Book: Hench


When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks. Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it.

  • Author : Natalie Zina Walschots
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 22 September 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062978592

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Score: 3.5
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Hench Book Summary :

“This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, told with razor-sharp wit and affection, in which a young woman discovers the greatest superpower—for good or ill—is a properly executed spreadsheet. Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn’t glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy? As a temp, she’s just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called “hero” leaves her badly injured. And, to her horror, compared to the other bodies strewn about, she’s the lucky one. So, of course, then she gets laid off. With no money and no mobility, with only her anger and internet research acumen, she discovers her suffering at the hands of a hero is far from unique. When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks. Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it. By tallying up the human cost these caped forces of nature wreak upon the world, she discovers that the line between good and evil is mostly marketing. And with social media and viral videos, she can control that appearance. It’s not too long before she’s employed once more, this time by one of the worst villains on earth. As she becomes an increasingly valuable lieutenant, she might just save the world. A sharp, witty, modern debut, Hench explores the individual cost of justice through a fascinating mix of Millennial office politics, heroism measured through data science, body horror,

Book: Hench


"This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell.

  • Author : Natalie Zina Walschots
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release : 28 September 2021
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 13 : 0062978586

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Score: 3.5
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Hench Book Summary :

"This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." --Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, told with razor-sharp wit and affection, in which a young woman discovers the greatest superpower--for good or ill--is a properly executed spreadsheet. Includes a bonus story for the paperback. Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn't glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy? As a temp, she's just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called "hero" leaves her badly injured. And, to her horror, compared to the other bodies strewn about, she's the lucky one. So, of course, then she gets laid off. With no money and no mobility, with only her anger and internet research acumen, she discovers her suffering at the hands of a hero is far from unique. When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks. Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it. By tallying up the human cost these caped forces of nature wreak upon the world, she discovers that the line between good and evil is mostly marketing. And with social media and viral videos, she can control that appearance. It's not too long before she's employed once more, this time by one of the worst villains on earth. As she becomes an increasingly valuable lieutenant, she might just save the world. A sharp, witty, modern debut, Hench explores the individual cost of justice through a fascinating mix of Millennial office politics, heroism measured through dat

Book: Hench


"This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell.

  • Author : Natalie Zina Walschots
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release : 22 September 2020
  • Category: Heroes
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 0063040387

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Score: 3.5
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"Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. As a temp, she's just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called 'hero' leaves her badly injured. So, of course, then she gets laid off. With no money and no mobility, with only her anger and internet research acumen, she discovers her suffering at the hands of a hero is far from unique. When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks. Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it."--Provided by publisher.

Book: Books As Weapons


Books As Weapons tells the little-known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the U.S. government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history and values into the hands of civilians ...

  • Author : John B. Hench
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 15 October 2016
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9781501727276

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Books As Weapons Book Summary :

Only weeks after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, a surprising cargo—crates of books—joined the flood of troop reinforcements, weapons and ammunition, food, and medicine onto Normandy beaches. The books were destined for French bookshops, to be followed by millions more American books (in translation but also in English) ultimately distributed throughout Europe and the rest of the world. The British were doing similar work, which was uneasily coordinated with that of the Americans within the Psychological Warfare Division of General Eisenhower's Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, under General Eisenhower's command. Books As Weapons tells the little-known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the U.S. government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history and values into the hands of civilians liberated from Axis forces. The government desired to use books to help "disintoxicate" the minds of these people from the Nazi and Japanese propaganda and censorship machines and to win their friendship. This objective dovetailed perfectly with U.S. publishers' ambitions to find new profits in international markets, which had been dominated by Britain, France, and Germany before their book trades were devastated by the war. Key figures on both the trade and government sides of the program considered books "the most enduring propaganda of all" and thus effective "weapons in the war of ideas," both during the war and afterward, when the Soviet Union flexed its military might and demonstrated its propaganda savvy. Seldom have books been charged with greater responsibility or imbued with more significance. John B. Hench leavens this fully international account of the programs with fascinating vignettes set in the war rooms of Washington and London, publishers' offices throughout the world, and the jeeps in which information officers drove over bomb-rutted roads to bring the books to people who were hunger

Book: Designing Disney


Designing Disney sets into history and puts into context the extraordinary contributions of the late John Hench, who, at the age of 94, still came into his office at Imagineering each day.

