The Resource Superman : the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero, Larry Tye, (electronic resource)

Superman : the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero, Larry Tye, (electronic resource)

Label
Superman : the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero
Title
Superman
Title remainder
the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero
Statement of responsibility
Larry Tye
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America's most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today. Legions of fans from Boston to Buenos Aires can recite the story of the child born Kal-El, scion of the doomed planet Krypton, who was rocketed to Earth as an infant, raised by humble Kansas farmers, and rechristened Clark Kent. Known to law-abiders and evildoers alike as Superman, he was destined to become the invincible champion of all that is good and just--and a star in every medium from comic books and comic strips to radio, TV, and film. But behind the high-flying legend lies a true-to-life saga every bit as compelling, one that begins not in the far reaches of outer space but in the middle of America's heartland. During the depths of the Great Depression, Jerry Siegel was a shy, awkward teenager in Cleveland. Raised on adventure tales and robbed of his father at a young age, Jerry dreamed of a hero for a boy and a world that desperately needed one. Together with neighborhood chum and kindred spirit Joe Shuster, young Siegel conjured a human-sized god who was everything his creators yearned to be: handsome, stalwart, and brave, able to protect the innocent, punish the wicked, save the day, and win the girl. It was on Superman's muscle-bound back that the comic book and the very idea of the superhero took flight
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
741.5/973
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PN6728.S9
LC item number
T94 2012ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Scott Brick
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
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not applicable
Label
Superman : the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero, Larry Tye, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 13:14:15
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unknown
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn811777074
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Extent
1 sound file (13 hr., 14 min., 15 sec.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780307990143
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital.
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811777074
  • (Sirsi) o811777074
  • (CaAE) o811777074
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 190236 KB; MP3 file size: 372398 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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