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Superman - The High-flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero

Larry Tye

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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. Tye chronicles the adventures of the men and women who kept Siegel and Shuster's "Man of Tomorrow" aloft and vitally alive through seven decades and counting. Here are the savvy publishers and visionary writers and artists of comics' Golden Age who ushered the red-and-blue-clad titan through changing eras and evolving incarnations; and the actors-including George Reeves and Christopher Reeve-who brought the Man of Steel to life on sc

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

13h 17m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

10:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:49


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:17


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:21


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:31


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:15


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:50


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:14


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:37


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:29


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:55


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:33


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:39


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:16


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:11


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:25


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:45


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:44


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:05


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:48


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:20


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:43


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:40


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:36


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:21


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:21


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:46


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:34


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

00:27