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All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I. The book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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What happens when criminals outgun the regular police force? Or when they threaten innocent hostages? Or when a riot spins out of control? In dangerous situations like these, SWAT teams are often the answer. With special training and gear, SWAT teams are ready to tackle whatever comes their way.
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U.S. leaders need accurate information to make important decisions. They turn to the CIA to get it. Around the clock, members of the CIA are hard at work. As covert officers secretly gather intelligence, analysts are busy studying it. CIA scientists develop high tech spy gear. But no matter their job, CIA members share a common goal of keeping the country safe.
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When dangerous missions call for an elite team of soldiers, the Green Berets are ready at a moment’s notice. From counterterrorism operations to enemy raids and spying missions, the highly trained and skilled men of the U.S. Army Special Forces are ready to do whatever it takes.
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When missions call for a team of highly trained warriors, Rangers lead the way. Clearing airfields, conducting rescue missions, or engaging the enemy, the men of the 75th Ranger Regiment are ready to do whatever it takes.
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When missions call for an elite team trained for quick, secret operations, they call in the Marines Special Operations Regiment. Training foreign soldiers, destroying weapons, or gathering enemy information, the men of MARSOC are ready to do whatever it takes.
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When difficult missions require highly skilled, specially trained military men, the Navy SEALs are up for the task. SEAL teams are trained to complete missions from the sea, land, and air. Gathering secret enemy information, training foreign soldiers, or conducting an ambush, SEALs are ready to do whatever it takes.
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Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Starting at the height of Archiemania in 1969, Everything's Archie linked with the Archie Saturday morning cartoon and was the home for some of the funniest stories ever produced. In this installment, we share some of the best and most pivotal stories from the history of the series, from The Archies' visit to Filmation Studios to what might have happened if Archie had been drafted into the Army!
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Shanghai, November 1937. Yaya, the eight-year-old daughter of a diamond merchant, lives a life of luxury in the French Concession in Shanghai. Her one great passion is the piano. While she is preparing for an important audition, her father decides that the family must leave town in the face of the imminent Japanese invasion. The evening before all the family is to leave, stubborn Yaya, unaware of the danger, runs away in an attempt to make it to her audition come what may. On the way, in the midst of the crowd fleeing the Japanese offensive, She is caught in a bombardment. She owes her life to Tuduo, a street urchin who discovers her unconscious in the ruins of a house. With his help, Yaya learns that her family fled for Hong Kong without her, and she determines to go join them there right away. Tuduo begins to dream about what his life would be like if Yaya's parents welcomed him and his little brother into their beautiful home. He decides to go along with Yaya on her long and perilous journey. But before he can do anything, he must escape from the clutches of Zhu, who runs a gang of homeless boys. When Zhu learns that Tuduo's little protégée is from a very wealthy family, he comes up with a Machiavellian plot to kidnap her and collect a ransom. Tuduo and Yaya barely manage to get away and head off for the south. But Zhu, a heartless outlaw, doesn't give up so easily and comes after them, driven by his high hopes of cashing in on the ransom scheme. This nine-volume series chronicles their long journey fraught with perils. The children meet all sorts of people, both friendly and wicked, as they travel toward Hong Kong. Yaya and Tuduo are different in every way: social background, character, dreams, and desires. These children learn many growing lessons along the way, not the least of which is to judge a person on their character, not their social or financial status. The gloom of war, its absurd tragedy, gives way to the incredible capacity of youth to overwhelm grim reality. Imagination is the only thing these children have to defend themselves against adults who are like the ogres, evil fairies, or good witches of bedtime tales. Their imagination gives the story a touch of poetry, while humor brings a lighter touch to a story that is steeped in genuine historical tragedy.
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Tells the story of the African American soldiers known as the Buffalo Soldiers, who fought against American Indians and protected the Western Frontier of the United States. Written in graphic-novel format.
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