The Last of Us

American Dreams

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Author: Neil Druckmann,Faith Erin Hicks

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616552123

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

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Thirteen-year old Ellie meets fellow student Riley at a military school in one of the remaining quarantine zones, the two embark on a trip outside and find themselves confronted by the insurgents, the Fireflies, and the infected.

The Last of Us: American Dreams

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Author: Neil Druckmann

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621158136

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

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Nineteen years ago, a parasitic fungal outbreak killed the majority of the world's population, forcing survivors into a handful of quarantine zones. Thirteen-year-old Ellie has grown up in this violent, postpandemic world, and her disrespect for the military authority running her boarding school earns her new enemies, a new friend in fellow rebel Riley, and her first trip into the outside world. * The official lead-in to the game from Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann!

The Art of Naughty Dog

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Author: Naughty Dog Studios

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616554770

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 189

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"Crash Bandicoot. Jak and Daxter. Uncharted. The Last of Us. One studio has been responsible for the most iconic video game experiences of this generation. Now, Dark Horse Books invites you on a thirty-year retrospective tour, observing Naughty Dog's ascension to its place as one of the most influential production studios in the world!"--Publisher's website.

The Art of the Last of Us

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Author: Naughty Dog Studios

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 161655164X

Category: Art

Page: 175

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Shows the evolution of the art of the video game "The Last of Us," including concept art and commentary from the creators.

The Last of Us

The Poster Collection

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Author: Naughty Dog Staff,Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608873791

Category: Art

Page: 40

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Definitive poster set from one of the biggest hits and most exciting debuts in gaming today. Filled with haunting imagery of a dystopian world, The Last of Us: The Poster Collection showcases beautifully rendered visuals from the acclaimed video game. Featuring a striking selection of forty removable posters, this collection contains full-color art of the characters, environments, and key scenes of the post-apocalyptic masterpiece. With incredible images of Joel and Ellie as they trek through eerie landscapes, fight off terrifying swarms of the Infected, and navigate a bleak wasteland, this poster book will take fans back to the immersive world of The Last of Us. Armed with a compelling narrative and gripping, intelligent game play, the best-selling and critically acclaimed The Last of Us has ensnared gamers all over the world with its grim tale of survival. Set in the aftermath of a global epidemic that brings civilization to its knees, this enthralling game follows an unlikely pair of survivors as they trek across the decimated country, fighting off ruthless bandits and ferocious swarms of the Infected.

Autoworkers Under the Gun

A Shop-Floor View of the End of the American Dream

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Author: Gregg Shotwell

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461637

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Workers' rights are not defined by law or contract. Workers' rights are defined by struggle. Gregg Shotwell’s Live Bait & Ammo newsletter chronicled the outrages and absurdities of corporate managers, exposed union leaders who acted in “partnership” with employers, and sounded the alarm about the devastating effects of auto industry job losses and union concessions. LB&A fliers grew legs of their own, distributed by rank-and-file workers in auto plants across the United States and cited by industry analysts. This collection spans a decade of autoworker resistance—and it’s a call to action for a new generation of workers coming of age in recession-wracked America.

Friends with Boys

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Author: Faith Erin Hicks

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466826010

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

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A coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist! Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, it's time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend—one who isn't one of her brothers. Funny, surprising, and tender, Friends with Boys is a pitch perfect YA graphic novel full of spooky supernatural fun. This title has Common Core connections.

The Great Gatsby

Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

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Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427070350

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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Jumping at Shadows

The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream

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Author: Sasha Abramsky

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568585209

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that he shoots her dead? Why do we fear infrequent acts of terrorism more far more common acts of violence? Why does a disease like Ebola, which killed only a handful of Americans, provoke panic, whereas the flu--which kills tens of thousands each year--is dismissed with a yawn? Jumping at Shadows is Sasha Abramsky's searing account of America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. Taking readers on a dramatic journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder for fearmongers and conspiracists, he delivers an eye-popping analysis of our misconceptions about risk and threats. What emerges is a shocking portrait of a political and cultural landscape that is, increasingly, defined by our worst fears and rampant anxieties. Ultimately, Abramsky shows that how we calculate risk and deal with fear can teach us a great deal about ourselves, exposing deeply ingrained strains of racism, classism, and xenophobia within our culture, as well as our growing susceptibility to the toxic messages of demagogues.

