Up in the Air by Betty Riegel

Up in the Air
  • Title : Up in the Air
  • Author : Betty Riegel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1471112276
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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New York, 1961: the dawn of the commercial Jet Age and a golden era of air travel. Betty Riegel spent her early childhood hiding in air-raid shelters as bombs dropped all around. From humble working-class roots, growing up with a mother who struggled to make ends meet and a father away at war, she had always dreamed of bigger things. After responding to an advert in the local newspaper she secured herself an interview for the Pan Am training programme, and at just 22-years-old was selected from thousands of eager young British women to begin a career that would change the course of her life. Betty said goodbye to everything she knew and boarded a plane to New York, a city full of noise, towering skyscrapers and promise. Under the watchful eye of her 'housemother', Dottie, Betty mastered the art of being the perfect Pan Am stewardess; everything from faultless etiquette, geography and safety to seamless make-up application, how to charm influential passengers and preparing five-course Parisian cuisine at 37,000 feet. But no amount of training could have prepared her for the rollercoaster of life in the air. Up in the Aircharts the gruelling yet fabulous life aboard the most iconic airline there has ever been, and how a young woman from Essex opened her eyes to the world and lived her dream.


Patterns in the Dark by Lindsay Buroker

Patterns in the Dark
  • Title : Patterns in the Dark
  • Author : Lindsay Buroker
  • Publisher : Lindsay Buroker
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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Everyone knows dragons have been extinct for over a thousand years. Everyone is wrong. At least one dragon remains, and military scientists from the Cofah Empire are experimenting with its blood, using the magical substance to power deadly new weapons that could be used to bring the world to its knees. That's a concern for Zirkander, Cas, and the rest of the Iskandians, but all Tolemek wants is to find his missing sister. The last time he saw her, their father had locked her in an asylum because of a mental illness with no cure. Now the military has taken her. What use the Cofah have for her, Tolemek can only guess, but he is certain she is in danger. He must save her before it's too late. But her fate is inexplicably tied to the dragon's, and he must find it to find her.


Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature by Adam Piette

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature
  • Title : Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature
  • Author : Adam Piette
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748653937
  • Pages : 600
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ


Education 101 by Ron Mayberry

Education 101
  • Title : Education 101
  • Author : Ron Mayberry
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 1462029647
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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This story is about two issues. One is the Big Time players Coach Young recruited, the recruiting stories, and the different methods used in the recruiting wars. The other issue is about Ron Young and his struggle to learn what it takes to win big, how he learned his lessons and the results from his lessons. After many years of trying to get to the top of his profession, Ron Young finally gets his opportunity, makes the most of it and guides his Cinderella team into the Final Four Championship. Ron Young has his days of glory and then the tables turn on him as he has to deal with the NCAA Investigators for cheating violations. Ron Young's basketball career, which covers over thirty years of dedicated service, and honest hard work is destroyed after one year trying to make it to the “Big Dance”.


Women in World History by Anne Commire,Deborah Klezmer

Women in World History
  • Title : Women in World History
  • Author : Anne Commire,Deborah Klezmer
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780787640613
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Flying Through Life by Robert Firth

Flying Through Life
  • Title : Flying Through Life
  • Author : Robert Firth
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • ISBN Code : 1456601253
  • Pages : 260
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is a story written by a pilot who followed his father into commercial aviation. It is, on one hand, the biography of a professional pilot and, on other levels, provides us with insight into the mental disciplines necessary to follow such a career path. The story begins with a description of his life as a kid in rural New Jersey and follows him from his first flight to his last, some fifty years latter.As each passage of life ends, a new begins. The author provides us with an understanding of what it means to be a professional aviator and what he has learned along the way about his profession and about life. We see him grow as a person and as a pilot. We see the world through his eyes and gain an appreciation of his accumulated experiences both funny and those no so.Anyone who has spent years looking down on the world most certainly develops a different view of things than those who meander along the surface. This is certainly true of the author who provides the reader with a sense of his understanding along the way.


