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  • Book Citizen Soldiers
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    In the book Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose, the title explains mainly what the book is about. The title itself gives you the insight about how the war was fought through the perspective of a regular citizen fighting in the biggest war in history. During the war there were many casualties, as a result more regular citizens were being drafted to go right into battle. In this book Ambrose exemplifies the fact that there were many regular citizens in the war and that they took the situation ...
  • Francoise And Franklin Look For His Papers
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    Fair Stood the Wind for France Book Review The novel Fair Stood the Wind for France by H.E. Bates is a Romance Fiction set at the height of World War Two. The story follows the main character, John Franklin, through his journey when he brings his aircraft down into occupied France. The novel deals with love, war, isolation and conflict; although there is no specific theme to the book. I felt that the books purpose was very clear. Bates wanted to show that within all the horrors of war, two peopl...
  • Fluent In World War II History
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    World War II was much more than battles, statistics, politics, and opinions. The things that contributed to its beginning, what happened during the war, and the effects of the war are still being debated and discussed. Patrick Finney assembles some of the best writings for a number of subjects relating to World War II. First the reader is introduced to the basic views, where they originated, and why they are still discussed today. The truth is, even fifty years after the end of the war, it is st...
  • Singletary's The Mexican War
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    This book by Otis A. Singletary deals with different aspects of the Mexican war. It is a compelling description and concise history of the first successful offensive war in United States military history. The work examines two countries that were unprepared for war. The political intrigues and quarrels in appointing the military commanders, as well as the military operations of the war, are presented and analyzed in detail. The author also analyzes the role that the Mexican War played in bringin...
  • Third Book Henry
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    A Farewell to Arms [If The Sun Also Rises was one of the best books I have ever read, then A Farewell to Arms is Truth. I simply cannot believe that these books existed so long without my knowledge of how grand they are. I consider myself to read constantly, more than almost anyone I know, literature and simple, and here in less than a month I read two books that are undoubtedly among the best I have encountered. How many other good books exist that I have yet to read? Am Really a reader? Will I...
  • Time Of Writing Eminent Victorians
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    A string quartet in four movements In 1912, Lytton Strachey, who was living on his occasional journalism (chiefly for his cousin St Loe Strachey's Spectator), and amusing himself and his Bloomsbury friends by writing plays and verse, got the idea for the book that would become Eminent Victorians. He had decided, finally, to leave Hampstead (which though part of London, was inconveniently distant from theatres, concert halls and restaurants) and live in the country, so he accepted his fellow-Camb...
  • War Book Reader
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    This reader's rating for this book is average. It is a very well written book but it may not appeal to some people. If the reader was familiar with the war then this would be a wonderful book to read. This reader thought it was interesting but not as enthralling as it should be. The book was mainly made out of quotes or dialogue from the men in the war. This was a very different way of writing but it was interesting. Many of the veterans had interesting stories to tell and how it felt like to be...
  • Van Trees Hinshaw
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    the native american indians are very spirit ula people. They hunt bison and buffalo In Indian Blood II, I incorrectly stated that Allan W. Eckert started 'the Blue Jacket War. ' He did not. It seems clear now that Robert Van Trees did. In fact, to call it a war is to mischaracterize this mindless tirade by Van Trees and some of his ardent supporters over a simple academic question: Was Blue Jacket white? Blue Jacket was a Shawnee chief and it is not really important whether he was adopted or nat...
  • Ninh's The Sorrow Of War
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    BY GERARD CHRETIEN The media has made sure that all of us are aware of the Vietnam conflict. Readers and movie goers the world over are now familiar with America's suffering in Vietnam and the problems American veterans have endured as they attempted to adjust to civilian life. Although all life is irreplaceable, the fact remains that the United States lost fewer than a million men in the Vietnam conflict and their social institutions and infrastructure remained relatively intact. The Vietnamese...
  • Conclusion Erich Maria Remarque's Antiwar Novels
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    Enrich Maria Remarque: A Militant Pacifist The First World War was a horrible experience for all sides involved, no one was immune to the effects of this global conflict, and each country was changed in many ways. Erich Maria Remarque was drafted into World War I at age 18. In 1929 Remarque's first book All Quiet on the Western Front was published. Throughout the book, the death and destruction caused by battle is clearly shown. Remarque's novel is a statement against war, focusing dramatically ...
