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Gabriela, Cravo e Canela
Jorge Amado
Progress: 157/358 pages
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
T.E. Lawrence
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The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
G. Edward Griffin
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Peter the Great
Robert K. Massie
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Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Bradley K. Martin
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
Charles B. MacDonald
Progress: 191/712 pages
The German Army 1933-1945
Matthew Cooper
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Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918: The List Regiment
John F Williams
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The Master Mariner - Nicholas Monsarrat Several years ago, I came across this novel by accident, thumbed through a few pages, and curiosity piqued, began to read it. The story is centered around Matthew Lawe, a young English seaman who, as part of the convoy of ships tasked with tackling the Spanish Armada, flees his battle station while under fire. Consequently, for forsaking his comrades, Matthew is punished to live unto perpetuity until the seas run dry. Thus, Matthew passes through the succeeding centuries as a seaman in a variety of capacities. For example, along the fishing banks of Newfoundland and as a part of the Royal Navy during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. All in all, this is an exciting, action-packed drama.