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First collected in 1892, Kipling's Barrack-Room Ballads relive the experiences of soldiers sent around the world to defend the Empire-all for little pay and less appreciation. An immediate success, they were unlike anything the public had seen before.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 3rd 2003 by Signet Classics (first published January 1st 1900)
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When I was a child, I considered the language cheesy. As an older child I would often recant the stories on a long hump packed with too much gear and a machine gun. I wanna say it made sense then.
Lance Greenfield
Some very moving ballads in here, and a few laughs amongst the sad ones too. Although this collection was written decades ago, they still strike a chord with anybody with any military experience at all.

This is a book to keep on one's bookshelf to dip in and out of whenever the mood takes.
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author."

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