Military & Wars

Eyes of the Emperor

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Author, title, summary for about 20 books, from Fiction Worth Fighting For: Korean War (Tulsa City-County Library, OK): Provides authors, titles, summaries, and webcat links for 4 works of historical fiction about the Korean War, by Daniel John Meador, Chaim Potok, Richard Hooker and John Campbell. When a member of the Otherkin community recalls memories of their past life as an elf, it is referred to as “the Awakening,” which can occur in an instant or over a longer period of time.
Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie

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Essentially, this title was assigned to the operation to show that the forces fighting would be merciless in conducting their warfare. Her current release, Alvar the Kingmaker, which tells the story of politics, intrigue, deceit and murder in the time of King Edgar, has also been awarded an indieBRAG medallion. That might explain why no story remains more magnetic than the downfall of Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, roi de France. Indeed, Fergus's brain was a perpetual workshop of scheme and intrigue of every possible kind and description; while, like many a mechanic of more ingenuity than steadiness, he would often unexpectedly, and without any apparent motive, abandon one plan, and go earnestly to work upon another, which was either fresh from the forge of his imagination, or had at some former period been flung aside half finished.
The Time Pirate: A Nick McIver Time Adventure (Nick McIver

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Themes, emotions, and rhetoric remain constant over the centuries, and thus generally predictable. Admitting all I had said in my first epistle, these douce men see no resource but in the most submissive acquiescence to the commands of those in whose breasts, they say, is now lodged the uncontrolled power to listen to reason, justice, nay, compassion, or to prefer the exercise of their own pleasure to the dictates of them all. Often Anime and most MSF set future wars between aliens and humans or humans and robots, but rarely was there human verse human...which is much more interesting in the long run.
To Herat and Cabul

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It was stated in aggravation of this reverend gentleman's crime in attending the theatre, that two rude or intoxicated young men having entered the box, and behaved uncivilly to some ladies, the doctor took the trouble of turning them out, which his great personal strength enabled him to do with little resistance or disturbance. Despite colony-wide sympathy for the June 1772 raid, neither the government in Providence nor authorities in London could let this pass without a response.
The Sniper

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It'd be an older (I'd say at least 20 years at this point) novel, the kind you'd find on the cheap paperback rack at a used book store. Our friend had the curiosity to inquire after the name and condition of this devoted angler, to whom life was nothing without wading waist-deep after trouts. Happily, her mother was able to join her eventually, while her father fought for the French army. Anglo-Irish War (1919–1921)–Resulted in the formation of the Irish Free State, and the division of Ireland, with the six northern counties (Ulster), choosing to remain a part of the United Kingdom.
With Lee in Virginia

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A torpedo causes a 150 foot water column next to the ship - but no fireball. Similarly, the Pentagon would not designate the US truck driver a POW when she was captured, and listed her simply as “missing.” They persisted even though her truck had been last seen stuck off the road with Iraqi soldiers running up to it, and later was found without the two drivers, and even though US pilots over Baghdad later spotted her in a prison compound. Scholars are still working some of that out. But much can already be said with certainty.
War Horse - Audio Library Edition

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His thin legs tenanted a pair of gambadoes, fastened at the sides with rusty clasps. A very detailed account of the battles on the Berezina River that marked the end of the real fighting during Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign of 1812 and saw Napoleon and his Marshals escape from between three Russian armies, although at a heavy cost. [ read full review ] Borodino 1812, Napoleon's Great Gamble, Philip Haythornthwaite. The Coen brothers’ cult classic was not exactly a box office smash, but its enduring popularity among fans has led to the spawning of a religion.
Keeping Faith in the Dust

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Neither is it only to Scotland that these annals are interesting. In his view, the idea of a misogynistic Empire was discounted by the presence of prominent Imperial female characters in John Jackson Miller 's novel A New Dawn and Star Wars Rebels. [94] The reference guides Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide and Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide: Epic Battles have since confirmed that pro-human xenophobia existed within the Imperial Military and government bureaucracy.
Private Cathay's Secret

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The standard trees being in this mass sheltered by each other, made larger shoots than those which stood singly, and the underwood of oak, birch, holly, mountain-ash, horse-chestnut, common and Canadian birdcherry, and other species usually found in a natural wood, were making luxuriant progress in their new situation. He apparently remains in existence because of his connection to the fundamental forces of the universe. After squashing an internal threat by the royalists, who wished to return France to a monarchy, Napoleon was on the move again, this time to the Middle East to undermine Great Britain's empire by occupying Egypt and disrupting English trade routes to India.
Biggles and Co

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Dirt Poor The floor of a worker’s house was generally comprised of dirt. The two last were in full tide of spirits, and the Baron rallied in his way our hero upon the handsome figure which his new dress displayed to advantage. ``If you have any design upon the heart of a bonny Scotch lassie, I would premonish you when you address her, to remember and quote the words of Virgilius:--- Nunc insanus amor duri me Martis in armis, Tela inter media atque adversos detinet hostes; For cruel love has gartan'd low my leg, And clad my hurdies in a philabeg.