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"Winchester Remington Smith is a crack shot. Problem is, surrounded by roller coasters and merry-go-rounds, his talent is going to waste, knocking down ducks in a carnival shooting gallery. Win wants some real action, and like Gary Cooper as Sergeant York, he's going to war—running off to join the U.S. Marines to fight a guerilla insurgency south of the border. In the jungles of Central America, Win takes a different kind of roller coaster ride. Quick and quiet, he's now a runner. It's a vital role, but he feels like a messenger boy, unable to put his rifle to good use. Even when he saves the life of First Sergeant Fifty-Fifty O'Brien—a Marine so gung-ho he has about a fifty-fifty chance of survival—Win ends up facing a disciplinary hearing for disobeying orders. Can the young sharpshooter redeem himself? Win's about to get his chance, an opportunity to deliver a message that the Marines will never forget. Hubbard knew exactly what it meant to be a Marine. As he wrote in 1935: ""Most of the fiction written about [Marines] is of an intensely dramatic type, all do-or-die and Semper Fidelis."" But the reality, he said, was far different. ""I've known the Corps from Quantico to Peiping, from the South Pacific to the West Indies, and I've never seen any flag-waving. The most refreshing part of the U.S.M.C. is that they get their orders . . . and do the job and that's that."" It's that kind of unique and pointed insight that he brings to stories like Fifty-Fifty O'Brien. Also includes the military adventures The Adventure of X, in which a French Foreign Legionnaire's intelligence mission leads him into an enemy ambush, and he has to warn his fellow Legionnaires before they walk into a massacre; and Red Sand, the story of a disgraced Chicago cop who joins the Legionnaires and finds his investigative skills invaluable in the desert."
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Conan O'Brien: The man, the myth, the legend, nay, he's no myth. He's just legend. A giant in both the comedy fields and real life, Conan O'Brien has been working longer than most of his fans have been alive. He has red hair, nay, strawberry locks, and he's an extraordinary dancer. Wait, this is supposed to be a solicitation text for a comic? Um, buy this comic or else! Conan might do something drastic like shave his beard, and I don't think the world can deal with him clean-shaven anymore.
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Post-invasion, an abandoned earth-born Martian was taken in by Uncle Woody and his blind niece. But the infant isn't the only Martian still here... and the others are much more warlike, especially when they learn of the baby's location amidst the human survivors.
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When Mars attacked Earth, the battle left no side unscarred, least of all a lonely old man and his blind niece…along with the first Martian child born on Earth! Will the child’s warlike ways take over, or is there more going on here than it seems?
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Amidst the Sons’ daring operation, Fitchner recalls the assignment where he learned about true strength and honor from the Reds his Gold contemporaries looked down upon. Haunted by the things he experienced at The Institute, his life takes a turn as he meets the woman who would forever change his life…and, therefore, society as a whole!
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Explains the story of John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A cranky, clever donkey. A grumpy, chubby cat. An old, loyal hound dog. A kooky, eager rooster. What do these four animals have in common? They can sing! Well, kind of. The quartet of yowling outcasts take their musical troupe on the road to Bremen Town, but along the way, they spot some robbers counting their ill-gotten treasures in an abandoned house. Hungry and tired, the creatures hatch a plan to upend the crooked criminals -- but they'll have to lean on each other to get the job done.
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It is undeniable the influence Google has had. The company filters into every aspect of our lives—whether we are searching for information, using a map to navigate to a destination, or shopping online. “Sergey Brin and Larry Page: The Creators of Google” introduces readers to the two men that have put the world at our fingertips.
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Marty rescued Doc from the certain death back in 1931, but he might have doomed the McFly family in the process! It'll take 1.21 gigawatts and a little bit of luck to right the time stream and save Marty's future in "GET TANNEN!" Based on the hit TellTale video game!
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Is young Christopher Brown dealing with her parents divorce by writing her own comic book, or is she really a magical princess from another dimension?
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