Stories of War and Revolution

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In honor of Remembrance Day / Veterans Day, which falls on November 11th, and which marks the end of WWI, our List of the Month for November is devoted to stories of war and revolution. These stories can be fictional or nonfictional. Please only downvote titles if the book does not fit the theme.
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anglemark, BookDoc16, FAMeulstee, CarltonC, elkiedee, susanbooks, AbigailAdams26, tommi180744, samlorr
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CarltonC: War and the horror of war through the eyes of someone on the losing side
elkiedee: A German perspective on WWI
AbigailAdams26: One of the classic stories of a common soldier, set during WWI. I read this for a college course.
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104 anmeldelser
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FAMeulstee, CarltonC, giucav, fcoq, samlorr, skid0612
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CarltonC: War and the politics
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3,686 medlemmer
66 anmeldelser
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6 Members
mthespinner, thorold, FAMeulstee, CarltonC, elkiedee, ahef1963
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thorold: Classic British WW1 memoir
CarltonC: War and the horror of war through the eyes of someone who went back
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9,433 medlemmer
119 anmeldelser
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6 Members
tardis, bobbyl, igorken, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda, captainsunbeam,tommi180744
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captainsunbeam: world war in the Discworld universe
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6,523 medlemmer
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mthespinner, marc.slingerland, perennialreader, giucav, danbennett
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perennialreader: Best opening paragraph ever!
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39,734 medlemmer
521 anmeldelser
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5 Members
BookDoc16, sturlington, igorken, elkiedee, captainsunbeam
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elkiedee: American WWII novel
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18,354 medlemmer
870 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
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1,773 medlemmer
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½ 4.3
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1,737 medlemmer
27 anmeldelser
3.8
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1,193 medlemmer
25 anmeldelser
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1,010 medlemmer
24 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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fcoq, Adakian, samlorr
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Adakian: This work covers what is probably the most lopsided engagements fought by the United States Navy in its history—the Battle of Leyte Gulf. James Hornfischer really brings the story to life and places the reader on board the escort carriers, destroyers, and destroyer escorts of Taffy 3 as they struggle to survive an attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy’s heaviest surface warships.
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39,461 medlemmer
380 anmeldelser
4
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paradoxosalpha, librorumamans
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paradoxosalpha: Paradigmatic.
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339 medlemmer
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8,699 medlemmer
188 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
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RBeffa, vwinsloe
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113 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
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28 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
4
2 Members
igorken, frogprof
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12,038 medlemmer
592 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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3,408 medlemmer
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½ 4.4
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907 medlemmer
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32 medlemmer
4
2 Members
hipdeep, frogprof
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4,476 medlemmer
112 anmeldelser
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bobbyl, CarltonC
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CarltonC: War and the horror of war - a fictional account that allows multiple viewpoints
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338 medlemmer
21 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
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3,502 medlemmer
62 anmeldelser
4
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anglemark, thorold
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thorold: Great, rambling, unfinished satirical account of war from the point of view of a subversive Czech citizen of the Austrian empire
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416 medlemmer
60 anmeldelser
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gypsysmom, fcoq
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8,187 medlemmer
587 anmeldelser
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11,280 medlemmer
150 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
perennialreader, Dilara86
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perennialreader: My first foray into Russian lit
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1,863 medlemmer
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40,796 medlemmer
1,042 anmeldelser
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shedgeco
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26,255 medlemmer
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djlib
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2,664 medlemmer
53 anmeldelser
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vwinsloe
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2,412 medlemmer
46 anmeldelser
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: Written in 1959, the book is based on questionnaires and interviews with many people who were there. We get to see what happened from various points of view – the Allies, the Germans, and even some of the French civilians living in Normandy at the time of the attack.
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1,118 medlemmer
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sqr3cls3
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1,039 medlemmer
49 anmeldelser
4
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captainsunbeam
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captainsunbeam: Set during the 17th century English Civil War
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696 medlemmer
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4
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Aquila
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678 medlemmer
27 anmeldelser
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Dilara86
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371 medlemmer
6 anmeldelser
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208 medlemmer
4 anmeldelser
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aspirit
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aspirit: WWI (British POV)
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187 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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76 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
4.1
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yoyogod
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21 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
½ 4.5
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skid0612
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6 medlemmer
3
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hfglen
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5,362 medlemmer
187 anmeldelser
½ 3.5
2 Members
perennialreader, ahef1963,tommi180744
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perennialreader: Attempt to prevent WWI
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11,025 medlemmer
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tommi180744
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tommi180744: For some reason doesn't get Green Tick, but first read & admired 50 years ago, still got book
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8,094 medlemmer
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terran
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1,654 medlemmer
34 anmeldelser
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paradoxosalpha
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paradoxosalpha: A war correspondent's reflections about the perennial nature of war and what it does to societies and individuals.
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1,415 medlemmer
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½ 4.3
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Dilara86
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1,071 medlemmer
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dara85
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645 medlemmer
32 anmeldelser
3.9
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Aquila
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354 medlemmer
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188 medlemmer
6 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
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RuMuse
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114 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
4
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AbigailAdams26
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AbigailAdams26: I found this memoir from a veteran of the Vietnam War immensely powerful. He discusses his experiences both during and after the war.
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43 medlemmer
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skid0612
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38 medlemmer
3 anmeldelser
½ 4.6
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books6548
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hfglen
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perennialreader
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perennialreader: The entire series is really good
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al.vick
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shedgeco
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tommi180744
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tommi180744: French perspective on the 1940 debacle known as the 'Fall of France'
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vwinsloe
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4,296 medlemmer
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3.9
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Aquila
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RBeffa
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2,680 medlemmer
49 anmeldelser
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al.vick
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2,112 medlemmer
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4
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RuMuse
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1,494 medlemmer
62 anmeldelser
4
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terran
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1,036 medlemmer
49 anmeldelser
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dara85
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861 medlemmer
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igorken
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579 medlemmer
9 anmeldelser
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paradoxosalpha
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paradoxosalpha: A novel of the outbreak of the Haitian revolution.
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553 medlemmer
17 anmeldelser
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Dilara86
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512 medlemmer
18 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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gypsysmom
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265 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
4
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skid0612
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235 medlemmer
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221 medlemmer
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4
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AbigailAdams26
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AbigailAdams26: A photojournalist's documentation of the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. Chilling.
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15 medlemmer
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4
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sqr3cls3
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6 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
5
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books6548
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hfglen
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6,052 medlemmer
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4
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perennialreader
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perennialreader: a national and personal story of WWI
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5,957 medlemmer
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terran
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4,111 medlemmer
46 anmeldelser
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BookDoc16
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librorumamans
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librorumamans: A book that we wish Cheney and Rumsfeld had read before invading Iraq.
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3,175 medlemmer
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CarltonC
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CarltonC: Vietnam, relentlessly
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1,196 medlemmer
17 anmeldelser
3.8
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thorold
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thorold: The first modern anti-war novel? A reminder that there were some very nasty European wars long before the 20th century, and that the 30 Years War was one of the most devastating for civilians.
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1,122 medlemmer
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RBeffa
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al.vick
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294 medlemmer
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3.8
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hipdeep
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208 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
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Aquila
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95 medlemmer
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80 medlemmer
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paradoxosalpha
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paradoxosalpha: Metafictional War of the Roses.
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67 medlemmer
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sqr3cls3
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skid0612
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AbigailAdams26
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AbigailAdams26: A heartbreaking children's book about the experiences of a young survivor of the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-88.
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dara85
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24 medlemmer
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½ 4.5
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gypsysmom