By John Geiger
By Henry Green
By Stephen G. Post
By Stone Kraushaar
By Sassafras Lowrey
By Stephanie Krikorian
By Jeff Cioletti
By Lune Innate and Others
By Jason Inman
A deeper look at comic book superhero soldiers
The military in comic books: Comic book superheroes have been influenced by the true heroes of our armed forces for decades. They frequently recreate the actions of presidents, military leaders, and soldiers. From Captain America punching Hitler in the jaw on his very first cover, to The Punisher surviving the battle of Firebase Valley Forge, there are countless instances when the military has crossed over to the pages of comic books.
Soldiers and superheroes: A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Jason Inman discovered his love of comic books during long days at the Tallil Air Base in southern Iraq. He couldn’t help but ask why so many comic books are filled with service members. Maybe it’s their loyalty to everyday citizens and the never-ending quest for justice. The men and women who lace up their books and sacrifice their lives know that battle can change a person. What kinds of soldiers were these fictional characters, and how were they changed by war?
Discover the super soldiers in Marvel comics, DC comics and beyond: Super Soldiers: How Military Life Transformed our Favorite Comic Book Heroes (and Villains) looks at the intersection between war and pop culture to understand these questions and more. Each chapter revisits one of twenty military comic book characters and the villains they fought. Inman describes superhero soldiers from DC comics and Marvel comics, including lesser-known characters lost to time.
Super Soldiers is perfect for fans of military science fiction and everyone who wants to know the stories behind their favorite comic books: You’ll love Super Soldiers if you enjoyed DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, The League of Regrettable Superheroes, and The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains.
100 Ideas, Crafts and How-tos for Gardeners
Fans of Square Foot Gardening, Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden, Welcome to the Farm, and Compact Farms will love The Crafty Gardener.
Awakening the gardener in all of us: Gardening allows us to live in a much more human way, grounded in nature and connected to Mother Earth and all she provides. Even if your garden is just a hanging basket of cherry tomatoes or a windowsill filled with herb pots, you will still reap the benefits of gardening.
DIY crafting and gardening: Gardening adds pleasure to your life and gives you a sense of calm. With your garden, you are quite literally growing a bounty of blessings. Lifelong gardener and bestselling author Becca Anderson has put her love of crafting and of gardening together in this book of inspired DIY ideas.
More than a gardening book: Along with gardening tips and secrets for growing flowers, herbs and veggies, Anderson shares dozens of how-to's in this delightful guide on making candles, potpourri, bath salts, essential oils, floral waters, tinctures, liquors, pickles jams and even fountains, birdhouses and fairy doors. The perfect gift for any gardener!
Readers will learn:
- Time-tested gardening secrets
- How to garden in big and small spaces
- Recipes for home-grown vegetables and fruits
- How to preserve and ferment
- How to make DIY garden decorations and fixtures
- Anderson’s own gardening stories that will inspire, motivate, and lift the spirit
A gardening book filled with DIY projects, wisdom, and joy
By Maki Moussavi
By Richard Freeman
Discover the science of (not so) imaginary creatures
Adventures in Cryptozoology is the perfect resource for the explorer who loves Josh Gates’s Expedition Unknown and Cryptozoology A to Z.
Explore the world through its most unlikely creatures: Cryptozoology, the study of hidden, monstrous, and legendary animals, is truly the art of discovering the unknown. Richard Freeman, Zoological Director of Centre for Fortean Zoology, has explored the corners of the five continents on the search for creatures that many people believe are non-existent. In this book, he shares the exciting stories of his investigations of the Yeti, Mongolian Deathworm, Loch Ness Monster, Orang-Pendak, Ninki-Naka, and more.
The line between myth and reality may be more narrow than you think: Cryptozoologists throughout the years have studied unknown species of reptiles, lake and sea creatures, apes, and hominins. The science and history of this field of study includes examples of creatures that were once thought to be mythological, but that have since been proven to exist.
Our monsters, ourselves: The history of fabulous beasts and our searches for them is a history of the cultures of the world and the secrets we keep.
If you’re ready to begin your search for Sasquatch and learn to hunt monsters, Adventures in Cryptozoology is your guide. In these pages you’ll find:
- Tales of mythical, extinct, and out-of-place creatures
- Hints about Bigfoot and other ape-men
- And tips for equipping your own cryptozoology adventure, including all the gear, field craft, and resources you’ll need to record your findings
By Susie Rinehart
By Craig Christensen and Others
Customer success leads to your success
If you liked Crucial Conversations, The Challenger Sale or books by Grant Cardone, you’ll love Essential Secrets to Closing the Sale.
Guide the conversation: Closing is a process, not an event. In the closing process, there are inevatibly many conversations with a variety of potential clients. Essential Secrets to Closing the Sale will teach you how to influence good decisions to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes from these conversations.
Turn talking into decision making: For clients, decision making can seem daunting. They may often favor the noncommittal "maybe" over the decisive "yes" or "no." Essential Secrets to Closing the Sale will teach you how to help your clients make the best possible decisions for both their business goals and your own.
Customer success is your success: Essential Secrets to Closing the Sale will show you how to attain the only real success: the win-win situation. Because the more you focus on creating success for your clients, the more successful you will be.
Essential Secrets to Closing the Sale will teach you the five essential skills to the sale closing process:
- Identify the End in Mind Decision
- Address Client Key Beliefs
- Resolve Objections
- Prepare the Conditions for Good Decision Making
- Open Purposefully, Close Powerfully
By Nita Sweeney
By Latoyia Dennia
By Bobby Parrish and Others
By Caitlin Fisher
Millennials vs. all other generations
Readers of The Next America by Paul Taylor, Generation Me by Jean M. Twenge, The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe will love Gaslighting the Millennials.
Everyone reads the headlines. Millennials aren’t buying diamonds or saving for retirement. Millennials want cushy jobs handed to them by organizations with futuristic nap pods. Millennials are killing the housing market because they eat too many avocados.
The truth is, millennials were raised being told they could do anything if they worked hard, and then they worked hard only to be told the world owes them nothing.Here’s a headline people need to read: Millennials were set up.
The strength of generational differences: Theolder generations begrudge so-called dependence on technology and social media, but this connection allows millennials to join together and adapt to new challenges faster than ever before. It allows people to plan massive socio-political movements at the drop of a hat, learn aboutnew concepts and cultures, and understand more about ourselves and each other.
Social media and social awareness: Socialmedia has spread the word about recognizing emotional abuse and its effects on mental health and behavior, inspiring younger generations to take back agency and power. For every injustice someone experiences, they can find someone else to say, “Me too. You are not alone.”
Millennials rising and revolting: Thetide of young adults standing up for themselves is culminating in massive societal change. Gaslighting the Millennials uncoversthe misconceptions about millennials, examining not only their unique strengths but also the baggage they have inherited from Baby Boomers. It shows just how different millennials are from previous generations and why that’s a very good thing.
Learn about the revolutionary power of millennials