Ex Libris: Archibald Rutledge

Affectionately known as “Old Flintlock” to friends and family, Archibald Rutledge was as a…
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Ex Libris: Detective Albert Campion Mysteries

Margery Allingham belongs to what is now described as the “Golden Age of…
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Ex Libris: Pacific Crucible

Early 1942 was a foreboding time for the United States and its allies. After…
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The War to End All Wars

The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War…
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Ex Libris: Nine Coaches Waiting

After satisfying my biannual Brontë thirst this past summer in rereading my favorite…
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Ex Libris: The Mark of the Horse Lord

The Mark of the Horse Lord was my first foray into the writings…
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Ex Libris: The Cruelest Miles

It is difficult in modern-day America to imagine being isolated from medication.
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Et Cetera: Driving a Plow

Say ‘gee’ to make them go right and ‘haw’ to make them go left.
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Ex Libris: The Winter Fortress

Imagine the horror if Germany, under Adolf Hitler, had developed the atomic bomb first.
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Ex Libris: Murder as a Fine Art

Thomas De Quincey, made famous by his controversial Confessions of an Opium-Eater, was an important influence in the Victorian Sensationalism literary movement.
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Ex Libris: The Folio Book of Ghost Stories

As a child, I remember begging my father to tell me the scariest ghost story he knew, and I also remember my mother promptly vetoing the request for the sake of everyone’s sleep that night.
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Ex Libris: How English Became English – A Short History of a Global Language

I have always felt a strong curiosity about the origins of the English language as its rather complex family tree offers a plethora of diverse vocabulary.
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