  • Road To Pearl Harbor
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    Richard Collier wrote The Road to Pearl Harbor: 1941 to talk about how the actions of individuals and governments brought the United States into World War II, as a result of the Pearl Harbor massacre caused by the Japanese. The book starts out a dinner that Winston Churchill is hosting in order to recruit the support of the United States during the war. Winston Churchill is pleased to find out that he will have access to all sorts of American war materials, thanks to the lend-lease policy, which...
  • Book Red Badge Of Courage
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    Article Review on 'Red Badge of Courage'; The book Red Badge of Courage, is about a physical and emotional pain that a solider of the Civil War might of went through. The soldiers pain comes from all of the horrible things associated with war. The main character, Henry Fleming, joins the Union army dreaming of the heroic things he will accomplish. During the war he discovers that war is not so great and becomes real unsure of himself. Henry then meets up with his friend Jim Then halfway through ...
  • Austrians And Italians
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    One nation. A single, unified nation powerful enough to plunge Europe and the world into two of the most devastating wars in history. That is the legacy of Germany. Two world wars are all we remember of a unified Germany. But, we never remember the struggle that took place to create such an entity. As Geoffry Wawro covers well in this book, the Austro-Prussian War was the turning point in German history that allowed Prussia to become the major figure in German affairs and start to unify the Germ...
  • Mexican War By Singletary The War
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    Otis A. Singletary wrote The Mexican War. The book is full with various events that took place in American history during the time of war. Singletarys book is a complete description of historic events. According to Singletary, Mexican War was actually the most successful offensive war in the American military history. The Mexican War closely examines the situations in Mexico and in the United States. Singletary has been remarkably successful, despite the brevity of his book, in describing with i...
  • War Book
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    The book, All Quiet On The Western Front, is a war novel written about World War I. It Is written from the side of the Germans. The book is really interesting at times and real easy to read and understand. In the following paper you are going to read a lot that I have to say. You might find it interesting and / or you might not even finish. Either way this is how it goes. The book is based on the experience that one man had while fighting a war against the British. First of all, the guys name is...
  • Jethro During The Civil War
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    Across Five Aprils This Newberry award nominated book, written by Irene Hunt, tells the story of the "home life" of her grandfather, Jethro, during the Civil War. Not only does it give a sense of what it is like to be in the war but also it really tells you exactly what the men leave behind. Jethro is forced to make hard decisions, and face many hardships a boy his age shouldn't have to undergo. This is an admirable historical fiction book that leaves it up to the reader to decide if being at ho...
  • Part Of The Book
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    Commentary: Japan at WarT he book for me was a difficult reading experience. I myself as a Chinese who have never live through that time can only imagine the horrors that people of my race encountered through the many atrocities the Japanese committed on us. As I read this book the recurring thought on my mind was what if the Japanese massacred my family and that would have meant that I would have never been born and given the life as I know of as today. But war is war and no good will come out ...
  • Pyle And Fowler
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    Book Report Author: Graham Greene Titles of some other works by the same author: a. o. : A Burnt-Out Case, The Power and the Glory, The Heart of the Matter. Title: The Quiet American Date of Publication: 1965 Edition: Penguin First published: 1955 Genre: Novel of character List of (main) characters and description of them: 1) Fowler, a British reporter, who has left his wife, living in Vietnam with a Chinese woman, trying to report about the war without too much personal involvement. 2) Phuong, ...
  • Archie And Brother Leon
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    THE CHOCOLATE WAR By Robert Cormier Jerry Renault is a freshman at Trinity, a Catholic boy' High school... He has a poster in his locker that says, "Do I dare disturb my universe" Jerry dares, rather he defies Archie, the leader of the Vigils. The Vigils is like a fraternity that controls life at Trinity far more than the teachers do. Jerry dares by refusing to sell chocolates during the annual school fundraiser. He also defies Brother Leon, the acting headmaster, and he defies anyone who won't ...
  • Third Book Henry
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    In the beginning Frederic Henry, a young American ambulance driver with the Italian army in World War I, meets a beautiful English nurse named Catherine Barkley near the front between Italy and Austria-Hungary. At first Henry wants to seduce her, but when he is wounded and sent to the American hospital where Catherine works, he actually begins to love her. After his convalescence in the hospital, Henry returns to the war front. During a retreat, the Italians start to fall apart. Henry shoots an ...

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