant of marvels, and finally finds the best thing that he could ever give her.

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    Circus of Marvels (1) - Circus of Marvels
  • Author : Justin Fisher
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0008124523
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  • Genre : Books
  • Everything magical you've ever read about or imagined - it's all real! Ned Waddlesworth is about to discover that, without him, our world would be engulfed in magical beasts and beings - the good and the bad! With the help of a robot mouse and a flying circus peopled by a bloodthirsty genie, a giant talking ape and an elf-inventor, it's up to Ned to do battle with a deadly pirate-magician and save magic, his dad and the worlds - all in one week!

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    Making Marvels
  • Author : Wolfram Koeppe,Noam Andrews,Florian Thaddäus Bayer,Jens Ludwig Burk,Wolfram Dolz,Ana Matisse Donefer-Hickie,Karsten Gaulke,Michael Korey,Lothar Lambacher,Peter Plassmeyer,Paulus Rainer,Antje Scherner,Konrad Schlegel,Pamela H. Smith,Dirk Syndram
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 9781588396778
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  • Genre : Art
  • Featuring more than 150 treasures from several of the world’s most prestigious collections, Making Marvels explores the vital intersection of art, technology, and political power at the courts of early modern Europe. It was there, from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, that a remarkable outpouring of creativity and learning gave rise to exquisite objects that were at once beautiful works of art and technological wonders. By amassing vast, glittering collections of these ingeniously crafted objects, princes flaunted their wealth and competed for mastery over the known world. More than mere status symbols, however, many of these marvels ushered in significant advancements that have had a lasting influence on astronomy, engineering, and even international politics. Incisive texts by leading scholars situate these works within the rich, complex symbolism of life at court, where science and splendor were pursued with equal vigor and together contributed to a culture of magnificence.

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    The Marvels Vol. 1
  • Author : Kurt Busiek
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781302940430
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Collects The Marvels (2021) #1-6. A thriller that will take readers across the Marvel Universe - and beyond! Kurt Busiek (MARVELS) is back, with the biggest, wildest, most sprawling series you've ever seen - telling stories that span decades and range from cosmic adventure to intense human drama, from street-level to the far reaches of space, starring literally anyone from Marvel's first heroes to the superstars of tomorrow! Featuring Captain America, Spider-Man, the Punisher, the Human Torch, Storm, the Black Cat, the Golden Age Vision, Melinda May, Aero, Iron Man, Thor and more - and introducing characters destined to be fan-favorites! Get to know Kevin Schumer - an ordinary guy with some big secrets - and the mysterious Threadneedle! But who (or what) is KSHOOM? It all starts here. And it goes…everywhere!

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    Marvels of the New West
  • Author : William M. Thayer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 766
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HNHS9J
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Agriculture
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    Ms. Marvel Vol. 8
  • Author : Brian Reed
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : 9781302414030
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Ms. Marvel (2005) #42-46

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    Marvels and Mysteries of the Mahabharata
  • Author : Abhijit Basu
  • Publisher : One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9789381836781
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
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    The Two-headed Boy, and Other Medical Marvels
  • Author : Jan Bondeson
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 080148958X
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A physician plumbs medical history to expose various anomalies of human development, the lives of the remarkable individuals afflicted, and the social reactions to their extraordinary bodies.

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    Marvels Project
  • Author : Ed Brubaker
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780785170778
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Who is the mysterious old man who lies on his deathbed in a hospital in 1939, and how does his passing mark the beginning of the first heroic age of the Marvel Universe--and signal the rise of the superhumans? Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting unveil the defining story of the origin of the Marvel Universe, revealing the hidden connections that unite the earliest costumed champions, and whose reverberations are felt dramatically into the present day! It's a world on the brink of war, and the race is on to create the world's first super-soldier! Collecting Marvels Project (2009) #1-8.

