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Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army
Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army
Author: Donald W. Engels
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/19/2014


Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army by Donald W. Engels

This is a great book, full of facts, dates, maps, tables and a extensive bibliography. Engels does a wonderful job explaining what it took to move the Macedonian army from point "A" to point "B". I found one of Alexanders rules interesting NO carts, No Oxen. Oxen move slower than Horses mules and camels so they had no place in his army except maybe on the menu. Baggage also slows down the army, so no carts, if you couldn't carry it you didn't need it.
There is one point I will disagree with him on, one of the campaigns was recorded as having cover a great deal of ground in a very short time he said that it was impossible. I know that it is possible. Today endurance riders do 100 miles in 24 hours, and some of them finish the ride in 10 hours. These rides are done in mountains and very rough terrain. Wild horses have been documented to travel 30-40 miles in a day.


Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army
Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army
Author: Donald Engels
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 2/26/2014


Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army by Donald W. Engels

This is a great book, full of facts, dates, maps, tables and a extensive bibliography. Engels does a wonderful job explaining what it took to move the Macedonian army from point "A" to point "B". I found one of Alexanders rules interesting NO carts, No Oxen. Oxen move slower than Horses mules and camels so they had no place in his army except maybe on the menu. Baggage also slow down the army, so no carts, if you couldn't carry it you didn't need it.


All The Weyrs of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
All The Weyrs of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
Author: Anne McCaffrey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/10/2014


All The Weyrs of Pern - Dragonriders of Pern Series by Anne McCaffrey

Jaxom Lord of Ruatha rider of the white dragon Ruth follow the images that fire lizards give them to the original landing site on Pern.

He notifies the most important people on Pern, Masterharper Robinton and Weyrleaders F'lar And Lessa and the excavation of "Landing" begins.
They uncover the Aivas (Artifical Inteleigence Voice-Adress System) building and find the computer Aivas still functioning. It's prime directive to find away to destroy Thread permanently.


Annie's Song
Annie's Song
Author: Catherine Anderson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/7/2014


Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson
The story is about a woman-child the town thinks is daft, but really she is deaf. She is out wondering the country side, and is raped by a man. When it's discovered she is pregnant, the brother of the rapist beats up his brother and sends him away. Then he marries her, a mean woman is hired to look after her, and the new husband catches her abusing the girl, and fires her. He has her checked by the Dr and it is discovered that she is deaf.


The Arrangement (Survivors' Club, Bk 2)
The Arrangement (Survivors' Club, Bk 2)
Author: Mary Balogh
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/17/2013
Helpful Score: 1


This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
The Arrangement by Mary Balogh is the Survivors' Club second book. To Be Released Aug 27, 2013. This is an advanced readers copy, uncorrected proof.
Vincent Hunt, Lord Darleigh blind member of the survivors' Club flees his home due to his families match making. He goes to the village where he grew up as plain Vincent Hunt son of the local school master. Another matrimonial trap is about to be sprung and he is rescued by Miss (Lady) Sophia Fry.
She is a poor relation and her uncle threw her out in the middle of the night.
And that's just in the first two chapters, if you like romance it's a must read:)
(*****)


The Arrow (Highland Guard, Bk 9)
The Arrow (Highland Guard, Bk 9)
Author: Monica McCarty
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/3/2015


The Arrow - Highland Guard by Monica McCarty
book 9 in the Highland Guard series.

Legendary marksman Gregor "Arrow" MacGregor is seen and recognized while on a covert mission, and has to hide out.

Cate of Lochmaben became his ward 5 years ago when he saved her from and English attack on her village that left her an orphan.

She wants him, he thinks he wants to be free.....

4****


Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred
Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred
Author: Terey daly Ramin (Editor), Gail Northman (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/19/2014


Bewitched Bothered BeVampyred (anthology)
Mary Jo Putney (Editor/Contributor), Gail Northman (Editor), Vicki Lewis Thompson, MaryJanice Davidson, Lynn Warren, Shelly Laurenston, Terese Ramin, Susan Grant, Linda Wisdom, Michelle Rowe, Alesia Holliday, Judi McCoy, Jennifer St. Giles, Fiona MacLeod, Rachel Carrington, Gena Showalter, P.C. Cast, Sophia Nash, Kathryn Caskie, Elizabeth Holcombe, Patricia Rice.
Paperback, 354 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Triskelion Publishing
ISBN 1933471298 (ISBN13: 9781933471297)


Boots Under Her Bed: Crazy Callie / Nat Church and the Runaway Bride / The Scent of Roses / The Hired Gun's Heiress
Review Date: 3/2/2014


Boots Under Her Bed Crazy Callie / Nat Church and the Runaway Bride / The Scent of Roses / The Hired Gun's Heiress, Authors: Alison Kent, Kaki Warner, Jo Goodman, Jodi Thomas

This is a wonderful western anthology with 4 stories.

