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Special Sunday Edition: Where the Light Falls

“Funny, he thinks, how terror ages a man much more quickly than any passage of time.”

My first reaction to this novel is that I have never hated two antagonists so much. 687 palabras más

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The Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat

The Dastardly Past:  the Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat.

On July 13, 1793, the French scientist-turned-radical-revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat took a bath.  This was a common occurrence due to an uncomfortable skin condition from which he suffered—modern doctors suspect… 98 palabras más

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Write About it Wednesday: Versailles 

“It’s truly one of the wonders of Europe and a place you’ll want to explore, either in person or as an arm-chair traveler with a good book.” 544 palabras más

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War Song for the Army of the Rhine

In 1792, the War of the First Coalition pitted the monarchies of Europe against Revolutionary France in a war to prevent the spread of the Enlightenment ideas of self-rule by its citizens. 206 palabras más

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A War & Peace Odyssey [2]

First edition: https://insiderobbie.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/a-war-peace-odyssey/

Part Two: Pages 112 – 200

This part is definitely the War part of the novel.  Tolstoy is detailing a battle between the Russian and the French army, as well as the diplomacy that comes with it.   171 palabras más

Books

Cassandra, Lost

“This was France. In America, they had said “France is in revolution,” but it had meant nothing to her. Revolution-what was that? It was only words, stories told at dinner, written in a newspaper. 264 palabras más

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The Battle of Fishguard

Most learned scholars would say the last invasion of Britain occurred in 1066 when William of Normandy kicked the living shit out of the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. 1.359 palabras más

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