Insightful Superman history
The Ten Cent Plague as a parallel history about the comic book medium with this book about a major franchise that propelled it to prominence.
A fan's enthusiasm at the character while conveying the tragedy of how the character's creators were treated.
The life of Jerry Siegal as a writer with a special kind of imagination but burdened with a business naivety that sabotaged his chance at the full material success that should been his due.
This a powerfully fascinating book where Pinker shows, with very thorough evidence, that human nature has changed for the better over the centuries. In short, Pinker will prove to you how we have, if still incompletely depending on culture and region, become more peaceful, just and civilization after a fashion. In that, the author gives a detailed look at the history of violence in society that will make you blanch at the bloody antics done by our ancestors and the psychological research trying to explain it. Just hear the reader read out how medieval people found
I was heartened for at least one element of the human race, even while I wanted to give those sadists in the past a taste of their own medicine.
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