CRAZY CALLIE by Jodi Thomas Callie's step father has been working for years to make her ranch his. He has made everybody think she crazy. Her one chance to keep from being committed is to marry.
Luke Morgan is taller than Callie and flat-out drunk behind the saloon.. she found her groom.

NAT CHURCH AND THE RUNAWAY BRIDE by Jo Goodman
Felicity Ravenwood is in Texas jail with the local temperance ladies and she refuses to post bail and when Nat Church posts it for her, she refuses to leave the jail.

THE SCENT OF ROSES by Kaki Warner
Working under cover for separate agencies they each think the other is the bank robber. It's a realy interesting train ride.

THE HIRED GUN'S HEIRESS by Alison Kent
Maeve Daugherty was traveling with her uncle and he left her behind in Texas. She takes a job as book keeper in a local brothel. Zeb Crow is determined to protect her from herself.. and her uncles enemies.


Branded Outlaw (Stories from the Golden Age)
Branded Outlaw (Stories from the Golden Age)
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 2/8/2014


Branded Outlaw - Stories from the Golden Age, Author: L. Ron Hubbard
When Lee Weston's father writes him that an old enemy, Harvey Dodge, is back in town, Lee rides out in a hurry from Wyoming to Pecos, New Mexico only to find his father murdered and the family ranch burned to the ground. Certain that Dodge is to blame, Lee sets off to settle the score but gets into a fiery Colt showdown in the town of Pecos. Severely wounded, he flees into the mountains just before passing out. As fate would have it, Dodge's beautiful, yet headstrong, daughter, Ellen, secretly nurses him back to health. Each man believes the other is guilty of awful crimes. Who really did it??


Cast of Characters
Cast of Characters
Author: Lou Aronica (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/12/2014


Author list: Lou Aronica (Editor), Victoria Alexander (Contributor), Catherine Anderson (Contributor), Jo Beverley (Contributor), Barbara Bretton (Contributor), Julie Compton (Contributor), Tanya Anne Crosby (Contributor), Carole Nelson Douglas (Contributor), Rosemary Edghill (Contributor), Angie Fox (Contributor), Heather Graham (Contributor), Greg Herren (Contributor), Vicki Hinze (Contributor), Marianna Jameson (Contributor), Wayne Jordan (Contributor), Kate Kingsbury (Contributor), C. J. Lyons (Contributor), Katie MacAlister (Contributor), Ashley McConnell (Contributor), Jody Lynn Nye (Contributor), Julie Ortolon (Contributor), Diana Peterfreund (Contributor), Jason Pozzessere (Contributor), Laura Resnick (Contributor), Patricia Rice (Contributor), Deb Stover (Contributor), Victoria Strauss (Contributor), Karen Tintori (Contributor), Diane Whiteside (Contributor), Steve Womack (Contributor)


Catch a Falling Star: A Tale from the Iris the Dragon Series
Catch a Falling Star: A Tale from the Iris the Dragon Series
Author: Gayle Grass
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/3/2014


Catch A Falling Star: a tale from The Iris the Dragon Series by Gayle Grass
This is an amazing book the opens the door gently to talk about emotional problems in young children with the child. The book stresses kindness and understanding.
It also teach a few coping mechanisms, and the importance of sharing our feelings.
5*****stars:)


Christmas Wishes
Christmas Wishes
Author: Barbara Metzger
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/22/2013


Christmas Wishes by Barbara Metzger
Juneclaire Beaumont a poor relation at Stanton Hall. She works as an unpaid servant in her Aunt's home.
Our hero Satan St. Cloud the lordly rakehell from London.
Pansy is lame runt pig, and Aunt says she is to be Christmas Dinner. This sets Juneclaire to flight, for though she will not defy her aunt for her own sake she will for Pansy. Juneclaire Beaumont, Pansy, and Satan St. Cloud are on a collision course and when they meet sparks will fly. This is a very light humorous read and one of my personal favorites. 5 stars


Christmas Wishes
Christmas Wishes
Author: Barbara Metzger
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/5/2013


Juneclaire Beaumont a poor relation at Stanton Hall. She works as an unpaid servant in her Aunt's home.
Our hero Satan St. Cloud the lordly rakehell from London.
Pansy is lame runt pig, and Aunt says she is to be Christmas Dinner. This sets Juneclaire to flight, for though she will not defy her aunt for her own sake she will for Pansy. Juneclaire Beaumont, Pansy, and Satan St. Cloud are on a collision course and when they meet sparks will fly. This is a very light humorous read and one of my personal favorites. 5 stars


