Ezra Collig (Hardy Boys series) Ezra Collig is the Chief of Police in Bayport, the fictional town where The Hardy Boys operate, in the popular series begun in 1927 by the Stratemeyer Syndicate and written under the collective pseudonym of Franklin W. Dixon. Early in the series, Ezra and his fellow police officers, Con Riley and Oscar Smuff, come across as a kind of bumbling trio of Keystone Kops, which drew some concern over whether children might be encouraged to see authority figures as objects of ridicule. Not to worry. They are miraculously elevated to serious, kindly upholders of the law and guides for the young boys to look up to. Well, almost…Ezra still seems to get a little defensive when a couple of teen-agers best him at his detecting job, but then again, he asks for it. He often works with the boys and with their father, Fenton Hardy, and relies upon their obviously superior skills, but still seems to resent them just a teeny bit! Well, wouldn’t you?
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Ezra and the Letter E: Alphabet Friends (Cynthia Fitterer Klingel) - Photos and illustrations provide visual cues for readers to learn about the letter "e" and the types of sounds it makes within words. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Ezra's Quest: Follow That Dog! (Rosalyn Schanzer) - Young readers join Ezra as he sets out to rescue his dog from a fearsome dognapper, journeying through a series of baffling, progressively more difficult mazes following a host of clues on a chase through the Middle Ages. Young readers join Ezra as he sets out to rescue his dog from a fearsome dognapper, journeying through a series of baffling, progressively more difficult mazes following a host of clues on a chase through the Middle Ages. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Ezra: A Mountain Lion (Bonnie Highsmith Taylor) - Chronicles the birth, growth and learning process of Ezra, a mountain lion. As a cub, Ezra is given all the natural survival skills he will need as an adult. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Ezra: Evoked Emotions (Sean Patrick O'Reilly) - Born under the Black Sun, Ezra had a unique upbringing in life. Her parents were murdered when she was young and she was badly scarred on her body... scars which she still conceals to this day. Normally, Ezra is rogue mercenary for hire, but she has just embarked on a quest that becomes a personal mission to exorcise the demons in her closet. This trade paperback collects Ezra: Evoked Emotions #1-3, and features a new covers, pin-ups, and more. Recommended for ages young adult.
The Wrath of Ezra (Obert Skye) - The dreams of mankind are in grave danger. The Dearth, the true evil beneath the soil, rises above ground and gains the strength he needs to defeat Leven Thumps. Lev, now the Want, is also gaining strength and must discover his new power before the Dearth finds him. Meanwhile, Sycophant Run is on the brink of war, and the secret of the sycophants' vulnerability is more of a threat than ever -- can Clover and the sycophants protect the only gateway to Reality? And speaking of Reality, Terry and Addy are about to join forces with a onetime janitor and the angriest, most confused toothpick alive: Ezra. What kind of power is raging inside that sliver of wood? Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Ezra - Ezra Pound (poet); Ezra Cornell (founder of Cornell University); Ezra Miller (actor); Ezra Butler (football player); Ezra Hendrickson (soccer player); Ezra Midkiff (baseball player); Ezra Sutton (baseball player); Ezra Fitch (co-founder of Abercrombie & Fitch); Ezra Meeker (pioneer); Ezra Stiles (educator and former President of Yale)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Ezra - Albert Pujols (baseball player); Paul Reiser (actor); Taylor Hanson (musician)
Ezra Pound (30 Oct 1885 – 1 Nov 1972) - Ezra (Weston Loomis) Pound was a major modern American poet who lived from 1885 to 1972, and was enormously controversial due to his support of Fascism during World War II and his widely disseminated anti-Semitic views. He came from an impeccable line of Puritan forbears, but spent most of his life abroad, in England, France and Italy, where he died and is buried. As a co-founder of the Imagist movement, which sought to move away from the floridity of Victorian and Edwardian verse to a stronger, barer language, he influenced an entire body of American modern poetry in the twentieth century. As a critic and editor, he was responsible for promoting the work of such literary giants as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot and Ernest Hemmingway. After the First World War, his politics reflected his fear that the waging of war would become a full-time business upon which we would come to rely for our economic structure, and he began to look toward (unfortunately) Italy and Germany for a socialist model. Because of his anti-American broadcasts and correspondence, Pound was arrested for treason at the end of World War II and brought back to the United States. Declared mentally unfit for trial, he was committed to an insane asylum for the next twelve years. The campaign waged by fellow poets ended in having the first Bollingen Prize awarded to Pound; he was subsequently released from the hospital and he returned to Italy in 1958, dying there in 1972. The controversy of his personal politics has since interfered with a full appreciation of him as a poet, but if it is of any redeeming value, Ezra Pound himself wrote: “… Let the Gods forgive what I have made/Let those I love try to forgive what I have made…”