Captain Marvel has returned to Earth, but the space-born super hero shouldn't expect a warm welcome! His enemies from the Kree Empire have followed him to our world, and a war is about to break out - the War of Three Galaxies! Teamed with the Inhumans and Kree agents on Earth, Captain Marvel must stop the Kree Science Council from escalating their struggle for genetic superiority and galactic empire! Meanwhile, Cap fights with the Avengers against the Super-Adaptoid - and at long last, Cap and Rick Jones are separated! COLLECTING: Captain Marvel 47-57; Avengers Annual 7; Marvel Two -In-One Annual 2
Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice… Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all.
A loving daughter to her father, a US senator, with her own ambitious career as a lawyer and a handsome fiancé waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived a charmed life. But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Crandall, an elderly woman she’s never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken. Avery’s decision to learn more about May’s life will take her on a journey through a hidden history of stolen children and illegal adoption. A journey that will reveal a secret that could lead to devastation…or redemption. ‘This heartbreaking story is also heart-mending—a powerful tale of family, of sisters, of secrets kept and secrets shared.’Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author Praise for BEFORE WE WERE YOURS: 'Lisa Wingate’s heart-racing, heart-wrenching tale of a family ripped apart by the Tennessee Children’s Home Society scandal, rang so true I couldn’t sleep until I knew their fate. Days later, I’m still haunted by the diabolical plot to steal and sell the most vulnerable children to high bidders, sanctioned by high-ranking officials who looked the other way.' — Julie Kibler, International Bestselling Author of CALLING ME HOME 'Wingate is a compelling storyteller, steeping her narrative with a forward momentum that keeps the reader as engaged and curious.' — Publisher’s Weekly 'The society seems too Dickensian to be true, except that it was, and its black-market adoption practices caused a stir in the mid-twentieth century. Wingate (The Sea Keeper’s Daughters, 2015) writes with flair, and her distinctly drawn characters and adept use of the adoption scandal will keep readers turning the pages.' — Booklist 'This was a delightful book and I loved the family themes throughout, especially the strength of love shown between sisters. If this book is in any way indicative of the quality of Lisa Wingate's previous works it's clear I've been missing out on something very special.' — Sharon Metcalf, NetGalley 'Utterly brilliant!! This is the first book I've read by this USA author - and it won't be the last.' — Janine Kimberley, NetGalley
The #1 New York Times bestseller now in paperback.
For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend—make that ex-girlfriend— Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all. Nick Hornby’s poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
The study of the physical world had its origins in philosophy, and, two-and-one-half millennia later, the scientific advances of the twentieth century are bringing the two fields closer together again. So argues Lawrence Sklar in this brilliant new text on the philosophy of physics.Aimed at students of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is a broad overview of the problems of contemporary philosophy of physics that readers of all levels of sophistication should find accessible and engaging. Professor Sklar's talent for clarity and accuracy is on display throughout as he guides students through the key problems: the nature of space and time, the problems of probability and irreversibility in statistical mechanics, and, of course, the many notorious problems raised by quantum mechanics.Integrated by the theme of the interconnectedness of philosophy and science, and linked by many references to the history of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is always clear, while remaining faithful to the complexity and integrity of the issues. It will take its place as a classic text in a field of fundamental intellectual importance.
Gloria Vanderbilt is many things: an heiress, a painter, a muse, a designer, a model, a writer, an entrepreneur, an actor, a socialite, a survivor, an icon. She brought the Vanderbilt name out of the Gilded Age and into the Digital Age, reinventing herself over and over along the way.
Hers is a story of charisma, glamour, and heartbreaking loss, told here by Wendy Goodman, who had intimate access to Vanderbilt for this book. The illustrations include portraits of Vanderbilt and her extraordinary homes, filled with original and influential decorating ideas, by such photographic legends as Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Inge Morath, Horst P.
Horst, Francesco Scavullo, and Annie Leibovitz. Vanderbilt’s son, Anderson Cooper, contributes a foreword. In April 2016, the documentary Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper debuted on HBO.
Black Jack is a mysterious and charismatic young genius surgeon who travels the world performing amazing and impossible medical feats.
Though a trained physician, he refuses to accept a medical license due to his hatred and mistrust of the medical community's hypocrisy and corruption. This leads Black Jack to occasional run-ins with the authorities, as well as from gangsters and criminals who approach him for illegal operations. Black Jack charges exorbitant fees for his services, the proceeds from which he uses to fund environmental projects and to aid victims of crime and corrupt capitalists. But because Black Jack keeps his true motives secret, his ethics are perceived as questionable and he is considered a selfish, uncaring devil. The Black Jack series is told in short stories. Each volume will contain 16-20 stories, each running approximately 20-24 pages in length. Black Jack is recognized as Osamu Tezuka's third most famous series, after Astro Boy and Kimba, the White Lion.
Em LUSTRUM, segundo volume da trilogia sobre Cícero iniciada com Imperium, Harris disseca o violento e traiçoeiro mundo da política romana, a corrupção, o lado sombrio da batalha pelo poder. O caminho de Cícero rumo à posição de cônsul e soberano de Roma, a luta para se manter no comando, as manobras, a troca de favores, as chantagens. A competição com rivais tão manipuladores e escorregadios quanto ele: o jovem César, favorito da plebe, Crasso, o homem mais rico de Roma, Pompeu, general que triunfou na Hispânia. O ano é 63 AC.
A expansão do Império segue estável, mas uma ameaça interna pode atrapalhar os planos de Roma. Um grupo de ricos conspiradores quer transformar a república numa ditadura. Com fabuloso talento oratório e muita esperteza, Cícero descobre e fulmina a insurreição, se expondo a grande perigo e, possivelmente, tentativas de assassinato. Motins, traição e perfídia são seu legado político, resultando em uma batalha com Julio César. Mas Tiro se mantém leal e astuto, ajudando o mestre em suas maquinações. Autor do thriller O fantasma — transformado em filme por Roman Polanski —, Harris conhece como poucos o universo político: participou do projeto do Novo Trabalhismo, mas rompeu com o líder após o alinhamento da Inglaterra à guerra contra o Iraque levada a cabo por George W.
Bush. É com essa visão afiada do funcionamento dos mecanismos do poder que Harris consegue recriar o universo de conspirações e intrigas de Roma enquanto República, décadas antes do nascimento Jesus.