Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780786454754
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Download Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction by Bradley Mengel PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction by Bradley Mengel. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Rough justice has often been served in the pages of serial novels, notably beginning with Don Pendleton’s The Executioner in 1969. This is the first overview of the serial vigilante genre, which featured such hard-boiled protagonists as Nick Carter, Mark Stone, Jake Brand and Able Team among the 130 series that followed Pendleton’s novel. Serial vigilantes repeatedly take the law into their own hands, establishing and imposing their own moral standards, usually by force. The book examines the connections between the serial vigilante and the pulp hero that preceded him and how the serial vigilante has influenced a variety of tough guys, private eyes, spies and cops in different media. A complete bibliography for each series is featured.


Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 0786441658
Pages : 233 pages
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Download Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction by Bradley Mengel PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction by Bradley Mengel. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Rough justice has often been served in the pages of serial novels, notably beginning with Don Pendleton's The Executioner in 1969. This is the first overview of the serial vigilante genre, which featured such hard-boiled protagonists as Nick Carter, Mark Stone, Jake Brand and Able Team among the 130 series that followed Pendleton's novel. Serial vigilantes repeatedly take the law into their own hands, establishing and imposing their own moral standards, usually by force. The book examines the connections between the serial vigilante and the pulp hero that preceded him and how the serial vigilante has influenced a variety of tough guys, private eyes, spies and cops in different media. A complete bibliography for each series is featured.


Vigilantes

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ISBN 10 : 9781476638683
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Vigilantes by Kevin Grant PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Vigilantes by Kevin Grant. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. For many people, the cinematic vigilante has been shaped by Charles Bronson's character in Death Wish and its sequels. But screen vigilantes have taken many guises, from Old West lynch mobs and rogue police officers to rape-avengers and military-trained equalizers. This book recounts the varied representations of such characters in films like The Birth of a Nation, which celebrated the violence of the Ku Klux Klan, and Taxi Driver, Falling Down and You Were Never Really Here, in which the vigilante impulse was symptomatic of mental instability. Also considered is the extent to which fictional vigilantism functions as social commentary and to what degree it is simply stoking popular fears.


Paramilitary Action-Adventure Fiction

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Publisher : Nader Elhefnawy
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ISBN 10 : 9798614537807
Pages : 229 pages
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Download Paramilitary Action-Adventure Fiction by Nader Elhefnawy PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Paramilitary Action-Adventure Fiction by Nader Elhefnawy. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. We are all familiar with the idea of the action hero as a latterday avenger with a gun—Dirty Harry, Chuck Norris' screen heroes, Rambo. Yet, how did the idea of such heroes emerge in the first place? Why did it explode as it did in the 1970s and, still more, the 1980s, defining the Hollywood action films of that decade? And why did it fall out of fashion? PARAMILITARY ACTION-ADVENTURE FICTION: A HISTORY examines all these questions, and much more, as it traces the rise of paramilitary action heroes in the tensions and fears underlying the civil image of the nineteenth century, through the stresses of the world wars and the Cold War, to the emergence by the 1960s of commandos fighting undeclared wars on the streets of urban America—and the evolution of that image in the half century since.


By Hook or By Crook

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9781440531040
Pages : 100 pages
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Download By Hook or By Crook by Ed Gorman PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of By Hook or By Crook by Ed Gorman. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The annual collection edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg available in a hardcover limited edition signed by ALL contributors including: Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, Mary Higgins Clark, and others!


A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 10 : 9781444396584
Pages : 576 pages
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Download A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West by Nicolas S. Witschi PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West by Nicolas S. Witschi. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West presents a series of essays that explore the historic and contemporary cultural expressions rooted in America's western states. Offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of cultural expressions originating in the west Focuses on the intersections, complexities, and challenges found within and between the different historical and cultural groups that define the west's various distinctive regions Addresses traditionally familiar icons and ideas about the west (such as cowboys, wide-open spaces, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and other regional complexities Features essays written by many of the leading scholars in western American cultural studies


Darkly Dreaming Dexter

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Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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ISBN 10 : 9780307275103
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. • The Killer Character That Inspired the Hit Showtime Series Dexter And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened–of himself or some other fiend.


