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American Labor and the War

Samuel Gompers

When men were thinking of international peace, secure in the conviction that there could never be another great war, suddenly all of the countries of western Europe were plunged into the most stupendous conflict the world has ever seen. The spirit of civilization had been brooding over the things of the common life, breathing into them an appreciation…

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The Art of War

The Art of War

Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War, the oldest military treatise in the world, translated from the Chinese, with introduction and critical notes by Lionel Giles. Chapters; Laying Plans, Waging War, Attack By Stratagem, Tactical Dispositions, Energy, Weak Points And Strong, Maneuvering, Variation In Tactics, The Army On The March, Terrain, The Nine Situations, The…

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Cuba in War Time

Cuba in War Time

Richard Harding Davis

Fully illustrated. Dispatched by William Randolph Hearst to cover the guerilla war in Cuba for Hearst’s newspaper the New York Journal, Richard Harding Davis filed dramatic reports that may have brought the United States into the conflict, launching the Spanish-American War. A truly interesting account of war-torn Cuba.

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Hospital Sketches

Hospital Sketches

Louisa May Alcott

Writing under a pseudonym, Alcott recounts the six weeks she spent as a volunteer nurse for the Union Army during the American Civil War in Georgetown. A vivid and truthful portrait of an often overlooked aspect of the Civil War, this book remains among the most illuminating reports of the era’s medical practices as well as a moving…

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