New Theatre Quarterly 48: Volume 12, Part 4 by Clive Barker,Simon Trussler

New Theatre Quarterly 48: Volume 12, Part 4
  • Title : New Theatre Quarterly 48: Volume 12, Part 4
  • Author : Clive Barker,Simon Trussler
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521565004
  • Pages : 104
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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New Theatre Quarterly provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet, and where prevailing dramatic assumptions can be subjected to vigorous critical questioning.


Embarkation by J. R. Salamanca

Embarkation
  • Title : Embarkation
  • Author : J. R. Salamanca
  • Publisher : Tantor eBooks
  • ISBN Code : 1618030280
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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He loved the sea. He loved whiskey. He loved many women. But in his reckless obsession with a monstrous vision, he was willing to sacrifice everything he loved, even his three children.


Batcats by Jack Sikora

Batcats
  • Title : Batcats
  • Author : Jack Sikora
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 1469741318
  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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Written by men who flew the missions and gathered together the recollections of their comrades, this is an account of the political, social, cultural, technical and combat context of an extraordinary side of the Vietnam conflict. An account touching on topics ranging from Thai supernaturalism to high tech warfare, it is also the very human story of American airmen obliged to keep heady secrets and perform demanding tasks under menacing conditions. A good read for aviation enthusiasts, students of the Vietnam War, veterans and those wishing to learn more about Southeast Asia, this book is more than a history. It is a holistic portrait of a little known and less understood aspect of the Vietnam "era."


Dennis 'Hurricane' David by Dennis David

Dennis 'Hurricane' David
  • Title : Dennis 'Hurricane' David
  • Author : Dennis David
  • Publisher : Grub Street Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1909808466
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Born in Surrey in 1918, Dennis David had a very distinguished war record, both during the Battle for France and the Battle of Britain. This is his autobiography of his flying career until he retired in 1967.


Man-Killers of the Air by L. Ron Hubbard

Man-Killers of the Air
  • Title : Man-Killers of the Air
  • Author : L. Ron Hubbard
  • Publisher : Galaxy Press LLC
  • ISBN Code : 1592125859
  • Pages : 107
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  • Language : English
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There’s not a dare Smoke Burnham won’t take, and there’s not a wager he won’t make. Now he’s betting his life that he can fly his plane, Super Comet—with his pet cheetah Patty coming along for the ride—across the mountains and jungles of South America to a prize-winning payday. All he has to do is out-race the competition, out-maneuver a saboteur, and make out with his girl—who’s determined to bring him down to earth. One thing you can count on—in the air, in a fight, or in his girlfriend’s arms—he’s a man who likes to turn up the heat. Because where there’s Smoke, there’s fire. Set a course for the Andes and the Amazon as the Man-Killers of the Air takes you on a death-defying flight from heaven to hell and back again. “Great adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat.” —Gather.com


U.S. Coast Guard Aviation by N.A

U.S. Coast Guard Aviation
  • Title : U.S. Coast Guard Aviation
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code : 9781563113604
  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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Includes list of aviator numbers (names of all those who earned pilots wings, 1916-1996.


To Hell and Almost Back by Sam Jones

To Hell and Almost Back
  • Title : To Hell and Almost Back
  • Author : Sam Jones
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1462878636
  • Pages : 265
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  • Language : English
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These are the memoirs of a Wisconsin farm boy that grew up during the Great Depression accompanied by a great drought where many of the lakes dried up and much of the Midwests farmland simply blew away. The Depression ended abruptly the year I graduated from high school when WW II was declared and I was drafted into military service where I spent 3-1/2 years. I was critically wounded and spent the first 30 hours in a morgue followed by almost 1-1/2 years in military hospitals before I was discharged as a permanently disabled veteran. Because of my disabilities, I could never be a farmer and had to go somewhere else and develop new skills so I would be able to support my family. Jobs were hard to get because at the end of the war in Europe, 12 million healthy veterans had just been discharged and the economy was in limbo while industry was converting from wartime to peacetime economy. The story deals with how I started out as an apprentice electronic technician, became an engineer through home study, worked and lived on all continents and finally became Chief of the Navigation Engineering Branch at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters in Washington DC. It is a story of how I dealt with serious wartime disabilities and managed to develop a productive career at the same time


