Kipling's Choice

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Around 510 BC the Romans expelled the kings and set up a new republic government. That lov'st the harping of the Gael, Through fair and fertile regions borne, Where never yet grew grass or corn. Four times that month, Stanley was secretly administered doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), pursuant to an Army plan to study the effects of the drug on human subjects. The land is not only theirs now, it pertained to a long list of fathers' before them; and the coldest philosopher will regard what is called a family estate with greater attachment than he applies to a recent purchase.

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Gleam and Glow

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The postmodern historical fiction of American writers including John Barth and Thomas Pynchon breathed new life and literary quality into the genre, and Coates' novel falls squarely into that tradition. The answer is a qualified yes – it has been tried only a handful of times in all of history, but the results show the possibility of success, defined as strengthening the military’s effectiveness in war. She lives with her father and sisters, in a large home in the English countryside in the 1950s.

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Famous Five: 12: Five Go Down To The Sea

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She writes middle grade fiction, and her YA debut novel will be out from St. With a relish in her story that is highly infectious, Hahn spins a lively, funny tale, with lovable characters, a strong sense of place and an enjoyable dash of romance. (9-13) Following My Own Footsteps by Mary Downing Hahn. Do yourself a favor and leave the formula books behind. Show less Paula McLain’s insightful and moving biographical novel, "The Paris Wife," envisions Hadley as the perfect supportive wife for the dashing Ernes...

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Drummer Boy

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Oates’ claims touched a raw nerve with the public. Yet this very difference tended to bind the two friends, for such they were usque ad aras, in a more intimate union. Kean's Shylock was a human being, a man of genuine emotion--the critics were wowed, the audience stunned. If he prevaricated after taking this oath, Louis believed he should die within the year. O Baron! if you heard her fine counter-tenor admonishing Kate and Matty in the morning, you, who understand music, would tremble at the idea of hearing her shriek in the psalmody of Haddo's Hole.'' ``Lord forgie you, colonel, how ye rin on!

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Ben Franklin's War

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C., Canaanite civilization covered what is today Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon and much of Syria and Jordan... The young and weak need protection, so society mounts a massive threat display to scare off opportunistic big bad wolves. The neglect of enclosure on the side of the landlord; the permitted, if not the authorised, invasions of the farmer; the wilful introduction of sheep and cattle into the ground where old trees formerly stood, have been the slow, but effectual, causes of the denuded state of extensive districts, which, in their time, were tracts of what the popular poetry of the country called by the affectionate epithet of ``the good green wood.'' Still, however, the facts of such forests having existed, ought now, in more enlightened times, to give courage to the proprietor, and stimulate him in his efforts to restore the silvan scenes which ignorance, prejudice, indolence, and barbarism combined to destroy.

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Go Slow (EOD Soldiers)

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A few slanting beams of the sun, which was now setting, reached the water in its darksome bed, and showed it partially, chafed by a hundred rocks, and broken by a hundred falls. It is a short read, but emotionally powerful and tells the story of the war on the homefront. Alexander ab Alexandro proposed they should send some one to compound with the Caterans, who would readily, he said, give up their prey for a dollar a-head. Their cheeks of stone! the look of death and woe!

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Missions of the U.S. Navy Seals (Military Special Forces in

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The calendar is all messed up as well, being at least 55 years behind our calendar. Matsumoto, Tadashige, "O-Tami and Hichisaburo". In the spring of 1965, he and a company of South Vietnamese Rangers walked into a VC minefield during a night attack. There boasts and bullying, not worth a louse, As our King's the best about the house. 'Tie aye good to be sober and douce, To live in peace; For many, I see, for being o'er crouse, Gets broken face. Robertson, the historian, was the leader of the Moderate party.

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Heart of the Enemy (Bloodlines)

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He is forced to marry a Mi’kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. The earlier literature of the northern nations did not escape the study of one who read rather to awaken the imagination than to benefit the understanding. Robert Filmer, Patriarcha, or the Natural Power of Kings Asserted (wr. ante-1653; now first published) Thomas Burnet, Telluris Sacra Theoria (English trans., 1684-89) August: English silkweavers attack French weavers (Huguenot refugees) in London, breaking their equipment and vandalizing their houses:-- These Huguenot refugees had fled the increasing persecution of religious minorities in France, marked especially by the institution of dragonnades in Poitou in 1681, that is, the forced billetting of dragoons in the homes of Huguenot families in the province, whereby the home was pillaged, the family financially ruined, and the members of the household harrassed and assaulted--until they converted to Catholicism (as some 38,000 did).

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Puffin Graphics: Red Badge of Courage

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Poor old Janet, bent double with age, and bleared with peat-smoke, was tottering about the hut with a birch broom, muttering to herself as she endeavoured to make her hearth and floor a little clean for the reception of her expected guests. Perhaps they see historical settings for what they are – a wider canvas upon which they can work. I could not foretell the course of events. I should like now to meet that youth where my hands were not tied: I would tame his pride, or he should tame mine.'' ``For shame, Colonel Talbot! you swell at sight of tartan, as the bull is said to do at scarlet.

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The Bombed House (Keystone Books)

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The Continent has seen John in both these moods; and not being able to understand the cause of the change, has been apt to suppose his habits are entirely altered; whereas they see only the same man in two different and extreme humours; in one of which he would willingly relieve a begging vagabond, because the rascal must live; and, in the other, will hardly be brought to pay the bill of a poor tradesman, because he is afraid of being over-reached. Waverley, that since this gentleman is so particularly connected with our worthy and excellent friend, Sir Everard Waverley, and since his lady is of the house of Blandeville, whose devotion to the true and loyal principles of the Church of England is so generally known, the Colonel's own private sentiments cannot be unfavourable to us, whatever mask he may have assumed to accommodate himself to the times.'' ``If I am to judge from the language he this day held to me, I am under the necessity of differing widely from your Royal Highness.'' ``Well, it is worth making a trial at least.

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