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    The Nolan Variations
  • Author : Tom Shone
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780525655329
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  • Genre : Art
  • An in-depth look at Christopher Nolan, considered to be the most profound, commercially successful director at work today, written with his full cooperation. A rare, revelatory portrait, "as close as you're ever going to get to the Escher drawing that is Christopher Nolan's remarkable brain" (Sam Mendes). In chapters structured by themes and motifs ("Time"; "Chaos"; "Dreams"), Shone offers an unprecedented intimate view of the director. Shone explores Nolan's thoughts on his influences, his vision, his enigmatic childhood past--and his movies, from plots and emotion to identity and perception, including his latest blockbuster, the action-thriller/spy-fi Tenet ("Big, brashly beautiful, grandiosely enjoyable"--Variety). Filled with the director's never-before-seen photographs, storyboards, and scene sketches, here is Nolan on the evolution of his pictures, and the writers, artists, directors, and thinkers who have inspired and informed his films. "Fabulous: intelligent, illuminating, rigorous, and highly readable. The very model of what a filmmaking study should be. Essential reading for anyone who cares about Nolan or about film for that matter."--Neal Gabler, author of An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood and Walt Disney, The Biography

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    Marvels
  • Author : Kurt Busiek
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780785179566
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Collects Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1-6. News photographer Phil Sheldon's back, with the man-on-the-street's perspective on the big events of the Marvel Universe, from the Avengers, the all-new X-Men and the Secret Wars to Dracula and the Werewolf By Night. But this time, Phil's world is going to be rocked not just by superheroes and super-villains -- but by something far more personal, as well.

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    Marvel Comics Library. Avengers. Vol. 1. 1963-1965
  • Author : Kevin Feige,Kurt Busiek
  • Publisher : Taschen
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN : 3836582341
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  • Genre : Books
  • Super-hero teams had been around since the 1940s, but Thor, Ant Man, the Wasp, Hulk, and Iron Man broke new ground when they joined forces to form the Avengers in 1963. They not only fought together, they occasionally fought each other! The first 20 stories from the Avengers are collected in this Hulk-sized volume and have been meticulously...

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    Ms. Marvel - Volume 8
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Marvel
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0785138412
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Though she was once the ruthless super villain Moonstone, Karla Sofen has taken to her new role as Ms. Marvel. Proudly assuming membership in Norman Osborn’s Avengers, the new Ms. Marvel has set out to solve the problems that her deceased predecessor, Carol Danvers, couldn’t. But when Danvers is miraculously brought back to life, she isn’t pleased about her replacement. The two women holding the mantle of Ms. Marvel throw themselves at one another, each eager to prove what kind of hero she is and secure that coveted title for herself. As Sofen and Danvers fight across Los Angeles, the entire city’s eyes are on them - including those of Catherine Donovan, who also appears to be Carol Danvers. Which of these three women is the true Ms. Marvel, and will she be able to beat out her imposters?

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    Church of Marvels
  • Author : Leslie Parry
  • Publisher : Ecco
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0062367560
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A ravishing first novel, set in vibrant, tumultuous turn-of-the-century New York City, where the lives of four outsiders become entwined, bringing irrevocable change to them all. New York, 1895. Sylvan Threadgill, a night soiler cleaning out the privies behind the tenement houses, finds an abandoned newborn baby in the muck. An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the child, determined to find where she belongs. Odile Church and her beautiful sister, Belle, were raised amid the applause and magical pageantry of The Church of Marvels, their mother’s spectacular Coney Island sideshow. But the Church has burnt to the ground, their mother dead in its ashes. Now Belle, the family’s star, has vanished into the bowels of Manhattan, leaving Odile alone and desperate to find her. A young woman named Alphie awakens to find herself trapped across the river in Blackwell’s Lunatic Asylum—sure that her imprisonment is a ruse by her husband’s vile, overbearing mother. On the ward she meets another young woman of ethereal beauty who does not speak, a girl with an extraordinary talent that might save them both. As these strangers’ lives become increasingly connected, their stories and secrets unfold. Moving from the Coney Island seashore to the tenement-studded streets of the Lower East Side, a spectacular human circus to a brutal, terrifying asylum, Church of Marvels takes readers back to turn-of-the-century New York—a city of hardship and dreams, love and loneliness, hope and danger. In magnetic, luminous prose, Leslie Parry offers a richly atmospheric vision of the past in a narrative of astonishing beauty, full of wondrous enchantments, a marvelous debut that will leave readers breathless.

