The first look at the philosophy behind the Captain America comics and movies, publishing in advance of the movie release of Captain America: The Winter Solider in April 2014. In The Virtues of Captain America, philosopher and long-time comics fan Mark D. White argues that the core principles, compassion, and judgment exhibited by the 1940’s comic book character Captain America remain relevant to the modern world. Simply put, «Cap» embodies many of the classical virtues that have been important to us since the days of the ancient Greeks: honesty, courage, loyalty, perseverance, and, perhaps most importantly, honor. Full of entertaining examples from more than 50 years of comic books, White offers some serious philosophical discussions of everyone’s favorite patriot in a light-hearted and accessible way. Presents serious arguments on the virtues of Captain America while being written in a light-hearted and often humorous tone Introduces basic concepts in moral and political philosophy to the general reader Utilizes examples from 50 years of comics featuring Captain America, the Avengers, and other Marvel superheroes Affirms the value of «old-fashioned» virtues for the modern world without indulging in nostalgia for times long passed Reveals the importance of the sound principles that America was founded upon Publishing in advance of Captain America: The Winter Soldier out in April 2014.
During the dark days of the early 1940s, a covert military experiment transformed frail Steve Rogers into America's first Super-Soldier: Captain America. Throughout World War II, Cap fought against the threat of the Axis powers. In the closing months of the conflict, a freak stroke of fate threw Captain America into a state of suspended animation. Decades later, the Sentinel of Liberty was revived, to find himself a man out of time in a world he never imagined... A world in dire need of Captain America.
During the dark days of the early 1940s, a covert military experiment transformed frail Steve Rogers into America's first Super-Soldier, Captain America. Throughout World War II, Cap fought against the threat of the Axis powers. In the closing months of the conflict, a freak stroke of fate threw Captain America into a state of suspended animation. Decades later, the Sentinel of Liberty was revived, to find himself a man out of time in a world he never imagined: a world in dire need of Captain America.
Learn everything there is to know about Captain America in Marvel's Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger. Packed with information about friends, enemies, and storylines, this guide explores the exciting and rich history of the First Avenger. Follow Steve Rogers' journey from the sickly and small Army volunteer to the iconic leader of the Avengers as well as his biggest adventures, battles, allies, and foes. Marvel's Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger focuses on some of the character's most famous comic book arcs, starting from the 1941 debut of Captain America Comics #1 to modern day. Featuring a foreword by renowned former president and chairman of Marvel Comics Stan Lee, Marvel's Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger is the essential reading for any Captain America fan.
Transformed by the Super Soldier Serum from a 98-pound weakling into Captain America, Steve Rogers led the charge to liberate the world from the Axis powers. But before World War II's end an accident left him frozen in suspended animati on and his sidekick Bucky dead. The world turned on for decades. When the Avengers finally resuscitated him, Steve Rogers was greeted by a world vastly changed. He was a man out of time tormented by the death of his partner, but no less committed to the cause of fighting evil in all its forms.
Working Hard for the American Dream examines the various economic, social, and political developments that shaped labor history in the United States from World War I until the present day. Presents an overview of labor history that also considers women workers, ethnic America, and post-World War II workers Incorporates the most recent scholarship in labor history Takes the story of labor up to the present day in a readable and accessible manner
When a top-secret orbital research station is dragged from the sky by an unknown alien force, army-of-one Steve Rogers finds himself caught between two global powers on the brink of war! But how does it involve Volkov - a decorated Russian officer he last crossed paths with during the final days of World War II, who disappeared on an ill-fated lunar mission over 40 years ago?
