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text 2017-09-16 16:32
Reading progress update: I've read 135 out of 496 pages.
The British Army and the First World War (Armies of the Great War) - Timothy Bowman,Mark Connelly,Ian F. W. Beckett

I'm three chapters in and so far I'm finding it very enlightening. I suspect that I'm not going to like the second half of the book as much, though, as in subsequent chapters the authors are going to transition away from descriptions of the composition and assemblage of the army to an account of their operations. Perhaps it's a consequence of having read Faulkner's Pershing's Crusade so recently, but I feel as though not covering the social history of the army in more detail is a missed opportunity.

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review 2017-06-21 16:00
Twell and the Army of Powers (Como Chronicles #1) by Kate O'Leary
Twell and the Army of Powers - Kate O'leary
Twell and the Army of Powers is the first book in the Como Chronicles. It gives us an in-depth view into the lives of those who live there, how their lives are regulated, what is forbidden, and what isn't. Twell is the main character, and the story is told from her perspective, and yet is still rounded out enough that you don't feel like you are missing out on anything.
 
Twell is a bit of a brat at the start of the book, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. Her character grows in ways unforeseen, by her own actions and by the 'gentle' advice from her friends. All of the characters have grit though, whether you like them or not. There is not a weak character amongst them, and they all grow and change throughout the book.
 
There is so much I want to say about this book, but won't in case of spoilers. Things happened that I never saw coming; my heart was broken on more than one occasion; it jumped into my mouth as I desperately held onto hope (even knowing that the author wouldn't make it so easy). The story is concise and gripping, thrilling and action-packed, ending on a cliffhanger that had me shouting out "NO!" even though I had already suspected the outcome!
 
This is a fantastic Young Adult Dystopian story with a dash of romance, that is guaranteed to enthral the reader. Absolutely recommended by me.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
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review 2017-06-13 03:47
Book Tour: More Than a Soldier
More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger's Daring Escape From the Nazis - Steve DiMarco,D.M. Annechino

More than a Soldier is a really good book about a soldier and his journey to survive. We meet Angelo first in a train car, with a few of his buddies and comrades. The story then goes back to when he signs up and what his family life is like. Will he make back to his battalion?

 

We get to follow Angelo and struggles through the military. We see how the Germans treat their prisoners and how rough life was behind enemy lines. The Germans are taking their prisoner through some extreme things.

 

The author did a wonderfully great job. With this being more of a Nonfiction book, It really told the story on each and every page. It was well written. Does the 1st Battalion survive or is Angelo the only survivor? You will want to read the book. You do get a somewhat of a tour of Italy.

Source: nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/book-tour-more-than-soldier.html
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review 2017-04-27 19:52
Saffire
Saffire: A Novel - Sigmund Brouwer

Saffire is a really fun and mysterious book. There the main character is brought to Panama Canal to do something and to have chat with General. You get a good history about the time period. You also get a romance and action packed.

 

What will happen to Holt? There are some historical characters in the book. Sigmund does a wonderful job of tells the facts about 1909. The year may by a bit off but the facts stated are true. You will find that at the end of the book.


If you enjoy historical fiction, you will enjoy this book. It tells of the building of the Panama Canal. I like that fell. It also gives a little mystery along with the action in the book.

Source: nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/04/saffire.html
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review 2017-02-14 17:11
Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military - Tanya Biank

An outstanding book that I loved and highly recommend.

 

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