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Shades of Gray

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This literary classic follows the exploits of the strange and mysterious Captain Nemo and his ship the Nautilus. It seemed absurd to worry about a new tank or a novel doctrine of counterinsurgency when the press of a button, unleashing nuclear Armageddon, would render all military thinking superfluous. This is a very well written historical for young adults that anyone else can enjoy. For 18th Century US Militaria from 1800-1918. Another notable instance of popular humour was evinced soon after, viz. the violent fever-fit of admiration which the public exhibited for the young Roscius, Master Betty, a child certainly of precocious parts, remarkable for his speech and action, together with his happy mimicry, for it could at his age be nothing else, of the language of passions which he had never felt.
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A PENNY IN MY POCKET

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They gave me shock treatments against my will. It is not a question of "not being angels," it is a question of not being childish lunatics. The following day this picture topped big posters pasted all over the city.” Bryant wrote in 1918: “No other feature of the great war ever caught the public fancy like the Death Battalion, composed of Russian women. In the US Revolutionary War, Deborah Samson (sometimes spelled Sampson) apparently did serve in male disguise, although her later autobiography and lecture tour were fictionalized.
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Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti

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But, perhaps, no one has followed this fascinating amusement so far and in so many climates and countries as the distinguished author of Salmonia himself. In total, it earned a record $50 million on its opening day. Kennedy War is the only game in which it doesn't pay to have the home-court advantage. ~Dick Motta The trouble with selfish motives is that they harden into principles, and you end up sending your kids to war for them. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com War.
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Hitler's Canary

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The story takes place in 1866 at the tip of the Marin Headlands in Northern California. I wasn't "afraid" to report it—I was ashamed and disgusted. While World War II was under way, its best-known chroniclers were the Scripps Howard reporter Ernie Pyle, who described the daily braveries and travails of the troops (until he was killed near the war’s end by Japanese machine-gun fire on the island of Iejima), and the Stars and Stripes cartoonist Bill Mauldin, who mocked the obtuseness of generals and their distance from the foxhole realities faced by his wisecracking GI characters, Willie and Joe.
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Anne Threw a Streamer: WW1 (From the diaries of Anne

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The path is somewhat perilous, particularly as he chooses to be ruthless. But it is not a hostile signal towards you. Many grants of land were made to the Church, and the ecclesiastical support thus ensured gave Edgar the means to check the power of the ealdormen. Next to Mrs Cellier came a man with a fiddle, sitting backwards on his horse with a sign decrying him as an enemy of Parliament. C." and "The Golden Age". "New York" series of 5 by Bruce Nicolaysen.
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Four Steps to Death

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It was then that he quit—not after a breakup, as is shown in the film. She was especially adept at riding a horse while wielding a lance, at setting up artillery (which was fairly new), and at organizing armies for battle. He is really, though perhaps somewhat romantic, one of the most fascinating young men whom I have ever seen.'' ``And by my honour, sir,'' replied the Baron, ``the lad can sometimes be as dowff as a sexagenary like myself. Sudan had been under foreign rule since 1821, when Mohammed Ali Pashai had invaded in hopes of getting rich by enslaving people.
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Seeing Red

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It rented at about twenty shillings per acre. Captain Beaver is my particular friend: he will put me ashore at Berwick or Shields, from whence I can ride post to London;---and you must entrust me with the packet of papers which you recovered by means of your Miss Bean Lean. So I want to know - what REALLY ARE the HF conventions that an agent/publisher will demand? And he repaid the pleasure thus communicated by an earnest attention, valuable to all story-tellers, more especially to the Baron, who felt his habits of self-respect flattered by it; and sometimes also by reciprocal communications, which interested Mr.
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Glint

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He looked dubiously at Waverley as he approached the little green rail which fenced his desk and stool from the approach of the vulgar. Historical fiction differs from non fiction in that it is about feeling the history and giving emotions, thoughts and feelings to people from the past. This award-winner shows a child’s view of the Cold War. It’s also an extremely historically inaccurate film, but that doesn’t devalue it as a cinematic achievement. None of these bankruptcies excited much attention, or as we have seen, caused any considerable loss.
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War Game (Puffin Non-fiction)

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Custer then led a force against the Indians. Without much ceremony he invited Edward to accompany him on a short walk of ten or fifteen miles into the mountains, and see the place where the cattle were conveyed to; adding, ``If it be as I suppose, you never saw such a place in your life, nor ever will, unless you go with me, or the like of me.'' Our hero, feeling his curiosity considerably excited by the idea of visiting the den of a Highland Cacus, took, however, the precaution to inquire if his guide might be trusted.
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Vicksburg: The Battle That Won The Civil War

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The only absolute requisite which the old school of transplantation enjoined, was that the tree should be taken up with as large a ball of earth as could possibly be managed. Many, no doubt, were thrown into such confusion, that they made to Ruthven in Badenoch as a common place of rendezvous, and the Lowland troops went thither also, because it had been named as such, and because, being strangers in the country, they knew not where else to go. So if I'm not going fast enough for you...bite me.
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