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The Hammer-Maker

There he was, forty years ago, in a small village of the State of New York; no railroad yet, and even the Erie Canal many miles distant. He was the village blacksmith, his establishment consisting of himself and a boy to blow the bellows. He was a good deal troubled with his hammers. Sometimes the […]

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The Last Century in Europe 1814-1910 This is a history of Europe from the 19th century to the dawn of World War I, thus covering from Napoleon to the entangling alliances that would bring about war in 1914. Excerpt: “By this instrument, known as the Cyprus Convention, Great Britain undertook to assist in the defence […]

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Sad Puppies, Happy Reading

I wrote the very long post below and then, while looking up one last link stumbled upon this post by Edward Willet which kind of sums up things better than I do (I am not a summing up sort of gal). ¬†Although he didn’t know yet about the fact that those on the left are […]

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Free4Kindle: History; military; and sci-fi

A Treasury of War Poetry British and American Poems of the World War 1914-1917 Reader Reviewfrom Amazon: I’m not one to generally sit down and read a book of poetry, but that’s exactly what I did when I picked up this anthology of poems. This particular book called out to me, perhaps because I enjoy […]

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Free4Kindle, World War books, Churchill Biographies, More

Free for Kindle- free at time of listing. These are affiliate links in that if you buy something (that is purchase, exchanging currency for the item, not download free stuff) while you’re there, I’ll get a small percentage and that will help may the website hosting fees or buy my son size 13 shoes or […]

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