Download Free April Kane and the Dragon Lady PDF by Milton Caniff Full Book and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2007-10-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates," here is Milton Caniff's 1942 novel, "April Kane and the Dragon Lady."
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Download Free We Boys Together PDF by Jeffery P. Dennis Full Book and published by Vanderbilt University Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "From Andy Hardy and the Dead End Kids to Spin and Marty and Bomba the Jungle boy, romantic relationships between teenage boys were a staple in American popular culture from 1900 through World War II. Here, Jeffery Dennis reveals how masculine, red-blooded, all-American boys were supposed to ignore girls during high school, becoming interested only after graduation, and documents the later shift to the presumption that teenage boys are heterosexually active and aware."--BOOK JACKET.
Download Free The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literature PDF by Minjie Chen Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-01-22 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1945) was fought in the Asia-Pacific theatre between Imperial Japan and China, with the United States as the latter’s major military ally. An important line of investigation remains, questioning how the history of this war has been passed on to post-war generations’ consciousness, and how information sources, particularly those exposed to young people in their formative years, shape their knowledge and bias of the conflict as well as World War II more generally. This book is the first to focus on how the Sino-Japanese War has been represented in non-English and English sources for children and young adults. As a cross-cultural study and an interdisciplinary endeavour, it not only examines youth-orientated publications in China and the United States, but also draws upon popular culture, novelists’ memoirs, and family oral narratives to make comparisons between fiction and history, Chinese and American sources, and published materials and private memories of the war. Through quantitative narrative analysis, literary and visual analysis, and socio-political critique, it shows the dominant pattern of war stories, traces chronological changes over the seven decades from 1937 to 2007, and teases out the ways in which the history of the Sino-Japanese War has been constructed, censored, and utilized to serve shifting agendas. Providing a much needed examination of public memory, literary representation, and popular imagination of the Sino-Japanese War, this book will have huge interdisciplinary appeal, particularly for students and scholars of Asian history, literature, society and education.
Download Free The 1942 Sears Christmas Book PDF by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Full Book and published by Courier Dover Publications. This book was released on 2019-09-18 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For generations, the much-anticipated arrival of the Sears gift catalog signaled the start of the holiday season. This faithful facsimile of the retailer's 1942 Christmas edition offers a nostalgia-inducing chance to relive those bygone years, when turning the pages of a catalog could excite young minds with dreams of a shiny toy truck or a new doll under the tree. A unique collectible, The 1942 Sears Christmas Book also provides an interesting look at how merchandise has evolved over the years. In 1942, Sears shoppers could purchase toys as well as housewares, clothes, furniture, candy, and gifts to send to servicemen (all at prices that now seem astonishingly low). The wartime catalog even includes information about the importance of saving scrap metal for munitions and encourages readers to buy war bonds. A new Introduction by Ben B. Judd, Jr., PhD, the former chair of the University of New Haven Department of Marketing and International Business, provides thought-provoking insights into the catalog's importance to rural America and the recent downfall of the retail giant.
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Download Free The Christmas Kid PDF by Pete Hamill Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of short stories about a long-gone Brooklyn from the legendary New York writer Pete Hamill. Pete Hamill's collected stories about Brooklyn present a New York almost lost but not forgotten. They read like messages from a vanished age, brimming with nostalgia: for the world after the war, the days of the Dodgers and Giants, and even, for some, the years of Prohibition and the Depression. The Christmas Kid is vintage Hamill. Set in the borough where he was born and raised, it is a must-read for his many fans, for all who love New York, and for anyone who seeks to understand the world today through the lens of the world that once was. "Hamill, a master raconteur, mines his own roots in this enchanting new anthology." --New York Times
Download Free Storytelling in the Pulps, Comics, and Radio PDF by Tim DeForest Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2004-05-20 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first half of the twentieth century was a golden age of American storytelling. Mailboxes burgeoned with pulp magazines, conveying an endless variety of fiction. Comic strips, with their ongoing dramatic storylines, were a staple of the papers, eagerly followed by millions of readers. Families gathered around the radio, anxious to hear the exploits of their favorite heroes and villains. Before the emergence of television as a dominant--and stifling--cultural force, storytelling blossomed in America as audiences and artists alike embraced new mediums of expression. This examination of storytelling in America during the first half of the twentieth century covers comics, radio, and pulp magazines. Each was bolstered by new or improved technologies and used unique attributes to tell dramatic stories. Sections of the book cover each medium. One appendix gives a timeline for developments relative to the subject, and another highlights particular episodes and story arcs that typify radio drama. Illustrations and a bibliography are included.
