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Reading list: U.S. Army professional reading list

The U.S. Army Center of Military History has a Recommended Professional Reading List, divided into four for audiences determined by rank and military experience, “from private to lieutenant to general.” These forty-four books would make a good reading list for anyone, military or civilian, who is interested in the history of warfare, with particular emphasis … Continue reading »

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Coolies / Brothers

Coolies, by Yin & Chris Soentpiet. Brothers, by Yin & Chris Soentpiet. I pickup up Brothers because of the cover. I checked it out because of the inside illos. I looked for the prequel because of the story. In the first book, Coolies, Chinese brothers Shek and Wong leave their family in 1865 and go … Continue reading »

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Boneshaker

Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest. Seattle, 1879. Sixteen years earlier, Leviticus Blue created a drilling machine — Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone Shaking Drill Engine — that destroyed the business district and released Blight gas that kills you undead. Seattle had been abandoned to the Blight gas and the “rotters” behind two-hundred-foot walls. Blue’s widow and her … Continue reading »

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To the Heart of the Storm

To the Heart of the Storm, by Will Eisner. 1991. Semi-autobiographical graphic novel. It’s 1942. Willie, a young draftee on his way to the induction center, remembers his life growing up as a child of Jewish immigrants in New York. We also learn about his parents’ lives. His mother, born on the boat on the … Continue reading »

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Little Mosque on the Prairie, season 1

Little Mosque on the Prairie, season 1 (2007). Eight episodes. Starring Carlo Rota, Zaib Shaikh, Sitara Hewitt, Debra McGrath, Manoj Sood, Derek McGrath, Neil Crone, Arlene Duncan and Sheila McCarthy. This Canadian sitcom takes place in a prairie town in Saskatchewan. The small Muslim community meets in the new mosque in the parish hall of … Continue reading »

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NPR’s Top 100 science fiction and fantasy books

Remember when NPR took a poll a few months ago and put together a list of the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books? SF Signal turned the list into a flowchart in an attempt to organize them and make it easier to find something you’d want to read (and keep away from the other … Continue reading »

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Book lists: Dystopia

We have a science fiction and fantasy display at MPOW. Every month or two, the theme changes and I put together a list of books to choose from to stock the display. The lists aren’t meant to be comprehensive or “best of.” They’re simply lists of books that fit the theme and are in MPOW’s … Continue reading »

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Little Blog on the Prairie

Little Blog on the Prairie, by Cathleen Davitt Bell. 2010. Genevieve Welsh is your standard suburban eighth-grader, starting high school in a few months. Her summer plans include soccer camp and swimming at the rec center with her friends. But her mother has different ideas and has signed up the whole family to Pioneer camp. … Continue reading »

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Blue Murder – Set 1

(Originally posted on August 17, 2009, in the original Random Dewey blog) Blue Murder – Set 1 (2004). Six episodes. Starring Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, David Schofield. Caroline Quentin plays a newly promoted Detective Chief Inspector in Manchester (UK). She’s also a mother of three (soon, four) and is newly separated from her husband, Pete. … Continue reading »

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His Majesty’s Dragon

(Originally posted on March 23, 2009, in the original Random Dewey blog) His Majesty’s Dragon, by Naomi Novik. Book 1 of the Temeraire trilogy. Napoleonic-era British navy officer accidentally becomes a dragon rider in the Aerial Corps. This is the first book in the Temeraire series. Nelson’s navy is trying to stop Napoleon’s forces from … Continue reading »

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