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    This book was recommended to me by former member MCP3 and it's every bit as good as he said!

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    WAR Lawrence Freedman



    War, despite its indisputably horrific nature, has shaped the international system, prompted social and technological change, and inspired the arts. This insightful book captures fully the ubiquitous and multifaceted character of war, featuring accounts by generals, soldiers, historians, strategists, and poets, who consider conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to Bosnia. Firsthand accounts vividly evoke the French infantry experience at Waterloo, a Union-Confederate skirmish at Gettysburg, the reflections of a German seaman at Jutland, one civilian's impressions of the Blitz, the trials of a Japanese doctor in the wake of the Atom Bomb's obliteration of Nagasaki, the confusion of Vietnam, and more. A broad range of questions are addressed: What are the causes of war? Which strategic as well as moral principles guide its conduct, and how have these changed? Has total war become unthinkable? What is the nature of contemporary conflict? How is war experienced by those on the front line? With contributions by leading scholars, and edited by one the most oft-quoted and prolific of military experts, this reader offers a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of one of humankind's oldest and most controversial preoccupations.

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    I went to my favorite bookstore and perhaps I got carried away a little.

























    “Tradition anchors our experience of time in memory and projects it into the future through hope.” – Rein Staal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chlodovech View Post
    I went to my favorite bookstore and perhaps I got carried away a little.
    You can never get too carried away with books! Nice haul!

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    Thirsting for Prayer by Jacques Philippe. Father Jacques is one my favourite authors.

    "What the world most needs today is prayer. It isprayer that will give birth to all the renewals, healings, deep and fruitfultransformations we all want for society today.... I am more and more convincedthat everything comes from prayer and that, among the calls of the Spirit, thisis the first and most urgent one we should respond to."

    Many have already benefited from Fr. Jacques’ best-selling book on prayer, Time for God. In Thirsting for Prayer, Fr. Jacques revisits someof the themes covered in that book and develops new insights that are bothprofound and practical. These reflections guide us with simplicity on the pathto intimacy with God, helping us to develop an actual taste for personalprayer. This "school of prayer" opens us up to the encounter with Godthat transforms us from within.


    “She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick.”
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