Captain America, the super-soldier patriot of World War II ...is gone! Left in his place is Jet Black, daughter of criminal mastermind Arnim Zola! As beauti ful as she is powerful, Jet Black must learn the laws of mortal men in New York City. But when the Nazi soldiers known as the S Men lure Black into evil, will she follow in her nefarious father's footsteps? Meanwhile, the Weapon Minus Program has been reopened ...and Captain America is unhinged! When the Iron Nail begins assassinating the heads of the five largest corporations, Falcon and Jet Black are forced to make a terrible choice! Can Captain America put a lid on Dr. Mindbubble, or will the villain shatter Captain America's already fragile psyche? And what happens when S.H.I.E.L.D.'s greatest secrets are revealed to the world's most dangerous man?
Modern visionary Jonathan Hickman begins his Marvel magnum opus! As threats to Earth mount, the Avengers expand! And while Iron Man and Captain America assemble their Avengers World and strive to decipher the meaning of the White Event, Tony Stark secretly tries to solve the biggest crisis of all, along with his influential allies, the Illuminati! While they seek to prevent the collapse of reality itself, the Avengers face a war on two fronts! Protecting Earth from the Builders may only hand it to...Thanos!
This book details the process of how Britain and America, between 1945 and 1948, collaborated in the days after World War II in terms of providing a semblance of humanitarian aid to Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, as well as other civilians, who had been displaced during the conflict. These civilians had different circumstances, different needs, and different destinations. In the face of this reality, and reflecting on the tumultuous world of the twenty-first century that still has numerous humanitarian crises to deal with, what lessons can the international community take from the co-operative alliance of a humanitarian nature between Britain and the US immediately following World War II? This question and its implications will be addressed, and conclusions will be offered.
Between 1941 and 1945, the greatest super villain to adorn a comic book cover was not the Red Skull or The Joker — it was Adolf Hitler! Yes, Hitler was featured on more comic book covers than any other villain — being pummeled by everyone from Captain America to Wonder Woman, until he was beaten for real by the Allied forces. Take That, Adolf! is a compilation of more than 500 stunningly restored comics covers published during World War II featuring America’s greatest super-villain curated by Mark Fertig, who also contributes an introductory essay examining comics’ coming-of-age amidst the greatest cataclysm in modern history. This magnificent oversized volume offers an unprecedented look at the moment when a bunch of talented dreamers and hustlers, most of them Jewish kids in New York, created iconic characters who battled it out with Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito while the fate of the world hung in the balance. From Superman and Captain America to propaganda and racism, Take That, Adolf! is a fascinating look at how legendary creators such as Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Alex Schomburg, Will Eisner, and Lou Fine entertained millions of kids on the home front and buoyed the spirits of GIs fighting overseas by using Adolf Hitler as a punching bag. Ouch!
It is 1916, the Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of the First World War. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into historical consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57470 casualties, including 19240 dead - is the bloodiest day in the history of the British armed forces to date. On the German side, an officer famously described it as "the muddy grave of the German field army". By the end of the battle, the British had learned many lessons in modern warfare while the Germans had suffered irreplaceable losses, ultimately laying the foundations for the Allies' final victory on the Western Front. Drawing on a wealth of material from the vast Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, "Forgotten Voices of the Somme" presents an intimate, poignant, sometimes even bleakly funny insight into life on the front line: from the day-to-day struggle of extraordinary circumstances to the white heat of battle and the constant threat of injury or death. Featuring contributions from soldiers of both sides and of differing backgrounds, ranks and roles, this is the definitive oral history of this unique and terrible conflict.
Steve Rogers was Captain America, the world's greatest hero since the days of WWII, a champion for all citizens of the world. One fateful day, the Sentinel of Liberty was struck down - and how the American Dream died that day. But now there may be a way to bring back the world's greatest hero!
Using a broad variety of textual and visual sources, Latin America and the First World War goes beyond traditional diplomatic history and analyzes the global dimension of the history of the Great War. Filling a significant gap in transnational histories of the war, Stefan Rinke addresses political, social, and economic aspects as well as the cultural impact of the war on Latin America and vice versa. Rinke's meticulous research is based on sources from the nineteen independent states of the entire subcontinent and promises to be the most comprehensive examination to date of Latin America before, during, and immediately after the war.