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An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson
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This book is the first of Atkinson's three book "liberation trilogy" which provides an overview of the campaigns that eventually led to the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi occupation.

Above all else, the book's historical narrative is so well w...more
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Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
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Joe Boeke made a comment in the group Steampunk Reads Airship Technology & Battles topic
"I think that the Space: 1889 and Beyond stories would be right up that alley:

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Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
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I remember reading _Stranger In A Strange Land_ as a young high school student in the late 70s. At the time, the story appealed to my changing state (as an adult, I think I can finally admit that the adolescent young man who read this book the first...more
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The War Lovers by Evan Thomas
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Theodore Roosevelt
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt, Strenuous Life

Calvin Coolidge
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge

Abraham Lincoln
“I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won't matter. If I'm wrong, ten angels swearing I was right won't make a difference.”
Abraham Lincoln

Theodore Roosevelt
“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss ... The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”
Colin Powell
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