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Review of A Higher Call

  In Adam Makos’s A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II, the author relays the tale of two pilots destined to meet from opposite sides of the war. … Continue reading

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Review of A Test of Wills

  In Charles Todd’s A Test of Wills, Inspector Ian Rutledge, still haunted by memories of World War 1, returns to Scotland Yard to solve the murder of a fellow military man. The more Rutledge investigates, the more questions he … Continue reading

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Before the Lease Runs Out: Summer Reading List for 2018

The days of summer may seem wonderfully long, but the season itself is frustratingly brief. Shakespeare put it this way: “And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” Talk that way at the picnic table and friends may assume … Continue reading

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Review of The Watchers

  In The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth 1, traces the forty-five year reign of ‘The Virgin Queen,” and what it took to keep her there. History shows that religious and political conflicts were more common … Continue reading

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What’s a Chained Library?

The Chained Library at Hereford Cathedral is a unique and fascinating treasure in Britain’s rich heritage of library history; there were books at Hereford Cathedral long before there was a ‘library’ in the modern sense. The cathedral’s earliest and most … Continue reading

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Review of The Immortal Irishman

  In Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary that Became an American Hero, the author traces the life of Thomas Francis Meagher, who grew up on the Emerald Isle where he and his people suffered at the hands … Continue reading

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