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The Tin Soldier

3.21  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The lights shining through the rain on the smooth street made of it a golden river. The shabby old gentleman navigated unsteadily until he came to a corner. A lamp-post offered safe harbor. He steered for it and took his bearings. On each side of the glimmering stream loomed dark houses. A shadowy blot on the triangle he knew to be a church. Beyond the church was the ...more
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It's the height of World War I and a plague is sweeping across the United States. No, I don't mean the Spanish Influenza. I'm talking about something even more virulent and incurable: Patriotic Fever.

Patriotic Fever causes you to always give speeches instead of being able to talk normally. You'll start coordinating your outfits so you'll be wearing something red, white and blue. Heck, don't stop with yourself. Decorate your entire house in a red, white and blue motif. You'll sing nothing but ma
Sep 06, 2013 Lori rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars. I enjoyed this story, written in 1918, of a young man who does not enlist to fight in the Great War because of a promise he had made to his mother. It was a matter of honor with him although he longed to join with his fellows in serving the cause of freedom. The first half of the book deals with his anguish, frustration and ridicule because of this promise which almost no one knows about. This is a love story, so we meet the young woman who will eventually become his bride and watch ...more
Sep 12, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
What a charming book! I found so much of it very moving, and I loved reading an author from the 19-teens. Her writing was a nice, fresh change from modern stuff. Her descriptions were wonderful and sometimes quite succinct. I thought the storyline was poignant, sweet, and romantic. Some might accuse this book of being overly sentimental, but considering the time period and the subject, I found that the sentimentality lent itself well to the story.

I loved the setting of WWI and that the book was
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