Download Free Meanwhile... PDF by R.C. Harvey Full Book and published by Fantagraphics Books. This book was released on 2007-07-12 with total page 952 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The comprehensive biography of one of the 20th century's most influential cartoonists, the legendary creator of Steve Canyon and Terry and the Pirates. This book analyzes his storytelling techniques, examines his artistic innovations and work routines, and serves as a history of the medium. Milton Caniff was one of the most influential American cartoonists of the 20th century. He rose to prominence during World War II when he took the characters in his Terry and the Pirates strip into the war. The trenchant pragmatic patriotism of the strip warmed hearts and steeled nerves on the home front as well as the battlefront (one of his strips was read into the Congressional Record). He went on to create Steve Canyon, which was syndicated from 1947 to Caniff's death in 1988. Meanwhile... traces Caniff's life from the cradle to the grave, examining the artistic innovations and work routines of a nationally distributed cartoonist whose career was central to the development of the art form, and marking the milestones in the development of the comic strip that Caniff established. Caniff reshaped the medium and set standards by which all storytelling strips were subsequently judged. He created many colorful characters, including the stalwart Pat Ryan from Terry and the Pirates, Burma the shady lady, and, most memorable of all, the Dragon Lady, a beautiful but mysteriously menacing pirate queen who turned Chinese patriot during the War. WhileMeanwhile... provides a biography of Caniff and analyzes his storytelling techniques, it also serves as a history of the medium and reveals the inner workings of the syndicate business (at which Caniff was as expert as he was at cartooning). The book charts Caniff's rise to fame and fortune, then recounts the decline of his stripSteve Canyon's popularity (whose protagonist served as an unofficial spokesman for the U.S. Air Force from the Korean War until the end of the strip in 1988) when the same brand of patriotism that had inspired admiration during World War II provoked protest during Vietnam, a bittersweet conclusion to a career spent producing a daily feature for 55 years, a record that would stand for a generation. A 2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Comics-Related Book; a 2008 Harvey Award Nominee: Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation.
Download Free Home Front Patriots PDF by Jan Eileen Albers Full Book and published by Author House. This book was released on 2003-12-05 with total page 127 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the summer of 1944, World War 2 hits close to home for Sarabeth, Chet and Bro, when they suspect a neighboring farmer is a Nazi spy. Eager to do anything to help end the war and hasten the return of a Marine brother, fighting in the Pacific, they begin an investigation. Media of that period--radio, newspapers, movies-- and bond rallies urged children to partake in the war effort. The caper turns into a series of frightful mishaps as the children create their own web of deceptions. When tragedy strikes, war is no longer a game and they are forced to accept its reality. They discover patriotism combined with faulty ideas can yield alarming results. "It's amazing what you believe when you think you're right," muses Chet. Their adventure is resolved when they recognize people of different backgrounds must share the burdens of war. This story provides insight into the values and culture of World War 2., Today's readers can empathize with the mutual concerns that confronted children during the wartime atmosphere of that era. For children, the misfortunes of war are relevant with every generation.
Download Free The Complete Terry and the Pirates: 1941-1942 PDF by Milton Arthur Caniff Full Book and published by Idea & Design Works Llc. This book was released on 2007 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects the complete run of the newspaper adventure strip which made its debut in November 1934 and continued for twelve years.
Download Free Consuming Pleasures PDF by Jennifer Hayward Full Book and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "To be continued..." Whether these words fall at the end of The Empire Strikes Back or a TV commercial flirtation between coffee-loving neighbors, true fans find them impossible to resist. Ever since the 1830s, when Charles Dickens's Pickwick Papers enticed a mass market for fiction, the serial has been a popular means of snaring avid audiences. In Consuming Pleasures jennifer Hayward establishes serial fiction as a distinct genre-one defined by the activities of its audience rather than by the formal qualities of the text. Ranging from installment novels, mysteries, and detective fiction of the 1800s to the television and movie series, comics, and advertisements of the twentieth century, serials are loosely linked by what may be called, after Wittgenstein, "family resemblances." These traits include intertwined subplots, diverse casts of characters, dramatic plot reversals, suspense, and such narrative devices as long-lost family members and evil twins. Hayward chooses four texts—Dickens's novel Our Mutual Friend (1864-65), Milton Caniff's comic strip Terry and the Pirates (1934-46), and the soap operas All My Children (1970-) and One Life to Live (1968-)—to represent the evolution of serial fiction as a genre, and to analyze the peculiar draw serials have upon their audiences. Although the serial has enjoyed great marketplace success, traditional literary and social critics have denounced its ties to mass culture, claiming it preys upon passive fans. But Hayward argues that active serial audiences have developed identifiable strategies of consumption, such as collaborative reading and attempts to shape the production process.
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