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    THE MARVELS OF AVIATION
  • Author : CHARLES C. TURNER
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Books
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    Marvels Snapshots
  • Author : Kurt Busiek,Alan Brennert,Evan Dorkin,Sarah Dyer
  • Publisher : Marvel
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1302934155
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  • Genre : Books
  • Celebrate the history of the House of Ideas! Curator Kurt Busiek and an awesome assemblage of talent present a series of tales featuring some of Marvel's greatest heroes -- as seen through the wide eyes of ordinary residents of the Marvel Universe! From the Sub-Mariner fighting in World War II to the dawn of the Marvel Age to the very different conflict of the superhuman Civil War, witness the lives, loves and losses of the everyday people caught up in the adventures of Spider-Man, Captain America, the Avengers, Captain Marvel and more! These unique perspectives include those of henchmen, first responders, old flames...and even a teenage pre-Cyclops Scott Summers! COLLECTING: Sub-Mariner: Marvels Snapshots (2020) 1, Fantastic Four: Marvels Snapshots (2020) 1, Captain America: Marvels Snapshots (2020) 1, X-Men: Marvels Snapshots (2020) 1, Avengers: Marvels Snapshots (2020) 1, Spider-Man: Marvels Snapshots (2020) 1, Civil War: Marvels Snapshots (2020) 1, Captain Marvel: Marvels Snapshots (2020) 1

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    Synagogues
  • Author : Leyla Uluhanli
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780847866502
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • The most significant volume on synagogue architecture and design to date—brought to life by a stunning array of newly commissioned and archival photographs. This visually striking compendium illustrates the architectural and historical evolution of over 60 iconic synagogues worldwide. Beginning with the foremost archaeological sites in the Holy Land, it extends to the Jewish sanctuaries of Europe, North Africa, Russia, the Caucasus, Israel, and the New World, from the most ancient to the most innovative creations around the globe. Masterpieces such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Beth Sholom Synagogue in Pennsylvania, the Grand Synagogue in Paris, New York’s Temple Emanu-El, and Dresden’s Neue Synagogue are all featured in magnificent detail. In a series of compelling essays, prominent scholars Lidia Chakovskaya, Steven Fine, Max Fineblum, Mohammad Gharipour, Samuel D. Gruber, Sergey R. Kravtsov, Michael Levin, and Edward van Voolen explore the diverse architectural styles that reflect the synagogue’s rich, complex, and often tragic history. Noted Judaic studies authority Aaron Hughes provides the introduction, highlighting the synagogue’s history and liturgical furnishings from silver menorahs and textiles to carved wooden cabinets and lanterns of eternal light. This gorgeously illustrated volume will appeal to those with an appreciation for art and architecture as well as lovers of Jewish history.

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    Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years
  • Author : Titan
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781787730915
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Celebrate the first 10 years of Marvel Studios movies in this collector's edition featuring all of the films from Iron Man to Captain Marvel! Includes interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt and more, plus Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Co-President Louis D'Esposito. Features stunning photography and in-depth sections on each film, including a guide to each movie's Easter Eggs and end-credits scenes.

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    Complete Book of Marvels
  • Author : Richard Halliburton
  • Publisher : Echo Point Books & Media, LLC
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1635617103
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  • Genre : Books
  • Halliburton's Complete Book of Marvels is replete with historical facts, maps, and photos illuminating a thrilling journey to the wonders of the world. His passionately contagious narrative appeals to travelers of all ages.

