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Man of War by Charlie Schroeder
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May 24, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, first-reads
Recommended for: val

absolutely phenomenal! schroeder combines fact, whit, and the 'realities of war' for a variety of periods. for example, i learned spainish pieces of eight were the first global currency. there were interesting tidbits mixed within his encounters with reenacters.
liberally sprinkled throughout were schroeder's witty observations. my favorite was 'flatulus' the farting roman. (i nearly died of laughter while reading the "I, carolus" chapter!)
also, liked the fact that he shared when he got hurt. he didn't gloss over the pain of his busted eardrum, his sore bum, or blistered feet. he 'told it like it was' pain and all.
just a few minor gripes about the book. i really would've LOVED to see pictures of his many costumes and places he visited. and finally, turkey LEG/LEGS not legge/legges (sorry charlie got to point out the typos).
overall, i greatly enjoyed the book. i learned, laughed, and groaned every step of his journey. he really made me want to get out and pick a period and get involved!

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Reading Progress

May 24, 2012 – Shelved
June 12, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
June 12, 2012 – Shelved as: first-reads
June 18, 2012 –
page 21
June 19, 2012 – Started Reading
June 19, 2012 –
page 71
June 20, 2012 –
page 97
June 21, 2012 –
page 137
June 22, 2012 –
page 157
June 23, 2012 –
page 193
June 24, 2012 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Naomi (new) - added it

Naomi I haven't read the book (yet), but I would imagine that 'legge' and 'legges' are probably not typos but imitations of Middle English spelling.

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