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July 2015
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July 2015
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reviewed: Daggerspell (Deverry Series, Book One)
Impressive structure, using the idea of reincarnation and the need to pay off your debts from other pasts to show us "souls" ...
Daggerspell (Deverry Series, Book One) - Katharine Kerr
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July 2015
04
reviewed: Technogenesis
Good pacing and surprisingly solid in both brain science and tech progress for being more than a decade old. I enjoyed spendi...
Technogenesis - Syne Mitchell
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July 2015
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June 2015
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reviewed: 24 Hours at Waterloo: 18 June 1815
Rip-roaring account of the day of battle, arranged in blocks of time roughly from midnight to midnight. Eyewitness accounts d...
24 Hours at Waterloo: 18 June 1815 - Robert Kershaw
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June 2015
09
reviewed: Dancing into Battle: A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo
Very fun read, and good start on the history. Recommended for writers who need story ideas ;-) Good use of first-hand quotes ...
Dancing into Battle: A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo - Nick Foulkes
reviewed: Children at the Battle of Waterloo
History intended for young people, roars along with some interesting detail but also includes stereotypes and assumptions tha...
Children at the Battle of Waterloo - Julia Tugendhat
reviewed: Prelude to Waterloo Quatre Bras: The French Perspective
Like Field's earlier Waterloo: The French Perspective, this book looks at the fighting around Quatre Bras (2 days before Wate...
Prelude to Waterloo Quatre Bras: The French Perspective - Andrew W. Field
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May 2015
28
reviewed: Beaux, Ballrooms, and Battles: A Celebration of Waterloo
Nine stories of romance highlighting Waterloo, in sweet Regency style. I liked best Folie Bleue by Victoria Hinshaw, which fe...
Beaux, Ballrooms, and Battles: A Celebration of Waterloo - Jillian Chantal, Téa Cooper, Susana Ellis, Aileen Fish, Victoria Hinshaw, Christa Paige, Sophia Strathmore, David W. Wilkin, Heather   King
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May 2015
25
reviewed: A Civil Contract
For me, Heyer books are all about discovering character through dialogue, and this is just as rich as the others. Right now, ...
A Civil Contract - Georgette Heyer
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May 2015
24
reviewed: In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815
Whirligig tour of UK during wartime; great range, less depth (on purpose). Good basic review of the period. I like that even ...
In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815 - Jenny Uglow
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May 2015
19
reviewed: Marriage and the British Army in the Long Eighteenth Century: 'The Girl I Left Behind Me'
Dissertation-y; with a lot of repetition: "I'm going to argue this, I'm arguing this, I've argued this." Argues that despite ...
Marriage and the British Army in the Long Eighteenth Century: 'The Girl I Left Behind Me' - JENNINE HURL-EAMON
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May 2015
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reviewed: Diary of a cavalry officer in the Peninsular War and Waterloo campaign: 1809-1815
Tomkinson was with the 16th (Queen's) lancers and often seconded to intelligence officer Edward Cocks. Injured and shipped ho...
Diary of a cavalry officer in the Peninsular War and Waterloo campaign: 1809-1815 - William Tomkinson
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April 2015
12
reviewed: Catherine Exley's Diary: The Life and Times of an Army Wife in the Peninsular War
Catherine Exley’s memoir of the years she spent following the 34th Regiment through Portugal and Spain is gold: the only firs...
Catherine Exley's Diary: The Life and Times of an Army Wife in the Peninsular War - Rebecca Probert
reviewed: The Rifleman's Wife: The Experiences of an Officer's Wife and Chronicles of the Old 95th
As per the description above, this is mainly the story of a Rifleman’s wife *after* the Napoleonic war, the years 1827 to ’31...
The Rifleman's Wife: The Experiences of an Officer's Wife and Chronicles of the Old 95th - Mrs. Fitz Maurice
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