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    The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age
  • Author : Robert Rankin
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780575086395
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Colonel Katterfelto has lately returned to London. He departed America under something of a cloud ... of smoke, issuing from his Spiritual Laboratory, which the townsfolk of Wormcast, Arizona, marched upon with their flaming torches. This catastrophic conflagration caused considerable concern to the pious colonel, who had been engaged in the creation of 'Heaven's last and best gift to Mankind', The Mechanical Messiah. And he was, after all, being guided in this Great Work by holy angels, communicating to him through his monkey butler, Darwin. It is 1897, twelve years since The War of the Worlds and two since Worlds War Two*. The British Empire encompasses Mars, and an uneasy peace exists between the peoples of Venus, Jupiter and Earth. In London there are many marvels of the modern age to be experienced. Amongst these is The Electric Alhambra Music Hall, where crowds thrill to The Earl Grey Whistle Test, a musical extravaganza featuring such top turns as Hayward's Acrobatic Kiwis, The Travelling Formbys and the newly-arrived Colonel Katterfelto's Clockwork Minstrels. But all is far from well in old Whitechapel, where a monster is once more abroad in the night-time streets, committing hideous acts of murder. Can this be the return of Jack the Ripper, or has something altogether unearthly materialised to spread fear, panic and mayhem? Something Hellishly evil? Famed consulting detective Cameron Bell is already on the case, but it may take nothing less than the New Messiah Himself to save London, The Empire and all of the solar system from the impending apocalypse! 'Stark raving genius' Observer *See The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and other Unnatural Attractions.

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    Marvels of the New West, Vol. 1 of 6
  • Author : William M. Thayer
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN : 0332041352
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • Excerpt from Marvels of the New West, Vol. 1 of 6: A Vivid Portrayal of the Stupendous Marvels in the Vast Wonderland West of the Missouri River; Comprising Marvels of Nature, Marvels of Race, Marvels of Enterprise, Marvels of Mining, Marvels of Stock-Raising, and Marvels of Agriculture, Graphically and T Large numbers of Eastern people suppose that even now the Far West, as they call the New West, is a rude, rough, half-civilized frontier, where men who escape the Indian scalping-knife may fall by the shot of the desperado. They are not prepared for the statement that the average society of the New West will compare favorably with that of New England, and that the most dangerous elements of humanity in Western cities, and even in mining towns, is not so bad as the lowest vicious classes of New York and other Eastern cities. But it is even so. That the present population between Missouri River and the Pacific Ocean will compare favorably with that of Eastern States in virtue and intelligence, is a marvel and the cause is to be found in Eastern influences. New England is found through out the New West it is everywhere. Go where he will, the traveller is continually reminded of New England institutions and society. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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    Marvel Museum
  • Author : Ned Hartley
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1787415562
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  • Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
  • The complete story of Marvel Comics, illustrated with artwork from the official Marvel archives. The Marvel Museum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. This stunningly curated collection includes rarely-seen artwork from the Marvel archives. Includes The Avengers, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, X-Men and more!

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    The Marvels of the Ship
  • Author : Edward Keble Chatterton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101071960411
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  • Genre : Shipbuilding
  • Read and download full book The Marvels of the Ship

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    Shazam Family Giant: Marvels & Miracles
  • Author : Mini Komix
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9780359533916
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Shazam Family Giant reveals Marvels and Miracles! The original Captain Marvel soars in a cosmic collection of his Golden Age adventures! Learn the secret origin of the World's Mightiest Mortal, plus he meets Mr. Tawny, hits haunted armor, strikes down Dr. Sivanna, wrecks the Island Wrecker, goes after a gorilla, halts the Human Hawks, and takes a trip to the moon! 100 Big Pages!

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    Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications
  • Author : Robert G. Weiner
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN : 9780786451159
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.