Military & Wars

A Ballad of the Civil War (Trophy Chapter Books (Paperback))

Mary Stolz

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Additionally, the Act permitted commanders of revenue vessels to fire at other vessels failing to respond "after such pendant and ensign shall be hoisted and a gun fired by such revenue cutter as a signal." It was not until reinforcements arrived on February 14, 1900 that British troops commanded by Lord Roberts could launch counter-offences to relieve the garrisons (the relief of Mafeking on May 18, 1900 provoked riotous celebrations in England) and enabled the British to take Bloemfontein on March 13 and the Boer capital, Pretoria, on June 5.

This Time, Tempe Wick?

Patricia Lee Gauch

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As Elizabeth Chadwick says: “The primary sources will give you an idea of the mindset of the time – the thoughts behind the world in which your characters live – politics, social attitudes.” They illuminate your historical backdrop including wars, revolutions, major events, prominent people, and the news of the day. After the battle of Culloden had ruined the hopes of Charles Edward, and dispersed his proscribed adherents, it was Colonel Whitefoord's turn to strain every nerve to obtain Mr.

The Conjurer's Riddle (The Inventor's Secret)

Andrea Cremer

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Ironclads (1991 TV) -A&E Home Video gives us a first hand account of the historic Civil War Naval battle between the ironclads, "Monitor" and "Merrimack." Wilkinson was arguably Britain's most influential military correspondent and commentator from the 1890s to well into the interwar period. " Strategy in the Navy ," The Morning Post, 3 August 1909; " Strategy at Sea ," The Morning Post, 12 February 1912. One example is the historical mystery series Masters of Rome by Colleen McCullough.

Generals Die in Bed

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I perceived that he still meditated a refusal, and taking my commission from my pocket, I said (as a last resource), that as his Royal Highness did not, under these pressing circumstances, think me worthy of a favour which he had not scrupled to grant to other gentlemen, whose services I could hardly judge more important than my own, I must beg leave to deposit, with all humility, my commission in his Royal Highness's hands, and to retire from the service. Cort travels to Paris in the days before the Chunnel, or even the [[Golden Arrow (train)

The World War Series: Including The Guns of Europe, The

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So all of the incentives point in the direction of devoting all available hours to fiction writing. The 2nd movie is a total fictional story of the crew on their final mission. (In real life a milk run.) The writers did use some of the things that happened on various real missions to liven it up. The Mexican Colonization Law of 1824 encouraged foreign immigration to Texas, and settlers from the United States poured into the province. The Pew Center's Taylor says civilians likely focus on the billions of dollars spent to rebuild places like Afghanistan.

Vango: Between Sky and Earth

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For UNOFFICIAL MILITARY AWARDS (PLAQUES, STEINS, CUPS, CIGARETTE / CIGAR CASES, ETC). Of this description, birch, ash, wyche, or Scotch elm, sycamore, lime, horse-chestnut, all of which having been, at one time or other, subjects of transplantation, were growing with vigour and luxuriance, and in the most exposed situations, making shoots of eighteen inches. He bought out police departments, and altered the state of international history, by prolonging the Vietnam War and getting Richard Nixon elected to his fifth term.

When Destiny Trumpets: A Crimean War Story

Richard M. Bowen

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This would hardly be a newsworthy event in light of what else was going on at the time. This list is up to date as of the last post on Feb. 5th and I intend to keep it up because it was a bit of a task to confirm all the titles in one go. The War of 1812 (1812-1815) fought between America and Britain. The Sunne in Splendour is still my favorite of all the "Wars of the Roses" novels, and gets straight 5's on the criteria, except perhaps for the last - plausibility. This was the form of the Roman armies of Caesar, Augustus and Emperor Titus.

Crusade

Elizabeth Laird

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Or perhaps you are more lately from Rome?---it must be Rome will do it at last--- the church must light its candle at the old lamp. Her studies ought to be your studies;---her wishes, her feelings, her hopes, her fears, should all mingle with yours. Visual effects supervisor John Knoll played the Coruscant fire fighter pilot. But in five centuries of crusading, it was only the First Crusade that significantly rolled back the military progress of Islam. I can solemnly assure you they will be deposited with a faithful and, to the extent of his limited powers, a zealous agent.'' ``You are, sir, I presume, a Presbyterian clergyman?''---Mr.

In Flanders Fields

Norman Jorgensen

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Over the Wine-Dark Sea is a highly entertaining travelogue of the varied cultures and geography of the Eastern Mediterranean in antiquity. She is working on A RATIONAL ATTACHMENT, due out soon. We know that technology is our military’s main advantage. Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. The bumps turn out to be a secret coded message. After returning from a visit to their estranged mother and a summer spent at a camp run by the Black Panthers, Delphine (11) and her sisters are back in Brooklyn in 1968 with Big Ma, their grandmother.

Follow the River North

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By the unanimity of the meeting, I lost an opportunity of making a very smart extempore speech, which I had sate up half the night for the purpose of composing. Bibliotastic has 3 free ebooks in its History category, available for free reading online without registration. The Mistress Of The Art Of Death series is set in Plantagenet England (the 1170s, specifically). Thus militaries served as force multipliers for disease. On the whole, we greatly prefer the conduct of Smollett, a Whig as well as Home, when he poured out his affecting lyric:--- Most of the members of the Poker were fast friends to the Hanoverian dynasty, though opposed to the actual Administration, on account of the neglect, and, as they accounted it, the affront put upon their native country.