  • Author : John Hench
  • Publisher : Disney Editions
  • Release : 06 January 2009
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 13 : 1423119150

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Designing Disney sets into history and puts into context the extraordinary contributions of the late John Hench, who, at the age of 94, still came into his office at Imagineering each day. His principles of theme park design, character design, and use of color made him a legendary figure, not only for Disney fans but also for students and aficionados of architecture, engineering, and design. Designing Disney reveals the magic behind John’s great discoveries and documents his groundbreaking in several key areas: “Design Philosophy” examines the values, attitudes, aesthetics, and logic that went into the original concepts for Disney theme parks. In “The Art of the Show” and “The Art of Color,” Hench reveals the essence of what makes the parks work so well. And in “The Art of Character,” he lets the reader in on the how and why of the Disney characters’ inherent popularity—their timeless human traits, archetypal shape and gestures that suggest these qualities graphically, and their emotional resonance in our lives.

Book: The Rise of Real Life Superheroes


Lifelong comic-book fan and veteran journalist Peter Nowak goes to the source of this phenomenon, meeting with real-life superheroes in North America and around the world to get their stories and investigate what the movement means for the ...

  • Author : Peter Nowak
  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Release : 12 September 2020
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 13 : 9781771622516

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The Rise of Real Life Superheroes Book Summary :

Meanwhile, back in the darkened alleys of a city near you... trouble is brewing. A fight breaks out. A mugger shakes down an innocent tourist. Inequality is on the rise. Enter our heroes. Dark Guardian chases off an angry drug dealer in Manhattan. Mr. Xtreme charges in and breaks up a San Diego bar brawl. T.O. Ronin hugs a homeless man on the snowy streets of Toronto. These aren’t the big-screen or comic-book heroes that have been increasingly dominating pop culture. They’re real-life superheroes: individuals who take on masked personae to fight crime and help the helpless. They don’t have superpowers, but they do try to make the world a better place. Lifelong comic-book fan and veteran journalist Peter Nowak goes to the source of this phenomenon, meeting with real-life superheroes in North America and around the world to get their stories and investigate what the movement means for the future of society. To some people, real-life superheroes may seem like quirky outliers or dangerous vigilantes but, as Nowak shows, they are also archetypes whose job is to remind us of the better part of human nature.

Book: Hench 2012 Edition


"The fine line between hero and villain is just another of longtime super-villain henchman Mike Fulton's many scars.

  • Author : Adam Beechen
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 12 June 2012
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 13 : 1477649573

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Hench 2012 Edition Book Summary :

Everyone knows villains rarely win in superhero comics, right? And yet, those crime kingpins all seem to have their own armies of nameless, faceless, musclebound goons willing to wear silly costumes, risk prison time, withstand abuse from the fists of caped crime fighters, and even lay their lives on the line, in the slim hope that THIS job might be the one that pays off big. Who are these men, and why did they choose this life? HENCH, the classic, ground-breaking graphic novel gave a name, a face, and a hilarious, harrowing, heartbreaking story to one of those men, Mike Fulton, and now returns collected with an ALL-NEW FULL-LENGTH SEQUEL that continues Mike's journey, as he tries to leave the henchman's life behind for good...only to find out it's much more difficult -- and dangerous -- than he ever dreamed. Originally released in 2004 to rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly ("Funny, knowing and rather poignant"), Variety.com ("Moments of black and comic strangeness and even kindness...that you expect to find in an HBO series"), The Comics Buyer's Guide ("A treasure") and listed in the book "1000 Comics You Must Read," HENCH is back at last, with the original story and an ALL-NEW, FULL-LENGTH SEQUEL collected in a SINGLE VOLUME. Written by New York Times best-selling author Adam Beechen (DC Comics' BATMAN BEYOND, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, TEEN TITANS, ROBIN, BATGIRL, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, and such animated series as TEEN TITANS, THE BATMAN, THE BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, X-MEN EVOLUTION and BEN 10), HENCH explores the world of superheroics from a perspective rarely considered -- that of the truly Average Joe. And the view from down there is violent, absurd and, above all, thrilling from first page to last.

