This: Sou’wester, Spring 2007

The story of the Americans, the Filipinos, the Spanish, a martyr, and a very famous oil lamp:

Manila, 1898:

As Jose Rizal was lined up before the Spanish firing squad, labeled a renegade and underground solidarity worker, American Commodore George Dewey sailed into Manila Bay.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

WATERLOO: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

Self has moved to the next book on her reading list: Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles, by Bernard Cornwell

She’s on a history/nonfiction binge, which started mid-June. Waterloo is almost novelistic in its approach.

p. 20:

  • “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.”

— Robert E. Lee, Confederate General

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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