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The Good Soldier By Ford Madox Ford
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The Good Soldier begins with the famous line "This is the saddest story I have ever heard." It is the tragic tale of an upper-class English couple, Edward Ashburnham, and his wife Leonora.... More > The two befriend an American couple, John and Florence, at a German health spa which becomes the scene for some extra marital foolery. This story is notable for its first person, unreliable narrator, whose memory is prone to fits and starts - all sorts of flashbacks and non-linear narration make The Good Soldier a pioneering work in literary impressionism. This is not a high-speed, action-filled read. It's a nuanced evaluation of the pain and darkness that lies beneath the surface of well-ordered lives and "perfect marriages." Some might find the narrator unlikeable, while others will find the style too choppy. But long before "Pulp Fiction" began artfully dicing up plots, this work shot beyond the typical layout of a novel.< Less
With A Soldier's Eye By Sarah Jessamyn Lee & Arthur Mathias Lee
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This is a compilation of works including poems written during World War II by Sergeant Arthur M. Lee while he served with the 25th Reconnaissance Troop in Luzon, a short story of his experiences and... More > a brief background of his life, presented by his granddaughter, Sarah Jessamyn Lee. After World War II Arthur M. Lee went on, with the help of the GI Bill, to earn a doctorate in History, an honorary doctorate in Philosophy and be appointed into educational positions by both Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald R. Ford.< Less
Unlikely Soldier By Michael Rafferty
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"Unlikely Soldier" is the story of an idealistic college graduate who chose conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War. He was drafted and sent to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas for... More > four months of training. On December 8th, 1969 he arrived in Vietnam and was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment as one of their platoon medics. Here he was introduced to jungle warfare with all of its discomforts, violence and death. His story is told from the perspective of the private soldier but the author was a most "unlikely soldier." He had just completed a master of music degree before being drafted and was a devout pacifist. However, he was also an avid reader of military histories and as a child had often dreamed of becoming a soldier. His experiences in the war changed these views and his life forever.< Less
A Soldier of Poloda By Lee Strong
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Like fellow Earthman, Tangor from the story Beyond the Farthest Star, American OSS officer Thomas Randolph is mysteriously teleported to a foreign planet where he lands in the center of a 100-year... More > war that mirrors the Allied Powers’ struggle against Adolph Hitler’s Third Reich. Will Tomas, using his OSS skills, be able to devise a plan to escape with the beautiful Unisan prisoner, Loris Kiri, that will allow them to join her countrymen in their struggle against the Kapars? American novelist, Edgar Rice Burroughs, debuted the world of Poloda in the pulp story Beyond the Farthest Star in 1940. Author Lee Strong created this second adventure on the planet Poloda, which lies beyond the Globular Cluster NGC 7006 – 450,000 light years away from earth.< Less
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Soldiers Of The Commonwealth By Ben Palmer-Drury
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Soldiers of the Commonwealth is the epic story of Mankind fighting back in a war it cannot win. After WWIII ends Mankind is at a crossroads. It can't go on as it was or it would face annihilation.... More > The Commonwealth was born. Then the Dromon came and started the war to end all wars. Cameron O'Neil is a Commonwealth Marine who has dedicated his life to survival. When he is given an assignment he is unable to say no to, events spiral out of control, culminating in their shocking conclusion. A conclusion that will have ramifications for the entire galaxy. Why not follow Ben on Facebook, just search for Official Ben Palmer-Drury< Less
Soldier of the Brell By David Scholes
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After the destruction of the home worlds of the super power empire of the Brell, a lone Brell soldier travels into the future in search of revenge. Carrying with him custodianship of all of the... More > residual power and knowledge of his race. In the long journey up through the well of time he witnesses the emergence of new powers for both good and evil. One of them the super power empire of the Tolden. Another the dark powers behind a vast inter-stellar network of subjugated worlds. After a battle that takes him to both the beginning and end of time, his struggle against the nemesis of his race leads to a final confrontation in a place thought to be only stuff of myth and legend. About the Author David Scholes is a writer and also works as an accounting and economic (and occasionally actuarial) consultant to various Australian government departments. This novella is his sixth science fiction book being preceded by another novella and four collections of short stories.< Less
An Honourable Soldier By John Caffrey
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Irishman William Butler spent forty-seven years as a soldier in the British Army in the Victorian days and distinguished himself as a humane and gallant officer. His story resonates with the... More > difficulties confronting soldiers in our time, engaged in military conflicts. He despised the way in which the military were manipulated by politicians and bankers in order to further their private interests. His appetite for adventure began with campaigns in Burma and Canadian Northwest. Then he travelled to West Africa, and Egypt where his experience in working with Native American Indians served him as commander of troop transportation up the River Nile. He saw action in Sudan and South Africa and, as a prolific author, wrote many graphic accounts of his deeds. As High Commissioner and Officer Commanding South Africa he advised against Britain’s plans to wage war in South Africa and, rather than be complicit by taking further orders, resigned from the army.< Less
An Honourable Soldier By John Caffrey
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Irishman William Butler spent forty-seven years as a soldier in the British Army in the Victorian days and distinguished himself as a humane and gallant officer. His story resonates with the... More > difficulties confronting soldiers in our time, engaged in military conflicts. He despised the way in which the military were manipulated by politicians and bankers in order to further their private interests. His appetite for adventure began with campaigns in Burma and Canadian Northwest. Then he travelled to West Africa, and Egypt where his experience in working with Native American Indians served him as commander of troop transportation up the River Nile. He saw action in Sudan and South Africa and, as a prolific author, wrote many graphic accounts of his deeds. As High Commissioner and Officer Commanding South Africa he advised against Britain’s plans to wage war in South Africa and, rather than be complicit by taking further orders, resigned from the army.< Less
In a Soldier's Mind By Justin Goose E. Shelton
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Do you like poetry that speaks to the heart? Do you like taking an adventure through someone else’s eyes without leaving home? Well do I have the book for you? This book is a compilation of... More > stories, and experiences of mine as a country boy that became a Soldier. I grew up in the small community of Spillcorn, NC Fishing, Hunting, Logging, Farming, and Racing. In this book are just a few of my encounters in life. Severe Depression is as real as you and I. I hope everyone can relate to this book at some point in their life, and maybe even help you understand what others are going through. It focuses on every day struggles we all go through like broken heart, missing and losing a loved one, and many other situations. My intention is for you to keep coming back, and reading one or two of the poems as you experience things in your life. So gather the family around and cuddle up to this book on a dark winter night or on a warm summer day just as long as you read it either way.< Less

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