Night Witches, the Untold Story of Soviet Women in Combat by Bruce Myles

Night Witches, the Untold Story of Soviet Women in Combat
  • Title : Night Witches, the Untold Story of Soviet Women in Combat
  • Author : Bruce Myles
  • Publisher : Presidio Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 278
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  • Language : English
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In 1941, as Nazi hordes swept east into the Soviet Union, a desperte call went out for women to join the Russian air force. The result - three entire regiments of women pilots and bombers - was a phenomenon unmatched in World II. Through interviews with these courageous pilots, the author uncovers their story.


War in the Air by N.A

War in the Air
  • Title : War in the Air
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 306
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  • Language : English
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Finest of the Few by Hector Bolitho

Finest of the Few
  • Title : Finest of the Few
  • Author : Hector Bolitho
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN Code : 1445609630
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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The remarkable Battle of Britain experiences of fighter pilot John Simpson, DFC, who shot down 13 enemy aircraft during the epic air battle.


Air Warriors by Douglas Waller

Air Warriors
  • Title : Air Warriors
  • Author : Douglas Waller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476750599
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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Veteran journalist and author of The Commandos Douglas Waller chronicles his rare and intimate experience with the training program for Navy pilots in this “engrossing saga that will likely become an unofficial recruiting tool for naval aviation” (Publishers Weekly). Waller, who was granted permission to participate in the pilots’ grueling training regime, has written an absorbing behind-the-scenes account of the physical and psychological trials endured by the most specialized group of pilots in military history. From his bird’s-eye view in the passenger’s seat, Waller follows pilot trainees through two years of intense preparation. He offers vivid illustrations from the fray: hair-raising aerial dogfights; stomach-swallowing dive-bombing runs; high-speed tactical maneuvers grazing the desert floor; and numerous nerve-twisting aircraft carrier takeoffs and landings. In addition to his own experiences and those of the group of trainees he joins, his research is based on interviews with hundreds of other students and their instructors. Hurtling through the air at death-defying speeds, these pilots-in-training struggle to maintain their composure while withstanding conditions that are designed to challenge them to the very limits of human endurance. Waller’s deftly drawn portraits of the men and women he encounters in this singular culture of elite pilots are as satisfying as his adventure narrative. The pilots, whose grit, determination, and mental agility operate on an elevated threshold, come into sharp focus behind Waller’s keen lens: their aspirations, awe inspiring. Air Warriors combines an examination of the modern Navy, recovering from past sex scandals, with a portrayal of a privileged cadre of men and women whose ambition and commitment coexist within a tightly knit group. Waller is able to capture images of these pilots training, living, and fighting with an acuity and intelligence that are often absent from Hollywood and television treatments of this diverse and fascinating subculture. Air Warriors takes us inside the cockpit and behind closed doors for the real story of the making of a Navy pilot.


Contemporary Biography, Women by N.A

Contemporary Biography, Women
  • Title : Contemporary Biography, Women
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Journal of Air Traffic Control by N.A

The Journal of Air Traffic Control
  • Title : The Journal of Air Traffic Control
  • Author : N.A
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Cracks in the Pedestal by Philip Green

Cracks in the Pedestal
  • Title : Cracks in the Pedestal
  • Author : Philip Green
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781558491199
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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In the second part, Green highlights instances in which reproduction of the dominant ideology is less successful by examining several recent cinematic genres - the female action movie, the rape-revenge cycle, and the new film noir - that portray the real ambiguities of a social order in upheaval. As a male consumer of the cultural commodities being discussed, the author offers a perspective on American films and television different from that of most other feminist critics.


