Receiving the yearly birthday gift from his grandmother has become David's living nightmare. The "surprise" she always has for him never varies. How can he stop this never-ending flow of stiff, white, scratchy shirts - "perfect gentlemen" shirts that make him squirm and pull and shift and twitch? David closes his eyes and imagines a long line of shirts - one for every year of his life - stretching on forever.
The Green Berets-a legendary corps of soldiers whose exploits made military history. But now, its very identity and role as a fighting force may be forever changed. Until the war in Iraq, Special Forces were the military's counterinsurgency experts. Their specialty was going behind enemy lines and training insurgent forces. In Afghanistan, they toppled the Taliban by transforming Northern Alliance fighters into cohesive units.
Intended for mature readers only! Before it was a dismal Sean Connery movie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a celebrated comic book bringing together characters from disparate literary works to protect an alternate nineteenth-century Britain. The latest collectionâ the last with DCâ centers on the mysterious Black Dossier, stolen by H. Rider Haggardâ s series hero Allan Quatermain and the forever youthful Mina Murray of Bram Stokerâ s Dracula.
Kit Faulkner is a young vagrant orphan, but his life changes forever when two gentlemen spot his potential and he is taken aboard their merchant ship to be trained for a life at sea. As he rises through the ranks, he risks all in encounters with pirates and French corsairs. Meanwhile, England edges ever closer to civil war, and very soon Kit must chose which side he will fight for.