Book: Crooked Hallelujah


This is a big-hearted and ambitious novel of the powerful bonds between mothers and daughters by an exquisite and rare new talent.

  • Author : Kelli Jo Ford
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 14 July 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 13 : 9780802149145

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Score: 3.5
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The remarkable debut from Plimpton Prize Winner Kelli Jo Ford, Crooked Hallelujah follows four generations of Cherokee women across four decades It’s 1974 in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and fifteen-year-old Justine grows up in a family of tough, complicated, and loyal women, presided over by her mother, Lula, and Granny. After Justine’s father abandoned the family, Lula became a devout member of the Holiness Church – a community that Justine at times finds stifling and terrifying. But Justine does her best as a devoted daughter, until an act of violence sends her on a different path forever. Crooked Hallelujah tells the stories of Justine—a mixed-blood Cherokee woman— and her daughter, Reney, as they move from Eastern Oklahoma’s Indian Country in the hopes of starting a new, more stable life in Texas amid the oil bust of the 1980s. However, life in Texas isn’t easy, and Reney feels unmoored from her family in Indian Country. Against the vivid backdrop of the Red River, we see their struggle to survive in a world—of unreliable men and near-Biblical natural forces, like wildfires and tornados—intent on stripping away their connections to one another and their very ideas of home. In lush and empathic prose, Kelli Jo Ford depicts what this family of proud, stubborn, Cherokee women sacrifices for those they love, amid larger forces of history, religion, class, and culture. This is a big-hearted and ambitious novel of the powerful bonds between mothers and daughters by an exquisite and rare new talent.

Book: Physics of Electronic Ceramics 2 Part


This book includes papers, presented at a conference held at the University of Florida in 1969, on aspects of the technology of electronic ceramics in terms of the underlying science upon which the technology depends.

  • Author : L. L. Hench
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 26 November 2020
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 13 : 9781000146097

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Physics of Electronic Ceramics 2 Part Book Summary :

This book includes papers, presented at a conference held at the University of Florida in 1969, on aspects of the technology of electronic ceramics in terms of the underlying science upon which the technology depends. It is intended for users of electronic ceramics and teachers in this field.

Book: The Atcheson Laughlin Hench Collections of Manuscripts and Rare Books


An Exhibition Selected from Mr. Hench's Gifts to the Library, Winter 1966-1967 University of Virginia. Library. 1 BARRETT LOBBY Cage 1 This case contains six examples from.

  • Author : University of Virginia. Library
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 06 December 1967
  • Category: Books
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 13 : PSU:000033883182

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Book: Sol Gel Silica


A final chapter addresses the topic of Technology Transfer - how to transfer technology from the laboratory to a profitable commercial enterprise using examples from various chapters in the book.

  • Author : Larry L. Hench
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 31 December 1998
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 13 : 9780815519089

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Sol Gel Silica Book Summary :

A unique perspective of twentieth century research and development in materials science. It summarizes the fifteen years of sol-gel silica processing research leading to the commercial development of bioactive gel-glasses for medical applications. It demonstrates the combined use of quantum mechanical molecular modeling and spectroscopy to solve environmental stability problems. A final chapter addresses the topic of Technology Transfer - how to transfer technology from the laboratory to a profitable commercial enterprise using examples from various chapters in the book.