The Last Palace

Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House

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Author: Norman Eisen

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0451495802

Category: History

Page: 416

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A sweeping yet intimate narrative about the last hundred years of turbulent European history, as seen through one of Mitteleuropa’s greatest houses—and the lives of its occupants When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassador’s residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had fled after the Holocaust, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture in his new home. These symbols of Nazi Germany were remnants of the residence’s forgotten history, and evidence that we never live far from the past. From that discovery unspooled the twisting, captivating tale of four of the remarkable people who had called this palace home. Their story is Europe’s, and The Last Palace chronicles the upheavals that transformed the continent over the past century. There was the optimistic Jewish financial baron, Otto Petschek, who built the palace after World War I as a statement of his faith in democracy, only to have that faith shattered; Rudolf Toussaint, the cultured, compromised German general who occupied the palace during World War II, ultimately putting his life at risk to save the house and Prague itself from destruction; Laurence Steinhardt, the first postwar US ambassador whose quixotic struggle to keep the palace out of Communist hands was paired with his pitched efforts to rescue the country from Soviet domination; and Shirley Temple Black, an eyewitness to the crushing of the 1968 Prague Spring by Soviet tanks, who determined to return to Prague and help end totalitarianism—and did just that as US ambassador in 1989. Weaving in the life of Eisen’s own mother to demonstrate how those without power and privilege moved through history, The Last Palace tells the dramatic and surprisingly cyclical tale of the triumph of liberal democracy.

The Betrayal of the American Dream

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Author: Donald L. Barlett,James B. Steele

Publisher: Public Affairs

ISBN: 1586489690

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 356

Examines the formidable challenges facing the middle class, calling for fundamental changes while surveying the extent of the problem and identifying the people and agencies most responsible.

The Last of Us: American Dreams #3

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Author: Faith Erin Hicks,Neil Druckmann

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 25

View: 9049

Fleeing a mall turned war zone, Ellie and Riley find themselves caught between the military and the Fireflies-and a nest of infected! Cowritten by Naughty Dog Games art director Neil Druckmann! Essential chapter of the year's hottest game! Naughty Dog's Award-winning game now comes to comics!

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

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Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307781093

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters--not to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall. From the Trade Paperback edition.

End of History and the Last Man

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Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416531785

Category: History

Page: 464

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Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.

Tailspin

The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It

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Author: Steven Brill

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1524731641

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system at the heart of our society. He shows us how, over the last half-century, America's core values--meritocracy, innovation, due process, free speech, and even democracy itself--have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. They have isolated our best and brightest, whose positions at the top have never been more secure or more remote. The result has been an erosion of responsibility and accountability, an epidemic of shortsightedness, an increasingly hollow economic and political center, and millions of Americans gripped by apathy and hopelessness. By examining the people and forces behind the rise of big-money lobbying, legal and financial engineering, the demise of private-sector unions, and a hamstrung bureaucracy, Brill answers the question on everyone's mind: How did we end up this way? Finally, he introduces us to those working quietly and effectively to repair the damages. At once a diagnosis of our national ills, a history of their development, and a prescription for a brighter future, Tailspin is a work of riveting journalism--and a welcome antidote to political despair.

Out on the Wire

The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio

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Author: Jessica Abel

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0385348444

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

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A Library Journal Best Book of 2015 Go behind the scenes of seven of today’s most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative. Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. Out on the Wire offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling—one that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. With the help of This American Life's Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details. Jad Abumrad of RadioLab talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while Planet Money’s Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad—really mad—Ira Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Informative and engaging, Out on the Wire demonstrates that narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complacent Class

The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream

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Author: Tyler Cowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250108691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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"Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a signature American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation from Ben Franklin to Steve Jobs. The problem, according to ... Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this tradition--we're working harder than ever to avoid change ... Cowen [believes that] there are significant collateral downsides attending this comfort, among them heightened inequality and segregation and decreased incentives to innovate and create"--Amazon.com.

Film Comedy and the American Dream

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Author: Zach Sands

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135160029X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 170

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Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the American Dream from the end of the Second World War through the first part of the twenty-first century. Through a combination of narrative and thematic analyses of popular comedic films, contextualized within a dynamic historical framework, the book traces the increasing disillusionment with this central ideology in the face of multiple forms of systemic exclusion. It argues that film comedy is a major component of the discourse surrounding the American Dream because these movies often evoke humor by highlighting the incongruities that exist between the ideals that define this nation versus the actual lived experiences of its citizens.

New Dark Age

Technology, Knowledge and the End of the Future

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Author: James Bridle

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 178663547X

Category: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Page: 304

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"We live in times of increasing inscrutability. Our news feeds are filled with unverified, unverifiable speculation, much of it automatically generated by anonymous software. As a result, we no longer understand what is happening around us. Underlying all of these trends is a single idea: the belief that quantitative data can provide a coherent model of the world, and the efficacy of computable information to provide us with ways of acting within it. Yet the sheer volume of information available to us today reveals less than we hope. Rather it heralds a new Dark Age: a world of ever-increasing incomprehension. In his brilliant new work, leading artist and writer James Bridle offers us a warning against the future in which the contemporary promise of a new technologically assisted enlightenment may just deliver its opposite: an age of complex uncertainty, predictive algorithms, surveillance, the hollowing out of empathy. Surveying the history of art, technology and information systems he reveals the dark clouds that gather over discussions of the digital sublime." --Publisher description.