Almost Forever

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His father was manager of a provincial company of actors; so that the members of this highly gifted race, who have attained such distinguished eminence, seem to have been dedicated to the stage from their birth upwards. A lot of weapons could change the way battles are fought. Nevertheless, five or six of the prisoners, Home being of the number, proposed the hazardous experiment of an attempt to escape by descending from the battlements, a height of seventy feet, by means of a rope constructed out of slips of their blankets, which they tore up for that purpose.
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A Marines Tail: Chesty Goes To Boot Camp

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Poor Johnnie, the object of so much satire and ridicule, was, in fact, by no means either a coward or a bad soldier, or even a contemptible general upon ordinary occasions. Alan Furst’s suspenseful, fast-paced thriller captures this dangerous time as no one ever has before. Palpatine is able to hold on to a senate pod, while Yoda falls to the senate floor leaving his cloak behind. We don't have diaries or other first-hand accounts, so we really don't know.
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War Game: Village Green to No-Man's-Land

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A range of explanations have been offered to explain the extraordinarily high rate of PTSD after the Vietnam War. Jomini's Art of War was one of the most important works of military theory to come out of the Napoleonic Wars, and for many years dominated military thinking on both sides of the Atlantic. I am not, I repeat, complaining of the result of the Commissions, but of the spirit in which the alterations were undertaken.
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Wait for Me, Watch for Me, Eula Bee: Illustrated Historical

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However, for only $1.99, it's probably worth the read for those really interested in this topic. In England, as I believe, the number of the partners engaged in a banking concern cannot exceed five; and though of late years their landed property has been declared subject to be attached by their commercial creditors, yet no one can learn, without incalculable trouble, the real value of that land, or with what mortgages it is burdened.
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The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First

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Siddons, nor Charles Kemble, nor Barrymore, had all their speeches for the fifth! She also has a pony, which Ada is determined to learn to ride and earn the freedom to roam the countryside at will. Obviously, a list like this can never be 100 percent definitive, and we may have left your favorite movie of all time out. But we know that the older Indo-European word for "king" -- such as rex in Latin or râja in Sanskrit -- existed in Germanic languages. WW1HA strives to build an awareness of the First World War and its profound and lasting effects through our print and digital publications, our regional chapters’ programs, battlefield tours, the annual Tomlinson Prize for the best new book on the period, and annual events that feature speakers from around the world.
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Uncle Sam's Boys, Volume 1: ...in the Ranks & ...on Field

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Though the final elephant was intended to be a gigantic bronze statue, only a full-size plaster and wood mockup was built before Napoleon went into exile. Mantel’s narrative embrace of Cromwell is itself a revisionist challenge to accepted histories. By any measure it was a grand affair, although not quite as grand as the Christians had hoped. He escaped from the jail in which he was confined for a hasty trial and certain condemnation, and was retaken as he hovered around the place in which he had been imprisoned, for which he could give no better reason than the hope of recovering his favourite Titus Livius.
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Peacebound Trains

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The application of steam and of gas to the important functions which they at present perform, was slowly and reluctantly adopted, after they had been opposed for many years by the prejudices of the public. Roger Schonfeld recently posed the question in his excellent analysis of the landscape of electronic monographs: "given that there is no hope for many libraries of recreating the single-site book collection for browsing, are there other steps that can be taken to re-establish opportunities for serendipitous discovery in the emerging environment?"
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Mutiny!

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Mackenzie * is secretary.---S. many of them the relations or surviving friends of the deceased worthies of whom he spoke, was bound, by a certain natural delicacy, not to represent, except in a very mitigated view, the foibles of the distinguished persons of whom he spoke. So Donald ran his head unawares into the lion's mouth, and was defeated and made prisoner. The plumed troops and the big war used to enchant me in poetry; but the night marches, vigils, couched under the wintry sky, and such accompaniments of the glorious trade, are not at all to my taste in practice:--- then for dry blows, I had my fill of fighting at Clifton, where I escaped by a hair's-breadth half-a-dozen times; and you, I should think---'' He stopped. ``Had enough of it at Preston? you mean to say,'' answered the Colonel laughing; ``but, `tis my vocation, Hal. '' ``It is not mine, though,'' said Waverley; ``and having honourably got rid of the sword, which I drew only as a volunteer, I am quite satisfied with my military experience, and shall be in no hurry to take it up again.'' ``I am very glad you are of that mind---but then, what would you do in the North?'' ``In the first place, there are some seaports on the eastern coast of Scotland still in the hands of the Chevalier's friends; should I gain any of them, I can easily embark for the Continent.'' ``Why, to speak the very truth, there is a person in Scotland upon whom I now find my happiness depends more than I was always aware, and about whose situation I am very anxious.'' ``Then Emily was right, and there is a love affair in the case after all?---And which of these two pretty Scotchwomen, whom you insisted upon my admiring, is the distinguished fair?--- not Miss Glen---I hope.'' ``Ah, pass for the other: simplicity may be improved, but pride and conceit never.
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Crusade

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When one side realized that they had lost they would turn and flee. Spice: The most valuable commodity in the universe of Dune is the spice melange, since it extends the human lifespan and gives Guild Navigators the perceptions they need to carry transports between star systems. In a word, the whole scene seems one of violation, and in its consequences resembles the ravage of the nut-gatherer, as described by Wordsworth:--- ---But a visit to the plantation in the ensuing June will more than recompense the pain which is natural to the performance of this act of duty.
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The Battle for St. Michaels (I Can Read Book 4)

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There maybe something of chance in having hit upon a plot of such general interest, and no author has been more fortunate in seeing the creatures of his imagination personified by the first performers which England could produce. Larkin, an American merchant who, shortly after the events of 1842, was appointed the first and only U. Our 2,000th article is a look at the German battlecruiser Von der Tann, part of our recent focus on the First World War.
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