What We’re Reading: Great Wars and Old Things

Weekly reviews of what's on our bookshelves.

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The Guns of August By Barbara W. Tuchman Over the past few months of Netflixing, my suggested viewing list has become increasingly filled with movies, documentaries and series about World War I. While I’ve spent quite a lot of time studying World War II and its aftermath, I realized it was time to buff up […]

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