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Matthew White February 07, 2017 220 0
Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden’s brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take an hour. Instead, they found themselves pinned down through a long and terrible night fighting against thousands of heavily armed...
Julia Vanishes Featured
Matthew White September 14, 2016 363 0
"An exciting novel with magic and serial killers.... One of the hottest books coming out."—Hypable.com Fans of Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo, and Kristin Cashore will be captivated by this stunning first book in a must-have new fantasy trilogy about a spy who can vanish at will and who discovers that monsters, mystery, and magic are also lurking—just out of sight. Julia has the unusual ability to be . . . unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people's senses. It's a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public...
shadowselfalpha June 10, 2016 508 0
This over-the-top fantastical work weaves together genres of magical realism, epic poetry, horror, love and mythology. This complete work of speculative poetry is definitely not one you might readily encounter; the author's unique voice promises to make for a new, yet fascinating experience.
Matthew White June 05, 2016 483 0
Spark is a little dragon with a big problem. He can’t control his fiery breath. Even practicing doesn’t help. Will Spark ever be able to tame his flame? The first book in an early reader series about baby magic animals, Spark is a gentle reminder that there is a perfect time for everything.
Superiority Complex Featured
Matthew White May 16, 2016 476 0
It's like reading a year's worth of comics! Jason Chalmers is a recent graduate from the Academy, and is thrust into the role of superhero on the world's premier superteam the Defenders. Thomas Reid is the newest student at the recently formed vilainy academy, will he graduate into godhood or be vaporized by his classmates? Mike has just moved to Superior City to go to college, but can he stay out of trouble in a city with more superbeings per capita than any other in the world, especially since he's a superbeing himself? And don't forget...
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story Featured
Matthew White May 11, 2016 540 0
An unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics presented a cast of brightly costumed characters distinguished by smart banter and compellingly human flaws. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil—these superheroes quickly won children's hearts and sparked the imaginations of pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals. Over the course of a half century, Marvel's epic universe would...
Matthew White May 11, 2016 493 0
Psystar is called in to assist the F.B.I. with a kidnapping. Gunned down in an attempt to capture a kidnapper, she barely survives. Spartan and Black Tiger follow and the team is able to capture the team of kidnappers - only to discover that it appears to be open hunting season for the capture of new supers. Other heroes become involved as some are kidnapped, others attempt to find and free them, and yet others stop crimes and a fire that occur along the way. The team discovers that a crime lord plans to auction off...
Matthew White May 11, 2016 539 0
H.E.R.O. - Metamorphosis kicks off the most extensive, continuous and ongoing superhero series of the last decade, if not longer! This novel is a standalone book, but it introduces the new world, the city of Metrocity, and the core heroes involved in over 1.7 million words throughout the series. It functions much like a television series or comic book series, with intertwining plots and characters throughout. H.E.R.O. - Metamorphosis follows the story of three people - Stephanie, Lance, and Rael. They find they are changed into supers, along with others in Metrocity, when a meteor shower...
Sara White May 04, 2016 497 0
Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to...
Matthew White May 01, 2016 677 0
Spanning a thousand years, and following the shifting fortunes of two families though the ages, this is the epic saga of Rome, the city and its people. Weaving history, legend, and new archaeological discoveries into a spellbinding narrative, critically acclaimed novelist Steven Saylor gives new life to the drama of the city's first thousand years ― from the founding of the city by the ill-fated twins Romulus and Remus, through Rome's astonishing ascent to become the capitol of the most powerful empire in history. Roma recounts the tragedy of the hero-traitor Coriolanus, the capture of the city...