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Book review: The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally

The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My rating: 3,5 stars

This is the story of two young Australian nurses, Naomi and Sally Durance, who have faced the horror of The Great War in Egypt, at Gallipoli and then in the northern Europe. 122 more words

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The Nature of History and the Childish Wish to Read the Names of the Dead


My nephew, M., who is aged six, raised an air of hysteria amongst the female denizens of my household lately. He declared one of his wishes in life: he wanted to visit a graveyard. 275 more words


Eugene Scanlon, Sr. Square (Lawrence, MA)

The Eugene Scanlon, Sr. Square was dedicated to Officer Scanlon July 4, 2015 with the police departments of Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, and Salem, NH and his family in attendance. 37 more words

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Books in the Blood # 10: The Diary of Anne Frank

I remember being a very self-righteous teenager. I believed that on many subjects, and despite their obvious advantage of years and experience, my parents had no idea what they were talking about – ever. 844 more words

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Little Rock Look Back: Mayor Haco Boyd

On July 6, 1902, future Little Rock Mayor Haco O. Boyd was born in Leslie, Arkansas.  At the age of four, his family moved to Little Rock; he graduated from the Little Rock public schools.   296 more words