Category Archives: Military & Wars

Guardian: Where A Dream Is Challenged

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Within the pages of this novel, the reader is treated to world of deep differences, on one hand, these 75 year old soldiers get new bodies and are able to enjoy life again, then on the other, war in the future is often brutal and quick. Collectively known as the Revolution of 1848. Chrétien doesn’t hold with damsels in distress. Our friend could not help looking back more than once at this singular figure, until he suddenly observed the angler quit the stream, get out upon the bank, and hasten towards him with shouts which seemed a signal of distress.

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The Dangerous Summer of Jesse Turner

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Price, these are not, perhaps, so generally received and practised as could be desired. If you enjoy historical fiction about World War 2, you might also like: Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein, Invasion, by Walter Dean Myers, or Hero on a Bicycle, by Shirley Hughes. Even though they're fake, they're clearly too different to likely come from the same language (one is heavy on consonants, the other on vowels). Was he in the hands of her father? and if so, what was his purpose?

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Dear Baby, I'm Watching Over You

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I trust we should in no case have been treated unjustly or harshly, and I will presently state my reasons for thinking that we should not; but arguing the question on the illiberal and almost calumnious idea, that, if not confuted in argument, we were in danger to be borne down by force of numbers, I should derive hope, not fear, from the introduction of the third Kingdom into the discussion. Ireland may read her future fate in that of Scotland, as in a mirror. If we are eventually losing by adhering to an old and tried system, we can blame no one, but must suffer for our own obstinacy; but if Scotland is to be reduced to distress by having a system forced upon her which she is unable to maintain or carry on, who is to answer for the evils it may bring upon us?

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Code: Elephants on the Moon

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Clippurse came not alone; for, being now stricken in years, he had associated with him a nephew, a younger vulture (as our English Juvenal, who tells the tale of Swallow the attorney, might have called him), and they now carried on business as Messrs. And just in the moment when Colonel Gardiner seemed to be making a pause to deliberate what duty required him to do in such circumstances, an accident happened, which must, I think, in the judgment of every worthy and generous man, be allowed a sufficient apology for exposing his life to so great hazard, when his regiment had left him.

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Friend or Foe

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He was writing between 1160 and 1172, and it is suggested that he had a position as herald-at-arms at the court of his patroness in the city of Troyes. This was promised, and in some degree granted; but it was Sheridan who was the promiser; and though, being then chiefly involved in politics, he was obliged to leave Kemble much greater latitude than he did King, he contrived to give him, from time to time, as much annoyance as a man rigidly true to his engagements could receive from one whose extraordinary talents wore blended with so much negligence and inconsistency.

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DIDO AND PA

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It was also much reprinted on the Continent and in London under its French title as Le Dictionnaire royal: e.g. But on the skirts of their own mountains, the moment the day was lost, the Highlanders, in a great measure, dispersed. While the elite Jedi—who guard peace and justice in the Galactic Republic—bear similarities to Japanese samurai and Shaolin monks, they also echo the medieval monastic military order of the Knights Templar.

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The Fragile Flag

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Some managers of woods contrive to combine both errors, by neglecting the necessary thinning for years, and finally setting about it with a hasty and unsparing hand. The shipworm uses its shell like a rasp, to burrow through wood ships and docks. I would love to set a book during the American Revolution. Limited government is the Enlightenment ’s response to end unlimited government through claimed divine rights from kings.

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Jayhawker

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While he thus indulged the reveries of an author and a politician, his darling proselyte, seeing nothing very inviting in the title of the tracts, and appalled by the bulk and compact lines of the manuscript, quietly consigned them to a corner of his travelling trunk. Set in India, this is a lyrical and compassionate portrait of a survivor. We’re treated to daily shows of foot-stomping determination to enforce “austerity” on a childishly spendthrift nation.

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A Line in the Sand : The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence :

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You and Mac-Ivor have some points not much unlike, so far as national prejudice is concerned.'' The latter part of this discourse took place in the street. The chiefs he pronounced to be, in general, gentlemen of great honour and high pedigree, whose word was accounted as a law by all those of their own sept, or clan. `` It did not, indeed,'' he said, ``become them, as had occurred in late instances, to propone their prosapia, a lineage which rested for the most part on the vain and fond rhymes of their Seannachies or Bhairds, as quiponderate with the evidence of ancient charters and royal grants of antiquity, conferred upon distinguished houses in the Low Country by divers Scottish monarchs; nevertheless, such was their outrecuidance and presumption as to undervalue those who possessed such evidents, as if they held their lands in a sheep's skin.'' This, by the way, pretty well explained the cause of quarrel between the Baron and his Highland ally.

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A New Coat For Anna (Turtleback School & Library Binding

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Five decades later she travels to Spain hoping to make sense of a troubling letter hidden among her grandmother’s possessions. World War II is about to end when the world’s three most powerful men gather at Yalta in the Soviet Crimea: an idealistic and exhausted Franklin Roosevelt, a dyspeptic and feisty Winston Churchill and a brutal Joseph Stalin. There are several reasons to develop a more nuanced explanation of this situation. Be mute every string, and be hushed every tone, That shall bid us remember the fame that is flown!

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