Bob Cook and the German Spy

Bob Cook and the German Spy

Paul G. Tomlinson

From the Preface: “Every one knows that Germany is famous for her spy system. Scarcely a land on earth but is, or was, honeycombed with the secret agents of the German Government. Ever since this country began to send war munitions to the Allies an organized band of men has plotted and schemed against the peace and welfare of the United States. When America itself declared war their efforts

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A Man Could Stand Up

A Man Could Stand Up

Ford Madox Ford

A Man Could Stand Up is the third novel of Ford Madox Ford’s highly regarded sequence of four novels known collectively as Parade’s End. It chronicles the life of Christopher Tietjens, “the last Tory”, a brilliant government statistician from a wealthy landowning family who is serving in the British Army during World War I. The novel opens…

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The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane. Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a “red badge of courage,” to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment…

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Soldiers Three

Soldiers Three

Rudyard Kipling

Soldiers Three is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. The three soldiers of the title are Learoyd, Mulvaney and Ortheris, who had also appeared previously in the collection Plain Tales from the Hills. The soldiers comment on their betters, act the fool, but cut straight to the rawness of war in the mid-east as the British began…

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