When the Boys Were Away by Eve Ebbett

When the Boys Were Away
  • Title : When the Boys Were Away
  • Author : Eve Ebbett
  • Publisher : Raupo
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 201
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  • Language : English
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When war was declared on 3 September 1939, no one in New Zealand escaped the consequences. The author lived through that time and has talked to dozens of women whose experiences of life on the home front remain as vivid as her own.


“The” Illustrated London News by N.A

“The” Illustrated London News
  • Title : “The” Illustrated London News
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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Footsteps in the Sky by Helen E. McLaughlin

Footsteps in the Sky
  • Title : Footsteps in the Sky
  • Author : Helen E. McLaughlin
  • Publisher : State of the Art Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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Retired women flight attendants relate the excitement and romance of their former profession.


The AOPA Pilot by N.A

The AOPA Pilot
  • Title : The AOPA Pilot
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Flying by N.A

Flying
  • Title : Flying
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Southern Pharmaceutical Journal ... by N.A

The Southern Pharmaceutical Journal ...
  • Title : The Southern Pharmaceutical Journal ...
  • Author : N.A
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Jet Girl by Caroline Johnson,Hof Williams

Jet Girl
  • Title : Jet Girl
  • Author : Caroline Johnson,Hof Williams
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1250139309
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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A fresh, unique insider’s view of what it’s like to be a woman aviator in today’s US Navy—from pedicures to parachutes, friendship to firefights. Caroline Johnson was an unlikely aviation candidate. A tall blonde debutante from Colorado, she could have just as easily gone into fashion or filmmaking, and yet she went on to become an F/A-18 Super Hornet Weapons System Officer. She was one of the first women to fly a combat mission over Iraq since 2011, and one of the first women to drop bombs on ISIS. Jet Girl tells the remarkable story of the women fighting at the forefront in a military system that allows them to reach the highest peaks, and yet is in many respects still a fraternity. Johnson offers an insider’s view on the fascinating, thrilling, dangerous and, at times, glamorous world of being a naval aviator. This is a coming-of age story about a young college-aged woman who draws strength from a tight knit group of friends, called the Jet Girls, and struggles with all the ordinary problems of life: love, work, catty housewives, father figures, make-up, wardrobe, not to mention being put into harm’s way daily with terrorist groups such as ISIS and world powers such as Russia and Iran. Some of the most memorable parts of the book are about real life in training, in the air and in combat—how do you deal with having to pee in a cockpit the size of a bumper car going 600 miles an hour? Not just a memoir, this book also aims to change the conversation and to inspire and attract the next generation of men and women who are tempted to explore a life of adventure and service.


Soviet Life by N.A

Soviet Life
  • Title : Soviet Life
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Desert Warriors by USA Today

Desert Warriors
  • Title : Desert Warriors
  • Author : USA Today
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 213
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  • Language : English
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Spotlights the Americans involved in the Persian Gulf through profiles and letters, and includes brief accounts of all who died


Hovering by Henry M. Holden

Hovering
  • Title : Hovering
  • Author : Henry M. Holden
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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The National Guardsman by N.A

The National Guardsman
  • Title : The National Guardsman
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The New York Times Book Review by N.A

The New York Times Book Review
  • Title : The New York Times Book Review
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Time by Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce

Time
  • Title : Time
  • Author : Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce
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New Mexico Magazine by N.A

New Mexico Magazine
  • Title : New Mexico Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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Defence Journal by N.A

Defence Journal
  • Title : Defence Journal
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Air & Space Smithsonian by N.A

Air & Space Smithsonian
  • Title : Air & Space Smithsonian
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Air Line Employee by N.A

The Air Line Employee
  • Title : The Air Line Employee
  • Author : N.A
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Missions by Howard Benjamin Grose

Missions
  • Title : Missions
  • Author : Howard Benjamin Grose
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  • Pages : N.A
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Air Progress by N.A

Air Progress
  • Title : Air Progress
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Annual issues consisted of material selected from Air trails magazine (later Air trails pictorial)


New York by N.A

New York
  • Title : New York
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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