Christmas Wishes
Christmas Wishes
Author: Barbara Metzger
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/5/2013


Juneclaire Beaumont a poor relation at Stanton Hall. She works as an unpaid servant in her Aunt's home.
Our hero Satan St. Cloud the lordly rakehell from London.
Pansy is lame runt pig, and Aunt says she is to be Christmas Dinner. This sets Juneclaire to flight, for though she will not defy her aunt for her own sake she will for Pansy. Juneclaire Beaumont, Pansy, and Satan St. Cloud are on a collision course and when they meet sparks will fly. This is a very light humorous read and one of my personal favorites. 5 stars


Dare to Trust (Harlequin Romance, No 2721)
Dare to Trust (Harlequin Romance, No 2721)
Author: Anne McAllister
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/9/2014


Dare to Trust - Harlequin Romance, No 2721 by Anne McAllister

Anna Douglas is engaged to Richard Howell. The only reason she said yes, she could not think of a good reason not to. She takes a teaching job in Wisconsin. She plans to live in the home of Professor William Fielding and his teenage daughter. That is not who she finds at the house.

Colin Davies is the Professors cousin and had to come home he has malaria and is extremely ill. He sent a letter to cancel the house guest. Between being sick and weak as a kitten he hasn't the strength to throw her out, so she stays. And the fun begins.


Demons at Deadnight (Divinicus Nex Chronicles, Bk 1)
Demons at Deadnight (Divinicus Nex Chronicles, Bk 1)
Author: A. Kirk, E. Kirk
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 6/3/2013


Demons at Deadnight (Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #1) by A&E Kirk Paperback
This is a great book. I just finished reading it and WOW what a story, out of the frying pan, into the fire, and back again as fast as you can turn pages. Demons are trying to kill Aurora. Aurora can see them but other people in her life can't. Her family moves back to a town they left when she was very young. She meets The HEX boys, they have secrets.
Fast paced and funny. (*****)
YAHOO the next book is out :) !!!!!!!!!!!
Drop Dead Demons- The Divinicus Nex Chronicles Book 2


Domains of Darkover (Darkover)
Domains of Darkover (Darkover)
Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/28/2015


Domains of Darkover (The Friends of Darkover Present)
contents:
Acurrhir todo: Nada Perdonad by Deborah J. Ross,
An Object Lesson by Mercedes Lackey
Beginnings by Cynthia Drolet,
Clingfire by Patricia Duffy Novak,
Death in Thendaara by Dorothy J. Heydt,
Firetrap by Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Elizabeth Waters,
Friends by Judith Kobylecky,
Manchild by L. D. Woeltjen,
Just A Touch by Lynne Armstrong-Jones,
Mind-Eater by Joan Marie Verba,
Mists by Meg MacDoanald,
Our Little Rabbit by Mary K. Frey,
A Gift from Ardais by Barbara Denz,
The horse Race by Diann Partridge,
The Plaque by Janet R. Rhodes,
The Tapestry by Micole Sudburg,
To Serve Kihar by Judith Sampson

5*****


The Dragons of Chiril (aka The Vanishing Sculptor) (Valley of the Dragons, Bk 1)
Review Date: 3/15/2015


The Dragons of Chiril: A Novel by Donita K. Paul
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This is such a delightful book I will be looking for more books by this Author Donita K Paul. The book was published under a different title, this title fits the story very well.
The zany characters romp through the country side falling from one adventure into another.(*****)It's a must read!!


Dreams Of The Compass Rose
Dreams Of The Compass Rose
Author: Vera Nazarian
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/11/2015


Dreams of the Compass Rose By Vera Nazaarian Is comprised of 14 colorful dreams, spanning continents, and many generations. Each dream will stand alone but is also and interesting part of the whole. I loved this book and am so glad I had this chance to read it.
Review copy supplied by the author as part of LibraryThing's Member Giveaway program.


For Shift's Sake
For Shift's Sake
Author: Mina Carter
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/30/2015


For Shift's Sake (Kindle Edition) by Mina Carter

Reese Connor agrees to stop in at a small town in Tenn. and check on his friend's sister. Bobbi, who runs the diner and the local motel. An instant chemistry between Reese and Bobbi arises as the local thugs threaten her at the diner. If you want to know more you'll have to read it, because it is worth your time:)
And I hope Mina Carter writes more about these Tennessee were-bears.
Who where Bobbies parents? Will Bobbi's adopted brother come home and find love? Maybe the lady were-bear will find love too.

I received an ARC for an honest review of this book.


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