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The Eagle’s Claw

© 2021 Jeff Shaara352 pages Lastly, The Eagle’s Claw, a novel of historical fiction about the Battle of Midway.   Midway was one of the battles of WW2, the turning point of the Pacific War that, six months following Pearl Harbor, announced to Dai … Continue reading

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To Wake the Giant

To Wake the Giant: A Novel of Pearl Harbor © 2020 Jeff Shaara 528 pages In To Wake the Giant,  Jeff Shaara returns to World War 2, this time with a curveball.  Unlike most of his other novels,  Wake the … Continue reading

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The Smoke at Dawn

The Smoke at Dawn© 2014 Jeff Shaara528 pages The bells of the South in 1863 rang death knells, not peals of joyous victory. In July, on the same day that Lee’s army suffered a staggering loss at Gettysburg,  General Grant … Continue reading

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A Chain of Thunder

A Chain of Thunder© 2013 Jeff Shaara ‘Twas at the Seige of Vicksburg,Of Vicksburg, of Vicksburg,‘Twas at the Seige of Vicksburg,When the Parrott shells were whistlin’ through the air… July 4th, 1863 was an unfortunate day for the Confederate States … Continue reading

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A Blaze of Glory

A Blaze of Glory© 2012 Jeff Shaara464 pages Come all you gallant soldiers, a story I will tell About the bloody battle on top of Shiloh’s hill It was an awful struggle; it’ll cause your heart to chill All from … Continue reading

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The Final Storm

The Final Storm© 2011 Jeff Shaara446 pages The Final Storm is an appetizer served in lieu of a main course: tasty, but unsatisfying. As fine a story as it is, it’s a frustratingly disappointing treatment of the Pacific War. Jeff … Continue reading

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No Less than Victory

No Less than Victory© 2009 Jeff Shaara449 pages This was released only a month ago, and completes Shaara’s WW2-Europe trilogy, the previous titles being The Rising Tide and The Steel Wave. The books are historical fiction, although most characters — perhaps … Continue reading

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This Week At the Library (13/8)

Smellincoffee003: I read my first Harry Potter book today.Potterhead: excellentPotterhead: and?Smellincoffee003: I kinda liked it.Potterhead: muhuhahahaha They’re out to get me! This is the library I have gone to all of my life, by the way. I literally grew up … Continue reading

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