THE BIG BOOK OF MALAYSIAN HORROR STORIES

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Publisher : Buku Fixi
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ISBN 10 : 9789670042374
Pages : 401 pages
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Download THE BIG BOOK OF MALAYSIAN HORROR STORIES by Amir Muhammad PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of THE BIG BOOK OF MALAYSIAN HORROR STORIES by Amir Muhammad. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. THE BIG BOOK OF MALAYSIAN SHORT STORIES takes us from terrors that are mythological and historical to contemporary and technological. The biggest Fixi Novo anthology yet is set in various states in Malaysia, but the most common states are Darul Distress and Negeri Scary. These brand-new stories are complemented by Chin Yew's equally spooky illustrations. Featuring the following writers: ATIKAH Wahid BISSME S. Adrian CHASE Joni CH'NG Eileyn CHUA CHUA Kok Yee HADI M. Nor ISMIM Putera IZADDIN Syah Yusof Nat KANG Venoo KUPPUSAMY LAI May Senn Joshua LIM (twice!) Ethan MATISA MUTHUSAMY Ramiah NADIAH Zakaria NURUL HAFIZAH Mat Kamil PAUL GNANASELVAM RAJA UMMI NADRAH Reuel RAWAT RIZAL Ramli SAAT Omar Nathaniel SARIO TINA Ishak Terence TOH Malachi Edwin VETHAMANI WONG Jo-yen YANNA Hashri Collin YEOH


Serials and Series

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476604480
Pages : 331 pages
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Download Serials and Series by Buck Rainey PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Serials and Series by Buck Rainey. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. While many fans remember The Lone Ranger, Ace Drummond and others, fewer focus on the facts that serials had their roots in silent film and that many foreign studios also produced serials, though few made it to the United States. The 471 serials and 100 series (continuing productions without the cliffhanger endings) from the United States and 136 serials and 37 series from other countries are included in this comprehensive reference work. Each entry includes title, country of origin, year, studio, number of episodes, running time or number of reels, episode titles, cast, production credits, and a plot synopsis.


Science Fiction Serials

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476604138
Pages : 223 pages
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Download Science Fiction Serials by Roy Kinnard PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Science Fiction Serials by Roy Kinnard. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Destination Moon; George Pal’s 1950 Technicolor epic, is generally cited as the first noteworthy science fiction film. Usually ignored or casually dismissed in genre histories are the serials, the low-budget chapterplays exhibited as Saturday matinee fare and targeted almost exclusively at children. Lacking stars and top-notch writers or directors, the serials went largely unnoticed and unacknowledged by either critics or by the film industry. Yet serials were financially important to the Hollywood studios, and were often free to exploit risky or outlandish subjects that producers of “distinguished” movies would not touch. Influential serials such as The Phantom Empire (1935) and Flash Gordon (1936) finally brought science fiction themes to the big screen. Those serials and 29 others are exhaustively covered in this work, which provides complete cast and credit information along with plot descriptions and historical commentary for each serial. Video distributors (if available) are also listed.


The Superhero Book

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Publisher : Visible Ink Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781578593972
Pages : 480 pages
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Download The Superhero Book by Gina Misiroglu PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Superhero Book by Gina Misiroglu. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.


The Revenger

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Publisher : Brash Books
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ISBN 10 : 1954841175
Pages : 172 pages
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Download The Revenger by Jon Messmann PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Revenger by Jon Messmann. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The classic 1970s vigilante series is back... for the first time in nearly fifty years. Ben Martin is a married, Vietnam vet who opens a produce wholesale business in New York City. Life is good until he's threatened by mobsters, who demand protection money from him to continue doing business. But they soon discover that they are the ones who need protection...from him. Instead of backing off, the mob retaliates, leading to bloodshed and tragedy, and spurring Martin into a one-man war on crime that could cost him his soul and his life. "This book works exceptionally well. Ben is a believable action hero. He's not just a good guy with a gun. The breakdown from decent man to cold assassin is a slow burn, but a morbidly entertaining one. A stand-out series." Paperback Warrior "Martin, while capable of violent action, is more introspective than many of his fellow Mafia busters." Serial Vigilantes Of Paperback Fiction "Messmann keeps it real. Martin is prone to a lot of soul-searching. At his core, though, he's still a 'specialist in death' who pulled off so many assassinations in Vietnam that he became legendary. Highly recommended." Glorious Trash This new edition features an Afterword by Eric Compton, co-host of the Paperback Warrior podcast.


Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476662572
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns by Paul Green PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns by Paul Green. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. From automatons to zombies, many elements of fantasy and science fiction have been cross-pollinated with the Western movie genre. In its second edition, this encyclopedia of the Weird Western includes many new entries covering film, television, animation, novels, pulp fiction, short stories, comic books, graphic novels and video and role-playing games. Categories include Weird, Weird Menace, Science Fiction, Space, Steampunk and Romance Westerns.


The Swiss Secret

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Download The Swiss Secret by Jon Messmann PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Swiss Secret by Jon Messmann. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The fourth book in the jet-setting Handyman series of outrageously fun adventure novels from the 1970s.Freelance spy Jefferson Boone barely survives an assassination attempt in Paris that kills his lover. His search for answers leads him to Switzerland and a nefarious plot involving billions of dollars of dollars in stolen cash and gold."Fans of James Bond and Nick Carter will like Boone. Messman's series stands the test of time. This is an excellent novel." Paperback Warrior"Boone is a good shot, but not great and he is only an above-average fighter. But what makes him an effective fixer is his determination. Once Boone accepts a job, he doesn't stop until it's done." Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction"The Handyman series passes the most important test: it is fun to read. The action is fast-paced. The writing style is easy. The stories are entertaining. These are great reads." Spy Guys and Gals


Vigilante Justice in Society and Popular Culture

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 9781683933557
Pages : 359 pages
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Download Vigilante Justice in Society and Popular Culture by Peter Robson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Vigilante Justice in Society and Popular Culture by Peter Robson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Vigilante Justice in Society and Popular Culture offers a transnational investigation of vigilantism and its context across a range of eleven different jurisdictions. Focusing on vigilante justice in popular culture, this unique collection enriches the debate by adding the opportunity for comparison which has been lacking in scholarly literature.


Indian Popular Fiction

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000482829
Pages : 177 pages
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Download Indian Popular Fiction by Prem Kumari Srivastava PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Indian Popular Fiction by Prem Kumari Srivastava. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The scholarly essays in this book open up experimental and novel spaces and genres beyond the traditional and the literary world of Indian Popular Fiction as it existed towards the end of the last millennium. They respond to the possibilities opened up by the technology-driven and internet-savvy reading and writing world of today. Contemporaneous and bold, most of the essays resonate with the racy and fast-paced milieu and social media space inhabited by today's youth. Combative in its drift, this book makes possible an attempt to disband hierarchies and dismantle categories that have engulfed the expansive landscape of Indian Popular Fiction for too long. It facilitates discussion on graphic novels, microfiction, popular-entertainment and political satire on television and celluloid, social media-driven romances existing in the domain of the 'real' rather than that of 'fantasy' and mythological readings against the backdrop of gender and politics. Aimed at facilitating further research by scholars and enthusiasts of Indian Popular Fiction, this book is also an ode to the current trends generated by social and internet media cosmos. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.


The Vigilante's Awakening

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Publisher : Casey Shay Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781938150562
Pages : 250 pages
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Download The Vigilante's Awakening by Annie Winters PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Vigilante's Awakening by Annie Winters. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The hot series that began with The Vigilante's Lover finds its new beginning as Mia enters the world's most powerful network of mercenaries and spies. Mia never thought she'd kill a man. She's been trained in ways she couldn't have imagined back in her sheltered small-town days. Threat analysis. Interrogation. How to incapacitate someone double her size. And how to finish a job, however it must end. Her lover Jax, who was in line to take over the Vigilante network, seems to care more about his marriage proposal than their exciting life ahead. She makes him a promise: just one mission, and she'll come back and answer his burning question. But she had no idea the job would be like this. Someone doesn't want her to be a Vigilante, and even Jax and his powerful network can't seem to protect her. She may not be coming back at all. -Standalone book. 250 print pages.-Fans of the Vigilante's Lover will squeal to finally read about Mia's first mission. All your favorite characters return as Mia ties to prove her worth as a newly trained Vigilante spy.